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I stand by my comparison as it was framed around the oil blockade that catalyzed the response from Japan . You sir are trying to re-frame my reference which is misleading to my original post using a straw man argument to negate my comparison and divert from its comparison
Your second paragraph: Rambling typical fear referenced response. I have already framed my opinion on that if you had taken the time to read it. You finalize that paragraph by projecting that I have that particular point of view. My point of view was stated previously and is clearly different
If we do not learn from the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them
If you don't think that sort of "Defensive Exercise" is threatening then I'm afraid the ignorance has already set in.
I'm discussing/referencing catalysts which have historically been shown to cause a result.
Are you kidding? They've explained both sides. N. Korea is upset about the economic sanctions pressed against them because they want to attain nuclear weapons.. I do not feel sorry for N. Korea, they have been doing this for over 40 years.
Originally posted by kwakakev
I know there is already a heap of threads about North Korea, so this is more about how it is being perceived and shown to the public at large through the main media outlets.
Here in Australia there is very much a negative tone with North Korea being blamed for all the provocation while America is shown to be the reluctant hero upgrading the defenses. There has been no balanced and fair reporting explaining why NK is annoyed or the full role that America has played in these events, like trade sanctions, seizure of bank accounts and upgrading assault capabilities in the region.
Unfortunately this type of reporting does remind me very much of the media campaigns against Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi before the military campaigns kicked of to help build public support. How is the media in your country showing these events?
Originally posted by Shirak
As a student of history I see the same provocation occurring that lead to the bombing of Pearl harbor.
Backing someone up against the wall no matter how small will always end in a fight or flight scenario.
If the little guy just happens to have access to weapons well he may just use them.
Let me be clear I am not apologizing/justifying for the threats now occurring I am making an observation.
My grandfather was in the last Korean war and it was horror which still affects him today.
If we do not learn from the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them.
Who is really pulling the strings and pushing the buttons to make this thing happen I mean really war is just good business for certain interests. Meanwhile the youth of the world get thrown into the meat grinder. i choose to agree with your statement i dont wish to see any wars i choose to be a difference in this world
I have not heard one mention of the similarities of these 2 scenarios in the media. Starving a country of supplies puts them in a very tight position as does flying nuclear capable bombers near their border.
Look at the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U.S. almost did the same thing NK is doing now. Here's an idea instead of insulting their leader perhaps people should take a page out of Reagan's book. If you want to see the horror of Nukes try visiting your local war museum. Try visiting Pearl Harbor it will make you think twice about the PsiOps the media produces to create Warmongering.
We are all human we are caretakers of this world Imagine it better then be the change you want to see. I choose to see a world where healing happens not warmongering.edit on 4-4-2013 by Shirak because: Add sum more