Originally posted by GLaDOS
Originally posted by Unidentified_Objective
Originally posted by GLaDOS
What makes you think you should have the power to simply "wipe countries off the map" just because they don't adhere to your military imperialism?
You missed the part about them making threats for the past 20 years. Threats by the way, which we have been greatly ignoring. Just economic sanctions
and slaps on the wrist have been our only reaction. The last two threats were of a nuclear strike. If that's not enough to justify a reaction, I
don't know what is.
edit on 24-1-2013 by Unidentified_Objective because: (no reason given)
They're just trying to deter you. Do you think NK is f.ing stupid to attack the US? no. They know they will be finished in a week.
They haven't attacked you, you have no right to attack them. If they do attack you, then, of course, you have every right to get them.
Right... they're trying to deter us with threats of violence, perhaps nuclear violence. Makes perfect sense.
And that would be why they said that this needs to be settled with force, and not words
right? Because they're just posturing? I'm afraid
your obvious bias is clouding your judgment here.
You had one
good point in this thread, and that was about the unnecessary invasion of Iraq and people rightfully defending their homeland.
However, that was your only
legitimate point so far.
I am very anti-war. I really dislike the "military industrial complex". You could easily call me a "peacenick" and not be wrong. A selective
pacifist, even. Selective in that I believe in a right to self defense. Now, if someone were standing on my porch with a weapon saying "I'm going to
come in there, and I'm going to kill you," I do not imagine myself waiting for them to break down my door and come in, for me to fire on them. I
would consider that a serious enough threat to my safety.
Likewise, we see NK building the weapons, we see them making the threats... I don't think we can afford to not
take this as a serious threat.
This situation is very unlike
an Iraq, or an Iran. These people are our sworn enemies. They are bitter over our help to the south. And yes, the
US is a massive propaganda machine. But so is NK. And NK blocks any info to their citizens other
than their own propaganda-- something which
the US does not do.
Again, I really don't think we can afford to ignore this. For me it's more a matter of what the other chain of consequences would be, if we used
force to shut their stupid little mouths and squash their capacity to harm us in the future-- as they clearly have every intention of doing. NK we
could take with one hand tied behind our figurative backs. It is China and Russia, specifically, I'm concerned about in this scenario.