posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 01:19 PM
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
South Korea and USA are the ones provoking North Korea to make bold comments. If they left them alone to their miserable existance then I think the
rhetoric would be different...more mild! No one has to love communism but all this hate-mongering is uncalled for.
I think americans have enough problems back home to worry about.
How are SK and the US provoking North Korea? North Korea has been performing nuclear tests. This is a threat to the nations adjacent to it; SK and by
proxy the US and even Japan. Additionally, NK is known for starving its citizens and removing their rights. The international community has responded
by enacting sanctions on NK with the hope that they will stop their military aims to acquire better and better nuclear weapons. Additionally, the
sanctions are also a nod to the rampant abuse of human rights in NK. If NK continues down this road and stubbornly bull rushes forward then the only
reasonable expectation is that the UN will fall back on RtoP (Responsibility to Protect) and what happened in Libya will happen in NK, except with
potentially larger casualties.
As someone else said, the big loser will be SK. NK will attempt to pound Seoul and lob missiles and artillery at key SK sites. Additionally, they may
launch a few at Japan or the US (maybe). But the real heavy losses I presume will be in SK. SK cannot WANT this war. It's truly sad.
A wildcard for me is China and Russia. I'm not sure how they'll react to all this. So far, it seems they've went out of their way to appease NK. It's
war with the US by proxy. But when NK starts to become a threat to so many people's lives, China/Russia might pull back and support a war against NK.
On the other hand, they may drag the hostility they have towards the US further by doing nothing to help. In the worst case, they secretly offer help
to NK and make themselves bigger targets for the US. And by doing that all it'd amount to is more war in the future for everyone.
Add on top of all these wars AGW and overpopulation and whatnot. It's not good. They forecast Co2 concentrations to reach upwards of 800 ppm by 2100
with temperatures increasing by 3-6 celsius. Sea levels might rise by 1 meter or more, threatening millions of coastal residents. Desertification and
ocean acidification and other impacts will likely make it worse. Right now Co2 concentrations are ~400 approx. The last time it was like this was 15
million years ago when there was very little ice in greenland and antarctica. All these pronounce changes will occur in 100-200 years. Some of the
climate models lose control and the greenhouse effect becomes runaway and earth is toast.
The world already has enough problems. NK should be smarter than this. Not foolish. They will not preserve their heritage by fighting a futile war
against major powers. Perhaps they feel there's glory in war. But if that's how they feel then I must only believe they're cowardly. The measure of a
country is not how bravely it dies in a hard fought bloody war, but how long it lasts across ages of time. Any fool can live for 5 days and then die
in a spray of bullets. But not everybody has the strength to live for 80 years. It's vain and half-hearted to go out in a light show of flames and
death. It reminds me of a student that at the first sign of hardship tears up their dreams and quits school. North Korean leadership is at a stage
where it has reached its limits of wisdom and awaits death.
North Korea might want to die in a war of glory, but the rest of the world does not. The rest of the world will survive and will fatally strike NK if
NK intends on remaining this way.
edit on 7-3-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)