marting wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:58 pm
United States has done nothing to North Korea for decades. The image that they want nuclear weapons because they feel threatened from the United States is a pretense. Stop buying it.
The United States has put the screws on NK so tightly the people are starving because in Kim's paranoia, he'd rather buy weapons than food. Developing nukes is also part of the their constitution, BTW.
marting wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Worth mentioning also that you're oblivious to Russia and China's tireless moves to check mate the U.S. off the world stage, economically, militarily, and politically, and the role a nuclear NK will play in that.
This is largely due to Trump's signaling that the US is withdrawing from its world leadership role with all this "America First" nonsense. And we know that Trump has a hardon for Putin. Trump buys into all this nationalist crap that Bannon was spinning. And all this "lets bring jobs back" is crap too. Who wants those jobs? No one. No one wants $9000 iphones either. There are no coal jobs that are going to be created. We are far from being "checkmated" by China and Russia on any score, in pure military terms. And our economy is still the largest in the world and will continue to be so. Our economy, as of 2017, is 24.32 percent of the world economy. Now, let that sink in because while we only have 324 million +- people, China's economy is only 14.84 percent of the world economy with 1.4 billion people. Russia's economy is the same size as Italy's. So please, dispense with the ridiculous exaggerations about how our economic, military, and political place in the world is so precarious. We, along with Western Europe are the wealthiest, most technically advanced countries in the world. But Trump has no understanding of this and is throwing it away based on trying to make white people in middle America happy with jobs they will never have again. He is selling them snake oil, and if you have a brain in your head, you know it.