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Friday, July 07, 2006

Free Forum Friday 7/7/06

Okay, today is the first of the weekly "Free Forum Friday" which will basically be a forum for people to discuss, debate, ask or comment on and topic, news story, or anything else. You can talk about anything here with no rules or conditions. But as a conversation starter I will give you a few topics to think about.

North Korea. What should we do? Do you think they pose a great threat? Global War on terror. How should we be fighting it? London Bombings anniversary, and the foiled terror plot on tunnels in New York today. What are your thoughts on that? Or the '06 elections. Which party and which politicians you like the most. But don't feel limited to those topics, it is a Free Forum, so have fun commenting. And happy Friday.

10 Comments:

  • At 7/7/06 7:18 PM, Blogger Rebekah said…

    Hi Cody. Great idea for a free forum.
    As for North Korea,
    yes, they pose a huge threat. Kim Jong Il is not only obviously crazy, he's dangerous. I admire Bush for trying to find a diplomatic solution, but I honestly don't think that's possible. We have the military capability to destroy their whole weapons program, and that might end up being our only choice.

    I will come back later and comment on the other topics! :D

     
  • At 7/7/06 7:56 PM, Blogger John The Patriot said…

    North Korea - 2 things:
    1) Don't back down. All he is doing is puffing out his chest in hopes of securing concessions in the future. He WILL NOT attack us. He is a coward. He will soon be making demands, and this is his way of helping secure those demands. Watch and see. Remember, he did this before and Clinton gave in.

    2) Call his bluff. Park a few nuke subs in his backyard and dare him to do something about it. He WILL back down.

    Great idea with the forum, and a good conversation starter.

     
  • At 7/7/06 9:42 PM, Blogger Cody O'Connor said…

    Rebekah said...
    "As for North Korea,
    yes, they pose a huge threat. Kim Jong Il is not only obviously crazy, he's dangerous."


    hmm, I'm not quite as about NK right now, as John said I think they are bluffing, there's no way they could survive a war against us. Not to mention all the other asian countries he manages to tick off.

    John the Patriot said...
    "Call his bluff. Park a few nuke subs in his backyard and dare him to do something about it. He WILL back down."

    I agree with you on this, John.

     
  • At 7/7/06 9:43 PM, Blogger Cody O'Connor said…

    I said...
    "hmm, I'm not quite as * about NK right now"

    worried. sorry about that.

     
  • At 7/7/06 10:00 PM, Blogger Robert M. said…

    hmm, I'm not quite as about NK right now, as John said I think they are bluffing, there's no way they could survive a war against us. Not to mention all the other asian countries he manages to tick off.

    NK starting a war would not be wise for ol' Kim. China would back him up but Japan S. Korea, and Taiwan would beat up on him, and the Japanese are pretty scary fighters, not to mention we and our allies would attack him as well. It'd be another world war.

     
  • At 8/7/06 12:33 AM, Blogger John The Patriot said…

    I posted recently on a news story about Kim Yong Il meeting in September with Hugo Chavez. While I'm not too concerned about Il, the thought of him forming an alliance with Chavez is frightening.

    You better believe that Il will give Chavez any nuke technology he owns, and then we have a nuclear threat in our own neighborhood...unacceptable.

    Any thoughts?

     
  • At 8/7/06 1:07 AM, Blogger Allisoni Balloni said…

    Call me crazy, but I think that the more we breath down his neck the more likely he will be to have a reason to threaten us. I understand that they have already "tested" missiles and so on, but if we continue to tell them that they can't ever take us and we are the world police, etc., it seems like they would have more reason to prove us wrong. It's a situation that should be monitored, but our government needs to remember the war that is already occuring and the circumstances leading into that. We can't go in and bust up countries if we don't have the man power, the money, or the time to spend there. Again, I understand that there is a threat, but we shouldn't bite off more than we can chew.

     
  • At 8/7/06 7:56 AM, Blogger Gayle said…

    Good Morning, Cody. :)

    Kim Jong Il is an absolute maniac and must be dealt with. We have no reason to be afraid of him; we need to deal with him. He has nukes and Japan doesn't. Just imagine how they feel right now. We do have to go throught the diplomatic process, although that's irritating as all get out, especially when the UN never solves anything. Still, I agree with you and John the Patriot. I don't think he is "bluffing". I believe he is insane with power, and insane people never take into account the consequences of their actions.

     
  • At 8/7/06 12:13 PM, Blogger John The Patriot said…

    Allison,
    We can't allow fear of "biting off more than we can chew" keep us from protecting ourselves. If Il and Chavez form an alliance, then Chavez will have nuclear warheads capable of reaching ANY American city. This can't be allowed, no matter the cost, even if that means recalling all our troops from overseas...this would become priority.

    I understand what you're saying, but if you flinch in the face of people like this they will think they have the upper hand. You have to convince them that we WILL do it if we have to. Just like Reagan was with the Soviets.

     
  • At 12/7/06 8:41 AM, Blogger Gayle said…

    You are absolutely right, John. I agree wholeheartedly.

    So what do you think about SCOTUS's ruling blocking military tribunals for all detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in U.S. military custody everywhere?

    Personally, I believe it's insane. These people are not protected from military tribunals by the Geneva Convention. Nor are they protected by the Geneva Convention period! The terrorists must consider us complete and utter idiots.

     

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