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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    Politicians are elected to serve...far too many don't see it that way - Albany Rifles!

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    Calling out Beijing: US ‘gift’ to China shows unenforced North Korea sanctions

    Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan surprised Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe with ‘beautiful’ present during meeting in Singapore.
    What looked like a coffee-table book was actually 32 pages of photos and satellite images of North Korean ships getting and delivering shipments of oil.
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    The Chinese answer is that they're smugglers. Within context, the Chinese are saying that there are leakages and there's no way to plug every leak. They're keeping North Korean factories dark but expecting them to stop every freighter that can barely carry enough fuel for a gas station is asking too much
    Last edited by WABs_OOE; 15 Jun 19, at 16:43.

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    ^ That's how smuggling rings operate. Destroy one source, another one crops up instantly. It's just unbreakable. Take for example the 'Silk Route'. Closed by the feds, arrests made, but there are drugs still being sold on the dark web. Ofcourse the business continues. It's always a new name, a new man, a new tactic. As for the Chinese, I don't think they're stupid enough to do this in the middle of the ocean, under literally 100s of eyes in the sky.
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    On again, off again. This time Trump stepped over the line into NK


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    Was it......... a red line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Just think - they're only about 100 feet or so from where the North Korean soldier who defected and got shot doing so several months ago crossed. Ironic.

    You know, I'd have paid all of somebody else's million dollars to stand there while the SK President and LRM were holding hands, with Quad Whoppers and McQuads in hand, shouting:

    Kim Jong-Un, komm ruber!
    Wir haben viele doppelbrot mit fleisch uber hier!
    Komm ruber!
    Es schmeckt dir gut!
    Komm ruber!


    14 months later... my scenario played out in reverse.

    Kim Jong-Un kam rüber nicht zu der RoK, lieber, Donald Trump kam rüber zu der DPRK.

    I wonder if LRM hooked Trump up with any of that world famous North Korean cuisine - double bread with meat.

    Last edited by Ironduke; 01 Jul 19, at 13:57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Was it......... a red line?
    I was thinking of Moon (he has been helpful) and one small step for man....

    Will the next meeting be in Washington ?



    This meet was not as spontaneous as it seemed.

    The Indian interest with a NK resolution is obvious. Proliferation.

    NK threatens missiles that can over fly the US and we don't want a thermonuke next door.
    Last edited by Double Edge; 02 Jul 19, at 03:27.

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