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  1. sloseph

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    North Korea just attacked South Korea, followed by a response attack by South Korea.

    US, China, and Russia have all taken notice and issued responses. China is a North Korean ally and the US and Russia are South Korean allies. If China steps up in defense of North Korea, stuffs about to get heavy

    BBC News - North Korean artillery hits South Korean island?

    views? opinions? concerns?
     

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  2. X10iUser

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    This and that.
    Here
    Let em get on with it, and lets try and keep our noses out of it for a change.
     
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  3. ElasticNinja

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    They have been at war for 60 years...
     
  4. byteware

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    Only technically. There have been no active hostilities for decades.
     
  5. ElasticNinja

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    Indeed
    But there are often little skirmishes (like this one)
    Kim Jong Il isnt crazy
    Its the son i'd be worried about ;)
     
  6. AndyLL

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    We do have almost 30,000 soldiers sitting on the border.
     
  7. Strings

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    You said what?

    He may not be stupid (can be argued either way). But crazy? Yeah... not one that can really be argued...
     
  8. TheBeardedMann

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    It's a police action, not a war also...as weird as that may be.
     
  9. ElasticNinja

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    Its in his interest to look crazy
    I reckon the generals are runnig the show atm
     
  10. batgeek

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    the hair cut helps. :)
     
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  11. mike114

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    I might consider the North's sinking of a South Korean navy vessel earlier this year actively hostile.

    I guess the question is, will this escalate and who will be involved? I wish we could just stay out of it, but with troops on the border, we are going to get caught up again.

    It's about time we starting bringing our troops home, cut the defense budget and start protecting the homeland...not take naked photos or grope us to make us FEEL safe.
     
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  12. byteware

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    He's not exactly sane either though. He likes to play the game Brinkmanship... who can come closest to going to war, without going all the way through with it.
     
  13. byteware

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    Our involvement was a police action, but it WAS/IS a war between North and South Korea.
     
  14. Potvin63

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    The hostilities between North and South Korea ended in an armistice so they've agreed to stop fighting but there have certainly been some tense moments over the years. Someone pointed out the U.S. has troops in South Korea, something like 27,500.

    From what I've read about the North's justification for their attack concerned a military exercise that the South conducts annually. For their part, the North has plenty military exercises of their own but singled out this one by the South because it occurred in disputed waters where it's more difficult to indicate a boundary. The U.S. must tread lightly as they and Japan are allies of the South while China backs the North and so far China has not condemned the attack but only said they need to gather more facts.
     
  15. ElasticNinja

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    Regarding China: if war occurs I doubt they will do anything... except post troops along the border to stop refugees :rolleyes:
     
  16. Vihzel

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    I highly, highly doubt that China would back North Korea if a war actually erupted because it would essentially be China and NK and perhaps areas of the Middle East vs. the Western World
     
  17. copestag

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    admittedly Im not an expert on that particular region, who allies who, who is gonna go to war to support who etc......however....

    IMO it makes no difference if the entire world sides with S Korea and decides to attack N Korea...... N Korea has nukes....... and has openly said MANY times that at the first sign of conflict which involves anyone other than S Korea they would immediately use those nukes...... at which point its pretty much a moot point who has more friends or allies...... we are all screwed worldwide

    now one could easily say these are empty threats meant to rally support from N Korean citizens...... but as a few people have pointed out in this thread alone...... we arent talking about a sane person here...... and if given the choice of being defeated or firing off those nukes...... what do you think hes going to do?
     
  18. ElasticNinja

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    I reckon Kim Jong Il is sane
    But if everyone thought he was - DPR[lol]K would have been invaded by now
    No sane leader will nuke another state without a nuclear missile defence shield yolk
    If he is thought of as being possibly insane - who will invade?
     
  19. Crude

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  20. ElasticNinja

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    ^^^^ haha :D
    Propanganda is an essential part of any dictatorship ;)
     
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