Today it’s being reported that North Korea still fully intends to weaponize plutonium and make nuclear bombs. They haven’t really deviated from this plan although they’ve occasionally pretended to stop.
I have two thoughts on this. First, is it really any of our business whether or not they have nukes? If they manage to create nukes, they’re probably going to use them on their neighbors, not on us.
They’re much more likely to nuke… say, Japan. That would be bad as far as us being able to obtain hybrid cars and plasma TV’s, but it really doesn’t impact us personally.
If they decide to start nuking other rogue nations, that would actually help us… say Pakistan, Syria, Iran…
Our interests in South Korea are minimal at best, so they could even nuke them. We’d have to live without Kia, but I’m willing to make that sacrifice in the name of non-interference.
I don’t honestly believe North Korea intends to nuke anyone. They are a tiny blip of a worthless country, and it’s really just an international small man syndrome pissing contest (pardon my french). They feel inferior (which they clearly are) so they want to have nukes to feel like they’re an international player.
Kinda like the 13 year old gang banger who buys an Uzi. It’s all about feeling tough. Of course, if the 13 year old uses his Uzi in the wrong place, he’s going to be squashed by everyone – the police and the other bad guys. Nature always finds balance, and that usually does so by eliminating the outliers. North Korea is just a geographical outlier waiting to be erased.
Second, if they do attack the US, won’t we simply eliminate them from the face of the Earth? They know we’d melt their entire country into a sheet of glass.