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I seriously doubt they'd be interested in that sort of thing... bad as they are (with a capital "B") they're motivated by profit, and to some degree, power. But even the purpose of that power is more profit through kidnapping and extortion.Would any of the nastier Mexican cartels do it if they got paid enough?
I thought the US was still fighting the war Ricard Nixon declared on everything south of the Rio Grande in 1971.Here in North American territory we've had a glorious spell of piece that has lasted for more than a century and a half now.
It depends. There is one person who believes Mexico will pay him to build a wall, a beautiful wall, a wall that will...Are better or worse times coming our way? We're just gonna have to pray and see.
Keep the enemies out? or the enemies in?It depends. There is one person who believes Mexico will pay him to build a wall, a beautiful wall, a wall that will...
This is getting scary. If China doesn't reign in the madhouse that North Korea has become, I don't know who will:
Gosh... how did they manage to sync the explosion with naturally occurring seismic activity?What an amazing coincidence that a 5.4 earthquake happened at the same time as the test explosion
Oh my... MY COVER'S BEEN BLOWN!... now the NSA, CIA, FBI, CBS and HEB are going to know that english is not my birth language!! I'm gonna get deported back to.... wait a minute, I'm already here!MAJOR and the J doesn't sound like a "Y".
So if I understand this correctly they want to arm themselves against possible threats and by doing so, they might attack someone else. And all this is somehow frowned upon by the civilized society.Why does an expanding North Korean nuclear program matter? The progression from developing the nuclear weapon option, to having a few bombs, to fielding a nuclear arsenal has made Pyongyang increasingly reliant on its nuclear weapons for regime survival and has dimmed the prospect of a denuclearized Korean peninsula. More bombs and better bombs matter—these may instill Pyongyang’s leadership with a false sense of confidence and almost certainly expands what it may think are its tactical and strategic options. The potential for miscalculations and accidents increases, and the consequences will be greater if it has more bombs and more sophisticated bombs with greater reach. In case of turmoil or a chaotic transition in the North, rendering the nuclear weapons and the enterprise safe and secure becomes more difficult. And, a financially desperate leadership may risk the sale of fissile materials or other nuclear assets, perhaps to non-state actors if the state market remains dormant.
I began my career in electronics working in seismology (that's a 1960s vintage seismograph recorder in my avatar), so here's my take.What an amazing coincidence that a 5.4 earthquake happened at the same time as the test explosion
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