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originally posted by: flice
The irony is thick.
Today the 7th of january marks the 63rd anniversary for the invention of the hydrogen bomb by the Americans under Truman who 3 years earlier had told the AEC that he was persuing that specific invention.
And here we stand today, with arsenals scattered all over the globe with (almost) ready to fire nuclear weapons, and heads of state, the UN and foreign ministers are boldly sticking it to North Korea for their "achivement".
Don't get me wrong, North Korea in my view is no nation of saints. I completely acknowledge that its people live in dire times under a psychotic little child as a ruler.
But I cannot help myself from laughing out loud when my so-called leaders of the western world all stand up and curse something that they themselves have done EXACTLY the same 63 years ago. The irony is so thick you could cut it with a bread knife.
And what is the response to something we call to be against UN resolutions? Well... more weapons!! More! MOAR!! More war, more threats, more drawing lines in the sand.
If you tell your dad, I'll tell mine... if you destroy my sand castle, I'll water down yours!
And at the same time we curse this country who is not part of the UN, for not obeying the UN resolutions, we stand idly by and take it up the rear from Israel who is doing the exact same thing with their nuclear weapons while oppressing an entire people with their apartheid rule.
Oh what a grand and mature world the west is.
originally posted by: Lagomorphe
Two bombs thrown and thousands KILLED... and also still dying... in a country targeted by a supposedly civilised Western democratic nation... GUESS WHO DID THAT?... North Korea or another Nasty commie pinko dictator??? "slight exaggeration"
Flame away... I have my asbestos armour on.
originally posted by: Pluginn
I mean if N-Korea was a person and I would try to isolate you and speak with others they shouldn't talk with him, but do the opposite with his brother (S-Korea). Of course tensions only grow bigger and the more reason to be protective and be angry on the other one which will grow worse in time.
Well you also could say again since its heavily sanctioned (cant do business/trade outside her borders) it stays pretty poor and the reason for a big part you have starving people.. as much as a reason.
Juche (Chosŏn'gŭl: 주체; hancha: 主體; RR: Chuch'e; Korean pronunciation: [tɕutɕʰe]), usually translated as "self-reliance", is the official political ideology of North Korea, described by the regime as Kim Il-Sung's "original, brilliant and revolutionary contribution to national and international thought". The idea states that an individual is "the master of his destiny" and that the North Korean masses are to act as the "masters of the revolution and construction".
Kim Il-Sung (1912-1994) developed the ideology – originally viewed as a variant of Marxism-Leninism – to become distinctly "Korean" in character, breaking ranks with the deterministic and materialist ideas of Marxism-Leninism and strongly emphasising the individual, the nation state and its sovereignty. Consequentially, Juche was adopted into a set of principles that the North Korean government has used to justify its policy decisions from the 1950s onwards. Such principles include moving the nation towards "chaju" (independence), through the construction of "charip" (national economy) and an emphasis upon "chawi" (self-defence), in order to establish socialism.
originally posted by: SLAYER69
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: flice
I'm not going to condemn kim-jong or NK until they actually do start a war with someone.
A state of war has continually existed ever since they invaded the South.
There has been an uneasy 63+ year cease fire in place.