One of most popular arguments against striking North Korea is the fear of it becoming another Iraq, Afganistan or even Vietnam. However, militarially, striking north korea is much easier than Iraq or afganistan because we have south koreans who are more than able and eager to fight and unite korea. With current technology, US is very capable of gaining absolute air superority after massive precision bombing campaign and provide effective air support to south koreans who fight on ground. The problem with this military option is not military but diplomatic: China. To China, north korea is supposed to be buffer zone to separate itself from direct contact with the Western world. As rich as they are becoming, you may forget that China is communist country as well. No coummnist country want to border with western world. So if there is some way US/SK can give China a secuity guarantee like the one US gave to Cuba after missile crisis, China would likely turn its back on his so-called ally North Korea. It is in their interest that the region is nuclear free(except China) and stable and thriving economically. As one who was born and grew up in Beijing and came to US in my late 20s, I know that they would not intervene in Korea War 2.0, even without security guarantee from US
To start, North Korea's new leader completely hates the U.S. They may not have the technology to sent a nuclear missile all the way to the U.S. right now, but if they keep advancing in technology then one day they might be able to. North Korea is acting like they can do whatever that they want. I believe it needs to end before something bad happens to not only the U.S. but also surrounding countries.
If we wait or hesitate it could be worse that 9/11. I am enlisting in the navy and will do anything to protect my family. Plus history shows that every time we go to war the economy gets better. More jobs will open up. We will definitely show other countries we don't play with nuclear threats
North Korea is a part of the UN and knows the rules placed by the UN which most if not all countries agree to. North Korea needs to be held accountable for disregarding the warning made by the UN if North Korea continued to advance on with their nuclear power plant. North Korea didn't heed the warning and are now mad about the consequences they now have to face. Due to North Korea's negligence and their anger all c=allied countries of the US and the US itself is now endangered by a Nuclear war. If need it be the US should go to war with North Korea and show them the consequences for their actions.
We can't stand for the global agitation presented by North Korea. It is our responsibility to support our allies in the region, most notably South Korea and Japan who have stood behind us faithfully since the end of World War II. China has been bitten by the bug of Capitalism. They are assured that we mean them no harm. They are equally certain that we mean North Korea no harm!
North Korea has claimed that they have nuclear missile capabilities to reach the shores of the United States. As true gentlemen, we should take them on their word. Let us not debate with them any further. We must strike first; ask questions later.
The standard of living is so diabolical it would be a blessing for the people of North Korea if war were declared. No more communication bans, starvation, or poor living standards, all replaced by a fair democratic leadership that can and would be supported by the UN and other nations for the greater good.
No matter what we decide to do, Korea will still hate us. We have bullied and terrorized many people in the world. Some things can be forgiven, but what we have done cannot. If it comes to it, we should wage war and destroy their country. Why, you ask? We are protecting ourselves from something that we deserve. I don't love America. I accept things the way they are. We have destroyed others for centuries just because we can, why stop now. We would kill our own people if it would benefit us. We have done it before , and this won't be the last time. If we don't engage the threat we will be destroyed. "We have bigger guns, so let's use them."
Threatening a country with a nuke is serious stuff and threatens the very base of our world. One crazy dictator cannot be allowed to make threats of destroying millions of lives and get away with it. It should be only a matter of time. The world shouldn't stand for it.
The fact of the matter is this. Once north Korea has a launchable nuclear missile, the US would be unable to do anything to the north with the fear of nuclear retaliation. Once they have the nuclear bomb, they will demand to be off sanctions or they will bomb us. The logical answer is, attack now and prevent this scenario from happening, as for China it doesn't want a democratic north. However, they won't stand in the way of a US war with the north. It's not in their best interest to be at war with the US, they will scream and scream rhetoric but will do nothing.
Yes, the US should declare war on North Korea. They have publicly threatened us with a nuclear strike, so we should strike them first. I don't think China would enter a war there this time and who cares about Russia, they can't even pay their army on time. Nuke North Korea and be done with the whole country. The President is bound to protect the people of the US first.
I usually don't stand with war, but with this case I think it may be the only way to take care of this problem. North Korea has been defiant since the end of the Korean War. Their leaders lead a program that imprisons its own people, starves them, brainwashes them, and downright kills them. Many on this poll argue that the US needs to wage war on NK because of their nuclear program and threats, but instead as decent human beings we should be going to war to save them from themselves, before they do something that will lead to their total destruction.
The US and China should both deal with this country. The Chinese leadership has nothing to gain by allowing North Korea to make such crazy threats. China and the US should agree to a nuclear free unified Korea full stop, with no guns and tanks allowed. After this, shut that Un up as he's been disrespectful to China anyway.
I don't care if it is the U.S. or not. A country making nuclear threats needs to be dealt with immediately, not after the fact. Sadly the U.S.A. is known for allowing attacks to happen to get more people on their site to fight the situation. Perl Harbor is one prime example. Politicians know when devastation is about to hit and they have time to prepare their loved ones, but not the general public.
We only have a ceasefire with North Korea, technically we still are at war. I say it is time for Korea to put its money where its mouth is. They are constantly threatening the USA and it is time we start hating back. We welcome war against North Korea, we pray for war with North Korea. You go and kick a junk yard dog, tease him long enough and eventually he will rip your head off. Time to put North Korea in its place with full USA draft and mobilization. They surrender or we invade - no more playing around. I am sick and tired of their bull. Peace through war! Force and might is this only thing that is respected.
US Marines! - I hope we go to North Korea and wage WAR!
With this war we can make a better economy more jobs, more production and even if China joined North Korea USA is too damn overpowering. The USA has so many bombs no matter how many missiles they launch USA will drop them. North Korea is a inhuman place and it needs to be stopped. We should to stop it by replacing Kim Jong Unn, idiot leader. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Much is all ready said. Why wait? If they are playing with the big boys, they are going to get the big hits too. The US is a superpower and can take on the North Korea with ease. All that is needed is approval, or even better military contributions from China, and some ground support from South Korea. It's in our hands, action needs to take place and fast before it turns catastrophic.
Yes, I believe we should go to war, but only if we can get approval from China. The last thing we want is China to be more angered with us. We need to have China understand that we need their approval and support if we were to march on North Korea. The last thing China wants is another American puppet in Asia. We should try to convince China that they would be able to oversee and control North Korea. I mean, I think the Chinese could go as far as to annex North Korea.
If left alone, their nuclear program might develop warheads that could reach the west coast. They have openly said that if they had the power to nuke us, they would. We can't risk the lives of millions of our citizens just to avoid war. Their country needs to be dissolved and rejoined to South Korea.
North Korea has to go and that's it. They threaten us and others no matter what help we and other countries try to give them. Their national song is about destroying the US and they make videos of a child dreaming the US is being devastated by a nuke. Last but not least, they just threatened the US and SK people. North Korea wants a war, so give them one, but we should strike first. Why wait for another Pearl Harbor, or 9-11 when we already know what needs to be done?
Really, North Korea is just a terror army to us! They are threatening two countries at once!!!!!!! That is just scaring the people! The Americans really are "friends" with South Korea. The South Korean president sometimes visit each other! North Korea is threatening to drop an atomic bomb! Really, President Obama is not going to just sit in his office and watch his country be destroyed in a bad way! He is going to send army, obviously! Really, we need to teach the North Koreans a lesson! Really, We really need to fight back! I can't hold myself back from saying this again
If we don't do something to stop North Korea with how they have been acting over the past few years it will just continue on forever. They feel more powerful than they are just for the simple fact of obtaining nuclear weapons and other missiles. They need to be put into place and obviously we won't be able to talk them out of all their actions. People have tried several times before. They need to be physically forced upon.
If they pull another attack on an isolated island we should definitely strike back. Make it clear that when they strike with 10 shells we will respond with 1000. Let's make it clear that when if they strike the consequences will always be greater for them, especially in the "little" attacks, which they seem to think they can get away with.
The people of North Korea are living terrible right now. The threats are coming from north Korea's government. Not the people. I think we should take the government out and give the people democracy. This 28 year old leader is just trying to wear pants several sizes too big. At our current military level the war would not last too long against their obsolete military.
I mean, come on, it's North Korea? We were meant to go to war with these gooks. They believe we are the enemy? When their leader is a 28-year old tantrum throwing brat that can't even hold a rifle. The North must be stopped at all costs. I think even the South Koreans might be planning to reunite with the North to regain power over Americans.
After all these years of fruitless negotiations and concessions to North Korea all we get in return is threats of preemptive attacks. If North Korea is so enamored with their nuclear technology, we should give them a taste of ours! We excercise some low yield nuclear surgical strikes taking out their government officials and their military command. After the dust settles we assist in reuniting the North and South under a South Korean government giving peace to the region and a better quality of live for the North Korean people.
My science teacher told me only 7 to 14 of USA nuclear bombs can kill everybody in this planet. The government says North Korean bombs are not able to reach the U.S. yet, and it's only capable of destroying a mid size city like St. Louis, but what if N. Korea actually has a bomb capable of destroying the United States and their allies! I mean, N. Korea is the most secretive country in the world; who knows what's going on in there? I know, declaring war on Korea would be like the war on Iraq, but this is a country that actually has weapons of mass destruction and is not afraid to use it! And have you seen those videos of the N. Korean military training to fight? People, this is the cold war all over again. The USA did get along at times with the Soviets back them, but the N.Koreans will never get along with the U.S. All they want to do is to destroy the United States. The U.S. must do something, and quick. Invade or bomb N.Korea, I don't care. We need to do something before its to late. Oh, and if N. Korea destroyed USA and their allies, communism will rise again by the help of China, and many people around the world do not want to live in a communist country.
North Korea poses a threat to individual freedom, a threat to free speech, free press, and the overall intellect of the population. They suppress the indignant and live in a post WWII fantasy. If they won't give up their nuclear program, then we have an obligation to act. We must not allow an unstable authority attain a nuclear arsenal; they are an enemy of the state. They are filled with ambition fueled by hatred. I honestly hope they wake up and realize that the world will not tolerate their insolence any more.
We need to go to war with them and get China on board with it. We need to declare war on them before they become more dangerous! They do not have the nuclear power that we do so they will not want a nuclear war with us. I say catch them off guard with a bunch of bombings and then invade.
The fact is this will not come to an end without an upheaval of conflict. Right now their army is running scared of war. The longer we wait to take action, the more advanced their nuke and long range targeting program becomes. They have already stated that they would nuke first. This is not the Soviets, but more like Nazis with nukes. If we the people and the world fail to act now many more will die due to nukes flying across the world into many countries' civilian population. There is already many future dead because of North Korea, but the longer we wait the larger that number becomes. God bless all those who will pass due to this conflict, but their sacrifice will save the lives of COUNTLESS.
It's often hard to justify the wars we're in, in retrospect. However, in reading the KCNA "news" every week I can only liken North Korea's leadership similar to that of a comic book "bad guy". I'd be happy to war with North Korea, and if it dragged on I'd even join up and ship out.
The John Lennon song goes "all we are saying is give peace a chance." We have and we are, many times over. The result: increasing hostility, direct threats and crossing the nuclear threshold by the criminal Kim dynasty. Someone is brandishing a loaded gun and threatening you. All you can do is stand there and wring your hands?
The war could potentially be catastrophic, but North Korea in the past has failed to respond positively to diplomacy. The longer they are allowed to build nuclear weapons that could very well harm other nations, the more they are a danger to the rest of the world, that should be stopped so other people can live in peace.
We should declare war before they actually attack us. Because if they attack we would have to rebuild and fix before actually going in to war and plus war would bring a lot of money to weapon makers and stuff. North Korea may have nuclear bombs but the United States is always quiet and never says what they have . If we had good technology for the atomic bomb in WWII just imagine what we have now that no one knows about.
Whatever threat China poses, it is obviously far greater than anything North Korea is capable of, which is very little. In the end, a war with (quite literally) the entire Western world would hardly benefit the Chinese government, much less its people. At this point, when North Korea, under its new, and apparently even more volatile leadership, is willing to threaten the most powerful, most militarily entrenched nation in the world, action should be taken. Aggression aside, North Korea needs to be reprimanded for its human rights and military abuses. If China chooses to step in, however unlikely, so be it , because a war with Europe, the United States and Japan would hardly benefit its developing infrastructure.
Throughout the centuries world superpowers have risen through waging war with religious factors, demographic situations and territory expansions. North Korea holds a real threat and provide a continuous threat if the situation is not dealt with. With regard to the millions of potential lives at stake, much care needs to be taken to ensure the safety of innocent civilians. North Korea would never risk a direct attack on America, which is why America must wait for an attack on a neighboring nation. Overall I think North Korea should be bombed, spending money on military equipment rather than providing food for their citizens just sum up the frame of mind that the leaders possess.
I've never heard so many Americans supporting a war for good before. Maybe WWII was the last time we were ready to end some tyranny. Kim Jon Un is a crazed leader and if we get rid of him, that's one less problem we have to worry about in the world. Better than him nuking our allies and killing millions leaving us saying, "We should have done something earlier."
North Koreans are preparing to go to war. We need to attack now, before they do harm to other countries and the United States. If North Korea strikes now, we could not win a war with North Korea if they strike first with nukes. We can't deflect them all and the mass destruction will be horrible.
He's a madman like the guy that walked in the Connecticut school. He needs to be stopped before we have a nuke on American soil. George Bush would have kicked. There a-- already. So stop sitting back waiting for it to happen - find them, drop our MOB 50 times. End of problem; take out their military and stop the madman.
If North Korea continue their current attitude then they will improve and eventually have enough power to overthrow the US and its allies. However this can be prevented, US and its allies are capable of flattening North Korea once and for all. Even Russia would help us conquer North Korea and this is a major step in unity.
In order to keep the world peaceful, U.S. and its allies should destroy all nuke and CBR facilities in North Korean territory before it's too late. Historically, North Korean government leaders have proved to be extremely hostile and cunning. They are very deceitful. If they were weak when compared with their foe, they have always used deceitful political gestures. For example, they demonstrated a deceitful political show by publicizing demolition of a fake nuke facility in order to get economic assistance from U.S. and Republic of Korea (South Korea). However, they have never stopped to develop the nuke skill and facilities while getting assistance from U.S. and South Korea.
They just mocked us. North Korea is not a legitimate country and it's a cult controlled by three generations of Kim Il Seong-Kim Jeong Il and Kim Jeong Un. They also have tens of thousands of operative agents (spies) in South Korea, who have openly been attempting to destroy the South Korean government. They are embedded in every corner of societies (e.g. National congregation, Educational systems including universities, high schools and elementary school teachers, several civil human rights organizations, TV entertainers, even high ranking military officers, Christian religious groups, etc.)
North Korea thinks that they are powerful and dangerous and try to instill fear into Americans. If you do not abide by the rules and kill Americans, then America has every right to wage war on North Korea. Even with Obama as president, the war would be quick and as soon as North Korea used nuclear force or chemical weapons, they would be bombed back into the Stone Age.
We can't stand for the global agitation presented by North Korea. It is our responsibility to support our allies in the region, most notably South Korea and Japan, who have stood behind us faithfully since the end of World War II. China has been bitten by the bug of Capitalism. They are assured that we mean them no harm. They are equally certain that we mean North Korea no harm!
North Korea has claimed that they have nuclear missile capabilities to reach the shores of the United States. As true gentlemen, we should take them on their word. Let us not with debate them any further. We must strike first; ask questions later.
The crimes that North Korea has committed against humanity already, is more than enough basis to invade the country. With the new threats and missile tests, specifically aimed at the U.S., it only gives all the more reason that we should take action while we still have the ability to.
If anyone threatens nuclear warfare on the US we should call their bluff. That's not a threat that's worth waiting out no matter what the cost. Not even the Soviet Union was stupid enough to use that type of threat. It was notional, but never would they threaten an unprovoked attack. If we ignore them eventually an attack will come and it will only get worse the longer we wait.
The end has to come at some point.
The North Korean people are starved and live without basic human rights. Their technological utilization is next to nothing, most don't even have a concept of things like the Internet. ( Which, by the way, is so strongly regulated that students rarely use it for research). The problem is that 6 decades of propaganda have taken their toll. However, everyone knows that food abundance, economy boosting, more freedoms, etc. Will make people happy. These things are not given by the NK government. For the people's sake that have lived under tyranny and brutal squalor, we owe it to them to make their lives better. Government ally, if someone threatens to poke you with a stick over and over and you keep laughing it off one of two things will happen: you get poked, or you get annoyed and break the stick. We need to assistante the NK government officials to bring peace and prosperity to the NK people.
We all know what happens when N. Korea gets too long of a leash! Plus, with the government trying to take away all our guns we just don't stand a chance against an invasion at this point. I think we need to stop them in their tracks now before it all gets out of hand.
Reacting is not a good response. We will need to be diligent, observant and objective.
War is not an option in current world economic conditions. Leaders know this.
If and when there is any offensive from N. Korea there is not a choice at that point. We will need to work with S. Korea and united forces to work the ground which there will be an invasion if N Korea goes through with any preemptive attach. Due to the population concentrations no bombing. Of course we have drones but so do the N Koreans. It's very complex.
My opinion is that we will have no choice but to be involved. The depth of the war is only to be determined by the regional effect and alliances.
My god.. If they do launch a bio or nuclear bomb...
Not on my watch.
My position is if we wait much longer we would be dealing with a much more powerful enemy. The North Korean's are moving closer every day to being a nuclear threat to it's neighbors and the US. Their leadership has proven to be reckless and unstable. If they are foolish enough to even entertain the idea that they could deal a convincing blow to the US or it's allies, without a full blown response, that in itself is proof enough that they are not in touch with reality.
North Korea has nuclear missiles ready to go. They are massing their armies and preparing for war, and they are threatening us with weapons which they do have and are priming to use this very moment. I don't want to get nuked and die just so the US has a reason to declare war. Declare war now. End this.
South Korea rebuild as a new Korea. Try to save these poor people from complete hunger. Do this before this idiot does something drastic to us. We cannot allow him to continue to make threats against us. This is an act of war. Where is the tough rhetoric from Obama. He needs to assure the American people that there is nothing to fear. Again, take this leader out. Let the North Korean people know they too will perish, unless they take him out with a revolt.
North Korea is definitely dangerous, and their brazen threats can't be allowed to continue without consequences. They might have not officially declared war, but they've certainly said enough to justify it. Look at this poll. It's clear what we want, and it's the elimination of this country that is a sore on the face of the developed world.
If you think that we'll take a nuclear threat as a joke, we will turn you into a parking lot - it is as simple as that. North Korea has been a global burden over matters like this for years - and while it may not always be a good idea to risk war, this is one case where action must be taken before they damage us, as they have threatened to do.
While it is not the policy of the US to wage unilateral war, we have the right to defend our selves and our allies from any credible threat! Let's be real, the United States is a super power and as such, we police the world! Rightly or not that's the way it is. Sooner or later North Korea will attain nuclear weapons. We cannot let that happen. This is a crisis of North Korean making if war breaks out it's on them and we will undoubtedly crush them!
If North Korea had the capability to launch a nuclear attack on The US they would likely do it. We can not afford to allow them to gain that technology. Even if it means The US must launch another Hiroshima type attack. North Korea represents the biggest threat to our national security and way of life if you just look into the future another 5 to 10 years maximum. North Korea is closing in on the ability to hold the world ransom once they gain the nuclear strike capability they are striving for. They are unpredictable and could act as terrorists to sacrificing their own lives to cause mass destruction
Cuba, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran - more than all these other countries, North Korea has wanted this since the 1950s and instead of taking care of the situation back then, we have pampered them with food and bucks only to feed their army, starving there general population all of this time. Yes every president has let them build a nuclear cocktail to kick our butts with, and once they hit Hawaii and Japan, China will probably finish us off!
Cuba, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran - more than all these other countries, North Korea has wanted this since the 1950s and instead of taking care of the situation back then, we have pampered them with food and bucks only to feed their army, starving their general population all of this time. Yes, every president has let them build a nuclear cocktail to kick our butts with, and once they hit Hawaii and Japan, China will probably finish us off!
It always sound easier and more just on paper but I'm of the mind set that we should get buy off from our international allies and support and launch a joint strike totally annihilating every military target in the country. Then help SK take over, stabilize, and feed those poor starving people. I would rather die in collateral damage then starve while my children starve while the only ones who eat are the people of the military that oppress you in every way.
I'm sick of hearing the threats. They teach their children to hate America in school. Who teaches hate to kids? Best to deal with the issue now. Why are we sitting back waiting to be attacked? This is real life. If you threaten someone, you should be ready to back it up. Diplomacy through China is also pointless. China obviously isn't going to do anything more than claim to agree with U.N. sanctions because they are crooked and probably don't like the US either, they just know how to play the game. The world would be a better place without North Korean provocation.
The N. Korean mindset simply won't allow them to back down, and once they have missiles that can reach the U.S. They'll be launching at the South and Japan shortly after. Don't expect the North's people to resist their government, the majority has been fed propaganda all their lives and actually believe the "Great Leader" has their safety in mind.
I don't like the idea of war specifically for safety of their neighbors. Even if we do try to stop them their knee jerk reaction will most likely be to launch what they have at the South and Japan. There's not going to be an easy solution to this lunacy. They have a spreading, fire-like passion for war with the US and its allies. You can't talk your way out of a burning building, you have to put out the flames before it becomes uncontrollable.
We are always wanting to be diplomatic, but no one can reason with crazy. That tactic will get people killed. While I wish talking would work, sometimes talking with the unwilling just provides a chance for them to get stronger and more unreasonable. You can't fix the unwilling and sometimes you have to use force to end further problems in the region.
They want to launch nukes at us. We need to stop them before they are actually capable of that! If we don't stop them we are just waiting until they can kill us all. Even though we are risking war with China and nuclear fallout we need to stand up to this injustice.
Look how much World Wars One and Two paid off. They made huge profits from it and helped wipe out a great deal of the population. The wars created economic opportunity for entrepreneurs and probably allowed them to learn new ways to strike fear and panic into any innocent citizen who has no relationship to the matter.
North Korea has threatened to launch a nuke against the United States. Such threats must be met with action, Time to remove the head from the snake and extinguish that threat.
The US should aid the South in taking control of the North, destroy their nukes, and feed their people
North Korea made it clear they plan to launch why wait for them to launch nuke time to go kick their teeth in an don't stop till their leader is as dead as binladden an Saddam. if we sit back an wait on their nuke to hit a lot of people would be killed so why let Americans be killed like that an if oe uke launches I fear other countries will also launch and that would start world war 3.
They have Allies that hate us. We should demonstrate why they shouldn't oppose the US, North Korea being an example. When there's a natural disaster, we are there to help, but when we are threatened, No one backs us up. Exactly why handouts are pointless. Our motives ought to be in question.
North Korea has threatened a preemptive nuclear attack on US soil. The country is known to possess nuclear weapons. I don't see any choice but to neutralize that threat. We can not assume that they are bluffing. The ramifications of an attack would be horrendous. We can not sit idly by and wait to see if they really meant it.
I firmly stand behind a US and UN strike force to put a stop to the North's position and their threats to the USA and our closest allies. The North claims to have nukes that can reach the West Coast and we already know they are capable of striking China and the South. We need to put them in check now to avoid the slightest chance of nuclear war.
The North Korean people are starved and live without basic human rights. Their technological utilization is next to nothing, most don't even have a concept of things like the Internet. ( Which, by the way, is so strongly regulated that students rarely use it for research). The problem is that 6 decades of propaganda have taken their toll. However, everyone knows that food abundance, economy boosting, more freedoms, etc. Will make people happy. These things are not given by the NK government. For the people's sake that have lived under tyranny and brutal squalor, we owe it to them to make their lives better. Government ally, if someone threatens to poke you with a stick over and over and you keep laughing it off one of two things will happen: you get poked, or you get annoyed and break the stick. We need to assistante the NK government officials to bring peace and prosperity to the NK people.
The threats should end, once and for all. The North Korean people have suffered far too long. One Korea would be a stable, prosperous and healthy country in which all will be happier. The rest of the world would have less worries of threat and put its attentions toward other humanitarian issues.
The threats should end, once and for all. The North Korean people have suffered far too long. One Korea would be a stable, prosperous and healthy country in which all would be happier. The rest of the world would have less worries and threats and would put its attentions toward other humanitarian issues.
The threats should end, once and for all. The North Korean People have suffered far too long. One Korea would be a stable, prosperous and healthy country in which all would be happier. The rest of the world would have less worries of threat and put its attentions toward other humanitarian issues.
I believe that all these nuclear tests have a purpose which is to actually send a nuclear bomb to the U.S. It seems really clear that all this threatening is more than just a matter of showing power. I believe they have the intention to attack the U.S sooner or later.
War is best avoidable but when hundreds of thousands of people are suffering at the hands of a regime like this it seems like a responsibility to save them. There are thousands of innocent civilians being held in concentration camps not to mention the extreme poverty and lack of freedoms that the average person suffers through. Reading about Shin Dong-hyuk and his experience should be enough to convince most people.
For years this group of petty children have gotten away with their little tantrums. Lets not be stupid here, this country only wants war with the US and Japan, and will stop at nothing to gain the power to do it. They teach their kids from birth to hate us. Let me repeat. They teach hate. Nothing good ever comes from that. This nuclear test of theirs, while at the time just a pissing contest test to brag, should not be condoned. I'm all for diplomacy until it proves pointless. It has been proving pointless for years now. There can be no resolution, North korea, wants no diplomatic resolution except to destroy us. China while expressing their "disaproval" of the Norths actions, will never turn on their allies simply because they feel it would give the U.S. and South Korea more leverage in the region. To me that should raise the question about how much faith do we really have in China. What is their REAL intentions? I digress. This nuclear test by North Korea just helps prove my point, that they need to be stopped now, especially when they claim that the test is a direct result of our "hostility". Not to mention they threaten further action if more sanctions are imposed. This is not a poker game, I dont want to wait around to call the bluff.
Attack now before its too late for all of us. They have provoked the international community on countless occasions. The recent North Korean video of nuclear weapons landing in American cities is harrowing to say the least. We need to act now and stop letting them walk all over us.
It is ignorant to think that we shouldn't worry about North Korea. War with them is inevitable, a ticking time bomb, and sanctions will not change anything. The Kim dynasty will never be toppled by his own people all you have to do is watch one of the very few documentaries on North Korea and what life is like for its people and you will soon understand why. The longer we wait only amounts too North Korea becoming more technologically advanced and the bloodier the war will be. Much like the days leading up to WW2 all the signs are there.
You don't let a sociopath country have nukes. Being non-American I still support the idea of handling the North Korea Situation by whatever means possible. North Korea has directly threatened the US with the recently uploaded video on their official channel and are testing nuclear weapons. You wouldn't stand idle when a man reloads his gun, ready to shoot you. As the US shouldn't here. Personally, I think Obama should challenge Kim Jong to a dual.
North Korea has been a looming threat for years and has already established us as their sworn enemy. Not only that, but according to a German documentary North Korean children are taught a nursery rhyme with words such as "Americans will beg on their knees we show no mercy...". In addition they are now building Nuclear missiles and have targeted the U.S (Not even bothering to conceal that fact) it is only a matter of time.
The North Koreans now have long range missiles that can reach the US. They are now testing nuclear war heads. They have come right out and said they would use them against us. We should be over there right now bombing any facility that may produce missiles, bombs and anything nuclear. This isn't anything like the Korean War in the 50's, it is now more about us and our country. Now, unlike the 50's we have fighter jets that have never been shot down. I am not scared of North Korea or even China. It's time to show them that you just don't mess with the USA and bomb there countries two hundred years into the past and make them start over.
I think North Korea is doing things under the nose of other countries and can not be trusted. North Korea is stating what it intends to do. America and other countries can't let this guy get a missile launched and then respond later. It will be too late. We don't want another 911 type deal. We have kids and families who have no way to protect themselves if we sit and wait and North Korea gets a missile off to the USA. We have to show North Korea we are serious and not a push over. If any country really deserve an USA but kicking North Korea deserves and half of the people will be glad to see North Korea become a democratic country.
We should not police the world but do we really want a repeat of 911? Korea made it very clear the US is their enemy. If I'm reading correctly 70% of the people here suggest we should wait until they strike. Lots of people would die and I am sure that would impact our current financial situation further. Unless you truly value your country and lives of fellow Americans then why would you wait for a devastating first strike. They have been warned and need to step down.
The fact is that enough is enough. North Korea has no intention of walking back it's nuclear program, and with the development of it's first successful icbm the world has never been less safe. Granted they are still several years away form being able to fit a warhead on an icbm, but the United States has admitted their intelligence there sucks and they have no way of concretely knowing when North Korea will have that capability. After all, the death of Kim Jong Ill came as a complete surprise to everyone. We can and should bomb the crap out of them, assassinate all of their nuclear scientists, and send special forces in to destroy their nuclear facilities and then get the heck out. If the people of North Korea want to live in abject communist poverty, let them, but not at the cost of our homeland's safety.
From information given to us through media, it seems the people of North Korea have a poor quality of life, minimal food and after this last weekend the country has directly threatened us with all out nuclear war. If we invade, we not only help those who are under a dictator, but also protect the west coast from a nuclear strike which seems very likely in the next 5 years.
Should they wage war, North Korea will over power South Korea affecting the stock market drastically for South Korea has the 12th largest economy in the world. North Korea poses a threat of bombing its neighboring countries for we have witnessed and felt nuclear bombs being tested. A nuclear catastrophe would arise pulling the Russians into this possible war scenario. 30,000 troops are currently stationed in South Korea, any act of violence from North Korea would immediately be considered a act of war and the US troops have permission to engage. North Korea is a national security threat possessing massive weapons of mass destruction and one of the largest military forces in the world, with special forces that have been known to run cover operations in South Korea before, practically invading it with military personal. When all else fails War is the only option.
The North Korean government is JUST WAITING for the right time to ATTACK. The amount of devastation that could arise should the North Koreans launch their nukes would not be worth sitting back and doing nothing because you are a weak, naive pacifist. As far as i'm concerned, if the talks get nowhere, then wage war I say. Destroy them before they destroy us. And put it under western rule too, the people deserve better than what they are treated like now.
If North Korea does not heed the international requests made to denuclearize the country, it will bring in a tremendous tension and a near state of war in East Asia. North Korea purposefully raided South Korea in a series of occasions, killing many innocent civilians and destroying infrastructures.
These evil deeds of North Korea alone is enough to justify the United States and other Allied countries declaring war on North Korea. However, North Korea does not seem to have any intention of negotiations or to end its foolish nuclear programs, therefore it is important for the world's number one power to step up and take strong actions against these mad dogs in order to secure the current situations in East Asia, as well as to end decades of dictatorship in North Korea.
Going to war is a serious thing. However, for the sake of protecting countries that can not protect themselves, I believe the United States should intervene. Should a bully be allowed to terrorize the weak and helpless? That is the threat that North Korea poses to other countries and that is the reason the US should wage war if they continue to ignore the world.
North Korea has engaged in an act of War against the United States of America and have already sentenced a pair of American citizens to 12 years in prison in North Korea after a kangaroo court convicted them because of bad judgment.
If we (South Korea & and USA) invade North Korea then we will liberate the people and end the possibility of a nuclear war ever happening. This will be difficult, so we will need China's help as well. There will obviously be resistance from the North Korea military, but they have outdated equipment so taking them out will be a bit easier.
Even though I would love to see the United States and North Korea get along, it is obvious now that there will never be peace between these two countries. North Korea wants power and wants everyone to think exactly like they do. All North Korea wants is to destroy the United States. There can not be peace unless N. Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, decides that he just wants to be allies with the U.S. And to not shoot missiles at us, which is no going to happen. Either we sit back and watch them blow us to nothing or we fight a war in order to bring peace. It's that simple. Don't get me wrong, though, I want peace as much as all the people who just voted no to war do.
If North Korea does deploy nuclear weapons against the South in an attempt of all-out war, then millions of lives would be lost. It would demonstrate that UN peace talks and diplomacy take second place to brute force and bullying. The North are the only ones directly war mongering against the US and SK; it is understandable that military measures be put in place, even a preemptive strike to keep the peace in the region. I don't think the US would try to infringe on the sovereignty of North Korea owing to Chinese and Russian intervention. The primary objective would be to maintain peace within the Far East.
The fact that North Korea has openly considered war as a solution, that they are not open for negotiation and sanctions do not work on Pyongyang, it's time for the last resort. Another popular argument is that if we invade North Korea, China will step in. In the beginning of the First Korean War, we managed to turn the tide because of our superior force. China will either most likely remain neutral or side with the United States because they don't want to look like a communist country to their people but they also don't want to look like a capitalist country to their people. China has a mixed economy. Nevertheless, General MacArthur made the terrible mistake of continuing his pursuit to liberate the whole Korean peninsula, which got him much closer to the Yalu River, the border between China and North Korea. The Chinese believed that this was a threat to their country, leading to hundreds of thousands of fresh Chinese troops in the Korean War. If we learn from MacArthur's mistake, then we don't have to worry about China stepping in with North Korea.
Honestly, I don't think they are a legitimate threat to the U.S., But is a shame how the 20 million citizens of the country are brainwashed into believing the Sims are gods. They are starving and a large amount of the population is either enslaved or in modern day concentration camps. We need to have a quick blitzkrieg of the country and put South Korea in control. It will also take out a major ally of Iran.
North Korea's ruthlessness scares me. A nuclear bomb will be devastating for America. I think if North Korea gives a serious threat, they will be blown up by our B-2 Spirit stealth bombers. Then Kim-Jong-un and his idiotic sidekicks will be forced to surrender to the finest fighting force in the world.
In the interest of Americans, South and North Korean civilians and even the Japanese, the United States should be prepared to engage North Korea in war. North Korea is acting irresponsibly towards the lives of its people and the world by developing nuclear weapons. In the hands of sane governments, nuclear weapons make the world better. Despots and lunatics with weapons of mass destruction threaten the entire world.
This whole militarized poverty stricken bloodthirsty overrated egotistical dictator thing has got to go! Its been the same for decades and nothing has changed. No jobs, no economy, no food, just bullets and bombs. Kim Jong Un has repeatedly threatened the U.S. and South Korea. It is rather unclear to me whether he is actually insane and thinks he can pull it off, or if he is just a big mouth trying to create a name for himself. I think in light of the new threats he is openly trying to build a bomb for the White House. If he could, he would. So I believe not only in stopping his nuclear program, but conquering the KPA and Kim completely and uniting the North and the South as one country with a modern democratic government. Trust me, the South is ready. We should act before he attacks. Why wait for innocent civilians and soldiers to die.
Use your power before Communist North Korea gets it. There is this thing called economies and while the U.S. has the better economy put it to use eliminating the threatening nations and help the world over population in check. North Korea has no natural resources and is a dictatorship, South Korea wants to eliminate North Korea, after the Korean war no peace treaties were ever signed, so carry on.
The problem will be 100x worse in 10 years when they are fully nuclear confident. The indoctrination is such that the people will never trust outsiders. There is no winning solution only damage control.
The rest of the world has moved on and understands the massive destruction of nuclear weapons. The US and former Soviet Union almost destroyed the whole planet before this realization. Sadly now we must judge that North Korea will never learn. The leader is mad and drunk with his own delusions, not unlike Hitler of WWII era Germany...Sorry I didn't spell check.
If we fight North Korea, they will be very vulnerable against us. There is no way that they can win. We out power them, and if we do beat them we can gain money, women, land and resources. In WWII when the Germans lost, they had a lot of debt. We gained a lot of money. This should be done without bombs. We need to respect Mother Earth not destroy it.
Men will fight; men will die. War does not determine who is right, only who is left. The United States will be the one who is left after war. America will forever be a global super power in this world, and no petty North Korean leader can change this fact.
If NK gets out of hand and believes they can take America then they will and it will be too late, then America will be dead after NK uses nuclear warheads to wipe out the U.S. for going against their word of what they are doing. We cannot predict war nor stop it, if it can't be controlled and escalates to something more, there's no second chance. Then we'll lose that war.
The United States had no reason what so ever to be in Vietnam and have all those young American troops killed for nothing and then pull out without winning the war and then the good Vietnam people had to suffer. What is wrong with this country, we need to be like we were back in the 1930s and 1940s. Show some backbone, especially to these animals. If we let these people run all over us, every communist country will do the same.
A lot of people on the no side are young or liberal and don't have a clue to how much blood has been shed so they could go stick their head in the sand and pretend there is nothing going on here. This poor excuse for a human is threatening our country with a nuclear attack. Wake up people; it's not as if the blow hard is going to attack us, it's when. People have forgotten what two nuclear devices did two Japan. If this moronic dictator gets the capability to hit the US, he will. Oh bye the way, California will be the first target once they have the capability to reach the continental US. We have the capability to go in and destroy his arsenal if we had the guts to do it. I say hit him hard or leave him alone and let our children live with the consequences.
Ladies and gentlemen, these are the Commies. Hand it to them.
It's very unlikely the North Koreans can get a device to the US in any conventional ways. They don't appear to have long range bombers, their warheads aren't small enough to fit on a missile, so they would have to sneak it in, which would be hard enough considering the size of their warheads. The most likely strike would be in the general area of the Pacific. There's South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, plenty of targets where US troops might be based in. Even then, say they have the technological capabilities to hit us. Our missile defense systems are more than capable of neutralizing threats. If they try to invade Hawaii, they will have to go through Pearl Harbor first. After December 7, 1941, they are more aware to those kinds of things.
The US has one of the most capable militaries in the world. We would strike them on the front lines with our infantry, get them behind enemy lines with special forces, and blow them to shreds with our advanced aircraft. Anyone remember the Seal Team 6 Blackhawks from the Osama raid? Those are probably just the tip of the iceberg. We likely have even more advanced weapons at our disposal. In the event that
1. They overpower our forces (unlikely)
2. They break a hole in our defense
we have the country where a lot of people have weapons. Look at all the guns! We would make a very capable Resistance if we need one. We can always bring back our volunteer militias.
And all of this is without allies. We have allies. With allies we outnumber them and out-tech them.
I say, show them what we're worth. Let the F-22s and the F-35s fly. Let our men and women deploy. Give them hell if we need to.
When you get a puppy for the first time it isn't trained, it doesn't know to go to the bathroom outside, not to tear up the rug, or not to bite. You as a new dog owner have to learn quickly, you have to learn that allowing your dog to do these things early off because he is small and it's not hurting anyone, is a bad idea. The dog gets bigger, Its teeth get longer, its attitude grows, and because it hasn't been put in its place, it tears you, or someone else up. This is exactly what will happen with North Korea. I laughed when I read on her that North Korea isn't a threat. Well yeah it's still small, it doesn't have its fangs yet, And worse off, American nuclear missiles aren't what they used too be. Do you really think a country who hasn't made new nuclear missiles since 1992 will have a chance in 10 years, 15 years, against a country who is continually developing them. Stockpile Stewardship will only do so much for our aging warheads. I leave you with this, What seems worse to you, attacking a developing communist country with the very slight chance of evoking China, or having to deal with a large beast once it attacks you or your allies.
Do not give North Korea anymore time to perfect nuclear technology any further. North Korea has openly declared their intention to use all of its military capability on the U.S and South Korea. This is justification for a pre-emptive strike in order to insure the welfare of the people threatened.
Going to war with North Korea would be quick; it would not be a world war because China and Russia aren't that stupid. North Korea would become Korea and maybe some nuclear weapons could end up being disarmed instead of blown up. There are only a few communist countries left; taking out North Korea wouldn't make another democratic state, it would expand a current democratic state while destroying a communist one. There's also the humanitarian aspect of the situation; the people of North Korea are suffering under their oppressive government. Saving them will do no harm, showing them the world will do no wrong, and educating them will do no wrong. Think of the people, not just the money we may lose, but the generations of people we could save.
When other countries are controlled by fear of nuclear strikes then the politics have failed. When politics fail the result is usually a war. The side that does not take the warnings seriously have already accepted war and is willing to see this through their way.
Unfortunately power can only be proven by actions, not by words. Our freedom to believe what ever we want also gives ideas to those who think they are holding the ultimate power to control others. If nobody will prove these believes wrong, they will continue pursuing their ways and make more demands. The demands will never stop until the power to demand is taken away.
If left alone to continue, will North Korea eventually have a nuclear weapon?
If so, or if it had one now, would it use that weapon?
So, what is the U.S waiting for? An eventual nuclear exchange or prevent the scenario happening in the first place? Let North Korea become a no mans land of nuclear wasteland, thus still protecting China's Eastern flank, and have done with it. Surely, this is one country no one will grieve for and after 50 years of brain washing, must by now contain simply a nation of half starved robots!
A war with North Korea will be upon the world regardless of diplomatic efforts among the many countries involved. Economically, however, it isn't the best option for the U.S. It is more positive to conduct war with U.N. Cooperation in order to bring stability to the region. North Korea will eventually reach full nuclear progression (if it has not done so already) and if they do not use nuclear weapons themselves to start a conflict, they will most likely sell them to individuals or countries that will do harm to the United States. Action is needed and with the high provocation from North Korea, it is time.
China is not strong enough to side with Korea currently. We must destroy NK before China gets too big! Russia is always no longer a threat at the moment. We took out potential NK allies already in Syria, Egypt, and Libya. The EU can fund it with the stolen money from Cyprus.
If there is no reasoning to avoid war then we have no choice but to fight. There is no way the USA is going to back down if a leader threatens with nuclear war. It would be wise for other countries to intervene and stop the threat leaders that hungry for power should not have nuclear weapons.
The North Korean government is an enemy to us here in the U.S. They threaten to attack us. We should not let any time go by to let North Korea continue it's threats. They have armies and weapons. Stop them by breaking their arm by physical force or complete destruction before they touch any of our cities down the road. If China gets involved then we must make sure their government and way of life is brought down by force.
To continue my argument if we just let them threaten us they'll eventually actually do it so I say to stop a small problem from becoming a big one you eliminate the problem so just eliminate them I mean I wish that I were different but it's just not ok.
Soon, the North Koreans will stupidly attack its southern neighbor and we're obliged to defend South Korea. The world was in serious jeopardy at the beginning of the 20th century, due to entangling alliances. History looks like it will repeat itself, but instead of gas warfare, it will be nuclear. Humans never learn from history. The US cannot trust that its allies will be supportive in the long haul, and this makes another Korean war very risky.
People in North Korea are totally cut off. They do not know exactly what is going on. The Government does not tell the truth to their own people. Young President wants to stay and rule for a long time. But, he does not realize that his people are getting week. He wants to control South Korea too. This is not going to happen, because the South is backed by the U.S. and other countries.
Again and again they threaten us. It's time we take a stand and teach them a lesson. They are a selfish irresponsible country and they need to smarten up. The United States is the greatest country on earth, no country should be able to threaten us and get away with it. So that's why I strongly believe we should attack them, before they attack us.
Because the North Koreans might try to take the fist hit on us with nukes, so we should go to war with out telling the North Koreans. We should go on an undercover mission in North Korea to assassinate their leader. And see if they stop making nukes or even try to attack us in our country.
The North Koreans pose a threat against America. I don't think a war is the best idea at this time due to the economy. However, I think that if North Korea doesn't step down we should attack. Nuclear threats are not something that should be taken lightly. If the economy poses a problem we can ask allies for help .
North Korea is making direct threats to our homeland, soldiers, White House, and US Bases. The US attacked Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction. North Korea is a bigger threat to us than Iraq ever was. They need to be stopped right now! They have the US and allies like sitting targets and their military attack units on high alert! What is the US waiting for? Them to actually attack us first?
The presence of nuclear North Korea is far too uncomfortable. Their actions are extremely variable and there is truly nothing that prevents them from utilizing this nuclear weapons. We need to stop the North Korean threat before it before it becomes a reality. The United States needs to stand its ground against nuclear armament,and take action.
N. K. and its army are just waiting for the U.S. to get at its weakest point and then they are going to attack. The longer we wait, the Koreans will only become more dangerous. All of our allies would easily turn against the U.S. and support N.K. That would make them even more dangerous. Were is the strong leadership that we need from Obama? He needs to step up to the plate and convince the people of the U.S. that we have nothing to fear and we should stop N. K. once and for all.
History has shown, that dictatorship always leads to death and destruction. However, it is different in the day and age we live in today. We have weapons of mass destruction, and are capable of killing the world. America must put a stop to North Korea before a nuclear war is initiated.
The US can not continue to play the carrot and stick game with the PDRK. The North bellicose war mongering should be very very concerning to us, and we need to stand strong for the possibility of an armed confrontation. This very unstable regime has been working with Iran and Syria and the transfer of nuclear technologies is very possible and dangerous. If we don't take care of this problem now, we will be back later to deal with an even more dangerous adversary. There is never a good time for war, but if war comes then we have to do what is in the best interest of the nation in order to protect the US Mainland, territories, and our allies.
What, are we going to wait till they strike first and possibly American lives be taken? Trying to talk to these people has not been working!!! We been trying to negotiate with North Korea how many decades now???!! We need to move in before something happens. Every day they are becoming more and more advanced and we are just sitting back letting it happen.
Now, I'm not all for a war. I hate people dying and families being destroyed because of a conflict between two countries, and I'm not for a total ground and sea war with North Korea. I think we should just bomb or nuke them. North Korea is acting like Japan did in World War 2, threatening us with war. We didn't respond, and as a result, Pearl Harbor happened, killing many Americans. And with North Korea, its worse, because they will have not one, but TWO nuclear bombs by next year if they're not dealt with. People say that we're supposed to be the example of peace and stay out of it, but I for one am pretty sure that North Korea won't return our kindness. Are we really going to wait around to have another disaster plague our country?
We should go to war with NK because we already have economical problems and they are going way out of line threatening the U.S.A. And it's peoples safety saying that they are going to bomb us. We need to end the dictatorship going on in NK and assure our peoples safety. We are having enough economical problems sending soldiers in and out of war places and also sending them food, supplies, gear, tanks, etc. If we go into war and win we won't have to worry about them anymore. We are the country with high technology and best military, like China or Japan. With them out of they way there will be no more worries of us getting bombed or hurt. I really hope China doesn't side with them because then no one would know who would win. The countries next or near to NK should help us defeat them and also stop NK threat to them also like NK missile test that went over Japan. They are a threat and should be stopped for once and for all. Let's bomb them.
During the 2nd war we dropped an a-bomb on Japan... The world said it was terrible and should never be used again...Guess who used it again. War is a terrible thing, but when threatened with weapons of mass destruction we can't fire only when fired upon first. Seems we have only one choice and lets hope they don't invade the USA because we may not be able to defend ourselves if they pass a weapons ban.
I think that North Korea has provoked and scared the world for far to long and its threats however "empty" they may be they cannot go un-punished. Their threats of nuclear war on the US & rest of its ally's is nothing to be taken lightly. We should stop this problem before they get further developed in the "futuristic nukes" and just end their threats of death and war on good hard working people of the free world. We could end this war quickly and with relativity low casualties and it will show the word that serious threats of mass destruction against the USA & allies will NOT be tolerated. I am a strong Canadian that would be proud to support this cause. They have ran their mouths with talks of mass death and destruction for FAR to long.
If we give in to North Korea this will continue and our children and grandchildren will have to deal with this or worse they will have a bomb and will use it. Take them out now and let's deal with these people, let's stop giving them things as they slap us in the face.
Coming from a realist perspective I feel that the risk of North Korea obtaining a tactical nuke, and then either using it or selling it to a terrorist regime for hundreds of millions of dollars is a risk that just can't be allowed. The North are known to manufacture illegal drugs and sell them for hard foreign currency, in order to fund the extravagant lifestyle of the ruling elite there. In the past when the West wanted to shut down the regime's actions they simply called the Swiss bankers and basically froze all of his foreign assets. Kim wanted his expensive foreign wines, clothes, cognacs etc. By shutting down his purchasing ability they directly affected his decision making. I feel that if the West attempts this strategy again and if it fails, then I feel that a quick military aerial strike against the top few leaders of the regime is the answer. I believe that if the leader is killed, along with his radical commanders the country will have nothing to fight for. If the U.S has the ability to effectively neutralize the top commanders, and attempt to neutralize the Nuclear weapons then the overall risk is very limited. The normal North Korean fights for the Kim family, that's who they celebrate. If he is dead and his most radical commanders along with him then the countless years of South Korean propaganda will come into affect and most likely the country will surrender. If this strategy fails however and the country decides to fight. America must launch an overwhelming aerial campaign, hitting them with hundreds of flights, if not thousands a day. Using Shock and Awe to overwhelm the North Koreans is critical to demoralizing them and eventually defeating them. Many analysts compare the North's air defenses to that of Iraq in 91. Look what America did to them, they defeated then the fourth largest army in the world in just four days of ground action. Helped in large part by Americas complete air superiority. War on the ground could be messy however, as the North still field well over a million active, and can call upon 8 million reserves. These large numbers of troops can be a serious problem, however once again using tactical military strikes against, roads bridges, ammo caches, fuel caches, staging areas can eliminate the North's ability to launch any offensive action. Much like how the German army of WW I was never beat on in terms of territory, they were beat in the sense that they would no longer be able to launch a ground offensive. At this point further fighting would seem even more trivial for the North. With there leader gone, air force and air defense gone, there offensive capability gone. They would have no reason to fight any longer. This strategy is very effective unless for some crazy reason the Chinese decide to do something about it. This however in this day and age, is 99.9% unlikely to ever occur.
First of all the former President Truman should have allowed General McArthur to do his job, we wouldn't be in this situation today! We've talked and talked with North Korea's leadership with no positive results! USA taxpayers have paid for North Koreans food and Oil etc. North Korea continues to build nuclear weapons and make serious threats. They have now fast tracked nuclear weapons! The time for talk is over! Do nothing and watch as millions of Americans die within 10 years from North Korean Nukes.
We need to get this little troll out of power to stop disrupting the world economy. Mommy and daddy brain washed this lil guy so much he thinks he can do anything and not pay the punishment for ideal threats. We should go in there and blast them back to the stone age.
We invaded Iraq because we suspected that they are in possession of WMDs, in North Korea's case, we're certain they have WMDs (nuclear & chemical). They've repeatedly threatened to use them offensively on our allied countries. Iraq didn't utter a single threat nor did we have absolute evidence of WMDs yet we invaded with all our might.
We should do the same to North Korea and show the world that U.S. isn't just all about the oil and that we still have a sliver of righteous justice left in us.
If the sanctions fail and North Korea's nuclear missile program works, then we should absolutely stop it. North Korea has openly said they want to shoot a nuclear bomb in Washington D.C. If they get the chance. The country has lied and used propaganda to brainwash the population into thinking North Korea is most powerful and other "Imperialist" country is evil. Kim Jong-un is a complete nut-case, even crazier than his father, who wants any western country and Israel eradicated. If the North Korean government gets the chance, and if we let them, they will try to jeopardize our freedoms through obvious ways. Plus, we have got to help our allies [South Korea, Japan, and possibly an up and coming ally (China)], who are more threatened by North Korea than the USA is. The reason I say China is that they have started voting with the USA on strong sanctions against North Korea in the UN, distancing themselves from North Korea.
After a demonstration of how deadly the U.S. Can be, it would be crazy for the North Koreans to try something. Only a war-mongering whack-job would fail to heed the United States' warning. They have no gas. They have no food. They have no electricity. All of this is a recipe for a disastrous outcome. Their people don't have anything and now they won't have hope. Pyongyang would be a ghost town if a single missile was launched. I just hope that it won't come to this, but I'm not afraid when it comes to defense. One more threat and that's it.
You may not even need to put troops on the ground. NATO countries would be able to destroy them before they knew they were getting blown up. You wouldn't need to kill everyone but if you struck at the military centres and nuclear facilities it would stop them in their tracks
Obama, we have been getting way too many threats. It's time to take action against the unbearable monster North Korea has become. We need to attack while they don't have the technology to attack us back. If we wait, I bet we will be taken down. They have quite a big army, so it is go time!!!
The fact that the entire nation of North Korea exists to pay for the expenses if a single family, while the masses live in the mud. As a world we should put our foot down and no longer allow this enslavement of people who know nothing else but a life of complete servitude.
Think about it like this; back then we had a fraction of the technology that we do today. We have superior technology to them. F86 Sabre is now replaced by the F22 Raptor. Instead of Sherman tanks we have M1 Abram's tanks. Atomic bombs are replaced by pinpoint ICBMs. The people of the country are highly oppressed and brain washed by their own government the few times I have seen glimpse on the other side of the peninsula it made me sick. I would gladly go back to that country again to free the rest of it.
Since North Korea has only had 3 nuclear tests in the last 7 years, and with North Korea opening up a new Nuclear facility, it might be very likely that their nuclear tests will become more positive and prove deadly. I think that the U.S. should monitor the situation more closely with South Korea's support.
If it came down to war with North Korea, we blow them all to hell. First, we would send in the Marines who are a top elite military force, and then finish them off with the army. Then make sure that China would be on our side till the long run. North Korea wouldn't have a chance with the U.S. There's a reason why we were called a superpower in WWII.
We will be going to war against North Korea in the future unless things change in that country. The people there will welcome war just to end the suffering they are going through by their leaders. We need to strike first, North Korea is incapable of retaliation if that happens. Our fighting capabilities now versus the Korean war of old is that they know they do have a chance. Let's get it done and over with while cost is cheaper.
Nuclear weapons are not a toy to be played with by a child or a bargaining chip. Anyone willing to threaten others with the use of a nuclear device should have all capability for having or making one removed. We would not leave an AR in the hands of a child. We shouldn't leave a nuke in one's hands either.
It's been fifty years of the same thing with North Korea. It has nothing to loose if it goes to war with South Korea. The United States has provided an umbrella of protection for South Korea ever since the treaty was signed. Clearly, South Korea cannot fend for itself or other powers would not have to come to it's aid let alone have numerous troops stationed within it's borders. North Korea has been gearing up for this. It's just fate. South Korea has had much restraint and that is commendable, yet its foe takes advantage of this weakness. How many South Koreans need to die in order to take the North seriously? If death strikes the South Korean Peninsula then death should be struck in the North. Many tax payers dollars go to helping the South. Yet where is the South when the U.S enters a war? Where are there tax payer dollars at to help fund these wars? It's time to unify the two Korea's. Let the Korean way of life succeed, and let the millions of dollars wasted just to wave off an attack go to rebuilding a nation, and making everyone else's economy's stronger. Namely, the U.S and South Korea. In any case. South Korea needs to fend for itself. When the time comes for war. The whole world will be at it's door.
If we don't make an example of them at one of our weakest political and economic time periods other countries will follow suit and wage the third global war. In the midst of his naivety, Un has shown more then substantial evidence of interest in nuclear warfare with 3 or more nations currently supported by the UN. If this is not enough reason for you to agree, I beg you to see reason.
If North Korea and South Korea go to war without the United States' involvement, North Korea might defeat South Korea. This would lead to the regime taking control of the entire Korean Peninsula, causing them to feel like they've gained more power. They might try to expand to islands in the Pacific which are in range of the United States, thus being able to launch nuclear warheads from those islands to our mainland, or at least Hawaii. We absolutely have to stop this insane regime from gaining any ground in the Korean Peninsula and especially the Pacific.
It is time to bomb whatever semblance of a nuclear program they have to a pulp. We don't have to use nukes, as we have plenty of conventional munitions that will do the job nicely. I don't care what China says about it either. It is time for Korea to be unified under the government of the South.
If economic sanctions and diplomacy fail, I feel like waging war will be the only thing that what will bring "closure," if you will, to this situation. Many people will agree and many will disagree but I feel this is what needs to be done. Undoubtedly, North Korea is a strong but arrogant nation, and I ultimately believe that one weakness will be their downfall.
Evil men crave power and are never satisfied. If we let NK continue they may become powerful enough to give the world a run for their money. It doesn't help that China is their ally. Speaking of which it doesn't look like China is doing much to stop the madness.
North Korea will never stop they are a problem now and will be in 50 years time. Right now they don't have serious nuclear capabilities, but in 50 years they probably will.Their strength comes from keeping their people stupid and brain washed like one religion I can think of.
The people of North Korea deserve the same chances as free people in the west and South Korea but as their leaders have everything to lose and the people everything to gain (if they new it) it will be hard to achieve. Also I believe it is in China's interests to keep things as they are.
Hopefully we can achieve this without a major war and as there is no oil (As far as I know) in the area no one will be overly interested.
Their constant aggression despite diplomatic peace proposals has gone on long enough. If they fail to comply with reason, action needs to be taken so that the aggression is not unleashed on the world but rather on the aggressor itself. We as a people have let their threats and deception go on long enough. Action is needed
How many times has the U.S. aided N.K.? N.K. Is continuing all these threats because they want more money, food, etc. They're not listening. N.K. knows that they can't go to war and are fearful (inside) of it because if there was a war, the result of it would be that there will be no more N.K. China can't help N.K. on this issue. U.S. owes trillions of debt to China. What says we will pay back China if war was to break out? Economic sanctions and diplomacy proved themselves failures already. The nuclear programs are N.K's only key to aids.
N.Korea may be funded in a number of ways secretly. Wars today are orchestrated in the hands of the few and maximizing the profits of those few. No wars today benefit any masses of population. In fact, a main strategy of war could be to de-populate. They are propaganda wars. As long as people on both sides are led to believe they are mutually in danger of one another, the war will be tolerated. The benefit of war goes to the weapons manufacturers and any families profiting from any gain without putting any of their families in direct line of fire. A natural disaster could be more effective on North Korea if they really are a threat to Japan, South Korea and the US. Anyone considered wiping out North Korea with a tsunami mysteriously unleashed? That might keep the rest of the countries waiting to strike the US from taking advantage of the US spread to thin in a conventional type of war. What about just taking out all communications infrastructure as a sanction - or let them invest in Monsantos systemic agriculture to give them a slow death. Similar to the current state of affairs the US is already subject to regarding de-population? The war is already here at home fighting Keystone XL pipeline and unrestricted Hydraulic Fracturing - Fracking. WE're being fracked here in the US and propaganda wars like N. Korea are a distraction. Where is the US infrastructure, education, and agriculture headed... South? We're an economic sitting duck and cannot spread ourselves thin with wars. The US and it's military machine use it's own people and are funded by multi-nationals with an agenda the US people might never know. Rothschild family has been involved with the Korean War in the past, what's the pattern here? I'd imagine a trade for their dismantling of nukes for rights to export oil to the US and for Japan to supply power might work. Worked for Carter in '94, no?
If we had a good leader like Ronald Reagan, the north would not be playing these games. They know Obama will do nothing. So the young North Korean leader has got the upper hand of the us. It's sad. North Korea will cause the next world war in a time that Obama is reducing the size of our military. They are a million strong plus. We have a great military the best in the world. But we are the best. If you don't have the tools or manpower our hands are tied. I say make the monster disappear.
North Korea is just a geographical region, like Germany or Japan were before WW2 started. The problem lies with it's dictatorial regime which is:
1) Making its own citizens' lives as miserable as possible. See data on life expectancy, average income, literacy rates, etc., of North Korean citizens.
2) Threatening South Korea with conventional and non-conventional weapons. A North Korean attack on South Korea would cause hundreds of thousand if not millions of deaths.
3) Threatening to target U.S. bases in the region (since its missiles cannot reach mainland U.S. yet). How many Japanese citizens would die following nuclear strikes on U.S. bases on Japanese soil?
If North Korea's dear leader decided to follow up on his words who would take responsibility for the catastrophic effects the sudden (but not unexpected) attack would cause?
Sometimes prevention is better than the cure. I believe this is case with North Korea's regime.
After the fat child dictator and his minions are gone, North Korean people will be extremely happy to join their South Korean neighbors and enjoy their wealth, lifestyle and freedom much like German citizens from the DDR were overjoyed when the wall finally fell and they got rid of the hideous communist regime.
Kim Jong-un is 30 years old, and is already acting like a rabid dog. They do not have long-range missiles capable of hitting the US with nuclear arsenal yet, but they may soon.
With the kind of language coming out of North Korea, since *they* have declared war on South Korea and the US, then let's give them war. Their crazy talk gives us diplomatic talk to destroy their nuclear facilities and put down this rabid regime.
Of my research, North Korea could have ICBMs by 2020, probably by 2017, and even with their limited supply of radioactive material, if they put enough dummy missiles into an attack, a nuke may very well escape being shot down and land in American soil. Any ICBM into a huge metropolis will be shot, but if they place one in a less obvious, but still important city, like saint Louis, or Minneapolis, America will still be nuked, and that would be awful for the economy, lives, moral, and over all well being of USA.
North Korea is unstable, and and their leader seems unstable too. In 4 years it may be too late to attack, we would be able to obliterate them, but not without wild amounts of unnecessary civilian casualties. The 6 country negotiations have failed many times, and the only thing that USA is waiting for (as far as I can see) is for China to get irritated enough at NK so that they don't have to make the decision of weather or not they should back up them. (China already has expressed distaste at NK recently, and USA is probably just waiting for them to get more upset)
The United States must take offensive military action against The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea in order to prevent the imminent collapse of the regime. It is possible that a failed Korean state may lose control of its nuclear stockpile which is a far greater threat than a nuclear armed Korea.
It wouldn't be in the best interests of anyone to let North Korea get nuclear weapons, especially with how ignorant they are being. We should at least warn them what they are starting. I'm sure there are 10 missiles pointing back at them for the silly one they have pointed at us. It would be a big mistake to the world and humans as a whole to start another war. But if it needs to be done, it needs to be done.
North Korea is a communist country, close country, where people are starving. Their political leader must give people something to fight for that they can stay on the head of the country. People are hungry, with no information, with no human and civil rights, the state did brainwashing. On the other hand they will do anything for their leader, because they are in fear, without the right of free speech, they must do what their leader wants or communist soldiers will kill all the family. In this situation is only question of time when the NATO must react to protect the world peace.
They can't be trusted. Like a snake in the grass they ready to strike. If your home were surrounded by deadly snakes you would go out and eliminate the threat to you and your family by hunting down an destroying the threat. North Korea is just such a threat. The leaders want all Americans dead.
North Korea has threatened war with the US or a long time. The US Needs to warn China that if the North threatens war again, the US Will strike and disable all of North Korea's military. If China does not assist then the US Should stop all trade with China, then after 6 months, if China still does not assist, then take out North Korea!
This is only going to end one way, North Korea are determined to develop nuclear weapons and use them against the USA. This will happen and if we don't do anything about it will be us that become the victims of potentially the worst unprovoked attack ever. Hit them now whilst we still can and put them back a few decades.
Imagine you have a small tree planted in your yard. You want to get rid of it but don't see it as a problem. If you let it grow, it will turn in a huge, massive problem, taking lots of work to take it out. If we ignore North Korea, they will be like that tree, and be a big issue. There have been plenty of arguments about how our economy sucks, but what will cost more, attacking right now, or paying for damages and then attacking? We need to take out the tree while it is still small.
North Korea is a threat and it's wise to neutralize the threat once for all, before it's too late. It's understood that they are trying to dominate and they can't be trusted. So before they achieve nuclear capabilities, they should be neutralized. Furthermore, it's important to maintain peace in the region and to do so preemptive strike will be a wise decision.
Maybe the main aim of Nth Korea's horseplay (Quietly backed by China) is to exhaust America's economy even more. America's expenditure created by this event will add to their crippling economy and play the trump card's right into China's hand's. China being the sole creditor of trillion's of dollar's to Americas economy is scary, if America cannot keep a financial stature and China comes knocking for their trillion's. What happens then? Will America implode with debt's up to it's eyeballs? America would lose super power status with a impoverished economy and China will without a doubt take the reigns as being the world's leader nation. This is terrifying as Communism will reign over democracy, the North Koreans will also be unstoppable with China's backing and financial structure.
All the democratic nations have to bind together tightly and quash Nth Korea to show China that these games they play will not be tolerated, North Korea is China's expendable pawn. There will be a time when it will be too late, China's massive war machine isn't there for looks, they have an agenda that will unveil a blow to us all.
America should be ashamed with how they have let China own their finance's. That is how they could afford the Iraq war. A wasted war, the USA should of reserved their own commodities for a real threat like this. Tough word's I know, hindsight is a curse easily voiced.
We invaded Iraq in 2003 to disarm them of their supposed weapons of mass destruction. They didn't even have them. North Korea has been a thorn in our side for almost 70 years and it has only gotten worse. In my opinion, Kim Jong Un is more dangerous than the Taliban ever was; he is a threat to the world as a whole with his arrogance and recklessness, not just the U.S. Seoul, South Korea is almost inevitably going to be leveled by North Korea just to make an example of the city. Kim Jong is a god-king to his people and needs to bled like Xerses. His power of his people is very dangerous. I thought the existence of naive cultures such as the N. Koreans died out with the f***ing Incans.
North Korea has not threatened us directly, as many may argue; But the fact of the matter this is country that we have waged war with in the past, they are trying to gain capabilities for mass extermination. This should be dealt with swiftly. The sanctions have not worked, china, and most likely other countries, do not follow them. Korea will use these weapons, this we can say for sure. I do not think they would be used in a premeptive strike, but as a last resort. Kim is a young leader who has put his foot in his mouth, and must proceed with war in fear of looking weak, that is if he wishes to stay in power. So I feel that we should stop Kim before he gets a chance to act.
Threat after threat and defiance after defiance. Let him reap the consequences of his blatant disregard of international laws and let his willful attitude for destruction perish with him. May an undivided Korea arise out of this war, a great country with great allies, never to be divided again. May the US do all it can to help if China, who can, wont.
I'm sure most of the countries WITH nukes have figured out we shouldn't use them, and it seems that this Kimberly guy doesn't want to play nice, so instead of getting bullied and pissed off and shooting up a school, he'd probably blow up a county. He can do what he wants to run his country, but if it affects others in a negative way, that can't happen and he would need to be stopped.
Back in WWII, the Soviet Russian government and military became allies with the U.S. ONLY to defeat the idea of Fascism and Nazism that was overwhelming the entire continent of Europe. However, Communism, which is what the Soviet Russians ideas were, was soon to overwhelm not only a lot of Europe, but Asia as well. Now, communism has the basic idea that every one owns every thing; no one has the right to private property. There is hardly any freedom in that and is a simple system, which is why so many other countries took that. That is basically the opposite of what the idea of Capitalism is, which allows every one to have their own privacy, private businesses, etc. This is what America is based off of, Democracy, a people run government, another thing that Soviet Russia had the complete opposite of. Because of this idea of military rule, the North Koreans, China, and Russia, Vietnam, just to name a few, took the idea. We do not want the idea of communism, and because so many countries have it, it is difficult to go and "free" the people who are under this "tyranny" of sorts. The idea of war with North Korea would allow us to "free" the people of this military ruled government, and allow the people to make their own decisions, own their own property, do what THE PEOPLE feel is right. And this would allow the spread of the idea of democracy, freedom, and privacy more and more, so that everyone has a chance to be free. General Patton from WWII was right when he suggested going to war with Soviet Russia right after WWII was over. If we did, there wouldn't be a threat of communism and the idea of no freedom in so many countries.
I hated Bush for sending me to Iraq, but in this case, if the facts in front of us are 100% N. Korea's leader has made the threat to nuke us. Then my only question is why is he alive still? Think we all need to look past the spoon fed and look more at the money trail, because money doesn't lie. China versus US would be a great place to focus. N. Korea has always made threats against the US, but only recently has the economy effects so many so tragically. The currency war between US and China, could easily be developing into something else. I'm sure the US gov. would love to get rid of N. Korea. But the gotta be careful with China. China being N. Korea's #1 Ally. Has anyone read about the oil rights issues between Japan and China? There have been some incidents that would send normal countries to war. Why is this relevant? Japan's #1 ally USA...So that's three strikes.....Run on gold, but where is the gold stored?
For those who say no to war....100% global peace, won't happen til aliens arrive or WW3 hits this earth (hopefully not any time soon). Until one of the above happens, this "Game of Thrones" that's played by invisible players will be the norm. Natural resources being the currency in this all in game.
24 million people living in misery, barely human, controlled like robots. They are fed propaganda and lies and no food.
This is the worst kind of human deprivation since WW2. The world has to get rid of tyrant family and army that preside over this kind of evil.
N Korea cannot withstand any kind of resolute military action and dithering will only embolden and strengthen the tyrants
I think they should do what the first comment says! However, if by the slight chance China has a secret plan to attack America (and this will be a reason for them).. Then the whole entire world could just do what America will do to North Korea, even Japan, then Japan can have the obliterated China, and call it Japanina! :)
North Koreans are living under a oppressive regime, and need to be free. They are taught by fear that their leader is the son of god. He also threatens the welfare of neighboring country with nuclear war. What he should do is fight like a real leader man to man
Instead of trying to end the starvation of many of his citizens, Kim Jung Un is to busy trying to show off his power. He does not know what he is messing with. He is too power hungry to ever be a good ruler. I think America should put a stop to his madness before he does something that will disturb the welfare of all the world's citizens.
Liberating the north from a communist rule and reuniting the north with the south will greater help Korea as a whole in the long run. Every country will come out on top except for the North Korean government. China and the US would both reap the rewards from a better Korea. Not even to mention the people of North Korea they could finally get food and the help that they need.
We have a moral duty to not stand by and let the crimes against humanity continue. The North Korean people are sick and need a real savior. How long do we allow for evil to work in the North, they are a cult and the cults are evil it is our duty to stop evil.
We wage war with shi* hole country's, two of which I fought in and we don't lay down the law with North Korea? If I wasn't disabled I would take the first shot! Lets go to war!! Finally a war worth fighting and now we back down. They want a fight, lets bring it to them!
North Korea is a threat not only to the U.S. mainland but also to our ally South Korea. The North Korean government has lied to it's people for decades and has indoctrinated them to believe that the South Koreans and America wants them dead. This level of indoctrination has not been seen since the times of Adolph Hitler. North Korea needs to be destroyed to bring much needed stability to the region and to remove a key ally of the Chinese.
We can either fight them now or wait until they get stronger with even more nukes or long range missiles with nukes on the tips. It is obvious that Kim is going to push things as far as he can, the more he has the more he will push. Threatening us and south Korea with nuclear war is a line he should not have crossed, if we let him get stronger we will have lost the ability to do anything at all.
In short, North Korea has a punk kid in charge of the country who's trying to be all big and tough and threaten America and other countries with nuclear strikes. We should take him down a few pegs and blow the crap out of him and his country. Even though their nukes probably could not reach America, a threat is a threat and it should be taken as seriously as any other ones. It would be very easy to beat North Korea in a war, which would be a good statement to the rest of the world. DON'T MESS WITH AMERICA OR YOU GET SCREWED!!
Waging war will not only shut down a major threat but will strengthen bonds with the country that we owe billions. I believe the next question we should be asking ourselves is will Russia get involved if we eventually try to change the government in North Korea? We need to take all these things into consideration and get China on our good side.
Now I'm taking any sides but if we do decide to start a nuclear war, millions of people are going to die because of all the radiation in the air. So we should just make peace. This isn't going to end well. So we need to think of something and quick.
- Free Yodok and all concentration camps.
- Better to do it now before they get ahold of more nuclear Weapons
- Isolated Regime , creating threats that should be taken seriously and could progress to becoming worsts in the future if nothing is done about it.
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Obviously the problem here is not that we are trying to stop them from developing nukes. It's that they have them and are threatening our allies and military bases in the area. It won't be long (a few years perhaps) before they develop the capability to hit the U.S. And we need to remove the cancer before it becomes a serious problem. We need not annihilate their population either, merely cripple their offensive capabilities and stop them in their tracks. We shouldn't be too worried about their missiles anyway as we are more then capable of shooting them out of the air before they do their damage.
If you have a fire that is burning in your back yard, do you say to yourself, "Well it's only a small fire on the edge of the lawn, nothing to worry about", or do you get up and put out the fire? Obviously you put out the fire. That's our situation with North Korea. The fire doesn't get any smaller unless you put it out.
Right now, the fire is manageable. North Korea has nuclear weapons but no effective delivery system for them (yet) and can only produce a limited number per year (so far). But North Korea will eventually have a nuclear stockpile and an effective delivery system if we continue to do nothing, at which point North Korea intends to invade South Korea while threatening to nuke anyone who interferes. It's a dangerous bluff, but for most countries the risk of a nuclear attack will be sufficient incentive to justify doing nothing, even if they are able to respond to such an attack with overwhelming force.
We should have ended the North Korean regime after the Pueblo incident. Barring that, we will soon have another opportunity to justify destroying the regime and we should take advantage of it.
This war is coming, want it or not. I would prefer avoiding war. But come on people these guys want this war more than anything. We have had this problem before and North Korea is not afraid of us, they will launch as soon as they are confident they can kill us so called imperialist dogs. Sure if we attack North Korea, China may get angry but we as Americas are their number one consumer. Wall Street controls China and as for Russia they know what we are capable of why do you think we haven't had war with them?
Less painful for North Korean people to do it now than in 10 years time when North Korea will have more advanced nuclear weapons.
If the leader and a few top tiers of government could be disposed of that would be ideal, at least for a start.
As it is, the surrounding regions are and will continue to live under this man's cloud of threats.
If we start a war we will win, because we have missile protection so they can't hurt us , plus if we let this slide they will just keep saying bad stuff about this country, and if we bomb them then we will shut them up, and we will win!
They need not have any say in what goes on in the world, if they have nukes that will change, so stop them in their tracks and keep it as to where they have no say so in any matters what so ever, good or bad they need no so say.
We need to attack now, they are weak. Their army is low in strength, we got the technology to stop any nuclear items, we have China in a alliance with us, South Korea has our back and I know this because they stated 'If they decide to do anything that involves nuclears, we will blast them off the face of the earth'. We have the upper hand yet we don't make the first move because if we do we will be the bad guys. We wait until the time to strike and when the time comes,we will win the war. Or possibly the next World War.
If we do not take care of it now then it will be later because the united states is looking weak to other countrys at this time. President Obama needs to start being a serious President or this country will get weaker in the time he is in office. Our country needs to start standing up aganist Iran and North Korea by any and all means including miltary. The chance of us taking out North Korea President should be easy because we have the personal to do it.
If we do not take care of it now then it will be later because the United States is looking weak to other countries at this time. President Obama needs to start being a serious President or this country will get weaker in the time he is in office. Our country needs to start standing up against Iran and North Korea by any and all means including military. The chance of us taking out North Korea President should be easy because we have the personnel to do it.
If we do not take care of it now then it will be later because the united states is looking weak to other countrys at this time. President Obama needs to start being a serious President or this country will get weaker in the time he is in office. Our country needs to start standing up aganist Iran and North Korea by any and all means including miltary. The chance of us taking out North Korea President should be easy because we have the personal to do it.
If we do not take care of it now then it will be later because the united states is looking weak to other countrys at this time. President Obama needs to start being a serious President or this country will get weaker in the time he is in office. Our country needs to start standing up aganist Iran and North Korea by any and all means including miltary. The chance of us taking out North Korea President should be easy because we have the personal to do it.
A crazed 'supreme leader' holding an entire nation for ransom. Lunatics and psychopaths rule the world over, but none as extreme and overt as in North Korea. It's ridiculous to allow this kind of political structure to continue in 2013. No one wants war and the inevitable loss of life, including that of innocent civilians, but this ruling regiment needs to be overthrown.
North Korea is a threat to the world. They are now getting nuclear weapons capability. They are in league with Iran, and they want the ability to shake down the world with their threats. Their economy is a shambles, and they leave the majority of their people starving and ignorant. This type of evil nation is a blight on the world, and it is very clear that we should not placate their angry tirades and threats. The United States needs to take them out quickly and decapitate their leadership and military capability.
They went to war with the US in 1950 and they need to see the end of it. We are able to stand our ground. Also we have NATO to back us.Also China won't join because it will ruin the economic ties between the US in which it relies heavily on. Bring on Homefront- the real deal
However, as of right now, they are still a minor threat. That threat is growing though. This would actually be the correct thing for America to do; I mean, this is a country which goes to war on a whim, and almost never for the right reasons. Finally, America has a conflict in front of them which actually requires their attention and they have suddenly lost all desire to engage? Absolutely ridiculous.
For starters, this would not be a long drawn out conflict, North Korea is NOT Iraq. Secondly, the United States would actually be able to garner support for this one; the whole world understands the problem that is North Korea, they also hate the conditions that the North Korean people are living under. Go in, clear out the current administration, free the POWs from the concentration camps and give the country over to South Korea. Their insanity needs to be weeded out, now is the time. Don't wait for them to be more formidable and more desperate.
First off nukes should have been used on North Korea back in the 50's when it would have made sense to wipe out this cancer in the early stages. Russia and China would have probably backed down and the US would have shown the world that they don't mess around. The fight against communism would have had a seen a good example that spreading it would lead to their demise. Trying to fight regular war against the brain washed people of the North will lead to countless millions of death and staggering blow the global economy. Quick and decisive is the only way to go with several cruise missiles armed with low yield nuclear warheads. Brain washed or not the soldiers fighting in the North will quickly see the getting vaporized might not be such a great idea and their will to fight will quickly fade. Will the US look good in the worlds eyes - no not in the slightest but if the North started something the outcome would cost way more lives and be another dragged out affair like the Iraq and Afghanistan probably putting the last nail in the US financially. If the US sinks then China and Russia have a great opportunity to take over the world.
I think anyone who threatens a nuclear attack on the United States should be taken out. That is a very serious issue. And what's to stop them from hiring a terrorist to carrying it out. Get it over with and make it quick. I don't want another war because it costs many lives, but the United States should make North Korea an example of a nuclear threat.
Experts, such as Samuel Huntington of Harvard - Historian of Civilization - and author of the book "The Clash of Civilizations and the Reordering of the World" has stated over and over that different civilizations can live along side of each when each shows respect or recognizes the other's rights to different religions and cultures. Notwithstanding, unfounded ideological hatred for another's culture, civilization and or beliefs lead to war-mongering causing suffering of the war-monger states' population as well as the threatened countries.
Leaders from North Korea as well Iran, should be removed by whatever means is necessary. Is the US to play the world's policing role?
Definitely, if it threatens the US and its allies.
Has the US failed in the past by supporting the wrong leader? Definitely!
Korea and Iran are not talking Cold War! Wake up CIA!
The CIA has over the past years been negligent in their work.
The US Diplomatics services extremely lacking.
Both the aforementioned should be brought to task in Congress.
It is time to take military action against these leader, with or without the agreement of Nato countries.
Military Action Now.
Dr. Richard Lee Juett Baker
The innocents of North Korea should no longer continue with famine and tyranny. Lets make it a priority to unify Korea to make it the great country it can be. China can deal with have a democratic trading partner. Let Korea finally right the wrong with the help of others in the region. There's no hope in sight for an internal struggle. We must be the catalyst for this effort.
Have you heard the story of Shin Dong-hyuk? I know there's dictators all over the planet and they all commit injustices and atrocities, but North Korea has taken it to new levels. I dunno who can hear a story like Shin Dong-hyuk's and not think it's important we DO something about it. I know I'm invoking Godwin's law here, but when was the last time you heard such a horrific story involving concentration camps? You know when. Evil of that magnitude needs to be put down. And I'm a liberal.
Anyone remember Osama bin Laden sitting in a cave telling a news reporter he was waging war on the USA and will strike when he is able to. We didn't think he could do it and we know now that he could. This is the same situation and needs to be handled immediately before it gets out of hand.
War will break out eventually with the way NK keeps its isolationism ideals and nuclear weapon ambitions. They aren't like Iran, they KNOW and WANT to use their nuclear program to make weapons and they've said it before. If they manage to build an intercontinental ballistic missile, one that can reach the U.S mainland or even western Europe, all bets are off.
What makes us sure that they will not threaten us again? If they can do it once, they can do it again and again. And the worst part, as and when they want. Are we sure we want to live under their control forever? If you let them go this time, their next aim could be to be the world leader, I cannot imagine living me or my next generation living the way they are now.
I say yes to teach these guys a lesson. They have threatened us many times to bomb us. Well we have others in our team. China will not hurt us. That fat guy messed with the wrong people. We need war. If we win they should make a one Korea again.
They have threatened us and we must respond. Too many future problems to contend with if we don't disarm them. Do we wait for them to strike first? They threaten their neighbors want to destroy us. If we deal with them Iran will stand down. We have the sea and the air power to hit them hard.
I read a book a while ago about a dysfunctional little nation that went bankrupt, they declared war on the United States and then when they were toppled, the nation was rebuilt with US money.
It's a sad fact that millions will die, but sometimes we need to think of the greater good.
Do we lose few to save many or none at the cost of millions.
We are the United States of America. We do not allow the ideologies of communists to infiltrate our society. We do not allow petty nations to mock and disrespect our empire nor interfere with the countries we aim to protect. Remember we fight for king and country, for pokemon and for training to be the very best. It is my duty to become the very best that the world has ever seen and if North Korea has a problem with that, send them all to purgatory.
The world has been playing these games with North Korea for too long. Our attempts to starve them death aren't working, except to kill innocent families in their own country. I would have though we could probably take out what limited nuclear capability they have in seconds now, can we guarantee this going forward? Given they'll only get better at making these bombs and delivering them, it seems the soon we sort this mess out the better. It'll be messy whatever we do, but you can't have a regional bully throwing his toys out the pram whenever they want, especially when some of his toys are thermonuclear. I'd rather we destroy his toys on our terms.
Not only US, the whole world must end the tyranny in North Korea. Ending North Korea's communist government will demonstrate that the humanity and the justice are still valid. We should also wipe out Chinese as well (who are the main supporter of the evil regime). Kill them all !
This is crazy. Why haven't we deployed soldiers yet to stop what's imminently going to happen? Okay, North Korea is an unstable country, they are all sick-minded individuals who want to threaten you to get their way, they are trying to bully the South Koreans and us. Seriously, what happens to a bully who picks on the biggest guy on the football team? He gets knocked down for sure...However, these are threats that could destroy 70% of the world's population. They should be stopped. We asked them to stop, they disregard what we have asked. They now have rockets in range of firing upon our allies and bases that have thousands of American soldiers. I'm from Texas, and I'm sorry, that's like putting a gun to my head and telling me to surrender to your commands. Well, I promise he'd have to shoot me, but I'm not going to sit around and hesitate for him to pull the trigger and end my life before I react. These are American lives. If we are going to lose soldiers, then let them be in a battlefield with a fighting chance outcome to most likely be victory, but not for them to die in a bunker sleeping because we waited for them to attack first. This is just one of those countries that don't listen to civil talks. These are people you just have to get gangster with. Didn't Pearl Harbor teach our government anything?
Hundreds of thousands of people in North Korea have been starving and killed in prison camps, even if their only crime has been being a relative to a criminal to North Korea. Note that just stating to be against the leadership in the country could very well be enough to be a state criminal. If the current regime is allowed to survive, hundreds of thousands more people will likely starve and be tortured to death. In addition, North Korea spend around 25 % of its BNP for military means and are pursuing even more devastating weapons of mass destruction; Thus might pose an even greater threat in the future if allowed to survive.
The repeated threat to carry out a preemptive nuclear attack on US territory is a declaration of war by North Korea on the USA. The US government has a duty to defend its citizens and must assume the intention to carry out the threat is real, so it must act.
They're a delusional country. We should conquer them and implement capitalism and show them what real prosperity is. It is too dangerous to let a scared/dumb little boy like their leader have such great power. The US needs to fix this problem before the North Korean army gets any stronger so people can sleep at night across the world without fearing a nuclear war.
There is no reason for them to be able to threaten people when we don't get what they want. We don't need to live in fear of our lives. Let them put their money where their mouth is. We could most likely bomb them off the map considering our military strength.
Sooner or later they will have nuclear technology and will use it against us or anyone in the region. Our state of readiness has been costing us billions over the last 30 years...Remove this sinister leader, drop all the sanctions and then leave North Korea alone and watch them prosper like other similar nations.
Tyranny has to be stopped, if they attack the U.S. I believe they should be obliterated. I am a Vietnam veteran and we sacrificed by our own country by not allowing us to bomb airfield facilities in Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam. Either we fight to win or not at all. I say we fight to win if they attack us.
Tyranny has to be stopped, if they attack the U.S. I believe they should be obliterated. I am a Vietnam veteran and we were sacrificed by our own country by not allowing us to bomb airfield facilities in Hanoi and other parts of North Vietnam. Either we fight to win or not at all. I say we fight to win if they attack us.
If North Korea is able to hit America with a nuclear bomb, America would turn to chaos trying to survive. America must fight back or create a nuclear defensive base for the government and the citizens. And if it does hit citizens must be trusted with heavy weaponry to help protect others.
It seems inevitable that war with North Korea will happen. In light of that reality, a first strike is the best way to assure victory. China will not intervene as they are finally becoming an integrated member of the world economy. North Korea and other rogue states are a hindrance to the peace and security of the world, as well as its burgeoning integration. I am not a globalist in the dark sense of the word, but I do believe in unification in some regard. If we are all dependent on one another (and we already are), we will have no need for the military in the future. North Korea must be the last horrible devastation to end all future possible wars. If we do not act now, North Korea will become a very big problem for not just the United States but for the future of humans and human civilization.
They will attack us directly or sell nuclear weapons to terrorists. As time progresses they will have a huge arsenal of atomic bombs / missiles and there is not really an effective system that will protect us 100%. The missile protection would never be 100% effective. We need to stop them now before its to late.
Much is all ready said. Why wait? If they are playing with the big boys, they are going to get the big hits too. The US is a superpower and can take on the North Korea with ease. All that is needed is approval, or even better military contributions, from China, and some ground support from South Korea. It's in our hands, action needs to take place and fast before it turns catastrophic.
The North Korean military has been abusing their civilians long enough and its time we free the people once and for all while capturing Kim Jung Un and giving him and adult members of his family capital punishment. The child family members should be given psychiatric care and counseling so they can be able to function in a free democratic society.
If we dont wage war with them first they will (eventually) wage war with us. God forbid they catch us "off guard" too! We must do the very best for our country and our people, even if it means war with another country. The votes for "yay" versus "nay" on this website say enough. Why not let the people decide whats best for their country?!
The US government has admitted in hindsight that they should have attempted to stop Adolf Hitler for his practices. North Korea has had the same practices of the Nazi German regime for over 50 years...And that is just from what is documented. We have an obligation to interfere with nations who repetitively make human rights violations.
A failed ideal, where the very poorest are pushed to the brink of complete desperation. The country does not work- money circulates amongst a crooked elite, while they turn their heads in disgust as their own people turn to cannibalism. Communism is what they want for the entire world. As an entire world we should say NO. Lets drive communism from this world.
These people wish they were the communists. They are just begging to be bombed. I would personally do it myself if I could. Think about it - what have they ever done for us? Bad things. And as Jesus said, if someone slaps you on the face, offer up the other cheek. Where's Jesus now? That's right, he's dead.
We should before they get to cocky and decide to wage nuclear war and fight us. North Korea has a terrible economy and there people are suffering for it. They are getting generals that want to wage war against us and we should act before they do. Also North Korea hates the United States.
On the day January 31st, 2013 Leader Kim Jong-un in North Korea told his troops to be prepared for war ahead of nuclear testing. On the day January 31st, 2013 Leader Kim Jong-un in North Korea told his troops to be prepared for war ahead of nuclear testing. On the day January 31st, 2013 Leader Kim Jong-un in North Korea told his troops to be prepared for war ahead of nuclear testing. On the day January 31st, 2013 Leader Kim Jong-un in North Korea told his troops to be prepared for war ahead of nuclear testing.
The majority of North Korean people have been brain washed into worshiping their leader. That being said, their leader is a short angry man with a Napoleon complex that feels he has to prove himself by destroying or conquering, "Evil Americans." Once he has fed his greed and irrationality further he we do everything he can to conquer or destroy as much of the world he can.
The north said a state of war exists and has threatened the USA many times, why don't we wake up and drop a couple bombs on them, put their nuclear ambitions back to the stone age before it is to late, and they build a rocket that can reach USA!
Should the U.S just stand by and be threatened by other countries? Are we not the most powerful nation on earth? The Chinese would have to understand that they have been getting over on us for years ( unequal trade practices) and we would let the Chinese take control of North Korea to establish a trusting government. I think we should launch cruise missiles as the first wave of any attack. The North Koreans would respond by crossing the DMZ and a second wave of cruise missiles would hit their troops that cross. We would totally win a war with them
The Koreans are working on nuclear weapons and will soon have the ability to obliterate most of our country. If we wait for them to make the first move it could be to late for us to act. Ballistic missiles are not as complicated as you may think, and are well within the Korean's grasp. For all we know, Korea could have a secret underground military base with fully functional nuclear weapons already, and are waiting for an economic breakdown in America. If we are not first,we aren't going to be here to strike back.
My reason(s) are that Kim has been threatening the U.S. That he will strike Nuclear and take out the "Imperialist Nation" in his loony words and I thought that the U.S. Wouldnt stand for such threats and take action like any other country would. My life and my fellow Americans life's are in danger. Now Kim is trying to get us to say it is ok for them to continue and demanding that we agree to continue Nuclear Projects and give him the all clear that is B.S. If this was any other country they would have already been at the front-line on the battlefield in a conflict or war. He is really close to Iran and they now have been tied to the recent attempted terrorist attack on the Trains into the U.S. For supplying Al-Quieda. Iran has big Nukes. We are in danger and I hope South Korea or Guam or Japan doesnt get hit with a dirtbag Korean ww1 missle lol (his missles suck as well as all his military equipment but they are still nuclear.. Pray for this country. Im not anti Obama. I voted for him but, he needs to step up his defense for our country. Any president before would of already went on the second threat if not the first. Any way Thats why...
I think yes, that if the north continues with its advancement of nuclear technology. Although I think that talks will do nothing because the north has been doing the six-party talks for years and they've come to nothing of a resolution, I think it will put off a low priority war. This war has been long brewing since the end of the Korean War in the 50's. When America actually steps up and makes the first move and plays offense for a while, the north will end this nonsense, so I would say if we're going to war with them we should do it soon.
If someone on the street were to point a gun at you and threaten your life....Would you just stand there and do nothing. They threaten us all the time, screw politics. How long are we going to sit back and listen to their threats. We should use common sense and hit them before its too late. We are a world super power are we not?
Crimes against humanity. People are not a commodity and the fear of cannibalism is not a normal society. People are not allowed to learn, speak their voice, or eat. Anyone born in the North is automatically giving a life sentence to prison not including the gulags were torture and death by starvation is the normal.
Nobody took Bin Laden serious when he declared war on the United States. Maybe this time we should take action before they do. We could take him out with a drone without hurting North Korea's people. The kid is dangerous being that young. We better take him out before something really bad happens.
North Korea leaders have been killing their own people for decades for their own ego and this have to stop, It will be good for Korea, China and for the rest of the world. It will be a lot of prosperity, economical, moral, and political, Democracy will expand even at china's door step.
I think for to long we have allowed communism and oppression to last. We can go into Iraq when they might have wmds but when we know for sure its off the table? Those people are suffering and doing it willingly for a lie! Imagine your grandmother working in a salt mine until she dies. Imaging lying on your floor with your family as you all slowly starve to death. These are the horrors that we allow. We simply watch it happen because we are to scared to get our hands dirty. Now I can testify that every solder has sworn to be a guardian of freedom and most don't like bullys. So all thats left is to send them in. "All it takes for evil to succede is for good men to do nothing"
I'm no stranger to war, just like every American in the US. We don't support war but were defiantly not afraid of it. If we go to war we as a nation know already that the conflict would be over in a matter of months, North Korea is almost like a starving child with an inexperienced parent. The Korean people must unite," A nation at war with itself cannot stand" I believe was the saying. So don't send nukes send just the soldiers, that should be enough.
If the americians dont then they will be forever living in fear of North korea and that wont achieve anything. If they dont ive up they have been testing their nuclear wepons then they obvisioly intend to use them and if North Korea dont give up the programs then america should expect war anyway.
How can the world let this continue? This country is a threat and will always be a threat with their current leaders. They have broken agreements time and time again and The world can now visually see the concentration camps thanks to Google map. Intelligence tells us they do not have nuclear missiles but the threats from this country are becoming a problem and need to be handled. Kim leaders are ticking time bombs and how much longer dose one need to wait before it sets off.
North Korea needs to be attacked and they need to be destroyed, they have no idea who they are messing with and need to be put in their place and shown who's boss. If we can get the rest of Asia to go to war with NK we would initiate them and their "threat" would be gone.
They have too long of a criminal background and don't deserve the rights to nuclear material. Granting them the privilege to build nuclear material in anyway will lead immediately to stronger and more abundant nuclear bombs. In which they will always threat to use to get what they want from other countries. This would be the same as granting convicted felons the right to buy guns.
If North Korea launches any ballistic missle we will destroy it and then launch a barrage on their capital. Once destoyed and the leader killed the country will submit to the Chinese. This is the best option. We have the technology to destroy inbound missles with Lasers. THis has been developped since Reagan was President. Its true and along with Patriot Defensive Missile Forces our missle invasion may be at its best. A stronger Nuclear Detection System would be the best defense. A small Nuclear bomb although slighlty unstable could level any American City. Taking out the nuclear at all costs is the answer. Then get 100 % accountability of all the sources. Their reactor needs to cease immediately. As the enrich it it becoms deadly.
With any problem,disease or conflict in life the sooner you take care of it the easier it will be.As of now you may loose a few thousand in war if you attack but 10 years from now when they have the ability to hit america with nukes you will loose untold numbers of civilians and still many more of our military to take care of it.Also they are starved for wealth like the rest of the world so it is only a matter of time before someone offers to buy a small nuke from them.
North Korea seems as though they wish to go to war. In that case, we (as in the UN) should except their threats and oblige them. Indeed we cannot afford to go to war alone (meaning the USA) but all countries on this planet should wage war on N.Korea. If they say that nuclear war is imminent. Then they are a threat to every human being in this world. The country is run by a child, he has nor the education nor the experience to run a country! What happened to the good old days where the CIA good simply assassinate this idiot.
As I am pro for war, it is imperative that we make sure exactly what we are dealing with. We have been uncovering the weapons they will use. They have recently shown that they can produce more than a slab of c4 with some uranium and shoot it out of a tube like an 8th grade project. They are showing more sophisticated nukes and pose more of a threat as the days pass. So as soon as we may receive intel on what they are capable of, we should wait until we are in complete knowladge of their weapons. Once we have that, it will be strike first, and strike hard. Even if Dennis Rodman said otherwise.
We are just too good for them, they have no idea what they are getting themselves into. I say we take the fight to them because our military strategy is to advanced for their forces. They are a third world country compared to us, we are just too dominant. For example Iraq.
Yes, it is important to the civilized world, as well as to the western world that North Korea's regime be wiped off the face of the earth. They exact cruel punishments on their own people. This is unforgivable and the government leaders should be lined up and shot like the communist dogs they are.
The U.S. should wage war with north Korea, because if we don't stop them they will start bombing other countries, and the revolt needs to be put down. We need to show them that they aren't the most powerful force in the world. Kim Jong Un needs a lesson on the new world's technology. And if he won't listen to words, he will listen when we show him our technology and firepower.
I think yes because if we don't stop their threats right now then who knows what they will do next maybe they might bomb us and then there is nothing we can do about it. So I think we should go to war with them and tell them we are not the ones to be playing with. So let's go to war.
We need to show North Korea the words you speak have a consequence. This will also show Iran that we are done babysitting the crazies of the world. It`s just a matter of time that a war will be fought between the dictators of the world and those who seek a free society.
There is a line that should not be crossed, and North Korea is very close to that line with the constant threats of nuclear war. Because they are threatening nuclear war instead of just an invasion of troops, people are taking them much more seriously, which is worrisome for all countries involved.
If we allow them to use nuclear bombs, that's just going to start a nuclear war! The people also live in horrible conditions. We should free the people of North Korea and stop their nuclear bomb testing at the same time. We need to stop them before it gets too out of hand!
What happens when they have 100 nuclear missiles pointed at the us? Or they start developing biological weapons? And if they start selling this technology to other nations? And if North Korea is allowed to develop weapons if mass destruction and sell them then what is to prevent other nations from doing likewise?
Better now than later.
If we let North Korea skate by just because they have nuclear capability, we are proving to every other oppressive regime in the world that as long as you have nuclear weapons you can do what ever you want. The other countries will see the United States as weak and unable to deal with countries when they develop nuclear capability, I hate war as much as the next guy, but when we are talking about saving thousands of people who work in death camps and ending mass starvation, as well as protecting peaceful nations in the region from a nuclear strike, after diplomacy fails, we must take action, and we must do it while we still have to upper hand.
North Korea will never give up their nuclear weapons program no matter how much consensus US and South Korea make. This has been proven time and time again through their history because they know darn well they will loose their bargaining chip from the moment they give up their nuclear weapons program.
What could nuclear bombs possibly be used for? Answer: war. They will become a huge threat if they continue to go against the UN which is going against all the countries in the UN, not just the US. I'm especially not for communist countries, they already hate the US and they are a threat to all democratic nations.
North Korea is going to start something they can't win. We need to put an end to this before they become to much of a nuisance. Maybe they can't hit the states, but is it right to wait for them to hit closer countries? They don't stand a chance if we end this now before it gets way to out of hand!
Lets attack them first before they try anything because we can't afford any civilian casualties or damage to any parts of our country.Also we would have a lot of different countries like South Korea,china ,and Russia to back us up if we would go to war with North Korea. Because of our strong military we have a huge advantage so we could win with ease.Because I think we should take them out before they become a bigger threat to America and to other parts of the world
For too many years NORTH KOREA has gotten away with brainwashing, abusing and starving their people. In addition, they have concentration camps to keep the people in order. What kind of leader imprisons, and more than likely executes, an entire family because they do not want to follow "THE GREAT LEADER'S" rule? North Korean dictators, (Il sung, Jong il and Jung un) are murders that need to be stopped; they treat human life recklessly. Most importantly, thousands of children are dying from malnourishment or going blind. Their indoctrinated parents convince them to give ALL THANKS to their great leader for any good thing, but what about the bad? In their brains, the NK leaders can do no wrong. Please unite the countries so that they can all live in peace under one rule and let the KOREANS take it from there; we no longer need to be involved after that.
People are dying everyday in concentration camps. The United States needs to step in and save people's lives instead of worrying about greedy Americans who collect unemployment and complain about the 1% all day. People's lives should be more important than spending American money on illegal immigrants (who don't pay taxes) to go to school in the U.S. For free. Although the United States has come a long way, it's not the right time to be focusing on gay/lesbian rights. Not when basic human rights aren't even available to the rest of the world. Not when people are being tortured and raped everyday.
I have just finished reading a book about the life of a prisoner in a north korean camp. It is hell on earth, and we continue to let it happen. If there is truly a place where god isn't, it is in North Korea. All they do is cause trouble and threaten to blow up the world. They are godless monsters who should be tortured to death.
I think international diplomacy is at it's best when, like in Libya, the international community is involved in affairs dealing with Dictators and war crimes. The international community has its guidelines and any country violating those policies deserves an international response. The United States should not wage war unless it needs to defend itself and without the backing of the United Nations.
In the 50s we had many men killed and never put the wood to them. If we would have stayed the course and we would of pushed them back, plus again at that time we should of dropped several atomic bombs to get them out of our hair. Now we have the second chance to take them out for good.
Make a deal with China and Russia because this fool in the North is mouthing off because he knows even if the USA has weapons and nuclear bombs we will not use them unless a rocket is shot up our butts.
Why we have these weapons and we are fearful of using them? With all the radioactive fallout from other countries it probably will not be much more radioactivity if we throw 10 missiles on them.
If done than a little peace will occur allowing Iran to put their heads in the sand,china ,Russia and the western countries can get back screwing up the economies of the world. At least we will have less headaches. Plus send Dennis Rodman over as the new diplomat.
The situation in North Korea hasn't gotten better and continues causing instability for that region. South Korea is in a good position now to go in and reclaim the North with the US air support. China also could turn its back on it. Ten, twenty years from now China may not allow it and the US may not have the spare capacity to do it. Kim Jung Un is young and has shown all signs of lots of trouble ahead if we don't take him out now.
As far as I can see its a war now or a much bigger problem and war later.
As a planet we need to try and head away from armed conflict but I think this country is an exception .
Unless someone has a better way of destroying the ruling elite of this country.
It's sad because people who aren't brain washed by backward religions should be free and I am sad that it may come to this
Because it's the right thing to do, protect this country and the people in it. Don't be scared, this is a threat, we need to take care of this threat. North Korea has a bad habit of doing things like this and they need to be dealt with swiftly. Don't play their game, we will mess around and get bombed.
With all these threats of nuclear destruction and hate towards America they need to be taken out of existence. Every man, woman, and child who doesn't want to be apart of the fight in N. Korea, better head for high ground because once that first missile is fired, the game is over.
North Korea is a threat to the United States and its allies in Asia. The North Korea political leaders are using scare tactics to try and get the UN sanctions lifted and by threatening the United States and other Northern Pacific States with nuclear strikes. North Korea is trying to force the US Into submission which would give North Korea an open door to continue with atomic tests. The US and its allies should strike North Korea with convectional warfare tactics, if North Korea continues with nuclear tests that threaten the Pacific Rim and the rest of Asia. As for those of you who believe that China is a threat you are very foolish, China is not wanting a nuclear power close to their borders and would in my opinion China would support the de-nucleation of the Korean peninsula not support a power so close to their borders.
Pros: It's the United States' job to protect the American people and ending the conflict between us and North Korea would finally give us peace and North Korea hope for a better future.
Cons: War, Violence, Death etc.
Me, as well as many other People in this country believe we are powerful enough to destroy North Korea and end its terrorist threats against the US.
They have threatened us too much. We can not sit here like dogs waiting to go outside. We must take action before they get the technology to have a missile reach US soil. Plus in the past you can see our economy has gotten better from wars. So basically the US should end the threats and get there PRONTO!
After all the talk and all the threats from North Korea, why, as a country, should we wait for the first strike. North Korea has made the decision, now it is time to defend ourselves. I will put it in this light; as a police officer, if someone has a gun pointed at me, I don't wait for him to take the shot. If all that I hear is true, alI else has failed. Time to defend ourselves.
North Korea may be funded in a number of ways secretly. Wars today are orchestrated in the hands of the few and maximizing the profits of those few. No wars today benefit any masses of population. In fact, a main strategy of war could be to depopulate. They are propaganda wars. As long as people on both sides are led to believe they are mutually in danger of one another, the war will be tolerated. The benefit of war goes to the weapons manufacturers and any families profiting from any gain without putting any of their families in direct line of fire. A natural disaster could be more effective on North Korea if they really are a threat to Japan, South Korea and the US. Anyone considered wiping out North Korea with a tsunami mysteriously unleashed? That might keep the rest of the countries waiting to strike the US from taking advantage of the US spread to thin in a conventional type of war. What about just taking out all communications infrastructure as a sanction - or let them invest in Monsanto's systemic agriculture to give them a slow death. Similar to the current state of affairs the US is already subject to regarding depopulation? The war is already here at home fighting Keystone XL pipeline and unrestricted Hydraulic Fracturing - Fracking. We're being fracked here in the US and propaganda wars like N. Korea are a distraction. Where is the US infrastructure, education, and agriculture headed... South? We're an economic sitting duck and cannot spread ourselves thin with wars. The US and it's military machine use it's own people and are funded by multi-nationals with an agenda the US people might never know. Rothschild family has been involved with the Korean War in the past, what's the pattern here? I'd imagine a trade for their dismantling of nukes for rights to export oil to the US and for Japan to supply power might work. Worked for Carter in '94, no?
Please give me a good reason why the U.S has to wait? If only not for buying time to get all their gear in place? I think the U.S should strike first. Otherwise, the Obama Administration would only have itself to blame if there are any American lives lost for not acting on this open threat from North Korea.
America and the west went into Iraq because they "believed" Iraq had weapons of mass destruction! We know now that they found no such weapons.
North Korea HAS weapons of mass destruction, we know it and we have seen it! DO SOMETHING! Sometimes diplomacy doesn't work and we need to take action. NOW before it's too late. The west has become too soft, we need to get tough.
The world needs another world war because the world's population is continuously expanding; our resources are decreasing and countries like North Korea and Iran should be put in their place. Their own people are dying young because their leaders are selfish. The U.S. and their allies will win. Whether China or Russia help the North Koreans is another question. I honestly think a war is what the world needs. At the end of a war, the economy has a boom, and so do the people!
They have been constantly threatening the US from the start. It is very sickening that the people of North Korea hate the US that badly. All they wanted was to bring peace and stop the war, but no, NK had to take this to another level. They should just stop already, enough is enough.
North Korea is working on the ideology of hatred.They want war with South Korea and the U.S., and want to come in the front line. Why should they fight when the cannot take care of themselves, having poor food and living standards. Today they want to fight with South Korea, tomorrow they want to fight with China or Japan. The U.S. as world peace keeper should take North Korea on hand and fight a war for justice of humans living.
Since North Korea has refused to follow sanctions there is no hope. Everyone except China has given up on North Korea. I say have a war without bombs and liberate the starving and deprived people of North Korea and install a pro American/ Pro Democratic government and defeat their sorry excuse of a country it is not fair that we are sitting here living comfortably and fellow human beings are suffering under a tyrannical regime. The time to act is now.
After the resent war that still has us asking why we were there NK is threatening us with a nucular war and are showing they have the means to do it i can see no other alternative backing down from a nuclear threat would show that we have been weakened and thus opens the flood gates to other possible threats. We are the United States of America and we do not back down to threats of terrorism or acts of violence we rise up. The last foreign military that invaded the United States in force was The British in 1812-1815 that ended with a peace Treaty. This will not happen again! If china decided to back NK we are not going in to this one alone we have allies such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Germany, Greenland, Italy. We have the best special forces units in the world Rangers, Delta Force, MARSOC, SEALS, CCT and PJs and lets not forget the 90% of Americans who own fire arms and the 100% that love there country. What im am saying here is if a war would happen it would happen at home fast and end faster than most wars. Why because were not overseas fighting were not in a foreign land securing or policing. Your in your back yard your on the street you grew up on fighting for your freedom fighting for your home your family! Should we feel bad for the total destruction of NK my answer is no they had this coming since the General Sherman incident.
Can't stand this country consistently threatening us. Go to war with them right away to wipe them out before they can nuke us. Start feeling unsafe in California thinking one day they could fire a missile here. China wont help them since they do not want anyone else has nuke except itself.
Enough is enough. Consult with China, in private, that North Korea won't exist some fine morning. I think China would be happy with a new buffer zone & even reunification. The more we wait the bigger area they can turn to desert. If we want a new desert, it should be in one place. N. North Korea has 20 nukes at most, so now is the time. Sorry to those who will die for nothing. I'm thinking of the wretched generations of North Koreans who are thoroughly brainwashed too.
Someone is threatening life moving forward on this planet. Swift and immediate action is needed and an example must be made. Nuclear war threatens life moving forward. The battle for right and wrong will always be, we need to accept that as a human race. We are learning. Correcting. A nuclear fight is a line we cannot cross again, anyone. All stops must be made to keep life moving forward and protecting our youth and the youth of the future.
Most people say we need to end this now. We can't end this now we need to wait for North Korea to strike South Korea or Guam so then we can just rain a mighty hell of a firestorm on North Korea because if we make the first move China and Russia might support North Korea but if they make the first move China and Russia might just say they are dumb.
We can not afford to be hit with a nuclear weapon, not when we still have troops over seas. We are not fully done in the middle east and an attack in our territory would weaken our forces. There is an old saying that advice's to ¨divide and conquer¨. We should not underestimate our enemies...
There are already threatening us with nuclear bombs! That's way to far. Our people here in the United States don't really have to worry about anything because our army is way to powerful yes, they do have powerful bombs but they don't have an army like ours where we all support each other.
The same thing that happened to late 1930's germany, is happening to North Korea. The whole world, even their saviors china, is annoyed with the puppet government that is the DPRK. We have asked and warned and threatened our hearts out, but still they push on with their nuclear program. How many nukes do they launch before the world realises that they arnt going to stop? Germany did the same thing. They poked and prodded to see how far they could go. To see how serious we were. They used our plan of appeasment, our ignorance, to their advantage, and by the time we realized, it was to late to reverse it. They had already begun conquering europe. Im not saying the North is going to conquer nations, but the more tests they conduct, the closer we come to another cold war. But instead of it being with a legitimate nation, it will be with an unpredictible nation who has every intention to cement its reign over the world by any means.
We should go to war with them. And the sooner the better. I personally believe in a preemptive decimation of the place, but that might be a bit harsh. When they remove people from planes, and arrest American citizens, we shouldn't waste time with diplomatic garbage. We need to step up and show North Korea they are a blight, or at the very least the ruling regime, on this planet. That country has been causing trouble for the better part of a century. It is finally time we remove them from the equation.
North korea is nothing more than an Evil Empire and exists to serve China's long term interest's in the region. Beijing/North Korea use fear in an attempt to control us. How long will we allow them to keep taking our citizens and threatening us? The US is being pushed around by two thugs, really? Give China an ultimatum and then act on North Koreas Parade day if they will not agree to an accord.
Where is Dennis when we need him?
Today on the news I heard that there was a mass execution of prisoners in North Korea. America it's time to step up and take him out now. We need to unite the people. Never say Never. I'm never giving up my dream of seeing korea reunited. It's time to act now
The North Koreans are letting people in there country starve to death while the rich are living happily. This is an outrage. People should have free rights. We are humans. Why does it matter if those north koreans lose civilians its not like they were making sure they weren't suffering.
Answering this question I’d say that North Koreans definitely have more favorable feelings towards Koreans, including South Koreans. However, I didn’t give much thought to other foreigners, rarely catching glimpses of them on TV and almost never seeing them in person. In fact, in North Korea I actually thought about foreigners so little that the concept of intermarriage between cultures was something I could never even imagine! The only foreigners I did develop feelings about ended up being Chinese and Russian, since we knew about them and occasionally saw them because of the friendly relations between our countries.
When it comes to Americans, though, North Koreans do indeed have very hostile feelings. You see, it’s hard not to when the government continuously says things like “American Yankee Pigs” and“Americans Are Sworn Enemies” and promotes hostility through dramas, movies, comics, books, posters and other media. I remember that people would always say, “Americans are bad guys!” when I was living in North Korea. Even among children, if a kid did something wrong, the others would taunt them by calling them “American!” Because of this government propaganda, I unconditionally thought that Americans were always “bad” and “scary.”
When I was little, I thought that Americans really were very frightening. And when I had nightmares, they were always about me running for my life from American soldiers who were chasing me with guns! I ended up dreaming these nightmares so often that I could only sleep with the candles lit. That’s how bad it was.
I think this negative attitude towards Americans undoubtedly stems from the North Korean government’s ideology. It’s because North Koreans live in a complete vacuum in which we only hear negative things about America and South Korea. They propagandize that South Koreans are puppets persuaded and controlled by America and that North Koreans suffer because of America. Since North Koreans can’t hear or see any news about America for themselves, they can’t help but believe what the government says.
Despite all the negative propaganda, there were still more positive feelings than negative ones when it came to thinking about South Koreans. Because of the deeply instilled Korean cultural identity of “One race, One blood,” there were always a lot of favorable feelings and even a longing for South Koreans. Of course, there were negative films about South Korea, but there were also many films showing brotherly love for our fellow countrymen in the south. Also, there are still many people with family members living in South Korea. Although Korea is divided into North and South and the government relations are very tense, don’t forget that missing family and homeland cant stir up very strong emotions.
You might be surprised about one thing, though. North Koreans have positive feelings about Koreans living in America (Korean-Americans) because they are considered refugees from the Korean War (Koreans refer to the Korean War as the 6.25 War because the war started on June 25, 1950).
Understandably innocent people die during any type of military action. The threat North Korea poses to South Korea, Japan, the United States and anywhere else they can reach will be carried out at some point. They have been psyching themselves out about it for decades. North Korea has been testing chemical and biological weapons on North Koreans for years. The Kim regime orders thousands of public executions, forces millions to just starve to death and orders guards to shot them dead if they are caught attempting to leave. The degree of oppression and psychotic treatment of the citizens of North Korean show very clearly that the Kim regime is motivated by paranoia and downright evilness. They are very comfortable with extreme torturous behavior. They think nothing of executed people by shooting or hanging and the carry it out in public to terrorize innocent citizens. They force the citizens to worship as instructed by the cult created by the demented mind of Kim Il Sung in the 50s. If they don't grieve openly convincingly enough they can be thrown into one of the gulags and depending on what the regime decides the severity of the infraction they can do forced labor for 9, 15 years or they will be executed. Either way torture is pretty much a given as the guards do not hesitate to give people a serious beat down even pregnant defenseless women. They are also well know for causing pregnant women to miscarry by various methods of torture and if the baby is born alive they force the mother to put the baby face down in water or dirt and the mother is forced to watch the baby slowly painfully die. There is absolutely nothing good whatsoever about Kim Jong Un and the legacy of evil from his Gt
Grandfather and father that he continues in the same evil vain. The longer it takes for someone to stop Kim Jong Un the more people will just simply die. There is no way this is going to end peacefully and he obviously has no intention whatsoever to comply with any demands to not continue trying to develop nuclear weapons. I am typically against war and the U.S. Really rushes in when there's a Panama Canal, oil or whatever else is seen as beneficial in a monetary way but there have been millions dying due to the actions of the Kim regime and the U.S has taken no action whatsoever to effectively stop it and intervene on behalf of the people.
It's been 60 years since the world allowed this cesspool of a state to exist. Nuclear or no nuclear weapons, invading North Korea is a good idea.
Since the birth of the North Korea state, 25 million innocent Koreans live in a country where they cannot vote, where they cannot practice their religion, where they are forced to worship their tyrants like Gods. They live in a country where thousands risk their lives every year to cross the border, where whole families are imprisoned and tortured.
Millions of people have been killed as a result of this regime's actions and it's time the world takes action against this genocidal regime.
Not only is North Korea guilty of mass murder and oppression, but to allow a tyranny of this sort to threaten a free democracy that produces our electronics is unacceptable and toppling this regime will send a message to other tyrants who intend to develop nuclear weapons and threaten neighouring countries with them, because if other dictatorships ever optained nuclear weapons, it would most likely originate from North Korea because they've got nothing to lose.
I don't think the (just) United States should wage war against North Korea, for if a war was to take place against North Korea, it would be led by South Korea as they're at the very front line.
Innocent people are being hurt and starving because the military of North Korea is getting all of the food. Stepping in to help these people is the right thing to do. We have done it with so many other places, why not North Korea? We have South Korea and Japan as allies and they are on either side of North Korea. We have to take the military of North Korea down. Along with their ridiculous dictatorship. I don't have anymore of a right to be free than they do.
The people of North Korea have no future with a government that it has right now. Its basically a world of fittest. Only the elite can survive the rest obey or perish.
It very hard to see a government mistreat their own people. Developing nuclear weapons at expense of people health is terrible and it should be stopped.
After the war the world should focus on bring north korea back on its right tracks.
North Korean citizens are brainwashed from birth, to the point where their kindergardeners are literally taught to hate America. These are the types of people who should NOT be given weapons of mass destruction. America needs to act in self-defense. We can't let North Korea, an unstable dictatorship, just roll us over. That would be irresponsible of us, and would lead to the unprotected death of many US citizens. Any other course of action would be pure stupidity.
Why should the US go to war with Syria for gassing their people during their civil war and not help all the women, children and men being tortured and killed in North Korea's concentration camps? North Korea needs new government and if the US wants to wage war then it's past time to overthrow the North Korean government, then try them for their inhumane criminal acts against their people. The holocaust officers are still being tried and convicted. Do the same to those committing such heinous crimes in North Korea before North Korea uses their nukes and we become their victims.
North Korea is a threat to global security. Their people have been under a brutal dictatorship for far too long. We must liberate their people and bring democracy to the Korean Peninsula. Then they will be well fed and grow and prosper with us and rise with us. God Bless
I believe North Korea and US-UK should go to war, I'm from the UK and believe it would eventually bring prosperity to NK, They have nothing, they are brought up believing they are a powerhouse and can take on the world, we should give them what they want, it would lead to the people finding out the truth about their country and would eventually lead to a unified Korea, but not under north korean terms, I do hope we go to war as this is why war is around, iraq should not have happened, north korea should, they are constantly in discussion about nuking the US whether this is true or not should not matter, UN sanctions are being ignored and war is the only answer
Given that North Korea runs concentration camps like those of Nazi Germany and the Kim dynasty's intent of arming itself with nukes, America should invade. After all wasn't Iraq and now Syria the reasons for military attacks?
North Korea threatens South Korea continuously, South Korea being China's biggest trading partner. China would back up intervention with some persuading.
North Korea behaves like a mad dog. Any country who wants nuclear devices must display socio and economical stability - North Korea having neither. After numerous threats against US, you have to take these seriously. I truly believe that a North Korea with nuclear technology is a legitimate threat to the United States
Rome fell from the inside. Not because of war, war made them them and created their empire. If we are to look at history the times when fear nations were tested they choose to fight and when they won, they were stronger. We must stand up for ourselves and not be so inclined to try ad please everyone. It's the liberal and weak mindset that will destroy us. Not our fighting spirit.
Just for humanitarian reasons the U.S. and Europe should invade North Korea.
His own people are starving and dying of sickness while he spends all the money the country has on his and the North Korean elite's luxury lifestyle and weapons.
I've seen pictures of babies with swollen bellies from starvation, it broke my heart.
We need to invade NOW!
Why wait for the Enemy to attack us with nukes, they threated to use them on us we must destroy NK before they attack our allies or even us! What happened to the Axis of evil?..... I remember NK b4 they had nukes we said we wouldnt let them get them but they did and we did nothing!!!
If the US and the international community let countries like North Korea acquire nuclear weapons without severe consequences to their regimes' very survival, other countries will view nuclear weapons as essential parts of military defense against a more powerful enemy like the US. If the US can eliminate the North Korean regime fast enough, China will have little reason to intervene since mutual defense pact with be obsolete because there will be no DPRK to defend anymore.
All Americans should know that war is not the best way to solve any conflict. But due to the ongoing threat of North Korea's nuclear programs I believe we should wage war against North Korea because every UN sanction has failed.They have brought war on themselves as a country.
As a South Korean, and patriotic and nationalist of South Korea, I only have one thing to offer about this debate. General MacArthur wanted to Nuke China while they were re-establishing. It could have been said that America lost its number 1 economy spot to China, because they were too naive. As all other Asian countries have proven them wrong. I just want to see the land that my great father and ancestors that had hold onto for 500 years until the Korean War caused by USELESS Soviets, and USELESS Americans was over. If their belief wasn't messing with our system, Korea would have been just Korea innovating as a whole and not being controlled by US or China. This is ridiculous, why would be bow down to those that actually have done us wrong.
We must declare war on every country that does not support capitalism. It is our duty as the leader of the modern liberalism to eliminate all the enemy's of our ideology. If we do not, we have to live in fear by the fact that we are surrounded by inferior countries that want to destroy freedom.
This is a dog eat dog world, we all know that. And they have openly threatened us with nuclear weapons. And unfortunately America is full of hippies who believe we can talk this out, I got news for you. You can't. Were talking about a country who hates us with a firey passion. If we don't get them they'll get us. And since America is full of hippies it will be difficult for us to openly go to war. We need to shut the NK's mouth and send in a task force and neutralize the nukes and WMDs. Obama needs to step it up.
Remember when we went to war because of what Hitler was doing? What happened to those times when war meant freeing people, not an economic venture, the people of North Korea live a worse life than African people, who have a hard time already, they are brainwashed, they have no food, if they think for themselves, them and 3 generations will live and die in a work camp, this is the reason to go to war, to free innocent people. That and a psycho has nuclear weapons.
This country (along with many others) hates the USA. I can understand why since we are always sticking our noses where they don't belong but still. North Korea would if they could use nukes against us and whoever else they wanted. The leader seems to think of himself as a god and we all know how historical tyrants acted. Do they have a nuke? Maybe maybe not. It's not okay to just say "Oh you know, they could NEVER do that they don't have the technology. But I say if they are ignoring this law, they are surely ignoring others. Meaning it is entirely possible that they have the means to acquire the technology they need. So for the sake of not only the U.S but for the rest of the world as well, they need to be stopped and put right.
Before Nort Korea actually puts a warhead on a missile we should attack. If we don't a war will destroy South Korea. As far as the west coast, I think we could intercept a few missiles headed our way. After the dust has settled the south and north can become united and one free country.
I support any action to take out the communist nation and build a structure in that country to give the people there a better life. It may not be our job but as the country we are or claim to be, we should try to protect everyone from harm including nations that are destroying themselves and their people's lives. We may not have the money to build the country back up but we could re-figure the foundation by blowing it apart and giving the nation at chance at rebuilding it and give the opportunity for a better, more sophisticated, free life.
In the event of NK starting a war against the US and China sided with them. Well, we could kiss our butts goodbye because NK and China together would be a massive army which the US would never defeat.
He's a young leader showing his people that he is strong and he won't stand for any ***t from anybody. The best way is to try to negotiate with NK. Try and talk this through because if he is determine to wage a war against the US. Then I am afraid this could end up causing a war that war that could change humanity for a long time. It isn't worth it. If negotiations don't work then keep trying until they do.
We're suppose to be peacekeepers, not warheads on ignorant, testosterone-steroid-pumped-ready-to-explode losers. Be a PEACEFUL IDOL, not an arrogant dictator that loses billions of humans on earth out of pure male ego.
Nobody needs WW3 now. Calm both countries down and introduce effective peaceful attitudes, not the other way around.
Be the teacher and idol of peace for humankind!
Well first off this is what we did in the Middle East. Look at it now - there were no nuclear weapons - but this case is different, as they do have nuclear weapons. China without a doubt would aid the North Koreans, and Russia would aid China, and soon after Iran would aid Russia. These things I know for a fact, while the rest of the world would be either neutral or on the side of the South Korea. In other words, another World War would break out. If North Korea attacks South Korea, such a war is inevitable, and we would have to go to war. This won't be like WW1 or WW2 where the soldiers or major cities will suffer, but the nation as a whole. It would bring those apocalyptic movies into reality, because it would be a nuclear war.
America needs to keep their snotty big nose out of world affairs. The US destroys nations. The fast food makes other nations fat and unhealthy and their politics kill hundreds of thousands. I wish they would concentrate on their fecked up country and let the rest of the world prosper. (UK Citizen).
I am only 16 years old and I'm old enough to know what is at stake here .If the U.S. attacks North Korea their allies might attack. Lets not let another generation face the reflection of war like our countries past history. There are many ways we as a country can help without having to dirty our hands by the ugly blood of war. Attacking North Korea can be the cause of many innocent children and adults life in both North Korea and the U.S.
For those of you saying yes, please do us all a favor. JOIN THE MILITARY and VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT! You say you want a war, though I'm certain that at least 65% of the current 65% will not even think about going to boot camp, much less fight in a war. Even if the draft is reinstated, how many of you are going to bolt to Canada or Mexico? Get real. If North Korea decides to start dropping bombs, we're toast!
The U.S. is always trying to keep countries from becoming a formidable force to reckon with (even if its not a hostile country)...in reality America has no allies...if there is ever an event in which America is severely weakened many past enemies will immediately seize the opportunity and launch a series of attacks to finish the job. Here's a small list of SOME (but not all) countries that will likely take the chance at crushing the USA if they ever get the opportunity: #1 Russia, #2 China, #3 Iran, #4 of course N. Korea.
The United States must accept that other nations, despite their ideology, can not be told what war capabilities they can or can't have. The cat is out of the bag as far as nuclear capabilities. Our only option is very careful diplomacy and constant dialogue. The leader of North Korea is not stupid (angry and possibly deranged, but not stupid). They are not going to bomb us and if they want to, we cannot stop them. We need to quickly come to an understanding with them and find some common ground!
If there should be a war against North Korea, it should be one that is agreed upon in the United Nations. It is not the U.S.'s job to make sure that the world is taken care of. Now, if there would have been a situation where they would have done something specifically against the U.S., then I could understand declaring war. But, not in this case.
If one looks at the amount of money it takes to wage a war, we would realize that a war against DPRK is not worth damaging our economy even more. Drop a nuke on Pyongyang? Nah, that would seriously anger China, which is not a country to be messed with. China would still be counted as an ally of DPRK, even though being forced to agree to solutions. As a US citizen, I think the best thing to do is leave DPRK alone until we are at a better economical stance. How to get better economical stance? Don't vote Republicans, that's how!
Just recovering from economic crisis, conflicts with other countries such as , but not limited to, iron, afghan, Pakistan, china ,Russia , equipped and other recents hater of the American way of life. If we go into war with north Korea , iron might take the advantage and attack the US and Israel who would have been fighting in N.Korea .. Also really do we need more expenses ... Especially a major war ? I hate North Korea as much as every American but we must think logically and aknowaldge the fact that this is not the time to go into another war. - Daniel Ruiz 0995
If the U.S. Strikes first, China will respond and will defend Noah Korea, which will result in World War III. South Korea will be bombarded with everything North Korea has and millions of innocent lives will be wasted. China will invade every single neighbor and Russia will have no choice but to join in the war to help China.
Do you mean to tell me that a nation that can land a man on the moon and send a satellite to Mars can't stop a missile that takes 12 hours to reach the USA from Korea? Come on people, why do you think our government isn't too worried about North Korea?
We're suppose to be peacekeepers, not warheads on ignorant-testosterone-steroid-pumped-ready-to-explode losers. Be a PEACEFUL IDOL, not an arrogant dictator that loses billions of humans on earth out of pure male ego.
Nobody needs WW3 now. Calm both countries down and introduce effective peaceful attitudes, not the other way around.
Be the teacher and idol of peace for humankind!
We already have so much going on in America, already have lots of debt, and has problems of our own. We shouldn't need another war; it will make things a lot worse. Me being at the age I am of only 16 is pretty sad when I have to say I know this isn't a good idea. W are getting educated about all of this stuff and need to have a say in rights.
North Korea is like a crazy chieftain that builds an amazing fortress in the middle of nowhere. We shouldn't attack them because they are no threat to us. They have a few primitive offensive nukes. We have thousands of nukes in the most sophisticated delivery systems in the world. We have total intelligence capability; theirs is limited. If they attacked us, they would be annihilated, and their generals know it. They are no real threat to Japan or China. South Korea has no desire to attack them or unify with them. A war on the Korean peninsula would be a catastrophic disaster for both the North and South. Our best strategy would be to continue to show the average Korean citizen that we have no desire to attack them. This would be disastrous for the regime, which is totally built on "protecting" the people from an imminent US attack.
The US cannot support another war, both financially and mentally (the public is sick of war, our troops need to come home to their families.) Not to mention, a draft would most likely be needed to support such an invasion.
If war is our only option, I hope we are smart enough to strike first to save the lives of thousands. A first strike by North Korea would decimate Seoul, South Korea. Imagine our F22s and stealth bombers making a first strike, the Northern army would be decimated before they could even blink. Then followed by a precisely timed drone and helicopter attack to remove ground forces. Not to motion our Navy most likely destroying every remote launch pad in North Korea, with its precision accurate missiles. If North Korea was smart, and we know they are not, they would realize the only reason we didn't destroy them in the Korean war was because China saved their butt. Again I do not hope for war; if left with no other option, make it quick and painless and get out.
It will be killing, murder, rape and I'm only 22. I want to live to 80 and own a 911 Turbo. I don't want to go to war because then I might be called into fighting and I don't even know how to shoot a gun. I just want to live my life.
If we attach the North Korea, will China and Russia still be as friendly to us? They are their neighbors! And we must create a better and sustainable USA economics, we are very dependable for external resources. We have plenty of things to do at home: Creating Jobs for example!
How does one know when diplomacy or economic sanctions have failed? The effort should be continued until hostile actions are of great cost to a neighbor or another country. Until North Korea has committed a great act of war, then economic sanctions can be substituted and, hopefully, their people will rise up and topple the bad government, as is happening in the Middle East now.
While I definitely understand the fear associated with North Korea having nuclear weapons, we fear them for threatening our lives & way of life. In retaliation for doing this we are threatening to attack them & placing sanctions on them that has little effect on their leaders, and much more on the citizens of the country. There are terrible humanitarian atrocities that happen all over the world, but it seems we only stick our nose into it when it benefits us.
War with North Korea could lead to potential warring with China and Iran. Also, how are we going to fund this? We are economically under water as it is in this country, so we need to be as diplomatic as humanly possible at this time. Another war at this time would be suicide for America.
When I was stationed in South Korea (2008 - 2011) with the U.S. Army we were told that if North Korea was to attack that we would be a speed bump to slow them down. So why risk 20,000 or so troops that are there because the North likes to run their mouth?
I have to support North Korea in this case. Why should they not be allowed to have nuclear weapons? If anyone should not be allowed to have nuclear weapons, it's the US. The U.S. is the only country with a track record of using them. Plus, we have a long history of attacking smaller, weaker countries.
Going back to history we all know U.S. has always tried to be the only one who's got the best in everything, what can you say about Iraq? Every person in the world with access to information knows that the U.S. wanted their petroleum, but most of the Americans would never accept it. Their government is always lying to them, and it seems they're very comfortable with that.
Going to war with North Korea and them siding with China and Russia would be the end of the USA, I know this because North Korea and their allies and USA and ours (Great Britain, Germany,and Canada) the only way I would vote to go to war with them is if they attacked first, then we would wipe North Korea out with 2 or 3 nukes.
The history of America is bloody: NAGASAKI, HIROSHIMA, VIETNAM, CUBA, NICARAGUA AND EL SALVADOR, LIBYA, IRAQ. Which country has not been invaded and redirected by the Americans? They talk of human rights, but whose human rights? Mr. Obama talks of freedom, but whose freedom? The senate and the congress discuss for democracy and immigration, however there is a wall separating and stopping the real Americans to freely flow across the borders. What would a new war bring to the world?
We are all better than this! We live in the age of not fighting. I thought our world was better than this! And The Asians always go overboard so if you want the Americans and possibly the Australians all dead well go ahead, but I know that I want to live my life, so lets be the better nation and talk it out with the North Koreans and not fight!
A war with Korea would not be good because it would be nuclear! Imagine the Cold War, but fiery hot! Just pray this does not become a war! Anything is possible with prayer! We also do not have a good president to lead us into war! Just pray this does not happen please!
We don't know about their military power, we don't if they will overwhelm us... Perhaps is would be not wise to wage a war, get destroyed and later invaded by other countries (Russia, etc.). US is not fully equipped to handle multiple threats. Also, no one wants a nuclear war.
Why should we go to war with North Korea if there is no reason? I understand provocation and the testing of nuclear missiles, but the countless lives of our troops will be lost in the crossfire of two warring nations, including our own. If North Korea decides to launch an all out strike on South Korea, we will be there. However, I do not see a reason to target North Korea in a full out war just because they have nuclear capabilities. We have nuclear capabilities. You don't see anyone going to war with us. For the other submissions of countless individuals sitting at home typing away, safe--remember the troops. They do something everyday you will never have the courage to. So before you start instigating war, consider the consequences, and remember someone else's nineteen year old son is out there fighting a war and dying in it.
First of all attacking North Korea could have devastating affects on the region. They should let China take the lead and calm the situation down, or it could bring all the countries in the region into a war. Some of those countries might turn on the USA. After the debacle in Vietnam, they wouldn't trust the US, so think again, America, and remember Vietnam. It's a no no!
The Marshall Plan and Monroe Doctrine are archaic and no longer should we be expected to pay the bill for the world's police actions with our money and our son's and daughter's blood. If it is truly that important to the world to keep North Korea from gaining nuclear technology, then let them pay us. Reduce the debt we owe to some of these countries, and let the others pay us.
The United States needs to stay out of war with other countries. Although we need to protect ourselves, just because North Korea has nukes is no reason to go to war with them. Surely there are many countries, European and Asian, that have nukes and we only want to go to war with a select few of them. We need to mind our own business sometimes.
War for any reason harms innocent people as a side effect, and is therefore wrong. Why should the U.S. be the only country allowed to have nuclear weapons?
With our current economy and state of the military, we are not prepared for a full-out war against North Korea. War with them will also be dramatically different than the war in the Middle East. We would be better suited ensuring defensive measures are in place should they instigate war via a nuclear strike against us or our allies. Let them be the first to instigate war and we'll give them a ass-kicking for it.
Why don't we all get along and stop the wars for once. There's nothing better than world peace. Enough it's enough think that the children in America and North Korea don't we deserve in a place full of laughter and happiness instead of waking up to sound of grenades and bombs. And loosing our loved ones over something pathetic! Please stop this chaos!
Why start something like another world war...This is why we learn history so we can stop it from happening again...Over 2 million people died during WW2 with all of our new technology the number will multiply its self by like more than 12 that's horrible world peace man ..World peace
Why should the only country in the world to ever deploy nuclear weapons against another country forbid others from having nuclear weapons? What gives them the special right to police the world? Also, North Korea needs nuclear weapons due to the economic sanctions imposed on it ever since the division of Korea by the US. Without those weapons, they will continue to be bullied, their population starved due to their ruined economy courtesy of the US trade embargo against them from the moment North Korea was founded.
War causes more problems and more money that we dont have. We cant just bully other countries around Enough is Enough we need start negotiations with all countries and come an understanding of peace. We have waisted billions of dollars on a war that is helping NO One they dont care what we want in THEIR Country STOP Starting all this bs before other countries gang up on us and bully us around
We are far better off trying to talk some reason into NK. When we are still recovering from the Middle East, engaging in a war with a powerful country may be catastrophic for this nation. We can solve this problem by just avoiding a war, and negotiating with North Korea, and try to get China to side with us and settle North Korea down.
The US seems to be controlled by the heart of lies and destruction, call it what you will - NWO, Feds/CIA/Republican and Democrat betrayers of freedom, Christianity, Monsanto and Israel/Zionists who are determined to use its firepower to control the world in the worst possible way while the banks take control and we are placidly poisoned by chemtrails and GM foods. They/we are in such a bad state from the ridiculous concept of infinite 'growth' on a finite planet, the only sure profit/quick buck and rouser of nationalism, in their impoverished imaginations, is war and reconstruction corruption. Sad people.
There is good side and a bad we need to be the good. If we be the bad then we would have more problems that we don't need. We just came out of war with Iraq and we might not be able to finish this one, so leave them alone until it goes to far. I had a dream that we went to war with North Korea and the United States where surrendering. It is because we just came out of a war, we where weak. My point is that we need to be good and not go to war unless they throw the first punch.
Why US feels itself responsible for everything? The only thing they should feel responsible for is their country's economy and this world's peace at brink. United Nations should hold talks, make agreements. Was US penalized for bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Is US accountable for Iraq's present condition? They claimed Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, were they ever found? Instead, tens of thousands of people's lives went in vain! Innocent people died and many families destroyed! What was the reason then of the war in Iraq ? O_o Oil reserves?
What about Libya? Libya's economy was sound, it was prosperous, no protests. How come it suddenly came under panic? Why did US attack? How come civil war broke out? Libya supported Palestine, perhaps?
What about US not stopping Israel for it's cruelty in Palestine? Many innocents lives are being destroyed there. Why isn't even the UN taking any action?
Therefore, the UN should take some actions. Against US and Israel. US should not intervene in other countries' programs. UN should talk and make some agreement.
US is the main reason why this world is in chaos, why there is terrorism in this world!
They should try to stop Israel (in fact, stop and control) first for destroying Palestinians (killing innocents and bombing them to death). Just think, how many people (innocents and those who just want to live their life) are killed by US drones, their army, their wars they have waged through lame excuses (just for their own interest - diplomacy). It is due to US that this world is so insecure that until one won't be nuclear power US won't keep itself away from them. N.Korea, Iran all these countries are not a threat to this world's peace but US is. Even the Taliban is not true. It's just a US game! A move to control parts of this world, and to wage a war in those areas where they are said to be present! Therefore, US should not intervene. UN (united nations) should talk though or make a pact!
This is just history repeating itself. North Korea in unlikely to use their nuclear weapons, Kim Jon even said he will take action if his country is 'threaten'. Lets not implement that. We can't risk losing a single life over our fear. This is what they want to achieve, 'fear'. This is the same situation with Iran. Their government set up a nuclear program so that the US would not tamper with their soil. We all read history and need to understand this can be prevented. North Korean war will turn into another war and then another. For all we know this little conflict can lead to a world war. I have no support over that particular theory but it's best not to risk war. I only believe war is necessary if we are being attacked or invaded. Nothing has yes happened and I have no proof of it happening in the future. I just believe the safest way is to keep our neutrality.
People worldwide couldn't give a damn about North Korea. We need to get out of wars, after all we are the aggressors recently( Iraq War, Afghan War, starting up a fight in Syria). For pit's sake why can't we have free trade amongst nations rather than war? This war will take a lot of lives from both sides of the isle!
If we go to war, it would be like WW3 and no one wants that. WW1 and 2 ended in a total of 20 million deaths, think of what another WW would do to the world with all the advances in technology. If we go to war, there is a 39% chance the U.S.A might lose, its too much of a risk.
Unless North Korea does something first. This poll is dumb because it is not the US's decision, it is solely on the North Koreans. The North Koreans are the ones that are threatening us. No government official wants to go to war, no United states citizen wants to go to war. War is horrible and everyone knows it.
Like I said, if North Korea attacks us, then obviously we have no choice.
There are ways to stop a nuclear program beside war. Embargoes, if total, do work. They need to be complete though, and should target technologies, not food. ALONG with that, we should develop a program with China which would encourage policing their borders and activity from a much closer range using a relationship which has traditionally been non-hostile, even friendly. Letting China play the "bad guy" will work as long as we have some boundaries in place with that agreement stating which stances that NK takes which would be unacceptable to the sovereignty of SK and to the safety of US concerns.
Despite what North Korea decides to pursue as far as nuclear weapons, the US is not in a position for another war unless it is absolutely necessary. Just because North Korea wants nuclear weapons, it does not mean we have to go to war with them. If they make threats, then that would be a reason. However, it is not in the best interest of our country to go to war with North Korea. It would not solve anything. They are going to do what they want to do, and we cannot stop them. Now if they make threats, we can go about stopping them a different way. We can destroy the country to the point they have to rebuild.
We need to withdraw the money we are pumping into this country and use it to pay off our debt. It might only make a ripple but it's better than nothing. They make these threats the same time every single year, and I don't think even they are stupid enough to send a nuke to the US.
After the great recession and the global financial crisis, we are only just starting to see some positive growth. The last thing we need right now is instability brought by war and the spending that is required to finance it.
Many have lost their homes over the last number of years and many more have only just managed to survive financially to see the very beginning of positive change. These people will most likely be bankrupt also if growth is compromised.
This is isolationist at its worst. We saw what happened when America didn`t get involved with the affairs of other countries (WW2). The world needs a leader and I believe America is a good candidate. Talk it out and there won't be anymore wars. Come on, guys - no more nukes!
War wouldn't be the answer to anything regardless of the excuse. Although we shouldn't give up on them yet, we must continue pressuring them to cease their nuclear weapons development and have other countries do the same. The end game will leave everyone with a bad taste in their mouths if we go into a war.
Korea is a weak backwards country. The kid leading it is equally weak. We should blockade them, assassinate some key leaders, use some anti-agricultural biological weapons to engineer a famine, attack their technological infrastructure (cyberattacks) etc. Until they start begging for aid which we provide in return for our demands being met.
N.K. has been saber rattling for years (it is their policy). Why they do it? I don't know, but it doesn't seem to affect us at all. Unless the U.S. or South Korea is attacked first, why wage war? War is bad for everyone and saber rattling is, to my knowledge, Harmless.
Kim Jung Un is young and lacks experience. Two theories: 1. All this war rhetoric is designed to intimidate the US and prove his worth to his people, in essence elevate his status to those of Kim Jung Il and Kim Il Sung. 2. His exposure to western ideals and way of life conflict with the economic realities of his country as a result of decades of sanctions and isolation from the world. Countless millions of his countrymen have starved to death because the west, led by the US is resolute on punishing North Korea. The Options: Only 1 - the US should approach China and Russia and invite all parties to the peace table and work out a peaceful solution to this mess. The sanctions, threats and war games have proven ineffective and serve to further push this regime into a corner where it will no longer have any options other than war. If peace negotiations fail, try again. If it fails completely, then the days of most humans on this earth are numbered. WWIII will start with an invasion by the North via the countless tunnels it has prepared along with waves of shock troops, artillery and armor. In less than a day, Seoul will fall resulting in the death of countless South Koreans along with thousands of American military and civilians. This will prompt the US to initiate retaliatory nuclear strikes using tactical nukes as well as those dropped by B2 and B52 bombers. The US by now will have escalated this war to the point of no return. It will hold its ballistic missiles in check until it realizes that it has gone too far then launch them. China and Russia will sense the launches within seconds and even with assurances from the White House, they will be forced to respond with nuclear strikes against US targets. Within an hour, WWIII will be over. Civilizations will perish. Most will not have the time to read it on the news.
The U.S. should not dictate to other countries regarding nuclear programs. The reason the U.S. does not want North Korea to have a nuclear program is to avoid war. Going to war to avoid war is silly. It is good to continue diplomatic efforts, but the U.S. has no business policing the world.
History has shown that war doesn't solve problems, it only makes them bigger. Waging war will actually benefit the ideology of those in North Korea that already hate us. Our heavy-handed approach, and the nuclear weapons we possess and have used, are the reasons behind their desire to possess them, as well.
Much of the North Korean army is constantly stationed and prepared to attack at the Demilitarized Zone, the 2.5-mile-length border with divides the North and the South, and South Korean cities are stationed just a few miles to the south of the border, and vice versa -- in any war, both Koreas would be devastated within a single day, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths on each side. In a state like this, any North Korean nuclear arsenal could only serve as an additional deterrent.
I do not believe war is the only option for any reason. And why should US wage war on North Korea, there are international organisations to tackle it. Moreover, the US attack may create pressure on North Korea to use Nuclear or chemical weapons if any to safeguard themselves or to retaliate.
Right now the U.S. doesn't need to be seen as a bully. Also, I'm pretty sure we have the capability to shoot down missiles. Why don't we just let the North Koreans know we can do that, before the missiles leave their airspace. They probably wouldn't want their warheads exploding over their own country, right?
From another perspective, this is mainly a conflict between the North Korean government and United States government. One system led by one person and without apparent freedom, and the other system led by a small group of people in power, with the illusion of freedom. In reality, most of the citizens from either country would want anything but war. Have you seen Vice's documentary? Those North Korean citizens just want a peaceful life. Bombing or Drone-striking their homes is probably the last thing they'd want to deal with.
So to both the North Korean government and the United States government: you don't want this war. It will take an unnecessary economic toll on both nations, and innocent lives will be lost. Please, stop this nonsense.
Regardless of whether you think Nuclear Proliferation is a good or a bad thing, it seems to me that the greatest risk that it has is the destruction it might cause by way of warfare.
Now, arguably Nuclear Arms have actually prevented more wars than they have caused, but even if we ignore that and say that they generally are dangerous, the one thing that has to be worse than that is actually going to war.
To me, the suggestion that we should fight a war to prevent nuclear arms being developed is tantamount to saying that we should get the flu avoid needing the vaccine.
That would be perfect for North Korea to test its nuclear weapons. In the end, the world loses. I understand that in the future North Korea could be even a bigger threat than today. But in that future we have to assume that US would be even better prepared for North Korea than today. As soon as this linearity over time prevails there is no reason for an attack. Let's focus on diplomacy more than in military actions.
The USA has the most aircraft, ships, and the most advanced tech on earth. That in conjunction with the fact that there are only a few countries with a military as well trained as ours, there is no contest. Lets face it people, we can counter any TND used by NK. The day they tried to use one the U.S.A. would wipe that postage stamp size country off the face of the earth and institute a new government. Not to mention that the US has 10 Nimitz class aircraft super carriers while the next closest country has 2 much smaller carriers and they happen to be our ally. Plus as far as air superiority is concerned NK still flies MIGS while the US has F-22 Raptors, A-10 Warthogs, and ospreys. So in summary NK launches ICBM USA counters it. Takes control of all water around the country with the worlds largest navy, RULES the skies with the worlds largest and most advanced aircraft, sets up long range artillery along SK/NK border and invades NK( the USA would definitely succeed). And the result would be that the US has spent unnecessary resources to invade a country that posses no real threat to us or our allies, but in going to war though the U.S. would win it would undoubtedly suffer pointless casualties.
During the war 6.25, about more than 200,000 people died. This war was between North and South Korea. During that time, weapons were very dangerous, but technology had developed a lot, so the weapons became about 3~4 times more dangerous. With the strengths of the powerful weapons, it would kill way more than the amount of people who died during the 6.25 war. So we better not have a war with North Korea.
My answer is NO, the U.S. should not attack North Korea, the United Nations should. The United Nations aims for peaceful world, if N. Korea doesn't or didn't stop its nuclear weapons programs then they are a threat to all the countries in the world and not just U.S. If N. Korea uses its nuclear weapons it will have an effect to all of us, not just in our security but to our freedom and peace. The United Nations are conducting dialogues with N.Korea but they are hesitating. War should be avoided if necessary, because nobody will benefit from it. Let us not forget our history. If the N. Korea will not settle its issues to the UN council then war is inevitable. But let us not forget the young ones that will going to fight for this war that should be avoided and settled if only their elders will choose the better path for them.
For all the noise coming out of North Korea it is clear to virtually every intelligence agency that they currently pose no threat to the US mainland, regardless of what they claim. Although South Korea faces real and serious threat if there is war, the military leaders in Pyongyang have to be aware they have no real chance at victory. This is all big show so the new leader can maintain power over his repressed people and to position North Korea to receive more aide when they "willing" come to the negotiation table in the future, after "easing tensions".
Although all out war is unlikely even if a military action against North Korea is taken, destabilizing that region would devastate US/China relations. That in itself is a much larger concern than Pyongyang's grandstanding.
The United States shouldn't get in someone else's business. The United States has its own problems they haven't solved yet. There is no need to add more problems. The American people are suffering, not the government. Remember that the American government is known as a "war business". I will not support this at all.
The United states has to stop putting the humanity in the edge of wars. Now there are wars nearly everywhere on earth thanks to the Americans' arrogant policy. I don't think war in Korea is up to the US to start or no, it's not Iraq, and all what we hear is war propaganda. China will be there to protect NK with everything possible.
Go to war to stop the development of something to be used in a future conflict? Pre-emptive war - the Bush doctrine? It is folly - the Bush war in Iraq was one of the great stupidities and mistakes of our history. A peaceful nation does not attack - it defends. Have we lost our will be remain peaceful, but strong in case we or our allies are attacked? If attack, we must be ready to respond with overwhelming force, but only when attacked.
The only reason the North Koreans are even mentioning us (the U.S.) is because we've had a military presence "guarding the South" since the fifties. However, the circumstances which urged us to get involved and "protect" South Korea are no longer factors. The Soviet Union no longer exists and China is no longer allied with North Korea. The Cold War is also over.
The only way we are going to see a Nuke headed our way is if we keep meddling in affairs that no longer concern us. We should remove ourselves from this situation and let it play out on its own.
South Korea has a bigger, better, and more technologically advanced military. The are big boys now and can defend their country without our help. We (the U.S.) should stop over-extending ourselves...
We are tired, and broke.
We attack them people attack us and it will just be a big circle of violence and will solve nothing. They will win because that is what I think they want, it will solve anything and create a big mess and will kill innocent people that are only doing what they are forced and or only know what they were told by their families and their leader. I believe that is just going to create a big mess for everyone. So someone please tell me why a war with N. Korea would help and or solve any thing.
South Korea is equally aggressive claiming US as an ally while their citizens don't give a damn . They just sit back and relax. US citizens money are footing the bill for the artillery, manpower and American lives. Lets leave it to the Koreans. Frankly speaking aren't we even alarmed that South Koreans don't care and us Americans are the front liners?
It is very simple, the United States has nuclear weapons, North Korea has nuclear weapons, if we go into all out war, it will not be the same conventional warfare like was fought in Vietnam or Korea. With both sides being armed with nuclear weapons, the odds that both sides will send troops to fight each other is very slim. Nuclear weapons would be used, and that could cause much more damage than just leveling a country. The United States has enough missiles to stop any nuclear weapons from reaching them, but if they launch a counter attack, not only does that leave us vulnerable to other attacks, it also destroys a country of starving people. If North Korea and the United States enters nuclear war, other countries will join in and the impact would be devastating. Countries leveled. Millions, possibly billions, of people dead. If an all-out nuclear war ensues, everyone can expect that a nuclear ice age will follow and all of humanity, as well as life on Earth, could cease to exist. Nuclear war needs to be avoided, not instigated by the United States. Other countries should help the United States in their economic sanctions, and eventually North Korea will have no choice but to focus on other aspects of their country than its nuclear armament program. If provoked, the North Koreans will have, as the Japanese said it, "Awaken a sleeping giant." However, no side will win in a nuclear war.
If they ever start a war, North Korea will use nuclear weapons. The United States will answer with the same kind of actions, which will result in a nuclear war. Nuclear bombs go back and forth. Radiation will spread throughout the entire planet. Everybody dies. Nobody wins. End of story.
The united states fought a war of ethnic cleansing on the Korean peninsula in the 1950s, during which the US appeal to "burn their wooden cities to the ground" was applied to Korea - both North and South - much as it had been applied to Japan. In what may be the most explicit call for genocide in US history, MacArthur ordered the bombardment and destruction of every "installation, factory, city, and village" over thousands of square miles of Korea. Calls for atomic bombing of North Korea and the creation of a "radiation belt" to divide the peninsula came from Generals and Congressmen stateside.
Given the context of this brutal campaign and the presence of US forces next door, Pyongyang has focused on this narrative exclusively, which western liberal canon has forgotten the cleansing campaign and developed a sensitive concern for the victims of North Korean oppression.
But tunnel vision can justify anything so long as the periphery is populated with anything that is unhelpful to your narrative. The only solution to the conflict is the negotiation of reconciliation steps between the Koreas, and the c0mplete removal of "US interests" from a region it has no business in; the US has only the shame of some of the most egregious crimes of the 20th century.
War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil, or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated. There is a deep interrelatedness between your state of consciousness and external reality. When you are in the grip of a mind-set such as "war," your perceptions become extremely selective as well as distorted. In other words, you will see only what you want to see and then misinterpret it. You can imagine what kind of action comes out of such a delusional system. Or instead of imagining it, watch the news on TV tonight.
ECKHART TOLLE, A New Earth
I think we shouldn’t attack North Korea and simply do nothing. If we were to attack North Korea, other countries will hate America, such as China, mainly because they're allies with North Korea. The best move for America to make is to not do anything, because we aren't too sure of how capably North Korea can damage us. Preventing any more wars is key.
Look, war brings nothing but harm to everyone of both parties. Allies, countries will also get affected. In fact, a war affects everyone on a global scale someway or another. Even the very last move is used and is still unsuccessful, war must not be an option because it will not benefit anyone in the long run.
Every time we fight a war, we end up supporting the country we fight, win or lose. We can't support our own people. Why support a country that would be a big thorn in our side. The Chinese don't want us there anyway. The best idea would be to let the Chinese take over.
People will die, just how many we don't know yet. It depends on how involved China becomes in the fight. Judging by their heightened alert and troop movements, it looks like they will not blink and will go all in! Most people with any sense could see this coming for at least 40 years as China supported North Korea's aggravated approach at relations with the US and has never stepped in to calm their aggressive nature, because it benefits China. It is now looking more clear that General Omar Bradley was completely wrong about how to handle North Korea and China! "I told you so" now holds no consolation to the fresh body count that will climb exponentially in this old/new war in Korea, God help us all!
We should all consider that if we wage war with N Korea, it would require the sacrifice of the lives of our family. Are American mothers and fathers so eager to prove they have the correct opinion about the right way to govern nations half a world away from our shores, that our egotistic opinions have become more important than our the lives of our own children? When war has been waged with N Korea, what will end it? Who will become our enemies around the world and who will surrender their lives and their economic prosperity to become our friends? What benefits will be left of this world after nuclear mass destruction has killed every good thing? Is each person who reads this ready to begin watching and literally enduring the tortuous suffering sure to be inflicted because of the consequences of our decisions for our families, friends, next door neighbors, schools, churches, towns, cities, states and country?
Under no circumstances should the US wage war with North Korea if there is no reason to. Meaning if the North Koreans don't invade South Korea or are actually stupid enough to launch a nuclear missile at the US, then the US shouldn't wage war. Especially since we're spending ourselves into bankruptcy.
It seems the US is provoking another nation yet again to start war. Negotiations on the part of the US I doubt have even been existent. Sanctions are ways of attacking the country without physically attacking it. If anything war is already being waged. We might as be laying siege to a castle like in the middle ages trying to starve out its citizens. I think you would call that engaging in war. North Korea may be lead by a man that misguides and mistreats the people blatantly to our eyes, but its much the same as we are misguided by those in our government that provoke these sorts of wars for profit and economic reasons. China isn't about to fall victim to a nuke from North Korea. I wonder why. Probably because China hasn't been straight dicks to them since the 60's.
Just as he said the sky will be red (from the explosion) fireballs will rain down from the heavens our world will be a internal hell.The Messiah is coming the world will end. This planet can not survive so much it is deli get we must nurture it save it. It is our home not a battlefield. What has happened what have we done?
I do have yes... indeed a pretty good reason to believe that it's is not worth the trouble attacking NK. Another war is a waste of resources and effort. Come on guys... we are supposed to be peacekeepers and we should keep that way. Waging war is not peacekeeping. Just saying. Like honestly...
Kim Jon Un is a new leader that is desperately trying to gain respect from his people and the political world. He may believe that if his nation becomes a nuclear power under his rule, he will get that respect. Unfortunately for him, his military aggressiveness is causing immense strain on North Koreans most significant ally China. Over the years during the truce between north and south Korea, the North Korean government has secluded themselves from the world socially and economically. North Korea depends on China's aid to sustain them as a country. The North Korean nuclear program is threatening China's relations with the United States, in which both countries have large economic trade investments. China wants to continue trade with the U.S. so I am sure they will do everything in there power to stop Kim Jon Un's nuclear program.
We won't go to war because China wont allow it.
It is inhuman for a big brother to wage war on a misguided small brother. It will make more sense if we continue with our diplomacy and other friendly means, but not just give up to the last option of WAR. This option of WAR should be the option only when we see a first step of war from other end.
This would all be over if American military bases were out of Asia. China wouldn't care if they unify and become democratic so long as there are no American bases on it's doorstep. It's really quiet simple. Why would North Korea let it's guard down. Anyone who has suffered 60 years of sanctions know America's end game. Let's be rational about this and not fanatic, because North Korea are a little insane and unless they stop thinking America will come for them, they will mutually destroy the world. Get that.
Like a puffer fish, a skunk, or a porcupine, North Korea is a defensive critter. Always threatening enemies with their pointy bits and flashing bright colors, these guys wait for the smallest reason to strike, if we give them a reason to strike. They are a harmless nation. They can't even take on South Korea let alone the U.S. If push comes to shove we simply squish them. Strategic point of view, we need to realize that N.K. will need a substantial superpower as an ally for any offensive against U.S. to be realistic. And if THAT happens, the world will be torn apart as the final battle of the human race takes place. The U.S. and our allies will take on the offensive nations and the cockroaches will rule.
I have a different idea: before they create a long-range version, how about countries that care for humankind find ways to introduce at least fair human rights law in their own country, and also some respect to other countries and to us on Earth, so that they become friendly rather then hostile. There must be a way; war and fighting cannot be the only answer in the world. We humans have evolved. If scientists have achieved so much in technology, why haven't they focused much for humans' peace on earth?
How many people's lives need to be lost for greed, money and control? Instead of finding strategic ways to bring war, why can't there be strategic ways planned from the beginning to bring peace? I am very sure if enough people around the world believed, peace can be achieved through change in handling such matters as this.
"The same way you don't let a sociopath carry a gun... You don't let a sociopath country have nukes" Does anybody remember the single country in the world to actually use nuclear bombs against a civilian population? Anybody? Countries like Iraq become much wealthier, but severely lacked the capacity to defend themselves thinking at the time that this very fact would prevent an invasion. It is an absurd logic. Countries like North Korea simply recognize the simple logical fact that if you want Superpowers to leave you alone, give them a bloody good reason too.
Kim Jung Un is just like that little kid from the movie "Ted". He has always gotten whatever he wanted and has never heard the word NO. If we strike first then we will be giving him and his allies exactly the ammunition they need to play with their new toys. They are acting like spoiled children so they should have to go to their room. However, he is just like any other spoiled brat with a room that has a TV and Xbox. But in this case its a nuclear bomb he is playing with.
Let's keep this simple. The reality is that this dog has teeth and there is no way to ensure that a 1st strike against the North Koreans will cripple their ability to make war. So until we reach the point where our national security is at risk, then I believe the best course of action is containment. However, should we get to the time where our military and political leaders become convinced that a NK attack is imminent, the I truly believe the gloves come off and the US and it's allies do their very best to remove the NK threat.
I don't believe that the United States should wage war with North Korea if economic sanctions and diplomacy fails to end their nuclear programs because wars cause suffering. Americans are already suffering enough as it is with the U.S. economy in the dumps. We need to learn from what the war on weapons of mass destruction cost us and not repeat the same mistakes again.
US policy makers need to learn important lessons from Iraq. Among these are that the threat of possessing a nuclear bomb is not equivalent to the desire to use it. Time and again North Korea has demonstrated the their own technology is in its infancy. If they acquire another nuclear weapon, they will more than likely only end up bombing themselves.
I do not believe that just because North Korea wants to further/continue their Nuclear program that it is cause for us to go to war with them. The US has Nukes as does other countries around the world. It would be a lose lose situation for all involved. We do not need to slaughter innocents and soldiers on both sides because of this. It's ridiculous.
I'm not going to pretend to be an expert, but I know war isn't something to be take lightly. Yes, we need to help the people there, but war would hurt them just as much as it would us. If we were to go to war with North Korea, we'd need to carefully consider it and look at it from every angle. At the moment, we're probably not ready for war of any kind.
I say no because if US attacks North Korea, the latter would use its nuclear missiles to attack US. Well, you all know what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in '45: two cities destroyed, hundreds of thousands of dead people. Now, nuclear misiles are more powerful than the atomic bombs of '45.
Well, if this war would happen , I wouldn't be surprised if I would hear that tens of millions of people have died in nuclear bombings.
If USA would declare war on Korea, the posiblity of the latter to nuke America would be too big. You all know what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Imagine that now, nukes are much more poweful than they were in 1945. Now seeing Pyongyang nuked may be a good sight for USA, but if hey nuke the big american cities, the dead count would be to big.
We already tried to tame North Korea in the early 1950's. It was basically a stalemate. North Korea was backed by China & essentially we were fighting a proxy war against China back then. Had Washington listened to MacArthur & allowed him to kick the Chinese Butts all the way back into China, we probably wouldn't be where we are today. To do it again would be a restart of the 1950's Korean War. All over again? The first go 'round led to 128,650 total casualties (dead & wounded). Is America willing to sacrifice more blood in the wake of Iraq & Afghanistan? The root of the problem here is China. Unfortunately, they practically own us & everything we use is made there. Just remember, North Korea will get whatever they need from their neighbor to the north, China. So, we will be fighting China. Again.
Nukes, biological attack (gas, poison, agent orange), genocide(Hitler), massacre(the Nanking incident), MULKULTRA? They are all created/committed in war time.
War will only advanced the military weapons will leads to more killing, more killing and devastation. If this Korean war ignites again we are only going to face a weapon far worse than nuclear bombs itself.
Why should we go to war with North Korea? When we just came out of one that would mean using more money, more taxes on U.S. Citizens, more families will lose their beloved husbands, brothers, sons, friends, cousins to this war ""Peace cannot be kept by force
it can only be achieved by understanding- Albert Einstein"
Unless they attack the United States first. the USA should not or ever wage war with North Korea, not because they are stronger then us we would easily defeat them. But what "Domino Affects" will occur if we do wage war on North Korea. Because if we wage war on North Korea then China & Russia will declare war on the US thus beginning WWIII. because China does not want North Korea to collapse because if they do then the communist influence in Asia and around the world will fall or become weaken. Then also our allies will also wage ware on almost every continent Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand etc... in Asia & the pacific. the EU in Europe, and Israel in the Middle East. almost all claiming Nuclear Technology. because if we do wage war on North Korea then it will just lead to more nations joining the war just like WWI with the assassination of the Duke and WWII when Hitler and Nazi Germany along with the USSR invaded Poland and going against the agreement they had at the Munich Conference. So North Korea is just trying to play a mind game with the US and we must not lost or give in because if we do bad results await us. They are just trying to play poker/chess with us all a mind game and we need to keep them guessing and on their toes and call their bluff.
Aight ignore the title but i'm surprised by how the majority are for the war. It just shows how the U.S. Became a war-hungry and warmongering country when since the birth of the nation, the U.S. Has never won a single just war apart from the revolutionary war and maybe WWII. The U.S. Still got military bases all over the world resembling the old british imperialists and yet they advertize themselves as the protector of democracy and freedom when they also supported brutal dictators all over the world to attain as much natural resources as possible from the 3rd world countries. The realtionship between the U.S. And north korea is even more ridiculous. What north korea is doing to its citizens, of course, is unacceptable as it violates basic human rights in daily basis. But what gives the U.S. A right to say no other countries are allowed to own nuclear arms when the U.S. Themselves possess the 2nd most nuclear arms in the world. Let's say their war against the nuclear weapons is justified. Well, why not attack them when they were in the process of building one then? What can the U.S. Do now? Nothing because the north has already acquired the weapon. And perhaps i wouldn't have to explain why the U.S. Shouldn't go to war with north korea. It's obvious.
Regardless of the current financial strain we are under, there is no reason to spark war because NK's leader dislikes the US and has weapons of mass destruction. If that was this standard for starting a war then there are at least 10 other countries we should be fighting right now. You don't just kill people who don't like you, that is childish. If North Korea becomes a threat to our allies or is a little rough then sure but right now that is not the case.
I don't think we should interfere. What are we, middle schoolers? It's not like we don't have nuclear weapons. If they're not attacking or threatening us, it's stupid to attack or threaten them, let alone show fear. Quit being such pansies and screwing over the country. We're already throat-deep in dept. Leave war as a last resort.
We should not attack North Korea offensively. Nuking them would affect countries for miles around. Radiation expands, and neighboring countries would be affected by our wars and maybe be hurt also. Innocent people would be killed by the attacking. And lastly, if we attack them, they are bound to attack back. Any and all allies they have will support them, and before we know it, we will have a war with them too. North Korea is not going to just stand by and let us destroy their country and their foundation. And worse yet, they have the resources and weapons to attack, and cause great damage to us. If we could just put forth the effort and establish peace between countries we wouldn't have to deal with the whole war issue. Overall, we have so many more reasons not to attack than we do TO attack.
This is espically in the case when US is attacking. Eventhrough its propoganda it is easy to notice how ruthless and merciless US is at war. It used chemical weapons on iraq and afganistan, not only attacking rebels but also citizens. Furthermore, if any country should be banned from nuclear weapons its US. US is the only country that used these weapons and continously threatens countries with them. If US has nuclear weapons other countries should also have nuclear weapons so US cant attack any country that threatens its power.
Our Economy is in no condition to support another war. Imagine all the destruction that would take place if we actually went to war. North Korea is known to have Nuclear Weaponry, if a war outbreaks, major cities can be destroyed, lives can be lost, and the amount of money that would be needed for reparations would be over the roof. So why spend more money, money that we don't have?
Starting a war with a country? That would be everything our country is against. We don't start wars. We help our allies if they are under attack. We start a war with Korea and that will make us no different then them. We defend. We don't start wars. You want to start a war? Then got join North Korea
You want to attack the largest standing army in the world? Really? A country with nuclear arms aimed at us, and all of our allies? A country with a certifiably insane leader who's willing to let his entire country starve? This may be the dumbest question ever posted on Debate.Org.
The people don't support him. Only the military. Don't kill innocent people, free them. If we were under a dictator taking away our freedom, would you nuke us, or would the right thing to do be to liberate us from a dictator? He is as bad as Hitler or Stalin. He puts children in concentration camps for life.
We can't afford it. Our military budget is enormous, and unnecessary. In fact, the only reason why North Korea is on us is because we were involved in the 1950's. We fought a war against "Communism" (even though it wasn't even close to what Communism actually is) in Korea and in Vietnam. We won neither of those wars. One of them was lost, and the other ended up with status quo antebellum territory.
What if we were to attempt to bomb them and miss? If we missed they would know we were attacking them and prepare for war. If we hit them, knowing our luck it wouldn't do much damage and they would still prepare for war. So that is why I don't think we should bomb them.
Instead of having to rush to the determination of war, we should keep it at a political level. Conflict won't result any conclusion, nor war will result in anything but destruction. War will also result in unneeded deaths and will involve lots of people including innocent civilians themselves. Sadly many don't understand, and so much evilness results from war...
Wars used to keep the dollar value from collapsing, but this mathematical equation has been reversed now, any new war will collapse the dollar and eventually destroys America. The real war we should wage, is a domestic one: a "war" to fix the economy. We must return to backing the dollar with gold and silver. And control the over production of digital money. History shown that you can be strong even with a small well managed economy. It is like obesity; over weight is always unhealthy.
The US and the West have invaded countries such as Iraq, Libya and now Syria with lame pretexts, such as having (non-existent) chemical weapons, They even support terrorists that attack their citizens. With such a bad conduct, they should reflect on their own behavior first before judging the behavior of others, such as North Korea.
Besides, have you noticed that when some countries (such as Iraq, Libya, and Syria) want to form independent stance against the West but look weak, they end up getting invaded. By contrast, North Korea look strong and the West seem to think twice. Which is more effective to face the West? Iraq, Libya and Syria, or North Korea?
We should not go to war with North Korea for many reasons. 1) We don't really have the money right now. 2) We don't have the time. 3) By the time we start the war, our future generations will have to take over and they might not be ready or willing to do that.
Why would we start a NUCLEAR war because some man baby wants to run his mouth. In actuality the percent of north Korea actually STARTING the war is minimal so I think we should just let him rant and not care bout what he says. Also he's an awful person so if he ever did start the war we can just blow them off the map.
We have seen what happens when the United States gets involved in far off conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, that is, an economy destroyed by the trillions of dollars lost fighting those who pose us no threat as well as thousands of American and tens of thousands of innocent civilian casualties. North Korea will not launch it's nuclear weapons even if it developed them as that would be profoundly not in their self interest. This all ignores the fact that this conflict would not be happening in a vacuum. China, North Korea's only ally and the United State's largest trading partner would in all likelihood NOT sit around and watch us decimate their ally and set up a client state on their border without some kind of economic retaliation.
Have they launched a missile? No, they are like a child that won't shut their mouth. They are just throwing a little temper tantrum. Imagine how many lives we would lose in a war with North Korea, guaranteed at least 5,000 just like the Iraq invasion. America is a place of freedom, why can't we leave other countries alone instead of bullying them? We are already extremely far in debt, we don't need to spend anymore money.
A war with North Korea would result in many innocent people dying, more soldiers are going to leave family behind to fight for something the government could have fixed with the need of going to war. A war costs a lot of money, money the u.S. Doesn't have because we are in such a great debt it would take years to pay it off and if we go to war we would need more money. Therefore we would barrow more money from other countries. Its a big problem going to war therefore I vote against it.
I think that we should go to war against any country that attacks us. God gave us the weapons and the wisdom to be able to defend our people, so we should if we have to, but only if we go to war with the will to win no matter what it may take to win such a war. Sometimes that is the only language some countries understands. It did not take Japan very long to recognize this but it was sad to have had to come to this. If we are to become Gods helpers then we will have to make those decisions in this human life at times out of love for the rest of the human race.
If you start a war you are going to the point of no return. Economic sanctions and diplomacy have both failed because the US and other parties have not been willing to drop preconditions before going to the negotiating table. Agreeing to negotiate but setting unrealistic preconditions should hardly be considered an efficient diplomatic strategy. If you want peace, DROP the preconditions and talk to North Korea. Get China on board to similarly pressure North Korea to drop ITS preconditions as well.
As much as I would love to see the North Korean government gone it would not matter if the US attacked North Korea. China would not stay neutral. China would either replace the government with another communist dictator or they would declare war on the US for the attack on north korea
Not only should we not, but we are not physically able. Short of a nuclear exchange, we would lose a war to North Korea. We do not have enough forces in South Korea to defend it, and have no means of beating the North Koreans in their homeland. Attack would only rally the people to the governments aid, and we have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GAIN. We should end sanctions, and stop threatening them; we might try to be more diplomatic. If we make peace with North Korea, they will have no reason to use their nukes on us. Besides the fact that if they do, we will absolutely wipe them off the face of the earth with our thousands of diverse nuclear weapons.
I heard from an ex USC intelligence officer that their nuclear program is majorly underfunded. Thus, it is of no worry to us. It is comparable to a little wimp talking up to make himself seem big, but he won't punch a big guy because he knows he'll get destroyed.
If a country is in the process of developing nuclear programs, that is not justification for going to war with them. There are plenty of countries that are nuclear weapons states. The United States does not have the right to tell a country whether or not it can have nuclear weapons. Also, we need to be absolutely sure that North Korea is going to attack us, and is not just using heated rhetoric to gain attention. Right now it just seems like North Korea desperately want to get rid of the economic sanctions so they are threatening the U.S. And South Korea so that the UN revoke the sanctions. In addition to that, we have the most powerful military in world. We can afford to wait until the last minute to declare war. If North Korea does shoot a missile at the U.S., our military will be able to intercept it long before it ever hits any land. In that case, we declare war on NK, but since that has not happened yet (and hopefully it won't), war is unnecessary.
No we should not go to war with NK. As a 19 year old American I think we should think about the history. Doesnt anyone remember? I think itd turn into World war lll and honestly we could be screwed if we did go to war and everyone turned on us. Plus we arent even exactly sure what NK has against us, and along with that were not sure if its a set up between China and NK either. Its a bunch of threats, oh well. Leave it alone until further reason to believe its even a real threat. If North korea starts it then yes we go to war...But keep the peace as long as possible. Negotiate. Keep in mind we are all HUMANS on the SAME planet! Also being 19 I dont want to be yet another generation who has to deal with war, O want to go to college and live in peace with a career and not worry about myself or my future kids being killed...Thats not something anyone should have to worry about. Dont pick at the drama. Arent we supposed to be humane, happy, and the "land of the free" ? So let it be for now, do not pick... Negotiate!
North Korea was created at the end of the Second World War by the soviet Union,
the South was backed by the States. If the North attacks the South and the US can defeat it without using Nuclear Weapons period. If the US attacks the North China will Intervene like they did in the 1950s, and that would be Dangerous for the whole world, caution and Diplomacy first, History Lesson over.
Considering today's world situation with interconnected economies, global communication abilities and ever improving acceptance of human rights - war is not an acceptable option.
Knowledge about our environment is greater than ever and we understand the many negative impacts war brings. History proves war brings more problems than it ever may solve.
I believe that the USA would be foolish to wage war unless a nuclear strike was imminent. If they chose to strike North Korea with any weapon they would fight back, resulting in catastrophic consequences. At a time like this the USA should be the country to keep a level head and not venture into the realms of provocative threatening. Both the UK and the USA would be quite easily able to destroy North Korea completely. I truly believe that North Korea is acting childish - they believe they will gain some sort of respect and hierarchy in the world of nuclear development. The logical thing to do is to bite our tongues and remain level headed.
Hell no! There is no danger from N. Korea in the US Mainland .Why should our brothers and fathers fall victim to someone else's whims and fancies? There is no pride or glory in war, just death of civilians and innocents and in this case - deaths of our soldiers for fighting someone else's war.
What's the point of going into another war after being in one for over a decade with no economic boost from it? Tell me how North Korea is going to have a different effect when we are at war with them! Our troops have suffered enough; another war is pointless.
USA debts are really high and it will be worse for USA with all the economics problem.
If China joins NK under the war between USA and NK it will start a world war III. A war that will cost much for everyone. Many innocent lives will be lost and the reward for winning will be nothing. Just deaths will occur and a concern for everybody.
War, war never changes ...
Granted the US has the military capacity and weapons to defeat North Korea, but it'll be heavy cost to our economy. Within the last 10 years, we fought two wars; exhausted our budget and brought on more debt for generations to come. By firing back, we are playing right into his plans. We need to be proactive, and play a game of chess not checkers.
The USA should mind its own business and stay out of North Korea. They were behind Libya, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, etc. The world is sick of the US playing chess all on behalf of the state of Israel. It is time it looked after its own people's interests. If anything it should be locking up the Goldman Sachs bankers who have destroyed the country.
Everyone deserves security. It is unfair that the U.S. and major players have nuclear warheads and other developing countries don't. It looks like the U.S. is at "war" with every other country in the world. The U.S. also opposed both India and Iran when they started nuclear programs. Waging war against North Korea only shows the mean-spirited nature of the U.S. government.
Kim is in a fix here- he wants to prove to the other leaders he's a good leader but also knows he doesn't have a good enough military to actually do much with. If he backs down he loses, if he continues on he's dead. Very simple.
But that's beside the point, we don't want a war to start at all. People's lives are worth more than all the land, honor, or glory obtainable. We should be the 'better man' and let this one go.
1. North Korea is too unpredictable and the result could be disastrous.
2. The gains would be lower than for example invading Afghanistan or Iraq.
3. It would create even more hostility towards America from Asia.
4. China needs to play a stronger role in stabilizing the area and not America.
5. The North Korean people will eventually aspire for a better life and the world needs patience.
6. They need outside help to be able to develop their nuclear programs and these should be targeted jointly with China instead. Sanctions have to work.
If the United States declares war on North Korea, then the entire world will go to war. We also have newer technologies today and many more people will die because of them. If the USA does wage war, North Korea has a very strong army. I think that waging war with just kill off half the world now. Think about what that man did in Newtown. He killed so many small children. Now imagine thousands of people like him. Millions of people will die.We are much more civilized now than we were before. I think Americans should just accept other countries. Waging war is like committing suicide.
This is not Iraq, though the terrain is similar to Afghanistan. The North Korean Army, however, is nothing like the Taliban. This is not our grandfathers' generation. Our generation is self-centered and we whimper like children if success isn't easily achieved. As an example, look at the Armed Forces suicide rate. It tops the death rate of Soldiers who died in combat.
Rome didn't fall because of an advisory's might. Rome fell because its populace felt entitled. We are no longer the nation we once were, but everyone assumes us to be because our mothers said we can be what we want, never telling us how to become it.
What you're not told is that a large number of our service personnel are holding on by a limb. They have been deployed multiple times, and many aren't fit for active duty but are only in because the medical system is a mess. A large number of service personnel have been taken away from the basics of their military specialties so as to adapt to an asymmetric battlefield. Basically, they don't remember how to fight the way grandpa fought because they've been chasing elusive ghost for the past ten years plus! Now you think they can just change on a whim and fight Armies with similar equipment and defeat a nation that expresses unfettered loyalty to a young tyrant? North Koreans are extremely brain-washed.
Ladies a gentlemen please be advised: in desert warfare you can see the enemy from miles away. In the hills of Korea not only does the terrain work against you, but there are many miles of underground tunnel. There will be casualties unlike anything since WWII!
I'm not a defeatist, I'm just the guy with a small bit of experience who is telling you that this will be different. Remember, we no longer draft. It's all volunteer now. So, what we have today is what you'll have tomorrow. Educate yourself. You'll see the difficulty in maintaining an all volunteer service.
I'm not saying we won't win. I'm just letting you know there will be a high cost. Oh, and on another note: for all you wishful thinkers who believe communist China and Russia won't side with the North Korea. They already have. You do the research. It's all on the web.
The United States is no longer a world leading super power and China's military is surpassing, not to mention the US is economically dependent on China...And China and NK are tight. It's time the US accepts the fact that we can't just go busting skulls anymore. It's over for us. Call me "unpatriotic" all you like, but it's true. The government is running this country like monopoly. Our own military can't be liking the fact we're spending, and wasting, valuable time and resources in wars and battles we simply are hardly affected by. Big whoop we lose some supplier of oil, it isn't for forever, but if we go to war, we're guaranteed we won't get that oil back for an even longer time and lose a few friends...Oh wait, the US lost most of them after we became "Big Brother" from the book "1984". We're no better than our Soviet counterparts.
Without a direct attack from North Korea, the US should leave negotiations with the North's new radical leader to both South Korea and China. To instigate war with the North, is to call upon Russia and China to bring the rest of the world into chaos. The track record of US military efforts is alarming and more proactive steps need to be taken to promote peace.
Sanctions don't affect leaders. If anything sanctions shift the balance of power away from the people to dictators. Our diplomat is Dennis Rodman. Why should civilians die for the sake of stupid leaders? We should massively airdrop good food packages on the prison labor camps (gulags) and areas under threat of famine.
Packages including handguns, ammunition, and instructions should be dropped by parachute on the gulag labor camps. Once the slaves of North Korea free themselves, the NK government will have to shape up or dissolve.
Those two sides have been fighting since the 60's until UN came to power and HE broke what ever treaties they had. This is NONE of our affair! The US is so broke and the military so fractured and stretched so thin with us being over in the middle east!
Since talk of this has started I haven't heard anything about them threatening us. Not a word about that, just about the "threat" they pose. Yeah we heard a lot about the threat Bin Laden posed as well. Then we crashed our helicopter in his yard and somehow managed to take out this "huge terrorist threat" without so much as a casualty, after that, crashing a helicopter in his yard. Stop letting them feed you lies, this is just something that has been distorted 100x now and is being used to instill fear in us, which in turn convinces us we need war for safety, because that is simply not true.
By waging a war disputes are not going to get solved instead it will kill millions and millions of lives. By waging a war it will create conflicts between other countries too. By waging a war it will not bring happiness .Nuclear war will only cause destruction. By waging a nuclear war what will we tell our predecessor that the two countries could not solve their disputes, maintain peace and fraternity. Many people from around the globe come to the USA to earn a living and if nuclear war takes place it will create more conflicts.
The USA should stop exporting wars and start making peace. Another war will not solve anything but will cause death and destruction,possibly a nuclear holocaust. The USA and Korea must sign a peace treaty, evacuate the troops and stop interfering in other nations lives. We have enough destruction in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lybia etc, the trail of blood goes all the way to Washington, this is not the way our planet deserve to lives.
Nobody wins in an war.
North Korea's leader is a idiot and any action should be based on this fact. I feel diplomacy and helping the Korean people will do more good than anything else.
I can see a second middle east in the development with no end in sight.
In case of a nuclear war the related suffering will go on for the next 60 years and why?
We know even China will not be supporting a war. The problem being China would not like to see a united Korea since that would stop there control of the area.
The result would be millions of deaths on the Korean peninsula and possibly globally. The potential is there and should be unacceptable to any sane person,then again human beings don't seem to have evolved from the caves, except that the clubs have become more sophisticated. Seems we have a long way to progress in our mentality, if we survive.
The result would be millions of deaths on the Korean peninsula and possibly global.The potential is there and should be unacceptable to any sane person,there again human beings don't seem to have evolved from the caves,except that the clubs have become more sophisticated.Seems we have a long way to progress in our mentality,if we survive.
If we go to war with North Korea, it will make them want to bomb us more. They're already threatening us and going to war will make it worse. The second article to come up on Google was titled ' I DARE North Korea to nuke us" maybe if we were mature about it we could make an agreement and not have to live in fear. Especially me!
The cost of going to war with North Korea would be astronomically higher than the cost of the entire war on terror ten-fold. We would not be dealing with several thousand guerrillas, like Al-Queda and the Taliban, we would be dealing with a 2 million man army, with a 6 million man reserve, brainwashed to destroy the US. Not to mention these men are equipped with relatively modern weaponry.
Secondly, the tactic used in Afghanistan, unmanned drones, wouldn't work in a densely populated country like North Korea without creating a death toll in the millions. Is America truly ready to burden itself with the repercussions of these deaths? Furthermore, the use of our F-22 Raptors, B22's, and the rest of the Air Force's arsenal would be too costly and unpredictable since North Korea has one of the world's largest SAM (Surface-to-air) defenses.
Unfortunately the only thing that can be done in the case that diplomacy fails is to further isolate North Korea and militarily enforce a world-wide embargo. Waging war against North Korea should ONLY be resorted to if American soil is threatened, and under no other circumstance.
Why should we end their nuclear programs? Why can the United States have nuclear weapons but not other countries? Yes, I see that countries that conflict with us are threat if they have these weapons, but don't these countries see us as a threat to them because we have those weapons as well? If we keep trying to control every single thing that happens in this world, all we are going to get is more enemies and conflict. I feel we should try our best to do everything we can peacefully to get us out of this mess, and then sadly, make go to the last resort. But just think, if the first Korean War wasn't completely successful, how would the second one turn out with nukes involved?
North Korea having nuclear capabilities and possibly nuclear weapons may be a threat to the United States and the world, but they have not done anything with them yet. Wait for North Korea to attack first so they will have no excuse to blame the United States for retaliating and defending themselves.
Bold actions are more often taken by small nations with support of powerful allies. Examples are Serbia vs. Austria 1914, North Korea 1950, North Vietnam, perhaps even Iraq 1990 (if Saddam though he had tacit approval of the US).
So, what's up their sleeve? Is someone (maybe China) just waiting for us to go to war only to surprise us? We are spread thin and slightly weakened. We have slowly shrunk our Army. We are in economic trouble. What a better time to screw with us, right? They have something up their sleeve that we don't know about and we had better tread VERY carefully.
Let them be, this is not the proper approach. The last thing we would want is the start of any sort of nuclear war as it is an expandable thing. If open war was declared North Korea could launch a nuke anywhere they feel (Japan, California, or most likely South Korea) and then more nukes would be launched from that point. What is needed is more espionage or perhaps better forms of offers of friendship. An attitude of hostility should be gotten rid of. If North Korea was allowed to have their nuclear program such as most other countries in the world have then there wouldn't be a problem so long as they don't feel the need to nuke anyone. If proper relations were held with North Korea then there wouldn't be much to worry about. There should be an attitude change not so much limiting of a country that we, citizens believe to be evil.
Conflict must be avoid at all cost. Violence must be reserved for when all other possible options have been exhausted. The US, South Korea, & Japan seem defended enough against what we can see. They can then afford to wait for North Korea to attack before 'steam rolling from the sky.' Warring only to maintain status is sick. Were an aggressor like North Korea to attack us or our allies war would be acceptable.
I strongly fear for all of or futures with the threat of nuclear war. Of course would like north korea to stop making nucelar programs but will this happen. North Korea should realize what would happen if they keep threatning they are smart people i feel for the poor people in North Korea they are suffering, I dont like war and look at what happens when we have any very devistating does no one any good. I understand what America is doing but just dont want war.
For the Koreans sake, no we should not go to war with North Korea. Because think about how messed up North Korea already is. Think about what would happen if they launched a missile a us or South Korea, and we retaliated. We launch a missile at them and we send North Korea into the stone age. Now would that really seem the right thing to do. I guess North Korea will either have to learn the easy way or the hard way.
I am only 16 years old and I'm old enough to know what is at stake here. If the U.S. attacks North Korea their allies might attack. Let's not let another generation face the reflection of war like our countries past history. There are many ways we as a country can help without having to dirty our hands by the ugly blood of war. Attacking North Korea can be the cause of many innocent children and adults life in both North Korea and the U.S.
let our troops come home to their families. The US cannot support another war, both financially and mentally (the public is sick of war, our troops need to come home to their families.) Not to mention, a draft would most likely be needed to support such an invasion.
If war is our only option, I hope we are smart enough to strike first to save the lives of thousands. A first strike by North Korea would decimate Seoul, South Korea. Imagine our F22's and stealth bombers making a first strike, the Northern army would be decimated before they could even blink. Followed by a precisely timed drone and helicopter attack to remove ground forces. Not to mention, our Navy most likely destroying every remote launch pad in North Korea, with its precision missiles.
If North Korea was smart, and we know they are not, they would realize the only reason we didn't destroy them in the Korean war was because China saved their butt. Again I do not hope for war; if left with no other option, make it quick, painless and get out.
If we take action against North Korea, we are responding negatively. By responding peacefully we are not introducing a negative action. If we are going to expect peace back we can give peace out. In order to keep peace with Korea we need to give peace to them and not choose one side of the issue.
North Korea is not such a big threat to the U.S., but if China joins them, we are goners. The U.S. has many military supplies and advanced technology, which means that North Korea cannot stand a chance unless China sides with them. In conclusion, we should not go into war with North Korea, they are not such a threat.
Please, take a few minutes before you vote; even check Google or Youtube. Look up war, nuclear explosion, and chemical warfare to get some true images of what these ideas really mean. Who deserves that - certainly not innocent people. Imagine if somebody else were sitting in front of a computer, in a comfortable environment, eating a plate of food while they casually voted whether or not to attack you and your loved ones. With the tables turned, it certainly feels different.