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wwjd Wrote: 1) Is there anything NK wants that is worth giving up having nuclear weapons?
They already have nuclear weapons. They may not have physically put a nuclear device on top of an ICBM (or maybe they have), but that doesn't mean much. They have the technology and fissile materials to do so whenever they want.
wwjd Wrote: 2) If NK will never stop until it gets a nuclear weapon, how far is the trump willing to go to put a permanent end to NK's efforts.
We'll see. This is the single greatest issue President Obama warned Donald about.
Hopefully the adults in the room can convince Donald that a preemptive strike on North Korea will likely bring about WWIII and a full blown nuclear war. China would undoubtedly respond, likely followed by Russia.
What Donald doesn't seem to understand is that a preemptive strike would break with a decades long policy the United States has had. We're only supposed to use nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack and if Donald changes that then all bets are off.
wwjd Wrote: On other sites, some speculation has been that NK's leaders believe without nuclear weapons, they have no future because someday those countries with nuclear weapons will conspire to overthrow the NK's government. In other words, they've decided they rather die trying to save themselves rather than sit around and do nothing waiting for the day when they are overthrown because they don't have nuclear weapons to force\threaten other countries to stand down.
If you think about it, it's actually a very logical policy.
Muammar Gaddafi gave up his nuclear weapons and was assassinated in the streets. Saddam Hussein gave up his nuclear weapons and was hung after a kangaroo-court trial held by his Shia counterparts.
I don't think Kim Jong-un wants war with the US. I think he wants to stay in power and sees nuclear weapons as his only means to make that a reality.
Hopefully Donald won't overplay his hand and bring about WWIII because The Dear Leader sent a mean tweet his way.