North Korea: A Political Suicide?
North Korea is threatening a war against United States and South Korea. My question to them is, how stupid can you be?
Yes, for a country its size and economic indicators, North Korea has an unusually powerful military. Is it however powerful enough to seriously challenge United States? The United States has satellites in space as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative, targeted originally against the Soviet Union, that can see everything. It can, at the pressing of a button, vaporize every missile platform, every bunker, every military installation, every vessel in North Korea. Is this what the North Korean leadership wants?
Maybe it does. Maybe it's tired of going on as it has. Life there hasn't been nice in the last two decades at all. Soviet Union ended; North Korea didn't. And it has been going at it all alone, in complete international isolation. It may want to commit political suicide, and I cannot blame it. But the rest of the world does not have to put up with its threats.
Losing the Second World War was the best thing that could have happened to Japan and Germany. They were given democratic constitutions, and they became, for a long time, respectively the world's second-largest and third-largest economies. Obviously the North Korean people have a vast amount of strength and endurance, and if they are given a good political system they will shine.
So maybe this needs to happen. North Korea will make threats, maybe fire a missile or two; America will vaporize North Korean military; then America and South Korea will move in and unify the Koreas under a democratic system. Of course it would be better if military action is not necessary. But if it were to become necessary, I am fully confident that America is ready.