US flies nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over South Korea amid rising tensions with North Korea | Fox News
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So basically this has begun to descend into a "You fire first!" "No, you!" situation. Except the US doesn't have their gun drawn and is in full kevlar while North Korea has a finger on the the trigger.
Except, probably what, a month, half, what with the inevitable sanctions against them and the withdraw of support from any side.Quote:
Originally Posted by Admiral Yamamoto
Writing off North Korea is dangerous.Quote:
What makes this scary is that North Korea is now led by a young man likely eager to prove himself on the world stage. That means he's extremely unpredictable. All of our assumptions are based on North Korea's behavior under Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un reportedly (Or at least claimed to have) erased his father's regime shortly after taking power. Therefore, North Korea is now a devil we don't know. There's no telling what North Korea will do.
North Korea cuts key military hotline with South Korea | Fox News
The fact of the matter is, we are on a razor's edge. It wouldn't take very much for a full scale war to break out.Quote:
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The problem's not so much that North Korea can win the war, though- that's obviously not going to happen. The Koreas will be reunified assuming no Chinese involvement. However, the question then will be is what will be left a radioactive husk. Seoul? Pyongyang? Tokyo? Washington, D.C.? Perhaps even Beijing (for betraying NK) or Vladivostok? There's no telling, and that's the real trouble here.
The DPRK has been threatened countless times by the US and its running dogs. They were threatened repeatedly during the Korean War of US nuclear strikes, US nukes used to be in south Korea aimed at the north and the constant US military exercises in the area are unnecessary provocations. Good on north Korea for standing up for themselves, they have a right to be angry. Surely everyone must be able to see the hypocrisy of the UN sanctions. America has no business on the Korean peninsula.
Anyway, conflict won't occur unless the US or its lackeys force it. There's nothing to fear from the DPRK; I only know of one country degenerate enough to use nuclear weapons on fellow human beings.
It shouldn't be anything to do with America with what goes on in Korea. ROK has many friends and allies but that doesn't mean they have to station troops there. It's just the same old American policy of policing the world.
several graphic accounts from North Korean refugees regarding life in the Dear Leader's gulags, I beg to differ.
That said, I don't know if anyone else's seen this yet, but North Korea has apparently entered an (official) state of war with South Korea, and is further threatening to "dissolve" the US, so it looks like America might not have much choice, soon (well, that is assuming that Chubby-chan's threats are for reals this time). On the bright side, I hear that South Korea may soon be getting a new swimming pool.
While I am a firm believer that the US should've stayed out of a lot of things (which would've prevented Cuba from being Communist, Vietnam from being poor, Saddam Husain and other dictators from taking power, and the Arabs from hating our guts), Korea is one of the few cases, in fact the only case, where we need to have a little more control. South Korea and the US are strong allies, and war should be a big concern.
However, I'm not worried at all about an impending nuclear attack; we all saw exactly how well their rockets have done. There's nothing to fear except a couple of North Koreans accidentally nuking themselves in a misfire.
Actually, I'm surprised we're as active as we are in Korea.
After all, they don't have any oil. Why should we bother?
Saying that north Korea oppresses and starves its people in labor camps is an incorrect generalisation for obvious reasons.
Perhaps Japan and Korea would be different without the USA - Korea could still be part of the Japanese Empire.
Has the DPRK launched nuclear war over sanctions? Of course not. Though they have a right to be angry over the sanctions. Besides the obvious hypocrisy of the sanctions being thrust upon the DPRK by nations that indulge in what they are themselves denouncing, the sanctions won't do anything except for harm the citizens of the DPRK and further infuriate and strengthen the government. The sanctions will fail just as they've failed in the past. Sanctions aren't the answer.