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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....

    The real danger is, it is hard to predict crazy.
    Kim Jong Un, having grown up with a dictator father and Yes men all around,
    might begin to believe his own propaganda.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Whose "head" is NK pointing a loaded gun at?
    Let's see.

    1. America. The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. North Korean Army Claims It Has Final Approval for Nuclear Strike on US

    2. South Korea. (CNN) -- North Korea has entered a "state of war" with neighboring South Korea, according to a report Saturday from the state-run Korean Central News Agency that included a threat to "dissolve" the U.S. mainland. State media: North Korea in 'state of war' with South Korea - CNN.com

    3. Japan or possibly US Military installations there. Reuters reported early Friday that North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country, citing a South Korean news agency.

    Read more: North Korea's missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation | Fox News
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What year did that happen?
    I think 3 years ago. I'm not personally convinced he's had a Road to Damascus experience yet. Maybe I'm wrong but it looks like he's gotten worse.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    The young Kim is doing exactly what a new totalitarian leader must do, to stay at the tip of the pyramid: he is projecting the image of a psychotic god nobody would ever dare to cross. Mostly, it is a show for internal consumption. But there's always a chance that things will spin out of control.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Let's see.

    1. America. The North Korean army said it has final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes against the United States, including the use of nuclear weapons. North Korean Army Claims It Has Final Approval for Nuclear Strike on US

    2. South Korea. (CNN) -- North Korea has entered a "state of war" with neighboring South Korea, according to a report Saturday from the state-run Korean Central News Agency that included a threat to "dissolve" the U.S. mainland. State media: North Korea in 'state of war' with South Korea - CNN.com

    3. Japan or possibly US Military installations there. Reuters reported early Friday that North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country, citing a South Korean news agency.

    Read more: North Korea's missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation | Fox News
    None of that's new stuff. Some is being refuted. Some sources say nothing is moving in NK as far as troops or tangibles.

    NK has been making "threatening noise" for decades.

    Why take it so seriously now?

    Why not let Japan, China, Russia, and SK worry about their piss-ant little neighbor?

    Why is it the USofA's fight?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    None of that's new stuff. Some is being refuted. Some sources say nothing is moving in NK as far as troops or tangibles.

    NK has been making "threatening noise" for decades.

    Why take it so seriously now?

    Why not let Japan, China, Russia, and SK worry about their piss-ant little neighbor?

    Why is it the USofA's fight?
    Piss-ant? They have the fourth largest army in the world with 8 million reservists and enough artillery to kill millions in Seoul besides wiping us out on the DMZ.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Piss-ant? They have the fourth largest army in the world with 8 million reservists and enough artillery to kill millions in Seoul besides wiping us out on the DMZ.
    Is NK a direct threat to the USofA?

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

    I believe what's happening in North Korea represents an internal revolt against the new leader which will likely result in his ouster sometime in the next few months. When he came into power after daddy-dearest died, he fired a bunch of military leaders and it wouldn't surprise me if one or some of these are behind unrest in the military and Kim Jong Un is trying to portray strong military leadership in the face of a revolt.

    It's possible, in such a situation, that mistakes will be made and missiles are launched in the confusion, but America shouldn't make the mistake of thinking this has anything to do with them - it's solely an internal struggle for power and survival.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Is NK a direct threat to the USofA?
    So if they can't directly strike the US mainland with massive causalities they're a piss-ant? Besides Pearl Harbor the US had no other mainland strikes during WWII. Do you have any doubt that if they strike SK that American soldiers won't die on a large scale?
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I believe what's happening in North Korea represents an internal revolt against the new leader which will likely result in his ouster sometime in the next few months. When he came into power after daddy-dearest died, he fired a bunch of military leaders and it wouldn't surprise me if one or some of these are behind unrest in the military and Kim Jong Un is trying to portray strong military leadership in the face of a revolt.

    It's possible, in such a situation, that mistakes will be made and missiles are launched in the confusion, but America shouldn't make the mistake of thinking this has anything to do with them - it's solely an internal struggle for power and survival.
    Kim is making it about the outside world in order to threaten his own people.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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