Nut job, good one...so are you saying the US doesn't have forces in the region and hasn't been arming South Korea and hasn't attacked North Korea in the past? Are you saying the millions of Koreans killed in the 60's by US forces give North Korea no cause for concern?
Wow, those statments seem to be made with a total lack of knowledge... as if you live in a bubble.
Do you think Kim Jogn Il is a legitimate leader and his government should not only be recognized, but also encouraged and helped?
I'm not defending Kim Jong Il in anyway, but why is he not a legitimate leader and why should the government not be recognized. There are other governments out there who are equally as brutal that we not only recognize but do business with.
I'm not aware of any country that is remotely on the level of North Korea that the U.S. does business with.
There are many, many good docementaries about N. Korea, KJI and his father that would probably be very enlightening for you to see. I'm just throwing that out there, becuase you appear to think that KJI is a legitimate leader.
He is easily in the top five of the worst human beings alive on the planet if you ask me.
The US did attack North Korea in the past...is arming its neighbor...and so on. NOrth Korea isn't threatening the United States...I really don't see why anyone is worked up abou this.
But as to why the U Swould take interest in North Korea-indochina is on the list of geographical areas to be sucked into US hegemony...their isn't a place inteh world exempt from that plan...N. Korea happens to be a nuclear power-not cooprerating with thte US but not fucking with them either...againt eh US is playing hte bully, do what I say typoe of situation.
And we need to realize that North Korea has every reason to be paranoid of an attack-it's happened before.
I know what there is to know about Kim Jong Il and his father, thanks though. I would have to say what China has done to Tibet can rank up there with North Korea yet they are given prefered nation status. What about our support of Suharto it wasn't untill 1998 that we finally ended our relationship with him. I'm not going to list all our past dealings but it seems we turn a blind eye when it is convenient for us. Like I said I'm not defending Kim Jong Il nor am I do I think the man belongs in power I'm just a little tired of the double standard is all.
is this the same north korea that invaded south korea? no, no reason for them to be on the offensive I guess. Surely they wouldn't do it again.
Paranoid about a US attack? If you can't see that this is about getting the US to write ANOTHER check to them in an "agreement", you are the blind one. This is nothing more than an attempt to get some cash....and why shouldn't they? We've paid them off in the past. Look how well that turned out, thanks Bill. And no, they're not a threat to us, which is exactly why we should ignore them and not give them a damn thing.
It is nothing more than "waaaaa look at us...look at us". Fuck 'em.
Bush.. Clinton... blame Bush... no, blame Clinton...
Anyone ever think it is a continual foriegn policy dictated by economic growth that might be a factor in all of this?
And seriously... stop and think about it... they're North Korea. The same crappy North Korea that has been crappy since forever. Their press says that Kim Jong Il has made 20someThing Holes-In-One in a row and is the greatest golfer, ever. And ever seen their parade of weapons? Look at the vehicles... the 1940s vintage trucks and cars pulling the shit. They suck and their shit sucks. No wonder that piece of shit missile blew up... and aren't they supposed to be the ones who invented rockets?
It's more of the same old Fear Tactics that this administration uses to justify their bullshit. And the same goes for crappy, backwards ass Iran... the same fucking Iran that put swords in the hands of kids and told them to charge into Iraqi machine gun nests in 1987. Backwards ass, isolated countries with loudmouth looney dictators in charge. If you're afraid of them... you are a pussy.
Good point about foreign policy not changing....that's been the case for over 50 years now...could it be the president isn't making the decisions?
Bush is about in charge of the U.S. as the Queen is in charge of England.
The 'deciders' are Cheney, Rove and... to a lesser degree... Rumsfeld. But, who in their right mind would have ever voted for Montgomery Burns Cheney or those other old, scary looking mother fuckers? Bush seemed like a regular guy... a stupid, beer drinking NASCAR guy. The same type of guy that his voters thought was just like themselves.
Then, there are those people who believe that Adam and Eve rode domesticated Tyrannosarus Rexi to drop off young Cain and Abel at school. They will never believe anything other than the War is good because the Iraqi battle plan was drafted by Jesus, himself.