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'Proportional' Response

John248 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:49 PM
only does four things......Endlessly Campaign, point fingers, blame others, (and in the case of the Pentagon) appoint "yes" men who are as incompetent at leadership as Obama is. This is one of the reasons why the North Koreans are posturing themselves for war. They can tell that Obama will never fire back and this accordingly gives them the ultimate empowerment.
Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Yet there on the front page of the April 8th New York Times was a story about how unnamed "American officials" were planning a "proportional" response to any North Korean attack. This was spelled in an example: If the North Koreans "shell a South Korean island that had military installations" then the South Koreans would retaliate with "a barrage of artillery of similar intensity."

Whatever the merits or demerits of such a plan, what conceivable purpose can be served by telling the North Koreans in advance that they...

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