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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:08 AM
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US can "beat" North Korea
SEOUL The US and South Korean could defeat North Korea in a war, America's top soldier said yesterday.

His statement followed an assessment by the chief of US intelligence that North Korea, together with Iran, was still a "state of highest concern" to the US because of its nuclear programs though al-Qaida was the top security threa


http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,54...


After NK blows the west coast away. They're all insane.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:10 AM
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1. If NK lost 100 men to each one the US lost
they still would win. :cry:

Idiots like this should be retired.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:11 AM
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2. Only the U.S. should have nuclear weapons...
because only the U.S. is free of tyrannical, war-loving leaders who would employ torture and illegal spying as tactics....

:sarcasm: :beer:
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:11 AM
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3. I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed...
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.

-- General "Buck" Turgidson
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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:21 AM
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7. chump change, huh.... n/t
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:13 AM
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4. Peter Pace
And Wilhelm Keitel, both loyal to their masters, if we're truly lucky perhaps Pace will meet with the same fate.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:14 AM
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5. Dupe - posted an hour ago.
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CanCon Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:17 AM
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6. Fearless Leader hasn't been looking so good lately...
...hopefully he'll die and be replaced by someone less crazy and oppressive.


To clarify, I mean Kim Jong Il, though Bush leaving would be nice too :)
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:27 AM
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8. "Washington is reducing the number of troops in South Korea."
We have a strong military and I have the utmost faith in their abilities but why talk smack when you're drawing down troops? Every time I read something like this - where they say one thing while doing the opposite - I find it harder to believe their intent is to keep us safer.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:34 AM
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12. 30,000 troops that are a few miles from the DMZ
That get blown up within the first day of the war aren't going to do anyone any good.

The ground war on the Korean peninsula would be fought mostly by Koreans.
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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 12:08 PM
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15. Am I understanding this right...
When Pace says we he means the South Koreans along with a relatively small number of our guys against a greater number of North Koreans? I wish to hell he hadn't boasted, our guys are not expendable or for show. If he's not going to fully commit to the effort, a more conciliatory tone would've been better...or is it just me thinkin' that?
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:29 AM
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9. They act like they're playing "Risk"
unfortunately they're using real people with real environmental and political consequences.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:31 AM
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10. god, I fucking hope so
I hope we can squeeze out a victory against an impoverished, starving, undersupplied and undertrained nation with no natural resources or allies. If not, why are we spending several times the North Korea GDP a year on a military?
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CanCon Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:32 AM
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11. Because...
It's being run by a tyrannical despot who holds public executions of dissidents and has proclaimed himself, amongst other things, the Lodestar of the 21st Century?
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:35 AM
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13. no, I was talking about North Korea
no the US.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-03-06 11:41 AM
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14. He must remember when the US could win a war..against Grenada.
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