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Kim Jong Eun, Supreme Leader, Pyongyang, North Korea

Dear Comrade Kim:

Aloha!

I was watching the television news when they said that you were threatening to attack Guam and Hawaii with nuclear weapons on missiles. I live here in Honolulu and I wish you wouldn't attack us. Please don't.

Why you pick beef wid us?

Why you give us stink-eye?

we owe you money o wat?

They say you are just making empty threats to get attention. I dunno  -It might be funny in a way except that most kids who throw tantrums don't own nuclear weapons. From what I read, you have a wife with a new baby at home and a demanding job. You look like you don't get enough exercise. You need a new barber.

I have some advice for you.

First, read this post. You don't have to get up being mad with the South Koreans all the time. You can take charge of your own life and get new friends instead of relying on those guys your dad picked out for you.  Those generals seem like stick-in-the-mud guys. You could use some better wingmen. And I'm not talking about Dennis Rodman either.

Bottom Line - come visit!

It's been along winter and I think instead of dropping the big one on Honolulu you should just take the wife and kids here for two weeks in the sun.  There's lots to do on Waikiki.

Let's get back to Aloha.

That is what life is about. We'd be happy to teach you about it.

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What should we do about North Korea's nuclear capability?

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she (Christina Taylor-Greene) imagined it." President Obama

    by guavaboy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 12:52:08 PM PDT

  •  Maybe it's because I have a lot of (1+ / 0-)
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    Dogs are fuzzy

    South Korean friends, but this post bothered me just a bit even though I am no pearl-clutcher.

    Seoul is only 50 miles away from the DMZ and has a population of 11 million. Even though I doubt lil kim has the capacity or is stupid enough to attack the US , he could be responsible for a lot of deaths if he is crazy enough to attack Seoul.

    Throughout my entire public career I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, an American, a public servant, and a member of my party, in that order always and only." -- LBJ

    by moderatemajority on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:02:13 PM PDT

    •  I simply don't think it's getting enough attention (6+ / 0-)

      Hey, there are lots of Koreans or persons of Korean descent, everywhere. I haven't been to Seoul but you are exactly correct.

      But I don't know what else to do or say.

      I don't know what to do about the whole thing, frankly. Do we take the guy seriously and give in every time there is a tantrum? do we ignore him, knowing that he may escalate? is there some way to simply open up the border and use the 21st century version of "flower power?"

      something is seriously wrong there, and has been for sixty years.

      The Supreme Leader does need to get with the program and learn that he is out of touch with just about the rest of the whole world.

      "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she (Christina Taylor-Greene) imagined it." President Obama

      by guavaboy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:09:16 PM PDT

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      •  I wouldn't give him (2+ / 0-)
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        Free Jazz at High Noon, Bronx59

        a kernel of corn for food aid
        1. It'll probably go to the military and not the people who need it.
        2. That strategy didn't work in the 90's and 00's.

        ---

        The only country that has any influence on them is the PRC and I already suspect, I hope, that we are putting backroom pressure on the PRC to get lil kim to quiet down.

        Throughout my entire public career I have followed the personal philosophy that I am a free man, an American, a public servant, and a member of my party, in that order always and only." -- LBJ

        by moderatemajority on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:15:16 PM PDT

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    •  I do see your point (2+ / 0-)
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      NearlyNormal, KingGeorgetheTurd

      On the other hand, ridicule is not the smallest weapon against evil, and the hardest for evil to defend against.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:27:56 PM PDT

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  •  I'd be tempted.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Bisbonian

    ....to flood them with aid of all sorts, and then let them try to explain that to their people. After all, we're all supposed to be starving and desperate over here.

    Dealing with country-sized three-year-olds is tedious, but I'm glad it's Obama doing it and not Bush or one of his bomb-baby-bomb aspiring successors. North Korea is a failed state, and hysterical outbursts are about the best we can expect from its leaders.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:04:25 PM PDT

    •  i wonder as to the extent of TV and the internet (1+ / 0-)
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      Bisbonian

      as in all these closed states, the people are probably hearing about what is happening in the outside world and it's becoming harder to hide that from them, no matter how hermetically sealed the borders may be.  the people have got to be seeing that the outside world is not the same as portrayed by their Dear Leader.

      I don't take is as a laughing matter that these guys have nukes - like I say, I live in Honolulu. If he was able to load one on a freighter he could ship it here without needing a missile or a bomb that fit the tip of a missile.

      "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she (Christina Taylor-Greene) imagined it." President Obama

      by guavaboy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:15:44 PM PDT

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      •  If you see the satellite photos of the world at (1+ / 0-)
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        viral

        night, you will see that Peyonang (not sure how it's spelled) is the only source of light in the region of North Korea.  The people are pretty well sealed off from the rest of the world.  Only the favored in the capital have access to electricity and any chance of getting information from the outside world.  But, they apparently like the way things are going for themselves....

        •  well...................yeah! (1+ / 0-)
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          Bisbonian

          "But, they apparently like the way things are going for themselves...."

          n. korea is a family-run crime syndicate, and has been since the end of wwII. unlike our family-run crime syndicates, the family running n. korea isn't very competent. as a result, n. korea isn't very profitable, though it is still dangerous, having weapons and stuff. what we're witnessing is a combination: the annual anger at the annual US-S. Korean war games, and bitterness at the tightening, UN imposed sanctions. add to that a young, inexperienced "leader", desperate to make his bones, and you have a tenuous situation.

          young kim isn't stupid. he knows his continued position depends on not attacking the US, S. Korea or Japan, because to do so would result in his complete and utter destruction. he wants to keep his gig, and is hoping all the bombast will get the sanctions gone, and new food/fuel aid shipments.

    •  Harder than it sounds (2+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, moderatemajority

      Historically they have let very little aid reach the people. Aid organizations have been interfered with to the point of blocking their efforts, and have even been forbidden to bring in Korean-speaking employees.

      The elite who diverted the food aid to themselves were told that it was tribute paid to the NK government because the US and others were so intimidated by them.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:31:38 PM PDT

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    •  "Great Satan is so afraid.... (1+ / 0-)
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      88kathy

      .....they're sending us all their food to keep us from annihilating them."

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:52:47 PM PDT

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  •  It all has to do with their actual capability. (0+ / 0-)

    For now, why not place an aircraft carrier nearby?

    Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

    by dov12348 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:17:43 PM PDT

  •  Nice approach. (2+ / 0-)
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    Nulwee, Words In Action

    He probably has no idea what you are referring to.

    He'll have to buy an Anglo newspaper to find out what it's all about.



    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:25:27 PM PDT

  •  This isn't about SK or the US (1+ / 0-)
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    guavaboy

    This is between NK and China.

    NK knows the last thing China wants is to alarm SK and Japan into arming themselves. So when China shut off his 380,000 barrels of oil off last month. He was forced to tap into his military reserves just to run his drills.

    Does that put risk out there? Yes it does, but the closer he comes to pulling the trigger, brings him more stability at home. But when his finger is on the trigger, the military will take him out once and for all.

    GOP- Fact Free since 1981!

    by KingGeorgetheTurd on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:58:44 AM PDT

    •  what would it take? (0+ / 0-)

      thanks for pointing this out, I think it's not easy to sort through the players etc.

      I have heard people say that China needs NK to be a buffer between it and SK, but - I have been wondering what it would take for peace to break out...... call me naive I suppose. do you think there is any scenario in which NK disarms and adopts a new attitude? Or I am I being too hopeful?

      "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she (Christina Taylor-Greene) imagined it." President Obama

      by guavaboy on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 10:02:44 AM PDT

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      •  Not at all (0+ / 0-)

        This new kid got blind sided by China. I'm sure his military warned him that without China he is finished. He's surrounded by people he knows will cut his throat the first mistake he makes, so this sabre rattling serves two functions. It protects him from those who surround him by ramping up the rhetoric, and it makes his bargaining chip with China easier to back off of if they just give him back his free oil.

        But if he ever came even close to the line of actually firing a shot, he would be dead by his own military brass(who are all very willing to do what China wants)before the first artillery shell landed in SK. He knows it.

        GOP- Fact Free since 1981!

        by KingGeorgetheTurd on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 10:26:51 AM PDT

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      •  I making this too complicated (0+ / 0-)

        a better way of putting it would be like a book maker.

        Odds

        NK actually attacking SK first - 1%
        A border incident starting a war by accident - 5%
        Everyone saying, North Korea who? in six months - 94%

        GOP- Fact Free since 1981!

        by KingGeorgetheTurd on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 11:02:55 AM PDT

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