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View Poll Results: Would you support a preemptive nuclear strike?
Yes; it's the quickest, most decisive way to neutralize a threat casualties and political fallout be damned 49 15.12%
No; Nuclear weapons should only be used should the enemy strike first with a nuclear weapon 275 84.88%
Voters: 324. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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I'd bet Kim Jong Boob would kick soft, tub-of-goo Trump's elderly butt in a one-on-one fight in about 8 seconds.
Your allegiance is duly noted. Hang in there----we'll see who backs down.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Oh great. Two tubby, insecure guys with enormous egos talking all macho into the cameras. Donny vs Kim. This oughta be fun.

Let's hope these two idiots don't escalate an already delicate situation and force tens of thousands of troops to put their lives in danger because each of them has to have the last word.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Which President has been able to handle the North Korea situation? The fact that NK has developed its missile technology to be able to hit the USA and may have miniaturized a warhead to be carried on the missile suggests that the policies of at least the last two Presidents have been an utter failure.

So what do we do next? More 'engagement' which gives NK even more time to develop its offensive capability?
I hope Trump remembers and is taking a refresher course in the Cuban Missile Crisis, which occurred in October, 1962, when he was in high school ( as I also was) and was quite old enough to comprehend the danger then threatening the United States.

Fortunately, the U.S.S.R. backed down.

But North Korea is no U.S.S.R.....
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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All we have to do is nuke them. Now.
You need to get a grip....NOW!
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Texas Progressive
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There's no such adage.
I'm not sure what, if any point you are trying to make. The saying, "don't make ultimatums you are unprepared to keep", has been around for decades, frequently addressing how NOT to deal with addicts, alcoholics, and other manipulative individuals.

Reason being, when you make an ultimatum and fail to carry through with it, the individual knows they have the power over you and will continue to manipulate you. Fairly applicable to most life situations.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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Kim may be nuts, but I don't think he's idiotic enough to start anything with the USA, it would be over before it began. It seems like nothing but a bunch of sabre rattling.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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Fat Man vs Little Boy
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:16 PM
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Location: Gilead
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Kim may be nuts, but I don't think he's idiotic enough to start anything with the USA, it would be over before it began. It seems like nothing but a bunch of sabre rattling.
True. I don't trust Trump to not strike first though. I think a nuclear standoff with North Korea is inevitable at this point, unless we can impeach Trump now. That isn't happening so nuclear war here we come. My hope is that it doesn't escalate beyond NK to become a full-scale nuclear holocaust.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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President Trump's approval rating will be about 95% after he defeats Kim.
Heck, Bush's approval rating was 90% after 911.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Default War, Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" Against North Korea

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Mr. Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

More power and destruction than we saw at Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Worse than Dresden & Coventry?
Trump is big on the rhetoric.
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