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Originally posted by BobAthome
reply to post by stefplz
"South Korean President Lee Myung-bak called the incident "an invasion of South Korean territory", and warned that future provocations could be met with "enormous retaliation", including missile strikes on North Korean positions."
Sorry ,,,but that's the one that made me go Peter Parker. I think they may have had too actually stop him from going ape#,edit on 23-11-2010 by BobAthome because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ni91ck
It's on CNN now and Obama is reacting on ABC news!!
Originally posted by HattoriHanzou
South Korea won't do a damn thing, and you can bet your ass on that one.
The reason why they will not is because they don't have our permission. Aside from that, if they do retaliate, they have no idea what the counter-reaction by NK will be.
You can bet that unless Seoul is evacuated, the South will do nothing whatsoever.
North Korea signs economic agreement with ally China, amid skirmish in South (Reuters)
The administration's criticism of North Korea was seconded in statements by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, a rare display of bipartisanship that comes just weeks after a rancorous midterm election that left Republicans in control of the House of Representatives.
The incoming Speaker of the House, John Boehner, R-Ohio, said: "North Korea is an unstable aggressive regime and I join the president in condemning its hostile action today."
"It’s an outrageous act. The President thinks that North Korea is not living up to their obligations and they ought to live up to the obligations that are signed in the armistice agreement and international law."
What , i'm confused here. I could swear , you just threatened the U.S.A. SECURITY.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Typical, the NK spoiled brats pick a fight and run to hide behind their big Chinese buddy.
NK is simply trying to leverage a better position ahead of possible 6 party talks. Same old game new day.
The US would be wise to pull back from this and other conflicts to prepare for what is coming at home.
There is an enemy lurking in the shadows waiting to strike and leave the US with no nation to retaliate against.
The US economy will be hit by a death blow and it will be so powerful that even the Chinese will feel pain from it.
This isn't a good time for the US to be playing the role of a global super-power.
Pressure to act quickly rises with each attack. Pentagon leaders determine incorrectly - that North Korea is behind the attacks, and - unwisely - launch nuclear missiles at Pyongyang. The missiles cross over Russian, Chinese and Japanese airspace, causing each of these industrialized nations to believe they're under attack.
Originally posted by HattoriHanzou
Originally posted by Wowsers
Sorry to rain on your parade, but N. Korea would not stand a chance in a showdown with the U.S. and if you believe China would step in the event of a war being constantly provoked by N. Korea, your wrong. China has more to gain by being a partner to the U.S. than propping up a beligerant regime who is constantly causing Beijing one headache after another. There is now way North Korea could even stand the test of Americas 5th generation aircraft, battle tanks, submarines, air-craft carriers, ICBM's and other resources such as the South would be able to provide in the event of further provocations by the North. I believe the South done the right thing by considering any more such acts would treated as an invasion of the South and further provocations would result in an enormous retaliatory strikes from the South. I believe this would be a MAJOR mistake for the North to understand the cards are not a winning hand they are playing in this case, unlike when they could get the blame america firsters to blame them for the Souths ship sinking in March as being a ploy by America to the Chinese where in this case the evidence is overwhleming. Best Idea would be for the North to stop there self-destructive actions and the South is doing the right thing by showing their cards by their tone and show of force. Thats the only voice the North seems to understand.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
If all out war started, and the US became involved, conventional warfare would be insufficient as NK has the third largest standing army in the world and more conventional missles than anyone ie: short of nuking Pyongyang, the US, as currently deployed, would lose a war against North Korea.edit on 23-11-2010 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)
Sounds like you need to do a little reading.
Start here, the US Marine Corps Area Report on North Korea.
They don't seem to share your carefree attitude.
Look above for my homework post. You will change your tune if you read what I linked to. If you don't believe it, take it up with the Marines.