reply to post by Jakes51
What is North Korea ?
A threat for whom ?
South Korea ? Japan ?
Looks like a prefab event, IMHO. I wouldn't trust a match made in North Korea, a missile, a nuke ????
Issues are :
Obama administration must act, mainly because if they don't, It will send a message in Isreal about Iran. Israel will act accordingly.
North Korea could sell later their gadgets to we know who ! If USA don't do nothing about NK,then they won't do any better with Iran.
Russia says they are tired, Japan and south Korea fed up.
What about China ?
They are North Korea's best friend, not because they love NK, but North Korea has no other friend.
If a war start with the US, I don't think China will go along with North Korea. Maybe a bit of material that's all, and later funding guerillas.
Sure, the Chineses won't see happily US moving and getting a grab along side the Chinese borders, but on the other hand.
There are 35 000 US troops on the border. If a war occurs, US and south Korea will invade.
Asside casualties, How many more US troops will be needed to maintain the hold in North Korea? And how much more on the China's borders ?
Can't find 30 000 more for Afghanistan.
Since China can stack one million soldiers on their side of the fence, plus the outfits. Maybe they would prefer avoid direct confrontation with Uncle
Sam and see US bankrupt themself a lot more in another war.
Washington will be forced to put tens or hundreds of thousands troops there.
If it goes too harsh, they drop the Us Dollars.
They say being fed up.
Russia will push for it all the way, and be happy, they play the friendly dude with US, and they will be left alone in Caucasus and central Asia.
Japan will be forced the rearm and go millitary more than ever, how will they finance all this, with their 1 trillion US bonds...US Dollars sinking
Smell like a draft coming among other things.