reply to post by sliceNodice
I agree, any threat of initiating a nuclear war is far from a laughing matter. Any war will cause the loss of many lives, too many lives for that
matter, and a nuclear one would be much worse. Which is why the United States actually do take it seriously, while laughing off the threat at the same
time. We have moved our anti-missile system to the Pacific, where any ICBMs launched from the Korean peninsula would be headed. We also provided South
Korea with some anti-missile defense and technology to help them defend themselves, and sent them a ton of new weapons and heightened the number of
troops there. They say that they are taking many measures to prevent anything from happen. However, they also realize that it is almost guaranteed to
be a bluff, and downplay it to the media.
A war against North Korea wouldn't be anything like the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan though. It would be very hard to compare the two. In North
Korea, America would actually be fighting a conventional war again. We would be having actual battles, against a real nation and a real army. It
wouldn't be a bunch of extremists planting IEDs in the streets, blowing themselves up to take out a couple soldiers or a bunch of innocent Iraqi
people at a market. There wouldn't be terrorists hiding among civilians taking pop shots at US troops and then retreating into the crowd, or using
women as shields while attacking. There wouldn't be little 10-year-olds strapped with AK-47s trying to kill as many soldiers as possible because they
were brainwashed by cowards who are willing to send them off to their deaths by telling them they will be rewarded and it's their religious duty. No,
it would be against an identifiable opponent, instead of guerrilla warfare and terror tactics. The US would actually have a strategy and objectives.
It is a war that America can win. It is a war that the American military is trained and built for. A war like this is where air superiority and a
strong navy would be a real game changer, and the American Air Force and Navy are among the best in the world, and probably capable of dismantling NK
with little to no help from the Army or the Marines necessary. I mean - 20 B-2 Spirit bombers, 139 F-22 Raptors, 11 supercarriers, 71 nuclear
submarines currently in commission, and over a hundred other war vessels, and thousands of fighter jets and bombers - couldn't possibly be meant for
use in wars such as the ones going on now in the Middle East. If they are, then my nation's leaders are even more incompetent than I already thought
Anyways... I personally think the UN should grow a pair when it comes to these North Korean issues. It is a legitimate threat to peace in the region,
and perhaps even the world, and it should be treated as such before this wack-job pulls something dumb and a lot of people end up dead as a result.
Instead of slapping them on the wrists with sanctions banning them from having weapons, which they clearly don't listen to since they aren't
supposed to have any ballistics missiles or nuclear technology in the first place, they should make some real moves before it does turn ugly.
Funny thing... I seem to recall a similar thing happening through the 1920s and 1930s. A country that wasn't supposed to have a military continually
built it up, and was allowed to grow increasingly aggressive. They were told not to, just like the UN is telling Kimmy. But, just as with NK, this
certain country didn't listen. No force was ever taken to prevent it's militarization. This country, a small unheard-of one in Europe, was called
Germany. Apparently, I guess this unknown nation's leader was a nobody named Adolf Hitler (who'd have thunk it?). Eventually, this Hitler character
tried to conquer Europe and the World, and started committing genocide. It even led up to this very little remembered war called World War II