Skip to comments.US 'plans tit-for-tat response to North Korea'
Posted on 04/08/2013 3:14:34 AM PDT by markomalley
The United States and South Korea have reportedly drawn up joint plans for a retaliatory set of tit-for-tat responses to any strikes by North Korean on its neighbour.
The scale of the response has been set down in a new war plan to ensure that there is no unintended escalation into broader war.
The new "counter-provocation" plan is calling for an immediate but proportional "response in kind" to North Korea if it decides to launch a ground attack or a missile, the New York Times reported last night, citing unnamed US officials.
Under the plan, the source of any North Korean attack will be hit with similar weapons, the report said.
If the North Koreans were to shell a South Korean island that had military installations, the plan calls for the South to retaliate quickly with a barrage of artillery of similar intensity, the paper noted.
White House officials are attempting to downplay the military build-up on the penninsula in an effort to calm the situation. Dan Pfeiffer, the senior advisor to President Barack Obama, said on Sunday that North Korea had display similar behaviour "many times" in the past.
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I sure am glad we have such a fantastic military mind running this place (/sarc)
Tit for tat? How about smoking hole in the ground? Oh that’s right, just something he’ll have to apologize for later.
We should nuke North Korea before it nukes us.
I don’t know about you but Dr. Strangelove appears to be running our North Korean war strategy - sans the bomb.
Too bad we can’t eject Peter Sellers over Pyongyang.
Don't tug on Superman's cape. Unless, of course, the guy wearing the cape is a wimpy Muslim.
George Patton would be rolling over in his grave.
Americans are in it to win. Tit-for-tat? Sounds like a politically correct “you live to fight another day” war.
If we had fought World War II like that, we’d be speaking German today and hailing the Fuhrer!
Tit for tat? Our response is more twaddle from that twit Obama.
Destroy missiles on the pad? Yes.
Unrestricted cyber warfare? Yes.
Decapitation strikes? Yes.
Blockade? Yes. (Not sanctions, a REAL blockade. Nothing goes in, nothing comes out.)
Bomb nuclear sites? Yes.
Incubate a revolt? Yes.
That should be sufficient.
By the way, cancelling the missile test in California gave NK a great victory and has emboldened their efforts. They see it as a vindication of their policies.
North Koreahas already declared they are at war. They have even given us the date they intend to start the battles
When a country attacks another country, you kick it’s ass. You don’t say you shoot ten of my guys and I will shoot ten of yours.,
North Korea is a boil on the ass of theworld that needs to be lanced.
Lance it and “Git er Done”. once and for all.
A really stupid strategy.
When your enemy strikes, hit back with all you have. Destroy.
This whole thing is an annual joke.
Let their people eat grass.
Nuttin’s gonna happen.
Kabuki theater done so very poorly ....
Ignore that fat FK ....
What would the Kenyan flash know about tits; let alone tats?
Great. Two gangsta thugs going at it. As usual, there will be no winners.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country
Just send a couple of Carnival cruise ships to the NORKS.
They will have a fun time cruising in circles eating their own feces.
We’re going to have a heck of a time ensuring casualties are of the same age, race, gender, persuasion, income bracket, etc.... That is if we really want to be fair about it.
This is exactly what Johnson and McNamara did in Vietnam. It is also the perfect receipe for disaster. The pain will grow slowly in NK and they will adjust and continue to survive and fight. The first response on our part should rather be substantial enough to shock them into reality.
This is one of the most idiotic “strategies” I’ve ever heard of.
How about this—we tit them before they tat us...........
What the heck has this country come to? Iit’s like waking up in a different universe every morning.
Uh... what's a tat?
New Wednesdays at 9, 8 Central. Wuss-Wars! Only on Discovery...
Gee, good plan. /sarc
NK takes out a world-class thriving metropolis like Seoul, and tit-for-tat would be to, what, take out Pyongyang? The Detroit of Asia?
Meanwhile, millions of innocent people on both sides will die. And Dear Leader doesn’t realize that North Korea has nothing to lose.
This is precisely the kind of plan that you get from ‘leadership” that:
- has no respect for human life (as shown by his support for abortion)
- has no experience with diplomacy
- has no military experience
- is spineless
Sounds like JFK. They just want a kinda-almost-war.
What moron thought this up?
The only thing an enemy really understands is overwhelming superiority as a response to an attack.
So if NK chooses a civilian target Obama will retaliate by,,,going golfing...
The first time I remember hearing it was when (j)urinalists complained about one of their ilk being killed in the battle of Bhagdad. US troops were taking fire from a hotel so a tank blew a big hole in it and a (j)urinalist was killed...,...(no loss imo)
IIRC, there was some kind of court case brought about over this but I don't remember the outcome.
Oh, yeah, giving them the first shot is SUCH a good strategy!
I’m getting a headache from the stupidity of this Keystone Kops bunch!
Ok, that made me LOL!
You’re right... :)
first of all, I don't want tat
second, the whole thing lacks that essential Capone feeling.
Malone: You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?After all, Obama is from Chicago, is he not?
Or as Genghis Khan, might put it,
vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.
Telling my second daughter that we would spank her if she did “X” never worked well, as she thought we were making a deal. She could do “X” if she was willing to get a spanking. We had to find a more useful form of punishment.
I’m afraid the same applies to NK. We have now announced that they can do whatever they want, as long as they are willing to accept the a punishment of their choosing.
Zer0 doesn’t want to be portrayed as a “bully”
His feminine side keeps getting in the way. Problem is, it’s both sides for this little pansy.
You got that right. It is one insult and one outrage after another with this boob in the White Hut.
Obama will send Michelle over there to Korea, and she will solve all the US problems at once.
The White House has become a reality TV show.
WHAT’S THE DUMBS**T GOING TO COME UP WITH TODAY?
Comes from the lefts idea that Israel shouldn’t use more force in response to an attack that the turd heads had used to attack Israel.
We don’t have a gunfighter for President. That’s for sure.
11:15 AM Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
RIP, concept of overwhelming military response.
Once upon a time, America actually sought to win conflicts against aggressors. Now it’s just “tit-for-tat.”
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
That is DEFINITELY for sure...
That is stupid. We should either ignore the Norks, or, if we can’t, strike with overwhelming and massively destructive force.
Personally, I’d go for declaring a blockade, mining their harbors, destroying their rail links to China and Russia, and taking down any major bridges I could reach. Clamp down on the food and fuel, then sit and wait. If any one complains about “humanitarian issues,” tell them to go piss up a rope.
“... and hailing the Fuhrer...”
Sadly, there are those in this country today doing exactly that.
On this day, cannot think of anything else other than what would Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher do? Then the understanding comes forth of why these two are missed so very much. God normally allows Giants to come forth to solve problems when most needed as was the case with God having brought forth Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. While typing today it is easy to think God has turned His back on this planet. If God has not turned His back may there be leaders coming forth instead of the lack of leaders we presently witness in power.
The libs didn’t learn a darned thing and are doomed to repeat their error. . . at the cost of American lives.
Proportional response, I seem to recall, was first used in the nuke context, as in instead of massive retaliation we would respond in a proportional manner.
Oh heck. . .she would luv it there, what with all those skinny people avoiding fats and salts and other bad foods.
Could be, but I always thought our response to nuke was supposed to be all-out retaliation...hence, MAD.
If you unleash the dogs of war, you had better be in to win.
What happened to If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun?
Oh yeah. That’s just his approach to dealing with US citizens.
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