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Is North Korea a nuclear threat?   Asia

Started 6/13/18 by OSarge (DD214_98); 38660 views.
RGoss99

From: RGoss99 

4/30/19

I don´t see North Korea as a real threat. In theory craz Kim could launch a missile, but he is not that crazy, but between him and Trump, this is a bogus issue, both using their positions to bolster their base support at home -- just a distraction.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

5/1/19

RGoss99 said:

In theory craz Kim could launch a missile, but he is not that crazy

Nothing crazy about it.

The US will attack North Korea and burn millions more to a crisp unless they can retaliate.

Not sure if I've asked you this before - when was the very last time the US attacked any nation that could retaliate?

bml00

From: bml00 

5/1/19

Kim is slowly being bought to his knees without a bullet fired , there will be no war why fight when there is no need , he cannot fight the US he knows it , his Generals to a man know it and they also know that to retain power his only hope is via the negotiating table with the US

Every drought every hungry NK will bring him ever closer to finding a way out of his mire

BM

RGoss99

From: RGoss99 

5/1/19

Ithink we are agreement, no you have not asked befor, ut I think never.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99 

5/1/19

Yes, brought to his knees by our standard, but, but when people have the feeling of nothing to loose, their reaction is often no reaction, because any act has two possibilities, improvement of their condition, or worsening of it. when people are that down, they usually jus suck their thumb.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

5/1/19

RGoss99 said:

Ithink we are agreement, no you have not asked befor, ut I think never.

In fairness to Americans, there has been one such case ever.

It was 207 years ago when the Brits were busy elsewhere putting down a European dictator, Napoleon.

This contrasts rather with some other nations who eg took on the Germans twice just last century.

Even Argentina could surely retaliate when we took them on 8,000 miles from home.

bml00

From: bml00 

5/1/19

I was NOT comparing our standards to theirs , there is a limit which they can absorb and accept and with every crop failure every draught so the situation worsens .

BM

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

5/1/19

Yes, brought to his knees by our standard, but, but when people have the feeling of nothing to loose, their reaction is often no reaction, because any act has two possibilities, improvement of their condition, or worsening of it. when people are that down, they usually jus suck their thumb.

The US (and in another place they've told me this) seeks to take to North Korea the benefits they took to Iraq and Libya.

Government collaps, millions of refugees, chaos and suffering.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99 

5/1/19

I was thinking of the Russians under the Tsar, as miserable as they were it took WWI to get them to rise up.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

5/1/19

RGoss99 said:

I was thinking of the Russians under the Tsar, as miserable as they were it took WWI to get them to rise up.

I'm coming to think the 1919 Peace Conference did terrible harm.

It saw the breakup of the Austria-Hungary Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

We tried to complete the demolition of the Russian Empire - but they pulled themselves back together again at terrible cost.

Why was it a bad thing to do? Because Empires, although they're brutal to outlying areas they're actually quite tolerant of multi-culturalism and minorities. 

And Empires are necessary to have reasonable levels of stability - smaller countries can't control immigrant crime, gangs etc.

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