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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:15 AM

N. Korea has had the bomb for 10 years so why the big rush to war now?

The only reason I can think of is that Trump wants to change the subject
from the help he got from Russia in the election.

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Reply N. Korea has had the bomb for 10 years so why the big rush to war now? (Original post)
Botany Apr 2017 OP
Zing Zing Zingbah Apr 2017 #1
Orrex Apr 2017 #2
jehop61 Apr 2017 #3
Moostache Apr 2017 #4
PoliticAverse Apr 2017 #5
FSogol Apr 2017 #7
spanone Apr 2017 #6
PJMcK Apr 2017 #8

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:16 AM

1. Pretty much...

plus people in the admin have probably got personal investments in defense companies.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:17 AM

2. Probably North Korea won't carry Ivanka's clothing line

Honestly, what more reason do we, as a nation, need?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:18 AM

3. He thinks

he needs a war to get his poll numbers up. Deplorable!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:26 AM

4. Because it is working...

The Russian investigation was building to a crescendo before the Nunes Treason and ever since then, the entire thing has been effectively removed from the front burner and conveniently stashed on the back burner, well out of sight and mind.

If the investigation shows the slightest uptick, we get stories about North Korea anew...

Lather.
Rinse.
Repeat.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:27 AM

5. Perhaps it is for distraction, but North Korea has been developing longer and longer...

range missiles.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:34 AM

7. Exactly. Their missle program sucked. Thanks to Chinese tech firms, they are catching up. n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:29 AM

6. trumps ratings

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Apr 26, 2017, 07:36 AM

8. Three things are driving the narrative, I think

You are probably mostly correct, Botany, that there is quite a bit of dog-wagging regarding North Korea. But there are two other elements to consider.

First, nuclear technology doesn't spring fully formed from the laboratory. It is constantly developing. Even with our own advanced technology, scientists and engineers are striving for new advances. I'm certain that North Korea's team has advanced their technology in the past decade.

Second and more ominous, the North Korean missile technology has advanced. Although they might not yet be able to deliver a payload to the North American continent, they could lob a nuclear missile into South Korea or Japan. Frankly, their missiles are concerning because that technology keeps improving.

We fear terrorist groups getting ahold of an atomic bomb then delivering it in a car or in a shipping container or the like. ISIS is never going to have an ICBM. North Korea could have that rocket very soon.

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