N. Korea and Obama

United States
March 9, 2009 12:14pm CST
Is N. Korea going to be Obama's Iraq? It seems that with the launching of a communication satelite by North Korea could be the start of a war. Some regional goverments believe its a coverup for a test launch of a long range missle which as the capabilities to reach Alaska. The US has warned that we could shoot down any missle, which North Korea has said would be an act of war and put all their troops at full combat ready. Does this mean that a second war with N. Korea is inevitable? Or should the US just back down?
6 responses
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
9 Mar 09
If we are not real careful we are going to be in another world way before we are ready. Obama doesn't know crap and everyone but him knows it. This is the kind of situation several other countries have been waiting for. North korea is just the one to start the ball rolling. Then if China or Russia either back Korea we will be fighting for our lives. How did the last depression end? It ended with WWII. Art
• United States
9 Mar 09
The last depression did end with a war. I dont think this one will. If you look at the history of the US, war was necessary thoughout it. If by some chance we go to war with N. Korea, China might back them. Not sure if Russia has the power to do much. But, China has alot of man power. I believe that Obama has a great secretary of state, Clinton will advise him on what to do with this situation. The whole purpose of the cabinet and advisors. Presidents dont know everything. They just have good friends.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
9 Mar 09
From what I have seen out of Obama so far tells me he isn't about to listen to anyone. He is he** bent on doing exactly what he wants to. He is just stupid enough to try to show North Korea that we can shoot that rocket down. That system hasn't really been tested yet. Not actually shooting down a rocket from another country. China is the one I am watching real close. You are right China does indeed have the manpower. But thinks to the US buying all their cheap junk they now have the money and the weapons to support that manpower. If Chins was to come at the US there is no way we could stop them. Art
• United States
10 Mar 09
I dont think that China would be able to supply Korea with troops and at the same time invade the US. If we went to war with Korea I believe there would be a substantial amount of bombing before we put troops on the ground. So, this is why I think China would not be able to support Korea and invade. We are finding that its hard to fight a war on multiple fights in multiple countries. I would fear an invasion from other countries if we activated the draft.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Everyone believes it's a long range missile test but, since the last one blew up, no one is up in arms about this one. You have to be able to fire a missle before you arm it. Intel says that N. Korea is not far enough along in the process to have a nuclear warhead for that missle anyway. So, right now a couple of countries are playing the intimidation game but it's not going anywhere at this point.
• United States
9 Mar 09
I actually believe that it is a satelite. I also believe that N. Korea hopes that someone shoots it down. They are ready for war. N. Korea likes to flex muscles, and hopefully understands that the US is not going to back down. I personally think that we should just sit back and see what happens. Let N. Korea know what we are not going to tolerate any type of attack that one might have against the US or its allies. Which also includes S. Korea.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I agree. Our satellites can see what's going on in North Korea and we'd know if they were preparing to launch something with a warhead on it. Lately, North Korea is behaving like a bratty kid in need of attention so, right now they've got some. We'll all watch you shoot off your rocket and see if this one blows up, too. I have no doubt that they will be stopped long before they have a nuclear warhead but let them dream for awhile.
• United States
9 Mar 09
I agree. Unless they are able to purchase warheads from countries like Russia or China it will be long before they are able to fire a warhead.
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Good day.. I think Obama should let north korea be at least for the moment, other more urgent matters like employment, health care and economic salvaging are more pressing than eyeing north korea for her satellite launch. As long as counter measures are in place and the US is secure then it's better to wait and see, at least for the moment.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I agree. We do have more pressing issues right now. But a threat on national security is in my book way more important than other issues. I also agree that we need to put the safe guards in place. This way if it is a missle with war heads, we can take care of it prior to it landing in Alaska. Not that I think that N. Korea is stupid enough to attack our soil. Not too many countries have done this, and both have paid the cost.
• Indonesia
10 Mar 09
if this war happens then broken and the world of human life will be threatened . we as humans to keep this world from destruction.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I dont believe that a war is going to happen here. I tend to lean toward the fact that N. Korea is bluffing and is flexing its muscle. At the same time how can a country with the reputation that of the US sit by and let a tyrant like N. Korea's leader dictate what it does? Can we let them aquire nuclear weapons? If we do then the US is putting the world at danger. Some might think that the US is nothing but a tyrant itself. At times it looks that way. But, we are just trying to free the world from scum like Bin Laden. He started a war against the US. Now, the US has enemies in all corners of the world attacking from all sides. We can not let one country get an upper hand. We need to face every possible threat. And N. Korea is another threat that needs to be faced head on.
@amored13 (27)
• Philippines
10 Mar 09
Obama's call for change in his campaign for presidency is now an inherent burden of his office... should he remain his stance or be swayed by the resolved military bureaucracy in blocking North Korea's nuclear development? war is inevitable for the dying economy that needs revitalization. it is now on Obama's means of achieving change that we the world have to observe. and i hope he will stood tall for it.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I am a Obama supporter. I do believe that the whole world needs change. Here in the USA, we started getting that by electing him as President. Now its upto his administration to continue to heal America. It can be done without war. I believe that. What I want to know is what is going to happen when all the roads are repaired, and construction jobs are compeleted. Do we fall back into the unemployment problems. We need a plan for 10 years not 4. I believe that is the problem with most Presidents. They all think about what they can do in their 4 years, its time to think past that. Lets look to the future. Because the next 5 years is key to the survival of the USA.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
9 Mar 09
I would be quite suprised if Obama actually authorized the shooting down of this satelite . Though a commander in the pacific said he was ready to act on any order to do so, it is still going to be up to the president to call the strike. This would be monumentaly stupid and Obama knows this (I hope) . North Korea is just being North Korea. And the defense department is just being the defense department.
• United States
9 Mar 09
I have to agree. Shooting the missle or satelite down would be a huge mistake and a black on on his administration. He does not want to be another Bush. Just lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that he makes good judgements.