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North Korea threatens "final destruction" of South Korea

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(Reuters) - North Korea threatened South Korea with "final destruction" during a debate at the U.N Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take "second and third steps" after a nuclear test last week.

"As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea's erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction," North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong told the meeting.

Without specifically referring to the nuclear test, Jon said North Korea had recently taken a "resolute step for self-defence", which he described as "strong counter-actions to a foreign aggressor".

"If the U.S. takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it (North Korea) will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession," he added, without elaborating.

His comments drew immediate criticism from other nations, including South Korea and Britain, whose ambassador Joanne Adamson said such language was "completely inappropriate" and the discussion with North Korea was heading in the wrong direction.

"It cannot be allowed that we have expressions which refer to the possible destruction of U.N. member states," she said.

U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy said she found North Korea's statement profoundly disturbing.

"I also was particularly struck by the phrase 'heralding the destruction of the Republic of Korea' and find that language incredibly inconsistent with the goals and objectives that this body is intended to pursue," she said.



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The outrage to these comments isn't nearly enough.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I can't put much stock in an article which has "defence" in it


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and find that language incredibly inconsistent with the goals and objectives that this body is intended to pursue," she said.


Well that oughta show em. Any more threats and an even more strongly worded disapproval will be in order.


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I can't put much stock in an article which has "defence" in it


It is quite accepted outside the USA.

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Defence and defense are different spellings of the same word. Defense is preferred in American English, and defence is preferred in all other main varieties of English, including Australian, British, and Canadian English. The spelling distinction extends to most derivatives of defence/defense, including defences/defenses and defenceless/defenseless. But the words defensive, defensiveness, and defensively have an s everywhere. Though defense is now the American spelling, it is not American in origin. The OED and Google Books reveal examples of the spelling from as long ago as the 1300s, many centuries before the United States existed. That spelling continued to appear a fraction of the time through the 19th century, when it was taken up by American writers. Today, to the chagrin of those who dislike American English, the spelling is gaining ground throughout the English-speaking world.
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"It cannot be allowed that we have expressions which refer to the possible destruction of U.N. member states," she said.


uh-oh!!!


I see another 'sternly worded letter' in NK's future!


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DeltaDoc
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If, by some slim chance, NK nuked SK, what would be and should be the US response?


BugAC
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what would be


3 strongly worded letters of disapproval, followed by a stimulus package.

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should be the US response?


Bomb em all to hell. Actually, we should go in now, fast and quick and hit all of their nuclear production sites hard. Followed up with a bombing campaign and the removal of their heads of government.


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If, by some slim chance, NK nuked SK, what would be and should be the US response?
a better question is, if NK nuked SK and completely wiped them off the map, how would it affect America, if at all?


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British spelling of defense you twit.


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Jbird
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how would it affect America, if at all


Lots and lots of dead American troops.


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Bomb em all to hell. Actually, we should go in now, fast and quick and hit all of their nuclear production sites hard. Followed up with a bombing campaign and the removal of their heads of government.


This won't end bad I promise.


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hashtag
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Lots and lots of dead American troops
you know what I meant. If we removed the 28,500 troops we have in South Korea, and then South Korea ceases to exist, what would that mean to America? My question was more of a question of what is the purpose in us protecting South Korea? What benefit does it give us to have 28,500 people there at all times?

If we had zero presence in South Korea and it disappeared from the map, how would it affect America?


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Actually, we should go in now, fast and quick and hit all of their nuclear production sites hard. Followed up with a bombing campaign and the removal of their heads of government.


China will have noooo issue with this at all!!!




Jbird
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Well then I would assume any and all treaties are gone as well? Economic impact and world panic would be the biggest effect, additionally would Japan strike NK thereby leading to a potential WW3?


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CITWTT
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Ina way it would be doing China a favor, it rids them of a hemorhoid in effect. Taking out the NK leadership would be lifting a curse from the people that is sixty years old. The human rights aspect of feeding millions of starving people and modernizing a nation stuck in the dark ages would be the bitch for all.


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The human rights aspect of feeding millions of starving people and modernizing a nation stuck in the dark ages would be the bitch for all.


I've mentioned it on here before, but the humanitarian situation involved in a reunified Korea is overblown. It's not China's or the US' biggest fear.

To be honest, the long term effects of a reunified Korea would be worse for US interests than any humanitarian crisis.


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the long term effects of a reunified Korea would be worse for US interests than any humanitarian crisis.
Please explain...


TigerPride10
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the long term effects of a reunified Korea would be worse for US interests than any humanitarian crisis.
Please explain...


The humanitarian situation would be a great immediate challenge, there's no doubt about it. But a unified Korea would be as economically strong within a decade as it is now.

When thinking about the long term consequences to American interests and the stability of East Asia as whole, however, it presents an even greater challenge. A reunified Korea would naturally become more aligned with China. This would be a situation in which history repeats itself all over again, whereby a powerful China culturally, economically, and politically dominates East Asia. It would also theoretically force the states in southeast Asia to accept Chinese military dominance in the region. Japan would become more nationalistic and there's no question that it would re-militarize. The future of Taiwan as an independent state would also be called into question.

This is all speculation of course, but it's the same argument that American military leaders and policy makers have been making for decades.


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how would it affect America, if at all?


Loss of life for 30k+ american troops. Not to mention a huge blow to world ship production. South Korea is at the forefront of large ship production.


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