My thoughts on North Korea
Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:58 PM
So what can the major powers do?
Ignore him, and you only encourage him to try harder to get the attention he seeks from the rest of the world, and the only thing he could do to one-up himself is a nuclear strike.
Punish him, but not destroy him, and you only damage the ego making his reaction necessarily stronger...which means a nuclear strike.
Destroy him, and you give credit to an equally extremist nation such as Iran to develop their own weapons and hold the world in a bit of a Polish standoff which can only end in, you guessed it, a nuclear strike.
We aren't dealing with rational folks willing to play by the rules. What should be done?
Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:10 PM
Assassination. By Jack Bauer.
But who do you assassinate? Kim, the aiatola, or the clerics?
Granted, Jack could handle all of them with one cell phone conversation, but still...
Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:33 AM