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originally posted by: thirtyeightnorth
a reply to: TruMcCarthy
Not sure China has as much control over NK as you think. I believe if the US attacks NK then China will move in and seize control of NK. Partially because it will prevent any flood of refugees into Chinese territory.
I don't believe China would attempt to invade SK. Just not in their best interest.
originally posted by: TXTriker
This is what I worry about with North Korea. Everyone laughs at the nut and does nothing. That allows him to build whatever he wants. I don't think the US has a really good idea of what he has or is capable of building.
Once you take out the top command structure the lower echelon has no one to take orders from.. their screwed, - with no communications N-Kor won't know what hit them-it's time to use the remaining 12 - 21k lb MOABs. china knows a resolution is near.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: dianajune
The problem is that the only way to stop him, is a military option. If we assassinate him, it destabilises everything and leads to a military resolution. If we attack, he hammers South Korea and probably Japan. There is no good way to stop him that doesn't lead to disaster.
I could go on, but I think it's foolhardy to dismiss the threats. Repeated sanctions do not work with Kim but only serve to make him more angry and determined to keep working on his nukes.
This threat needs to be dealt with now, not while his missiles are headed for us, South Korea, Japan or wherever.