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What´s really happening
in North Korea?

Politico, by Dylan Byers

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Posted By:Drive, 4/3/2013 3:29:42 PM

Two breaking news alerts came through the wire this afternoon: First, the AP sent word that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called North Korea´s latest rhetoric a real, clear danger and threat to the U.S. and its allies. Within minutes, CNBC announced that the Pentagon has sent a new missile defense to Guam. The reports that followed those alerts added some meat to the storty -- "Hagel´s comments come as tensions continue to rise between North and South Korea," etc. -- but they are notably lacking in context. How serious is the threat, really? Are the North and South on the verge of war, or is this yet another bluff?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/3/2013 3:38:52 PM     (No. 9257791)

This is nothing new or anyhthing to worry about. Its just the LSM pimping for Obama, trying to make him look Presidential which is an impossible task.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: youngtexan, 4/3/2013 3:49:52 PM     (No. 9257816)

The MSMs wants us to concentrate on NK instead of Obama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grady, 4/3/2013 3:51:39 PM     (No. 9257821)

It will end with Obama giving North Korea $60 million.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 4/3/2013 3:57:39 PM     (No. 9257836)

When despots go this route they (usually) are attempting to rally/divert the population, or fear a "palace coup" and have to send a tough message. This, of course, assumes rational thought on the part of the despot. For this reason the fat kid must be ignored except to say ANY act of aggression will not be met with proportion but with his death and all around him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PChristopher, 4/3/2013 4:18:30 PM     (No. 9257876)

Has Obie wet himself yet or is he hiding at the 19th hole?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lancelink1, 4/3/2013 4:29:22 PM     (No. 9257889)

Forget what you are watching from North Korea and keep your eyes open on what the administration is doing. Classic blustering from NK and watch for the magician re-direct.

It´s either that or john effin´ kerry will be dancing for young kim soon.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 4/3/2013 4:39:59 PM     (No. 9257904)

Stinky the Gunrunner has observed how well blustering until the bribes arrive for the Norks, and so he has decided to join the game and pretend that he is preparing to attack the Un.

Its to distract us from the meltdown of our economy while Stinky steals more for his buddies with whom he will go live after this mess is over.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 4/3/2013 4:41:09 PM     (No. 9257906)

Politico, what is a "storty"? Can´t you guys afford editors?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: alpha91c, 4/3/2013 4:42:47 PM     (No. 9257907)

A state of war already exists between N. Korea, S. Korea and the U.N. It has existed since 1950. A temporary cease fire was signed in 1953, and since that time there has been a low level intermittent shooting war, occasionally involving American troops. Don´t anyone think the Nork military would be a pushover either. People need to have served a tour or two up on, or very near to the DMZ to fully appreciate the situation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 4/3/2013 4:51:56 PM     (No. 9257923)

Please remind me why we even have people serving a tour or two up on, or very near to the DMZ.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 4/3/2013 5:01:30 PM     (No. 9257941)

Kim Ding Dong, or whatever his name is, may be crazy, but the North Korean military is full of brilliant, ruthless men. Talk of missiles being launched at the U.S. is likely a diversion. All they have to do is float a few nuclear explosives on ships in the harbors near L.A., Seattle, Houston, New York City, and Washington DC. They would need to detonate only one and then notify us of the existence of the others. Assuming Obama survived, he would cave in like a Florida sink hole to whatever demands they made.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 4/3/2013 5:01:49 PM     (No. 9257943)

Kim Jong Un is likely certifiably nuts. I submit his choice of hairstyle as proof.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oldsfc, 4/3/2013 6:10:21 PM     (No. 9258041)

It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I see the Sec Def wet his pants.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pedro4, 4/3/2013 6:41:11 PM     (No. 9258074)

I don´t think the Nork military is full of ruthless men. I believe that they will fold at the first sign of an American attack. They want this nightmare of a leadership over as much as anyone. I never thought the Berlin Wall would fall in my lifetime, but I predict we will see a united Korea in the next 5 years. The only hold up is the support China offers them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Libertygal, 4/3/2013 6:48:52 PM     (No. 9258080)

Yeah, it was all funny until I saw in one of the articles where Hagel (read the administration) admits fir the first time that NK not onky has the weapons, but the means to deliver them.

We have been lied to, lulled into a false sense of security, and it is blatantly displayed in the responses here.

They are taking it seriously for a reason, why aren´t any of you?

With this admission, the first one from our government that he HAS the warheads and the means to DELIVER them, why are none of you at least a bit concerned about the potential? Obama has been sitting on his hands. The 3 am call came weeks ago, and he is just now acting?

I admit, I am just a bit surprised at LDotters right now. There is a time and place for jokes, but not on the tail end of a huge public admission like that.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 4/3/2013 7:07:55 PM     (No. 9258097)

To answer the headline question; they noticed who´s occupying the White House.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 4/3/2013 8:57:17 PM     (No. 9258217)

I keep hearing that this is an ongoing "war." No war was ever declared in the Korean dispute. Truman declared it a "police action." (Whatever that means.) Now if I read all this correctly the little fat one has actually declared war. I´m not sure he knows what all that entails, but he needs to be bent over one of his cannons and get his butt blistered. Problem: who´s going to do it, Hagel, J.F´nK, hussein,

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Melody, 4/3/2013 9:12:53 PM     (No. 9258236)

Thanks, #15. I was beginning to wonder if I were the only one taking this threat seriously. They could do tremendous damage to our country with just an EMP strike, and it sounds as if they´re capable of doing that.

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