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.
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?