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Cut Commitments, Not Muscle

Club_a_Liberal Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 11:43 AM
You are missing the entire point. Yes, NK has the numbers. So what, that's SK's problem. SK has TWICE the population and 40 times the economy of the North. If SK feels threatened, then THEY need to put that double population advantage and 40X stronger economy into use and bolster their OWN numbers. Why is this our responsibility?

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