U.S. Reducing Rhetoric That Feeds North Korean Belligerence

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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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Yeah, Yeah...CNN...I know.

But interesting as well:

U.S. reducing rhetoric that feeds North Korean belligerence

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Washington (CNN) -- Recent announcements of American military deployments in response to belligerent statements by North Korea may have contributed to escalating tensions between the two countries, Pentagon officials told CNN Thursday in explaining an effort to reduce U.S. rhetoric about the reclusive state. "We accused the North Koreans of amping things up, now we are worried we did the same thing," one Defense Department official said.

I have hard time believing the US is admitting to poking the bear. They were 'Surprised' at how their releases angered and provoked NK? I don't think so.

According to the official, some Pentagon officials were surprised at how U.S. news releases and statements on North Korea were generating world headlines and therefore provoking a Pyongyang response. "We are absolutely trying to ratchet back the rhetoric," the official said. "We become part of the cycle. We allowed that to happen."


But could it actually be that War has been averted? Have cooler heads prevailed? Or is this an attempt to remove themselves from blame because it's too late and they can always say: "We tried".

Let's hope that whatever the reason, there is truth to this. Kim is a nasty little guy but Obama is also a Bully so let's cross our fingers on this one.

Peace


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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:35 PM
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There is a difference between poking a bear and giving in to a spoiled toddler having a temper tantrum.

The second... just encourages the bad behavior, and will just result in a worse tantrum next time.

I hope the US does not go soft and put up with these threats.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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Just because the rhetoric is dropping off, doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of worrying activity behind the scenes. Some of the things that I've warned others to keep an eye on are very close to happening (sorry, can't go into details as it deals with some OPSEC concerns I have). Suffice it to say, I have an ungood feeling for the coming couple of weeks.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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The US has made it clear it will defend the South and Japan and shown it has the forces to do so. Nothing else really need be said. North Korea will keep talking but they have gotten the message. While a real war is unlikely, I would not be suprised to see the North take some sort of minor action and hope for a limited response from the South.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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I admit my reply is a little unsophisticated, but this new statement just strikes me as a diplomatic way of saying: "We're going to move some military hardware around and then we're going to go back to ignoring NK, now."

Which is what they should be doing.
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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The US backing down would been seen by Un as a victory and feed his ego even more.
This could be just a bad.
But you have to admit that flying those stealth bombers so close to their border was very provocative.
Tactical bombers flying so close to US territory would be intercepted.



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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Flying a B-2 over South Korea isn't a provocation. Flying a B-2 over South Korea, with escorts, and with landing gear down, so that it screams its position, in the hopes that North Korea does something on the other hand....



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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I'm a little disappointed in the ATS crowd.

Given the belief in false flags I'm wondering why nobody is curious why North Korea doesn't simply just shoot down one of their own jetliners or something and blame it on the South to invoke war.

Is it maybe that false flags are actually more superstition then things countries actually do?



posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:40 PM
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Originally posted by Hopechest
I'm a little disappointed in the ATS crowd.

Given the belief in false flags I'm wondering why nobody is curious why North Korea doesn't simply just shoot down one of their own jetliners or something and blame it on the South to invoke war.

Is it maybe that false flags are actually more superstition then things countries actually do?


#1 North Korea is run by a dictator and the military. There would be no need for them to invoke a false flag. Support and approval from the masses is inherent.

#2 No. False flag operations are a fact. The Reichstag Fire, Operation Ajax, Operation Northwoods, Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Gladio, USS Liberty, etc...





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