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originally posted by: Cynic
Carpet bomb the country with fuel air bombs. At least there wouldn't be any radiation to contend with.
originally posted by: 3daysgone
Statement from the White House.
The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior.
Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table.
originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: GraffikPleasure
What do you have to say about NK firing a missle over Japan?
It's not good at all. I'm not saying I agree with it one bit.
But has anyone found out why he did it??? Was it just another test??? A mistake??? An attack???
What has Japan done about it???
I mean if Kimmy wants to be part of the world stage, fine. That also means discussing with other world players about what your intentions are and being responsible for them.
To be a player means knowing the rules about what is allowed and what isn't and being responsible for when you break them. He seems to want to play with the big boys. So let him in the game, let him know the rules that everyone must follow and let him know what happens when you break them.
If he wants to be treated like an equal player, fine. But that also means all players must be playing the same game with the same rules. That goes for us as well. Until we also play by the rules we have for everyone else then we can't say sh*t about anyone else breaking them either.
originally posted by: fleabit
At some point one of two things will happen. Kim will either make a mistake and actually hit Guam or Japan.. at which point he will be toast, or he will have to stop.. because the lack of money will utterly ruin their country. I think the "Let's stop their nuke making ability" ship has probably sailed. Should have been dealt with a long time ago. Only now are they handing out the "harshest sanctions" on their country. Perhaps that should have occurred before they developed nukes.. ICBMs.. etc.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: mOjOm
It wasn't an attack, or even an act of war as many people claim. The apogee puts it well above Japanese airspace. This was just to piss people off.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly had his uncle executed and his half-brother killed in a daring airport assassination earlier this year after learning about a Chinese-backed plan to have him ousted, a Japanese magazine claimed.
Kim took power in 2011 after his father, Kim Jong Il, died. In six years, the leader purged senior officials and relatives allegedly plotting to overthrow him and his regime.
Kim's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, was executed in 2013 when he was accused of being a "traitor" and committing a series of "hideous crimes." His exiled half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, died this year when two women smeared his face with the banned VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpar airport in Malaysia. Two women are being charged in his death, although they claim they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera TV show.