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    US Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel:

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    This is particularly ominous; from the General Staff of the Korean People's Army:


    The General Staff of the Korean People's Army said it was formally informing Washington that US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means".
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    What? Now what on Earth does that mean? Is that simply rhetoric again? If it's rhetoric and puffed bluffing, then we can see why North Korea would want to appear to have more resources at hand than they actually have.

    But if it's not.... it's quite specific - "cutting-edge". Unless of course it's still way behind the rest of the world, but North Korea believes their their "new" tech to be "cutting edge". Hmmm...
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    (Original post by HumanSupremacist)
    OK, since I don't want to constantly keep on posting breaking news in different threads, I thought I'd make a main constantly updated thread where I or others can post breaking news on North Korea as and when they come (***so, Mods, could you absorb my recent North Korean threads into this one***).

    So, the first new update is this (and it's certainly no rhetoric):


    Source: North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast:reports



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    Wow. If true and legitimate, what do you guys think of that? That's certainly no rhetoric - that's real actions (which could be implied to be preparation for an attack, no?)

    What do you think?


    The West should vote to wipe them out. Seriously, wipe them out and the problem is solved.


    *** In all seriousness, things are getting out of control. One spark could ignite a wildfire.
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    (Original post by TaylorGang_4)
    The West should vote to wipe them out. Seriously, wipe them out and the problem is solved.
    Wipe them out? By nuking them? bombing them? Seriously, how do you propose to "wipe them out"? The nuclear fallout would harm its neighbours for years, not to mention the millions of civilians and farmers in NK that would be killed. There is no easy solution to confronting an Asian country full of peasant civilians and jungles but your sentence was red-neck idiotic.
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    (Original post by emerset)
    Wipe them out? By nuking them? bombing them? Seriously, how do you propose to "wipe them out"? The nuclear fallout would harm its neighbours for years, not to mention the millions of civilians and farmers in NK that would be killed. There is no easy solution to confronting an Asian country full of peasant civilians and jungles but your sentence was red-neck idiotic.
    Sir, it was a joke. :facepalm:
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    It's official, North Korea's Navy has set off for the US.
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    (Original post by TaylorGang_4)
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    It's official, North Korea's Navy has set off for the US.
    This isn't Reddit.
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    (Original post by HumanSupremacist)
    This is particularly ominous; from the General Staff of the Korean People's Army:

    Source

    What? Now what on Earth does that mean? Is that simply rhetoric again? If it's rhetoric and puffed bluffing, then we can see why North Korea would want to appear to have more resources at hand than they actually have.

    But if it's not.... it's quite specific - "cutting-edge". Unless of course it's still way behind the rest of the world, but North Korea believes their their "new" tech to be "cutting edge". Hmmm...
    Sounds to me like there going for one of the US islands in the region.

    China in my opinion would be more than justified by the UNSC in tearing down this regime, North Korea can no longer be permitted to exist as an autocratic state.
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    Surely North Korea can't be serious. Don't they realise what the short term AND long term implications of starting a nuclear war are? It's absolutely ridiculous.
    The whole world is going to fall to pieces over North Korea's pride.
    Personally I think no country should be allowed to hold nuclear or atomic weapons because it gives them the opportunity to use them, even if they don't have a valid reason.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Sounds to me like there going for one of the US islands in the region.

    China in my opinion would be more than justified by the UNSC in tearing down this regime, North Korea can no longer be permitted to exist as an autocratic state.
    Yeah China would have the capability to do it, but if they do they'll get a big chunk of NK's 25 million people flooding over the border, and they can't handle that.
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    (Original post by laraali1)
    Surely North Korea can't be serious. Don't they realise what the short term AND long term implications of starting a nuclear war are? It's absolutely ridiculous.
    The whole world is going to fall to pieces over North Korea's pride.
    Personally I think no country should be allowed to hold nuclear or atomic weapons because it gives them the opportunity to use them, even if they don't have a valid reason.
    And how would you suggest preventing a country like North Korea from possessing such weaponry?
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    I don't like war. Too many suffer.
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    North Korea have a history off throwing their toys off a pram at every major exercise in the peninsula.

    Whatever may happen, Every provocative word the fat idiot says will help America sell more F-35s..

    And they need to do so due to the low demand from Europe.

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    (Original post by Mockery)
    And how would you suggest preventing a country like North Korea from possessing such weaponry?
    Unfortunately I know it's a bit too late for that, but just generally speaking nuclear weapons were a bad idea from the very start.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Word is that Chinese troops and vehicles are now amassing on the North Korean border.
    Source?
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    Even South Korea isn't afraid of what the North is saying, I think it's just all talk, no country is so stupid to take on the US like that.

    Anyone disagree
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    North Korea is a militarised zone of Korea. It is Communistic. It engages in propaganda and the leader is surrounded by mythology as to a god. Like most Communist states it is a dictatorial regime. It is an oppressor.

    But how do we interpret their current military posturing? Obviously, it doesn't like the US. What was the outcome of Madaleine Albright's visit there in 2000? A: to monitor their nuclear capabilities and missiles program. So America went to N. Korea and got involved, all the while when America already had nuclear capabilities (lesson: you cannot have nuclear weapons but we can).

    It was G. Bush who called N. Korea the "axis" of evil in 2004 (I think) pretty much the same words used by Reagan towards the Soviet Union during his administration.

    Has America tweaked N. Korea's nose at any point? Could this threat, which now hangs over America, have been avoided if they had just left them alone? Could they have left them alone? America believes that it alone can police the world, but in that state of affairs some nations won't accept that, they won't accept American imperialis, and they will retaliate. Perhaps N. Korea is just too slow to retalliate, but will eventually get there given the right conditions. And if America keeps poking their nose where it is not wanted this can only stoke the fires.

    If America is attacked by N. Korea, can America be resolved from all blame?

    Remember this back in 2006:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...100901130.html

    That's just seven years ago. I know they have a new leader now though. Why doesn't N. Korea want to attack the UK? Have they included the UK in their plan to attack America?

    Could this latest show of definance against the US be N. Korea's attempt to assert the supremacy of its leader like it did in the not-so-distant past:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/as...ml?_s=PM:WORLD
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    To be honest i think there threats are empty analysis-ts suggest that they are way off from building a war head so there best bet to effect the US is most likely going to be economically like they have done with south Korea they recently blocked access to some work plaza thing which brought in a lot of money and trade a year.

    Or perhaps they invade south Korea but they have the US helping them so the chances of north Korea doing anything they could be considered an act of war is slim.
    Its south Korea i feel most sorry for to be honest, they have had to put up with them for years :/
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    Well the problem with bluster is that if enough people gather round and start laughing at you, you eventually snap and do it just to show them.

    Personally I think it's an empty threat for now, but if the US keeps responding agressively then it might get to the point where NK has to do something, or risk embarassing itself to its own population.

    I think the US is probably spoiling for a fight, because if NK finally snaps then they'll have an excuse to remove it, and make the whole region a far calmer environment, maybe give it over to SK's leadership?
 
 
 
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