Let's count the threats from North Korea

  • Article by: FOREIGN POLICY
  • Updated: March 22, 2013 - 6:10 PM

If you’re having a hard time keeping track of the multitude of threats issued by North Korea in the last few weeks, you’re not alone: Kim Jong Un’s young regime is on a seemingly endless tear of warnings and provocations.

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lordhawhaw1Mar. 23, 13 4:07 AM

We need to divest ourselves and our 30,000 troops from the Korean Peninsula. If the South Koreans can afford to make cutesy hamster commercials to sell us cars then they can pay for their own defense.

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monkeyplanetMar. 23, 13 9:31 AM

North Korea is not a threat to the United States. We have enough nuclear weapons to melt their entire country into the ocean. North Korea may be a threat to Japan or South Korea, but those countries are wealthy enough to defend themselves. It's time we stopped trying to control the actions of others. We can't afford to be world policeman, and in any case, it only makes other countries resent us. The constant drumbeat about the "threats" from third-world nations like N. Korea and Iran is just fear-mongering to get the public to pay even more in taxes to the military-industrial complex.

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mnanimatorMar. 23, 13 3:56 PM

In my limited knowledge of the situation, it seems to me that S. Korea is more than capable of holding its own against the North. Again, in my limited knowledge of the situation, it seems to me that if the U.S. were to withdraw all our troops from the Korean Peninsula, it would signal our complete disregard for N. Korea's pointless threats. However, (see above disclaimer) I think it stands to reason that any conflict with N. Korea will ultimately mean China mobilizes on behalf of N. Korea, and that's why U.S. troops most likely aren't going home any time soon.

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