It’s a Jacobian ideal, the “ends justify the means,” kind of thought. Whether it’s right or not is blurry at best and completely opaque at worst. I actually agree that sanctions won’t work (obviously, I mean they’ve put enough in place now that if they were gonna work it would have happened by now). I don’t think any (moral) action on the worlds part at this point is going to stop the North from developing Nuclear weapons. So really, it’s a matter of preparing at this point, I think.

“the end justifies the means” is probably exactly why kim jong un is doing what…