reply to post by Vitchilo
What I find curious is that is common knowledge that North Korea has nuclear weapons, and has made aggressive moves against surrounding areas. Yet,
since everyone also "understands" how much the regime is filled with lunacy in it's leadership, NK is disregarded, IMO too often. You don't see
this kind of stance against Iran.
To be fair, NK doesn't have any major resources at it's disposal, thus the severity of the impact the sanctions had in it's finances. But, if you
confront any US politician, or any politician of a country that supports and applies sanctions to Iran, it's not about resources, it's about world
safety and stability.
If it's not for the resources, then why the double standards? Why take so much risk putting Iran into a corner, if there are worst
the world, with a much larger danger threshold, why should Iran be so marginalized, when it's not clear what kind of intentions they have.
People will argue that Iran is suicidal, extremist and that with a operative nuclear warhead on their hands, something like World War 3 could start,
or something along those lines. But why is Iran more suicidal than Korea for instance? North Korea has no economy, most part of it's population has
severe nutritional deficits, including it's armed forces, and they haven't used their nukes.
And if we go along the road of "insanity" and "irresponsibility", watching this without any bias, NK would be much more dangerous than Iran, since
we are talking about a country where people have
to cry for their "loved leader", and have no contact with the outside world.
Iran isn't the same as NK. It has allies (true allies), foreign responsibilities, established businesses and trades, and dismiss them all you like,
they are valuable enough for a country like China to open a little bit of their claws against the US.
Same as for the population. Iran communities are spread around the world, many are even deeply connected into their local communities, even inside the
US. If you meet any iran traveler, especially if they are young, most are as friendly, if not even more, as any US citizen, and due to their
"stigma", some are even more prone to tolerance and peace than western citizens.
Thus my "confusion" as to why the US pursues such a "cruzade" around the World. I seriously hope that Obama was serious in his speech, and that
the US starts concerning more about it's own health/wealth and less about griping a wrist around the world. For the sake of the US, and for the sake
of world safety/stability.