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Old 03-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #396
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Default Re: The North Korean Situation II

Part of me is wondering if a lot of this is pride from NK leadership. The world has kinda laughed off their threats for years. So to get more attention they escalate in a more dangerous way by threatening nuking. Problem is now that they've went that far, if they back down now they will really look idiotic and impotent (they already do, but even more so).

So maybe it's a case of pride. They've went this far, and feel they can't back down. So the only way forward is more threats, and posturing on an ever increasing scale. I guess now it's just a question of when they get the wake up call. Even if the leadership thinks they're invincible, at some point they'll have to realize they're not capable of backing up their claims. Meanwhile it will be the citizens who suffer.

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