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    NK war a real possibility in a few months, according to General Dunford.

    Several media outlets have reported that Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said over the weekend that war with North Korea was not “unimaginable.” What has gone unreported is that he also suggested the administration is giving diplomacy only “a few more months.”
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...%99/ar-AAoNt47

    Wasn't Trump ranting and raving about not giving the enemy time to prepare, being unpredictable? Granted, this is mostly a bluff to pressure China and Russia to act, however either side doing anything of significance, especially after the Russian sanctions is slim to none.

    This war was on the books for the past 16 years. It isn't a question of if, but a matter of when. Over a country that will never pose a threat to our security regardless of what they build. Nevermind showing our cards, what happened to the campaign promises of letting other countries fight their own wars? More of the same, business as usual.
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin

    The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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    You really need to buy a wrench and a screw driver.

    Tuebor

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
      NK war a real possibility in a few months, according to General Dunford.



      http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/...%99/ar-AAoNt47

      Wasn't Trump ranting and raving about not giving the enemy time to prepare, being unpredictable? Granted, this is mostly a bluff to pressure China and Russia to act, however either side doing anything of significance, especially after the Russian sanctions is slim to none.

      This war was on the books for the past 16 years. It isn't a question of if, but a matter of when. Over a country that will never pose a threat to our security regardless of what they build. Nevermind showing our cards, what happened to the campaign promises of letting other countries fight their own wars? More of the same, business as usual.
      You obviously believe that we should launch a pre-emptive strike on NK, despite the negative ramifications. What do you see as the final outcome of such an act?

      I feel that it's South Korea's responsibility to reign in Lil' Kimmie and His Posse...not ours.
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        You obviously believe that we should launch a pre-emptive strike on NK, despite the negative ramifications. What do you see as the final outcome of such an act?

        I feel that it's South Korea's responsibility to reign in Lil' Kimmie and His Posse...not ours.
        It's Donald Trump who wants to start a war to take attention away from his failed administration and boost his poll numbers. He needs a "Wag the Dog" moment.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
          It's Donald Trump who wants to start a war to take attention away from his failed administration and boost his poll numbers. He needs a "Wag the Dog" moment.
          failed? he did more good in the first few days than Obama ever did
          the big one was freezing federal hiring !!!!

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          • #6
            FWIW, the Korean War (1950-1953) never ended, officially. There has been a long standing Cease Fire Agreement, but no "permanant" Peace Treaty has been signed.

            Iran poised to launch rocket into space, as North Korea readies another missile test, US officials say
            EXCERPT:
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            North Korea and Iran have long been accused of sharing missile technology.

            "The very first missiles we saw in Iran were simply copies of North Korean missiles," said Jeffrey Lewis, a missile proliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. "Over the years, we've seen photographs of North Korean and Iranian officials in each other's countries, and we've seen all kinds of common hardware."

            U.S. officials are skeptical, however, that North Korea and Iran are coordinating their rocket and missile launches.

            While Iran insists its space program is for peaceful purposes, officials have long said any components used to put a satellite into orbit can also be used for building an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States.

            U.N. resolution 2231 says Iran is “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology,” according to the text of the agreement which went into effect days after the landmark Iran nuclear agreement that was engineered by the Obama administration.

            Critics have said that language was purposefully watered down to “called upon” instead of a more restrictive phrase because Russia intervened.
            [ Hint of Obama "collusion" with Russia ??? ]
            ...
            News of Iran's pending rocket launch coincides with more evidence North Korea is also preparing to test another ICBM, perhaps as early as Wednesday night -- a date that would coincide with the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement, which ended the fighting in the Korean War, but technically not the war itself.
            ...
            http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07...cials-say.html

            Meanwhile, Nature is helping stir the pot ...
            North Korea experiencing worst drought in 16 years, UN agency reports
            http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/07...y-reports.html
            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Moulin View Post
              failed? he did more good in the first few days than Obama ever did
              the big one was freezing federal hiring !!!!
              Burning down the building isn't governing. Neither is signing a bill to rename a VA clinic in American Samoa.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                failed? he did more good in the first few days than Obama ever did
                the big one was freezing federal hiring !!!!
                Unfortunately that was a broad brush, blanket freeze when it should have been more selective. My oldest son works for Immigration and it impacted them in not increasing the workforce(many about to be hireds suddenly turned away) to handle the increased workload they have in processing citizenship apps and increased immigrants/refugees coming in.
                TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                  failed? he did more good in the first few days than Obama ever did
                  the big one was freezing federal hiring !!!!
                  TOTAL TDS.
                  "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                  Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                  you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
                    Unfortunately that was a broad brush, blanket freeze when it should have been more selective. My oldest son works for Immigration and it impacted them in not increasing the workforce(many about to be hireds suddenly turned away) to handle the increased workload they have in processing citizenship apps and increased immigrants/refugees coming in.
                    need to cut immigration drastically--would save money in many different ways
                    need to cut down consulates/etc
                    we are in HUGE debt
                    the freezing was needed--in fact, they need to cut some jobs
                    federal employees should be lucky and grateful they are not getting laid off like in the private sector when a company fails

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                      TOTAL TDS.
                      phenomenal response ...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                        You obviously believe that we should launch a pre-emptive strike on NK, despite the negative ramifications. What do you see as the final outcome of such an act?

                        I feel that it's South Korea's responsibility to reign in Lil' Kimmie and His Posse...not ours.
                        No, we both agree that Trump is terribly wrong here and is going back on his campaign promise. NK isn't our fight.
                        "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                        - Benjamin Franklin

                        The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                        • #13
                          I agree. I hoped that Trump would keep us out of pointless foreign wars. Not that I am too surprised, but it would be nice.
                          "A foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse." Ulysses S. Grant

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                            need to cut immigration drastically--would save money in many different ways
                            In general maybe, regards "illegals" definitely. The part of Immigration/ICE my son works for is largely self-funded via the fees paid by those wanting their documentation processed to become Naturalized Citizens. "Refugees" is a more dicey funding, but many of these include those whom have worked with USA/DoD in places like Iraq and Afghanistan serving as interpretors, guides, and other assistance that find their lives(and their families') in danger becuase of that "working with/for USA" and we own them, upon proper vetting, a chance to come here and be safe.

                            Also, this sort of processing and/or vetting are often months to years in the doing, many started prior to the change of POTUS.

                            Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                            need to cut down consulates/etc
                            Why?

                            Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                            we are in HUGE debt
                            Agreed http://www.usdebtclock.org/

                            Originally posted by Moulin View Post
                            the freezing was needed--in fact, they need to cut some jobs
                            federal employees should be lucky and grateful they are not getting laid off like in the private sector when a company fails
                            For the most part I'd agree, but it needs to be a more considered and selective approach. Some agencies/depts are bloated and overstaffed for what remains of their mandates/purpose, while others may need to be expanded. Congress, with some direction from the Executive, should be constantly on top of this and make frequent adjustments. IMO of course.

                            BTW, we are drifting from thread topic here and maybe should disuss this in another thread.
                            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                              No, we both agree that Trump is terribly wrong here and is going back on his campaign promise. NK isn't our fight.
                              1) We remain treaty bound to South Korea, and as pointed out, the "war" technically isn't over, just on hold.

                              2) NK's continued work on both nuclear warheads and ICBM capability make them a regional threat and might also see them able to make limited strike towards USA. One or two nukes burst high enough for EMP effect could make a mess of some parts of our nation (especially the West Coast).

                              3) Full scale conventional war may not be the best course, but massive pre-emptive strikes shouldn't be ruled out (may be the better course).
                              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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