I live in a state no one wants to bomb so yay me but...Antimissles will easily take out the nukes and the only place close enough possibly for them to hit would be California. Other then that they can just dream on. Hitting all the way to Washington..as if.
Though with them saying that Japan is their first target if wittle boy Kim's missles get shot down out of their territory then that basically translates to the rest of the world as if they were to attack the USA. ANd if that the interceptor missiles have to be used then i dont think what is just needed be enough needed to disable said missle will be fired...
We both know the DPRK would be defeated in an all out conflict, whether they employed nuclear weapons or not. The north Korean leaders know this also, they may seem somewhat crazy and unpredictable at times but they understand the consequences. They don't want war and I don't think war's going to come. Both sides are flexing their muscles and acting provocatively but I can understand (whether I agree with it or not) why the DPRK is frustrated and I know that you'll disagree with me but I think the US should take a step back from Korean affairs.
If the leaders understand the risks, why do they saber rattle because that will only make things worse.
A country that threatens to launch pre emptive strikes ISNT LOOKING FOR WAR?!? MY FOOT! And why would they PARADE MISSLIES THROUGH PYONGYANG??? Missles are not like lawn gnomes! If you are not looking for a fight then you dont go and threaten others.
NK is frusterated because the "dear leader" is running low on cash and food to feed himself. Also he needs to look good to the MILITARY and his people or risk getting overthrown.
The US is still acting on what they promiced back in the 40s and 50s. the US promiced to help defend any free nation under takeover threat by communist nations. AKA the TRUMAN DOCTRINE
If NK threatened Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, and Canada with Pre-emptive Nuclear strikes then those countries would likely get inolved in the korean conflict too
But hey, look on the bright side, atleast the U.S. stepped away from Korean affairs!
But then again that means the U.S. was not there to pull South Korea back from defending itself.
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To the post above, well yes there's speculation this way and that but I don't want to get into a back and forth and getting no where thing again especially by getting into discussions of hypothetical unrealistic situations. Just one thing I wanted to clarify in case there was misinterpretation, I agree that what happens in Japan's airspace is their business, I never said it wasn't I was just saying what (I believe) the DPRK thinks in general of Japan in that area.
North Korea has gotten away with murder time, and time again. Eventually South Korea is going to get fed up with it.
Yes, some states take drastic action on other countries after a terrorist attack, certain countries have even been known to invade nations that had nothing to do with the terrorist attack :D
I imagine the ROK is fed up but I don't think there's anything they can do about. Do you think they could do anything?
I don't know if this relates to your view or not but reading certain comments by people and on the internet and media in general there's a lot of talk broadly speaking negatively of the capability of the DPRK's armed forces and so on. Things such as they're gonna end up nuking themselves, they couldn't maintain a long drawn out war, their armed forces are a shamble, they can't shoot a rocket properly and just general stuff like that which I understand in some cases is supposed to simply be humorous but overall I think certain people underestimate the power of the DPRK. I think that if there ever is a wider war the DPRK will be defeated however I have no doubt that they would bring down a lot of lives with them and cause immense damage and the overall task would still be difficult and messy. I guess I'm just saying that it can sometimes be fashionable to make light of the DPRK's armed forces which I think is a mistake. Do you have any view on the DPRK's capabilities?
Obvious Troll is obvious.
No, but to the point. most of those 'they'll end up nuking themeslves' were just jokes. The media is known for making fun of our enemies, and the internet loves to thrive on it. We could become a nuclear wasteland, and there would still be the guy putting pictures of Kim Jong Un as Russel from Up. And you state that SK couldn't invade NK, and provide the Korean war as an example. But while SK kept on advancing their tech, NK still has Cold War vintage weapons. NK troops are practically starving, and get no real training other than stabbing the occasional wooden dummy or prision inmate. They still use BIPLANES, for Arceus sake!
Basically, for all the infiltration tunnels and nukes NK has aimed at SK, SK and its allies have a lot more aimed back. Yet despite all the evidence we have shown you, you continue to refuse to see NK in a bad light, and for that I'm curious. So I am presented with 3 optional scenarios:
1: You are secretly Kim Jong Un, hoping to gain supporters in America by using Bulbagarden.
2: Obvious Troll is obvious, not good enough for 4Chan.
3: You just refuse to accept any other opinion from your own, despite the mounting piles of evidence against your claims.
"Ah...you say you are going to save the world? Than I shall save the world as well!"
"I am GOGO, master of the simulacrum...My miming skills will astonish you!"
I can go through the navy and rest, but I think I have made myself clear with the airforce. North Korea is using antiquated weapons that are more appropriate for the first Korean War than today, they would not be able to withstand a South Korean assault.
It's worth noting on Saturn's post on industry, it has been theorized ( Cant find the link at the moment ) that North Korea can maintain a offensive war for less than a month, mainly because it does not have the industrial or military might to hold the territory.
And if anyone, including 99unownoak think the North Korea has the military power for a war, I bring up this: "This is a military that if you ran them against the Iraqi military in 1991, North Korea would lose," said Jennifer Lind, a professor at Dartmouth College.
Thing is North Korea has a ill equipped army, but it has a lot of cannon fodder, it would lose to South Korea easily, but the casualties would be massive as their troops are thrown against the superior might of South Korea.
And to kenshin akagi, I am puzzled, I thought if I was obviously trolling it would be against the rules. Maybe I should report myself.