posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 01:23 AM
Most people discount the North korean's military cappabilities and write then off as an "under developed" "impoverished" nation. Ever wonder why
the world community coddles them? why the world community has been giving in to their demands for decades? Why the tables always seem to turn to their
favor? well I postulate a simple answer: the world and namely the U.S is "affraid" of a war with North Korea. Many can insult this opinion but few
can deny that if a war broke out between the North and the United states it would be a horrific catastrophie of epic proportions, and the absolute
loss of life would be devestating.
North Korea does in fact posses the military might needed for a full out war with the U.S, but above that [they] posses a drive to fight and win,
indoctrunated into them from a young age.
North Korea is one of the few nations that can engage in a total war with the United States. The US war planners recognize this fact. For example,
on March 7, 2000, Gen. Thomas A Schwartz, the US commander in Korea at the time, testified at a US congressional hearing that "North Korea is the
country most likely to involve the United States in a large-scale war."
With the "cat and mouse" game even still today being played with the North, and the date of their "satelite" launch approaching, we may see a
conflict between the U.S and North Korea due in part to the United States unwillingness to allow the placement of that type of equiptment into
Third, North Korea's total war plan has two components: massive conventional warfare and weapons of mass destruction. If the US mounts a
preemptive strike on North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear plants, North Korea will retaliate with weapons of mass destruction: North Korea will mount
strategic nuclear attacks on the US targets. The US war planners know this and have drawn up their own nuclear war plan. In a nuclear exchange, there
is no front or rear areas, no defensive positions or attack formations as in conventional warfare. Nuclear weapons are offensive weapons and there is
no defense against nuclear attacks except retaliatory nuclear attacks. For this reason, North Korea's war plan is offensive in nature: North Korea's
war plan goes beyond repulsing US attackers and calls for destruction of the United States.
It has long been speculated that the reclusive nation does in fact posses nuclear weapons, possibly purchased from the former communist soviet
Union.Public knowledge of this would of course be kept on a "need to know" basis and most likely not be "mainstream"
North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: The Declassified U.S. Record
North Korea's nuclear weapons program has moved back to the front pages with the unprecedented acknowledgement by North Korea during talks this week
in Beijing that the North has developed nuclear weapons. News of this revelation came as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs James A.
Kelly was preparing to leave Beijing for consultations in Seoul, and leaves the future of the talks uncertain and the threat of a potential escalation
in tensions on the peninsula high. This is but the latest step in a simmering crisis that began with the admission by North Korea, after being
confronted with hard evidence by Assistant Secretary Kelly in October 2002, that it has been pursuing in secret a nuclear weapons program in violation
of the Agreed Framework of 1994 and its adherence to the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Pyongyang's subsequent actions in asserting the right to
possess nuclear weapons, breaking the seals on its nuclear reactor put there by the International Atomic Energy Agency, withdrawing from the NPT and
the expulsion of IAEA inspectors from the Yongbyon nuclear facilities, have kept the crisis simmering, and laid the basis for reported splits within
the Bush administration over the best strategy for dealing with Pyongyang. Seemingly replaying debates marking the lead-up to the war with Iraq,
newspaper analyses portray the State Department under Secretary of State Colin Powell pressing for diplomacy and efforts to reassure the North Koreans
that the U.S. was not seeking regime change, while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has reportedly called for joining with Beijing to push for
removal of the North Korean regime. (Note 1)
Seems diplomacy is the only answer right? maybe not as the needs of the North Korean government are becoming exceedingly unhealthy and demanding.
Yesterday, the Macau-based Banco Delta Asia (BDA) released $25 million that had been parked in frozen North Korean accounts. BDA had been a major
conduit for North Korean cash, from both legal and illegal activities, and Pyongyang had refused to abide to its nuclear commitments under the
February 13 Six Party Talks agreement until the funds were released. The Bush Administration's agreement to link the BDA matter to the Six Party
Talks needlessly undermined U.S. diplomatic efforts and set a dangerous precedent for future nuclear negotiations with North Korea, as well as with
Iran. Still, now that this issue has seemingly been resolved, the U.S. must press North Korea to provide a complete data declaration that includes
details on its highly enriched uranium-based nuclear weapons program and to agree to stringent verification measures to ensure the destruction of its
nuclear weapons facilities and nuclear weapons.
While it's possible for one to think of the North Koreans military as "outdated" it can't be argued that they have not been prepairing for
conflict for decades, honning their tactics, training for every possible scenario, and prepairing the civillian population as well remember they did
not surrender during the Korean war, only an armistice and cease fire agreement was reached, they remain poised and ready for war at a moments
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