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Message 1358042 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 12:50:03 UTC

Don't be tempted to jump to hasty conclusions.

Well, I can see his games over. Just be patient, keeps the sanctions on and
his regime will collapse.

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Message 1358050 - Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 13:26:32 UTC

I always remember from that training course the true anecdote that we were told. It was back in the late 70's and there was a big confrontation between a major industrial company and the Unions about wages. The management wouldn't budge nor would the unions. The management knew that a protracted strike would seriously harm production, the Unions knew that their members on strike with no wages would suffer, so both sides were told, get in that meeting and settle for the best deal as you can get.

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Offered £2.80 per hour
Expect £2.90
Bottom line £3

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Claimed £3.20 per hour
Expect £3.10
Bottom line £3

They all sat down at the table expecting hours and hours of talks. The Chief Management negotiator stood up and said look, it's my wedding anniversary tonight and I'm taking my wife out to dinner. Don't lets F**k about, our bottom line is £3, what's yours? The Unions gulped and said er um er £3. He said right, deal done. Meeting over!

Rarely happens though!






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Message 1359180 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 5:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 1358050.  

If only the world was that simple Chris .

Watch this space for mad fatkin to start again and let's hope he hasn't worked out how to put his nuke on a missile !

Apesing that nutter will only blow up in our faces . (saddam case in point)

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Message 1359199 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 6:40:24 UTC

I ponder:
Did the North Korean leadership expect someone (US?) to perform a pre-emptive strike, based on his threats and now they are sulking that there was only a war of words?
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Message 1359207 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 6:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 1359199.  

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Message 1359237 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 8:12:28 UTC

He's made so much fuss about a launch to his people that he's now got to launch something or lose face. But I think he will re-iterate that it is a "test" and not a strike from NK. That way he maintains his status at home and avoids a war which he and his generals know they can't win.

He's half way down that slippery slope, he can't afford to turn back now. His only hope is to slither on down and hope that he ends up more or less in one piece at the bottom.

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Message 1359357 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 13:33:10 UTC
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What worries me is that in the wake of the Boston bombings is that if he does launch and it appears to track over one of our allies land mass. We will shoot it down. We just cant take the chance.

The man has declared war, says the truce is over. and has threatend to nuke Japan. Maybe we ought to first strike his butt.

Edit- And not by nukes,
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Message 1359366 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 14:11:59 UTC
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I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?
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Message 1359432 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 17:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 1359366.  

I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?

Good question Mark, Does he have kids?
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Message 1359553 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 23:14:11 UTC - in response to Message 1359432.  

I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?

Good question Mark, Does he have kids?


No. He just recently married.

As for sending in a SEAL team ... yeah ... let's see people deny it happened ... or deny it succeeded (if in fact successful), so on and so forth.
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Message 1359560 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 23:20:48 UTC - in response to Message 1359553.  

I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?

Good question Mark, Does he have kids?


No. He just recently married.

As for sending in a SEAL team ... yeah ... let's see people deny it happened ... or deny it succeeded (if in fact successful), so on and so forth.

How many years did it take before the death of Bin Laden was acknowledged?

I suggest you watch zero dark thirty again.
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Message 1359580 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 0:15:41 UTC - in response to Message 1359560.  
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[quote]I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?

Good question Mark, Does he have kids?


No. He just recently married.



I suggest you watch zero dark thirty again.


Ri Sol-ju, in a couple of pic's she looked pregnant.


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Message 1359583 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 0:21:18 UTC - in response to Message 1359580.  

If the country lasts long enough without fatkim starting a war maybe there is hope for NK maybe just maybe a female will change things but then again she probably wont get to lead seeing as she is a she and not a he

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Message 1359639 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 4:30:07 UTC - in response to Message 1359560.  

I would suggest that a team of Seals could get the job done.
No telling what would break loose after that though.


And, curious....
Who would be next in line if Pingpong bit the big one?

Good question Mark, Does he have kids?


No. He just recently married.

As for sending in a SEAL team ... yeah ... let's see people deny it happened ... or deny it succeeded (if in fact successful), so on and so forth.

How many years did it take before the death of Bin Laden was acknowledged?

I suggest you watch zero dark thirty again.


Sounds like a deliberate misinterpretation of what I posted.
I see Bono's words a true now: apparently I must watch your movie in place of news/analysis, eh?
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Message 1359746 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 10:35:24 UTC

Q. Is the world a safer place now that Hussain is gone?
Q. Is the world a safer place now that Bin laden is gone?
Q. Is the world a safer place now that Gaddafi has gone?
Q. Will the world be a safer place if Mahjong in Pingpong town goes?

A. On a postcard please to the UN, cc the White House.

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Message 1359816 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:14:03 UTC - in response to Message 1359746.  

Q. Is the world a safer place now that Hussain is gone?
Q. Is the world a safer place now that Bin laden is gone?
Q. Is the world a safer place now that Gaddafi has gone?
Q. Will the world be a safer place if Mahjong in Pingpong town goes?

A. On a postcard please to the UN, cc the White House.


... answer on a postcard or do you mean answer on the back of a postage stamp?
For "No" is a very small word so would hate to have to waste a postcard.

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Message 1359823 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 13:33:27 UTC

A succinct and basically correct answer.



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Message 1365315 - Posted: 7 May 2013, 0:48:37 UTC - in response to Message 1359823.  

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Message 1365377 - Posted: 7 May 2013, 9:07:55 UTC
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Yes of course they can Lynn, but the site to which they were initially moved, was of strategic significance. NK went right up to the very edge with their rhetoric on that issue, to the point where they either HAD to fire the damn things or back down. He knew that if he went ahead with a launch his military bases and command posts would be decimated, and he would lose all credibility as leader. This way he can brag to his people about how much he rattled everyone, and how seriously they must now take him.

As a young inexperienced leader, he'll probably get 7/10 for trying, and brownie points are always useful when you have a dodgy regime back home. But they'll be a next time, I'm sure of it, and in the meantime you can bet that the USA and Japan will be quietly bolstering their defences in all sorts of ways, ready for it. In hindsight the USA was right to lower the tension out there, rather than daring him into an outright confrontation, as I suggested at the time. If I'm any judge of international diplomacy, I reckon it went something like this :-

Jim - Look guys, as a new young leader I desperately need to bolster falling support at home, these military exercises of yours are the perfect excuse for me to make a bit of a fuss and bluster about them. My military says they are fairly sure that the missiles might, just possibly, maybe, work on a good day. But we'll keep that between ourselves.

USA - OK, we see your predicament, and we want peace and stability in the region just as much as anyone else. We'll let you jump up and down a bit and show off to your people, but at all times our finger will be firmly on the trigger, one move too far and we'll flatten you. And don't forget we are on Japans side as well, and our army is bigger than your one.
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Message 1365379 - Posted: 7 May 2013, 9:41:45 UTC

The Peace Prizer aka Drone Hit Man aka Hustlin' Hussein aka Mr. Hollywood, Scared 'em.

Look for the MISSiles to be Sky Bound Soon. Hustlin'HUsseinWorld to be a Ball Of Fire.

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