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Originally posted by AlanSmithee
In my opinion, if war did break out, it would not be a long dragged out war like the "war" in iraq has been. S.Korea cant afford this since most of thier most populated cities are right on the border of N.Korea and have missiles aimed at them. If war does break out, i think it will consist of a couple hours/days of heavy, heavy tactical bombing from air and sea, followed by United States, S.Korean and Japanese troops moving in and clearing out any other threats. The war would be relatively easy to fight compared to iraq and afganistan because unlike those 2 countries, the N.Koreans have a real defined army, and insurgents wouldnt be as much of a problem.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
If a North Korean army tried to go head to head with the US military, the war would be over in a few weeks. They simply can't do it. They don't have the air power or the armor.
There only chance would be to turn it into a vietnam, but that wouldn't work because the US would actually be allowed to invade it's enemy.
Originally posted by LiquidationOfDiscrepancy
sweatmonicaIdo, that is your prerogative, besides if you read throughout these six pages you will see more information and viewpoints unflod. Besides what would make any of your opinions about N.K actual fact?
Please provide some evidence. I just want to read your viewpoints on N.K as well. I think they would be interesting.
Your Friend LOD
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Bush has been placing his military strike forces in place for a war with North Korea. US B52 and B2 strategic bombers on Guam are loaded with nuclear bombs and ready to take off at any time. The US Navy Carl Vinson nuclear carrier task force is within bombing range of North Korea - but outside the range of North Korea's Scud-Bs. Several US nuclear subs are already positioned in the East and West seas to fire nuclear missiles at North Korean targets.
Over 100,000 American troops
dozen or so suicide terrorists were responsible for the 9.11 that killed 3,000 or so people - now imagine 100,000 suicide terrorists attacking several thousand targets at the same time!
They have the largest submarine force, the largest special operating force and the largest artillery in the world," Army Gen. Leon LaPorte, commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said. He noted that North Korea has 120,000 special operations forces
Many people doubt North Korea’s military capability, and think a war with North Korea would be a cake walk in the park. Those people should wake up! We DO NOT want to mess with North Korea. If we did it could lead to another world war
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
The amount of disinformation in this thread is incredible.
First of all, where is everyone getting the notion that North Korea plans to invade the U.S.? They know as well as anybody that doing that is next to impossible.
Second, North Korea may be able to strike the U.S. with it's ballistic missiles, but seriously, why would they? The notion that Kim Jong Il is "crazy and wants to destroy everybody" is just false. He's not the most cooperative man and he's obviously the most inflexible world leader, but if he was that crazy, how has North Korea survived all this time? The fact he has shown a lot of restraint shows he's not what he is popularly depicted as.
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
she says that in her visit to North Korea I believe it was in 1999 or 2000, she was surprised to see that Kim Jong Il wasn't the man that people guessed (SNIP)
Kim Jong Il actually turned out to be quite capable and willing to handle things in a civil manner, as long as nobody "crossed him,"
As a matter of fact, one of the things he wanted was normal, if not downright friendly, relationships with the U.S., at least in terms of North Korea's national security.
While many talks regarding North Korea's WMD arsenal and ballistic missiles, not to mention his revelation to the Japanese about imprisoning and brainwashing Japanese citizens, did not improve the situation any further, what they show is that Kim is not only serious about negotiating, but that he could answer decisively on matters at a top-level.
The conclusion one can draw from this is that Kim's true danger is not because he's crazy, because that's certainly been disproven, but rather that Kim simply knows what he wants and isn't flexible about it.