posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 05:40 AM
Originally posted by StarTraveller
More bravado/Sabre rattling or could this actually be heading somewhere.
I think, going on the previous actions of NK, it's sabre rattling. He's trying to do what his daddy did to get aid from the rest of the world, and
he's using a public holiday to bolster his position with his own people.
Their entire culture is built on the military, but they never actually fight. So, they have to have these little periods where they're taken to the
brink, they bolster nationalist pride, then they gradually calm it down again when they get what they want.
This wouldn't work in other countries of course, because we have access to information and we could just vote these people out. But there, the people
have no clue. The NK state could announce tomorrow that they successfully scared the international community and won, and the people would believe it
and praise their leader. Even if they didn't believe it, they have no choice.
I guess we'll find out. If they do launch something and it does threaten Japan, SK or a US base then they SHOULD face retaliation. But I don't think
that's likely. I really think they'll just launch a test rocket, wait to see what happens, then maybe launch another in a couple of days.
They're playing a very risky game with China though. China is really the only reason no one has taken down their leadership yet. If their guard dog
decides it's had enough and agrees that something has to be done to stabilize their neighbourhood, then that really gives the international community
the chance to stop the ongoing threats once and for all.
Personally, although I hate any prospect of war, if China is on our side the international community should act and remove Kim and his leadership
quickly. We cannot afford another nuclear state, and especially not one who is already trying to threaten the world before they even have that weapon.
We should be taking them out as soon as possible.