Someone forgot to tell North Korea who the boss is

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by GringoTex, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maybe Pyongyang wasn't watching the news when Bush laid down the gauntlet on WMDs.

    Once again, the message is twofold: 1) If you don't have WMDs and we don't like you, we attack you. 2) If you do have WMDs and we don't like you, we give you money.

    North Korea (news - web sites) raised the stakes in the nuclear standoff, claiming it had produced enough weapons-grade plutonium for half-a-dozen atomic bombs and suggesting it was already building new weapons.

    Analysts said North Korea appeared to be raising the stakes in an effort to extract concessions from the United States, which would indicate that Pyongyang, despite its bluster, was preparing for a new round of six-party talks.
  2. Richth76

    Richth76 New Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Washington, D.C.
    Dear President Bush,

    When can I expect my ransom payments of Iraqi oil?


    Kim Jong-Il
  3. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    Once a country has nukes, the options are severely limited. Bush is going to have to make up his mind about Iran, and soon. If anything, Bush hasn't given in to North Korea, and that might be a disastrous mistake. NK is a tremendous threat to the USA.
  4. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    because they have nukes now? Every country that has nukes is a threat to the USA (and vice versa).

    Nuke has graduately and quickly become a commodity. And every country wants it so long as they can afford (technically and financially).

    Pandora's box was opened when first a-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

    Don't you think we should go back to UN now to ban nuclear weapons?
  5. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    NK is a special threat because they might sell a nuke.
    I find this attitude extremely dangerous and foolish. While we can't possibly put the technology back in the box, we must do everything possible to limit the proliferation of nukes.
  6. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    How are you gonna do that? by producing more nukes by example? That seems to be the direction that the Bush admin is taking.

    On one hand one asks others stop producing nuclear weapons, on the other, one goes ahead to make it more powerful and lethal. Doesn't make sense logically. If you wanted others not doing something bad, wouldn't make sense that you stop doing it first? Countries that don't have nukes certainly feel threatened by countries what have nukes, especially by those who actually used it before. I would guess that's the psychology behind the recent acts of North Korea.
  7. [gwb]Bring 'em on! ... What? Oh crap.[/gwb]
  8. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    North Korea is not a significant threat. They can't attack the US. China, Japan, South Korea have things to worry about. They will deal with things, with the US's help, and Kim Jong will be out of power before the end of 2004. He's bluffing. Like Saddam, he will have to learn the hard way.
  9. Yes, either before the end of 2004 or in 72 hours, whichever comes first. Right Mr. McCracken?

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