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Old 20th Apr 2014, 15:51
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If you consider Putin's propensity of taking control of the governments of the countries that Russian natural gas lines transition. This might not be a good option for the NK leadership.


Just a thought.


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Old 20th Apr 2014, 15:58
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Read about this last year and found Russia had written of massive amounts of debt owed by countries to former Soviet Union.

These include quiet a few old Warsaw pact countries who while abusing Russia on one hand were also desperately asking for help to write off debt. Russia did its part while politicians in the Debtor countries refused to tell what really happened. Contrast this with some of the Vuture capitalisim of the west.
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Old 20th Apr 2014, 17:35
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Both rude and inaccurate, Stressfree

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Old 20th Apr 2014, 19:05
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Perhaps Mr. Putin will convince Kim Yong Ill (or whatever the fat little toad is called)
that Russia has rented the entire country from him and not just the passage of the pipeline.
OTOH, he might decide the blessed one needs a new haircut and order everything above shoulder level to be removed
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Both rude and inaccurate, Stressfree
But he did say 'please'!
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 00:30
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If you consider Putin's propensity of taking control of the governments of the countries that Russian natural gas lines transition. This might not be a good option for the NK leadership.
I think the Chinese might have a thing or two to say about that, and I'm betting its a bit more of a stern response than Obama's. Unless they are so pissed off with NK and are wiping their hands of them.

What all of you are forgetting, is the really big picture, the question that should be on every ones mind. Is Putin going to get a Toupee so he can have a hairstyle like Kimmy, or is kimmy going to get shaved and start running around with no shirt on and wrestling baby bears.
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 00:35
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"Unless they are so pissed off with NK and are wiping their hands of them."

China will never be so pissed off with NK that it would let a super power get control with a border that abuts China.
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China will never be so pissed off with NK that it would let a super power get control with a border that abuts China.
Of course, though I thought we where talking about Russia, is there a superpower involved? (Apart from the bald ones ego)
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 00:53
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Compared to all but the US and China, Russia is still a super power compared to most other countries !

And even if it wasn't, you still wouldn't want them on your doorstep !
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 00:58
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And even if it wasn't, you still wouldn't want them on your doorstep !
China does have a border with Russia.

The pipeline from Russia to Korea(s) would not have to go via China.
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Compared to all but the US and China, Russia is still a super power compared to most other countries !
Bit early for you is it 500N I'm fishing and taking the Piss.
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Does anyone really believe that the South Koreans are going to become reliant on a gas pipeline that has even the slightest chance of being controlled by NK??
Does anyone really believe that a pipeline going to SK from Russia, isn't going to be tapped by NK on a regular, highly-surreptitious basis, so they can freeload off SK??

This scheme is nothing more than a pipedream, with a dozen insurmountable obstacles that will remain, while the Fat Wun and the NK military still rule NK.

A Pipe Dream? Russia, North and South Korea's Gas Pipeline Quest | The Diplomat
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 02:10
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I think the Chinese might have a thing or two to say about that, and I'm betting its a bit more of a stern response than Obama's. Unless they are so pissed off with NK and are wiping their hands of them.
Obviously, Putin has played his next card.
I suspect this will get a much more interesting.


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Old 21st Apr 2014, 04:56
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This scheme is nothing more than a pipedream
Purrrlease!
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 07:34
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Does anyone really believe that the South Koreans are going to become reliant on a gas pipeline that has even the slightest chance of being controlled by NK??
Not really, but it could be a nice way to have alternative supplies, as long as you don't rely on them.
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 07:36
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Careful what you watch,that RT has very effective propaganda,I find myself rooting for Putin more and more often now.
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 10:05
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China does have a border with Russia.
Your're dead right they do and there is an awful lot of unfinished business there. A considerable part of the PLA is beased up in the northwest owing to the frequent punchups over a few aquare kilometres of territory in the past.
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I know they have a border.

I meant another one.
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Old 21st Apr 2014, 19:36
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Originally Posted by onetrack View Post
Does anyone really believe that the South Koreans are going to become reliant on a gas pipeline that has even the slightest chance of being controlled by NK??
Would anyone really believe the EU would let its energy supply be controlled by Russia?

As for China, they're just waiting for the last Russians to die off before they move in.
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