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1) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1506078)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
Ok, whatever you say.

Oh by the way. The US, after Inchon, basically 'Walked Up' the Korean Peninsular. Would you agree there is a 'Little Difference' in Invading a Well Defended Country.

Note to Korean War Vet's: Yes I know it wasn't a 'True Walk'. It is just my way of explaining the difference between then and now.

"Ancient equipment" does not matter because of The Terrain.

Would you really Order Your Troops Into Combat? Believing the N. Korean Forces will not fight. What if they do? This is 'Armchair Generalship' at its worst.

I fully expect them to fight at first. And I half expect them to break once US fighter bombers start unloading their payloads from distances they cannot even hit. I expect their C3 structure to collapse once the American navy starts shooting cruise missiles from miles away and hit their communication and supply lines. I expect American superior firepower to lay waste to what few frontline units remain in position after that.

And yes, it matters how old their equipment is. Its a lot harder to destroy an M1A2 Abrams tank with anti tank equipment from 50's.

The American army had no problem wiping out the Iraqi's and they used to have one of the biggest and best equipped armies in the world and most certainly in the region. And they were wiped out within a matter of hours the first time and a matter of weeks the second time.

It's Mountains, Narrow Valley's, and DEEP Caves!!! Bombs and missiles have limited effect.

It is an Infantry Fight. Tanks?

Enough!
2) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1506045)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
Ok, whatever you say.

Oh by the way. The US, after Inchon, basically 'Walked Up' the Korean Peninsular. Would you agree there is a 'Little Difference' in Invading a Well Defended Country.

Note to Korean War Vet's: Yes I know it wasn't a 'True Walk'. It is just my way of explaining the difference between then and now.

"Ancient equipment" does not matter because of The Terrain.

Would you really Order Your Troops Into Combat? Believing the N. Korean Forces will not fight. What if they do? This is 'Armchair Generalship' at its worst.
3) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1506033)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
The US does NOT have the capability of Invading to the Yalu River (N. Korea/China Border), and does not have the needed number of Military Personnel to Secure.

N. Korea launching Nukes? Highly unlikely they have a Weaponized Nuclear Explosive, YET.

Country's Have, and always Will, act in their IMMEDIATE National Self-Interest.

Please stop thinking in Western Terms. Very few, outside of The West, does.

Yes. I have lived, and travelled, outside 'The Western World'.

You do realize they have successfully detonated a nuclear device in a test right? And they do have missiles capable of reaching Seoul and probably also Japan (Though I somewhat doubt those missiles are very reliable).

And while the US may not have enough troops stationed in Korea at the moment to begin a successful invasion of the country, it only takes a few weeks of troop redeployments for them to get enough troops in the region to begin a successful assault.

Finally, it is in China's interest to get the UN involved. International legitimacy for their action only helps them to get a better reputation abroad and that better reputation translates in more political power and say. And again, if China's actions caused the North Koreans to nuke someone, at least they can diffuse some of the blame by saying that their actions were authorized by the security council. It deflects a significant part of the blame and thereby saves their reputation. Your idea of what represents the national self interest is far to limited.

Read my post. I said 'Weaponized'. A 'Nuclear Device' is Not a Weapon. In the 'Old Days' they said a 'Device' had to be 'Delivered by Ox Cart'.

I don't know your military background. But... The Terrain of N. Korea would make it impossible for US Forces to conduct a successful Land Campaign of N. Korea, if the N. Korean Military Forces defend their Country.

Yes... The US can cause Great Damage to N. Korea's Infrastructure and Military, via Air. But a successful Land Invasion and Occupation, no.

I really do not understand why you impose YOUR, and MY, Idea's of National Self-Interest upon others. Cultural Superiority?

People's, Culture's, History's are very different around the world.

Viva la difference!
4) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505914)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
and I would include de Gaulle.

Bah, he was a buffoon who played hero when others had done all the hard work. He was partly responsible for France's unpreparedness, and during the war he did what? Actually, what were his contributions to the allied effort? Rather minimal.

And after the war he turned a blinds eye toward is former allies. Thanks for dying and freeing my country now get lost.

Well, he is French. :)

Reluctantly chose de Gaulle. I do not consider anyone is without great faults, including Roosevelt and Churchill.

Now back to a Cold, Hard, Murdering Putin controlling Russia.
5) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1505911)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
Hi anniet..

A Pineapple? You have to explain.

I really don't care about other people's wealth. Income Redistribution has been tried many times. Has most the money taken, been transferred to the poor?

In the USA, over $60,000 is spent, per year, for poor household's.

Do they get this money? Do they live as if Earning $60,000? Is it similar in Britain?

How about we GIVE $50,000 to Each Poor Household, and SAVE money?

As the above shows: The Left shouting about "Income Inequality" has NOTHING to do with helping the poor.

Just a personal note. I believe the Left, and the Right, are equally deranged.

Back to 'Climate Change'.
6) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1505909)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
China - Russia agree?

If China (the only Country with the power to Invade, and Secure North Korea) believes it's in their Essential National Interest, they will do whatever they believe they need to do.

NO Country, under these circumstances, will care what Russia, The UN, or another entity wishes, or Legally allows.

Pretty sure that from a technical point of view the US could also invade and secure North Korea.

That aside, countries want to use the UN because it gives their actions legitimacy. It is possible to ignore the UN and start a war but that has consequences, especially now. Just look how much American diplomatic relations suffered after they ignored the UN. How much of their credibility and legitimacy was instantly gone. A country like China has less of that to begin with and just going to war can come at serious consequences.

Especially if they are going to attack a place that has nuclear bombs. What if their invasion causes them to launch one at Seoul? China would then have that on their hands, and while perhaps most of the world doesn't care if they take out the North Koreans, they will not be so happy if that results in nuclear war.

The US does NOT have the capability of Invading to the Yalu River (N. Korea/China Border), and does not have the needed number of Military Personnel to Secure.

N. Korea launching Nukes? Highly unlikely they have a Weaponized Nuclear Explosive, YET.

Country's Have, and always Will, act in their IMMEDIATE National Self-Interest.

Please stop thinking in Western Terms. Very few, outside of The West, does.

Yes. I have lived, and travelled, outside 'The Western World'.
7) Message boards : Politics : In HawaiianHustlin'Hussein's UNIVERSALIST Ideal WOrld, yOu Start WWIII wif a PhOne and a Pen. Oh, and wif a TeleprOmpteR. Start and LOse dat 'is'. PhoneAndPenPitifulPOtus. Name 'em and Blame 'em. (Message 1505905)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDE
Ah Yes. Free 'Obama Phones'.

Just one of the many transparent untruths some people like to spread around.
Now I ask you, what kind of people tell easily disproved/checked falsehoods?
Whatever they are, I was taught as a child that those who need to lie to gain your support never have YOUR good at heart.

The Lifeline program originated in 1984, during the administration of Ronald Reagan; it was expanded in 1996, during the administration of Bill Clinton; and its first cellular provider service (SafeLink Wireless) was launched by TracFone in 2008, during the administration of George W. Bush. All of these milestones were passed prior to the advent of the Obama administration.
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/cellphone.asp#mDc7fYL3g70lHX56.99

http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/cellphone.asp

It doesn't matter who expands a program?

Oh, I didn't realize Obama has NO responsibility for Expanded Phones, or the Greatly expanded NSA.

Why is He not given the same Respect, or Responsibility, as other President's?


thanks for completely ignoring the valid point and trying to obfuscate.
Yes. why ISN'T he given the same respect? Why, suddenly are the Presidents travel expenses and vacations reason for screaming?
Why is this the first and one single president that has Never Ever Done Even One Thing Right, Ever according to the right?
I'm thinking Melanin Issues because I don't know anything else that drives the kind of dancing, frothing, twitching hate and Lies i've seen the last 5 or6 years.
I know 5 year olds that wouldn't be fooled by this disinformation program.
My 82 year old mother, who is NOT very comfortable with african-americans even comments on the blatancy.

Since the OTHER President's weren't given a pass:

Why should Obama.

Read YOUR History, starting with the then Newspapers attacks against George Washington.

If the Left can't take the heat...
8) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505652)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
Do you believe that WW3 can be won??


Although I believe it's Pre-WW2 in many respects:

Do not believe The West will fight over Ukraine, and other Country's of the Old Soviet Union.

The economic consequence's to The West, although bad, will be much less than for Putin's 'Greater Russia'.

Additionally, Putin might be 'Bogged Down' in a never-ending Insurrection in these Country's.

The Russian People better wakeup!
9) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505603)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
Just wondering if Raistmer's and Putin's thinking are the same.

If so: The Russia People will have a bleak future.
10) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505600)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
CLYDE:

One could always talk about what would have happend if one did this or that.

WW2, how many killed. No need for an answer.

The big question should be, how to awoid WW3.

I believe WE share the same concerns regarding the future.

I fear we are in a Pre-WW2 situation.

Presently, The Western Leadership is not up to the task.

Back when: There was Churchill, Roosevelt, and I would include de Gaulle.

With All Their Imperfections: They were up to the Task.
11) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1505594)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
North Korean is now the latest country before the UN Security Council.

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/un-security-council-discusses-north-korea/story-e6frfkui-1226888917185

Cheers.


That made disturbing reading :( Will it make any difference do you think? I mean... they only seem to care about a hairdresser's ad campaign. Sometimes I think the UN needs to be given teeth... sharp pointy ones - though of course, there'll always be someone vetoing them into the steradent...

It has teeth. Its just that with the veto power of the permanent members they can almost never agree to anything.

Also, I doubt sanctions work. Who do you think gets hit hardest by economic and political sanctions? The regime? Or the people living in North Korea? If you really want to help them, you either leave them be and wait until the regime collapses at some point, or you invade the place, arrest and execute everyone who was part of the regime and rebuild the country from the ground up again. But good luck getting China and Russia to agree to that last option.

China - Russia agree?

If China (the only Country with the power to Invade, and Secure North Korea) believes it's in their Essential National Interest, they will do whatever they believe they need to do.

NO Country, under these circumstances, will care what Russia, The UN, or another entity wishes, or Legally allows.
12) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505444)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
Sweden does have a history of trading with, and assisting 'Questionable' Country's.

"During the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Sweden allowed the Wehrmacht to use Swedish railways to transport (June–July 1941) the German 163rd Infantry Division along with howitzers, tanks and anti-aircraft weapons and associated ammunition, from Norway to Finland. German soldiers traveling on leave between Norway and Germany were allowed passage through Sweden — the so-called permittenttrafik. Iron ore was sold to Germany throughout the war."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden_during_World_War_II


I wasn't born at the time....
But what I learned about Sweden in 1940's is if we where attacked I would probebly speak German now....

I understand, and believe that most country's will have done the same.

But... You do understand, that in saving YOUR Country: Many other people's children were slaughtered.

Does Sweden teach this lesson to its people, and the possible negative impact Neutrality may have against Innocents.
13) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505442)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
Sweden does have a history of trading with, and assisting 'Questionable' Country's.

He said Nazi; I call "Godwin's Law".

And?

What exactly was incorrect about the Wikipedia entry.

Batter Up...

You referenced "Godwin's Law".

Therefore, according to you: Any factual reference regarding Individual's, or Country's collaborating with The Nazi's, should be dismissed.

SHAME ON YOU!
14) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1505437)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
But you have hit the nail on the head with a hammer. The main PROBLEM is there are too many humans demanding too few resources and producing too much waste for the planet to handle. And there is NO way around it. Just about any solution to our problems is going to entail, either specifically or as a side effect, some level of population reduction.


Glad to say, we're moving in the right direction with this:)

https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/worldgrgraph.php


Hi Julie,

Well, I must say that the rate of population growth is slowing, but it is still *growth*. To do any good in this case, the rate is going to have to go negative.

How?

Either Natural. Nature taking matters into its own hands.

Or?


Hi Clyde! How are you? Looking forward to a nice Easter I hope!

I did make a post...
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74441&postid=1499661

on this topic which I don't think anyone has responded to yet. I may be wrong, so I will read back through this thread to check.

You may have already read it. Was just wondering whether you have any ideas on what might be a good way to reduce human population? :)

It is a hairy subject for the public forums I grant you - but if you fancy a theoretical/hypothetical discussion via pm :) I'm willing to listen... :) and very difficult to shock :)

What do you reckon... game? :)

Hi anniet...

As I said in the Post you referenced:


The '500 Pound Gorilla In The Room' that NOBODY really wishes to confront:

7 Billion, and rising, Human Beings on this Planet.

What is the solution?

THE Solution is Extreme Population Reduction.

What is THE METHOD? Who controls the necessary power to implement it?

Well. Every thought I had, would naturally result in making 'The Final Solution' look like a 'Light Warm-up' prior to 'The Real Game'.

You Game?
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1505433)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDE
North Korean is now the latest country before the UN Security Council.

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/un-security-council-discusses-north-korea/story-e6frfkui-1226888917185

Cheers.


That made disturbing reading :( Will it make any difference do you think? I mean... they only seem to care about a hairdresser's ad campaign. Sometimes I think the UN needs to be given teeth... sharp pointy ones - though of course, there'll always be someone vetoing them into the steradent...

Hi anniet..

Exactly what type of 'sharp pointy teeth'?

Had to lookup "steradent" :)
16) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505332)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
WOW!!!

Raistmer is now accusing the U.S.A. for this mess and escalation.

Agree with Batter Up on this Brilliant move by our 'Brilliant' (sic) leader's.

If the situation wasn't so bad...

Just a question to the Non-Russian European's here:

Why did you allow Russia to control much of your Energy, and therefore your future?



We in .se wanted more alternative energy sources. Less fossile fule so Gas would be an asset. And with the Berlin wall down and Russia becoming more open to western trade and more friendly to the EU.
I'd say .se has a good trade partner with Russia.
We welcome a more open relation with Russia.

Sweden does have a history of trading with, and assisting 'Questionable' Country's.

"During the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Sweden allowed the Wehrmacht to use Swedish railways to transport (June–July 1941) the German 163rd Infantry Division along with howitzers, tanks and anti-aircraft weapons and associated ammunition, from Norway to Finland. German soldiers traveling on leave between Norway and Germany were allowed passage through Sweden — the so-called permittenttrafik. Iron ore was sold to Germany throughout the war."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden_during_World_War_II
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1505328)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
But you have hit the nail on the head with a hammer. The main PROBLEM is there are too many humans demanding too few resources and producing too much waste for the planet to handle. And there is NO way around it. Just about any solution to our problems is going to entail, either specifically or as a side effect, some level of population reduction.


Glad to say, we're moving in the right direction with this:)

https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/worldgrgraph.php


Hi Julie,

Well, I must say that the rate of population growth is slowing, but it is still *growth*. To do any good in this case, the rate is going to have to go negative.

How?

Either Natural. Nature taking matters into its own hands.

Or?
18) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1505038)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Why did you allow Russia to control much of your Energy, and therefore your future?

The lack of supply?

LNG
19) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, acceptance (Message 1504998)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Scared yet?

You should be!

KWSN..

You a lot more knowledge than I regarding this Subject.

With my meager knowledge, have always thought that the only Real solution was a DRASTIC reduction in Human Population, and then an attempt for live with the mess we made.

Any thoughts?
20) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1504997)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDE
WOW!!!

Raistmer is now accusing the U.S.A. for this mess and escalation.

Agree with Batter Up on this Brilliant move by our 'Brilliant' (sic) leader's.

If the situation wasn't so bad...

Just a question to the Non-Russian European's here:

Why did you allow Russia to control much of your Energy, and therefore your future?


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