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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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    North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    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....

    my guess is that he doesn't intend to launch something. however, he's ratcheted up tensions to the point where a stray shot could cause a major crisis.

    my other feeling is that China, as the regional powerhouse, needs to be the one dealing with this.

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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?
    In your heart you know he's NUTS !!

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

    It's a tricky one.

    For Kim Jong Il, doing this was done in a cold calculated way, a means to an end to get some kind of concession, whether that be food aid for backing down or whatever.

    With Kim Jong Un the line is far murkier.

    What he's doing is the equivalent of flailing his arms around going "look how scary I am".

    However in this process he's gone much further than his father and in doing so has put the punisula into a blinking contest which even if not his intention, could lead to war if someone gets nervous and pulls a trigger.

    Most concerning is the denial of South Korean supplies into the Kaesong industrial zone... An important source of income for the regime, the fact Kim Jong Un would close it is an extremely idiotic move.

    On the flip side a couple of reports I've seen indicate there has not been a mass mobilization of NK forces so Un may just be doing what North Korea always does, crap the bed to get something they want... Only this time they went too far.

    Also many analysts believe that he has manufactured this crisis in order to solidify his leadership with his skeleton generals and look like a hero in the eyes of his people, standing up to the "imperialists"

    You know you're being a Douche when even Russia goes "dude... Chill".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    In your heart you know he's NUTS !!
    and in my nuts, I know he's heartless.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    A threat to S. Korea for sure and probably a threat to Japan, but not a threat to the US. Does the god-king really wanna go out on top? Maybe.

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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?
    Probably a combination of the above. No matter how crazy he is (and I expect that it's a serious amount of crazy), I would never make assumptions that the threat is not to be taken seriously.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Probably a combination of the above. No matter how crazy he is (and I expect that it's a serious amount of crazy), I would never make assumptions that the threat is not to be taken seriously.
    I just hope that any idea of a preemptive strike by the USofA is completely OFF the table.

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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?
    A tiny threat worth watching.
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    Re: North Korea - Your Gut Says....

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    and in my nuts, I know he's heartless.
    Yep. I'd like to see him taken out by a sniper.

    Dont want our troops there !!!!

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