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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Sounds fine to me. But before we do that, we should evacuate the US troops out of Seoul, okay? Cuz if we attack NK, they're going to shoot back.
    So you have no problems sacrificing millions of civilians not to mention ripping the heart out of one of our biggest trading partners not to mention the 11th largest economy in the world?

    And let's not even start on the losses we'll suffer from beating back a North Korean advance. We'll win in the end, but the costs will be high. This ain't desert warfare.
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post

    It's not all our choice, the SK have to agree to it. The current belief is that the NK govt' will eventually implode and that will least bloody way out of this mess. There is some merit to that line of thinking.
    Perhaps, but last I checked that was based on a stable line of succession. We don't know if that will happen. The best realistic outcome would be a Cuba like transition we're seeing. North Korea exploding into a civil war with nukes is pretty horrific.
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That's a very apt description. The NK's can't win a war, they know it. So they base everything on inflicting the most damage they can in hopes that prevents them from being attacked.
    I know!

    I have a way with words.

    I wouldn't doubt that South Korea's economic success is playing into North Korean strategy.
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    You miss the point my friend, if we attack their nuclear facilities, there is a very good chance they will attack South Korea. And THAT will kill millions.
    I doubt it --- North Korea will be in shambles --- a good portion of their military machine would be damaged or destroyed after a preemptery strikes to clear the way for the bombers.
    ....

    Then if they attacked ... the entire world would gang rape North Korea like the whores they are.

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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I doubt it --- North Korea will be in shambles --- a good portion of their military machine would be damaged or destroyed after a preemptery strikes to clear the way for the bombers.
    ....

    Then if they attacked ... the entire world would gang rape North Korea like the whores they are.
    Their betting the world won't attack. Risk millions dead for what?
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    I doubt it --- North Korea will be in shambles --- a good portion of their military machine would be damaged or destroyed after a preemptery strikes to clear the way for the bombers.
    All while everything within 35 miles or so of the DMZ burns to a crisp...

    How many millions of innocent people are you willing to sacrifice?

    Then if they attacked ... the entire world would gang rape North Korea like the whores they are.
    And then their nukes would come out and we'd have millions more dead not to mention significant parts of the Korea Peninsula radioactive.

    The US military not to mention anyone else simply does not have the capacity to stop the thousands of artillery pieces North Korea has that are aimed south before they can launch their salvos.

    The better option would be to sabotage their uranium mines to curtail or severely slow growth. So they get a few weapons out of it. Without more raw materials, they can't make more.
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    I think it's pretty obvious what NK is trying to do here. They're trying to prompt harsh reactions from Japan and South Korea and divide the international community. This comes just as a warming in relations between the parties are becoming evident. The East/West dichotomy is dissolving and that's not in NK's best interest.

    Remember, while most people hated the Cold War and the fear of nuclear apocalypse, the DPRK benefited greatly from it. They had the unwavering support of China and Russia during the Cold War in the form of aid and unconditional military support.

    Here's what I think they're trying to do:

    1) obtain a viable cache of nuclear weapons
    2) divide the international community

    The best way to resolve the problem of goal 1 in the long term is to prevent goal 2.
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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Their betting the world won't attack. Risk millions dead for what?
    Yes, they are. The are backing the wrong horse.

    I do see you point. There is no reason to sentence civilians to die because North Korea has its head up its ass.

    There has to be some way of stopping North Korea. Outside of military action; I would say... toppling the current government of North Korea is the only viable option.

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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post

    The better option would be to sabotage their uranium mines to curtail or severely slow growth. So they get a few weapons out of it. Without more raw materials, they can't make more.
    Oooh ... good idea!

    I like the way you think.



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    Re: North Korea to Restart Nuclear Weapons Plant

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    That I'd like to see. Especially from the Obama bashers who these days resemble the Democrats of 2004. Offer nothing but criticism and completely unrealistic 'plans.' The GOP's 'budget' plan as Don pointed out was beyond wishful thinking and into the realm of LSD induced dreaming. So instead of just bashing and offering candy land alternatives, how about something realistic for a change?

    Or is that simply too much to ask?



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