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Discussion in 'Politics & Government' started by Anne Kramer, Aug 8, 2017.
I would hope this technology would work like a boomerang and bend it back from where it came.
Despite all the threats and posturing by Jung I don't think he wants to die or have his family and friends die as well. His military advisors have surely told him that the U.S. has the capability of completely devasting ALL of North Korea and that it would not be reciprocal and starting a war would be futile and serve no purpose. So bottom line? I don't see either he or Trump anxious to fire the first shot, but it's making the whole world a bit nervous and anxious.
I haven't heard much talk of it the past few days so maybe it has fizzled like someone said. US said they are anxious to negotiate is what I heard.
Yep - sounding good Jeanee
Trump backed him down, for now.
Well it may be quiet for now...but I don't really think that's going to last very long.
more than likely China told him to quite up
How about his current psychological condition, though...? I mean, STALIN didn`t get to be hell bent on launching WW111, until within the final two, or so, years of his sanguinary dictatorship. By which time, he would have been rated as a category one schizophrenia sufferer. I would hazard a guess that NK`s ''Dear Leader'' may well be heading down the same path...For the moment, however, he is probably just checking out the international responses...just to see if there is anyone out there whom he can intimidate, and, therefore, control...
Here's the latest news...
North Korea Says It Can Fight 'Any War' With U.S. Now That It Has ICBM Nuclear Weapons
Newsweek24 August 2017
North Korea has warned the U.S. it's prepared to engage in a total conflict if the Pentagon missteps during joint military drills with South Korea.
Rodong Sinmun, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that the country's recent successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests meant that it was capable of deterring any U.S. plans to overthrow the government of Kim Jong Un. President Donald Trump and Kim are engaged in a standoff over the latter's right to possess nuclear weapons and tensions are exceptionally high on the Korean Peninsula as the U.S. conducts war games with North Korea's southern rival in nearby waters.
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Mostly nothing. Just two hard cases blowing smoke at each other. It will soon pass as other problems arise.
That would be really nice Bill if that happens.
it will. Neither of us can afford war.
Neither one of us maybe able to afford it....but we have two "trigger happy" people playing mind "war games" already...it's just a matter of time before it jumps out of their minds and their fingers pull the trigger. The only question in my mind is: "Who is going to pull the trigger first?"
@Babs Hunt Here's the way I see it. One assumes they both still have advisors. Jong Un has killed some but hopefully he still has some who have their wits about them. And one can suppose it an extreme Trump for some of his family he listens to will say to him, " we have to be careful here." Once released these missiles can't be recalled. They may not be Trumps's or Un's but some trusted advisor together with intelligence will manage what the two adversaries can not if it comes to that.
Kim Jong Un is not prepared for nuclear war. He may have a couple he could fire that distance but not enough to fight a war. Retaliation would be the end of him if some of his own people didn't end his life first.
@Bill Boggs I definitely agree that both sides have Advisors and that neither side is prepared for War. But that didn't stop people from startin war in the past...and it may not stop these two "hot" heads either.
We will just have to wait and see what happens...life is full of surprises...some of them good and some of them not so good. In this situation I am hoping and praying for a good surprise while preparing myself in case a not so good surprise happens instead.
Well, I'm going to be bold and predict there will be no war, maybe a little saber rattling in-state or on both side of the 38th parellel (sp), but nothing major. But we'll see.
That's what I think also.
I do not believe that Trump has acted like a hothead. Rather, I believe that he has responded to North Korea in the way that he would respond to a hostile business negotiation, hoping to negotiate from a position of power. Past administrations have put it on the table that they weren't going to take any effective action against North Korea, thus weakening their position when it comes to a negotiated solution. I am not saying that he has always done everything right, but I do think he puts more thought into what he says (although not necessarily how he says it) than most people give him credit for. For example, in the wake of the flurry of news around the NFL football player flap, he enacted a travel ban even tougher than the one before, and we have heard hardly a word about it on the news.
And I certainly hope you will be right no this @Bill Boggs. But sooner or later war is coming even if it isn't between N. Korea and America.
With this I can whole-heartedly agree.