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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
    That's not our job to do. It didn't work in Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan. Why the hell would you propose doing such a thing in NK?
    I just think we should blow up their nuclear facilities. The rest is optional.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Do you honestly think that China will simply allow that? They were none too happy when South Korea was aided in 1950. What would the US do if China decided to take over Mexico which, after all, is an admitted basket case run by a corrupt gov't too.?
    The US would do nothing since they apparently are going to do nothing now. China taking over Mexico wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What's your gut feeling about North Korea these days?

    Massive saber rattling?

    Spoiled brat new leader just looking for attention, and only knows one way to get it?

    Trying to provoke another country (South Korea/USA) to strike NK first?

    Serious threat?
    I say no.This is not the first time North Korea has pulled some ****.Its like they throw a tantrum every few years to let the world know they still exist.


    Here is a list of **** North Korea has done.
    List of border incidents involving North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What's your gut feeling about North Korea these days?

    Massive saber rattling?

    Spoiled brat new leader just looking for attention, and only knows one way to get it?

    Trying to provoke another country (South Korea/USA) to strike NK first?

    Serious threat?
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Because of now threatening - even vowing - to use nuclear weapons at any minute and stating intending to do so, I think we should hit N. Korea with everthing we got. Kill that little punk too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    What's your gut feeling about North Korea these days?
    North Korea is full of ****, and always was. They're only a real threat to South Korea, Japan, and themselves.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    I know this is not rational thought, but the OP asks what my gut says.
    I have a friend that has a 5 year old kid. This kid is in charge of the house, his parents and all he surveys. Adults cant talk to each other, he gets between them and demands they talk to him. He participats in decisions and has input into pretty much anything adults might be discussing. He has anger fits and throws one any time he dont get his way. He is not very mature for his young age and behaves abysmally and will do whatever he has to to receive attention.

    There is a picture of Kim Jung un standing in front of a couple of generals, he looks just like that kid. I think if the kid had a nuke the first time his video game did not work he would nuke the world. So would Kim Jong Un.
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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?
    What's new is even though NK has been making "threatening noise" for decades, the specifics are new with numerous unprecedented actions and threats including but not limited to publicly declaring nuclear war on on the United States of America. Classifying that under the same vague generalities as "noise" in the past is IMHO willfully sticking our heads in the sand.

    Secondly, the country is the same but the dictator is relatively new. We knew Kim Jong Il was only blackmailing us to get money. No one has yet to figure out Lil' Kim except he has nukes, he acts like he wants to use them and he's not couching his statements of intent to use them with any sort of willingness to change him mind if only he had money for (fill-in-the-blank).
    Why not let Japan, China, Russia, and SK worry about their piss-ant little neighbor?
    Because he's not threatening to nuke Beijing or Moscow, he's threatening the United States. Plus, The US Military is Japan's military and we have treaty obligations with South Korea.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    You people crack me up.

    Lil Kim is the new kid on the block. Of course he has to make more noise than his father made.

    How else will anyone take him seriously.

    NK is not some bizarre Muslim dominated country that believes in 78 virgins in heaven and martyrdom for taking on the blasphemers in the West.

    Pakistan has nukes. I don't see anybody who cares.

    KJ-U is making a fuss so you'll notice him.

    Somebody in another thread said it'd be funny if every time KJ-U 's name was mentioned Obama would ask "who?"

    Who would be talking about NK if that little guy wasn't stomping around trying to scare people?

    If he didn't ratchet up the rhetoric people would simply ignore him as they did his father.

    He has to up the game to be noticed.

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

    Somewhere between tiny threat and serious threat. Mid-level threat that has the potential to become serious over time.

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