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south korea could dominate north korea in a few days. The military scale is tipped way in the Souths Favor long before you add in the support of the US.
Your average UofM fan and I have something in common, neither of us went to UofM. Though we do share One major difference, I got Accepted.
The South does not possess nuclear weapons. The North does. Of course, American support of the South would tip the balance.
Correct. Which reminds me of this Song from the Cold War years
Of course, North Korea can't start a war because the last one never ended.
Kim Jong Un is like the Wizard of Oz in that he holds all the levers. He doesn't have to worry that things will get out of control because he can shut down the 'crazy' when it suits him. The US on the other hand is predictable and rational. It costs Kim nothing to have our fleets racing from ocean to ocean - plus it's fun to watch.
He knows that he can't cross the line - because he would just be pulling the tab on a giant can of whoop-ass with him hanging from a rope in the end. The real risk here is that he misjudges where the 'line' is. For example - he threatens to nuke us and begins fueling a missile, thinking we won't react if he doesn't launch it. At the same time, somebody in the Pentagon does some math and tells the President there's an X% chance of losing Honolulu if it does launch and the President decides he can't chance it.
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I can't decide if they just like spewing propaganda, or if they actually buy what they're preaching. The latter would be more dangerous, IMO.
I found this simulated image of what N. Korea would look like after a nuclear war...not good.
Damn right the north does.
RIP Kim Jong Il
(Woot almost 20,000 views!)
What if he really has no concept of what we could do to him in response? I assume the kid has lived his entire life in the fantasy land his father and grandfather created.
I think if the NK military really believed they were about to start a war with the S. Korea/Japan/US, then you'd see a military coup and/or assassination of the Supreme Leader pretty quickly. The general population may be too propagandized to start an uprising, but there's got to be some generals or other insiders with rational thinking ability who will act appropriately when needed to save their own asses.
I think the bigger worry might be if S. Korea launches a preemptive strike, which results in N. Korea detonating a nuke in retaliation before the coup/assassination can occur.
Or maybe I'm full of crap and just watched to many Pierce Brosnan Bond movies.
Who the hell downvotes this? Some commie? That post was funny.
The citizens have no idea what's going on. This guy knows damn well what the situation is.
It never stopped.
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut
It is up for debate if the North possesses a deliverable weaponized nuclear device. Ability to create a nuclear reaction in a hole during a test does not equate to a deliverable weapon, especially given their numerous rocket issues and lack of heavy bombers.
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Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
Exactly. This is a guy that's grown up hating the U.S. and S. Korea with no memory (and probably no history lesson, at least not an accurate one) regarding the last Korean War. At the same time, he's got longstanding military "advisers" that seem to be running the show and loving the saber rattling.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
From what I've read about N. Korea, the generals and the military are the problem. They seem to be warmongers of the highest order. They love the idea of a war.
yeah, the belief is that Un is doing this to appease the military higher ups
pretty sure this guys was educated in western schools in switzerland. So he is aware of whats out in the world.
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I've got the Norks and the points.
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
The odds of something happening this likely are fairly unlikely considering the US and South Korea are still conducting their war games. They know if they were to make any aggressive move against the South that a fast and hard response would follow. Lets say the North did make a military move first a response by the US/ROK would probably likely happen even if there wasn't war games being conducted due to how high things have ratcheted up lately. However, if North Korea is/wants to attack ROK they will just wait some time after the war games are over in April when a lot(not all) of the US firepower will be leaving. That could be May, June, or it may never happen and just be typical North Korean rhetoric. Additionally, on a side note after every new South Korean president is elected the North usually tries to test the new South Korean presidents in the first few months of their term through shelling or some other military act. ROK just elected a female president for the first time in February so it will be interesting to see if the North continues to do their tradition of using their military to test the new South Korean presidents.
That's what reports say. At least his early life he was reportedly in Switzerland. Then attended Kim Il Sung University in N. Korea for the brainwashing. Reports are that he was fascinated with the NBA, attendance and grades in Switzerland were poor, and he was awkward with girls.
Sounds like he might be a poster on here.
Sung-Yoon Lee says North Korea's strategy is to instill fear in South Koreans and Americans.
I don't really understand how people really think they're a threat. As soon as any UN forces step into N. Korea, soldiers are going to start giving up. They're starving and have crappy supplies.
Other than their supposed nukes they have nothing.
If something did start it wouldn't last that long. Obviously China wants to pretend they're behind the north, but they would never attack their biggest consumers.
And most experts believe this is just Kim Jong Un making himself seem strong to the older leaders in N. Korea who probably don't like him or trust him.
Can we just take his xbox away until he behaves?
Its five o'clock somewhere.
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