posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 06:59 PM
Well, what about the whole abduction issue with Japan, which is kind of in limbo at the moment. Economic sanctions against NK would certainly stall
the nuke talks again, and may provoke a war.
Another issue is the situation with Iran, which has set a precedent, and which I'm sure the NK's have watched very closely. Stall, talk, stall,
talk, stall, talk. In the meantime, build up the weapons, and hunker down defenses. And if the IAEA gets a bit too nosy, no problem. Just tell them
"No you can't go in there, because that's a sensitive military base."
As time passes with no nuke issue resolve, both NK and Iran get stronger. They have more time to plan and further hide and harden their facilities.
And there is also the issue that they can both continue to increase and strengthen ties with China, or even Russia. And there is also more time for
them to strengthen ties with terrorist groups, and maybe even put a WMD in their hands. After all, I'm sure NK or Iran would love nothing more than
to see Washington be devasted from a WMD attack at the hands of terrorists. And with all the talk recently of strikes against Baathist targets in
Syria, and rumors of Russian assistance in removing Iraqi WMD's to Syria, Iran, and possibly Lebanon, there is more time for further planning with
regards to those WMD's.
The Bottom Line: Everyday that passes with no resolve only works against us. How much more time should be allowed before action is taken?