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Old 26th October 2006, 09:55 AM
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"WMD" tactic becoming popular?

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...C2_worldNews-1

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai graft investigators are struggling to find evidence against ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, army chief Sonthi Boonyaratglin has said, even though he launched his September 19 coup to stamp out "rampant corruption"...
Oh no, no WMD! :p
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Whether you have a democratic or totalitarian regime, the fundamentals of politics never change.

They do what they want and then try to justify it with some dumb excuse!
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They do what they want and then try to justify it with some dumb excuse!
Which usually starts with "I don't think anyone expected....."
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Re: "WMD" tactic becoming popular?

In cases of WMD like Iraq, the US force knew very well they didn't have any. If they did, there was no way, the US and its allies would have messed around. As we all know they went in because of oil and had to find some excuse to justify it.

They didn't attack North Korea as Kim Jong Il played the card right and launched a nuke test to deter any attack. Iran learned from Saddam's mistake. It never confirmed nor not confirmed that it has nuke capability. All it declared was its uranium enrichment was for its energy need. Iranian's intention is another story but they appear to know how to play the international comunity so far. We are living in a dangerous time unfortunately. It may appear scary that many unfriendly states may have nuke capabilities but looking positively this development may help deter anyone from being engaged in a new war as the risk would be too high.


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Re: "WMD" tactic becoming popular?

North Korea has no nuclear capability. Its test was a substantial failure an even if it had succeeded the detonation was a device not a weapon. There are substantial differences. There is therefore a window of opportunity to intervene militarily.

There are, however, clear limits to how proactive the US can afford to be in China and Russia backyard. The inaction will to some extent be born of impotentence. They have no serious military options other than aerial assault, and would not have the political will at home to borrow even more money for a new war.

The main card the US has it to negociate a Quid Pro Quo for its withdraw from Korea. China would see that as a huge prize and would make significant compromises to achieve it.

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In cases of WMD like Iraq, the US force knew very well they didn't have any. If they did, there was no way, the US and its allies would have messed around. As we all know they went in because of oil and had to find some excuse to justify it.

They didn't attack North Korea as Kim Jong Il played the card right and launched a nuke test to deter any attack. Iran learned from Saddam's mistake. It never confirmed nor not confirmed that it has nuke capability. All it declared was its uranium enrichment was for its energy need. Iranian's intention is another story but they appear to know how to play the international comunity so far. We are living in a dangerous time unfortunately. It may appear scary that many unfriendly states may have nuke capabilities but looking positively this development may help deter anyone from being engaged in a new war as the risk would be too high.
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