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Old 04-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #166
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North Korea may have some military numbers, but they couldnt logistically support a war. Fuel and food are expensive. Alot of their vehicles are old too, arent they?
Correct. Half the country is starving now. North Koreans only eat because they get food shipments from outside - i imagine those would stop as soon as North Korea started a war. Also, the article i linked to earlier said those 700 planes couldnt all fly because they dont have enough fuel.

Ultimately, the only real threat North Korea poses to South Korea is in its sheer number of troops. There are no civilians in the DMZ, so if North Korea tried to send troops accross, it would be easily caught on Satellite and South Korea and its Allies could just bomb the crap out of them.

The key would be dropping bombs on them before they crossed into South Korea.
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Correct. Half the country is starving now. North Koreans only eat because they get food shipments from outside - i imagine those would stop as soon as North Korea started a war. Also, the article i linked to earlier said those 700 planes couldnt all fly because they dont have enough fuel.

Ultimately, the only real threat North Korea poses to South Korea is in its sheer number of troops. There are no civilians in the DMZ, so if North Korea tried to send troops accross, it would be easily caught on Satellite and South Korea and its Allies could just bomb the crap out of them.

The key would be dropping bombs on them before they crossed into South Korea.
You put no stock in any threat of tunnels under the DMZ? Some of the 4 we found would allow for some pretty serious troop movement.
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Ex-N.Korea spy says Kim struggling to control military | Bangkok Post: news


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Would we use nuclear weapons if they invaded SK?
Not going to happen. Even if NK had a nuclear weapon and used it, we still probably would not retaliate with a nuke. Why? Well, the fact that China is sitting right next to it is a large reason. You can't predict how radiation clouds will move due to mother nature and if China got flooded with a radiation cloud, you can bet they would be more than pissed. We would too.
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You put no stock in any threat of tunnels under the DMZ? Some of the 4 we found would allow for some pretty serious troop movement.
I didnt know about the tunnels. I would imagine that, after they were found, the SK openings are guarded and rigged to explode.

I say flood the tunnels with water and fill them with sharks with frikkin laser beams on their heads.
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I didnt know about the tunnels. I would imagine that, after they were found, the SK openings are guarded and rigged to explode.

I say flood the tunnels with water and fill them with sharks with frikkin laser beams on their heads.
The 4 that have been found were obviously made not usable, I know one was turned into a tourist attraction.
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Don't know that it is true (didn't look into it too deeply) but it is said that there are over 2Million landmines in the DMZ. The DMZ is 4km wide along the whole Demarcation Line. That's a helluva lot of landmines!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #172
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Ok, new fodder for the conspiracy theorist in me.

Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile

So, we are supposed to believe, that one line out of a whole document was "accidentally" declassified, right as NK has 2 confirmed (and rumored up to 5) midrange missiles prepped on the launch pad? All the while we've been told that they don't have the ability to launch nuclear warheads. My guess is the admin is trying to prep us for when launches a nuke into the pacific. I am finally starting to believe that the administration is ahead of this now, and it will de-escalate after the North launches their missiles (yes I think they will launch 2). It will of course present a whole new nightmare as the North is officially admitted as a nuclear power. Will the South want their own nukes? What about Japan, how will they feel living in the shadow of a NK with the ability to hit them with nuclear missiles? Will China reverse course and try to remove UN Sanctions claiming they are excessive now that NK is a member of the nuclear club.

Further, what leverage does that give to Iran, or anyone else wanting entry into the nuclear club. Does it send the message that if you just keep pursuing them the world will grudgingly accept you once you get them (I would say that that is a given).

Is a US preemptive strike on the NK nuclear facilities even in the realm of possibility to prevent NK from making more weapons?
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Am I the only one that just realized the UN Secretary General is a South Korean?

I don't know what that means, but I assume that it means North Korea is unlikely to respect any UN resolutions.
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North Korea really does hate Japan (rightly so if you go back to the 1940's)

North Korea reportedly warns Japan it would target Tokyo first | Fox News
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Seriously, NK is one broke country. From US News:

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Annual GDP per capita is about $1,800, which ranks 197th in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook. GDP is 28 times higher in the United States and 18 times higher in South Korea.
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Most workers earn $2 to $3 per month in pay from the government. Some work on the side or sell goods in local markets, earning an extra $10 per month or so.
honestly $3 a month? that's half a fast food meal, about a gallon of milk. I can't imagine living on that. At least it wouldn't be called living.
There are other standout things, but it's just crazy poor.
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Rape of Nanking

Yes, the Japanese were rivals to Nazi Germany for international crimes but it is now ugly history. The current Japanese shouldn't be held responsible.
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Here's an article from the NK daily paper:

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CPRK Secretariat Warns U.S., S. Korea Not to Make Misjudgment

The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information bulletin No. 1029 on April 11.

The puppet group of south Korea, taken aback by the toughest steps taken by the DPRK to defend its dignity and sovereignty, is letting loose absurd remarks, the bulletin said, and went on:

Those concerned of the puppet regime including Chongwadae, experts and conservative media have remarked that the north will not provoke an all-out war even though it ratchets up threats. They are describing those steps as "brinkmanship tactics", saying that study into the inside of the north shows that the people are leading a peaceful life as usual.

They are also calling those steps an "extreme psychological warfare" and "sort of propaganda".

Our comment to their rhetoric about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda" is that they are free to think at their will but should not belatedly regret having done such a thing.

Now south Koreans buy out food and daily necessities out of extreme war-phobia, making volumes of sale soar.

Several countries are taking measures to provide shelter or evacuate their people residing in south Korea, and foreign students, businessmen and institutions are thrown into chaos, trying to find their way out of south Korea.

The puppet group of south Korea is resorting to smear propaganda campaign to seek its comfort by forcing others into death like itself.

The arrows indicating the merciless retaliatory strikes have already been drawn directing at the U.S. mainland, U.S. military bases in the Pacific and all other bases where the U.S. imperialist aggression forces station.

The powerful strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK have been put in their places and the coordinates of targets put into the warheads.

Just pressing the button will be enough to turn the strongholds of the enemies into the sea of fire.

However, the south Korean regime is talking about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda campaign". This is a despicable act which can be done only by imbeciles and fools unaware of what an all-out action declared by the DPRK is like and what consequences their acts will entail.

As for their talk about peaceful activities in the north, it is the fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK to carry on production and construction till midnight today and have children taught at schools even though a war might break out tomorrow.

The DPRK has won victories in confrontation with the U.S. in this spirit and is waging an all-out action with it, with confidence in final victory.

The enemies should know that it is the era of the great Marshal

Kim Jong Un, leader of the most powerful country and invincible great Paektusan nation.

The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are gravely mistaken and misjudged if they think they can have lucky chance.

War can break out any moment and what remains to be done is merciless punishment of the enemies.

Belated regret will be useless and not a single man will be able to survive to regret for his doing.

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These guys are seriously delusional
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Re: North Korea: Threat or Blackmailer?

Have you guys seen the you tube video of the annoying little fecker that gives the cowboy living statue the wet willy?
The annoying fecker is North Korea.
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Rape of Nanking

Yes, the Japanese were rivals to Nazi Germany for international crimes but it is now ugly history. The current Japanese shouldn't be held responsible.
Agreed that Japan shouldn't be held accountable today, but they should have been in the 1940's.

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