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The UN Security Council has unanimously approved fresh sanctions against North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test last month.
The resolution is targeting North Korean diplomats, cash transfers and access to luxury goods.
It imposes asset freezes and travel bans on three individuals and two firms linked to North Korea's military.
Pyongyang earlier vowed to use its right to a pre-emptive nuclear attack against its aggressors.
The resolution specifies some luxury items that North Korea's elite will not be allowed to import, such as yachts, racing cars, luxury automobiles and certain types of jewelry. This is to close a loophole that previously allowed countries to decide for themselves what constitutes a luxury good.
Your position would need to find Americans who agree with the obscene levels of spending within our own Department of Defense to be a valid one. Our DOD spending alone (not counting DHS or U.S. Intelligence) has ranged from the current levels around 600 billion to upwards of 1 trillion at various points over the last decade. So, you'll find no argument with me. The US Spends FAR FAR FAR TOO much on military and actually, many times more than the next SEVERAL world powers combined. It's a bad sight.
That has virtually nothing to do with North Korea though. They are locked in psychological battle with South Korea, and we're just fat targets for the Kims to throw mud at occasionally. South Korea is who Kim wants to take or kill...not the U.S..
I also don't see anyone DEMANDING North Korea remove or dismantle the 11,000 artillery pieces near the DMZ and aimed at South Korea. 11,000 rounds PER volley. It's unthinkable destruction only a nuke WOULD surpass. So why need nukes?
There are a number of solid, logical reasons why Kim has NO valid use for Nuclear Weapons...and damn sure not when he has to starve a nation's population to afford them.
Originally posted by lifespath420
Already being discussed.
Really interesting what's happening though.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'd say if little Kim wants to be taken seriously...he can start by not starving his people as he personally has an obvious weight problem. He can start with not filling prisons with political prisoners until near overflowing, as reports from some who have gotten out of that hell hole has stated in no uncertain terms. He can even start by dropping this insane drive for Nuclear Weapons. What would he DO with them, anyway? His primary enemy is like Israel. TOO SMALL to use nukes against without killing a good % of the entire civilian population of the Republic Of Korea at the same time.
Weapons that can't rightly be used are useless weapons, eh?
he has spent billions on them though....while his population starves in some of the most profound grinding poverty on Earth.
We don't even need news to know this. Google Earth is a wonderful tool and a source of real anguish at times too... You can zoom right onto North Korean villages and see what standard of life there is like. This..while again, state fortunes are spent pursuing weapons he can't even really use without becoming an unthinkable monster, instantly.