Ex-News Junkie
Probably some
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:49pm

Satire is a montage of ideas and symbols. But it is simplistic.

My issue with the North Korea problem is that in 2003 Bush decided to invade Iraq on the suspicion that Saddam was developing WMD while at the exact same time NK was openly developing them. By acting on this flimsy rumor and turning Iraq into a terrorist quagmire it gave NK time to fully develop them.

There are lessons from history that suggest that not taking action allows the enemy to gather its forces and become even more dangerous; and other lessons that suggest starting the fight makes you the bad guy. Historians might say that if we don't learn from history, then we are doomed to repeat it.

IMO, history never happens the same way twice. If it did, world leaders would have logic diagrams that they could use to prevent conflict, to make the world safer and more prosperous.

  • I wonder how much truth is in the satire...HeavyHemi, Tue Sep 19 5:58pm
    Does a significant portion of their population actually think about him in this way I watched a story on North Korea recently where a journalist was interviewing apparently random teenagers on a... more
    • Probably some — Ex-News Junkie, Tue Sep 19 9:49pm
      • History doesn't repeat itself. However...HeavyHemi, Tue Sep 19 10:18pm
        situations and outcomes do. There were quite a few voices who predicted the quagmire that wrecking the status quo in the ME would cause. The results of removing the stabilizing influence in the area... more
        • But then did the same thing in LibyaEx-News Junkie, Wed Sep 20 5:36pm
          What gives?
        • US used to havePikes, Wed Sep 20 10:42am
          a no response, no acknowledgment, no negotiation policy with terrorists. Best way to identify and corral Kim Jong Un is that. Totally, completely ignore him. However watching his developments is... more