Originally posted by thesmokingman
North Korea threatens war with South over U.N. sanctions
The North's committee also declared on Friday that a landmark agreement it signed with the South in 1992 on eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula was invalid, repeating its long-standing accusation that Seoul was colluding with Washington.
"While the test site appears to continue to be at a high state of readiness, it's anyone's guess when a detonation might occur. The North Koreans may do it tomorrow, some other day or they may decide to wait until a meaningful date like Kim Jong Il's birthday on Feb. 16," said Joel Wit, a former U.S. State Department official and the editor of 38 North.
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by nenothtu
The vast majority of South Koreans that one sees on TV protesting and demanding U.S. Military Forces to leave South Korea are young and were not even born when the North and South, U.S. and U.N. were at war. These people were even born much later than the period of time after the Korean War to see the resulting devestation or feel the agony that is a family loosing a loved one in the war.
But if you happen to watch what happened shortly after the recent North Korean Military attack on that South Korean island...the South Korean population was STUNNED and all eyes turned to the United States for answers as they asked...What do we do now?
It has always seemed funny to me that people will scream...Get out U.S.A.! But when things start to go bad they scream...HELP! LOL!
Originally posted by FlyathanBetelgeuse
reply to post by Iwinder
Not even close to being the same thing.
Originally posted by dave_welch
reply to post by Iwinder
We have the ability to take a satellite out of the sky, and you think we couldn't take care of an ICBM that's 20-30 years behind our equipment?
9/11 was either allowed by, or enacted by the U.S. government to go to war. At least with that one it was hijacked planes which are a little harder to see coming, and a harder decision to make as to shooting them down. Either way, with 9/11, it makes sense from their point of view. If we'd taken the plane out, going to war would have been difficult. If we don't shoot down an ICBM, after it's well known that we can do it fairly effortlessly, would not help the gov to go to war, as just shooting an ICBM at us would cause public outcry for war, so allowing it to hit would do nothing in their favor. 9/11 and NK possibly shooting a nuke our way are completely different scenarios, and are about as comparable as apples and battleships.
Originally posted by SimonPeter
Has anyone ever heard what exactly happened to those Soviet Suitcase Nuclear Bombs ? I heard where one was seen going though our Southern Border with Mexico . I do know that Bush Jr got really concerned about it when he was told . The Gov actually posted 10 most likely targeted cities for their use by terrorist . The Soviets had 100 of them and when they went into bankruptcy they went missing ?
seems no mater what they want to have nukes and to hell what any one else thinks, says, or does.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un convened top security and foreign affairs officials and ordered them to take "substantial and high-profile important state measures," state media said Sunday, indicating that he plans to push forward with a threat to explode a nuclear device in defiance of the United Nations.
China does not need the U.S. to survive economically. They will just push all those people in the commercial sector into complementing their military assets.
Also, just because "China will go broke" won't stop them from a war. The assets they have are already paid for. Money means nothing when you got a big stick.