posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:28 AM
Originally posted by camaro68ss
NK has been all talk for nearly 50 years now. they may have a large standing army, but no means to transport them or sustain a supply line.
But at the same time, they don't need to.
Their biggest plan is to reunite with the South. They haven't shown any interest in invasions, except the South reunification, which they consider a
crime aided by the West, thus the "US is our mortal enemy" kind of rhetoric.
To me, personally, doesn't matter that their people are in starvation or in desperate need of assistance. North Korea can turn out to be a colossal
problem. They are not a guerrilla army, they are a full proportioned military force - even if they lack projection outside of their territory.
If a bunch of extremists can cause chaos in Afghanistan/Iraq and the other revolutions in Africa/ME, can you imagine if someone thinks they can pull
off the same type of thing in North Korea?
A provocative strike - serious enough, like an EMP or nuclear strike (or even attempt to) - would mean a retaliation against them. That would open a
very nasty can of worms for the West to deal with.
Even if the only decision made is to go over there and "finish the job" that was created with the Korean war, that will be a very hard subject to
handle. They have a massive army and a very fanatic and manipulated population.
From this point of rhetoric and situation, things either get easily solved, or we are in for a really bumpy ride. In my opinion, at least.