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'Proportional' Response

tsimitpo Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 9:00 PM
My response wasn't restricted to the article - it was to all the reactionary "talk" I've seen everywhere that implies pre-emptive action on our part. If you haven't seen it then you aren't noticing. I'm not for war, because it serves the interests of those who are controlling us. Proportional seems to be favored by many when it comes to crime and punishment - that's just my observation.
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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