posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 09:07 AM
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: AnonyMason
How are they invading? Hollowed out tree canoes?
Who said anything about invading? Seoul Is 30 miles from the DMZ. The Norks could hit that without moving troops across their own border. They have
plenty of conventional weaponry to do so and the threat assessment from the former SOCKOR (Special Operations Command) Chief David S. Maxwell (whom
I've cited numerous times), and the former CIA, Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the National
Counterproliferation Center and the Intelligence Community Mission Manager for North Korea Joseph DeTrani (whom I've also cited previously) say that
your opinion is wrong.
South Korea and Japan are obviously under the most immediate threat. The sources I've provided are reliable and clearly state that within 90 minutes
the DPRK could cause hundreds of thousands of casualties in Seoul and cause significant damage to the city.
As for the missiles your assessment is also very wrong. The question is not the missile technology, but the ability to attach a nuclear payload to
one. The NK-08/Nk-14 variants could reach out and touch Chicago, and it's larger cousin the Taepodong-2 (an operational and tested ICBM platform) can
reach anywhere in the US. I also agree with your idea that they might be launching off duds on purpose. Weather or not they are clever enough to do
that as a tactic? I think thats a solid 'maybe'. For however psychotic and irrational he may be as a leader, Kim is not stupid.
CSIS Missile Defense Project
It's not just you, though. 95% of the people here are painfully unaware of just how far along and how serious an adversary the DPRK would be for the
United States. The math is clear. We would eventually topple them to the ground if it came to a military campaign. The problem is that South Korea
and our forces there would suffer massive, massive casualties to the tune of hundreds of thousands both civilian and military. Furthermore if Kim
Jong-Un was feeling backed into a corner he might push the button and use the nuclear WMD's that they do have numbering in the multiple tens. Ten or
twenty nukes going off around South Korea and Japan would be disastrous, totally altering the course of the planets future and potentially triggering
an even more dire situation should the US decide to respond in kind.
There's no fear mongering about it. Nuclear weapons have always been the absolute scariest thing ever created. MAD is still a real thing, even
though the Cold War era fear mongering propaganda is not.