Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran?

Apr 5, 2013 Full story: The Atlantic 264

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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Hello

Sheridan, WY

#21 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
Because North Korea has nukes, didn't you see the tests?
WolfB1

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Apr 5, 2013
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>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.
The fact is both sides are shady and I agree that America should stay out of the affairs of other countries, my statement is not that of a politician but that of a soldier. Any man who feels that in order to prosper he must destroy the lives of countless individuals, should be dealt with promptly. The american people are not to blame! So why threaten the innocent?
SPC MTN IN

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Apr 5, 2013
We can sit around and talk about politics all day and blame bush and make theories as to why and why not we didn't/did, do/don't go to war. Meanwhile in North Korea, they threaten (I use that term loosely) our national security, our ally South Korea, they starve and scare thier own people in horrific ways. If there's been any good reason to go to war scince 9/11, I'd say this is it. Whether war is an option or not, something still has to be done. Iran is an issue to our ally Isreal, and I think we should stand by them should something happen and I can say I'm not scared of them and niether should you. This thing with North Korea still has to be dealt with, it's just a matter of time.
Just Me

Westlake, LA

#24 Apr 5, 2013
Anon wrote:
This world is due for a culling. Might as well start with the annoying Americans.
Interesting since we will be the ones protecting your ignorant self in a few days lol
Nate

Tucson, AZ

#25 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.
his dad was the same way nothing to do with age he was taught what he is doing n trained to do so
Protect Yourself

Watertown, NY

#26 Apr 5, 2013
You know this hype can all because Dennis rodman's camera crew left equipment (confiscated)and they now use it to scare us.

For being a private society they sure are suddenly being public and blunt.

I feel like I have gotten to know the life of being a North Korean. In the military with no one really to fight with except us.
Kris

Selden, NY

#27 Apr 5, 2013
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Because North Korea has nukes, didn't you see the tests?
RIGHT and that's my point like I said earlier we k ow they have nukes that are being showed off sadam didn't flaunt them how the Koreans are so why are we not invading them like we did to Iraq I feel like no one is getting this
WolfB1

Oklahoma City, OK

#28 Apr 5, 2013
Nate wrote:
<quoted text> his dad was the same way nothing to do with age he was taught what he is doing n trained to do so
Absolutely right, we are generally the product of our enviroment.
Protect Yourself

Watertown, NY

#29 Apr 5, 2013
Kris wrote:
<quoted text>
RIGHT and that's my point like I said earlier we k ow they have nukes that are being showed off sadam didn't flaunt them how the Koreans are so why are we not invading them like we did to Iraq I feel like no one is getting this
Because they are backed by Russia and literally backed by china geographically.

They do not have mass resources or trade values with us.
We do not have a no fly zone either.

In Iraq the no fly zone turned into a cat & mouse game for Sadaam to mess with our military and our media picked up on it.

In NK, if we were to try to storm in , South korea will be heavily damaged in the end.

We have no want or need to go North. We'd prefer they work it out together.

It is for the South to declare war before us unless we are attacked first.

All I know is if we push north we better offer China most of the land.

I understand your point but theres' more players on the field then in Iraq.
fraoch

Methven, UK

#30 Apr 5, 2013
This might just be time for ALL Humans to be Alert!! And Human We all are! Unfortunately we are not the Best at "Priorities"! Think about it?? We are all human yet we fight over seas,oil,lands,wealth,religion ,culture etc!! Nothing really makes sense as we all DIE! Im a proud SCOT but seriously taking insights into whats going to happen in this Mad World! God forbid, but at the end of the day {OUR DAY?} its US HUMANS to thank!! MAD MAD DESPOTS OF INFERIOR COUNTRIES!!!!! I say this without predjudice.
well

Hamilton, Canada

#32 Apr 5, 2013
North Korea might attack South Korea and Japan. Iran will attack Israel and more. That changes everything.
thumper

Caledonia, Canada

#33 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
Might have somthing to do with china Yah Think??
slr

Chicago, IL

#34 Apr 5, 2013
Let's start by culling anon!!! Moron!

Since: Apr 13

United States

#35 Apr 5, 2013
Our country looks weak because of our current leaders, economics, bickering, military leaders and so on.
Until we can be strong again we will see more loonies like this in the future.
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#36 Apr 5, 2013
The American people are responsible for electing an inept group of Keystone Kops for leadership, and expecting them to protect us from crazy people with Nukes. They treated the election like a football game, and the wrong team won. Now we have to go without leadership for 4 more years, much the same as we had no leadership the last 4 years. Hopefully they will have learned something by 2014.
Dayton

Brookhaven, MS

#37 Apr 5, 2013
Because north Korea has plutonium enriched bombs with a shut down reactor on their nuclear plant and Iran has highly enriched uranium bombs and are currently running their facility the problem with this is that it takes very little uranium to make several nuclear bombs north Korea is believed to have only 6 nuclear weapons
abdul rashid

India

#38 Apr 6, 2013
do not fear about iran or nk but fear from the anger of GOD if you will cross limit then what can he (GOD) do find in Original BIBLE.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#40 Apr 6, 2013
Kris wrote:
<quoted text>
RIGHT and that's my point like I said earlier we k ow they have nukes that are being showed off sadam didn't flaunt them how the Koreans are so why are we not invading them like we did to Iraq I feel like no one is getting this
First off, no-one ever thought Iraq had nuclear weapons. ever. that is not why Bush invaded Iraq.
the facts about the invasion of Iraq are very clear and have been to informed citizens for quite a while now. the Bush administration was looking for a reason to finish off Saddam and 9-11 gave them what they thought was a good tie-in to do that.

N. korea has the third or fourth largest standing army the planet. yes, we could bonb the hell out of their cites killing millions of citizens but actually invading and taking over the country would be an order of magnitude harder...(sorry, it would be ten times harder...)than going into iraq and that was never even finished after ten years.

get it now?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#41 Apr 6, 2013
abdul rashid wrote:
do not fear about iran or nk but fear from the anger of GOD if you will cross limit then what can he (GOD) do find in Original BIBLE.
the bible full of proven lies? your god is a myth, go back to goat-herding...
Ingo

Magdala, Germany

#42 Apr 6, 2013
issrelis are jelousy that Iran develop and thatīs why you are afraid of Iran, because issraelis meddle in simple, destroyed by drugs and alcohol brains of your criminal leaderunces.
North Korea is not your problem too. Let even phillipis and Japans be communistic, they will be really more happy than now.

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