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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim

    I guess "annual exercise" sounds fairly routine, but in the present fraught climate who knows?

    I was expecting something Turkey v Netherlands related when I opened this but it's not infeasible that this would happen. Could be Trump's finest or darkest hour, depending on the outcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    I was expecting something Turkey v Netherlands related when I opened this but it's not infeasible that this would happen. Could be Trump's finest or darkest hour, depending on the outcome.
    That's worrying. The prime minister was just about to announce the UK's first post-Brexit free trade deal with North Korea: tariff free scotch whisky exports in return for tariff free Pyeonghwa cars imports. If that is scuppered, we'll have to revert to free movement of Narnian lion tamers in return for 10% tariff on lamp post exports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    That's worrying. The prime minister was just about to announce the UK's first post-Brexit free trade deal with North Korea: tariff free scotch whisky exports in return for tariff free Pyeonghwa cars imports. If that is scuppered, we'll have to revert to free movement of Narnian lion tamers in return for 10% tariff on lamp post exports.
    Shame we couldn't avoid Dacia car imports too. Ho hum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    That's worrying. The prime minister was just about to announce the UK's first post-Brexit free trade deal with North Korea: tariff free scotch whisky exports in return for tariff free Pyeonghwa cars imports. If that is scuppered, we'll have to revert to free movement of Narnian lion tamers in return for 10% tariff on lamp post exports.
    Apparently one of the NOK main export is labor, quite popular in Polish farms, since a lot of the Polish farm workers are in UK and other EU countries. There was an episode of Channel 4 Dispatches about that, very informative.

    So it's only logical to take on some NOK farm hands post Brexit, when we ship the EU nationals out.

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    Does anyone else think Kim Jun-un isn't stupid enough for a full scale launch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled View Post
    Does anyone else think Kim Jun-un isn't stupid enough for a full scale launch?
    Full scale lunch is more his style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled View Post
    Does anyone else think Kim Jun-un isn't stupid enough for a full scale launch?
    He may not be stupid, but despotic leaders often become completely deluded, when all the adulation goes to their head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardboiled View Post
    Does anyone else think Kim Jun-un isn't stupid enough for a full scale launch?
    No. I think he would.

    If they believed their grip on the country was about to fall, whether due to external or internal factors, I don't think they'd hesitate to launch and attack.

    Seoul is only 30km from the border where the North Korean's are supposed to have thousands of conventional weapons within range.

    North Korea is a country of extreme reactions. From the rhetoric denouncing their "enemies" to actions such as torpedoing that South Korean ship a few years ago, kidnapping Japenese citizens from the beach in Japan and murdering that chap in Malaysia ( using the world's most deadly nerve agent .... in a public airport! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Bump.
    We have a president setting out red lines, that if you cross then bam.

    What was the red line for North Korea again?

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