Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fe...

Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran?

There are 264 comments on the The Atlantic story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran?. In it, The Atlantic reports that:

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum where historic objects and models are displayed, on March 24, 2013.

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Klg

Richmond Hill, Canada

#1 Apr 5, 2013
There is nothing more annoying than someone like this threatening world peace and countless lives, I thing that age has alot to do with it, hopefully some kind of good will come of this situation!!
joe

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Apr 5, 2013
I think this dude is nuts
WolfB1

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Apr 5, 2013
I have to agree with klg, I believe his maturity level has a lot to do with it. Some of us are given power and we forget that we are mortal, he obviously has a view of himself as being superior..... Due time for a reality check.
Ken

UK

#4 Apr 5, 2013
WolfB1 wrote:
I have to agree with klg, I believe his maturity level has a lot to do with it. Some of us are given power and we forget that we are mortal, he obviously has a view of himself as being superior..... Due time for a reality check.
Its time for Americans to have a reality check and condemn their leaders for interfering in other countries affairs . If North Korea launches a nuclear strike on America it won't be your leaders that will suffer because they will be safe in their bunkers with their wealth and families ,while Americans have to bear the consequences that will follow.
Anonymous

Newnan, GA

#5 Apr 5, 2013
This kid can't just threaten millions of lives and get away with it. But the real question is; how can we deal with him without starting WWIII?
Kris

Selden, NY

#6 Apr 5, 2013
What boggles my mind is how we invaded Iraq which we later found sadam had no weapons of mass destruction but stayed there for 10 years even according to msnbc we shouldn't have been there...meanwhile this dope is literally egging us on almost daily with his threats...but nothing has been done yet? Sadam was an evil man but so is this guy apparently. So why did we invade somewhere we " thought" had nukes but a country promising to destroy us we can wait and see what happens? Am I missing something
Anonymous

West Drayton, UK

#7 Apr 5, 2013
THAT north korean leader should be sorted out as soon as possible.The man is mad as we can see.
If he doesnt care his own country and people surely he doesnt care the consequences of his action.He is starting the most dangearous act that could regret by all.
Bigfoot

Houston, TX

#8 Apr 5, 2013
Kris wrote:
What boggles my mind is how we invaded Iraq which we later found sadam had no weapons of mass destruction but stayed there for 10 years even according to msnbc we shouldn't have been there...meanwhile this dope is literally egging us on almost daily with his threats...but nothing has been done yet? Sadam was an evil man but so is this guy apparently. So why did we invade somewhere we " thought" had nukes but a country promising to destroy us we can wait and see what happens? Am I missing something
China !?!?!?
Torpedo deadahead

Ballwin, MO

#9 Apr 5, 2013
Why the hell should we fear Iran ? The only dog barking is N.Korea and he needs his teeth kicked in.
Emlyn

Barrow, UK

#10 Apr 5, 2013
Kris wrote:
What boggles my mind is how we invaded Iraq which we later found sadam had no weapons of mass destruction but stayed there for 10 years even according to msnbc we shouldn't have been there...meanwhile this dope is literally egging us on almost daily with his threats...but nothing has been done yet? Sadam was an evil man but so is this guy apparently. So why did we invade somewhere we " thought" had nukes but a country promising to destroy us we can wait and see what happens? Am I missing something
Yes Iraq had oil.
Bigfoot

Houston, TX

#11 Apr 5, 2013
Torpedo deadahead wrote:
Why the hell should we fear Iran ? The only dog barking is N.Korea and he needs his teeth kicked in.
Russia ?!?!?1?
Protect Yourself

Watertown, NY

#12 Apr 5, 2013
Both are supported by Russia. Any aggression on our part will bring them into the fight.

I believe even if either NK or Iran attacks us or their neighbors they would still support them against us.

The only solution now is a change of tactics. Drop sanctions as an offer of peace. Warn they will be reactivated if provoked.

Back off them before it's too late.

You will find most times that Iran is on the media only when our military is highly active in the gulf.

NK is the same, because of the military' exercises'. To NK they look just like practice for war.

If we just keep sanctioning and pressure them to give up their best weapons, expect a real war very soon.
Kris

Selden, NY

#13 Apr 5, 2013
Bigfoot wrote:
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China !?!?!?
Yea china who's pretty much fed up with n korea not to mention china has said repeatedly they're having problems of their own with Japan and korea is becoming a headache. China has too many economic ties with us which is why they are trying to ease tensions because they know if anything breaks out its going to cause problems they don't need right now. Not to mention if you look it up they may have more soldiers but we have 20 times the chemical weapons china does. I highly doubt they want a Hiroshima event in their country
Kris

Selden, NY

#14 Apr 5, 2013
Emlyn wrote:
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Yes Iraq had oil.
Yea and bush needed to defend his daddy who sadam wanted taken out. I think every american sees that now
neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#15 Apr 5, 2013
Pakistan's ISI put the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, they hid out Bin Laden from us for years and they are engaged in a terror war against India.

Their nuclear weapons do not seem to concern us so what is the big deal if next door Iran has them too? I fail to see the difference.
Protect Yourself

Watertown, NY

#16 Apr 5, 2013
neutral observer wrote:
Pakistan's ISI put the Taliban in power in Afghanistan, they hid out Bin Laden from us for years and they are engaged in a terror war against India.
Their nuclear weapons do not seem to concern us so what is the big deal if next door Iran has them too? I fail to see the difference.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolut...
Sharyn

United States

#17 Apr 5, 2013
Kris wrote:
What boggles my mind is how we invaded Iraq which we later found sadam had no weapons of mass destruction but stayed there for 10 years even according to msnbc we shouldn't have been there...meanwhile this dope is literally egging us on almost daily with his threats...but nothing has been done yet? Sadam was an evil man but so is this guy apparently. So why did we invade somewhere we " thought" had nukes but a country promising to destroy us we can wait and see what happens? Am I missing something
Yes, you are missing the fact that saddam DID use wmd on his own people so there is no question he had wmd, the question is what did he do with them. I would not put to much stock in what msnbc says they lean to the far left and think we can just talk to and reason with crazy people.
Yannick

Vaudreuil, Canada

#18 Apr 5, 2013
Anon

Homebush, Australia

#19 Apr 5, 2013
This world is due for a culling. Might as well start with the annoying Americans.
Kris

Selden, NY

#20 Apr 5, 2013
Sharyn wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, you are missing the fact that saddam DID use wmd on his own people so there is no question he had wmd, the question is what did he do with them. I would not put to much stock in what msnbc says they lean to the far left and think we can just talk to and reason with crazy people.
And why is it we waited until 2003 to go after him when most murders were committed in the 90s since that what he was hung for. N korea has also killed their own people and stuck them in once traction camps when they couldn't pay their debt why isn't he being hung

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