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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The thing is, how does that little lunatic back down and still save face among his Countrymen/subjects after giving the go ahead for a pre-preemptive nuclear strike ? And my next question is has North Korea built a fusion bomb ?
    He will wait to escalations have died down with the US.....then some think he will make an attack on S. Korea. Shelling Islands, and or firing on another Ship like the Cheonan.

    We know they have Nukes.....they also have Loads of Chemical Weapons and Lasers.

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

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

    Kim Jong Un has put his country in a very difficult position. His propaganda machine may be talking some tough talk, but I doubt he can walk the walk. One, two, three nukes does NOT make a super-power. Moreover, he doesn't have an airforce worth a damn nor a Navy that can compete with the U.S. His only hope is to pull another country into his mess - China and/or the USSR - and hope he can get the rest of the world (well, the really anti-American radical side anyway) to side with him should the American government jump the gun and launch a pre-emptive strike. Problem there is any move NKOR makes that gives even the slightest appearance of hostilities towards SKOR, any U.S. territory or one of its allies will demand a swift response. In short, if anyone from NKOR as much as tosses a rock in the direction of SKOR there will be retaliation.

    The key to keeping things relatively tame is China. NKOR knows it can't hope to defeat the U.S. on its own. It needs an ally. As long as China stays out of it, NKOR won't do a thing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Kim Jong Un has put his country in a very difficult position. His propaganda machine may be talking some tough talk, but I doubt he can walk the walk. One, two, three nukes does NOT make a super-power. Moreover, he doesn't have an airforce worth a damn nor a Navy that can compete with the U.S. His only hope is to pull another country into his mess - China and/or the USSR - and hope he can get the rest of the world (well, the really anti-American radical side anyway) to side with him should the American government jump the gun and launch a pre-emptive strike. Problem there is any move NKOR makes that gives even the slightest appearance of hostilities towards SKOR, any U.S. territory or one of its allies will demand a swift response. In short, if anyone from NKOR as much as tosses a rock in the direction of SKOR there will be retaliation.

    The key to keeping things relatively tame is China. NKOR knows it can't hope to defeat the U.S. on its own. It needs an ally. As long as China stays out of it, NKOR won't do a thing.
    NKorea has an Air Force and they also have 40 Subs.....not counting mini's or Human torpedoes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NKorea has an Air Force and they also have 40 Subs.....not counting mini's or Human torpedoes.
    The quality of those planes???
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The quality of those planes???
    Mig 29's and 35's.....seem to be top of the line.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mig 29's and 35's.....seem to be top of the line.
    Almost certainly not well-maintained as North Korea doesn't have much access to spare parts, etc. Due to fuel shortages and the maintenance issue, their crews don't have as much flight experience as one would see in other countries. Both factors mean that if the North were to go to war, they would underperform in aerial combat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Almost certainly not well-maintained as North Korea doesn't have much access to spare parts, etc. Due to fuel shortages and the maintenance issue, their crews don't have as much flight experience as one would see in other countries. Both factors mean that if the North were to go to war, they would underperform in aerial combat.
    I am sure their Pilots don't get as much flight time either.....although, I doubt they would be used for any offensive unless along the DMZ anything else they are strictly defensive. By themselves they are not really a big deal. But now protected with Anti Air and SAMS and other missiles systems and lasers. Gaining Air Superiority wont be a walk in the park nor easy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    The thing is, how does that little lunatic back down and still save face among his Countrymen/subjects after giving the go ahead for a pre-preemptive nuclear strike ? And my next question is has North Korea built a fusion bomb ?
    His countrymen will be incredibly relieved when he does nothing to start a thermo-nuclear war of course. It is all posturing for more oil and food.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Kim Jong Un has put his country in a very difficult position. His propaganda machine may be talking some tough talk, but I doubt he can walk the walk. One, two, three nukes does NOT make a super-power. Moreover, he doesn't have an airforce worth a damn nor a Navy that can compete with the U.S. His only hope is to pull another country into his mess - China and/or the USSR - and hope he can get the rest of the world (well, the really anti-American radical side anyway) to side with him should the American government jump the gun and launch a pre-emptive strike. Problem there is any move NKOR makes that gives even the slightest appearance of hostilities towards SKOR, any U.S. territory or one of its allies will demand a swift response. In short, if anyone from NKOR as much as tosses a rock in the direction of SKOR there will be retaliation.

    The key to keeping things relatively tame is China. NKOR knows it can't hope to defeat the U.S. on its own. It needs an ally. As long as China stays out of it, NKOR won't do a thing.
    The NK's are betting that Obama is too weak to actually wage war against them. That's what it all boils down to.
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