North Korea apparently wants war with the US.

@mentalward (14693)
United States
March 29, 2013 11:37am CST
I haven't read the entire article but I've read enough to know that this is worth keeping an eye on. "North Korea says missiles on standby to strike the US." Why??? This is my biggest question. What do they want, to take over the US? Are they angry that the US military have been attempting to protect the South Koreans? It boggles my mind whenever I attempt to understand the minds behind the people who want to control everything. (My general theory is that, if they are males, which they usually are, they have really tiny, limp noodles and overcompensate by being bullies.) Anyway, I live approximately 80 miles from Washington, D.C. which, no doubt, would be the number one target of anyone this hateful who also has the capabilities. If they (or anyone else) started bombarding the US with nuclear bombs in an attempt to annihilate this country, I'd most likely get in my car and drive TOWARD the closest bomb destination. I would not want to live through a nuclear war. If I were younger, maybe I'd think differently because I'd have the strength to at least attempt to survive but I'm too old for that now. How would you react? Well, at least how do you THINK you'd react to something like this? If you live in the US, does this news worry you, too?
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@AmbiePam (59066)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I'm not overly worried. North Korea's current leader hates us, but not as much as his father did, the previous dictator. Although hate is hate and they have a lot of it. They want to nuke us, just like Iran does. If they want to bomb somewhere I'd think they go for California or New York just because of the population. The thing is, we have things in place to catch them in the act of bombing us. So there are preventative measures out there. Plus, North Korea knows if they bomb the United States, not only will our country retaliate, but other allies of ours will too.
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• United States
29 Mar 13
Or Atlanta. I'm thinking the CDC could be a target.
@MoonGypsy (4609)
• United States
29 Mar 13
wouldn't it be funny if all the u.s. allies decided to just let the u.s. stew in their own problems for once?
@lacieice (2063)
• United States
29 Mar 13
It is scary that this young, stupid man thinks he can threaten the world, because that is what he's doing. Nuclear fallout would affent the entire globe. However, mamy say that he does not have the capacity to reach the U.S. He may be able to reach American bases in South Korea, possibly even Hawaii, but our defense forces would shoot down any missels that come our way. He really doesn't want to do this. He apparently has no idea of the possible consequences of that action. He has no allies, with the possible exception of a couple of middle east countries, so he better think long and hard before he decides to push the button. Would I want to survive a nuclear war? I don't think so. I'm no spring chicken, and life is hard enough now, never mind what it would be like after that. I would cry for my grandchildren who are just beginning life's journey, but for myself, I would just let it be what it is. If I live, fine. If I don't, that's fine, too.
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@dawnald (84802)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Mar 13
I'm not terribly worried about North Korea, sounds like a bunch of chest beating. but if a nuclear war started, I wouldn't be heading toward the bombs. I'd want to live, and if things turned horrible later I could always shoot myself. :D
@cynthiann (18603)
• Jamaica
29 Mar 13
The land would be contasminated and nothing could grow. All animals would die etc. It would be a nightmare to survive and it is not just one country - the targetted country - that would suffer. It also would depend on which way the wind blows so us in the Caribbean would suffer the fall out of the US was attacked.
30 Mar 13
many people in the country who tried to appease the anger North Korea as China and Indonesia, including my country but there is no response to the anger subsiding north korea is. then what about your president Barack Obama response?
@bunnybon7 (51430)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Mar 13
your country is unspecified on your profile. makes me wonder. just where and who are you? im sure our president would be quite ready to defend. altho Reagan a;ways made me feel more secure. i wish we had a tough cookie like him still in office.
• United States
29 Mar 13
Sure it worries me. We will probably get a surprise attack just like at Pearl Harbor. I would rather be killed instantly than be wasting away with nuclear fallout.
@MoonGypsy (4609)
• United States
29 Mar 13
i feel the same way you do. none of this dying of radiation stuff.
@dagami (1158)
• Rome, Italy
29 Mar 13
even if i live at the other side of the world, far from north korea and the US, i still worry about this. if someone starts using nuclear weapons nowadays, the repercussions wouldn't be limited to the area bombarded. this will start a world war and when it does, nobody will be able to survive scot free. who wants to take control over who is another discussion i wouldn't want to enter here. i am not in any way familiar with the politics of the two koreas so i cannot really contribute something on this. all i can say however is that some people think that it is the US who is trying to take control over them. (i don't agree with this but this is not the point.) so you see, it all depends on whose side you are on. i do NOT believe that countries should wage wars in order to settle issues. we are civilized human beings and we should settle our disputes in the same manner.
@MoonGypsy (4609)
• United States
29 Mar 13
the only reason this would effect everyone in the world is because the u.s will bring everyone into the war with them and drag alot of good countries down with it.
@sid556 (30980)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I don't believe that they would or even could actually carry something like this out without back up help like from China as Macdolinger mentioned. All we can do is hope that the US is prepared. It does no good to sit around worrying about it. If it does happen, I would just kiss my little life goodbye. Quality of life here would be done and gone
@wolfie34 (26773)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 13
It also depends on what countries ally themselves with North Korea, North Korea alone cannot even contemplate matching itself against the might of America, however, if other countries support North Korea then that's where the real trouble will escalate.
@TLilly12 (1229)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I don't think the US should back down, from North Korea either, if we let out guard down we will get attacked, I think we other to eye a close eye out, for North Korea you never know, that this country will do, I don't why they are so angry, with the US but I don't think it's, something we should take lightly.
29 Mar 13
I agree that we should not back down. We should be ready for anything at any time. I also think if they were to try something that we should bomb the heck out of them and then leave. Why after 9-11 did we shock & awe them with some rounds of bombs then stay for years and help them clean up the mess they started? The terrorist did not offer up $$$$$ and support after 9-11.
@lampar (7587)
• United States
11 Apr 13
Right, N.Korean new despot is very angry at USA, in order to occupy South Korea and turn it into communist territory, he must get rid of south Korean long term ally first before he can reach its goal; it is not that hard to understand that. So long as USA is on the side of South Korea, the hermit regime will have difficulty invading the south and conquer it. With their newly acquired nuclear weapon, the regime believe it can reach its goal this time.
@kingparker (9677)
• United States
11 Apr 13
I also live in the United States, but I won't worry about this bullying statement from North Korea though. We got all these missiles detection devices, and intercepting missiles ready too right? So, whenever they ready for war, they will got it. Like Saddam Hussein, who eventually be captured and executed with the world watching it. So, be the same for North Korea. I just wonder what would China try to stop North Korea on such foolish act or what?
@ElicBxn (62373)
• United States
8 Apr 13
Well, you are in luck, because North Korea doesn't really have the missile capability to hit Washington D.C. Our friends on the west coast aren't quite so lucky, our friends in South Korea and Japan are really up the creek! I agree as to what's wrong with these people (of the male persuasion) but they would never admit it. Like the ones in the big trucks or fast cars...
@squallming (1775)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 13
From the news source that I have read on the issue, I don't think North Korea wanted to have war with US. Apparently through their version of story, they claim that they are having missiles on standby to strike US because they want to keep US at bay. So unless US is performing an attack, North Korea will not launch these missiles. It seems to be just a protective measure to prevent both countries to go into war. I hope no irresponsible person provoke the two countries to go into war. War will only sacrifice lives.
@bunnybon7 (51430)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Mar 13
iam just like you. im to old and disabled to make it and would likely take the first way out. but i would implore my son to help try and preserve his siblings in this. my oldest is 48yrs and that means the rest are a bit younger. plus they have kids much younger and would need his knowledge. hes pretty intelligent and has had combat experience besides medical. i think he would be one to know what to do. trying to help me would only make things harder for all
@hotsummer (12932)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
i think those countries near North Korea should worry more although It is the US that is the main aim of this communist country. But we can't help but think that their missiles could land to countries near north korea or those in asia. i feel like that their president is out of his mind, that he can decide to shoot missiles to any country he decides to when he feels that country is siding towards US which I think would most likely happen.
@laydee (12807)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I think North Korea is like a little kid trying to gain attention by kicking your foot. It would cause bad attention, but at least they got attention. I guess that is what happens when you ignore a country, they need attention all the more. hehehe.. I am not in the US but I'm not worried. So be it, we don't really need products from North Korea and they're not really contributing something very essential for the world. If they are going to be shun out from the rest of the world (which they already are) nobody's life would change. Pity those innocent hungry people over there because of the power-attention-hungry leader. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
@dismalgrin (2604)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I don't know if I'm worried about that individually or not. I tend to be a bit paranoid about all sorts of disaster scenerios. Have you seen the movie Red Dawn? It's a good movie about the idea that North Korea tries to take over. And that guy that played Thor is a Marine that just came home. He assembles a small army of kids to fight back. It's really good. Anyhow, I think if a lot of scenerios were to happen I could role with it. I read about those types of situation happening all the time. But, I hope nothing happens because that would make an already rough life a lot rougher. But, I think I could handle it.
@MoonGypsy (4609)
• United States
29 Mar 13
i am so tired of the u.s. being in war. this is a war nation. i sometimes makes me wish i lived somewhere else, like new zealand.
@cerebellum (3869)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I don't really know how I would react. I don't really worry about it because the news media tends to make everything sound worse than it is. Also, I hope that whoever has the capabilities wouldn't use them, but keep them more like a threat. That seems to be how the US views them, and hopefully other countries. I think you are right about the males that want to dominate the world!
@celticeagle (132435)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Mar 13
Yes, I just had a discussion posted recently about this very subject. I would be scared for my kids. Try to get them safe. I guess they had a tussle with South Korea and now they want to fight with the U.S. They have that young guy in position of power and I think he needs a lobotomy.
• United States
29 Mar 13
This is insane. Why is a good question. Anther question is why with weapons? Why can't they just come to terms with words. Seriously. I have a five year old son . I do not want him to live in a country at war. I as a mother would be forced to find a way away from this. Lives shouldn't have to be taken or extreme measures to get whosever way . Just use words and keep some sort of peace!