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Nuclear Endgame on the Korean Peninsula?

ww10 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 7:55 AM
Sooner or later the South Koreans and the US will have to destroy that fat little dictator and his crazy generals. Then the Koreans can fix their country like the Germans did.
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 4:41 PM
The Chinese may prohibit that. They'd rather have a buffer state between prosperous South Korea, and the poverty of their own hinterlands.

But is a homocidal, crazy neighbor worth it?
George257 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:46 AM
Yes, I am sure it will become quite prosperous. They are hard working, entrepreneurial, and have a low cost structure.
Last October, while riding on South Korea's KTX express train from Seoul to Cheonan, I glanced at one of the rail car's video monitors just as a chilling yet cyclically familiar news flash lit the screen: "North Korea threatens South Korea with nuclear war."

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