saber rattling like a champ - not a real threat - never was
a spoiled brat seeking attention - not a real threat
trying to provoke US/SK into striking first
a real threat
a teeny-tiny threat - but still something we should watch
other - please explain
Here is a list of **** North Korea has done.
List of border incidents involving North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
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.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
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.
God Bless the Marine Corps.
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).
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.Why not let Japan, China, Russia, and SK worry about their piss-ant little neighbor?
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
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.
Somewhere between tiny threat and serious threat. Mid-level threat that has the potential to become serious over time.