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(BBC)   Best Korea is restarting its nuclear reactor to obtain more fuel for nuclear weapons. The way things are going, they may wind up getting some of those materials sooner than they're planning on   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 251
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2013-04-02 05:53:34 AM
Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.
 
2013-04-02 08:09:08 AM
Lol R.I.P. the use of nuclear weapons. it was good while it lasted.
 
2013-04-02 08:09:54 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-02 08:10:05 AM
Iraq didnt have an ally like China watching their back.

That said, China seems to be getting sick of Best Korea's shiat, so we may see an invasion soon.
 
2013-04-02 08:10:18 AM
So where are these missile strikes they promised?  Still not seeing anything.
 
2013-04-02 08:10:55 AM
$$Trillions of dollars in rare metals in BK. Good way to pay back China.
 
2013-04-02 08:11:01 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


8/10.
 
2013-04-02 08:12:02 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


it's amazing how such different countries have so few dissimilarities
 
2013-04-02 08:13:27 AM

Deep Contact: $$Trillions of dollars in rare metals in BK. Good way to pay back China.


Yeah, China would be thrilled if we robbed their little brother to pay them.
 
2013-04-02 08:13:56 AM
The Norks are collapsing.  They are probably no more than weeks/a couple of months from total economic meltdown.  Whenever they got in this situation in the past, Madeline Albright showed up with food.  Now no one is showing up with food, and the Norks can't figure it out.
 
2013-04-02 08:14:55 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


Iraq: hated by most countries in region, stern opponent to our ally Israel. But not WMDs

Best Korea: WMDs and backing of China. China tells them to STFU, they don't then *BOOM* we get to replay the video game Mercenaries
 
2013-04-02 08:15:16 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


This.

I'm just glad I'm not in Korea. I was stationed at Camp Red Cloud (I was in the Air Force, but stationed on the Army camp as a geographically separated unit). I was there in the late 90's when things were stable, for the most part. The only incident when I was there was some NK spies/special forces were captured in the sea off the SK coast. We had to lock the base down and upper brass was getting serious for about two weeks. So for pretty much the whole time I was there, it was a party all the time with a few deployments to the Korean countryside (I was in a mobile Comm unit). I guessing nobody is having a good time there at the moment.

/CSB
 
2013-04-02 08:15:21 AM

Dick Gozinya: Iraq didnt have an ally like China watching their back.

That said, China seems to be getting sick of Best Korea's shiat, so we may see an invasion soon.


Is China gonna have to choke a biatch?

Seriously, but doesn't China have treaties to protect NK? I saw that yesterday China was reportedly amassing their forces on the NK border, figured it was their version of 'strategery'.

So, China is obligated to protect NK in the event they are attacked -OR- they launch an attack to punch wee baby farkface out in one?
 
2013-04-02 08:15:28 AM
It's all a show, and China will demand they start to unwind this soon.
 
2013-04-02 08:16:04 AM
We can deliver plutonium in under a half hour, or you get 3 bucks off.
 
2013-04-02 08:16:24 AM
I've been watching loads of West Wing lately. Into the 6th season now and I find it amazing how much stuff they got right. Pres. Bartlet comments that unless China steps in and smacks NK around, they're going to be the biggest threat to global stability since the Cuban Missile Crisis, and he just might be right.
 
2013-04-02 08:16:40 AM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 645x835]


Would have been funnier if the feet were made of clay.
 
2013-04-02 08:17:10 AM
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2013-04-02 08:17:32 AM

awalkingecho: Deep Contact: $$Trillions of dollars in rare metals in BK. Good way to pay back China.

Yeah, China would be thrilled if we robbed their little brother to pay them.


Of course they would...they get their cash and keep their hands clean.

I'm not so thrilled about giving China trillions of dollars, though....with that kind of money they don't need to sell general tso's chicken anymore.

I needs me some general tso's chicken.
 
2013-04-02 08:17:58 AM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 645x835]


And by "Food Aid" Lil' Kim means "Dinner".
 
2013-04-02 08:18:39 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


Diffence?

China
 
2013-04-02 08:20:46 AM

trickymoo: I saw that yesterday China was reportedly amassing their forces on the NK border,


link?

I'd say that it's probably a show of force to tell Lil' Kim to knock it off or this is what he'll have to face
 
2013-04-02 08:20:57 AM

somedude210: colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.

Iraq: hated by most countries in region, stern opponent to our ally Israel. But not WMDs

Best Korea: WMDs and backing of China. China tells them to STFU, they don't then *BOOM* we get to replay the video game Mercenaries


Mercenaries?

What is this? 2001? My XBox 360 frowns at your shenanigans.
 
2013-04-02 08:21:08 AM
Enough with The Mouse that Roared schtick already, Best Korea. This is not going to end for you like it did in the book.
 
2013-04-02 08:22:51 AM
I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.
 
2013-04-02 08:23:56 AM
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2013-04-02 08:24:25 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


Yes because gas is so much cheaper since we invaded Iraq.
 
2013-04-02 08:25:01 AM

Dick Gozinya: Iraq didnt have an ally like China watching their back.

That said, China seems to be getting sick of Best Korea's shiat, so we may see an invasion soon.


China was sick of Best Korea's shiat in 2002. South Korea would happily let the whole nation starve to death then wander into the empty space to build condos. North Korea's saber rattling is like a starving dog barking at everyone who comes near the fence.
 
2013-04-02 08:25:17 AM
I don't know why everyone's so worried about China. Their official statements have basically been "We think America is showing proper restraint and North Korea is off the chain and needs to reign it back in" and their media as a whole is very critical of Un, even calling him 'Fatty Kim' and such.
Hell, if North Korea touches anyone in the region China will probably flatten them, and I would very much like to see that. I'm tired of America playing the lone sheriff in town. There are other strong countries, let them take care of their local problems.
 
2013-04-02 08:25:22 AM

Vodka Zombie: I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.


And, as I recall, kittens in a box hate America.  Stinkin' kittens....Caturday's for America-hatin' COMMIES.
 
2013-04-02 08:25:53 AM
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2013-04-02 08:26:14 AM

Vodka Zombie: I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.


No one is going to nuke them. EVEN if they used a nuke, I seriously doubt anyone would respond with nuclear weapons. A few precision strikes could eliminate their ability to make war with hopefully a minimum of casualties. What happens after the dust settles though, well that's the big mystery.
 
2013-04-02 08:26:24 AM

Vodka Zombie: I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.


We are never going to nuke NK. The consequences for doing that in a region so unstable are mind-boggling, never mind that we're supposed to be the 'lead-by-example' country in terms of not using them and, eventually, reducing stockpiles. Even if NK led with a nuke, the response would be conventional, and it would not be forgiving. 

But it would be efficient.
 
2013-04-02 08:27:13 AM

somedude210: trickymoo: I saw that yesterday China was reportedly amassing their forces on the NK border,

link?

I'd say that it's probably a show of force to tell Lil' Kim to knock it off or this is what he'll have to face


link
and another
 
2013-04-02 08:27:23 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.

Diffence?

China


TO be fair even China is starting to make moves to distance themselves from their crazy cousin

trickymoo: So, China is obligated to protect NK in the event they are attacked -OR- they launch an attack to punch wee baby farkface out in one?


China is positioning themselves to 'take care' of their ally in the impending collapse. Normally the Norks would saber rattle, get some food aid to quell the masses and the world would keep on spinning. The west has taken a 'fark it, whatevs' strat which has the Norks confused. So they keep ratcheting up the crazy dial hoping for aid to come.

China realizes that they may have to choke a biatch and are prepping for that moment.

This is going to be one of those rare moments where the US leans back and lets regional powers handle their regional conflict.
 
2013-04-02 08:27:24 AM
Listen, if you need food, just ask for food.  If you need technology, just ask for it.  We'll give it to you.  In our country we give our children iPads and mini electric cars.   These things are toys to us.   The only cost will be you gotta lighten up a bit, and open up more.  Tell us things.  Tell us what you need.

You want to stay a farm country?  Fine.  But use modern methods so you can actually feed your people.
 
2013-04-02 08:27:29 AM
Forgot to mention, but if the media in China is critical of North Korea, then it's safe to say that the government also does not like them. They keep a pretty good focus on their messaging and generally the media is in line with the state's positions.
 
2013-04-02 08:27:37 AM

nekom: Vodka Zombie: I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.

No one is going to nuke them. EVEN if they used a nuke, I seriously doubt anyone would respond with nuclear weapons. A few precision strikes could eliminate their ability to make war with hopefully a minimum of casualties. What happens after the dust settles though, well that's the big mystery.


Who copied off who's paper? Hah
 
2013-04-02 08:27:44 AM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: I don't know why everyone's so worried about China. Their official statements have basically been "We think America is showing proper restraint and North Korea is off the chain and needs to reign it back in" and their media as a whole is very critical of Un, even calling him 'Fatty Kim' and such.
Hell, if North Korea touches anyone in the region China will probably flatten them, and I would very much like to see that. I'm tired of America playing the lone sheriff in town. There are other strong countries, let them take care of their local problems.


With all the talk of debt payoff, perhaps the US and China struck a deal to give China BK's mineral reserves.

On the other hand, the aftermath of the Great 2 Hour War with BK would make an awesome Fallout 5.
 
2013-04-02 08:28:20 AM

PanicMan: Listen, if you need food, just ask for food.  If you need technology, just ask for it.  We'll give it to you.  In our country we give our children iPads and mini electric cars.   These things are toys to us.   The only cost will be you gotta lighten up a bit, and open up more.  Tell us things.  Tell us what you need.

You want to stay a farm country?  Fine.  But use modern methods so you can actually feed your people.


What, GMOs and processed crap? They're better off starving.
 
2013-04-02 08:29:28 AM

Macinfarker: [schoenhaesslich.de image 480x320]

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That was a horrible movie and you should feel bad for even mentioning it
 
2013-04-02 08:29:34 AM

colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.


Not only that but most of the redevelopment contracts would end up being awarded to south Korean conglomerates and not Halliburton. No windfall for our ruling elite.
 
2013-04-02 08:29:59 AM

Vodka Zombie: I would feel kind of bad if we nuked North Korea.  The people there are pretty much political prisoners and completely ignorant of the planet.

It would be like blowing up a box of kittens.

But, hey!  You guys go ahead with your nuclear holocaust fetish.


I highly doubt we would nuke them.  If they managed to get a warhead to an American city (which is near impossible) I would say the chances of us retaliating with nuclear weapons of our own are barely above zero.  There's no point nuking a place that's that backward---some serious bombing of Pyongyang and conventional infantry/tanks cutting through the border would probably be enough to totally destabilize the regime.

Bottom line---NK is a house of cards---and none to sturdy by those standards.  We don't need to use excessive force if we want to rid the world of the Kims once and for all, and I doubt that Obama is the kind of man who would use such excessive force.  If Bush/Cheney were still in power, it might be a different story.
 
2013-04-02 08:31:24 AM

Macinfarker: With all the talk of debt payoff, perhaps the US and China struck a deal to give China BK's mineral reserves.


Its funny, everyone talks of the norks like they have no resources when the reality is they have a metric fark ton of mineral and metal reserves. Lot of stuff that goes into modern electronics too.

Like I said, China is going to take care of this pimple if it keeps up the pressure.
 
2013-04-02 08:33:43 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Macinfarker: With all the talk of debt payoff, perhaps the US and China struck a deal to give China BK's mineral reserves.

Its funny, everyone talks of the norks like they have no resources when the reality is they have a metric fark ton of mineral and metal reserves. Lot of stuff that goes into modern electronics too.

Like I said, China is going to take care of this pimple if it keeps up the pressure.


Yeah they do. They don't, however, really have the capability to do much with it. Unless they're going to ride up to the DMZ and ask if they can drop some off at Samsung pretty please...
 
2013-04-02 08:34:11 AM
If we sit back and wait for North Korea to attack there are going to be a lot of deaths and a lot of expensive damage on the South Korean side. On the other hand if we have the South secure the border against a brief attack from the North we could go in and destroy their nuclear capability and their command and control structure in probably a day. I think the biggest thing though is being prepared to prevent a mass exodus from North to South.
 
2013-04-02 08:34:12 AM

awalkingecho: What, GMOs and processed crap? They're better off starving.


Please tell me you are trolling here. Please.
 
2013-04-02 08:35:46 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: somedude210: colinspooky: Iraq. No WMDs but has oil. Invade. Best Korea. Yes WMDs or at least boasting such and threatening out loud to use them, but no oil. Stern letter.

Iraq: hated by most countries in region, stern opponent to our ally Israel. But not WMDs

Best Korea: WMDs and backing of China. China tells them to STFU, they don't then *BOOM* we get to replay the video game Mercenaries

Mercenaries?

What is this? 2001? My XBox 360 frowns at your shenanigans.


Mercenaries 2 then, if you wish.

But how many games do you know that are set in N/S Korea?

Mercs was an awesome game. I remember the first time I called in a bunker buster. It hits the building with a little 'poof' and I was like "That's it?" and then about a second later "KA-FARKING-BOOM!". Even my character ducked, shielded her eyes (Jennifer Mui FTW!) and went "Holy fark!"
 
2013-04-02 08:36:22 AM

awalkingecho: PanicMan: Listen, if you need food, just ask for food.  If you need technology, just ask for it.  We'll give it to you.  In our country we give our children iPads and mini electric cars.   These things are toys to us.   The only cost will be you gotta lighten up a bit, and open up more.  Tell us things.  Tell us what you need.

You want to stay a farm country?  Fine.  But use modern methods so you can actually feed your people.

What, GMOs and processed crap? They're better off starving.


Let's ask the starving how they feel about it.
 
2013-04-02 08:36:56 AM
 If they restarted it today, they'd have enough material for a nuclear device in about 16 months. Course there's actually processing the material etc. I'd say there's no real need to worry.
 
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