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Making Sense of North Korea

dan17 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 10:31 AM
I wonder what North Korea would look like today if we had sent assassins in to take out their "Glorious Leader" 60 years ago?
DagNabbit Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 2:55 PM
In 1953 the US overthrew the prime minister of Iran and put in the Shah.

...what does Iran look like today?
KPar Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:11 PM
You are forgetting that Jimmah snatched the rug out from under the Shah. What would Iran look like today?
KPar Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 3:14 PM
And what does South Korea look like today?
man of steel Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:04 PM
What does Egypt look like today? What does Libya look like today?

The old definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different result. The new definition, which applies only in the case of North Korea, is: doing something different and expecting a different result.

The North Koreans have been pursuing a nuclear arsenal for a couple of decades. We have tried negotiating; we've tried cutting off negotiations; we've tried threatening them; we've tried ignoring them, and we've tried whistling "Camptown Races" while standing on our heads. Nothing has made any visible difference. Come rain or come shine, they keep pursuing a nuclear arsenal.

So it...