The western world can only imagine. Escapees from the North tell the stories of starvation, forced labor camps and executions for not working well. We would not hesitate if there were anything to gain, but there isn't for us, just the freedom for the NK people. But now, this ass is developing long range missiles, for what? He does not have the money, logistics or mobile force to maintain a prolonged ground war, so he WILL use a nuclear device if he has to. How, you ask, by threatening the south and the US for the next 20 years. I say we tactically destroy all military manufacturing just like we did IRAQ. Then when he declares war, we use our air force to turn his military into strips of bacon. Once we have control, let South Korea bandage up their people and assume control of the Korean Peninsula with the US as allies and protectors from China (who want our trade, not war) and Russia (Putin could care less about NK).
You put down a dog when it bites someone. This is a monster, worse than a unemotional rabid animal. He's a psychopathic, sociopathic, narcissistic megalomaniac. What's worse is that this giant spoiled chubby brat has his fat little sausage finger pushing the big red button. Thankfully his big firecrackers aren't working right now but who's to say that his determination to destroy the United States won't eventually become a successful action to take control over our country. We can't let that happen, nobody should. He won't stop, he'll go after other countries after he gets what he wants. Nobody will be safe. He has to be removed permanently.
Someone already mentioned we have had one history lesson already allowing Hitler to come to power and we did nothing. Let's not make the same mistake again. It has to be done covertly without implicating the United States but he has to go before his lunacy engulfs the entire security of the world.
He has a country of people in poverty while he lives in luxury using money provided by the labor of N. Koreans. He has an ego problem (not alone a reason for being killed) but in in general a bad dictator. All dictators should be killed and the USA has the means, NOW where is the will.
He should be assassinated, simply because East Asia must be reminded of who really holds power in that region.
People fearing nuclear retaliation are the same idiots that were holding their breaths for three decades waiting for Ruski to nuke us, which it didn't.
The North Korean people need to be dominated by the West, as should the South.
That country should reverberate to the tread of 500,000 Imperial Troops.
He has threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the US. He is starving his own people. He is a murderer. He is repressive. He locks American's up for life for doing nothing except being dumb enough to visit N. Korea. And then there is the aesthetic argument (fat, ugly, stupid, and the worst haircut since the Mohawk was invented).
What's not to kill?
It is crystal clear that sanctions do absolutely nothing to stop or even slow down North Korea's race to develop military weapons. Doing nothing is exactly the same as sitting on the sidelines watching Hitler and the Nazis kill Jews. Wait long enough and it will simply be too late, as they will have the ability to launch nuclear weapons against any country in the world.
Perhaps the US wouldn't have to assassinate Kim Jong Un, but someone needs to. Sure, the foreign implications could be scary but also very likely avoidable if the right precautions are taken before the assassination. For example, cooperation between China and South Korea to ensure a non communist / repeat of the Kim regime once he is taken out.
For the decades of atrocities committed against innocent men, women, and children, there must be justice. Instead, the entire world stands by idly, and those with power do nothing. It is said that "to him who knows what is good, and does not do it, it is a sin". Ignoring NK's heinous treatment of its citizens is akin to walking by a thug beating on someone defenseless. What happened to moral conviction? What happened to defending the helpless?
No, the United States should not assassinate Kim Jong-un to affect the politics of North Korea. First, the foreign policy implications are pretty scary, we do not want to be known once again as a country that does that. Second, the only thing that would change is that one of the many military generals would step in and continue business as usual.
I do not believe the United States should assassinate Kim Jong-un to help North Korea. I believe it is best for America to follow its cease fire agreement with North Korea and stay out. I believe this action would cause several problems, especially for the United States, as we have no business killing other countries leaders.
No, the United States should not assassinate Kim Jong-un to change the politics in North Korea. This country has been in the same state of unrest and disarray for centuries. Getting rid of the ruler will not solve their problems, it may actually make it worse. If Kim Jong-un was assassinated then it would just be another carbon copy ready to take his place.
The United States should not assassinate Kim Jong-un because it is illegal by international law. Although Kim is a terrorist and a dictator, the United States cannot simply assassinate him. We should continue to apply pressure on North Korea with sanction in order to destabilize the nation. Eventually, Korea will be peacefully reunified.
If the United States wants to start a full war with North Korea along with some other countries then they should assassinate Kim Jong-un right away but for the safety of both the American people and the Korean people the United States should not assassinate Kim Jong-un or anyone else. It is not up to the United States to decide who can live in the world and who can not.