US and North Korea: Is there an imminent head-on collision?

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Oystein, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    China is warning this: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/08/asia/china-north-korea-wang-yi/index.html

    What do you think will happen now that Trump is president and he seems to be very thin-skinned. Or maybe he should take action? I'm really on the fence about this one. I despise their ruler, Kim Jong-il, but I'm not a fan of our president either. Thoughts?
     
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  3. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Cage fight, cage fight, cage fight.
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  5. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    If only it could be settled by Ding Dong Il and Drumpf in a cage fight. I would hope that it is a draw, both dying in the ring.

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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Five rounds thirty minutes a round headbutting and groin kicks encouraged.
    Alex
     
  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I would go for 1 round

    With Trump having the round

    Dong Dong empty rifle

    Hope Trump does a duck hunting Dick

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  9. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    OK
    Why in hell should I care about North Korea?
     
  11. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    China has its own agenda. The US is installing a missile-defense system (THAAD) in South Korea that has some ability to intercept incoming ballistic missiles. The obvious occasion for that is North Korea working to perfect ballistic missiles that might deliver nuclear warheads.

    China is aggressively opposing this deployment since they apparently fear that it would not only work against North Korea, but that it would also lessen China's ability to threaten South Korea and Japan with Chinese nuclear missiles.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_High_Altitude_Area_Defense

    I think that Pyongyang should think very carefully before it embarks on new adventures like torpedoing South Korean naval vessels or shelling South Korean islands (both of which have happened in the past). If North Korea launches a new military provocation, the US might just order a counterforce/decapitation strike against North Korean nuclear and missile sites, against military installations. and against the regime itself.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROKS_Cheonan_sinking

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Yeonpyeong

    I am too. I don't think that the US will attack North Korea unless North Korea does something to provoke an attack. That's why Kim Jong Un needs to be very careful.
     
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  12. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, I don't know.

    Maybe it could be the flash point for WWIII.
    Maybe thousands of people die in a "little war" between them and the US and South Korea.
    Maybe they launch a few nuclear-tipped missiles into Japan.
    Maybe there are millions of innocent civilians starving to death there.

    Nothing really. You can go back to sleep.

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  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Hell man, we got people starving right here in the good old usa. Also dying from cold and disease and neglect.
    If the us government/military gets involved, are we not more likely to trigger a bigger war than North Korea could accomplish on their own?
     
  14. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Of course, all you say there is true. All the more reason to "care about North Korea" and what actions it takes. Let's hope their idiot ruler doesn't piss off our idiot president.
     
  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Why are we still in Korea?
     
  16. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Google is your friend.

    Next you'll be asking me "why is there air?" And everyone know the answer to that question. To blow up basketballs with. (Sorry Bill.)
     
  17. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Best scenario: Kim Jong Un is taken out in a coupe. The guys who take over put N Korea back on the right track to being a decent world neighbor. (I can dream, can't I?)
     
  18. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    In the early 1900s Korea was described as being "the hermit kingdom".

    Maybe, some there have no wish of "being a decent world neighbor".

    Just because the hermit/dragon/tiger/whatever lies sleeping in the cave, doesn't mean you have to go in and poke it with a stick.

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    see:
    http://www.historytoday.com/wilson-strand/opening-hermit-kingdom

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-the-hermit-kingdom/

    https://www.reference.com/history/korea-called-hermit-kingdom-45ac51fa10223b72

    https://www.google.com/search?q=der...urceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=the hermit kingdom&*
     
  19. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    There are "some" in every country who feel that way. In the US, the "some" are those that voted for Drumpf.

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  20. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    So, what is the harm if we just leave North Korea alone?
     
  21. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    I don't see anything good resulting from either action or inaction. If we wait and just ignore them, several years from now they could have enough nukes and enough long-range delivery missiles to wreak havoc within a huge circle. Or if we preemptively act, something that is probably against international law, then we risk starting a regional war.
     
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  23. timojin Valued Senior Member

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    We have tarted many regional wars, are we successful?
    Are we provoking them ,or they are provoking us . We are about 6000 miles from Korea, to you think they will occupy us 330 million inhabitant with their peanuts 20 million inhabitants ?
     

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