There’s been no confirmation that what North Korea tested were nukes. Not one. Moreover, every reliable source says NK doesn’t have the capability to fire such a nuke in a missile, assuming they had one.
So why all the hubbub, bub? People are acting like a rain of deadly nukes will be fired from Pyongyang by tomorrow at the very latest. Yeah, David did slay Goliath, but c’mon, North Korea poses no genuine military threat against the US.
Look, their leader may be a bit off, but I’m sure he grasps that any serious attack by them against the US means massive retailiation. This isn’t, um, rocket science.
Maybe he wants a deterrent – just like what the US and USSR did during the Cold War.
I bet you many Arabs are jealous of North Korea. A nuclear bomb can at least avert a foreign invasion or a war of “liberation.” And it can’t be used for purposes of domestic oppression.
I’d say the hundreds of nukes missing from the former USSR and environs pose a vastly greater threat than does little bitty North Korea. But it is election time, got to whip up some war fever.
The country doing the loudest shouting against North Korea is the very same (and only) country that has used nukes against a civilian population. Why is that?
And what might be the difference between the Republicans and Democrats on North Korea?
Update: LA Times, front page article, first sentence “Kim Jong Il is neither insane nor stupid.”