I am not going to get into the politics of Obama or the bush years in this article. Discuss it if you like below but for all intents, this article is to bring up the things North Korea has been up to, for those of you that are unaware and to probe the minds of those of you that are aware. If I am mistaken please let me know so i can correct this article as I am going by what i have read and seen on TV and the internet as of the last few months.
In April of this year North Korea flew a rocket over one of Japans Main Islands. Many say it was to test the range of flight while North Korea contends it was to launch a Satellite into space. Later this year North Korea says it conducted underground nuclear tests further marring relations with many countries including Japan, China, Russia and of course the United States. Bad enough that sanctions were placed on North Korea by the UN.
North Korea's latest war mongering is perhaps the worst. According to the news on several sites and news agencies, North Korea has stated that they intend to fire a missle towards the United States or more specifically Hawaii on or around July 4th. While the range of their missile shouldn't be long enough to reach Hawaii (Missile Range is 4000 miles I think and Hawaii is 4500 miles from North Korea if i remember correctly), to me this is more than enough to warrant military response by the United States.
Every time we turn around North Korea is declaring that such and such will be considered an act of war and will retaliate without mercy. War may not be a good answer to the problem, but protecting the United States sometimes call for things to be done that we may not wish to do. This is one of those times. How many threats must the United States and its allies endure before we say enough and call their bluff. We are a World super power for a reason but if we don't back up what we say and also defend ourselves when threatened how long before a lot of other Western Hating Countries fall in with North Korea and attack us?
What is your take on this? All opinions welcomed, but please..this isnt a liberal or consevative thing so please lets keep it somewhat friendly if possible.