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N Korea launches short-range ballistic missile into sea

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM

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Why does North Korea seek nuclear weapons?

Could it be due to the war mongering US of A and its past actions?

Clearly that delusional view is not the reason as the US is not warmongering. Past actions? seriously you want to base it on things done by other leaders in different centuries? Time to move on sport.

Pyongyang was razed to the ground by US bombs-a fact that most posters here are ignorant of.

Was that before or AFTER North Korea invaded South Korea?

The North Koreans are reminded of the extreme violence that was rained down on them almost everyday.

So they are reminded that they violently invaded the peaceful South, got severely damaged because of their hostile actions, and direct it outwards to the "hated US and its allies".

Kim knows that nuclear powers do not get attacked.

Well India has been attacked by China, Pakistan and India have had minor wars and both are armed with nuclear weapons. China and USSR had armed confrontations and they both had nukes.

North Korea's best safety is through its utter destitution and starving population, and having nothing worth a fight. Having some nukes is worrying but hardly makes Kim safe. Nuclear nations have had leaders assassinated before.

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News media report there are two reasons as to why North Korea keeps test-firing missiles with a possibility of nuclearizing them somehow. One of the reasons, they say, is that North Korea wants to be recognized as a nuclear nation; and the second reason is that they want sanctions imposed on them by the international community spearheaded by the U.S. to be removed immediately. 

But I have some doubt about such an assessment, especially the first reason.

Aren't the test-firings of missiles so often money-consuming and effecting Pyongyang's national coffers a great deal?

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ramping up testing activities in response to ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal.

North Korea responding to provocation from the US and it's vassals.

I see your confusion. When North Korea invaded South Korea, they used "military exercises" as the cover for their massed invasion force. North Korea assumes the same will be done to them, but in reality knows it wont be. NK knows the US likes to bomb for weeks to soften up the enemy before moving troops in.

South Korea military drills with the US are on how to defeat another NK invasion. Everybody knows it including China and Russia. Nobody wants the financial burden of millions of starving North Koreans to feed. NK has no jewels or products or industries worth invading for. NK is nobodies idea of a prize worth sacrificing the lives of your soldiers for period.

Defensive drills are no provocation. Launching missiles over other nations is provocation. How could anyone miss that? Amazing.

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Why does North Korea seek nuclear weapons?

Could it be due to the war mongering US of A and its past actions?

Pyongyang was razed to the ground by US bombs-a fact that most posters here are ignorant of.

The North Koreans are reminded of the extreme violence that was rained down on them almost everyday.

Kim knows that nuclear powers do not get attacked.

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At this point, after establishing that he has nuclear weapons and delivery systems. wouldn't it be wiser to start improving the living conditions of the people of NK, rather than prove once again that he is able to launch a missile? He is wasting resources that the people need. He is a foolish, egomaniacal dictator.

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ramping up testing activities in response to ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal.

North Korea responding to provocation from the US and it's vassals.

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20 years ago Bush went to war with Iraq destroyed the nation

Did great damage to Iraq.

and hanged it leader Saddam over a LIE about the existence of WMD,

Saddam was tried, convicted and hanged by the Iraqi people, nobody else was responsible for that.

here we have a nation and it's leader with OPEN hostility towards the U.S and it's allies who has WMD and relentlessly keeps on firing missiles across the water and NOTHING is being done so far.

Saddam was accused of having chemical and biological weapons as he had a documented history of using them against his own people, (for which he has later convicted and hanged).

NK has a number of nuclear weapons and a very advanced ballistic missile program and stockpile. The danger of attacking him is much greater to the region and beyond, unlike Iraq at the time it was wrongly invaded over WMD that had already been disposed of by Saddam. What action would you suggest the world take against NK to resolve this situation?

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20 years ago Bush went to war with Iraq destroyed the nation and hanged it leader Saddam over a LIE about the existence of WMD, here we have a nation and it's leader with OPEN hostility towards the U.S and it's allies who has WMD and relentlessly keeps on firing missiles across the water and NOTHING is being done so far.

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The North’s continuation of missile tests showed its determination not to back down, despite the U.S.-South Korea exercises, which are the biggest of their kind in years.

What does that even mean? Wont back down in the face of defensive US and South Korean military drills? I guess it means they will continue to provoke their neighbor and conduct more belligerent actions.

But many experts say the tests are also part of North Korea's bigger objective to expand its weapons arsenal, win international recognition as a nuclear state and get international sanctions lifted.

Indeed it is part of NK excuses used to expand its missile capabilities. It is already recognized as having nuclear weapons, but the continued hostile actions will only make sanctions worse, they will never get them reduced or removed by showing their hostile intent on a regular basis.

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Get a life. Yaaaaawn.

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Will the appropriate authorities please, not only, listen, but put my suggestion into action? At once? And every time? North Korea's fat boy with three chins fires missiles regularly over the sea besides Japan and, across the Pacific towards the U.S.A. because, he is chronically affected by ravenous hunger for the world's attention. Please ignore North Korea's fat boy with three chins. Mention his missiles if necessary. But, in the back pages. And, in small print.

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How about a moratorium on joint exercises for a year?

See how NK responds?

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I wonder if he was personally "taken out" if all the NK people who are forced to clap hands and cry for him would actually really cry. I think they would be clapping hands in joy myself

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Hey piggy let those fish alone all in all ur just another pig in NK all your subjects are nearer to hungry ghosts so use the money to feed your people not spend on blowing blank weapons which is poisonous to aquatic life

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Keeping them in the corner will only end badly for everyone. Time to assume the senior role and set a diplomatic example. They are reacting most naturally for their position, which is an extremely disadvantageous one. That's what the nukes are for, and I wouldn't waste any more time trying to force them to give them up.

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Red alert Rocket boy is making mad progress and teaming up with Russian.

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Guess it was time for some Wake up / Morning Fireworks.

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I think he is starting to look more and more like a Jack O' lantern at an alarming rate.

That side shave is actually the latest Hollywood fashion, as seen in the Fury movie.

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I think he is starting to look more and more like a Jack O' lantern at an alarming rate.

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