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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    The tactics here are all wrong. Send in a couple teams of specialists to the palace. When they are in place air drop a few tons of Snickers bars and while the people and army are distracted by the wealth of nutty goodness take down the leaders. Easy peazy.

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    He's not any more or less hawkish than anyone we've had in the past 20 years. Considering Afghanistan is becoming somewhat of a lost cause I don't blame him for withdrawing.
    Well, you do have a point on the withdrawing of troops. But on Obama's hawkishness, I don't think he wants to do any of this...He is a liberal that believes that we can talk to people that want to destroy us, and that if we apologize, and profess out loud what an ignoble country America is, then he will be elevated as a visionary. Obama is a narcissist with a deep seeded dislike for this country, probably ingrained during his upbringing from his communist father, and mother, then later his communist grandfather, who paired him up with known communist, and CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis, and furthered by in his own words hanging out with social radicals in collage, and Marxist Professors.

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The entire country is surrounded by land mines. I think both sides understand this.
    We've got side scanning sonar. It's really not that hard to find them. Our guys use this technology to locate buried weapon and ammo caches. With the training and equipment our guys have develops in the middle east finding and disarming those mines wouldn't be a huge task.

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    The tactics here are all wrong. Send in a couple teams of specialists to the palace. When they are in place air drop a few tons of Snickers bars and while the people and army are distracted by the wealth of nutty goodness take down the leaders. Easy peazy.
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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Nuking North Korea would be a diplomatic disaster, especially preemptively. It'll freak everyone out, even our allies, the UN, and those who might otherwise be neutral. The UN would be hard-pressed to be on our side if we were the literal aggressor, meaning that UN troops can't assist and giving China and Russia more leeway in doing what they want to interfere in Korea. The problem is that North Korea's disproportionate army would be a hard beast to conquer if we decided to launch a ground invasion.
    The UN wouldn't approve? Aw shucks. Well now I know we can't do it.

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    We've got side scanning sonar. It's really not that hard to find them. Our guys use this technology to locate buried weapon and ammo caches. With the training and equipment our guys have develops in the middle east finding and disarming those mines wouldn't be a huge task.
    We're talking a huge mine field here - not mines here and there but everywhere.

    Why we're busy picking through them all the North Koreans will be picking soldiers off one by one... So attacking on foot would be extremely difficult and deadly.

    The best way to invade North Korea would be through an initial aerial attack and then send the troops in after an area is secured via plane/chopper.

    There are a few safe ways into NK on the DMZ but they're all highly guarded...

    The best way to oust this totalitarian cult of personality would be through an outright bombing raid - to totally obliterate Pyongyang and their entire military industrial complex... The US would never do that tho because our military and our politicians are too concerned about the "image" it would present to the world so they would "take it easy" and send thousands of kids to their death because they think an "even playing field" is a better image than winning a fight while flexing our muscles and creating a path of epic destruction- destruction we're more than capable of.

    Every time we go to war the opposition gives us 100% and we give them 10% (if that) of our mite.

    We could beat half the world via bombing if we really wanted to... Hell, Saddams "army" formally surrendered after a few bombing raids.. They were done and had no desire to fight our military. They were done with it before the troops even got to them.

    Sorry if I drifted off topic...

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The UN wouldn't approve? Aw shucks. Well now I know we can't do it.
    The UN is how to get anything done in the modern world. Remember the original Korean War? They helped us and for several reasons, not the least of which the fact that the government of China that they recognized was US-friendly. Since the opposite is true now, and because there are a lot more UN-recognized countries (some friendly and some unfriendly) we might actually be condemned and hell, maybe even "peacekeeping forces" will be UN-approved to kill our soldiers rather than help them. That is 1000% more likely if we use nuclear missiles, which frighten our allies as well as everyone else.

    Your apprehension is understandable. But it is just unrealistic to expect to be able to engage in something that could spiral into World War III without UN help. That's what gives us more troops as well as legitimacy.
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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    NK not answering...hmmmm....Is China behind this escalation? Is this just another in the long line of extortion tactics used by NK? What's going on here?
    China has nothing to gain from North Korea acting out of line, the last thing it wants is America turning even more of an eye to the East Pacific. Plus its like when your dog ****s on someone else's lawn, ya your dog did but you still look like an asshole too. China has enough of an image problem to not want more bad press.

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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    China has nothing to gain from North Korea acting out of line, the last thing it wants is America turning even more of an eye to the East Pacific. Plus its like when your dog ****s on someone else's lawn, ya your dog did but you still look like an asshole too. China has enough of an image problem to not want more bad press.
    Didn't the last NK nuke test go off about 40 miles from the Chinese border?
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    Re: Pyongyang scraps armistice amid heightened saber rattling

    A magician makes you look at one hand while he does his "trick" with the other.


    Keep one eye on Iran.

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