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(CNN)   South Korea: It... Is... ON   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 474
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2010-05-23 10:40:10 PM  
It's GO time!
 
2010-05-23 10:41:15 PM  
I didn't think it was ever technically off.
 
2010-05-23 10:41:29 PM  
www.filmdope.com
 
2010-05-23 10:41:45 PM  
It was never off, but kudos to South Korea for finally flipping them the finger.
 
2010-05-23 10:42:37 PM  
That's going to hurt NK some, but I'm not sure how much. Their primary trade sources are China and SK, so losing one of the top two is definitely a big blow. I guess the only real question is how much of their food aid comes from China. If that is mostly a SK import, this is going to start to hurt them fast.
 
2010-05-23 10:49:34 PM  
You Got F'd in the A!
 
2010-05-23 10:57:25 PM  
Is it me, or is "Lee Myung-bak" something an old jewish man says when he gets up off the couch?
 
2010-05-23 11:01:24 PM  
Damn, THAT's (new window) how the fark you spell that?
 
2010-05-23 11:05:01 PM  
Pretty dark over there in NK.

cobbler?
 
2010-05-23 11:07:44 PM  
Go Fast Turn Left: I didn't think it was ever technically off.

This.

And also this...

You can lob weapons at each other all freaking day and night, but you're not going to affect any change until you hit people where it hurts most -- the pocketbook. South Korea is probably the most technologically-advanced nation on Earth right now -- like we Americans thought the Japanese to be in the 80s.

That little tiny piece of peninsula off the Chinese coast might just kick our collective ass. They're funding innovation and technology without apology. "DNA restrictions? What the hell is that? We're cloning dogs and sheep."
 
2010-05-23 11:09:03 PM  
cameroncrazy1984: Is it me, or is "Lee Myung-bak" something an old jewish man says when he gets up off the couch?

Not without a pre-emptive "OY!"
 
2010-05-23 11:15:06 PM  
ecmoRandomNumbers: Go Fast Turn Left: I didn't think it was ever technically off.

This.

And also this...

You can lob weapons at each other all freaking day and night, but you're not going to affect any change until you hit people where it hurts most -- the pocketbook. South Korea is probably the most technologically-advanced nation on Earth right now -- like we Americans thought the Japanese to be in the 80s.

That little tiny piece of peninsula off the Chinese coast might just kick our collective ass. They're funding innovation and technology without apology. "DNA restrictions? What the hell is that? We're cloning dogs and sheep."



Yes, but we sent them StarCraft, forever crippling them.
 
2010-05-23 11:15:10 PM  
ecmoRandomNumbers: That little tiny piece of peninsula off the Chinese coast might just kick our collective ass. They're funding innovation and technology without apology. "DNA restrictions? What the hell is that? We're cloning dogs and sheep."

Sure, but when supply side Jesus returns, the cloned egg will be on their face.
 
2010-05-23 11:23:56 PM  
oh cool! we're officially doomed now.
 
2010-05-23 11:28:31 PM  
Relatively Obscure: Yes, but we sent them StarCraft, forever crippling them.

Until they develop force feedback codpieces, which could just wipe out the rest of the developed world.
 
2010-05-23 11:28:49 PM  
Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

The UN is taking care of this, so it all good. (?)
 
2010-05-23 11:30:39 PM  
Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

Like China wants this on their doorstep. NK ceases to be useful once that happens.
 
2010-05-23 11:31:44 PM  
Hick: Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

The UN is taking care of this, so it all good. (?)


North Korea hates the UN almost as much as the freepers do.

I think one day NK will just saddle up and start rolling out of the DMZ. And that'll be that.
 
2010-05-23 11:33:25 PM  
bighasbeen: Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

Like China wants this on their doorstep. NK ceases to be useful once that happens.


if we were dealing with sane people, then I'd agree with you. But NK isn't run by 'sane people'.
 
2010-05-23 11:41:44 PM  
Weaver95: bighasbeen: Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

Like China wants this on their doorstep. NK ceases to be useful once that happens.

if we were dealing with sane people, then I'd agree with you. But NK isn't run by 'sane people'.


Maybe not "sane", but definitely rational. You don't hold on to power that long without being rational.
 
2010-05-23 11:42:12 PM  
Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

is it time to start singing the doom song?
 
2010-05-23 11:47:15 PM  
Hick: Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

The UN is taking care of this, so it all good. (?)


Well, the Heritage Foundation things they should.
 
2010-05-23 11:47:40 PM  
Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

No we're not.
 
2010-05-23 11:50:10 PM  
bighasbeen:
Like China wants this on their doorstep. NK ceases to be useful once that happens.


And if China smacks them down, all the people who wring their hands about North Korea will just wring their hands about China.
 
2010-05-23 11:52:42 PM  
SilentStrider: Weaver95: oh cool! we're officially doomed now.

is it time to start singing the doom song?


I need a link. Acappella sucks.
 
2010-05-23 11:57:06 PM  
House of Tards: bighasbeen:
Like China wants this on their doorstep. NK ceases to be useful once that happens.

And if China smacks them down, all the people who wring their hands about North Korea will just wring their hands about China.


That, in a nutshell, is why I don't freak out about North Korea. They're assholes, but they could effect no real damage on anyone without being completely farked up in return. Same with Iran. These countries only threaten international security as much as you react to their blustering.
 
2010-05-24 12:05:55 AM  
bighasbeen: That, in a nutshell, is why I don't freak out about North Korea. They're assholes, but they could effect no real damage on anyone without being completely farked up in return.

That may be true, but N. Korea has the potential to wipe out the capital of a technologically advanced Asian giant in the space of a few hours, probably killing thousands of U.S. troops not to mention tens of thousands of civilians. And all in China's backyard.

Let's see what THAT does to international military and economic stability.

Trust me on this. I played this scenario on Sega CD's "Third World War" back in 1994, so I know whereof I speak.
 
2010-05-24 12:07:09 AM  
Norad: bighasbeen: That, in a nutshell, is why I don't freak out about North Korea. They're assholes, but they could effect no real damage on anyone without being completely farked up in return.

That may be true, but N. Korea has the potential to wipe out the capital of a technologically advanced Asian giant in the space of a few hours, probably killing thousands of U.S. troops not to mention tens of thousands of civilians. And all in China's backyard.

Let's see what THAT does to international military and economic stability.

Trust me on this. I played this scenario on Sega CD's "Third World War" back in 1994, so I know whereof I speak.


But why bother if you are going to be killed dead 5 minutes after?

Unless you have a game genie, that is...
 
2010-05-24 12:17:09 AM  
bighasbeen: But why bother if you are going to be killed dead 5 minutes after?

Once again, this is not a rational government. North Korea is Kim Jong-il's playtoy. Sure there's not going to be much of a counter-fight from the DPRK once the ball gets rolling, but imagine the worldwide ramifications if they employ Curtis Armstrong's military strategy of 'What The Fark'?

And that's not even factoring in the Chinese reaction.

It seems that major military action is close to imminent on the Korean peninsula.
 
2010-05-24 12:24:55 AM  
So North Korea will go from starving to super-starving?
 
2010-05-24 12:29:48 AM  
Norad: Trust me on this. I played this scenario on Sega CD's "Third World War" back in 1994, so I know whereof I speak.

LOL'd.
 
2010-05-24 12:32:22 AM  
OMG they turned out all the lights! SHHHH! Be velly velly quiet.


www.moonbattery.com
 
2010-05-24 12:39:55 AM  
China sank that ship. Nth Korea gets blamed and the situation escalates until China steps in and stops it.
China's image improves throughout the world and NK are still psycho scumbags.
 
2010-05-24 12:46:31 AM  
Norad: bighasbeen: That, in a nutshell, is why I don't freak out about North Korea. They're assholes, but they could effect no real damage on anyone without being completely farked up in return.

That may be true, but N. Korea has the potential to wipe out the capital of a technologically advanced Asian giant in the space of a few hours, probably killing thousands of U.S. troops not to mention tens of thousands of civilians. And all in China's backyard.

Let's see what THAT does to international military and economic stability.

Trust me on this. I played this scenario on Sega CD's "Third World War" back in 1994, so I know whereof I speak.


I just want to comment on how awesome that game was.

It was seriously awesome.
 
2010-05-24 12:47:40 AM  
Norad: It seems that major military action is close to imminent on the Korean peninsula.

This is not a repeat from 1950?
 
2010-05-24 01:10:28 AM  
Weaver95: if we were dealing with sane people, then I'd agree with you. But NK isn't run by 'sane people'.


Playground Politics - North Korea (new window)
 
2010-05-24 01:14:12 AM  
Norad: bighasbeen: But why bother if you are going to be killed dead 5 minutes after?

Once again, this is not a rational government. North Korea is Kim Jong-il's playtoy. Sure there's not going to be much of a counter-fight from the DPRK once the ball gets rolling, but imagine the worldwide ramifications if they employ Curtis Armstrong's military strategy of 'What The Fark'?

And that's not even factoring in the Chinese reaction.

It seems that major military action is close to imminent on the Korean peninsula.


See, I believe that the moment a glorious leader such as Kim Jong-Il looks like he is going to do something like that you'd get some sort of coup from everyone else who has enjoyed the luxury of being in the inner circle of power. I doubt his heir apparent or any of the myriad generals would be willing to risk losing everything in a conflict they know they can't win.
 
2010-05-24 01:38:25 AM  
I'm reading a book about the Korean War now. Interesting time.
 
2010-05-24 01:53:23 AM  
The_Sponge: Weaver95: if we were dealing with sane people, then I'd agree with you. But NK isn't run by 'sane people'.


Playground Politics - North Korea (new window)


LOL!
 
2010-05-24 01:54:27 AM  
Came in for North Korea is best Korea pics. I am unsatisfied.
 
2010-05-24 02:03:18 AM  
Would somebody please make a M*A*S*H joke already!
 
2010-05-24 02:13:17 AM  
I hope the people of Seoul will have enough time to spell out GOODBYE with rocks before they get shelled.
 
2010-05-24 02:19:19 AM  
SilentStrider: is it time to start singing the doom song?

Oh, I dunno... (pops)
 
2010-05-24 02:40:26 AM  
Clearly, the U.S. needs to send over a troupe of zany, wacky, madcap surgeons there to make everything better. They'll perform meatball surgery, have a cross-dresser, and bring a terrible laugh track as well.
 
2010-05-24 03:07:48 AM  
They were trading with them?
 
2010-05-24 03:08:45 AM  
I'm so glad America concentrated on the real problems of the world, North Korea, China, Pakistan... rather than Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
2010-05-24 03:13:01 AM  
I wonder how many more (albeit small) nuclear weapons the North Koreans has now?

They are a country crazy enough to use them.
 
2010-05-24 03:14:21 AM  
GAT_00: That's going to hurt NK some, but I'm not sure how much. Their primary trade sources are China and SK, so losing one of the top two is definitely a big blow. I guess the only real question is how much of their food aid comes from China. If that is mostly a SK import, this is going to start to hurt them fast.

Well, it's going to hurt the people of DPRNK. Due to the fact that the vast majority of the country is living in an existence on par with 9th century Europe (including the belief in the divine nature of Kim Jong Il) I doubt a massive rebellion will come of it. Kim is perfectly content to starve his people, as long as he gets his expensive booze and movies to screen in his private theater.

Who knows, maybe Kim Jong Il will make another aggressive move, but I doubt it.

That's the creepy thing about DPRNK... the people actually BELIEVE in Kim Jong Il.
 
2010-05-24 03:14:25 AM  
Mentat: I'm reading a book about the Korean War now. Interesting time.

Are you sure that was a book? Are you sure that it wasn't nothing?
 
2010-05-24 03:15:58 AM  
MrSteve007: I wonder how many more (albeit small) nuclear weapons the North Koreans has now?

They are a country crazy enough to use them.


probably not all that many. their one and only test was a 'wet firecracker', not to mention that more than a few of their missile tests kept getting 'accidentally' shot down by various people. They could probably pop a short range nuke at a close neighbor but not much else. if they really wanted to be bastards tho, they'd slam Japan with an EMP. Even if they just hit Tokyo with it, that might be enough to trigger an economic meltdown.
 
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