posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 04:14 AM
reply to post by Xcathdra
It seems to me that the president is hoping for a scenario similar to the reunification of Germany, ie
Communist regime falls apart.
Westernised country with more stable economy in position to launch takeover bid.
The suggestion that bringing the North up to speed with the rest of the country would cost money would certainly be a lesson learnt from the German
But the shortage of information coming out of the north makes it difficult to know if a genuine repeat is possible.
It would require the disillusionment of the population of the North, and a sense there that life in the South is better (but we guess that knowledge
of life in the South is kept from them).
And it would require the North Korean armed forces to hold back from firing on their own people, just as the East German ones held back.
I would not place any bets on this.
[edit on 15-8-2010 by DISRAELI]