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April 7, 2013 - 7:33 am
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Like a two year old who has thrown a tantrum and got his exhausted parents to given in, Kim will reap the benefits of his brinksmanship. The cave-in by the U.S. could also embolden the young man to go even farther next time, testing the limits of American appeasement with even more bellicosity and outrageous behavior.

The metaphor of Charlie Brown, the football, and Lucy comes to mind. Lucy, while seemingly crazy for doing the same thing over and over, makes a rational choice to pull the football back while Charlie Brown holds out hope that this time will be different. Despite severe reservations on his part, Charlie Brown always talks himself into playing the game with Lucy.

Would that U.S. policy makers refuse to play Kim’s game next time.

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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To all appearances, our enemies are getting a real good idea of what our assets and methodologies are for protecting the US. Our North Korean 'friends' are simply surrogates for the Chinese (and, quite possibly, the Russians). They have their measure of Obama and his cohorts and they are beginning to sharpen their knives, so to speak.
1 year ago
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Stop cow towing to these little idiots in North Korea, for 60 years it has not worked, just how long does it take for us to get the message. They want war? I say give it to them with one big nuke that will end this madness. I know that sounds like crazy talk but after everything they have gone against, every agreement they sign, they cannot be trusted, eliminate them. We would be doing China a favor by doing so, they will do nothing if we did that.
1 year ago
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Does anyone really think ol' "I Chow Down" will launch a nuke? Besides, the Chinese are NOT his friend. I honestly believe they would just as soon see the fat bastard gone into exile or dead.
1 year ago
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I am so relieved that we canceled a missile test to avoid being provocative.

We wouldn't want to be provocative.

But you know, sometimes I want to play by THEIR rules.
1 year ago
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For forty years North Korea has conducted successful operations against the South, some resulting in deaths, that apparently most on here are unawre of. Six times They have outright denounced the Armistice.

To claim cowardice, incompetence, weakness, etc., of this administrations handling of the latest event is to make an 'equal' claim against all the preceeding administrations since the armistice agreement was finalized.

You can always tell who has never served in war by the comments they make and suggest that the solution is always to go to war. North Korea is not some isolated island far away from millions of people consolidated in a small space nor is it isolated from China. If you want to go to war, consider Iran where a great deal of geoploitical accomplishment could be gained.
1 year ago
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The only correct response to the Norks' behavior is to decapitate the regime. The U.S. won't do it -- even if we had an actual American in the White House, we're worn out by our Middle Eastern adventures -- and Russia won't do it -- their problems are about as intense as ours. Perhaps the Chinese will find it worth their while. But under no circumstances should we REWARD the saber-rattling of the world's most repressive regime.
1 year ago
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You get the behavior you reward.

Americans rewarded incompetence, weakness and fear...and we now have that as our leadership.

Our foreign policy toward North Korea rewards the biggest tantrum.

Post hoc ergo propter hoc is not ALWAYS a fallacy. It stops being one when the result obtained is the same each time.
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