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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Crap, I forgot all about China. Absolutely correct, of course, NK is China's vassal state.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I think China would get involved and support N Korea like they continue to do
    I'm not so sure China would support North Korea creating a nuclear war though. If China is in the mix I'm sure Japan would also lend their aid (even though socially the Japanese and South Koreans tend to hate each other).
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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Right, but if we tried to invade or topple the NK government, the Chinese would get directly involved.
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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    At any rate, joking aside, here's how this is going to go.

    The United States and South Korea will conduct their excercises as planned.

    Afterwards, the North Korean news will be ablaze with reports of how the aggressors stayed away from territorial waters, how the DMZ was dead silent, and how the show of military might plainly avoided any signs of turning into an incursion.

    Then they'll trumpet how the might of the North Korean people terrified the imperialists, and life will go on as normal.
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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm not so sure China would support North Korea creating a nuclear war though. If China is in the mix I'm sure Japan would also lend their aid (even though socially the Japanese and South Koreans tend to hate each other).
    Depends on China's pact with Russia and their past goal of creating a globally geographically strategic alliance with Brazil, etc.

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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    At any rate, joking aside, here's how this is going to go.

    The United States and South Korea will conduct their excercises as planned.

    Afterwards, the North Korean news will be ablaze with reports of how the aggressors stayed away from territorial waters, how the DMZ was dead silent, and how the show of military might plainly avoided any signs of turning into an incursion.

    Then they'll trumpet how the might of the North Korean people terrified the imperialists, and life will go on as normal.
    Chances are this is exactly what will happen...

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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    How do you predict it will turn out?

    Frankly I expect Kim Jong Mentally-Ill to rant and rave and otherwise do very little. Maybe pop off another test-nuke, or shoot a No-Dong missle off to annoy the Japanese. He might go so far as to sink another SKorean ship if he can sneak up on one.

    NK has saber-rattling down to an art. Well, actually more like fingerpainting for preschoolers than art. It would be comical if it wasn't so serious.

    In reality it would be very unwise of them to actually use nuclear weapons. They probably have only a few; there is no evidence that they have a nuke they could actually mount on a ballistic missle. They could only lose a nuclear exchange.

    OTOH the conventional military situation isn't so great. The army of the ROK is big, tough, well-equipped and far more formidable, but if I am informed correctly the North has massed large units of artillery at the border, within range of Seoul, and claims that they could annihilate the capital city within minutes if they so chose.

    NK would be just a sad joke if it wasn't for all the poor NKoreans living on the edge of starvation so Kim Jong Mentally-Ill can have a big army, missles and some piss-poor-grade nukes, and the South Koreans that have to put up with having his finger perpetually in their eye.

    Actually warring with NK would be bad, because Kim Jong Mentally-Ill could probably get a lot of his own people (and a lot of SK's) killed in the process, but ultimately it would turn out the worst for Kim Jong himself.

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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think if North Korea is threatening nuclear attacks we should do a preemptive strike against them. I believe a nation with such an abhorrent and irrational leader will use a nuke anyway somewhere down the road. I don't think we should act gung ho and instigate a nuclear conflict, but I do think we should strategically find a way to disable their nukes and overthrow the North Korean communist regime.
    Yeah that idea is ****ing insane.
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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    How do you predict it will turn out?
    The war games will proceed as planned, the North Koreans will keep their rockets in their pants.

    North Korea will do nothing, their masters in Beijing will get pissed.

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    Re: North Korea vows nuclear response to U.S.-Seoul drills

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I can't imagine the US government capitulating to the North Koreans on this.
    Then again, there is no clue what the Messiah will do.

    Good thing North Korea isn't a muslim country.

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