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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What the hell are all those ribbons for? It's not like they've been to battle in 60 years or something. Ever notice the generals, they cover the front and the back of their uniforms. Bunch of posers.
    "And this one's because I cried 1,000 tears when Kim Jong Il died, and this one is because I made other people cry 1,000 tears..."
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Likely in response to a possible US intervention.
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    What good is the UN if they arent able to stop the abuses going on in NK?

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Pay attention, stern warnings, and no more aid (the problem is that in the past, the US and the ROK has rewarded this behavior with aid)




    True. But, they could still destroy Seoul and there isn't much we could do about. They can't sustain a war much beyond an initial thrust unless they get aid from the Chinese.



    Agreed, though they don't have the numbers that the DPRK has and can't stop the DPRK from destroying Seoul.



    I would tend to agree with this, which is why I think a limited attack like sinking a South Korean ship or shelling a disputed island is more likely.



    Actually, it is because they don't know anything else. They have been brainwashed for decades.



    He won't have to be overthrown. No Mussolini here. The USA would destroy him and the leadership in P'yongyang before it came to that.



    Of course he doesn't.




    Near zero chance he starts a large war, but a much greater chance he stages a limited engagement as mentioned above. Of course, that carries the risk, however small, of a mistake being made leading to escalation.



    True. This holds assuming Kim and their military are rational actors.



    It has in the past. They are hoping it will again. Hopefully Obama and Park will not give it this time.



    Agreed.
    Whoa...this is way more detail then I want to get into on this...it just does not mean that much to me...no offense.

    I think we are both on the same relative page on this.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    North Korea crisis has 'gone too far' - UN chief Ban Ki-moon

    The North Korea “crisis has already gone too far,” United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday after Pyongyang announced plans to restart its main Yongbyon nuclear complex.

    “Nuclear threats are not a game. Aggressive rhetoric and military posturing only result in counter-actions, and fuel fear and instability," he said at a news conference in Andorra, where he was on an official visit.
    North Korea crisis has 'gone too far' - UN chief Ban Ki-moon - World News
    But so what? The UN wont do anything. They never do. NK has been starving and enslaving people for decades, and what has the UN done? Send food which goes to their military,

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It's very hard to take NK seriously and there's not much we can do but wait
    and see. Obviously, we have forces on the ground and nukes in the water and the air. We won't "lose" the fight.

    But trying to predict crazy people is very hard. Pre-emptive isn't practical. So, nobody talks about ut much because...what can you say?
    I think they realise that, that its a losing proposition, but NK has so much artillery on the DMZ if the started it the casulties in Seoul would be catastrophic.

    Not to mention the massive humanitarian nightmare that would come from refugees.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Likely in response to a possible US intervention.
    It actually appears to be the opposite. If it's happening at all, the news hasn't been clear.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    The consequences of a surprise attack on Seoul would be one of history's greatest murders. There are over 10 million people there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I think they realise that, that its a losing proposition, but NK has so much artillery on the DMZ if the started it the casulties in Seoul would be catastrophic.

    Not to mention the massive humanitarian nightmare that would come from refugees.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It actually appears to be the opposite. If it's happening at all, the news hasn't been clear.
    I don't believe the news reports speculation that it is to put pressure on the DPRK.
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    The consequences of a surprise attack on Seoul would be one of history's greatest murders. There are over 10 million people there.
    And there is nothing we could do to prevent massive casualties.
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