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North Korea: are ya crazy? or just plain STUPID?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kinddog, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. kinddog

    kinddog Banned

    Oct 8, 2012
    Northern Virginia
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
  3. Bearman

    Bearman Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Well the gene pool of the south Koreans and the north Koreans are the same but the north Koreans are 1 to 3 inches shorter on average because of famine while the leaders have round faces, makes sense.

    The leader Kim Jong-un studied in Europe like many dictators (however, his grades and attendance rating are reported to have been poor) so he clearly realizes what he is doing to his people. Technically he is not even the real leader because the deceased grandfather Kim Il-sung is the Eternal President of the Republic, go figure.

    North Korea is one of the world's most militarized countries, with a total of 9,495,000 active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel. Its active duty army of 1.21 million is the 4th largest in the world, after China, the U.S., and India. Not the best equipped but wars are never easy especially with large numbers.

    I feel sad for the enslaved people and resentment for those who have supported the leaders of that inhuman state. It's the duty of every country on earth do their part in fixing this situation, preferably non violently but I'm not that hopeful.
  4. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

    Dec 15, 2012
    No! I served in S. Korea with the Army. No one in their right mind would want the truce to end with N. Korea. They can fire 500,000 (yes 1/2 million) artillery shells in one hour and hit Seoul. When I served at Camp Page, the city of Chunchon had a underground Mall that was also a bomb shelter.

    I also served in Iraq. War is a nightmare. Sometimes war is the only option. But never wish for a war. I speak from first hand experience.

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    Bush the second was correct when he defined the Axis of Evil.
  5. strider

    strider Active Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    NE Oklahoma
    I didn't read the linked article but this is just sabre-rattling is its purest form. They do this from time to time. Make a bunch of noise, maybe attack a small S. Korean outpost and then everyone caves and sends them more food and fuel with an agreement that they'll stop doing such and such for 6 or 7 years and then we do it all again. Telling your people "the rest of the world is out to get you but that I'll protect you" is standard despot behavior.

    Nothing to see here... move along.

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