Post by EricÂ©
Dave Smith wrote...
He's apparently threatening Guam, which he may not be able to find
amid all the other islands in the Pacific. The real danger currently
would be if the NK-ers managed to hit Seoul with a nuke as it's one
of the largest cities in the world and fairly close to the border.
But the Americans have to decide, do they stop Kim now, or wait until
he maybe has an effective ICBM or subs that can launch a nuke at
Western US cities.
He may possibly be smart enough to realize that setting off a nuke on
the Korean peninsula would likely mean problems for the north, and dumb
enough to think that he can get away with a nuclear attack on the US.
Dealing with Kim Un-Yong is looking more and more like the appeasement
of Hitler in the late 1930s. There have been a series of agreements made
with the north to calm them down but continued development of long range
missiles and nuclear weapons. Hitler proved the futility of continued
OTOH We can look back to the second Gulf War and the accuracy of
American intelligence reports that claimed that Saddam had a vast
arsenal of WMDs and used those claims as an excuse to go in and force a
regime change. The were convinced that there was enough proof of those
WMDs and development programs to justify going to war almost half way
around the world, but after more than three years of searching they
admitted that they had not found any WMDs. Are they to be believed now?