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How can the US punish N.Korea for its actions with the Nuclear Test?

My jaw dropped when on the news last night, Hillary Clinton said the US was still deliberating on the extent of N.Korea's punishment in regards to their "blatant violation" of international law.

I see this situation turning out horrible. We have 2 Journalist imprisoned in Korea, and are desperately trying to get them home; while still trying to figure out a punishment for N. Korea. Hillary said they are attacking this as 2 different situations, but N. Korea thinks otherwise.

What does N. Korea hold that we "need" them? Other than our 2 journalist they plan to plea with.

If we can punish other countries then why wasn't Iraq, Iran, & Afghanistan punished instead of bombed? Oil ties?

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Asked by momtotrips at 9:31 AM on Jun. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction. KJI is a thug.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Just put all the controls about 10 feet off the ground. Kimmy boy will never be able to reach them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • Because like anon above said KJL is a thug. He wants his way. Iran hasn't been bombed yet and Afghanistan harbored terrorists and was a training ground the same as Iran and they are driven by religious ideology unlike KJI who is more like a spoiled baby.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:48 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • It's time for N. Korea's neighbor, China, to step in on the negotiations. China DOES have something they need- power, goods, etc. Most of N. Korea's power and imports comes from China. They should tell them that they either stop their testing, or they are cut off. Sadly, it's only the people of N. Korea that will suffer more than they already do. It is such a fine line. We really have nothing to hold over their heads other than the threat of invasion and the military is already spread thin. Unfortunately, diplomacy is going to be tough on this one.

    Answer by dawpea at 10:00 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • It's time for N. Korea's neighbor, China, to step in on the negotiations.

    I agree with this. I think China and Japan are much better suited to deal with N. Korea.

    Answer by smalltowngal at 10:02 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • They won't though, they are being threatened by KJI w/ WMDs. That's why they keep giving them necessities. they get nothing but some time from NK, until KJI decides he wants something else, then he threatens again. It's no different than organized crime and thugs that charge businesses for "security". I have a feeling nothing will change with the way we approach NK, Clinton is just trying to look like she is in control.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:14 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • smalltowngal the last people we want to deal with NK is Japan. They are mortal enemies from the world war when japan brutalized them.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:20 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • WELL then Japan needs to brutalize them again! These 3rd world Dictators are REDICULAS!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • oh thats right i forgot America is the world police thats why you asked this!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

  • It wouldn't be playing nice if we did anything to them.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:09 PM on Jun. 9, 2009

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