Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
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
I do not even know where to start.
First, when have you ever heard the US refer to itself as the "invulnerable God country"? I think I detect more than a little hostility, which
probably stems from some sort of envy. Me thinks thou doth protest too much. Its your problem to solve, not mine,. I am wondering if you hail from one
of those countries we saved from the Nazis in WW II. I think that was an ego bruising for those guys and they still feel like their masculinity never
recovered, hence the hostility. Sorry about that but we spilled a lot of blood saving you. It would be nice to show some gratitude for that instead of
Secondly, we dont have phasers or tractor beams, but we do have some pretty advanced weaponry. And it wont be thousands of ICBMS coming from china,
they have maybe 400 warheads, and not all of them are on ICBMS. We on the other hand, have thousands. I think China would think long and hard about
launching an attack on the US. To be successful they would have to get our subs, and they of course wouldn't. Our subs, even if a few were left, are
capable of obliterating them, and they well know this.
Flatten a country without global war? Uh, yes we could do that. Trust me. Would it be the smartest thing to do? Probably not. But there is no way we
will just sit back and take a nuke. If they do a lot of damage, they will receive it back with interest.
And we are not really limited in our options, anyone who throws a nuke at us will live, although not very long, to regret that action, in the most
severe way. I dont think I need to go into detail on that. Yes they may have bunkers and underground fortifications, but everything above ground will
cease to exist, as will NK as a country. Its not a rational course of action for NK to take, so I hope they are smarter than their rhetoric
I do agree that fighting should be avoided at all costs, but if NK starts a war with the US, it will not end well for them..
edit on 29-3-2013 by openminded2011 because: (no reason given)