Join the discussion: Should North Korea's threats be taken seriously?

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    July 19, 2014 12:58 p.m.

    The movies sounds as nutty as its subject. Probably not worth the cost of popcorn.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    July 19, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    I believe the South Korean army is definitely superior. However there are 90,000 tubes(cannon) in range of Seoul. This is not funny.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 19, 2014 7:57 a.m.

    Nope, let's just go meet with more fat cat trial lawyers and raise more money for Democrats! If we ignore the southern border, pretend Al Qaida is on the run and Putin is a nice guy, everything will be fine!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 18, 2014 1:19 p.m.

    Should North Korea's threats be taken seriously? Not too much. Yes, it's huge army. But poorly equipped and supplied. Some of the missiles it has put on parade are fake. It's air force is a flying scrapyard. And it is a nuclear power in only the most loose sense of the word. We should not ignore them, especially given the atrocities they undertake domestically, but don't enable them by giving in every time they have a tantrum. Somewhere, in the innermost circle of command in NK, they know an attack on the south will destroy the Kim regime.

  • 1Observer Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 18, 2014 1:11 p.m.

    Un is a whack job and he does seem almost comical - but that is the danger. We don't take it seriously then one day the crazy guy does something and a conflict ensues. We all thought Putin was sort of nut, running around Russia with his shirt off and posing for pictures. (Obama completely dismissed him as a threat during the campaign) I don't think the people in the Ukraine are laughing and definitely the people who had relatives on the Malaysian flight are not laughing. And yes, the weapon that brought that plane down will be traced to Russia and the world response will be - ---- (nothing).

    Nutty, self-absorbed dictators or wanna-be dictators with nukes should be watched carefully and taken seriously. Something our current POTUS is completely clueless about. Now that the US has successfully neutered its military and abdicated its hegemonic role these two nuts are just the beginning.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 18, 2014 10:38 a.m.

    People living in strict Dictatorships where your government leader is worshiped, are pretty sensitive about things like this.

    Keep in mind... crazy people usually don't KNOW they are crazy.

    IMO It's the people around them that know they are crazy, and are responsible for stopping them. (same logic goes for gun violence and letting crazy people have guns).

    We should not let crazy people in our life have guns (family, friends, etc). Just sitting back and saying "it's somebody else's job to watch them".... also doesn't work evidently

    Likewise... we should not let crazy dictators have Nuclear Weapons. You may think they aren't crazy enough to use them... but you never know.

    The big problem with crazy regimes like this that everybody eventually writes of as a bunch of hot air is... when they finally flip... it catches everybody by surprise... even though they've been saying they were going to do it for YEARS...