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Now if they hit D.C. when certain people are in the town I might have to add them to my Christmas Card list.
originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
I still laugh at these poor people.
Honestly, I am tired of war threats from all the countries. Saddest part is the loudest barking dog is my own country.
Suppose DPRK actually has the capability and danglers to nuke the US. Suppose it lands right in DC. Would it be uncalled for? Don't we kind of have it coming? Hell. It's hard to say if it might not be viewed as a mercy killing.
originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: JessicaRabbitTx
Yeah.. if they were a middle eastern country like Iran that made those threats we'd be invading the next week.
originally posted by: Aqualung2012
If anyone cares to watch the documentary in the OP (it's very funny and Vice actually manages to infiltrate North Korea,) I think you'll find that more or less, anyone who's commented here is right to some degree.
There are elements of humor in the whole situation, but also a very serious problem. The humanitarian issue here is unfortunate, but the majority of those people truly believe they are in a utopian society given to them by their Dear Leader. They literally worship him and accredit to him their prosperity. The propaganda begins at birth, and is split between how great the Dear Leader is, and how terrible the US and it's allies are. Most of those people don't even realize the world is mad at them. They have state-run TV and that's IT.
They have nuclear weapons... that fact alone is troubling. They are (in no uncertain terms) declaring their desire to use them against the American public, on our own land. There is certainly a rallying cry from the vast majority of the N Korean people do to this. They are completely militarized.
In the Vice documentary, you learn that N Korea is full of tunnels to be in Seoul within an hour. They have huge monuments that are set up with explosives to fall over in case of invasion to act like tank barriers. It's Soviet Russia alive and well today.
And make no mistake: China and Russia are absolutely a part of this. China's helping with the cyber-attacks, and is rapidly showing that the US is beyond the ability to pay off it's enormous debt to them. Russia (as stated in previous replies,) has agreed to increase trade with NK and forgive their national debt. This is (I believe) in large part due to the worlds largest deposit of "Rare Earth Elements," recently discovered in NK.
China, Russia, and NK moving in a concerted effort to not only grab up the worlds resources as well as destroy the American government: That is not a joke. North Korea is the drummer boy, but there are some real heavy armaments marching along behind them... this cannot be forgotten.
originally posted by: RedEyes619
While I definitely believe North Korea needs sorting out, I am not sure what the best approach would be.
Sure we could go to war with them. But then we would be killing hundreds of thousands of members of the NK army, many of which probably despise their government as much as we do, but are forced to fight due to the 3 generation rules for abandonment. I'm all for stopping Kimmy, but not at the cost of killing innocents that he forces to fight for him.
Perhaps an unwavering and enormous military movement (amassed of many nations) should be launched to NK, bringing with it such deterring power that it can impose it's will over the nation. Infiltrate the nation and allow those that wish to flee a safe exit from their captors. Once the innocents are gone, then dispose of the truly evil individuals like Kim.
“The U.S. imperialists, engrossed in the hostile policy toward the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] century after century, should be mindful that the time of nightmare is coming nearer when they will meet the most disastrous, final doom on the U.S. mainland,”