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North Korea yesterday stirred up a strategic weapons storm in the Pacific by launching a new, long-range ballistic missile which overflew Japan before splashing down in the ocean.
Originally posted by Inhotep
They just disclosed they have nuclear weapons?
That Kim guy is going a good job scaring people, including his own people. He even gassed, and gas his own citizens for not agreeing. He is crazy, so crazy that he may launch against China, Japan, and South Korea.
He do not care about this own citizens, what make people think he care about sanctions.
You can not deny that something is brewing.
China may get a taste of its own stupidity for helping NK with nuclear and nuke carriers. China will not defend NK, and they are on the U.S.'s side on this. China can provide direct land access to northern NK, as retaliation to China, NK can.... well, NK has the ability to launch at major Chinese cities, as well as
SK and Japan... if anything goes, Japan will get it for sure.
I think you guys know where I'm going with this...
How should we do it if NK becomes the aggressor? And how?
[edit on 10-2-2005 by Inhotep]
Originally posted by Schaden
There is no way he would strike first. DPRK would be wiped off the face of the map. He is blustering for attention and to get money. The consequences could be leaking material to terrorists, who would use a nuke without remorse, or igniting a new arms race in the region. I don't think anyone believes he is ready to use a weapon ? It's too late to stop him from getting it. Even without the nuke, he has one of the largest standing armies in the world. No one was planning on invading him in the first place. Too much effort/too little reward.
There is no way he would strike first
Originally posted by SourGrapesDo we even know (for a fact) that this guy has what he claims? Where did he get his plutonium? It has to be 'weapon's grade' plutonium in order to make a decent bomb. Plutonium from 'spent fuel' would be useless in manufacturing nuclear WMDs. (I may be wrong)