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originally posted by: growler
originally posted by: dianajune
This would be a horrible idea. Who would want to align themselves with Kim - who is well known for being brutal, evil and nuts.....had members of his own family murdered.....and many others in a variety of ways and places, even schoolyards.
No way should we align ourselves with someone like that.....who starves his own countrymen while he lives in the lap of luxury. Who demands that everyone around him see him as a "god." Which is absolutely blasphemous.
Nope. If it were up to me I would say now way.......no how.
due to the president's recent statements it sounds like he enjoys some sour company.
but hey, not all relationships end bad, look at when the cia installed the shah in iran, sorry.
saddam hussein in iraq?
daesh in libya?
fourth time's a charm (i know i missed out many more).
originally posted by: HogspitFred
a reply to: logicsoda
Amen. Anybody who has been shopping lately knows we cannot do away with China. Try to buy a toaster not made in China - for under a couple hundred dollars. China needs NK as a buffer, and will not tolerate a unified Korea. The Philippines is currently under despotic siege with a blithering idiot...and we have given up our leadership position everywhere, thank you President Bannon. Kim wants/demands respect and attention. Captain Cheato has given him both...remember - the deadliest thing out there is a bullet - and bullets can impact Seoul in 45 seconds. Cheato couldn't lift a cheek to fart in that amount of time. ALL - ALL - "automated" systems can be defeated. NK has not demonstrated the ability to successfully launch with much above 50% success. And targeting and fuzing is even trickier. Our economy - private industry - would feel major impacts if China decided to get serious about impacting the US. Their cyberpunks are already probing - and have been for years. China doesn't play the "western" games of tactical thinking. They are not afraid of a 50 year plan that gets tweaked along the way - they do not measure success the way we do...