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U.S. congresswoman confident Guam protected from North Korea threat

 

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Navy vessels are moored in port at the U.S. Naval Base Guam at Apra Harbor, Guam March 5, 2016. Major Jeff Landis,USMC (Ret.)/Naval Base Guam/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

 

GUAM (Reuters) - The Congresswoman for the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam on Wednesday said she was confident U.S. forces could protect it from the "deeply troubling" North Korean nuclear threat.

 

Madeleine Z. Bordallo called on President Donald Trump to show "steady leadership" and work with the international community to de-escalate tensions and stop North Korea advancing its weapons programme.

 

"Guam remains safe, and I am confident in the ability of U.S. defences to protect our island and allies in the region," Bordallo said in a statement.

 

(Reporting by Maureen N. Maratita; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Stephen Coates)

 
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Kim will not fire the first shot even though Trump will do his best to push him into it.

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1 hour ago, dunroaming said:

Kim will not fire the first shot even though Trump will do his best to push him into it.

 

Your assumption relies on Kim's previous actions and on the hope that he will read the situation correctly. What if he doesn't? Blame Trump. Funny how Trump is alternately described as incompetent, lacking in attention span, unfocused - and then, when it fits he can suddenly play geopolitical poker with the likes of Kim. Right.

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9 minutes ago, Morch said:

 

Your assumption relies on Kim's previous actions and on the hope that he will read the situation correctly. What if he doesn't? Blame Trump. Funny how Trump is alternately described as incompetent, lacking in attention span, unfocused - and then, when it fits he can suddenly play geopolitical poker with the likes of Kim. Right.

No. Simply that Kim has consistently said that he would retaliate IF attacked.  He is nuts but not that nuts. 

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2 minutes ago, dunroaming said:

No. Simply that Kim has consistently said that he would retaliate IF attacked.  He is nuts but not that nuts. 

 

Again, that's putting a whole lot of faith in Kim keeping his course, even under extremely stressful conditions. What happens if mistakenly thinks NK is under attack?

 

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15 minutes ago, Morch said:

 

Again, that's putting a whole lot of faith in Kim keeping his course, even under extremely stressful conditions. What happens if mistakenly thinks NK is under attack?

 

I am not underestimating the seriousness of this and for sure Trump will push Kim as far as he can to get a response.  Kim could easily make that mistake and if Trump was to just calm down and stop the rhetoric maybe that would ease the tension.  Someone needs to be the grownup here but I won't hold my breath.

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37 minutes ago, dunroaming said:

I am not underestimating the seriousness of this and for sure Trump will push Kim as far as he can to get a response.  Kim could easily make that mistake and if Trump was to just calm down and stop the rhetoric maybe that would ease the tension.  Someone needs to be the grownup here but I won't hold my breath.

 

Is Kim being pushed or is he goading Trump into pushing him? Sometimes hard to tell the difference.

With you on the last sentence, not these two. Perhaps time for Putin to earn some international credit at Trump's expense.

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13 minutes ago, Dustdevil said:

Oh, that's really nice. Guam is a US possession in which 150,000 civilians are US citizens/civilians.

Yep, we stole it fair and square. :sleep:

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54 minutes ago, Ruffian Dick said:

Yep, we stole it fair and square. :sleep:

do you even know any of the history??????

A clear case of a 'Mouth in motion' and a 'Brain at IDLE'..............

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Please don't feed the troll.   He's been sent on his way.  

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3 hours ago, sawadeeken said:

do you even know any of the history??????

A clear case of a 'Mouth in motion' and a 'Brain at IDLE'..............

I must seem like an utter idiot to you, don't I?

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Posted (edited)

Not a cool situation.  Now the millennials will now how us old farts felt in the 60-70-80's. 

I guess there are 10-20,000 sticks of conventional artillery pointing towards SK.   Nukes and MOAB can't knock even a small % of those out.  

But would the front line troups really want to fight for a country they see go up in a  1000 mushroom clouds behind them?    I am thinking it would be wise to watch for favorable winds aloft forecasts. I guess it depends on which countries we want to dust with the first passes of the radioactive plume that will circle the earth for decades. 

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10 hours ago, Morch said:

 

Again, that's putting a whole lot of faith in Kim keeping his course, even under extremely stressful conditions. What happens if mistakenly thinks NK is under attack?

 

 

I agree with poster dunroaming, Kim boy will not be the first to fire a shot.

He is nuts but so is Trump.

Trump is the more dangerous one and itching to push the red button just to see what will happen.

Stamping his foot like a preschooler in a fight.:bah:

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8 hours ago, Ruffian Dick said:

Yep, we stole it fair and square. :sleep:

From the Spaniards first then the Japanese.... Isn't that the way it went...?

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