posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 06:29 PM
Originally posted by antar
If they did lob weapons of mass destruction at US bases wouldn't that mean the US would flatten them in a single shot?
Yes, the invulnerable god-country, the US, will counter attack with a single photon torpedo, level the entire country, and then effortlessly phaser
the thousands of incoming SL/ICBMs from China, then tracker beam the entire country into space.
All of you who think the US would easily be able to "flatten" an entire country without starting a global war are naive and/or foolish.
You can all be sure that China is going to back up NK if the US tries to do anything to them. NK is probably controlled BY china, and one thing the
chinese are NOT, is stupid (as many of you think all nations are save the wonderous glorious god-country of the US).
Most North Koreans are starving peasants, and NK is right next to China. Any nuking would both obliterate whatever credibility the US has with the
world ATM (which is almost nothing already), and also would immediately get China involved who despite the ATS armchair-generals and chest beaters
assertions, would be a nightmare to behold in a fully engaged war.
Basically you would have a MAD situation.
The US is EXTREMELY limited in its options if NK nukes it, or SK. Any retaliation in NBC fashion would be "suicide" for the US, and any conventional
invasion would be titanically bloody due to NKs subterranean fortifications, tunnel systems, raw military power (they are NOT a trivial little back
water nation like Afghanistan), and pure hate for the West. It would basically be an un-winnable war.
What you all need to figure out, is that one nation being stronger than another on paper IS NOT IN ANY WAY a guarantee of flawless victory. That seems
to be the major perception though, and it is dead wrong
edit on 3/28/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: stuff