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How do you solve a problem like North Korea? A `decapitation strike` will surely not be a solution.
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lo yeeOn
2017-03-15 07:36:28 UTC
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If your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. [proverb]

If your only view is that you're holier (more exceptional) than
everyone else, then every non-vassal state is a problem.

Otherwise, North Korea is not a problem, once you realize that you
haven't acted in a reasonable or friendly way to that country for
seven decades.

They have repeatedly stated that they want to have a peace treaty with
the United States since the two countries were at war seven decades
ago. Setting up a missile system now in South Korea is a provocative
move that won't give us peace in Far East Asia.

Where is China in this? North Korea is its last frontier preventing
the Korean peninsula from being used as a springboard for invasion.

So will the Chinese president be foolish enough such that Trump will
be able to wine and dine Xi into making promises China will regret?

Courtesy of Newsmax.com:

Four elite U.S. military units - including the highly secret SEAL
Team Six - are slated to practice taking out North Korea's
leadership during a military exercise with South Korea.

The Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises, which take place every
year, began March 1. This year, SEAL Team Six and three special
operations units from the Army - the Rangers, Delta Force, and
Green Berets - will be on hand to rehearse a decapitation strike,
according to the Yonhap News Agency.

"A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces
will take part in this year's Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises
to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the
North's war command and demolition of its key military facilities,"
a South Korean military official told the news agency.

The Foal Eagle exercise involves more than 31,000 members of the
U.S. military, including the 28,000 that are stationed in South
Korea.

Korea Joongang Daily reported U.S. F-35 fighter jets will partake in
the exercises as well, and will simulate attacks on North Korean
targets.

Operators from SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden during a 2011
raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

This kind of exercise is no way to solve "the North Korea problem".

Journalists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers' classic piece on North
Korea continues to be a standard read when MSM keeps talk about the
country as a problem. Their piece was enclosed in a post on the
subject only six months ago. It might be worth re-reading it too.

lo yeeOn

You build fear in North Korea, you're stoking a fire for war with it.
Thucydides accurately nailed the cause of the Peloponnesian War.

The way to denuclearize the Korean peninsula is for the U.S. to
recognize that its foreign policy is a sure way to lead to a war and
peace is always superior to war. What we need is a president who is
not interested in regime change around the world and not interested in
world hegemony. He or she is interested in serious negotiations and
in signing a peace treaty with North Korea, acknowledge the cessation
of hostility between the two countries.

But at this moment, the U.S. is bringing in the Anti-missile Defense
System into South Korea while keeping tens of thousands of soldiers
there. When I google the number, the following showed up on the top:

With 28,500 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in South
Korea, U.S. forces in South Korea are a forward presence in the
region and a key manifestation of the U.S. government's rebalance
toward the Asia-Pacific.

So it should not surprise anyone that North Korea has been trying to
and is indeed making progress with its nuclear program.

The ultimate provocation is the US foreign policy of trying to keep
control of the Korean peninsula - which necessarily leads to a war,
designed to effect a drastic regime change in the north.

When we build fear in N. Korea, we're stoking a fire for war - an
inevitable military confrontation - if you follow Thucydides'
reasoning about the Peloponnesian War from the 5th century B.C.

lo yeeOn

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0) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Armistice_Agreement

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1) North Korea and the United States: Will the Real Aggressor Please
Stand Down?

Just because there exists a demonization program somewhere on this
planet doesn't mean that North Korea is an aggressor. Kevin Zeese and
Margaret Flowers have the following insightful account to help educate
us:

North Korea and the United States: Will the Real Aggressor Please
Stand Down?

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, March 05, 2013

http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/03/05/north-korea-and-the-united-states-will-the-real-aggressor-please-stand-down/

Near the end of World War II, as Japan was weakened, Korean "People's
Committees" formed all over the country and Korean exiles returned
from China, the US and Russia to prepare for independence and
democratic rule. On September 6, 1945, these disparate forces and
representatives of the people's committees proclaimed a Korean
People's Republic (the KPR) with a progressive agenda of land reform,
rent control, an eight-hour work day and minimum wage among its
27-point program.

. . .

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2) Relationships between U.S. soldiers and South Korean women

Western princesses (prostitutes servicing U.S. soldiers) have
resulted in a negative image for South Korean women who have
relationships with American men.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Forces_Korea#Relationships_between_U.S._soldiers_and_South_Korean_women

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3) http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/president-obama-condemns-north-korean-nuclear-test-227942

Donald Trump's campaign is blaming Hillary Clinton for North Korea's
latest provocation, a nuclear weapons test that is raising new doubts
about President Barack Obama's handling of the rogue Asian regime.

The test, which came on the 68th anniversary of North Korea's
founding, "is yet one more example of Hillary Clinton's catastrophic
failures as secretary of state," Trump communications aide Jason
Miller said in a statement. "Clinton promised to work to end North
Korea's nuclear program as secretary of state, yet the program has
only grown in strength and sophistication."
TT
2017-03-15 13:35:33 UTC
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Otherwise, North Korea is not a problem, once you realize that you
haven't acted in a reasonable or friendly way to that country for
seven decades.
They have repeatedly stated that they want to have a peace treaty with
the United States since the two countries were at war seven decades
ago.
Obviously you know nothing of North Korea.
*skriptis
2017-03-15 13:55:40 UTC
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Post by lo yeeOn
Otherwise, North Korea is not a problem, once you realize that you
haven't acted in a reasonable or friendly way to that country for
seven decades.
They have repeatedly stated that they want to have a peace treaty with
the United States since the two countries were at war seven decades
ago.
Obviously you know nothing of North Korea.
And you do?
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Byker
2017-03-15 18:04:40 UTC
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Obviously you know nothing of North Korea.
And you do?
Leave it to Japan to take them out:

China’s greatest nightmare: a nuclear-armed Japan:
http://tinyurl.com/zpnwnhd

At what cost? Cost isn't something that factors into matters of national
existence: http://tinyurl.com/zehd7qo

Joe Biden and his friends can lecture about non-proliferation all they want,
but as long as N. Korea and China have nukes, then Japan has the right as
well: http://tinyurl.com/zpzfbhf

Contrary to popular belief, Japan's constitution does not ban the country
from having nuclear weapons: http://tinyurl.com/hyts3ct

Japan has enough plutonium stockpiled to create 5,000 nuclear bombs. The
country also has 1.2 tons of enriched uranium. Technical ability doesn’t
equate to a bomb, but experts suggest getting from raw plutonium to a
nuclear weapon could take as little as six months after the political
decision to go forward: http://tinyurl.com/jb39j9f

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