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Posted in: Japan goes into crisis mode for possible N Korea missile launch See in context

I think all the armchair militarists posting here should be given guns and locked in a room with each other so they can work out their infantile aggressions among themselves.

You are mistaking "militarists" with "realists".

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Posted in: Obama turns to web to bypass news media See in context

@ TexasAggie

Your remarks completely and utterly lack substance.

The liberal media bias is a complete myth. Conservatives like the flail their arms about and spew buzzwords like "socialism", "ACORN", and "MSM" like they mean something, but they don't. Just a last ditch attempt to defend an utterly defeated world view.

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Posted in: Japan goes into crisis mode for possible N Korea missile launch See in context

The US dictates who can and can't develop their military force because our military supremecy is the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived.

They are a threat to our and the region's collective peace, security, and prosperity. Since that determination has been made the US will act to protect ours and our allies interests and security.

If they continue forward in a wreckless manner than it will almost certainly lead to a conflict where many lives will be lost but the US and allies will emerge not only victorious, but stronger than before.

If everybody would just back off and take 5 mins to understand each other we wouldn't be here.

That is a very naive world view. Governments have opposing viewpoints and world views that cannot simply be ironed out over a cup of tea.

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Posted in: Japan goes into crisis mode for possible N Korea missile launch See in context

@ YuriOtani

The the missle would promptly be shot down and Kim would resume his bellicose threats.

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Posted in: Japan goes into crisis mode for possible N Korea missile launch See in context

You clearly do not undestand the issue.

The missle being used to launch the "satellite" is the exact same type that can be used to carry warheads (nuclear or otherwise), a 3 stage balistic missle. Previous UNSC resolutions prohibit North Korea from launching balistic missles.

The US and its allies are completely within their rights to try to prevent the launch and / or impose penalties after the fact.

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Posted in: U.S. questions growing Chinese military power See in context

Gotcha

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Posted in: U.S. questions growing Chinese military power See in context

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34314.pdf

I don't have time to read throgh some government report. Post the quick and dirty.

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Posted in: U.S. questions growing Chinese military power See in context

-Long-term US Treasury securities -Long-term US government agency securities -Long-term corporate securities (some of which are asset backed) -Equities (such as stocks) -Short-term debt.

Stocks aren't "debt securities". Do you have any figures on those other items?

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Posted in: U.S. questions growing Chinese military power See in context

Agreed. That's why I originally stated "and other forms of US debt securities".

What would those "other forms" be? I am not saying you are wrong, I am just not aware of them.

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Posted in: U.S. questions growing Chinese military power See in context

Isn't it ironic that the US questions the expansion of Chinese military power, yet accepts Chinese money to buy $1 trillion in US Treasuries and other forms of US debt securities, which in turn is used to fund the US military?

China doesn't own $1 Trillion in treasuries. It owns about $780 Billion. Keep in mind that this is about 10% of the total.

Also, all of you really need to better understand the definition of irony as most of the things you call "ironic" are not.

To the topic at hand though, the growing Chinese military isn't really a threat to US supremecy (and won't be for some time) and additionally as the government of China becomes more democratic (pulled along by a more free market based economy) that Military can be used as a tool for good and stability rather than a way to impose their will upon the region.

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Posted in: EU presidency: U.S. stimulus is 'the road to hell' See in context

At least China and and now Europe recognize the disasterous path Obama is leading us down. They recognize what socialism and redistribution of wealth schemes do to prosperity. Too bad we have a majority of wealth-envy, welfare-minded, Americans who choose to follow Obama straight into the hell he's creating for America.

Obama is more than tripling our deficit with out of control socialism, and the Fed is busy printing what amounts to mononopoly money to pay for the debt. Thanks to the Democrats we are rapidly being relegated to Third World status.

Not very bright, ehh?

Nothing that Obama is doing can be contrued as Socialism... that is if you actually know what Socialism is (which you clearly don't) and don't just throw it around as a buzzword.

I understand that you are upset that your political party's economic theories have been proven to be false, but that doesn't mean you should completely deny reality and lose the ability to objectively look at a situation.

It sure is a good thing that the VAST majority of economists disagree with your assessment and realize that the path we are going down now is the best way to cleanse this country of the filth that has accrued over the last 8 years of conservative rule.

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Posted in: Japan goes into crisis mode for possible N Korea missile launch See in context

North Korea is playing a dangerous game. They threaten the stability of an entire region by their refusal to submit to the rule of international law.

If the North launches a missle and the US or its allies shoot it down (which I believe they will) the North will not invade or attack the South because they know that it means nothing short of absolute destruction of their regime.

They are going to get their bluff called and it will result in the further erosion of Kim's power base in the North. This will hopefully accelerate his removal from power and the rise of more moderate actors in the North's political system.

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