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North Korea to nuke the us?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Knighj1, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    Respectfully, I think a LOT of people would debate many or most of those wins with you.


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  2. Probably. There's probably quite a bit of debate over how many of them are 'wars', also. And I'm always up and open for respectful debates.

    The overall point, though, is that there was an implication that our military is ineffective except when nuclear weapons have been used. 240(ish) years of history with only one conflict where they WERE used would beg to differ.
     

  3. The Cold War was not a war.
     
  4. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    Indeed. Though no other weapon brought an end to war as quickly.

    The bomb is a game changer, only now other madmen have access to it.


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  5. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    You talking about big O or the little Korean jerk?

    N Korea says it's nuclear missiles are on alert. Uh huh.

    N Korea says it's going to nuke D.C. But I thought they wanted to hurt us, not help us.

    I'm so confused. Where's W when you need him?

    Seriously, IMHO nobody wins a war. Some just lose more than others.
     
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  6. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    I don't care if they have or do not have the ability to fuel a nuclear strike. What i care about is our reaction. If I was in charge at first mention of this they would be in a world of hurt (literally).
     
  7. ezthumper

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    Sure it was, just not in the conventional way you think. But stratagey and tactics were involved.:duel:
     
  8. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    It most definitely was a war and it most definitely was not "cold".
     
  9. Then I, for one, am very very grateful that you're not in charge.

    The use of force to defend your house from an intruder is one thing. But to be so easily willing - it seems even eager - to send 18, 19, 20 year old kids into war is a disturbing prospect to me. Those men and women volunteer to serve at the command of the President. The very least that President owes them in return is a calm, rational decision on when to cash in that marker they've given.
     
  10. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    I wasnt saying send a force over ther war cry, I think complacency has a negative impact.
     
  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    "The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before
    you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him
    shrouded in tears, and to gather in your bosom his wives and
    daughters. "
    -Genghis Kahn

     
  12. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire Silver Member

    Could, and how exactly would we KNOW who did it? Most of our data would be gone/wiped and we would be blind for quite awhile, IMO.
     
  13. Glockworks

    Glockworks Ready/Aim/Fire Silver Member

    I vote on the former.
     
  14. Pepiot

    Pepiot Yippee ki-yay...

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    9/11, in my opinon, is the perfect example of complacency. The UN has warned these guys several times (that we know of) to stop their nuclear testing and they choose to continue - i am glad that neither ONE of us are in charge, it takes a combination of persons, like the United Nations, to come together and make these decisions, of which I am sure there are persons that have the opinion of yours and some of mine; it takes more than one to make such a decison that impacts many nations. We are on the same side war cry, just of different views. Your point is noted a valued, thank you.
     
  15. whoops dude

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    during a time when no one had the ability to throw any back.
     
  16. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

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    If we were to strike NK tomorrow with nukes, would China respond?
     
  17. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

    It most certainly was. Mostly fought by proxy in obscure Asian, African other ****holes around the world. Every now and then the primary combatants would knock down a plane, jack or damage a naval vessel, or whack a troop or two on some remote outpost. Sphincters would clench tightly for a few days and then after PR manuevers on both sides, tensions would ease up and it would be back to business as usual.
     
  18. Mr Spock

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    In addition to this, there were also a few instances in some of these third world crap holes where American and Russian pilots went against each other, just in planes flagged for the crap hole countries (Russians in the proxy's planes and our guys in American planes).
     
  19. I'd say Obongo's a bigger threat to you than Tattoo...
     
  20. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    A very good statement that I agree with totally.