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That we should strike before North Korea does

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RomaniiRomanii (CON)
Since Pro probably isn't even gonna come back, I see no point in writing an extensive case...

I would basically have argued that since the probability of North Korea striking at all is quite low, given its very limited resources and few allies, a pre-emptive strike on them would not only be an enormous waste of resources on the part of the US (which is who I'm assuming "we" is referring to), but it would also be highly unethical-- it would start a war that would otherwise never have happened, meaning that all the resulting casualties would essentially be unjustified murders inflicted directly by the US.  Pre-emptive strikes in general need a very high standard of evidence to be justified, and so far North Korea has done very little to imply a significant threat of attack. 

Analogy: 
A scrawny teenage boy is taunting a 300 pound man at a bar. In response, the man pulls out a pistol and shoots the boy in the head, claiming that he had to do it stop the boy before he started assaulting him.

Res is negated. 


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BlackflagBlackflag
Actually tophat ranted about admin's judgement on the previous debate and left
Posted 2015-02-20 05:14:26
nzlockienzlockie
Ha! Found it!
http://www.edeb8.com/forum/EDEB8.com+Site/771/0/#post10521

As far as I know, that thread was the big issue that got him upset. You can read it for yourself and see if there was anything in it.
Posted 2015-02-18 21:16:24
nzlockienzlockie
@romanii - oh there was this thing. You can see part of it in the contents section of that debate. The rest of it took place in the forum. I never really saw what there was to get so worked up about tbh. Hes still around on DDO I think, you should ask him!
Posted 2015-02-18 21:12:26
adminadmin
Tophat, by the way, is aka Darth Vitiosus. In case that isn't clear to anyone.
Posted 2015-02-18 20:12:40
RomaniiRomanii
what happened to Tophat?
Posted 2015-02-18 15:15:55
nzlockienzlockie
Haha -yep it sure is. There's the link in the "related" section.
Posted 2015-02-18 14:41:04
nzlockienzlockie
Hey isn't this the debate that basically caused TopHatDoc to pack up his toys and head off to DDO?
LOL - good times.
Posted 2015-02-18 14:40:10
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2015-04-10 09:47:33
adminJudge: admin    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: Romanii
2015-04-11 01:17:43
TheNoobJudge: TheNoob
Win awarded to: Romanii
2015-04-11 03:43:14
2001bhuJudge: 2001bhu
Win awarded to: Romanii

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