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UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose additional sanctions against North Korea.  More here.

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I think the most important piece of information to come out of this new resolution is the cooperation between China and the US in drafting the resolution.

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I think the most important piece of information to come out of this new resolution is the cooperation between China and the US in drafting the resolution.

Yep.  Hope there will be more such cooperation in the future.  One way to ensure that is for each country to refrain from overreaching.

As for North Korea itself, I believe it has every right to go nuclear -- as China did -- and as the US itself did.  I am as much "anti proliferation" as anybody else -- but I also take a dim view when one or several nuclear-wielding countries gang up on smaller wannabes.

In this case, still imperfect, but more legitimacy at least under the auspices of the UN -- esp. one backed with unanimity among both nuclear and non nuclear members (15-0 vote).


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I too would like to see more of that, especially when we think we need to invade/bomb another country.

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Sure it will be a jolly time until the United States is, as the North Korean General so eloquently puts it:

"In the capital of Pyongyang, Army Gen. Kang Pyo Yong told a crowd of tens of thousands that North Korea is ready to fire long-range nuclear-armed missiles at Washington, which “will be engulfed in a sea of fire.”"


"engulfed in a sea of fire", so poetic.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world....ry.html
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(High_Sierra_Fan @ Mar. 07 2013, 7:38 pm)
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Sure it will be a jolly time until the United States is, as the North Korean General so eloquently puts it:

"In the capital of Pyongyang, Army Gen. Kang Pyo Yong told a crowd of tens of thousands that North Korea is ready to fire long-range nuclear-armed missiles at Washington, which “will be engulfed in a sea of fire.”"


"engulfed in a sea of fire", so poetic.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world....ry.html

Give the man a break, HSF!  "Mother of All Battles" was already taken.    :D

Not that I really know, but... it's been decades since NK paid cold cash for anything.  If there be a war -- my hunch is that they will quickly run out of ammo -- and their war machines will quickly break down for lack of spare parts.

My other hunch is that when we pierce through all the rhetoric -- NK continues to exist because it still serves the purposes of the Big Powers.  China surely doesn't want an eventual united,  strong and prosperous Korea right at its doorsteps.  Neither does Russia.  The same, of course, would also take away the excuse for the US to retain its troop presence in Asia.  And none of these is desired by the Japanese either.

I'm sure GL and DL and now the grandson had all these figured out -- before thumping their noses at everyone around them.


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Agreed. It seems much more likely that the right thing is being done when you have such a unanimous vote. Unlike say the invasion of Iraq.

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