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Another NK nuke

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One thing not covered by current embargoes is oil.  Cutting off oil for North Korea would bring the regime to a screeching halt. China isn't doing it and won't do it. ..... pity.  

 

The regime says it was an H-bomb.  Perhaps they've done that.

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IMO.....gotta do what Regan did to Kadjahfi.....ring the door bell make sure he's home and then leave a smokin' hole where the palace once stood..

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Doesn't look like an H-bomb. The yield's being reported about 100 kilotons The first U.S. H-bomb tested was 10 megatons. What it appears to be is their first successful full-yield fission bomb.

 

On edit...it could be a fission bomb with a hydrogen kicker.

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55 minutes ago, Mr. Bigdeal said:

IMO.....gotta do what Regan did to Kadjahfi.....ring the door bell make sure he's home and then leave a smokin' hole where the palace once stood..

this should be this planets' #1 priority before this mental midget starts something that will escalate out of control.....

addition by subtraction 

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Even if we knew where Kim was, at any given time, the act would cost South Korea civilian casualties that might easily be in seven figures; and it would NOT guarantee a government that was less dangerous, aggressive, or intent on a developed nuclear capacity. 

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From what I gather, it appears S Korea is all in for an attack against N Korea. In my opinion, that carries a lot of weight since they're the country with the most to lose in the more immediate future...Sometimes people just don't want to live as a hostage to a little twerp. Its easy for us to pass judgement you live the life of luxury (regardless of what your career is here in the states, compared to the standard of living over there)...Try living under the gun for a while, then come tell me what's right and what's wrong

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N Korea is the size of Pennsylvania .....you have to wonder what the h*ll that nitwit is thinking .....paranoid schizo who even killed his own brother and tossing around WMD's like they're fireworks

 

yeah there's nothing to worry about ..... again, ALL that liquid gold in that part of this World and who's gonna control it ..... :eek:

 

 

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13 minutes ago, albacized said:

From what I gather, it appears S Korea is all in for an attack against N Korea. In my opinion, that carries a lot of weight since they're the country with the most to lose in the more immediate future...Sometimes people just don't want to live as a hostage to a little twerp. Its easy for us to pass judgement you live the life of luxury (regardless of what your career is here in the states, compared to the standard of living over there)...Try living under the gun for a while, then come tell me what's right and what's wrong

WE're not reading the same things at all.  

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Military action to defang North Korea would require the enthusiastic cooperation of not only South Korea but Japan as well.  It would probably need a good understanding with China that we'll do this much, but no more.  South Korea is scrappy and would fight if provoked enough; there were serious calls for retaliation after the shelling of Dokdo Island, a couple of years ago.  Japan's budget for defense is about 1.2% of GNP and the very modest increases of the past few years, about 2.5% per year, are slowly buying modest improvements in self defense, but not much more then that, and there's no majority support for doing anything more. 

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22 minutes ago, BrianBM said:

Military action to defang North Korea would require the enthusiastic cooperation of not only South Korea but Japan as well.  It would probably need a good understanding with China that we'll do this much, but no more.  South Korea is scrappy and would fight if provoked enough; there were serious calls for retaliation after the shelling of Dokdo Island, a couple of years ago.  Japan's budget for defense is about 1.2% of GNP and the very modest increases of the past few years, about 2.5% per year, are slowly buying modest improvements in self defense, but not much more then that, and there's no majority support for doing anything more. 

Nearly 40K U.S. troops spread across 112 installations in Japan.   I suspect the Donald doesn't know that and most likely doesn't care.  Japan does not need much of a defense budget.   

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12 hours ago, BrianBM said:

One thing not covered by current embargoes is oil.  Cutting off oil for North Korea would bring the regime to a screeching halt. China isn't doing it and won't do it. ..... pity.  

 

The regime says it was an H-bomb.  Perhaps they've done that.

Precisely.  China could end this without a shot tomorrow.  They won't because they own this.  NK is a proxy.

 

This has always been a US vs China conflict.

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If you believe the far right history stops at Obama. This is the 6th nuke tested by North Korea and the history goes far beyond Obama. We had 8 years of Clinton and Bush 2 where this was an issue to be dealt with. Clinton was per-occupied by domestic issues and a witch hunt by the GOP and Bush 2 was ore-occupied with its nation building in Iraq. Obama was dealing with the economy that was cratered by the housing bust, health care and other issues.

 

The time for finger pointing is over. Both the right and left share blame.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Nessmuk said:

Precisely.  China could end this without a shot tomorrow.  They won't because they own this.  NK is a proxy.

 

This has always been a US vs China conflict.

+1. The entire issue is china and our defense of the rest of asia.

if china bends our way on this, they are going to want a lot in return.

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