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Originally posted by Damien_III
Japan seems to think they might test it this weekend.
Originally posted by Dark_Seraph
Also we would have more then enough troops to fight a two front war. We did so in WWII didnt we? Europe and Asia? So if he thinks that because we are tied up in Iraq, we wont be able to do anything over there? He is crazy. Plus there is China and Japan over there ready to step in as well if they think things are getting to crazy. They are neighbors.
Originally posted by doctorfungi
If NATO has Chinese support I think a military campaign against NK to disarm is a very realistic possibility.
Originally posted by Laxpla
Im coming into this topic with little knowledge on the countries, but in my opinion, If NK tests a nuke, and we bomb them with crusie missilies etc taking out their military and other harware. This would send a great message to Iran saying that they are gona get f*cked up
Originally posted by alphabetaone
The only problem with that mentality, as mentioned earlier, is China in that equation. China is the key player (with Japan maybe as a second) in the region especially because they're so deeply entrenched with North Korea. We certainly couldn't take that action unilaterally without some form of response from China.
Originally posted by donwhite
We went through this scenario about 7-8 months ago. Somebody saw a giant hole in the ground on that Google website or its competitor, and wondered if it was a nuclear explosion site? During that short debate, it was suggested NK could put 10 K tons of dynamite along with some old nuclear materials to crate fallout, and wham! How could we tell? Or are we to depend on Bush43 and AG Gonzales? Or worse, the Oberfuhrer, Herr Rumsfeld.
THE Democratic People's Republic of Korea will carry out a nuclear test near its border with China unless the United States cancels economic sanctions imposed on it, a Chinese government analyst said yesterday.
posted by Barcs
I really doubt Bush will go into NK, even with China's support. Does he really want to be responsible when North Korea unloads their entire nuclear arsenal at China and the US? Those are buttons I would not want to push.
Originally posted by Darkmind
That's problem - start the bombing and he will start the shelling. The NKs have thousands of guns dug in within range of Seoul. They also have a fully functioning air defence system (in 2003 Iraq's fell apart because it had been corroded to pieces by sanctions) plus silkworms and other rockets. Plus a very large ground force. It would have to be met with like force.
It would get very messy very quickly.
I hate to sound glib, but the best way to stop Kim Jong-Il would be to threaten the destruction of the US porn film industry. He has a scary collection.