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I hate North Korea lets get this clear.
But this is where I see the hypocrisy.
The USA is a Nuclear power yets its telling North Korea and Iran they cant have nukes? Thats hypocrisy at its greatest.
Plus Israel is not part of any Nuclear weapons treaty s and refuses oversight yet the west is willing to overlook that and be best friends? Again hypocrisy.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Definitely not a good spot as the U.S. will get dragged into the middle of it all since we're allies with Japan and South Korea. Anything that happens over there will impact the U.S. in one form or another.
I see where they didn't mean this to be public but it's an awkward spot now. Kim is almost goaded into trying, as I'm sure he sees it, based on his previous actions. Japan really can't allow another one now, without possibly showing weakness if it's publicly expected they won't.
I'm not so sure the release of the order is accidental. North Korea is used to getting their way with the US just by making a lot of noise but Japan is actually dealing with the missiles being fired in their general direction and the article said the meetings didn't really accomplish anything. This could be Japan's way of showing North Korea that they aren't equals and that they're growing tired of North Korea. Japan doesn't really have anything to lose by shooting missiles down in front of the whole world but the little loud mouth in Pyongyang has a lot to lose.
At some point N. Korea is going to become one of those issues for china where the mindset of having a unified Korea under Seoul would be less problematic than allowing Un to continue to act like Dr. Strangelove.
China has advanced to the point where they are not willing to throw away what they have accomplished in order to save a regime that is nothing more than a spoiled brat who wastes their allowance on trivial items while expecting China to protect them when they piss off other countries.
The closer we get to the collapse of the North Korean government the more likely the North Korean government will be to start an armed conflict in hopes of saving themselves by sacrificing the N. Korean people.
I could see China invading North Korea to protect themselves before allowing the North to drag them into an armed conflict. Add in the territorial issues China has with other Asian nations and N. Korea becomes even less of a priority.
As for North Korea there has been comment about equality such as if the US and others are allowed nuclear weapons then NK should be allowed them. My problem is that the N Korean leadership is hardly mature enough to be trusted with them. Its like giving a depressed teenager a M16 and saying use it responsibly while he walks off to school suicidal.
In a perfect world, unification can then be possible in time. Imagine that??? That part of the world would be a different place.
reply to post by _BoneZ_
Japan said this last time, little Kim took the warning to heart and did not shoot it their way. If he does all hell will be unleashed on him, way to many countries have had it with him and China for that matter.
reply to post by Red Cloak
If NK were stupid enough to start a fight with Japan watch how fast NK gets beat into submission. Do you not remember how Japan took all of Korea and most of China as well, not to mention the whole southeastern Pacific till the U.S. started to kick them back. Sure times are different but Japan can muster a whole lot of muscle when they have to. Let alone the U.S. is obligated to defend them as our own. With the amount of U.S. destroyers in the area with the SM-3 Missile on them NK would not get any missiles into Japan, let alone the south is itching to beat the dog snot out of NK.