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Old 04-18-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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Winterfall, what is your ethnicity? Are you Korean?
No.
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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No.
For someone who's not Korean you surely have a vested interest in the affairs of the two Koreas.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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For someone who's not Korean you surely have a vested interest in the affairs of the two Koreas.
I'm vested in all countries fighting against radical US imperialism.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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I'm vested in all countries fighting against radical US imperialism.
That radical US imperialism as you call it has helped bring about the most peaceful time in human history. But itís not really imperialism when the S koreans are completely sovereign and determine their own destiny. The same canít be said about N Koreans.

There is little difference between US policy against Syria and N Korea. The difference to me is that N Korea isnít a legitimate government like Syria. But, that also doesnít matter to me, any government that kills or enslaves their own people loses its right to exist.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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That radical US imperialism as you call it has helped bring about the most peaceful time in human history. But itís not really imperialism when the S koreans are completely sovereign and determine their own destiny. The same canít be said about N Koreans.

There is little difference between US policy against Syria and N Korea. The difference to me is that N Korea isnít a legitimate government like Syria. But, that also doesnít matter to me, any government that kills or enslaves their own people loses its right to exist.
I have a good feeling about the situation anyways.

With Trump meeting Kim I can only see demilitarization on the horizon.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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I have a good feeling about the situation anyways.

With Trump meeting Kim I can only see demilitarization on the horizon.
The situation is better now then it has been in decades, no doubt. Iíll restate that I do believe Korea will eventually be reunited, and this could possibly be the start of a normalization of relations, but Iíve seen nothing to make me think the Kims are ready to give up their country.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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The situation is better now then it has been in decades, no doubt. Iíll restate that I do believe Korea will eventually be reunited, and this could possibly be the start of a normalization of relations, but Iíve seen nothing to make me think the Kims are ready to give up their country.
What will China do? do you think Xi will put a stop to it if he sees it as a possibility?
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:16 PM
 
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What will China do? do you think Xi will put a stop to it if he sees it as a possibility?
I think China will remain neutral. They have their defense treaty with N Korea if they get invaded, but if N Korea implodes (which I think it will eventually), China will likely do nothing imo. China has a lot to gain in economic trade with a united Korea under the S Korean government. I highly doubt China makes any money from N Korea, and having N Korea as an ally in the modern world has no positives. N Korea at one time had some minor influence and power, but that doesnít really exist anymore. N Korea has more or less destroyed its relationships with all its allies, including Russia and Malaysia.

I donít think Xi or the Chinese government really care about N Korea anymore, itís use as a buffer against the West is no longer needed. China has embraced global trade and wants even closer relations with the west. China doesnít want to lose face, and thatís the only reason they will defend N Korea publicly, even that isnít as true as it used to be. We can see the SCMP and CCTV (both are China state media) bash N Korea almost monthly.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I'm vested in all countries fighting against radical US imperialism.
If the U.S. is imperialist, we really do stink at it. Where is the conquered territory? What formerly independent country has come under U.S. control in the past 100 years, if not longer? Even when we win wars so completely that the defeated countries are helpless to stand against us (i.e. Germany and Japan in World War II), we don't take them over.

Honestly, I wish that we HAD been imperialist in the 1950s and completely subjugated North Korea. They, and we, and the rest of the world, would be incomparably better off today.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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If the U.S. is imperialist, we really do stink at it. Where is the conquered territory? What formerly independent country has come under U.S. control in the past 100 years, if not longer? Even when we win wars so completely that the defeated countries are helpless to stand against us (i.e. Germany and Japan in World War II), we don't take them over.

Honestly, I wish that we HAD been imperialist in the 1950s and completely subjugated North Korea. They, and we, and the rest of the world, would be incomparably better off today.
Bus Man, I wish I could like your post more than once, but the forum reg's won't allow me, lol.
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