North Korea vows nuclear attack on US, as UN prepares to vote on sanctions

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  1. Revmitchell

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    North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

    An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for "a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors" because Washington is pushing to start a nuclear war against the North.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/0...-on-us-ahead-un-sanctions-vote/#ixzz2MrE5bQP1
     
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    They threaten us about every other week... big deal
     
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    Anytime someone threatens you with a nuclear bomb it is always a big deal. Even when there has been numerous threats in the past. And especially coming from a new leader who is nothing but a 28 year old punk who has no real judgment.

    It is a very big deal.
     
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    Proves one thing.....stupid runs in the family.
     
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    A threat is only as strong as the ability to enforce it. They can't. They've threatened nukes before... they are INCAPABLE of doing anything to the US.

    Now, that doesn't mean I think we should just let them do whatever they want, particularly to their own people. But to think they are actually going to even try to nuke us is insane...
     
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    No doubt Obama is suggesting targets.
     
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    What an ignorant statement.
     
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    Instead of good cop, bad cop, it almost appears like you and Aaron are a bad liberal, good liberal team working as a pair in threads to make us conservatives look bad. LOL
     
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    Agreed, have you seen a picture of the North Korean leader? He looks like someone who had his lunch money stolen everyday in elementary school.

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    Hilarious :laugh:
     
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    Apparently the government thinks more of the threat than some on this board.
     
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    If there is a threat to the national security interests of the United States, especially from nuclear weapons, then it should be taken very seriously. The question is, do North Korea and say Iran rise to that level?

    Dishonest and opportunistic politicians (like there is any other kind) depend on an organized state overseas as an aid to help the great leaders we have hold onto power. During the 50s, 60s, and 70s, this was a very simple task, as the USSR and Red China loomed just ready to push the button at a moments notice. However, with the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the Nixon visit to China in 1972, the boogymen disappeared. In reality, it was a positive developement, because the threat from these two countries was real to our survival. However, not good news for your typical crooked politician.

    So, to replace the USSR and China, they had to come up with new enemies, which as of late rotate quite often. It took the form of things like the Gulf of Tonkin resolution which was a total fabrication, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which was another lie, the great and powerful dictator of Panama, and the latest pair of villians is Iran and North Korea. If these regimes crumble, expect the next threat to the United States to be the Ivory Coast and the Vatican.
     
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    Obama is nor putting back up defense missile systems in Alaska that he had dismantled and running drills.
     
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    Please re-think your position. Just because they may not have the capability of launching a strike from their soil does not mean they can't do "anything to the US".

    It was unthinkable, before it happened, that 20 men could bring down the towers in New York. Or, that 2 men could be so successful in Oklahoma. There's more than one way to deliver a message. Japan may have believed it was unthinkable before planes delivered their payloads in 1945. While our focus is on launches, are we ignoring suitcases?

    IMO, all threats should be taken seriously when the ability, in one form or another, to deliver on a promise exists.

    On another point, it doesn't matter what age, physical condition, or mental capability the leader of a country or a child with a beef, if he or she is determined to carry out a threat. How many parents have died because they didn't think their "little children" couldn't keep their promises?

    Have we forgotten the lesson learned on December 7, 1941?
    Have we forgotten the lesson learned on April 19, 1995?
    Have we forgotten the lesson learned on September 11, 2001?
    Have we forgotten the lesson learned on December 14, 2012?
     
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    I understand your point but I still must disagree. We CAN'T take every threat seriously. It's not possible. So many countries hate us that we don't have enough people to watch all our enemies...

    So we must worry about the more logical and likely enemies first. As such, I may have overstated saying that the DPRK can't do anything to the US, but it's so incredibly unlikely that frankly we have more important enemies to worry about. Our government is using NK as a distraction "Look over here while we "do something"... forget that we can't fix anything "over there (mid-east, Israel, Africa)"
     
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    Ok...wow!...
     
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    :BangHead: Try reading that in the context of everything I said. Do you really think that every threat made against us can be taken seriously? Not "should be" but "can"? do you really think that is physically possible?
     
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    It seems that you missed one line in my reply.

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    IMO, all threats should be taken seriously when the ability, in one form or another, to deliver on a promise exists.
     
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    OOPS. You are correct I did miss that. In my defense... it's early... on a Sunday and I'm at work...

    But back to the conversation: I personally don't think the DPRK has proven that they have the ability (I'd argue desire too) to make good on their threats against us in any form.

    They threaten to nuke us about every other week, I'm sorry but I'm more concerned with the islamists who want to bomb our churches and the communists who want to take my guns.
     
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    And the irony is that in spite of all the hate, many of these same people would risk everything to get inside our borders... and most (presumably, but many anyway) not just to try to destroy us but for "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

    HankD
     

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