posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 09:47 PM
What the Joint Chiefs have ready for NK are surgical strikes using overwhelming conventional weaponry, IMHO. There is no need for nukes. There are
also NK hostile missile interception capabilities at the ready.
If this is anything more than the usual bluff, Kim will have a bad day. Part of the 'surgical strike' strategy is to know the whereabouts of the
'hostile leadership' entities and in the words of the Charlie Sheen character in APOCALYPSE NOW... "terminate with extreme prejudice". Various news
accounts today theorized that Kim is taking his cues from old generation generals, the 'old guard'. They're on the immediate termination list, too.
Surgical strikes are thought to be more humane or moral and cleaner because we neutralize the military threat versus annihilating 'innocent' civilians
(granted, they are soaked in propaganda, but to some extent so are we). Going nuke would most definitely rile Russia and China.
Escalating by moving aggressively on other nations (Iran, Syria) would be out of the question. Doing so would be like daring Russia to intervene and
Putin has to have a way to save face and be passive at the same time. Russia couldn't sit on the sidelines if we were to pull a surprise attack on
multiple countries simultaneously. Ditto for China.
So what we're left with as the only rational solution is that we warn NK, which was already done today formally and diplomatically (toward
China/Russia diplomatically); then we wait and call their (NK) bluff. This was what JFK did in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Gave them a stern warning and
then waited. NK will either back down, as usual, or start some # which will be the go ahead for a non-nuclear surgical strike. If they know where Kim
is, he will be vaporized in one or another non-nuclear methods. We've had 60 years to plan for this surgical strike. It's not like we're scrambling to
figure out what to do.
edit on 29-3-2013 by switching yard because: clarification