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Subj: Re: North Korean situation
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 03:18:32 pm EDT (Viewed 39 times)
Reply Subj: Re: North Korean situation
Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 at 02:14:50 pm EDT (Viewed 59 times)
Quote:Why is this intolerable? We lived with the Soviet Union's far greater nuclear arsenal for decades. North Korea knows that any nuclear attack from them means their own nuclear annihilation. What would be intolerable is if they gave a nuclear weapon to a terrorist group to use on the U.S., but again, if that was uncovered, North Korea would be obliterated. This latter scenario is much more likely to happen in Pakistan and few people are talking about that.
Quote:If North Korea's leadership is as sane and prudent as you imply, then why are they pursuing their current course of action? Why shoot missiles provocatively? I don't trust them to be sane or prudent. Nevertheless, I don't want to see us invade them. Because China would view it as an act of war against China.
I don't think North Korea is sane or prudent, but I do think that they are into self preservation. Kim Jong-un provokes Trump as a point of pride. Do you seriously think Kim thinks he can survive a war with the United States? North Korea will do everything it can to maximize its nuclear capabilities precisely because it wants to be a sufficient threat to avoid a war with the U.S. The U.S. can obliterate North Korea, but will that be worth the loss of a single U.S. city? Kim is gambling no. What you're not considering is that Trump may be just as volatile as Kim.