Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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So, NKorea is going to help in this fight against Terrorism by being a setting duck while pirates attack then wait while the US swoops in and kicks the pirates asses?
An interesting element that is not mentioned in the article is the International Maritime Treaty that most NeoCon Republicans want the US to opt out of. It is the treaty the REQUIRES a ship to come to the aid of another, even an enemy when that ship sends a distress call [as the NKoreans did]. So did the James Williams come to the aid because it was 1) the right thing to do, 2) required by treaty, 3) after the pirates ass anyway, 4) kissing up to a new friend?
We have a plethora of choices. Yes, an overabundance.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.