a reply to: carewemust
Before one thinks that this is such a good idea, perhaps we all need to take a step back and think:
If we go to war with North Korea, the first thing that many would look at would be the major allies, China and Russia, as they both have a vested and
strategic interest in North Korea for different reasons. China does not want North Korea embroiled in a conflict, cause then they would have to get
involved, though it would be good for some other countries, like the Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Taiwan, and many of the south east Asian
countries, and India as well.
However it is not just the big allies that we would have to worry about, but also the smaller ones, and ones we would not expect. First there are the
countries in Africa, while it may not seem significant, however, those would cause some problems for the USA and the western powers, especially if
they try to get and control the Suez Canal, along with some strategic interest in the USA along with fuel and raw resources flowing their way, which
is more likely.
Then there is the Middle East, how can we forget that, as much of the oil that the world consumes comes from the Middle East, and if they can swing
oil producing countries to back them, well that would seriously affect the USA. And then there is in particular Iran. Iran could theoretically put a
strangle hold on the straits there, and if it can get several other countries to join them, in this endeavor, they could cause an oil shortage to flow
out, thus putting pressure on those other countries not to support the USA in its endeavor.
And then you come to the western hemisphere, Latin and South America. China has allies in some of these countries, how much damage could they do, or
even harry the USA in the process, where our attention is divided in ways that we cannot even start to think about.
And don’t forget, that Putin is starting to express interest in Cuba, to put a military base on the island nation, which would drastically change
the global power as well.
Ultimately this is going to be a dangerous game of high stakes poker that is going to happen.
To quote the movie War Games: The winning move is not to play.
China is going to let North Korea go only so far, will not intervene unless it crosses a line and starts the shooting war again, nor is it wanting US
to be so heavily involved so close to the North Korean border, that much is clear, and as much as we would not want to see such, and as politically
and ultimately foreign policy wise, inconvenient, would be to pull pack and reposition a majority of the US military troops closer to the southern
part of the country if not reduce down the number of US troops there, along with being cautious about what is sold to the South Koreans, that is seen
and not seen.