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2013-04-02 10:29:03 AM

Opus Croakus: Airdrop a few thousand tons of 11.5 inch subway subs wrapped in miniature American flags.

problem=solved


I'm pretty sure that biowarfare is frowned upon.
 
2013-04-02 10:30:43 AM

meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons


Stop being disingenuous.  Are there any pics of chemical attacks during the war?  After?  any items of interest found during the war?  No?  Then STFU.  EVERYONE KNOWS he had chemical weapons many years before the war.  That wasn't the issue.  The issue was whether he still had any, was buying or making new ones, or was planning to do so.  The answer is no to all of those, and it now looks like even the idiots in power knew that all along.
 
2013-04-02 10:31:37 AM
China moves in to "help NK". China decapitates the NK political and military regime. The entirety of NK becomes a Kaesong Industrial region aka new Hong Kong. We get Taiwan.
Book it.
 
2013-04-02 10:33:58 AM

Mugato: 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.


no no no, you've got it all wrong.  The way the liberal derp goes is:
  1. Bush was teh "greedy e-vile guy" who invaded Iraq to get oil
                    AND
  2. Bush was also teh "stupid guy" that couldn't pull it off.
 
2013-04-02 10:34:30 AM

dai the flu: Serious question: what does North Korea have to benefit by goading South Korea/USA into making the first strike? I understand that in all likelihood all this attention seeking behavior is supposed to pressure the UN into giving NK aid, but as the stakes get higher all they're really doing is painting a big target on their nuclear power station/refinery/thingamajig. Surely they are at least in some way aware of this.

Also, in regards to China strengthening it's military presence on the boarder: I don't think China is really interested in direct conflict, it's one thing to let the regime commit suicide by attacking SK (potentially), but after all the time and energy spent standing up for NK, it would be embarrassing to do a 180 now. They're still a communism, after all, just a far more open one. More likely China is securing the border in the event of 25 million Koreans fleeing the evil capitalist invaders, IMO.


I'm guessing that they save a lot by not having any job killing regulations or safety features. So a few workers die or some radioactive material gets out, they don't care.
 
2013-04-02 10:34:33 AM

meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons


how long are you going to drink that kook-aid?  I'm an Iraq war vet and even I think we had no business there
 
2013-04-02 10:37:29 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: no no no, you've got it all wrong.  The way the liberal derp goes is:
  1. Bush was teh "greedy e-vile guy" who invaded Iraq to get oil
                    AND
  2. Bush was also teh "stupid guy" that couldn't pull it off.


You're apparently trying to make a point by alluding to the notion that those two things are mutually exclusive.  They are not.
 
2013-04-02 10:39:27 AM

LewDux: Bored Horde: Because they have operated largely independently, they have skilled machinists, electricians, factory assemblers and labourers

Also great cooks


True. It takes great talent to make tree bark tasty.
 
2013-04-02 10:41:37 AM

PsyLord: Actually, that's an interesting question.  How would the world react if China invaded Best Korea?


If they pledged (and did) stop at the DMZ:

popcorn and LOL.
 
2013-04-02 10:43:33 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: PsyLord: Actually, that's an interesting question.  How would the world react if China invaded Best Korea?

If they pledged (and did) stop at the DMZ:

popcorn and LOL.


This. We would then, when the hour-long special was over with, give a standing ovation as Korea was whole again.
 
2013-04-02 10:46:06 AM

Mugato: 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.


What do you expect from the farkups in the Bush administration? They couldn't even steal a country's oil correctly.

/Although I'm sure Cheney made out like a bandit from war profiteering.
 
2013-04-02 10:47:28 AM

Thisbymaster: We should be scared of a nuclear plant that doesn't even have cooling towers anymore


Little Kim: "Start the prant".

Officer: "Great One, there are no cooling towers."

Little Kim: "Start the prant."
 
2013-04-02 10:48:32 AM

jat26006: meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons

how long are you going to drink that kook-aid?  I'm an Iraq war vet and even I think we had no business there


Opinions, this is how they work. But you dont speak for all of us
 
2013-04-02 10:50:37 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Although I'm sure Cheney made out like a bandit from war profiteering.


You would have to be a total sociopath to start a war just to raise the stock in the company you were the CEO of.

I don't have a punchline to that setup.
 
2013-04-02 10:56:07 AM

awalkingecho: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: PsyLord: Actually, that's an interesting question.  How would the world react if China invaded Best Korea?

If they pledged (and did) stop at the DMZ:

popcorn and LOL.

This. We would then, when the hour-long special was over with, give a standing ovation as Korea was whole again.


The only problem is that if China annexed BK, SK and Japan would probably object.
 
2013-04-02 11:00:13 AM

PsyLord: awalkingecho: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: PsyLord: Actually, that's an interesting question.  How would the world react if China invaded Best Korea?

If they pledged (and did) stop at the DMZ:

popcorn and LOL.

This. We would then, when the hour-long special was over with, give a standing ovation as Korea was whole again.

The only problem is that if China annexed BK, SK and Japan would probably object.


They wouldn't annex. Unification along with mineral rights for PRC and a smattering of things like refugee assistance and humanitarian reconstruction for SK companies all footed through our tax bill.

All in the name of making cheap shiat they can sell to us
 
2013-04-02 11:02:16 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.


Yes, minus the oil Iraq and North Korea are equivalent.  We have equivalent historical dealings with both, equivalent diplomatic engagements and should have the same solution for what is obviously an equivalent situation.  Good call.  This must be why you get woken up sometimes in the middle of the night by calls from world leaders asking for advice.
 
2013-04-02 11:02:55 AM

Joe Blowme: jat26006: meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons

how long are you going to drink that kook-aid?  I'm an Iraq war vet and even I think we had no business there

Opinions, this is how they work. But you dont speak for all of us


Welcome to fark?   Isn't the comments section opinions?  I must have had it allllll wrong all of these years. I do realize there are vets that cling to the idea that our invasion of Iraq was justified.  Some day you'll wake up.
 
2013-04-02 11:03:37 AM

PsyLord: awalkingecho: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: PsyLord: Actually, that's an interesting question.  How would the world react if China invaded Best Korea?

If they pledged (and did) stop at the DMZ:

popcorn and LOL.

This. We would then, when the hour-long special was over with, give a standing ovation as Korea was whole again.

The only problem is that if China annexed BK, SK and Japan would probably object.


No. If it was a free border. Japan doesn't give a shiat. Many north north koreans culturally identify with southern china. Of course south korea identifies with north korea. It would be a Berlin wall east west germany unification. (with north korea being a Kaesong Industrial region in the beginning
 
2013-04-02 11:06:23 AM
Check out their advanced form of communicationi763.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-02 11:08:26 AM
As much as I hate that this instability and chest-beating has been going on, I'd be lying if I said it was not interesting. I'm grateful I've been given cause to go digging deeper and learn more about the dynamics of the politics in that region in the wake of all of this, but it's time for it to be over with.
 
2013-04-02 11:09:28 AM

Badafuco: Check out their advanced form of communication[i763.photobucket.com image 451x250]


Looks like the Big Man is considering trying out the peasant's traditional fare.
 
2013-04-02 11:18:44 AM

CeroX: PerilousApricot: Because right now, they have NK separating 10billion US/SK troops from their border. If NK fell and we took over, we'd be way too close for their comfort

If i were China, i would use the treaty as a bargaining chip:

"We will break our treaty with the NK and not come to their defense should you go to war on these conditions:

1. When the conflict is over, the US pulls back to SK, and allow the rebuild/annexing of NK to be handled by China
1a. leaving negotiating room to include: A joint taskforce between China and SK with US/UN oversight to rebuild/reintegrate NK

2. China is awarded all mineral and developmental rights to the former NK
2a. leaving negotiating room to split with SK for 50/50

Unless these conditions are met, we feel we are obligated to continue to honor the treaty with NK"

US then only has to worry about the actual combat, leaving any post-iraq financial syndrome to China/SK which would probably give the pentagon a huge viagra fueled boner...


Sure, let the US take all the risk, and China gets all the reward.  Not that rebuilding is easy or cheap, but at least they're not draining their coffers on things that go kablooey and have no benefits beyond that point.  The US should say, "How about you help in the first place?  Smack your petulant child around a bit, then we'll talk."
 
2013-04-02 11:23:14 AM

Sensual Tyrannosaurus: I don't know why everyone's so worried about China.


Because we have been conditioned to whimper in fear about everything foreign.
 
2013-04-02 11:25:23 AM

Badafuco: Check out their advanced form of communication[i763.photobucket.com image 451x250]


Oddly enough, a lot of their released photos seem to feature phones. HA! Imperialist dogs! Tremble in fear at my FOUR LINE telephone. Obama only has one red phone on his desk!
 
2013-04-02 11:31:15 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-02 11:34:07 AM

Badafuco: Check out their advanced form of communication[i763.photobucket.com image 451x250]


The expression on the face of the guy in the background says it all.
 
2013-04-02 11:35:28 AM
It's a clever plan. Provoke America into war, get a lot of destruction going on, quit. Congress then soaks US Taxpayers for a coupe trillion dollars to reconstruct what we paid to blow up.

Zippity-do-dah and new schools, new hospitals, new roads and highways, new airports, farm aid, civilian experts in every sector and if History is any guide ... men with great sacks of cash show up and buy your loyalty.

... Bob's your uncle.
 
2013-04-02 11:37:04 AM

BSABSVR: Sensual Tyrannosaurus: I don't know why everyone's so worried about China.

Because we have been conditioned to whimper in fear about everything foreign.


Absolutely FT. It seems everyone on FARK is all about america puting the smack down on NK. It's not going to happen. Never will. No one in the region wants that. Not SK, not Japan, not China. If anyone does it will be China. Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.
 
2013-04-02 11:37:08 AM
Little Kimmy just said he wanted some more yellow cake, he didn't intend for there to be nuclear weapons involved.
 
2013-04-02 11:37:45 AM

chopit: Sure, let the US take all the risk, and China gets all the reward. Not that rebuilding is easy or cheap, but at least they're not draining their coffers on things that go kablooey and have no benefits beyond that point. The US should say, "How about you help in the first place? Smack your petulant child around a bit, then we'll talk."


Looking at it from china's perspective and not from the perspective of a patriotic us citizen... how you you do it if you were china? Because seriously, china has the upper hand in this negotiation and has even more to gain.
The pentagon would be able to save face by being able to go in and "liberate" the Norks and then basically let SK and China hash out how to clean up after us including any insurgents (if they exist out there) or otherwise. The pentagon gets to pop a few viagra and slap a commie country with its dick and then after it blows its load on the face of NK it gets to walk out and let china and SK lick up the leftovers...

Sure the US could get all pissy and start telling china to do it, but that would make us look bad by demanding china break a treaty with its neighbor just because we say so... never gonna happen, but if china could broker a deal, then they will listen...
 
2013-04-02 11:38:48 AM

Digipr0f69: Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.


B.. b...  but FREEDOM!

And Jesus!
 
2013-04-02 11:40:16 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.




Latest reports show China mobilizing more troops on North Korea's northern border and a live fire naval exercise in the yellow sea that appear to be in support of North Korea. It is pretty much a given that if action is taken against North Korea China would support North Korea if for no other reason than keeping them as a buffer between South Korea and their own border. I think it is safe to assume that China believes that any action in Korea would be limited to Korea and the area around it since the USA would not want to engage China directly. I am pretty sure that all this rhetoric from North Korea is mostly propaganda and posturing before talks begin. Once talks are underway they can make some small jester towards peace in exchange for aid then report to their people that the USA feared them and gave them this bounty out of fear which the great leader will now share with you the people.
 
2013-04-02 11:41:04 AM

CeroX: Sure the US could get all pissy and start telling china to do it, but that would make us look bad by demanding china break a treaty with its neighbor just because we say so... never gonna happen, but if china could broker a deal, then they will listen...


China wants to keep their economy churning and that requires them to sell lots of cheap tiny shiat to us. We politely ask them to please handle their petulant child or we'll go back to having the wetbacks build our shiat like we did in the 80's.
 
2013-04-02 11:43:12 AM

Profedius: Latest reports show China mobilizing more troops on North Korea's northern border and a live fire naval exercise in the yellow sea that appear to be in support of North Korea. It is pretty much a given that if action is taken against North Korea China would support North Korea if for no other reason than keeping them as a buffer between South Korea and their own border. I think it is safe to assume that China believes that any action in Korea would be limited to Korea and the area around it since the USA would not want to engage China directly. I am pretty sure that all this rhetoric from North Korea is mostly propaganda and posturing before talks begin. Once talks are underway they can make some small jester towards peace in exchange for aid then report to their people that the USA feared them and gave them this bounty out of fear which the great leader will now share with you the people.


This blustering by Kim is nothing more than him trying to show himself as hard and strong so as to avoid a military coup, and China is a little pissed off by it.
 
2013-04-02 11:48:46 AM

Digipr0f69: It seems everyone on FARK is all about america puting the smack down on NK. It's not going to happen. Never will. No one in the region wants that. Not SK, not Japan, not China. If anyone does it will be China. Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.


Obviously.  Just remember all those NK threats against China, calling for settling of Chinese accounts, the videos depciting China in flames.
 
2013-04-02 11:53:54 AM

Digipr0f69: BSABSVR: Sensual Tyrannosaurus: I don't know why everyone's so worried about China.

Because we have been conditioned to whimper in fear about everything foreign.

Absolutely FT. It seems everyone on FARK is all about america puting the smack down on NK. It's not going to happen. Never will. No one in the region wants that. Not SK, not Japan, not China. If anyone does it will be China. Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.


You obviously also can't read because at least half of the posters discussing this in the thread called or stated hope or liklihood of China doing it. Try again later.
 
2013-04-02 11:57:53 AM

Vodka Zombie: Digipr0f69: Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.

B.. b...  but FREEDOM!

And Jesus!


I once talked to a Buddhist monk I met at a train station. I talked about Jesus being crucified for his beliefs. As I lit her cigarette she said "What? He didn't move on to the next town?"
 
2013-04-02 11:57:58 AM

Le Bomb Suprize: Until John Bolton speaks on this issue there can be no well reasoned opinions.  And by that I mean whatever he says the opposite is likely to be true.


Ugh, worst guy in the world.
 
2013-04-02 12:03:47 PM

awalkingecho: Digipr0f69: BSABSVR: Sensual Tyrannosaurus: I don't know why everyone's so worried about China.

Because we have been conditioned to whimper in fear about everything foreign.

Absolutely FT. It seems everyone on FARK is all about america puting the smack down on NK. It's not going to happen. Never will. No one in the region wants that. Not SK, not Japan, not China. If anyone does it will be China. Sorry USA, your not that important economically here.

You obviously also can't read because at least half of the posters discussing this in the thread called or stated hope or liklihood of China doing it. Try again later.


Really. Because I don't grok that from this thread.
 
2013-04-02 12:10:19 PM
s23.postimg.org
 
2013-04-02 12:11:32 PM

Vodka Zombie: Thunderpipes: Never understood this completely made up stupid. Hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, directly and openly funded terror, fired on coalition aircraft thousands of times, but all libs think is we went in and stole all the oil.

It must get lonely when you realize that everyone is ignoring you for being a troll, doesn't it?

I think you need an alt.


Not really, because the important people aren't.

/but I'm sure you think you're just the very most important person in your little echo chamber, aren't you, precious?
//it will be so funny when you find out putting reality on your ignore list doesn't actually make it disappear
///that's why it's called reality, you know
 
2013-04-02 12:16:02 PM
Could spend most of the day wasting away in the N. Korea threads.  North Korea renamed "Not Quite Socialist or Communist Republic of LULZ COW".
 
2013-04-02 12:21:07 PM

jat26006: Joe Blowme: jat26006: meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons

how long are you going to drink that kook-aid?  I'm an Iraq war vet and even I think we had no business there

Opinions, this is how they work. But you dont speak for all of us

Welcome to fark?   Isn't the comments section opinions?  I must have had it allllll wrong all of these years. I do realize there are vets that cling to the idea that our invasion of Iraq was justified.  Some day you'll wake up.


Or maybe someday you will once you get over them being brown and not worthy of your efforts
 
2013-04-02 12:21:11 PM
Keep in mind their stated goal is to attack our country with nuclear weapons.

I don't see how we can let this not go unanswered and mitigate a future attack.

It is only going to be much, much worse in the future dealing with more advances in their delivery systems to reach their stated goals.
 
2013-04-02 12:31:46 PM

Joe Blowme: Vodka Zombie: Thunderpipes: Never understood this completely made up stupid. Hundreds of thousands of civilians killed, directly and openly funded terror, fired on coalition aircraft thousands of times, but all libs think is we went in and stole all the oil.

It must get lonely when you realize that everyone is ignoring you for being a troll, doesn't it?

I think you need an alt.

So which part of this is trolling? All i see is facts that are easily GIS for truth.


It's trolling because none of those were given at the time as reasons for going to war, so they must not have been a factor in the decision.   Here's the full text of why we went.  It was for our own security, not the Kurds, and not the rest of the Iraqi population.  The US has killed about 115,000 civilians in Iraq, making it difficult in any event for us to justify the excuse that Hussein was killing his own people.  The DOD says Iraq fired on coalition aircraft only 71 times or so before the war, not thousands of times.  I haven't read anyone saying that we intended to "steal" their oil, so that characterization is misleading and inflammatory.  But it was made quite obvious by Ari Fleischer and Paul Wolfowitz that the US fully intended to pay for reconstruction with Iraqi oil, making it a freebie for the US.

Additionally, if those factors (specifically terror funding, which they certainly took part in, though not with the commonly accused parties) were used as part of the rationale, why did (and do) the US consistently ignore other countries when they did (and do) precisely the same things?  The answer is that the US did not use those as rationale.
 
2013-04-02 12:34:14 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Profedius: Latest reports show China mobilizing more troops on North Korea's northern border and a live fire naval exercise in the yellow sea that appear to be in support of North Korea. It is pretty much a given that if action is taken against North Korea China would support North Korea if for no other reason than keeping them as a buffer between South Korea and their own border. I think it is safe to assume that China believes that any action in Korea would be limited to Korea and the area around it since the USA would not want to engage China directly. I am pretty sure that all this rhetoric from North Korea is mostly propaganda and posturing before talks begin. Once talks are underway they can make some small jester towards peace in exchange for aid then report to their people that the USA feared them and gave them this bounty out of fear which the great leader will now share with you the people.

This blustering by Kim is nothing more than him trying to show himself as hard and strong so as to avoid a military coup, and China is a little pissed off by it.




I agree, but China is not going invade despite how angry they are. With the situation as it is now China would have the blessing of the world (maybe not openly stated) if it wished to invade North Korea and yet China has instead chose to support North Korea even at the U.N. though that support is diminishing. North Korea would be a costly invasion and occupation since its people are extremely brainwashed and would likely resist on every level even after the military is defeated and the nations know this so they are reluctant to expend the resources on military action with little more than stability in the region the benefit.
 
2013-04-02 12:36:47 PM

Clemkadidlefark: It's a clever plan. Provoke America into war, get a lot of destruction going on, quit. Congress then soaks US Taxpayers for a coupe trillion dollars to reconstruct what we paid to blow up.

Zippity-do-dah and new schools, new hospitals, new roads and highways, new airports, farm aid, civilian experts in every sector and if History is any guide ... men with great sacks of cash show up and buy your loyalty.

... Bob's your uncle.


Except the US has a second-term president of the MSM-favored ideology, so instead we'll be following the Serbia battle plan instead of the Iraq one.

/that's where we level the entire farking country, starting with the infrastructure needed for basic survival, until we get a surrender
//then we leave your neighbors to deal with the humanitarian problems, while our President collects another Nobel Peace Prize
///and the only complaint you'll hear from anyone to the left of Freeperville is maybe a Doonesbury comic reprising their sarcastic apology for disturbing the sleep of the night watchman at the Chinese embassy
 
2013-04-02 12:38:00 PM

Profedius: I agree, but China is not going invade despite how angry they are. With the situation as it is now China would have the blessing of the world (maybe not openly stated) if it wished to invade North Korea and yet China has instead chose to support North Korea even at the U.N. though that support is diminishing. North Korea would be a costly invasion and occupation since its people are extremely brainwashed and would likely resist on every level even after the military is defeated and the nations know this so they are reluctant to expend the resources on military action with little more than stability in the region the benefit.


Well they wouldn't put boots on the ground. They would however allow the US and Japan to pound their military in the stone age (as if it isn't already). They'd then wait for the country to destabilize itself and then go in under a UN charter to keep peace. Award rebuilding contracts to SK and the US could start talks about eventual reunification.

PRC doesn't want to lose that buffer between them and SK, but at the same time they want that sweet sweet money to keep flowing in the name of consumerism.
 
2013-04-02 12:39:21 PM

meanmutton: 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.

What not having WMDs may look like: Warning: graphic, disturbing images of the civilian victims of Iraqi chemical weapons


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction#200 9 _Declaration
 
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