S. Korea to formally blame N. Korea for sinking

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  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37215526/ns/world_news-washington_post/

    Does this make any sense? Why would N. Korea have done this, and why did their military posture not change leading up to, or after, this happened? Seems very strange, even for N. Korea.
     
  2. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I'm more interested in what action, if any, South Korea will take.
     
  3. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    link

    NK may be trying to push the limits of the already strained relationship with SK. It seems to be their M.O. to act a little crazy to get attention and money. They may be working towards another 500 million dollar bribe.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The article claims SK will request UN sanctions, request an extension of US military involvement / management in the peninsula, and also suggests they will discontinue dialog, making it sound like they do not intend a military response.

    I haven't heard of any other credible theory regarding this. SK seems to have been very patient with this one.
     
  5. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    South Korea should just ask the U.S to unload every nuclear weapon we have onto North Korean soil and be done with their D.A. Problem over or better yet boycott all China made goods until China does something with this piss poor country of weapons before food. If it wasnt for China there would be no North Korea. I think we should utterly destroy North Korea but thats just me.
     
  6. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Yes it's just you. The loss of innocent life would be absolutely horrendous and indefensible.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    And kill a whole bunch of civilians too. Great move!


    So what should the Chinese do? North Korea is a sovereign nation.
     
  8. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    They're obviously complicit with the people in power. What could be stopping them from speaking out if they didn't agree?
     
  9. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, duh. But the Chinese have been keeping the DPRK afloat for decades. Cut off Chinese support and North Korea falls apart within five years, whether or not you think it's the right thing to do.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    North Korea is a pretty oppressive regime.
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully I know chrmjenkins well enough to say that's dripping with sarcasm :).
     
  12. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    FAIL on my part then.

    Good point.
     
  13. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Let's nuke 23 million people and then let Japan and the western United States enjoy the nice warm breezes of nuclear fallout.
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Shall I put down a towel then?
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    China should take it over with our help.
     
  16. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    No need. Already used some eco-friendly, super-absorbent PRSI wipes :).
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Please tell me you're joking.
     
  18. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Well they now have the parts from the torpedo that blew up the Corvette, Its time to hold North Korea and its puppet master China responsible for its actions.
     
  19. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That would be GW Bush era checkers. Today, we as a country have grown up and are playing Chess. China is on board with Russia in dealing with Iran, so maybe, a smarter approach would be better.

    Out of curiosity, do you have any better ideas?
     
  20. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    You act like the US working with other nations is unprecedented.

    Added to the fact that Bush started these sanctions and at the time the dems were bitching about them because it might start another war.
     
  21. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Come on! 2007 is practically ancient history. :) :cool:
     
  22. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Examples of the Bush administration working with China and Russia to get a UN resolution passed please?

    (edit) Unilateral. Your link is a Fail. Do you have a single example of GWB using dipolomacy to get Russia or China to agree to anything.
     
  23. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    meah

     
  24. mcrain thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did they agree to ANY UN resolutions? If not, then FAIL.

    Oh, was there ever any dipolomatic anything? If not, then FAIL!
     
  25. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Don't shift the goal posts, you said to find an instance of Bush using diplomacy to get China and Russia to agree on anything. They agreed that NK shouldn't have nukes.
     

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