War X2!?

  1. I have been against war with Iraq from the beginning. Now weapons inspectors are being expelled from North Korea. The writing is clearly on the wall as to what that means. I don't see a huge reaction from the American people as a whole occuring in light of all of this. Is this war mentality shared by the majority of Americans or are we just too scared or apathetic to say anything about it?
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  3. by   Q.
    Originally posted by sbic56
    I have been against war with Iraq from the beginning. Now weapons inspectors are being expelled from North Korea.
    What do you mean, expelled from North Korea? As in kicked out? Why?
    Isn't North Korea about a peep away from having nuclear capabilities?
    Intelligence (and some UN inspectors) have had some thoughts that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are not in Iraq at all, but in neighboring countries. I don't know about you all, but I want them found; I don't want them appearing on a Chicago office building so we can all blame the government for not stopping it.....
  4. by   sbic56
    Yes, it's true. I won't detail what you have probably already read on CNN or whatever. There is so much going on....I hope our leaders don't attempt to "correct" everything at once. If we are going to worry about nuclear weapons, I think we should definitely look into whatever may be going on in N.Korea. It seems to be way more of a threat than Iraq. (I don't think Iraq is that much of a threat in the first place.) Time to choose our battles....if any!
  5. by   SharonH, RN
    Originally posted by sbic56
    Yes, it's true. I won't detail what you have probably already read on CNN or whatever. There is so much going on....I hope our leaders don't attempt to "correct" everything at once. If we are going to worry about nuclear weapons, I think we should definitely look into whatever may be going on in N.Korea. It seems to be way more of a threat than Iraq. (I don't think Iraq is that much of a threat in the first place.) Time to choose our battles....if any!

    Thank you! We know that N. Korea has the weapons and the capability yet the Bush administration seems content to call their bluff all the while gearing up for war with Iraq based on shaky evidence. He is hellbent on taking over that country. It doesn't make any sense.
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by sbic56
    ...Is this war mentality shared by the majority of Americans or are we just too scared or apathetic to say anything about it?
    Speaking for myself, no, I do not agree with war without UN support. As an individual I feel this war is inevitable and I don't believe President Bush gives a rat's dookie what I think.

    I just hope and pray that lost lives will be kept small. I hate to say it but perhaps when we get hit hard with casualties maybe THEN the seriousness of international diplomacy and the true function of the UN will come clear to everyone.

    Whose to say this war will form a true and open alliance with our biggest threat - Al-Qaida? Then again, the alliance may have been there all along.

    I just have the feeling that the WTC attack was just a small sample of what is to come. Not one living person in the United States has been through a war on our home soil. Will President Bush be the one to usher this in? Time will tell.

    Where's superman when we need him? :stone
  7. by   Stargazer
    Per CNN, North Korea is now moving weapons into the DMZ and ignoring communications from the United Nations Command.

    I agree with sbic--who's always been the more immediate threat here?


    http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapc...dmz/index.html
  8. by   BellaTerra2002
    I think that most Americans are simply in denial. Let's face it. We have hardly gotten over the WTC and we're gearing up to go to war against Iraq. The thought of going to war with North Korea ALSO is pretty mind-boggling, and probably more than most of us can absorb. I know that almost everyone I work with is just talking about Christmas and New Year's, as though there wasn't a problem in the world. But I still don't think that worrying about it and getting upset about it is an answer. We have very little control over what our country does, and we certainly have no control over what another country does. I will go out and demonstrate, if I must, for all the good it will do, but I will not let myself get worried sick over this. I just pray a lot. For both us, the Iraqis and the North Koreans. We all need all the prayer all of us can muster.
    Last edit by BellaTerra2002 on Dec 27, '02
  9. by   sjoe
    Sharon writes: "He is hellbent on taking over that country [Iraq]. It doesn't make any sense."

    It makes perfect sense. Read my lips: "OIL." (And I do not mean that the US needs or wants Iraqi oil. It is a VERY small part of our oil consumption. Do you want SH to have all that income to use for undermining all the neighboring countries, taking their oil under his control, continuing to export terrorism and chaos throughout the area, throughout the world?)

    How much oil (or anything else that anyone wants) does North Korea have?

    But on the other hand, sbic56, what do YOU suggest we do about NK, assuming we put Iraq on hold as you seem to wish?

    Their leadership clearly won't listen to reason now, any more than they have for the past 40 years. We certainly can't invade them with a land force. Do we nuke 'em? Do we bomb their nuclear power plants and their bomb and missile facilities?

    Somebody has to have a policy. You don't like GWB's of letting other countries (including China this time) put pressure on them. So what is yours?

    (I'm not being sarcastic, I just wonder what it is you have in mind.)
    Last edit by sjoe on Mar 30, '03
  10. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    I can tell you as I sit and listen to my husband when he comes home from work speaking of what is going on in the UN and the middle east and the more he talks the more I know its evident that we will be in war. Its all done but the paperwork as far as Iraq is concerned more troops are being moved daily even if you dont see it on CNN. I see them flying in daily. I see security being stepped up in the areas of the middle east where most wouldnt even think about it. Im watching our fax machine for the almighty Evacuate signal.
    NKorea is a time bomb waiting to happen. Its is a powerful country that is known for a hair trigger when it comes to actions. I have no idea whats going on there and just feel sick to my stomach that with all the great minds in the world it is human nature that none get along.
    I wish that the US would hold back on giving moneys to everyone that has thier hand out, and sit on the money and spend it on its own people at this time. If the money was taken away from some of ther countrys I think some would behave and act like responsible country. Maybe Im dreaming, I wish that we would get our nose out of so many areas of the world, but I know we cant. Just to protect ourselves in the longrun.
    Needless to say I wait for my husband to return from work at lunch just to hear the latest on what is said at the UN.
    Zoe
  11. by   LoisJean
    It WILL NOT be Warx2--it will be World War III.

    Peace (and I really mean it),
    Lois Jean
  12. by   Q.
    I think she meant war TIMES 2 - like war with Iraq and war with North Korea.
  13. by   sbic56
    It WILL NOT be Warx2--it will be World War III.
    EXACTLY what I was referring to!!

    WarX2=WWIII
  14. by   maureeno
    I disagree with BushII that talking with a country is giving in to demands.

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