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Old April 3rd, 2013 (4:00 PM).
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Originally Posted by Went View Post
Continuing from that reasoning: what does NK win by lanching a nuke to somewhere? Nothing. Zero. If anything, they will win absolute annihilation. So 0 gain and possible infinite loss. Sounds reasonable to go ahead.

On the other hand, what will they win by threatening with a nuke? They'll get to start negotiations and maybe even get food in exchange for "good behaviour", as most of the country is starving.

If you can extort someone into getting what you want, specially if that person is so much more powerful than you, it's foolish to go on with the threat- you'll lose your chance to get things in return!
I don't see anyone caving to them. Sort of a "we don't negotiate with terrorists" thing.

And I don't think North Korea is operating with a full deck
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