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  • saber rattling like a champ - not a real threat - never was

    5 9.09%
  • a spoiled brat seeking attention - not a real threat

    15 27.27%
  • trying to provoke US/SK into striking first

    6 10.91%
  • a real threat

    5 9.09%
  • a teeny-tiny threat - but still something we should watch

    18 32.73%
  • other - please explain

    6 10.91%
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Thread: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I just hope that any idea of a preemptive strike by the USofA is completely OFF the table.
    i agree.

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I just hope that any idea of a preemptive strike by the USofA is completely OFF the table.
    I do too, but I definitely favor a show of strength and resolve toward any world leader who has the cahones to make a verbal threat in front of the entire world.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    A tiny threat worth watching.
    IMHO nuclear weapons in the hands of a homicidal lunatic is not a tiny threat. He doesn't need an advanced missile delivery system to do damage and he needs is someone to hike across the border with a backpack and drop it in a trash can in Seoul with a timer set to go off the next day then head back to Pyongyang and hundreds of thousands die, not the mention the global financial repercussions.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    I think the threat of war might be as much a bluff to his generals and people as anyone else. They don't want a war but probably want him gone. So he's saying accept my rule or I'll plunge us into conflict, which could get him assassinated or cause a coup.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I just hope that any idea of a preemptive strike by the USofA is completely OFF the table.
    Well considering who is President, of course it is unfortunately. A strike is about 7 years over due.

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    Yep. I'd like to see him taken out by a sniper.

    Dont want our troops there !!!!
    I think bombing sorties and missile launches ought to do it. Its not just Lil Kim but DPRK's whole nuclear research, development, storage and delivery apparatus that needs to be destroyed. If in response they send their foot soldiers marking South, we might have to have boots on the ground....maybe. I would hope they'd just go home but you never know.

    Whatever happens, a thorough PR campaign; leaflets, radio transmissions, TV, etc. need to keep the North Korean people and troops informed on our motives and steps they should take to ensure their own safety.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    IMHO nuclear weapons in the hands of a homicidal lunatic is not a tiny threat.
    What exactly makes you think there's a homicidal lunatic in charge over there?

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well considering who is President, of course it is unfortunately. A strike is about 7 years over due.
    So you favor preemptive military strikes on people for nothing more than action-less words?

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So you favor preemptive military strikes on people for nothing more than action-less words?
    The creation of a nuclear weapon required some action I would imagine. The testing of nuclear weapons required at least someone to flip a switch. Yes I favor a preemptive strike. If Iran had an ICBM threatening to nuke Israel a great many Americans would be screaming in the streets that we must bomb Iran, but North Korea has one and is threatening the US and you want to do nothing? You have way too much faith in our missile intercept technology.

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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What exactly makes you think there's a homicidal lunatic in charge over there?
    North Korea bombs South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island - Telegraph
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