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    Default North Korea wants to attack the U.S.

    by launching a long-range nuclear missile at us.

    They are always pissed off at us.

    Why?

    I think it's because they want money.

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    I'm sure they're more than aware that America's nuclear arsenal greatly dwarfs whatever they have. On a more cynical note, nothing new here. Nuclear threats have been part of our relationship with North Korea since the beginning when General Douglas MacArthur advocated turning the country into a nuclear waste zone. British Prime Minister Attlee actually had to get personal reassurances from President Truman that nuclear weapons would not be used in Korea. *shrugs*

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    No, they only want us to think they want to attack the US with a missile.

    The fat kid knows that his regime is over if he actually attacks us. He might be crazy and irrational, I don't know. If he ordered such a thing, I suspect that his military generals are rational and know better. They've likely already planned their defection in that contingency.

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    They want to join the market game. But who wants to play with the flippant kid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    I'm sure they're more than aware that America's nuclear arsenal greatly dwarfs whatever they have. On a more cynical note, nothing new here. Nuclear threats have been part of our relationship with North Korea since the beginning when General Douglas MacArthur advocated turning the country into a nuclear waste zone. British Prime Minister Attlee actually had to get personal reassurances from President Truman that nuclear weapons would not be used in Korea. *shrugs*
    I know! Why is N. Korea always threatening? It never seems to stop. Every couple of years, they make a threat.
    What do they want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    I know! Why is N. Korea always threatening? It never seems to stop. Every couple of years, they make a threat.
    What do they want?
    I'm guessing, in accordance with their Juche ideology, it's the removal of American forces from the Korean peninsula and the eventual reunification of Korea(under them of course). That's their ultimate goal.

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    It's murky business, trying to know the intentions of an eccentric, isolated, and secretive regime. But my guess would be that the periodic shows of force are for domestic purposes as much or more than they are for diplomatic purposes. Kim Jong Un has a population and a big gaggle of bureaucrats and generals to keep in line. Belligerence has a long history of being useful for that purpose.

    On the diplomatic front, they do make threats to receive aid, reduce sanctions (though I don't know if that's ever worked), and to be allowed involvement in various international affairs. They want a voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    by launching a long-range nuclear missile at us.

    They are always pissed off at us.

    Why?

    I think it's because they want money.
    An article, (citation, 4/4/13 )

    That I read this morning speculated that North Korea just wants to inspire faith and loyalty within their own country as North Korean citizens may not be educated enough to figure out that the power of these missiles is just a bluff. Threats of war to create solidarity?

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    06/13 10:51:12 shortnsweet: go do your things and my things too!
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    06/13 10:51:55 shortnsweet: !!!!
    06/13 10:51:57 shortnsweet: (cries)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Threats of war to create solidarity?
    That could be plausible. I know for example Seward advised Lincoln to try to provoke tensions with Britain to help unify the country against an external threat. Of course this only works when you win the war, otherwise the internal tensions can intensify further.

    Another example I guess is Canadian Bacon. *shrugs*

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    Fortunately they have pretty much zero capacity to attack us.

    They do have nukes, but no way to get them here.

    They do have soldiers, but once again, no way to get them here.

    This is good news for US, but it still doesn't change the destabilizing effect they have on the region.

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