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Is it selfish to be more worried about the situation in North-Korea than the situation in Iran?

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thaily
Jun. 16th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I think the North Korea situation has greater potential to hurt more people if it blows up, pun intended. Mind what's happening in Iran is downright criminal, that wanna-be president should get shot in the face and buried in a shallow grave already.
charreed
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I think worrying about something other than yourself counts as unselfish ;) As for Iran, I barely know what's going on, but somehow I think it's being massively blown up by the western media. Can't we just box up that area of the world and leave it alone?
thaily
Jun. 16th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Actual Iranians are reporting what's going on there, police and military are going around arresting protesters, beating up random men and women, shooting protesters and then denying them access to hospitals, they destroyed the ballots so that they can't be recounted.
There's some serious shit going on there, it's not just being exaggerated by Western media.

As for the ability to box up portions of the world when they and their politics prove inconvenient, if we could do that then the US would have been boxed up a long time ago. Careful what you wish for ;)
charreed
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Hey, I think the US should be boxed up XD I just want to be outside of the box when that happens!!! :D

*wants to live outside the US again... SOON*
thaily
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry, but you'd be in the box. Same as how 70% of Iranians who voted for the progressive president would be inside the box.
charreed
Jun. 16th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
I just want to move to Australia ;)
ionotter
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Not at all?

North Korea and Kim Jong Ill are quite insane, and that makes them exceptionally dangerous.

For all of his bluster and bluff, Ahmadinejad just isn't that important. He's a figurehead, just like his opponent, Mousavi, and their actual political and social stances aren't all that different from each other.

What we don't know, however, is if Mousavi will tell the Ayatollah to go piss up a rope or not. But we should know the answer to that by this Friday, I think? The Iranian people have had it with religious extremism, and they're going to have somebody's head on a platter before this week is out. I'm laying $20 on Ayatollah Khamenei having a personal jet on the runway, loaded with cash and hooked up to a huffer cart 24-7.

If anything, the US is totally to blame for Iran wanting a nuke? Look what happens to countries that don't have them, compared to those that do?

Even a religious whacko can read THAT writing on the wall.

So yeah. Be scared of North Korea. VERY scared.
hackrabbit
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
Yes, you're being very selfish, you insolent bastard. Now stop worrying about world politics and get back to more national crises such as Jan Smit's new flame. /s
damanique
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
I think both are equally worrisome. But I think I'm paying a lot more attention to what's going on in Iran because of the direct communication on Twitter from Iranians.

However, st_lemur has related to me that the nuclear stuff that North Korea has developed is craptacular. They might manage to blow up their own left shoe. This is coming from someone who's actually studied nuclear physics in the US, so yeah. That's not saying NK couldn't do any damage - but according to him "the first test was a fuckup and the second was a teeny teeny bomb".
Of course it'll suck if they get better at it.
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