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    Re: Tons of weapons seized from plane at Thai airport

    The problem with North Korea is that there are no easy solutions. They likely have operational nuclear weapons, and even without them they hold Seoul hostage with artillery. They already face extreme sanctions. I don't have a problem with assassination from a moral standpoint, but it is still a poor strategy. It risks starting a war if screwed up, and it would be foolish to rely in the CIA given their track record. Even if successful, the results wouldn't be very useful. The mostly likely outcomes would either be a smooth transfer of power to the next dictator, or a power vacuum with civil war. That could easily lead to the usual "I'll consolidate power by starting a war with an outside war" type of thinking. Although simply doing nothing at waiting isn't exactly a bold solution, its hard to find better options at the moment.

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    Re: Tons of weapons seized from plane at Thai airport

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The problem with North Korea is that there are no easy solutions. They likely have operational nuclear weapons, and even without them they hold Seoul hostage with artillery. They already face extreme sanctions. I don't have a problem with assassination from a moral standpoint, but it is still a poor strategy. It risks starting a war if screwed up, and it would be foolish to rely in the CIA given their track record. Even if successful, the results wouldn't be very useful. The mostly likely outcomes would either be a smooth transfer of power to the next dictator, or a power vacuum with civil war. That could easily lead to the usual "I'll consolidate power by starting a war with an outside war" type of thinking. Although simply doing nothing at waiting isn't exactly a bold solution, its hard to find better options at the moment.
    My point exactly. Sometimes it is better to wait it out and wait for them to implode or reform. We didn't attack the Soviet Union and it turned out for the better.

    I believe Iran will have another revolution for the better, but we have to be patient.

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