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2009-05-21 China-Japan-Koreas
Top U.S. Admiral Speaks about N.Korean Nukes
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Posted by Steve White 2009-05-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 As a newly arrived statesider to Guam had described, IRAN + NORTH KOREA, ETC are inherently OLDER NATIONS = CULTURES-SOCIETIES than the USA, OR EVEN NATO = EUROPE, SO WHY SHOULD THEY GIVE UP NUCTECHS ANDOR NCUWEAPS JUST BECUZ (1) A NEW/YOUNG POWER CALLED "AMERICA/USA" WANTS OR DEMANDS THEM TO; + (2) THE USA WON'T EVER GIVE UP ITS OWN NUCWEAPONS???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-21 01:34||   2009-05-21 01:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Historically, Joe, the answer would be 'because the US is a lot stronger and has the will to MAKE you give them up.' Now, the best reason would be that they cost a lot and gain you nothing militarily (since using them would result in YOUR destruction). The best reason TO build them is to get the US to 'buy' them from you.
All this pre-supposes rationality of the guy with the key.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-05-21 08:20||   2009-05-21 08:20|| Front Page Top

#3 JosephM, perhaps for the same reason we take the car keys away from beloved older relatives who've developed Alzheimers and glaucoma. Ancient cultures are lovely to attract the tourist trade, but matter not a whit in the intercourse of nations.
Posted by trailing wife 2009-05-21 08:35||   2009-05-21 08:35|| Front Page Top

#4 Kimmie has Alzheimers and schizophrenia and is completely mad--why he still has the keys and is driving is beyond me. SK isn't the only nation at risk. If the US won't do anything singlehandedly about the danger, especially since he willingly shares with terrorists, the Chinese, Japanese, India, Russians, Europe, and Israel should be made to see the danger extends beyond the Nork borders.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-05-21 10:05||   2009-05-21 10:05|| Front Page Top

#5 He doesn't "have the keys". He hasn't has the keys for a while.

In all seriousness, I wonder if he hasn't had them for a very long time.
Posted by Pappy 2009-05-21 11:45||   2009-05-21 11:45|| Front Page Top

#6 Ala WORLD MIL FORUM > IIUC seems CHINA is viewing as a DE FACTO FLASHPOINT/PROVOCATION FOR NT WAR VIETNAM's attempts to extend its sovereignty into the disputed SOUTH CHINA SEA ISLANDS + geogol CONTINENTAL SHELF. The PRC = PLA, PLAN fears such a strategic or realist move by Vietnam will all but DENY China access into the STRAITS OF MALACCAS = INDIAN OCEAN, + before Chin can fully establish itself on new "Dual use" or PLA milbases/milfacs at GWADAR, PK, + LAN LAN ISLAND, MYANMAR, ETC.

Also, WORLD AFFAIRS BOARD > PHILIPPINES TO IMPROVE ITS MIL STRUCTURES ON KELAYAAN ISLANDS [ aka SPRATLEYS].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-21 23:27||   2009-05-21 23:27|| Front Page Top

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