Professor Farksworth: Reason Two: Its very surreal to be talking about a Nuclear War in 2013 for EVERYBODY no matter when you were born.If you lived through the Cold War, its surreal to have this black cloud hanging over the world again. Granted, its not to the extent it was during the Cold War, but its still an odd feeling that not only are we talking about a Nuclear War, but every day it seems like it might actually happen. Everybody has always said you have to be crazy to want to start a war with Nukes and it seems like Un may just be crazy enough to hit the button.As for the people like me (I'm 21) who didn't grow up in the Cold War, and only learned about it in textbooks, its equally surreal that we're talking about being on the brink of a Nuclear War, no matter how valid Un's threats are. People my age have had to deal with Terrorism growing up but we've never had Nukes aimed at us with someone hovering their hand over the Big Red Button. Now I'm not saying that Un is going to launch or even that they could even make it to the United States, but the fact that he is threateningto launch Nukes is just so mind blowing that I can't help but be curious, if not a little anxious about what could happen.
Noekken: CygnusDarius: The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory.What about the lamentations of their women? Can't really call it a war without some good lamentations now, can you? Sheesh. Nobody respects the traditional values any more.
TommyDeuce: So you're saying they should aim for Austin?
echomike23: let all at the least step back for a second and remind ourselves that this...is FARK.oh and to lighten the mood may i present a korean cake[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]
ciberido: echomike23: let all at the least step back for a second and remind ourselves that this...is FARK.oh and to lighten the mood may i present a korean cake[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x375]That is indeed a Korean cake: topped with fruit and cherry tomatoes (which, to Koreans, ARE fruit).
pdrake: both sides lose
pdrake: i still hope it doesn't come to an armed conflict.
eatin' fetus: Obviously, if the prediction is April 10th, the attack has already been deployed. The container ship with the nuke is probably East of Guam by now.
The Southern Dandy: The problem with this graphic is that it includes the US in the South, but completely leaves out China in the North.
BigNumber12: The Southern Dandy: The problem with this graphic is that it includes the US in the South, but completely leaves out China in the North.On that point specifically - my understanding is that the U.S. is treaty-bound to defend South Korea in the event of invasion. Our forces are already actively and openly deployed, right there at the border, in a defensive role. So - a unified, already-defined, and quantifiable force, albeit a multi-national one.I do not believe that China has any such agreement with North Korea. No binding guarantee of defense (or "defense"). No deployed or committed troops (certainly not openly like the U.S. forces, and probably not much covertly beyond "advisors"). So - currently, there's nothing really that can be quantified as their contribution to NK's force. If something were to happen, they might send 2 troops, or 2 million, but as it stands currently, they're contributing nothing.
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