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originally posted by: angeldoll
originally posted by: madmac5150
I am going to stray from the "obvious and dumb", because I was stationed there.
North Korea is no joke. The "Norks" believe that they can destroy Seoul in a single day with their artillery... and they are probably correct in that assessment.
If a full scale war breaks out on the Korean peninsula, millions will die. That is the cold, hard truth.
The reason that we are at this precipice? Ask the Clintons, the Bushes and Obama. They placated his family regime for decades.
They were trying to keep him from doing what he is doing NOW. And they were successful. He wasn't doing all this crap (the nuke crap) when any of those people were in office.
We are only mired in conflict in Afghanistan, and boy do we have plans coming up for that place just you wait.
Indeed, if you are a regular reader of Western reporting from North Korea, you notice a pattern that is so unerring it nearly screams at you. For an excruciatingly long stretch of time, the North Korean regime has been saying the same thing (sometimes crazy-sounding) and acting the same way (sometimes firing missiles or detonating nuclear devices) and generally doing a bang-up job of going to the brink but never over it. North Korea has had just three leaders in its entire existence: Kim Il-sung, then his son, Kim Jong-il, then his son, Kim Jong-un. It’s crucial to understand that rather than being a wild card, North Korea is perhaps the most predictable regime in the world; they are not the X-factor in today’s unnerving game.