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Thread #161816   Message #3871324
Posted By: Stu
13-Aug-17 - 05:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: Trump Korean War II
Subject: RE: BS: Trump Korean War II
"Happy with that?"

Not really, I found your reply vacuous and lacking in critical analysis. Your reductionist assessment* of the situation oversimplifies the complexities of the real world..

"NK does not want to talk.

But it does. Talking is EXCATLY what NK wants as it wants sanctions to be lifted and to be seen as a major world power. Kim isn't so stupid to think he will bomb his way to the negotiating table; he's close to China and they will not favour a conflagration. NK's tactics of trying rag up the US are designed to elicit a response and the reason why ALL previous presidents have stayed their hand and not used overly provocative playground rhetoric. Trump lacks the ability to understand nuance and this is bad news. You need some degree of intellectual ability too be a world leader; that both Trump** and Kim lack any at all is a concern to a lot of people around the world.

* For example, this: "The war stopped over 60 years ago. There have been no hostile acts against NK in all that time." The second world war finished over 70 years ago but it's consequences are felt by us all on a daily basis and many people alive today remember it vividly and virtually all of us have family that were involved that makes it very personal. So the distance in time from the events doesn't stop the influence of those events. The political ramifications of WWII are with us every day. It's not different for the North Koreans, and it's erroneous to believe it is.

**Google the transcript of Trump's call to the governor of Guam. Incredible: incoherent and inarticulate.