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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    A member of this forum stupidly (if flippantly, most likely) threatens the life of the president, and most of us can agree that he's treasonous and could very likely end up being investigated by the FBI; but a country that actually possesses nuclear material officially threatens the United States with nuclear attack and it's yawn-worthy.

    Strange times we live in.
    My not-so-serious yawn wasn't directed at the thread. But North Korea has blathered on like this for decades. It is just their government grandstanding for their populace, that only hear what their government wants them to hear. That said, my response didn't add anything substantive to the thread so I apologize for that.

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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't say this lightly, but the leadership needs to be taken out, as in assassination. I'm not aware of a greater example on the international scene of a regime as great a threat to other nations as it is to its own people. I'm not saying assassination isn't rife with pitfalls and potentially dangerous precedents, but the world's major powers need to get together and agree that this is something that needs to be done.
    And then what? The DPRK has a military fanatically loyal to whatever despot is in office, and in his absence, no doubt a general of the army will step in...unless its a full scale invasion with horrifying body counts, Seoul in ruins and at least one West Coast U.S. city uninhabitable for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, the status quo is going to continue, unless an act of God should occur.
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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't say this lightly, but the leadership needs to be taken out, as in assassination. I'm not aware of a greater example on the international scene of a regime as great a threat to other nations as it is to its own people. I'm not saying assassination isn't rife with pitfalls and potentially dangerous precedents, but the world's major powers need to get together and agree that this is something that needs to be done.
    No. Besides the fact that it is highly immoral and unethical, assassinating the North Korean leadership would leave a power vacuum that could result in an even more unsavory character grabbing power and access to nuclear weapons. Diplomacy, as always, is the best option.

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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    "North Korea Ends Peace Pact With South As UN Sanctions Fuel Propaganda"... HuffPo.

    I was unaware of a "peace pact"... Could a fooled me.
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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Kindness View Post
    No. Besides the fact that it is highly immoral and unethical, assassinating the North Korean leadership would leave a power vacuum that could result in an even more unsavory character grabbing power and access to nuclear weapons. Diplomacy, as always, is the best option.
    Attacking another country with nuclear weapons is higher on the unethical and immoral scale. And besides, I already said that such an option is rife with pitfalls and dangerous precedents, and would need to be arrived at unanimously in the international community. When a country treats its atomic arsenal as conventional warfare that raises its threat far above your average bear.

    And no, Chuck, I don't have some ingenious solution for the "and then what?" phase. Clear and immediate threats like these require a significantly brighter and more experienced mind than mine to plan this through to a workable end.

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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    They plot to steal our precious bodily fluids when they are done annihilating us. That's what commies do ya know.
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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    If North Korea attempts to do what it is threatening, it's going to need a new name. How about Glass Lake (Pronounced Grass Lake in North Korea )?
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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If North Korea attempts to do what it is threatening, it's going to need a new name. How about Glass Lake (Pronounced Grass Lake in North Korea )?
    that would be pronounced

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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I hope they do it. No doubt it would most likely hit a blue part of the country, which is ok. And then we'd get to use all the cool stuff we've had sitting for decades. We'd become more red and knocking north korea off the map would be good for the economy and a good morale booster.

    Bring it on you north korean asshats!
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    Re: North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear strike

    The theory I've been going with for some time, and this seems to confirm my suspicion, is that Kim Jong-un wants to have economic growth modeled after China, but realizes that the absurdly bloated military budget he's running won't allow for it. He's got to cut spending on conventional military drastically, but he can't do that without incurring an unacceptably high risk of invasion. And so he's stuck trying to convince the planet that a nuclear response would be his first, second, fifth, and twenty-seventh response to any conventional outbreak of hostilities.
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