Look, in a perfect world, every nation would get to decide how best to defend their country....but it isn't a perfect world.
The rules are decided by the big boys (the UN Security Council)...and the big boys say, no playing with nuclear sticks.
North Korea has chose to defy that...so be it, there are consequences to it...but previous leaders were good at threatening just enough to get the
offer of a cookie, and then got their cookie, and enjoyed it for a bit, before making new threats.
Lil' Kim though, made the threat, was offered the cookie, then threw the cookie on the ground and stuck his tongue out at the big boys... The big boys
are flexing their muscles, and Lil' Kim keeps shooting off his mouth. Either he'll apologize, take the cookie, and sulk away, or he'll step towards
them and get a bloody nose...his call.
No, NK is no threat to the US, but it certainly is to our allies in the region, and sorry if we stick by that. There is aggression on both sides, to
be sure, but that's what happens in a face off.
However, the North have been hit by sanctions to such an extent that they literally have nothing. When you have nothing to lose, what
consequences are there in a pre-emptive strike?
They have a LOT to lose...their regime for one...their lives likely along with it. (NK leadership, not the NK people). But, they also lose face if
they back down...so their choice. Unless they can find a way to take the cookie and not lose face, but Lil' Kim has gone too far, too fast, so that
will be difficult to do now...he left himself no wiggle room.
Here's a thought. Who knows how much influence the CIA has had on Kim Jung Un?
What if, bear with my wandering brain here, but, what if his dad was taken out and Un was put in place as an asset by our Secret guys in order to
rattle his sabre and make these threats and then one day, BOOM!!!! Mushroom cloud in Austin? In a false flag scenario, the current administration
would then just blame NoKo and we'd have no proof that it wasn't. All they would need to do is tell the MSM that it was them and the MSM would parrot
it back out to us. Why would we assume anyone would look for proof?
No way. The CIA sucks at getting high-placed assets in closed societies. The Chinese, on the other hand, excel at it (as they pretty much designed
it). If anyone is pulling Un's strings, it's China, not the CIA.
edit on 29-3-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)