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Big Mac

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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    Way to go editing quotes Vilas... How old are you? 12?
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    Research is key
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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    I agree that investigative journalism is what keeps governments honest (to a point) but at the same time you do have to factor in how many lives could potentially be put into danger needlessly because some reporter, whistle blower, or attention seeker wants to get their name in every paper in the world and become famous at the expense of the lives of other people. 99% of these people have never held a rifle or have been in combat so they don't understand how dangerous it is for the grunt or SF operator on the ground. If I was a special forces operator I wouldn't want the people I'm fighting to have even a slight advantage over me and if I was the head of a state I wouldn't want my diplomats not to feel free to voice their opinions and assessments of the country they're currently working with through private channels for fear of starting at best an international incident and at worst start a war or escalating local conflict into a regional one. Keep in mind wars have been started over a lot less than candid remarks. Wikileaks put NATO troops in even more danger than they already are and for no good reason with the Iraq and Afghan files. They also needlessly put the US and NATO in a bind diplomatically with this newest release. They could have waited 10-15 years longer and then air the story, but they wanted to do while it was hot so they get fame. Investigative journalists have a ethical and moral obligation to weigh the consequences of their stories before they air or print them and to ask themselves two questions "what good will come out of this?" and "Is that good worth putting lives at risk?" The general public doesn't need to know everything and they're probably better off not knowing everything.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    Look more closely. And I can prove otherwise with sources that are widely accepted, so lets drop it.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    That is one of the few things you and I agree on Vilas.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    That is a joint US/SK project. Projects like that are not uncommon.. If you actually look at the SK TO&E you'll see there are very few actual American toys. Thats not to say that American doesn't advise and lend support but even that is limited since for example we won't give SK or Japan our fly-by-wire software so they've come up with their own software. And what makes you think I support the America's relationship with the Saudis? You'll find that most Americans look at the Saudis as two-faced and not to be trusted and most would agree that the only thing keeping us in bed with the Saudi's is the American oil companies. As I said before your country has done 10 times worse than mine so when you attack my country it's like the pot calling the kettle black.
  7. Maybe The Aliens from Independence Day are coming. You can count on the USA to save the day in the nick of time. :p
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    As I already stated the majority of their weapons are not bought anymore. They may still buy missiles and bombs, but the amount would not change unless war broke out. You ask why we're building ABM bases in eastern europe. Maybe it has to do with Russia trading a communist dictatorship for a ultra-nationalist one. Maybe it's because Russia is invading countries that are in the process of gaining full membership into NATO. Maybe it's because of something that has nothing to do with what I just listed. In short I don't know nor do I care. I don't fully agree with the ABM bases, but at the same time I also know that ABMs provide a balance of power which in all honestly is a lot better than what you had to deal with during the cold war which was tactical nukes ready to strike in the event of a Russian launch.BTW Russia didn't withdraw it was kicked out there's a difference. Learn your history. Considering since the end of the cold war the US has downsized it's role in SK and turned over primary security of the JSA and the DMZ to the SKs you should believe in it. That's comparing apples to oranges friend. We don't have a formal alliance with Israel that we have with SK. Wrong buddy. We have an alliance with all of those nations and we are downsizing our combat forces in europe, but quite frankly a lot of americans much rather keep what combat forces we have there since russia is invading countries such as georgia who are allies of the US and because it's a very nice posting. I personally think it's worth the expense given the behavior of your country. As I said before with your country's track record you do not need to be trying to claim a moral high ground over NATO or America.
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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    The PFC who opened the can of beans was. I could give two shits about Julian Assange; He's a cunt yes, but as you said he's not an American citizen so the worst we can do directly to him is ban him from entry into the US and sue to have the website taken down, but that's long term.. I'm more concerned with plugging his source....preferably permanently... Anyone who sells out their country deserves to die a slow painful death. Right and I'm sure your country lives by the words of Hello Kitty.. BTW I wasn't aware I made foreign policy for my country nor was I aware I backing up my country's idiotic moves, maybe if I did make policy the world wouldn't be as fucked up as it already is.
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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    Freedom of Speech doesn't extend to leaking classified docs...
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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    He's a start.
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    Wikileaks diplomatic files.

    Meh I hope that PFC is found dead in an alley.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    One question, why would we need to keep NK there to sell weapons? Most of the weaponry SK and Japan use they build themselves and even if they didn't that doesn't mean they'd stop buying from us if they didn't have NK to contend with, because that leaves two very big countries; China and Russia. Still to sell weapons to a country doesn't mean they need to have an aggressive neighbor. Some countries just like to have a well oiled army, because a well oiled army means you have respect on the international scene.You say that having a constant enemy is the best way to keep a military base in someone else's country. We still have bases in Germany, Italy, and the UK but the cold war is over and has been for nearly 20 years. As for being "big bro" I think you have it wrong. Naturally a yes or no from the the US on something can have a large impact on the decision making the SK government but in the end the choice is theirs; not ours. Oh and Spooky if you were living in a small country who had to be on constant watch for an invasion wouldn't you want some serious back up from a country that's way bigger? The SKs like most countries are divided on many issues and one of them in the presence of American troops in SK, but if the NKs came rolling across the DMZ they'd want our help and need our help.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    What else did you expect? Did you really think anyone was going to take you seriously when you defend a country like NK? I personally think you don't believe 90% of what you post and you do it only because you're a troll who's looking to get a rise out of people instead of having a intelligent debate..
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    If all you're going to do is attack me and other Americans because you've been proven wrong then its best if you don't post at all...
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    And there you go trolling again instead of being a man and admitting when you're wrong...
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    My hatred is not blind and it is not without just cause either. There very few people in this world who do not have a bias against NK on some level. Actual accounts by NKs still inside NK are as worthless as monopoly money for two reasons. 1. They're either so brainwashed that if Kim Il Sung or Kim Jung Il said the 2 + 2 = 5 then they'd believe it despite however which way you do the problem you always end up with 4. or 2. They know what the score is and they know they're in some really bad kimchi, but will put on a smile and tow the party line because if they do means they get to live another day and hopefully get the chance to defect. So naturally when you combined the pictures of starving kids with first hand accounts by people who were there, and NK itself anyone with a lick of common sense can see that maybe the guy with a chip on his shoulder has a point. Baff give it up, no one here is going to take you seriously when you defend NK so by continuing to you're only making yourself look like a troll.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    Right and did you buy into the sugarcoated version about how NK is a paradise and how Kim Il Sung defeated the Japanese in WW2 single handed by throwing pine cones which turned into grenades? As I said watch Nat Geo's Inside North Korea for a non-bullshit version.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    And what makes you such an expert on the American psyche? I hold no resentment towards china and neither do most Americans. We don't like the fact that "Made in China" means more than "Made in the USA" nowadays, but yet again you're talking out of your ass... Right thats why the ruling class and and the military get all the food and the joe blow is left with nothing. Dude their military is a 3rd rate military, if you bothered to read up before posting you'd know that everyone here except you is right. The same could be said for SK invading NK. They have US support and they have a modern military, bet yet even with the sinking of one of their ships and the bombardment of one of their islands they hold back. You obviously don't understand that everything NK does has a purpose. Do you really think they bombarded that island just to see what would happen? They did it to get the world's attention for reasons no one is sure of yet, if they wanted to invade SK they could very will win because they have surprise on their side.
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    Russia, return or someone new?

    How about from an actual country and not something someone pulled out of their ass so they didn't have to do the homework? :)
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    No, but I never claimed to know better than what people who have lived under NK said about NK, unlike you.Seriously dude you don't know what you're talking about and you're making yourself look like a retard every time you post. You obviously haven't taken the time to do research yet again. You really think a famine just ends in a country who gives what little food only to the military and the ruling class? If so then you truly are more stupid than a pack of retards. I suggest you watch Nat. Geo's Inside North Korea.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    Propaganda in a two street dude. You're spouting off propaganda from the extreme left. Have you ever lived under a totalitarian regime? I don't think so. Baff you're an idiot. Anyone who google's north korean famine is treated with a wealth of horrible images of kids who just skin and bones. These kids and their families starve so this guy can have more of these these and these so he can do this To anyone who he wants to conquer. Dude honestly you seriously just need take your ball and go home. People tolerate most of your trolling because it's amusing to see someone talk out of their ass, but to side with a country that is in the truest sense evil just because you're anti-western is offensive.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    This one? If so, then I agree.
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    Didn't NK blow up a SK civilian airliner because the NKs didn't get to go to the olympics, but the SKs did? I guess that qualifys as self defense...like 9/11 was totally AQ defending itself...
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    North Korea shells the South, South retaliates

    *cough* Don't forget FDR *cough* Man I got a cough from hell here.
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