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Published: Saturday, Jan. 26 2013 9:40 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Having served in South Korea, I can tell you this.

They will always be threatening someone.

They will always be shooting missiles.

It's alot like a child who is crying for attention.

The Demilitarized Zone or 'DMZ' is the most heavily fortified boarder on earth.

America still has over 30,000 troops in S. Korea at any time. Today included.

How can American rationalize 'taking out' N. Korea's nuclear facilities...when America is the only country to use an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

North Korea is an example of a problem that really has no good answers. One thing I learned during the year and a half that I served there in the Army is that their leaders (and their people, to a great extent) do not think the way we think. Logic would teach that they're putting themselves on the road to destruction and/or starvation, but when paranoia becomes a way of life for a country, the entire focus changes to finding ways to harm their neighbors. Unfortunately, their obsession with the idea that everyone wants to destroy them can become a self-fulfilling prophecy when their saber-rattling and preemptive attacks on misperceived threats become intolerable and the rest of the world decides, enough is enough. In their colossal myopia, they overlook the fact that the outcome of a single nuclear hit on Pyongyang would result in their ceasing to exist as a country.

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