r/worldnews Nov 20 '22

US deploys bombers in response to North Korea missile tests | World News North Korea

https://news.sky.com/story/us-deploys-bombers-in-response-to-north-korea-missile-tests-12751415
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u/Gooner71 Nov 20 '22

The US will drop bombs in sea, while North Korea fires missiles into the sea.

Fish don't get a break.

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u/Generalrossa Nov 20 '22

They’re actually holding back Godzilla or Cthulhu, saving us all.

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u/x925 Nov 20 '22

Nothing can stop Cthulhu. Even trying to is a waste of time and effort.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

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u/drmonkeytown Nov 20 '22

Same. Used all but the last sheet and had the nerve to put the roll on backwards. Prima Dona.

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u/crackez Nov 20 '22

What a monster!

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

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u/singh853 Nov 20 '22

Can Cthulhu stop messing about and wake up, already? Let the universal mind control begin. We are clearly not deserving of free will.

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u/akaMONSTARS Nov 20 '22

I’m down with it

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u/Orlando1701 Nov 20 '22

Anyone who listens to Behind the Bastards knows it’s Robert Evans fulfilling his promise.

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u/General-Chemical4812 Nov 21 '22

The Great Lakes have had it good for too long!

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u/imrealwitch Nov 20 '22

Blue oyster cult enters chat

Godzilla 🎼🎵

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u/SusannaG1 Nov 20 '22

Go go Godzilla.

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u/Hailgod Nov 20 '22

the secret mission to subdue godzilla huh

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u/LikesTheTunaHere Nov 20 '22

Best one ive heard was a post on here where a guy said North Korea really isn't real.

Its actually a big conspiracy theory and they do so much close to the border so we focus on that because deeper in country is where they keep godzilla and the world governments are obviously in on it.

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u/thethunder92 Nov 21 '22

I would like this comment but it’s at 420

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u/pm_me_your_pay_slips Nov 20 '22

Finally earth has found a common enemy in the sea: China, North Korea, South Korea and the US are working together to protect us from the oceanic menace.

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u/Purplociraptor Nov 20 '22

I don't get it. We've already bombed and defeated the threat from Atlantis, but Pacifis are all pacifists. Why are they being attacked?

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u/snack-dad Nov 21 '22

left a cart out in the parking lot

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u/PMzyox Nov 20 '22

Maybe you’ve never seen evangalien (sp?)

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u/truth-informant Nov 20 '22

Pacific Rim is coming true!

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u/CrazyMike419 Nov 20 '22

The fish are collecting the weapons. Slowly building their arsenal...

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u/imrealwitch Nov 20 '22

Fish of Atlantis rule the world

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u/BrightSkies42 Nov 20 '22

So Aquaman is using his fish army to stockpile munitions. Side note, that was a really cool scene.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

Who had Lovecraftian sea monsters in their 2020s bingo card?

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u/IDwelve Nov 20 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Jcrk6jGfo - you're either with us or with them!

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u/westberry82 Nov 20 '22

Well yeah. Fuck fish. You ever smell them?

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u/TheWhiteRabbit74 Nov 21 '22

This is why I don’t eat seafood.

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u/thegodfatherderecho Nov 21 '22

Fuck you whale!!

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u/Brandononeil94 Nov 20 '22

Haha 🤣 made me chuckle. Thanks

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u/cokrum Nov 20 '22

Then the same redditors that make fun about NK for firing missiles in the ocean will praise the US' "decisive" response when they also dump bombs into the ocean.

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u/Uncle_Ach Nov 20 '22

We will briefly ally with North Korea to defeat the sea, and then add up in a shaky alliance like with the Soviets after WWII.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

North Korea makes a lot of noise only because they are weak.

Tbh, I feel really sad for their ppl to be caught in this situation.

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u/thataintfalco117 Nov 20 '22

Exactly. People nonchalantly saying "eh just nuke them already" don't think about the millions of innocent people just trying to survive that get caught in the crossfire. And even if you managed to kill Un and a few generals, there will always be someone to take his place. There is no win in this situation. Everyone loses. Especially the innocent civillians trying to get by.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

Can you imagine the suffering the civilians go through. Their abusive, incompetent and corrupted government and the world not trading with them, making them go through poverty and famine.

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u/thataintfalco117 Nov 20 '22

I'm lucky and blessed enough to not be able to imagine how it feels to be caught between 2 incompent and unjust governments, duking it out over who has the biggest dick. Mainly because my country is so small and insignificant and not usually on anyones radar. Which I'm very happy for.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

Yeah, I hope a day will come when the human rights of poor and weak countries will one day become more important than the ambition and greed of powerful people.

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u/Foxfire73 Nov 20 '22

May it be so.

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u/Dieselpowered85 Nov 20 '22

Suspected fellow Kiwi spotted in the wild.

"So smarru. So smarru."

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u/Quick_Marionberry894 Nov 20 '22

Why do a lot of people reduce wars to be a dick comparison on reddit?

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u/NewYorkJewbag Nov 20 '22

Because simplistic interpretations of complex topics are very comforting

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u/jmpires Nov 20 '22

After “I have a button, and my button is bigger, and my button works” a dick comparison is the default option

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u/CaBBaGe_isLaND Nov 20 '22

What two governments are you referring to?

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u/justonemorethang Nov 20 '22

Has to be Canada and Djibouti.

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u/GianFrancoZolaAmeobi Nov 20 '22

Enemies as old as time

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u/NightOnFuckMountain Nov 20 '22

Djibouti? That Claudio Sanchez cover band?

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u/ebann001 Nov 20 '22

So in other words, nuking them is doing them a favor?

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

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u/No_Insurance6064 Nov 20 '22

but this fact does not allow me to kill them. Any life form has its own bariers in life. Stronger will adapt and survive, but if I got it right, you rather delete them, so they wouldnt suffer? Sorry, if I got it wrong. But it looks like this and I cannot imagine how killing people quickly is better than making them suffer - because its not up to you. They maybe have some escape plan, but once you bomb them, its over.

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u/artix111 Nov 20 '22

Formatting is important. What is it you’re trying to say?

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u/No_Insurance6064 Nov 20 '22

Sorry, not native ENG speaker here. It looked like its better to bomb them, insted of lettong in poverty. So what am I saying - it is bad to kill them, because you really dont know, if the civilians already doesnt have some plan on escaping or making any progress to adapt in their life. In the other words, they are adapting to world and trying to survive - killing them wouldnt help this situation, no matter what anyone thinks it would save them from poverty... Switch the sides - you are in North Korea and trying to survive, make your plan and someone just say - bomb them...

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u/bulb_a_sour Nov 20 '22

I mean the reason why the world isn't trading with them ain't NK leadership chief, it is the US, the same policy that is destroying Cuba and Venezuela.

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u/lkc159 Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

And even if you managed to kill Un and a few generals

His name is Jong-Un (not Kim Jong) and his family name is Kim

Not that I care about him but as an Asian with a similar style of name (i.e. family name first) if someone called me by only half of it I'd be weirded out too

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u/LockWireLife Nov 20 '22

I'm surprised you don't care about the - dash too. Cause it isn't there when written in Hangul so seems pointless to add.

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u/lkc159 Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

Assuming you meant you're surprised that I cared enough to place the dash there, it doesn't really matter to me. I just put it there cause I checked Wikipedia to make sure I didn't Muphry myself with the spelling

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u/thebigread Nov 20 '22

Murphy *

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u/lkc159 Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

Murphy *

A one word Muphry. Who would've thought? :P

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u/Appex92 Nov 20 '22

Which as stupid as a movie is it, is a major point made in The Interview, that someone will always be there to take his place; it needs to be the people that revolt or else its all a lost cause

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u/Arrasor Nov 20 '22

Eh to be fair, if we do nuke them there wouldn't be anyone left in that land to take his place.

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u/TunaFishManwich Nov 20 '22

If that dipshit launches a nuke, there really isn’t a viable option other than removing Pyongyang from the map. It’s a shame so many innocent people would have to die, but that’s how a nuclear deterrent works. It’s far more important that the nuclear deterrent remain an effective deterrent than it is that the people of NK survive. A few million vs billions is easy but cold calculus.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

The problem is your way of thinking about human life is irrelevant. If Kim launches a nuke and it detonates on a city, now instead of just the innocent lives in North Korea being vaporized, well now it’s that, on top of the millions of people in a different country getting killed also. Kill millions to save billions. That’s nuclear war dude… not saying we should just strike them right now, but if intelligence says they’re going to launch a REAL nuke, than yeah I’d say nuke them first. Am I wrong in my assessment?

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u/hydbk9 Nov 20 '22

I think If NK were to ever actually nuke another country it would be an act of signing their own death warrant. It would be the least logical for them to do and they would be making themselves enemies of damn near the entire world (more so than they already are). I don't see it happening.

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u/MANDATORY_DEPRESSION Nov 20 '22

They'd be signing the death warrant for RU/CN, as well.

The US won't care where the nuke came from.

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u/exploitableiq Nov 20 '22

What about keep killing till a humane leader takes over? I've always wondered if bad leaders keep getting assassinated eventually someone will think twice about being a bad leader.

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u/Setenos Nov 20 '22

Some of those people just want to rip off that bandaid already and deal with the problem before it festers.

One of these days North Korea will launch a missile that kills people. I'm genuinely curious if your mentality towards the innocent will remain the same then. If by whatever cruel twist of fate that missile is armed with a Nuke or Nukes, what response would be reasonable without causing harm to the innocent?

Personally I don't see that we can stop the innocent from being harmed. But we have the choice of which group gets the brunt of it. Call it tribalistic but I'm siding with protecting me and mine.

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u/carloS2200 Nov 20 '22

Not to mention the massive amount of dust and dirt that would be kicked up just from a few dozen nukes and would probably lead to a nuclear winter world wide, leaving miilions if not billions starving.

Also even if a war broke out only with NK, other countries like Pakistan might see this chaos as an opportunity to attack India.. or China and Taiwan etc.

We would probably spiral into WW3 very quickly

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u/WildSauce Nov 20 '22

A few dozen nukes is nothing compared to the number of nuclear tests that were conducted back in the 40s-60s. It would take a lot more than that to start a nuclear winter.

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u/AFisberg Nov 20 '22

But isn't the US appearing strong here too, with the bombers and shit?

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u/Doggydog123579 Nov 20 '22

The revised version of the Art of War has an extra line saying "appear weak when you are weak, or else the US will rage build a counter to your strength"

The US is kinda the exception to the rule, as we openly flaunt our strengths and our weaknesses, because we are so strong its not really necessary to hide it.

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u/a404notfound Nov 20 '22

The 800lb gorilla has no need to ever appear weak

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u/rsta223 Nov 20 '22

The US is kinda the exception to the rule, as we openly flaunt our strengths and our weaknesses, because we are so strong its not really necessary to hide it.

Even then, the true extent of our capability isn't public, it's just that we're so far beyond anyone else in military capability that even our "restrained" capability is still pretty goddamn intimidating.

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u/Dt2_0 Nov 20 '22

The US is just moving some assets. North Korea is desperately throwing away their most important military equipment for some attention and food aid.

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u/TotalNonsense0 Nov 21 '22

The idea is to cause your opponent to make a mistake, because you feed him false information. It's good for fighting a war, particularly between two roughly equal forces.

The US is trying to prevent NK from making a mistake by feeding them more or less accurate information. We are not at war, and we would like to stay that way.

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u/bgorch01 Nov 20 '22

As an American, I feel like that's part of the reason why we flaunt our military so much, it's to hide our weaknesses with domestic issues

Military strength-wise, I think its been safe to say for decades now that we have nothing to worry about as our budget clearly isn't going to complete waste (although there is plenty of waste maintaining outdated shit)

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u/_procyon Nov 20 '22

We certainly have plenty of domestic issues, although it’s a hell of a lot better than it was even 2 years ago.

As far as flaunting our military strength, all countries with decent militaries do it. It’s a form of deterrence and a projection of power to let other countries know not to fuck with us. It also lets nations compete with each other and show who’s got what without anyone actually getting hurt/being in danger

Why do you think our aircraft carriers are out around Europe and Asia right now? They’re to show Russia, China, North Korea that we’re not fucking around and also to showcase our cooperation with NATO (pretty sure a couple of our carriers are doing joint exercises with UK/France carriers right now) which again is designed to intimidate Russia

Notice we don’t have military parades like Russia does though where they drive tanks and missiles through the capital and everyone cheers. Could be a lot worse

Edit: and the war in Ukraine has proven why maintaining outdated shit is not a waste. We give it to Ukraine who fight Russia, destroying our enemy with no Americans doing any actual fighting

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u/notTumescentPie Nov 20 '22

My guess is that they had a shit harvest and are looking for food

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u/SirGlenn Nov 20 '22

The last three posts in a row on this topic, used "shit" as a descriptive term. "Bombers and Shit", "outdated shit" and "shit harvest"

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u/killyourheart Nov 20 '22

Thanks for pointing that shit out

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u/yulbrynnersmokes Nov 20 '22

Shit’s about to get real

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u/RuckifySpaces Nov 20 '22

They are and they aren’t.

Against the world outside of South Korea, sure, they won’t do much - but they have decades of artillery pointed at their neighbour and could very likely level Seoul if it came to it, and kill hundreds of thousands pretty quickly.

Reddit always likes to think that they’re essentially useless, but they’ve more or less built their identity and military around being able to flatten their neighbour.

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u/Which_Pilot Nov 20 '22

A generic quote does not deny the situation that North Korea is a threat and it feels ignorant to deny. If you understood the history of North Korea, you would somewhat understand why they do what they do.

I feel bad for their people but it’s not like their hatred for US comes out of nowhere. We literally bombed their cities and dropped plenty of napalm to make future enemies

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u/schmo006 Nov 20 '22

I said this about Russia

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u/Goreagnome Nov 20 '22

Russia, while bad, is far from North Korea status.

...for now, anyway. If they keep doubling down with the Ukraine war they'll become like North Korea soon.

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u/JarasM Nov 20 '22

Is it? When was the last time North Korea invaded a neighboring country or committed any war crimes? North Korea makes a lot of noise, but the only one's hurt are North Koreans themselves.

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u/LockWireLife Nov 20 '22

2010 NK bombarded Yeonpyeong with artillery and rockets.

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u/CrazyMike419 Nov 20 '22

Wasn't that where 2 people or so died? They are legally still at wat with South Korea. NK are bonkers and horrific to their people butyou can seriously be comparing that to the RU invasion of UKR?

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u/SirGlenn Nov 20 '22

Russia took thousands of Ukrainian children out of Ukraine territory and herded them back into Russia, to train them, to be good little soldiers for the empire.

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u/autotldr BOT Nov 20 '22

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I'm a bot)


The US deployed supersonic bombers and fighter jets in response to recent missile tests carried out by North Korea.

North Korea drew widespread international condemnation on Friday after it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and with a range that could reach anywhere on the US mainland.

Mr Kim's statement suggests North Korea will continue its weapons testing activities as the US continues to bolster its security commitment to its allies South Korea and Japan.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: North#1 Korea#2 missile#3 weapon#4 test#5

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u/dreamofmushrooms Nov 20 '22

generic comment about blowing up fish

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u/GeorgeBuford Nov 20 '22

Where are Matt and Trey when you need them?!?

Team America World Police Il - Little Rocket Man

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

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u/Ashamed-Goat Nov 20 '22

IIRC Team America nearly killed them. There were so many issues in the production of the film and they spent so long on it that they didn't want to create another movie again.

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u/AnalogDigit2 Nov 20 '22

They would probably do it in an animated style in a heartbeat, but they absolutely HATED those marionettes.

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u/LADYBIRD_HILL Nov 20 '22

One of them was quoted as saying that they would rather their mother die than make another puppet movie

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u/sgrams04 Nov 20 '22

In the wise words of Abraham Lincoln:

“Now you fucked up”

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u/silvermoon26 Nov 20 '22

Caaaalm down Jooohn!

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u/TheSaltyPeasant Nov 20 '22

what!? what!? what!? what!? what!? HEY!

What!?

what!?

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u/bombastica Nov 20 '22

Unexpected WKUK

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u/MakeThanosGreatAgain Nov 20 '22

You have a gallon of PCP..?

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u/bombastica Nov 22 '22

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u/MakeThanosGreatAgain Nov 22 '22

Lmao that's fucking awesome. If I saw that in public, I would die laughing.

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u/NormP Nov 20 '22

It's saber-rattling. A lot of it, so maybe things are getting dicey there domestically.

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u/SavvyD552 Nov 20 '22

Imagine being s sailor, in open waters minding your own business and then get hit with a missile xd.

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u/HuskyNutBuster Nov 20 '22

Kim Jong Un is an attention-seeking little bitch. In another timeline he’s just your average nobody on TikTok

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u/yahwehtheterrible Nov 20 '22

I misread, "US deploys boomers,..."

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u/jawshoeaw Nov 20 '22

wake up Yahwe, you were dreaming!

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u/shaainXoverlord Nov 20 '22

At some point N.korea gonna run out of their "fuck around" time and then it will be "find out" time.

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u/BadReview8675309 Nov 20 '22

6 minutes, 6 minutes and Doug E Fresh your on...

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u/ProfessorSloth7 Nov 20 '22

Fuck you Kim Jong-Un. You will get what you deserve.

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u/thataintfalco117 Nov 20 '22

No, he will die a quick death from a bomb getting dropped on his head. It's the innocent people that will really feel it when and if an all-out invasion happens. History repeats itself and the US will be forgiven by everyone and the same thing will happen all over again, to the next enemy.

Korean War/Vietnam War all over again.

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u/RushPrime Nov 20 '22

You're not wrong about the innocent people feeling the consequences but where you lose me is by saying "the US will be forgiven and move to the next enemy. It's just like the Korean War all over again".

I'm Korean and the vast majority of us are happy and thankful for the US because they saved us from the horrible fate that innocent North Koreans face daily. Hopefully if the US can one day topple North Korea we can reunite and give North Koreans a better future.

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u/dildonicphilharmonic Nov 20 '22

I worry about our friends in SK dealing with the fallout of nuclear weapons. You all have been great allies and you’ll inevitably suffer too during an invasion.

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u/One_User134 Nov 20 '22

They actually feel that way in Korea?

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u/RushPrime Nov 20 '22

Yes I saw a survey that showed 90% or so of Koreans like the US. I can't speak for every Korean because we definitely have groups in the minority that hate US soldiers and the crimes they commit in SK but almost everyone I know is thankful that the US helped save SK from communism.

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u/Zrkkr Nov 20 '22

The US mainly contributed to stopping the communist from taking over all of Korea so... I'd imagine so. And we all see how North Korea is doing.

Not sure on reunification though.

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u/RushPrime Nov 20 '22

A lot of us gave up on reunification because it not only seems impossible but also its insanely expensive. SK would have to integrate millions of poor Northerners with no $ or skills which would kill our economy for a long time. I personally would love reunification just so that way families and my people would be back together thriving one day.

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u/Bastuhingst Nov 20 '22

... why wouldn't they?

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u/KP_Wrath Nov 20 '22

Because the US is divisive, but if there is one country that has benefited immensely from the US military and its peace through superior fire power approach, it’s South Korea.

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u/Quick_Marionberry894 Nov 20 '22

I'm assuming the US would go for military targets.

It wouldn't be an 'all out invasion'.

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u/white__cyclosa Nov 20 '22

It’s an extremely tricky and messy situation, which is why no US president has pulled the trigger on any type of direct military action against NK. The main question being whether or not they would want to impose regime change or not. You can look at it as two different scenarios: limited military strike or full invasion.

The problem with a limited strike, say on select military targets associated with NK’s nuclear program. This puts South Korea, specifically Seoul (a major economic/industrial hub on a global scale) at a huge risk. NK’s biggest threat isn’t nuclear…it’s the tremendous amount of conventional artillery hidden in the mountains along the DMZ which could cause massive amounts of damage to Seoul within minutes. Hundreds of thousands of casualties and huge economic impact. It would require a very involved aerial campaign to mitigate that risk, and at the end of the day, the Kim Jung Un regime would still be in power.

Or, we want to take out the regime and likely try to impose reunification with the South. This would require a full invasion, and we would need boots on the ground to reestablish what little critical infrastructure NK had and enforce law and order. You can’t just take out a regime and call it a day, you break it you buy it. We saw how long and drawn out this was with the Iraq War (although there were anti-US insurgencies and warring religious sects that made this exponentially more bloody and difficult). You then have to figure out how to get a NK population to coexist with the rest of the world, after having such poor living conditions and lack of education. Imagine millions of people suddenly having access to the real internet for the first time, after a lifetime of being told the US was the devil.

There is no real clear-cut way to do this thing smoothly, other than what we currently do which is just sit on our hands and wait for the country to implode on its own without taking the responsibility. I feel really bad for the people of NK. Maintaining the status-quo will likely be the strategy for both world leaders and the current NK regime, while its people suffer.

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u/Jazzlike_End_895 Nov 20 '22

Well yeah, because we said we won.

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u/BadReview8675309 Nov 20 '22

Not exactly... After WW2 the Soviets installed the North Korea government and the US installed the South Korea government. North Korea attacked South Korea and NATO attacked North Korea stopping the invasion. The US went to close to China and the CCP got scared and sent the PLA into North Korea. After much fighting NATO and South Korea was able to hold China and North Korea armies at the 38th parallel (border of North and South Korea) and a cease fire was agreed. There is still a war to this day only it is still a cease fire at the DMZ on the 38th parallel of the Korean peninsula. No one has won the war...

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u/ekaitxa Nov 20 '22

UN were the ones that recommended members action against North Korea, not necessarily NATO.

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u/Comprehensive_Leek95 Nov 20 '22

The US should use a laser to melt a Kim statue. They won’t be able to top that

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u/SpaceTabs Nov 20 '22

I think the primary concern is the safety of South Korea. No country is really militarily concerned about NK, which is smaller than Nicaragua, and has a GDP 1/10 of Arkansas. Even when NK did have support of China and Russia, they were always desperately under-resourced even in their own territory because NK is tactically a small open territory.

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u/coldblade2000 Nov 20 '22

The problem with NK is that no matter how utterly decimated they will be eventually, NK's strategy for decades is that they will at least level Seoul through sheer artillery and missiles.

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u/dildonicphilharmonic Nov 20 '22

TIL NK is basically Arkansas without Wal-Mart.

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u/harosene Nov 20 '22

Ah yes. A good old fashion game of missles bombers scissors.

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u/tycam01 Nov 20 '22

Rather than bombs they should just parachute crates of guns and ammo by the rural villages

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u/XaeroDegreaz Nov 20 '22

The sad fact is that the vast majority of people alive in North Korea have never known life any other way than under the Juche ideology. They have no idea how it was before the war, only after. They are completely repressed, and generationally brainwashed. Outside looking in we see hardship, and a terrible environment, but to them it's just another day.

Giving them guns and telling them to free themselves isn't really gonna do any good.

I'd imagine that there are certainly those that have some knowledge of some mythical time before the war that's been handed down through their family, but it's nothing more than some fantasy at this point.

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u/thistruthbbold Nov 20 '22

I feel like the fabric of life is slipping through our fingers and this comfortable existence will be no more, be it due to one cataclysmic event or in small conflictual steps. Nothing feels certain about anymore.

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u/trawlinimnottrawlin Nov 20 '22

Lol the great filter theory seemed so ridiculous to me a couple years ago.

Now I wonder-- if a society reaches nuclear tech, missiles that can guarantee MAD, AI, the Internet, etc-- what are the chances they would stay peaceful enough to collaborate on space exploration/colonization? Honestly seems low lol

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u/Fueledbyhops Nov 20 '22

This is the real title: The US deployed supersonic bombers and fighter jets in response to recent missile tests carried out by North Korea.

Just google it.

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u/nakhumpoota Nov 20 '22

look daughter, huge missile make tiny rocket seem big!

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u/Gertruder6969 Nov 20 '22

Aren’t we past Asian accent jokes?

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u/PM_ME_STEAM_KEY_PLZ Nov 20 '22

Aren’t we past gatekeeping what is a joke?

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u/Everest_95 Nov 20 '22

We need aliens to invade or something so everyone can team up and fight those instead.

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u/DaddyBurton Nov 20 '22

Reminds me of President Reagan speaking at the UN and mentioning about how an alien threat outside this world would likely resolve our indifferences and end the thought of war with one another.

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u/Clueless_Questioneer Nov 20 '22

I would hand over Reagan personally to the aliens as a sacrifice

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u/DaddyBurton Nov 20 '22

I would hand over Reagan personally to the aliens as a sacrifice

Get yourself a shovel, he passed away in 2004. Here's the clip of the speech though.

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u/Coffee_green Nov 20 '22

Josh Hawley is such an idiot

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u/eskieski Nov 20 '22

Their just asking” can you come out to play?”

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u/TrainerThin Nov 21 '22

It’s crazy how big the Lancer is! Looks like a normal jet proportionally.

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u/Omaestre Nov 20 '22

Can't world leaders just slow the fuck down. I get it the west has to respond to tyrants like Putin and Kim.

But damn I feel like it really sucks to be a human right now.

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u/elementmg Nov 20 '22

To be honest, I think humans at any point in history would rather be alive now then back in their time.

You're just getting all world news blasted in your face 24/7 nowadays.

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u/Omaestre Nov 20 '22

colour me nostalgic but pre 9/11 was a nice period, or even pre financial crisis was pretty good.

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u/madneon_ Nov 20 '22

I like the first picture. Some people might not.

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u/hyphychef Nov 20 '22

Super Sonic bombers is the biggest flex in the world right now.

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u/BadReview8675309 Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

B-52 bombers with the new advanced rotary payload system packed full of tomahawk cruise missiles is a good flex. Great safe standoff distance for deploying a huge barrage of *ordnance with multiple bombers.

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u/ShareYourIdeaWithMe Nov 20 '22

Huge soft spot for the B-1B. They should make a next generation version of them.

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u/ShareYourIdeaWithMe Nov 20 '22

Yeah. I'm excited for the B-21 announcement coming up.

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u/ImportantWords Nov 20 '22

Lots of good anti-NK sentiment here, but I want to chime in on the bigger picture. Right now the military is playing catch up to regain multi-domain overmatch against our regional competitors. You might have heard the phrase divest to invest or focusing on near-peer threats. This doesn’t mean that the military is behind remember simply that it’s no longer head and shoulders above everyone else. We were building 5th generation fighters when everyone else was still operationalizing 4th generation designs.

But in the last decade or so we have seen rapid advancements from Russia and China. They aren’t as good, they aren’t as advanced, but they are beginning to field 5th generation fighters and we still haven’t begun flying whatever will come next. This presents a risk. A near-peer adversary could continue to advance and maybe one-day meet or surpass our own abilities.

So every branch of the military is focused on making sure that doesn’t happen. With Afghanistan behind us the strategic objective is to press forward to maintain that capability gap that prevents near-peer threats from being full-peers.

The War in Ukraine, the North Korean Missiles, even the unrest in Iran, is all actively delaying that modernization process. Instead of spending resources to stand up production lines for next generation weapons we are expanding our capacity to build existing weapon platforms. Instead of retiring old bombers and ships we are maintaining technology we have already deemed unnecessary to provide presence on the Koreans Peninsula.

These are what we call blocking operations. They are not intended to win the fight but instead shape the battle space. Like Russia keeping a grouping of reserves on the Belarusian border. Kiev can’t go all in on the East for fear of Russia pressing down from the North. It limits one side’s options when conducting operations.

This is not intended to do anything other than distract and divert resources. And it is doing that.

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u/TequillaShotz Nov 20 '22

Exactly the response Kim wants - validates him. Better would be to ignore him.

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u/A_kopasz Nov 20 '22

Yeah now all the north koreans reading this on reddit will support him!!!

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u/Quick_Marionberry894 Nov 20 '22

You probably thought ignoring Putin was a good idea too.

Ignoring acts of aggression isn't always the answer.

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u/yulbrynnersmokes Nov 20 '22

This aggression must not stand, man

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u/alexanderhope Nov 20 '22

If North Korea literally lifts a pinky against the US, we could wipe them off the face of the planet within days. No contest.

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u/Floral-Shoppe Nov 20 '22

The USA could destroy North Korea but it doesn't mean it'll be a happy ending. North Korea will destroy Seoul in the process, it can lead to escalation with China, and even 1 nuke hitting us can affect us economically or escalate everything to something worse. Nothing is in a vacuum when it comes to war.

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u/Dean403 Nov 20 '22

They thought that about Afghanistan. 20 years later....

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u/Dingo-Eating-Baby Nov 20 '22

It took a couple months to conquer it, and then they occupied it for 20 years with a total of like 3k casualties.

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

Afghanistan could’ve been won if the us wanted to win.. it would’ve been too easy to just blanket every inch and they could’ve just clocked out and that would’ve been their 8 hrs.

I think it was more about the military industrial complex than it was about winning the war. Plus 20 years of combat experience helps the us learn more about modern warfare and testing weapons.

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u/CaspinLange Nov 20 '22

I need to see a link for this. Where are you getting this information?

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u/ExpertProfit8947 Nov 20 '22

What in the hell are you talking about. Where is this information coming from?

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u/Mgl1206 Nov 20 '22

Um no, China does not want Kim conducting tests.

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u/xxHoshiAmarixx Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

Didn’t China sanction them because they didn’t approve of Kimmy’s nuke tests? Also both South Korea and Japan hate North Korea so what??

(May I have a source?)

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u/WolfResponsible8483 Nov 20 '22

From what I heard China provides a massive amount of food aid to North Korea. I think if China really wants it to stop, they can easily make North Korea stop.

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u/xxHoshiAmarixx Nov 20 '22

Food aid and nuclear aid are different things though. Although they do want NK to stop making nukes, they don’t want them to cease to exist because of the USA’s military bases in SK (more will be up north if NK collapsed) and also the refugee crisis that’ll happen if there was collapse. This is just my understanding though.

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u/lkc159 Nov 20 '22

From what I heard China provides a massive amount of food aid to North Korea

Probably so refugees don't start pouring into China. Plus NK will probably just let their people starve anyway.

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u/280EvoGTR Nov 20 '22

I agree, it doesn't take rocket scientist to see that, regardless of sanctions, they have been able to quickly develop modern-ish weapons with SOMEONES support and there honest are only two countries capable of doing so, Russia and China. Both of which have economies that depend on the west

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u/diplomuffin Nov 20 '22

You know, I'm feeling very bad for the sea of Japan.

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u/Interesting_Ad8944 Nov 20 '22

Meanwhile at the G20: We have to care for the environment...

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u/Dayrailler Nov 20 '22

We're all fucked

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u/thebulldogg Nov 20 '22

His daughter looks like an incest baby.

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u/thebulldogg Nov 20 '22

Down-voted by people from West Virginia.

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u/HeyHihoho Nov 20 '22

This can't be .

They have been the most sanctioned country on earth since Kim Jung uns grandfather was leader.

Maybe starving the peasantry doesn't actually work.

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u/FeynmansWitt Nov 20 '22

Bomb a country , committing quasi genocide in the process by destroying dams and entire towns and then proceed to sanction it. Wow what a surprise that north Korea is in a shitty situation and their elites hate Americans

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u/K1St3 Nov 20 '22

Even China & russia sanctioned multiple times North Korea, look at UN security resolution 2087 (15 for, 0 against, 0 abstention)

Learn more about North Korea before opening your ignorant mouth.

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u/Melodic_692 Nov 20 '22

Wait have I found someone actually defending North Korea? I think I just won Reddit bingo!

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u/FeynmansWitt Nov 20 '22

Nope not defending North Korea. Just think it's not surprising that the Kim dynasty hates the US considering North Korea got carpet bombed to oblivion.

There's a lot of shitty countries run by shit dictators but NK's condition was certainly aggravated bythe US military's slaughter of North koreans

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u/shurimalonelybird Nov 20 '22

The US is holding North Korea back? Is that it?

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u/SiarX Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

Well USA destroying every city in North Korea during Korean war certainly did not help it to recover later. Neither do extreme sanctions.

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u/FeynmansWitt Nov 20 '22

There are historical reasons why NK is in the state it's in. Having your entire country's infrastructure being destroyed makes it more difficult to develop.

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u/jawshoeaw Nov 20 '22

yeah...no let's not go to war just yet.

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