North Korea

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    I know that this doesn't have much to do with nursing, but is anyone else keeping up with what North Korea is doing? If we go to war (again!) what does that mean for us?? We can't afford the war on drugs or the troops being in the Middle East, so how is this country going to afford nuclear warfare with psycho Korea?? The situation scares me. What are y'all's reaction to this?
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    they are just posturing, the new guy wants to make his dead daddy proud.

    Technically the Korean war has never ended, just a ceasfire for the past few decades. Now if they were serious about invading the south, they would just go ahead and do it. It makes no tactical sense to warn your enemy that you are coming for them. You would lose the element of surprise.

    I wanna see that tub of lard they call a leader get on the ground with his troops. I mean look at his double chin, tell me you would not lose all hope for your country if he was leading the advance. Yeah I know the norht Koreans are brainwashed, but seriously look at him. I cannot help but ROFL.
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    I am very fearful for my son who is in SK.
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    It's like the build up to the Iraq war. I really don't like deja vu. This country's going to hell in a hand basket, and all our leaders care about is bread and circuses.
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    I tend to think (and pray) the United States will not START a war with North Korea.

    US defense secretary: North Korea presents a real and clear danger


    Chuck Hagel, the defence secretary, warned of a "real and clear" danger from North Korea as it was revealed that the Pentagon is sending an advanced ballistic missile defense system to Guam. ...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ar-danger.html
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    Apparently, the DPRK is offering to assist foreign officials should they feel the need to evacuate, citing that they cannot guarantee their safety. This is especially troubling given that they have now allegedly loaded two missiles on their east coast: Embassies face decisions as tensions rise in North Korea - CNN.com

    I can't fault the US for moving missile defense systems into Guam...I just hope we don't have to move fighter jets into DPRK airspace... :-/
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    Well, whatever happens will happen. One thing is for certain and has ALWAYS been predictable is: United States' superiority complex! The other day, I watched as certain news people talked about the US turning N Korea into a parking lot. Now, why would anyone even say this? Seriously.... First of all, the US and the world knows of a number of missiles/missile ranges that N Korea has. Maybe, this is what they want us to know. But, no one knows for sure. Most of their stuff is underground. They only let certain info. leak out. Secondly, a decade ago -- I remember the Bush Administration (George W., Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc.) SAID that Iraq was going to be "done and OVER with and even with ZERO American casualties in 3 weeks or so, and the longest time that we will have to be there is about 3 months." Then, the American people assumed that their safety was assured. LOL, someone obviously lied. Iraq doesn't even have the capability, that is anywhere near N. Korea. Yet, US has somehow managed to 'screw it up', I still don't know why any American still thinks that the Iraq invasion is a success.

    The United States has remained arrogant, self-indulgent, 'know-it-all who thinks they can force the American way' to other countries. Of course, this is STILL true until today. Americans should really take a good hard look on themselves and their leaders! Before we all suffer once again, because of another 'DOH' moment. But, of course this time -- there is probably no more option, but to go to war (if) N Korea is dumb enough to make the first move. We have to remember to say this to ourselves everyday, as the cost of war racks up once again. The sad part is, Americans are just too arrogant to see that the real problem lies within.
    Last edit by vegas2009 on Apr 5, '13
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    Quote from vegas2009
    Well, whatever happens will happen. One thing is for certain and has ALWAYS been predictable is: United States' superiority complex! The other day, I watched as certain news people talked about the US turning N Korea into a parking lot. Now, why would anyone even say this? Seriously.... First of all, the US and the world knows of a number of missiles/missile ranges that N Korea has. Maybe, this is what they want us to know. But, no one knows for sure. Most of their stuff is underground. They only let certain info. leak out. Secondly, a decade ago -- I remember the Bush Administration (George W., Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc.) SAID that Iraq was going to be "done and OVER with and even with ZERO American casualties in 3 weeks or so, and the longest time that we will have to be there is about 3 months." Then, the American people assumed that their safety was assured. LOL, someone obviously lied. Iraq doesn't even have the capability, that is anywhere near N. Korea. Yet, US has somehow managed to 'screw it up', I still don't know why any American still thinks that the Iraq invasion is a success.

    The United States has remained arrogant, self-indulgent, 'know-it-all who thinks they can force the American way' to other countries. Of course, this is STILL true until today. Americans should really take a good hard look on themselves and their leaders! Before we all suffer once again, because of another 'DOH' moment. But, of course this time -- there is probably no more option, but to go to war (if) N Korea is dumb enough to make the first move. We have to remember to say this to ourselves everyday, as the cost of war racks up once again. The sad part is, Americans are just too arrogant to see that the real problem lies within.
    But if we focus on everyone else's problems, we can forget about our own! Seriously, the reason a lot of countries have animosity towards the US is how we keep getting in their business. We've got enough problems within our borders to keep us occupied- we should worry about ourselves first.
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    Quote from vegas2009
    Well, whatever happens will happen. One thing is for certain and has ALWAYS been predictable is: United States' superiority complex! The other day, I watched as certain news people talked about the US turning N Korea into a parking lot. Now, why would anyone even say this? Seriously.... First of all, the US and the world knows of a number of missiles/missile ranges that N Korea has. Maybe, this is what they want us to know. But, no one knows for sure. Most of their stuff is underground. They only let certain info. leak out. Secondly, a decade ago -- I remember the Bush Administration (George W., Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc.) SAID that Iraq was going to be "done and OVER with and even with ZERO American casualties in 3 weeks or so, and the longest time that we will have to be there is about 3 months." Then, the American people assumed that their safety was assured. LOL, someone obviously lied. Iraq doesn't even have the capability, that is anywhere near N. Korea. Yet, US has somehow managed to 'screw it up', I still don't know why any American still thinks that the Iraq invasion is a success.

    The United States has remained arrogant, self-indulgent, 'know-it-all who thinks they can force the American way' to other countries. Of course, this is STILL true until today. Americans should really take a good hard look on themselves and their leaders! Before we all suffer once again, because of another 'DOH' moment. But, of course this time -- there is probably no more option, but to go to war (if) N Korea is dumb enough to make the first move. We have to remember to say this to ourselves everyday, as the cost of war racks up once again. The sad part is, Americans are just too arrogant to see that the real problem lies within.
    What news have you been watching? Everything I have seen in the past few months has been DPNK making threats against the US and South Korea. All the US has done to date is react to threats made against us.

    DPNK military is similar to Iraq's was in 1990. They had the 4th largest military in the world, but was poorly equipped. North Korea's military is decades behind ours in technology. Most of their equipment is outdated Chinese equipment, where Iraq had outdated Russian equipment.

    The problem I see with America at this point in time is we have a weak leader. That is why that little dictator in North Korea feels so bold. Just like the Islamic terrorists felt emboldened to hijack aircraft and take American hostages when weak ass Carter was in office.
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    Quote from HM-8404
    The problem I see with America at this point in time is we have a weak leader. That is why that little dictator in North Korea feels so bold. Just like the Islamic terrorists felt emboldened to hijack aircraft and take American hostages when weak ass Carter was in office.
    While I agree that so far the DPNK has been the aggressor in this situation, I can't say I agree with the above statement. The insanity of religious extremists or another nation's leader should not be placed upon the leaders of our country. Was it Bush's fault when that other hijacking that you failed to mention (presumably because it happened under a Republican president) took place? Was it because he was weak? Of course not! Not by a long shot. It was because a group of cruel individuals hated America.

    Kim Jong Un does not feel bold simply because Obama is in office. He feels bold because he was most likely raised to believe that he is infallible, god-like, and the "supreme leader". The leader of our country is inconsequential; the hate he feels for America isn't directed solely at our leader, but the entire country....well, minus Dennis Rodman of course.
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