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Tue Aug 8, 2017, 11:14 PM

Top Democratic Senator Issues A Warning About War With N. Korea That Every America Should Read.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, explained to the American people that contrary to Trump's bluster, war with North Korea would not be quick or glorious.

*Unlike Trump, Sen. Cardin knows what he is talking about. A war with North Korea would be a slog that could go on for months at a minimum and drain US military resources around the world. The US military, South Korean military, and civilian casualties would be massive. It is estimated by military experts that an invasion of North Korea would require a huge ground force commitment. War with North Korea would make Iraq and Afghanistan look like childís play.

The problem with trying to use surgical strikes is that the US doesnít know where all of North Koreaís nuclear facilities are. There is no easy out once America decides to engage militarily on the Korean Peninsula.

Trump may have been talking tough to make himself feel like a big man, but this isnít The Apprentice. The stakes are nothing less than a total war the likes of which the United States hasnít seen since Vietnam.'

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/08/08/top-democratic-senator-issues-warning-war-n-korea-america-read.html

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Reply Top Democratic Senator Issues A Warning About War With N. Korea That Every America Should Read. (Original post)
elleng Aug 2017 OP
Aristus Aug 2017 #1
PSPS Aug 2017 #2
Beartracks Aug 2017 #3
procon Aug 2017 #4
Gore1FL Aug 2017 #5
thesquanderer Aug 2017 #6
zentrum Aug 2017 #7
Gore1FL Aug 2017 #9
zentrum Aug 2017 #10
burrowowl Aug 2017 #8

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 11:28 PM

1. A voice of reason.

Thank God...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 11:35 PM

2. In other words, this would become a proxy war, just like the Korean War of the 50's.

We wouldn't be fighting "The North Koreans" but, also, Russia and China as well. My dad said there was a dark joke common around then. "Today, our side lost a thousand, the other side lost 100,000. We'll lose because we'll run out of soldiers first."

Frankly, I don't think anyone is taking trump's bluster seriously anyway (except the press, which pimps everything way out of proportion to keep viewers watching their ads.) Kim's statements are already dismissed as the usual sabre rattling that always emanates from the DPRK.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 11:42 PM

3. We've gone from World Leader to Saber Rattler in 200 days.

Thanks, Trump.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 8, 2017, 11:45 PM

4. Its not the Democrats who need to be convinced that Trump must be removed.

The Republicans hold both chambers of Congress. Most of them won't even talk to a Democrat, let alone agree with them to stop Trump. That isn't likely to change any time soon, so Trump will only become crazier by the day.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 12:33 AM

5. Base on his bluster "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... "

I expect 45's solution involves few soldiers and many split atoms....

He said "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen... "

Considering Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and quite a number of tests, the world has seen a lot of fire and fury.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:06 AM

6. Yeah, but considering how much Trump exaggerates...

"fire and fury like the world has never seen" could also be a cigarette.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 01:16 AM

7. Except it won't be

.....a war like Viet Nam. It will be Nuclear. Because NK's Dear Leader will behave like Jim Jones and strike with
Atom bombs rather than be defeated in any way. He'll take his whole country with him and along the way, strike Washington DC or, as I hear on the news--New York City or LA and SF.

We have not been attacked on our shores since the British invaded.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 05:56 AM

9. Even if we don't count 9/11, Pearl Harbor is on our shores.

But nonetheless, I agree; if there is a conflict, they'll likely bring out the nukes--at least if the reality matches the rhetoric.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 02:32 PM

10. You're right.

I realize I've always seen that as a direct provocation, because Hawaii didn't become a state until the late 50's--like shooting one of our planes out of the sky, rather that an attack on the USA. But no---it really was a direct attack.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Aug 9, 2017, 02:11 AM

8. K&R!!!!!!!!!!!

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