Is North Korea a serious threat?

APTOPIX China North Korea Journalists Held North Korea’s recent nuclear weapons test flies in the face of everything diplomatic. “”Our army and people are fully ready for battle . . . against any reckless U.S. attempt for a pre-emptive attack,” the reclusive country’s state-run news agency said.” They seem prepared to go to war, despite both Russia and China condemning this latest nuclear gaff.

North Korea is so poor in everything needed to survive as a nation, one wonders what this backwards country could be thinking. Reports out of the country suggest people are selling their children as food, that cannibalism is common.  Their prisons are operated as slave camps, with rape, murder and torture as common as it is cold. Kim Jung-iI must be operating on pure paranoia. The total resources of the country are tied up in the military. Their propaganda machine paints any Western country as the home of the devil himself.

This is a scary scenario, and one that could test Obama’s resolve. That they have both short and long range missiles puts us, South Korea and Japan in real danger, and a war with them will cost millions of lives, of that I have no doubt. I wish I had a decent suggestion on this, but I’m stumped. Anyone else have something worthwhile?



Filed under WAR, World Politics

6 responses to “Is North Korea a serious threat?

  1. frigginloon

    The guy is so scary I actually have a category dedicated to him on my blog. The man is a fruitcake and capable of anything. Nuclear weapons in the hands of a mentally disturbed dictator….we are in big trouble. Ooh and did I forget to mention short man syndrome to boot!

  2. lilacluvr

    I agree loon….a little dictator with a big nuclear weapon is never a good combination.

  3. jammer5

    I’m all for sending, Team America—World Police, over there. If puppets can’t kick a puppet regimes ass, what good are puppets, I say.

  4. frigginloon

    No strings attached Jammers? Hmm, Team America and Chuck should do it!

  5. tosmarttobegop

    Something many have forgotten and it had slipped my mind, S. Korea so i.e. the United States is still at war with N. Korea. There is an armistice not a peace treating in effect, any action from either side reinstalls the war. Many cross boarder firing have been over looked in the past, no wanting to start up the full war.

    To this day and since the armistice North Korea has been in fear of a U.S. invasion it seems that only
    S. Korea and the U.S. actually thought the war was a past tense.

  6. g-stir

    I’ve read the the Dear One’s ‘Do was not caused by a 220 volt perm, but rather a Kimchi overdose.