posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 11:52 AM
The Op has stated that the perfect opportunity to end the Korean conflict would have been to take out the military forces and hardware during the
parade that was done, but dropping a bomb on it, wiping out the problem in one fell swoop.
Here is the problem with that:
The people of North Korea are both fanatical and desperate. They are raised to believe in the leader and the leadership of that country. There
dissention equals disloyalty and would be punished harshly.
Now that we know that the average citizen revers their leaders as if they were gods, in a god like admiration, the question is this: Do you think it
is a good risk, to eliminate 1 million people to risk a population of 23 million that was revenge for such, that would be backed up by other
countries, escalating this out of control?
North Korea has a standing army of 1 million, and about 24 million citizens. It is allied with both China and Russia. A first strike option would
bring not only the rest of the population to be livid, but seeking revenge at all costs against the country that eliminated what they revere, and
would drag 2 other major powers into the battle as well.
The mass chaos would spill over into South Korea, and now you have a new shooting war, with far worse weapons than the first time around, with the
stakes being the entire Korean peninsula, as the goal.
What risks are you willing to take, what lives would you sacrifice to do this? We do not know much about North Korea; they are isolated and have some
allies, namely China, Russia and Iran. Who knows what other countries they have contact and alliances with that would support them. Nor would we
know where all they would strike. Though I can see that other countries would be caught in the crossfire and fallout from such an event. Japan would
be in cross hairs of a counter strike along with other countries that have US interest in such.
The only way to solve the entire Korean conflict and that of the nuclear weapons that North Korea has in its possession and to defuse the situation
would ultimately be to start the 6 party talks, with the understanding that it would hold very specific purposes: 1) To end the Korean conflict once
and for all. 2) For North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. 3) To normalize relations with North Korea, recognizing them as an
independent state. 4) To reduce troops on both sides of the DMZ by all parties involved, where there would be no acts of aggression on either
We would have to convince both North Korea, and China that peace is a viable solution, that the benefits of working together, without strings attached
is the goal and that all will honor said agreement, and not take an aggressive stance. Part of the problem here, is that history and some of the
parties stances in the past is working against that very fact.