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'Proportional' Response

ReddestNeck Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 12:19 AM
An announcement from "unnamed American officials" (official dog catchers?) is as credible as it is traceable to its sources... while Obama might muck such a conflict up, I doubt this is the Pentagon plan, or the South Korean plan for that matter.
Frank98 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 6:44 AM
Um, I would bet Soetoro gave his Dog Kether the order to bark.
It frightened li'l Un so much, Soetoro even shelved plans to test our missile/s that had been planned for many moons.
Sorry, I forgot to remember,li'l Un was not frightened. it was Soetoro who is frightened.
ranma2 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 1:00 AM
Some unnamed official dog catcher should be found and fired then.
Simple solution.
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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