View Poll Results: What is the best course of action in dealing with North Korea?

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  • Full scale preemptive military strike

    4 28.57%
  • Limited preemptive military strike

    0 0%
  • Appeasement in the form of recognition and aid

    1 7.14%
  • Strategic Patience - Neither negotiation nor military action

    9 64.29%
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Thread: The Korean Dilemma

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    Turbanator Senior Contributor Double Edge's Avatar
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    11 Sep 10
    Quote Originally Posted by WABs_OOE View Post
    The Kingmakers made their move. And they're now demanding payback. They want their money and KJU now has gone begging to the Chinese and a grand bargin sale to the Americans. The Chinese at least before continued to make money for the elite. No longer.
    There's another implication here, KJU lasted this long because the Chinese helped keep those elite satisfied. For better or worse China thinks its best to keep the dynasty, for now

    China's invested in KJU

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    Senior Contributor DOR's Avatar
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    08 Mar 11
    Quote Originally Posted by WABs_OOE View Post
    I think for the first time, the Chinese are speaking with a united voice under Xi. Xi just got to be President for Life, meaning that he no longer has to fear someone new coming along to undo his work. He no longer has to make deals with the pro-Kim gang for their support that he deemed necessary. It's especially telling that KJU visited not long after Xi's cornation.
    Xi also just got shut out of the DPRK-USA-ROK dialogue. That isn't necessarily the smartest move, and may lead to problems.
    Trust me?
    I'm an economist!

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