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  •  The central issue, I think: (3+ / 0-)
    The North Koreans military is not the one who has gone thousands of miles away from their home to run threatening war-games with nuclear capable weaponry on another country's border.
    Yeah, I also wish the world didn't work the way it does. But what are you advocating? The world's "borders" are largely nothing but historical artifacts of superpower jostling during the relatively recent history. In other words, the world as it exists now is constructed by a handful of entities that have distinguished themselves as "superpowers", and its stability depends directly on the balance between those superpowers.

    Are you advocating that one superpower -- currently the strongest one -- unilaterally withdraw from its role in maintaining that balance?

    The whole house of cards would promptly collapse. In this particular case, I can't begin to imagine what would happen to the whole China-Japan-Korea-Taiwan clusterfuck.

    The same would be true of any superpower with a global reach.

    So with that in mind, what exactly should the US do now, do you think?

    Funny, I was actually just laughing about it yesterday: this is the first time in my lifetime that I'm seeing the US being drawn into a war not by its own design. I don't think the US wants this conflict in any way, shape or form.

    •  You make a reasonable argument (2+ / 0-)
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      penguins4peace, devis1

      but, in my opinion the idea that any country would launch and unprovoked attack on what you correctly call the "strongest" superpower is irrational.

      I have not heard anyone seriously threaten the U.S. To attack the strongest super power in order that they could have their country eliminated from the map makes no sense. This is all made up crap to support, yet, another war.

      You ask, what do I think we should do. I think that the security of this country could be improved by cutting our military in half. This would still leave us with a huge advantage over any potential enemy. The money saved could be used to grow our slow economy and to help the poor throughout the world.

      I do not believe your theory that it takes a sole superpower to rule the world. I think supporting the U.N. is a better alternative.

      War is costly. Peace is priceless!

      by frostbite on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 04:25:09 PM PDT

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