Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran?

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  1. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Why Do We Laugh at North Korea But Fear Iran? - Julian Hattem - The Atlantic

     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I laugh at both. :lol:
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    The Article says the Answer Already

    Where Noko is also a Deadly Forces with massive deployments of 21K Artillery's and Bunch of Aircrafts and Massive Infantry units with Shoulder Launched AA Missiles ..But the fact is there is no reason to goes war with SOKO on this decade ..and so NOKO separated there is no Countries support Noko movement his closer ally China is negotiating to withdraw current deployment and Russia Condemning their action

    But these words are common to Both Countries NOKO says we will destroy Soko and Iran says we will destroy the Jewish State ...both of them saying we will launch preemptive strike over our Enemies ....and destroy US bases near their Country

    If we go with Iran there allies also strong the Arab and Muslim sates are Joining hands to destroy their Common Enemy Israel and they tried so many times but they Lost that time they didn't have Nukes ...Now they have Nuke warheads ..we can easily saying If Iran goes war with Israel Lebenon ,Syria ,egypt Pakistan even Turkey also do the same ..where Russian gives Stream of weapon supply ..where Israel has Only one hope that is US If war suddenly erupts The first two days Israel manage his stands at his own stand after we can seems his ally US ...but we can't say how US helps with their Planes ..because of Russian deployments...
     
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    Same BS about Iranian leadership being blind and super-religious and unable to think rationally. That people actually think Tehran would consider a nuclear strike on another country without any care for the consequences that would follow, is absurd, appalling, and dehumanizing.

    As for Iran and North Korea, they are leagues apart and should not even be grouped together. Iran is a semi-industrialised, middle-income country with a per capita income of over $13,000 and possessing close to $1 trillion in total purchasing power. North Korea on the other hand is a dysfunctional basket case whose total GDP (in PPP terms) only amounts to $40 billion; that is, 25 times smaller than Iran's economy.
     
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    The reaction of the US to a nuclear armed NoKor will tell you about its strategic considerations: that it wants the current status quo in the Koreas maintained, that is keep the 2 Koreas divided. Neither is the US, SoKor, Japan or any of the SEA countries particularly threatened by a nuclear Korea since they know that the KIMs (including the current one) and their generals do not intend to use it unless they are invaded or there's a clear attempt to topple them. It's perfectly clear to everybody that the moment NoKor use its strategic weapons is the moment it will cease to exist. The KIMs and their generals do not have the death. That's why we do not see a nuclear arms race in the Pacific despite NoKor's very public display of its attempt to acquire nuclear weapons.

    It is very different in the Middles East. The moment Iran acquires nukes then the whole region will go nuclear. When it happens the US will practically lose its strategic military advantage in that region and its ability to maintain the balance of power or influence the events there. Unlike in NoKor's case the US genuinely fears the moment it loses control of the ME.
     
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    The words of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are absurd, appalling, and dehumanizing, but he appeals to those who see themselves as victims of US oppression, of whom there are no end.
     
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    Because Iran is a possible threat, and North Korea is a joke.
     
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    North Korea's silent football matches
    BBC News - North Korea's silent football matches
     
  11. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I think that neither is feared nor is a joke.

    NK is localised and the fallout of soured relations with not have global ramification and hence humoured to ease the tension and playing to the megalomania of Kim to keep him getting a feel good feeling that he can scare the world!

    However, Iran is a different kettle of fish. Any conflagration will have global ramifications and the global economy will take a toss with oil supply becoming sporadic.

    It will also assume a Sunni Shia colour (since all this animosity is at Saudis behest) and Muslims who live all around the world and they are in sizeable number outside will take up arms against each other ruining the internal security and safety of the countries where they reside.
     

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