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North Korea carried out a nuclear test in May - a move that experts said put it closer to having a working nuclear bomb.
"We cannot rule out that a further nuclear test will take place," said Peter Hughes, the British ambassador to North Korea.
"Yesterday, two short-range missiles were launched and you'll have seen reports that there may be a launch of an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) in the coming days or weeks," he said.
(there a short video also)
He really is desperate to try to do anything to start a war, imo.
If the short range missiles don't do it, shot long range rocket's.
If long range rockets don't do it, blow up another nuclear weapon.
Originally posted by liveandlearn
reply to post by mrmonsoon
Just my uneducated opinion here, but I think he hopes we will be sufficiently concerned about this and shoot it down. Going on his earlier comments about interfering, that gives him reason to start a war and call us the aggressor.
Originally posted by Liberal1984
1. America should turn a blind eye towards N.K's active nuclear programme
2. And America should give N.K aid, without monitors-checks to ensure it goes to anyone (except the regime!).
3. In exchange for N.K not causing trouble through things like conducting it's nuclear missile tests. Or exporting nuclear weapons
Originally posted by liveandlearn
reply to post by proximo
There are few people who would disagree that this man is maniacal.
We do not know what he would or would not do but he is definitely trying to provoke something. You suggest it is monetary and I have no way of knowing that it isn't. However he has said numerous times that he will not junk the nuclear program and stated that shooting down one of his 'test' missiles would call for retaliation.
No one is going to give him money which would only finance more nuclear missiles.
We have no idea what his advisers, if he has any, may be telling him and their may be factions within his regime that are hoping he will be eliminated even if by way of war.
The fact is...we don't know anything. We can only guess and speculate.
At least it is a nice way to learn to think out of the box, don't you think?
We have already given him money to supposedly junk his nuclear program a few years ago, but I hope you are right I hope we don't give him any this time.
They are desperate for money though, they have no economy and I actually believe he may of thought they might be able to sell their nuke tech. Since we are watching them like a hawk though I think he now knows that isn't going to work, so he is working on plan B, extortion. He actually has little to lose, he knows we won't attack him unless really, really provoked. An attack would cost far too many lives as the second we attack, South Korea would be pummeled by rockets and mortars and we would have to face off with his rather large number of troops, and try and clean up the utter disaster that would be the aftermath. It is just not worth it, as long as we keep close tabs on them North Korea is completely contained.
Look he would have to be a complete schizophrenic (like unable to form coherent sentences) to think launching any kind of large conventional first strike attack, or nuke attack would lead to anything other than his immediate death, and his regimes complete loss of power. I refuse to believe anybody that would be that mentally ill would be allowed to still have control over whether or not an attack is carried out. Even if he is bats**t crazy, or wants to commit suicide the people around him would not follow those orders because they also would be committing certain suicide.