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North Korea Says It May Give Up Nuclear Weapons If U.S. Abandons Them First
Yahoo! News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom O’Connor, Newsweek

Posted on 11/15/2017 10:09:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

North Korea suggested Wednesday it may be open to giving up its nuclear weapons, but only if the U.S. did so first.

Ruling Korean Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a commentary Wednesday in which the country's authoritarian leadership challenged President Donald Trump to reverse his support for a bigger, stronger U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and adopt a non-proliferation policy. North Korea has argued its weapons of mass destruction stockpile was necessary only to prevent the U.S. from overthrowing the government of Kim Jong Un, which the U.S. has threatened to do by force if he did not abandon his nuclear weapons.

"The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic rockets is a just choice for self-defense to counter the U.S. nuclear threat. Therefore, no one has right to fault with it," the newspaper wrote, according to the official Korean Central News Agency, referring to North Korea's official name: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea....

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; china; exchange; korea; northkorea; nuclear; nuclearweapons; rop; russia; trump
The Newsweek writer nods his head "yeah, that makes sense."
1 posted on 11/15/2017 10:09:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You show us yours,
and maybe we’ll show you ours.
Go for it, Little Kim!


2 posted on 11/15/2017 10:15:35 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump has him negotiating.
It’s a start.


3 posted on 11/15/2017 10:17:13 PM PST by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our one and only true hope.)
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To: right way right

Little Kim is going to get precisely what he fears, terminated. Acting on one’s fears always fulfills them.


4 posted on 11/15/2017 10:23:48 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Progressivism is 2 year olds in a poop fight.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least with MAD, the U.S. and Soviet leaders both understood the mutual destruction of both nations if one used nukes against the other.

Problem with Kim Jong-Un and North Korea in their use of a nuke against us, is that the total destruction will be of North Korea, while the U.S. will survive.

5 posted on 11/15/2017 10:29:33 PM PST by roadcat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well there you go, problem solved.


6 posted on 11/15/2017 10:33:23 PM PST by itsahoot (As long as there is money to be divided, there will be division.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Suppose South Korea were to announce it has nuclear weapons, and will give them up when China gives up theirs.

EXACTLY analogous, in every detail, as one might consider in this proposed scenario, where did South Korea get its nuclear weapons?

How stupid are we?


7 posted on 11/15/2017 10:40:02 PM PST by dr_lew (I)
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To: dr_lew

Not only that, but Don Trump is the last president in a line f 45 of them to even consider this proposal. Mr. Obama might’ve, though.


8 posted on 11/15/2017 10:42:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: roadcat

One MIRV’d SLBM would leave nothing worth having left there.


9 posted on 11/15/2017 10:43:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
North Korea Says It May Give Up Nuclear Weapons If U.S. Abandons Them First

OK, here's the counter offer:

You give up your nukes, and we don't blow you all to Hell.

10 posted on 11/15/2017 10:45:16 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, RINOs...same thing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, not following you! Sorry.


11 posted on 11/15/2017 10:56:10 PM PST by dr_lew (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, right. Even IF the U.S. did this, they wouldn’t. They’d hide them somewhere, and then they’d have the upper hand. Could you imagine with countries with nukes like Russia and China giving up our nukes? Insane.


12 posted on 11/15/2017 11:06:46 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: dr_lew

One Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile.


13 posted on 11/15/2017 11:07:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: right way right
No it's not a start at all!...this same tune has been sung over and over for decades ...they're back to the same buying time they've played for decades...wash and repeat...while they continue building their nuclear arsenal.

(...”North Korea suggested Wednesday it may be open to giving up its nuclear weapons, but only if the U.S. did so first.”.....”

14 posted on 11/15/2017 11:13:40 PM PST by caww (freeen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
39.0392° N, 125.7625° E
This is where we should dispose of them

15 posted on 11/15/2017 11:32:23 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One MIRV’d SLBM would leave nothing worth having left there.

They've been through that before. Our bombing campaign during the Korean War was so effective that nothing of value remained - every structure, port, bridge etc. totally destroyed and our planes dumped leftover bombs in the ocean because they couldn't find anything else to destroy. Unfortunately, the Chinese and Soviets helped them rebuild.

This time, North Korea should be left as a radioactive ruin so utterly destroyed that it won't be rebuilt by anyone. Overseas North Koreans can be re-integrated into South Korean society (after the necessary re-indoctrination).

16 posted on 11/15/2017 11:36:23 PM PST by roadcat
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To: itsahoot
"Well there you go, problem solved."

Agreed! Let our political and social trash take itself out with its insane wishful thinking and policy choices. Get it over with. Rebuild. Live in peace.


17 posted on 11/16/2017 3:04:00 AM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: itsahoot

And yes, North Korea offered the same deal before for the sake of its big brothers. That’s North Korea’s purpose: to cause as much damage against us as possible, so those other two countries can finish the job at that same point in time.


18 posted on 11/16/2017 3:07:11 AM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Never happen and that fat little {censored} knows it. We would only give up nuclear weapons if we found something equally or more powerful - matter/anti-matter, large scale directed energy, etc.

As long as there are people like Kim in the far east and those crazy {censored} in the middle east we need the means to threaten them with wholesale destruction.

19 posted on 11/16/2017 5:11:11 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Doing my part to help make America great again!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure. We will give them up first, by dropping on short fat little rocket boy’s head. Then build new ones.


20 posted on 11/16/2017 5:16:50 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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