North Korea Warns of War

Discussion in 'Politics & Law' started by icegoat63, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    Before it was just Sabre Rattling... now they are starting to really mean business.

    My personal biggest fear is, yes we know they have outdated weaponry that we know about but what do they have that we dont know about. A very important line I felt in this article was: "a bid to grab the new U.S. administration's attention". This will be a good opportunity for Obama to let the rest of the world know where his version of the US stands in the face of controversy.

  2. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    Goddammit North Korea. Seriously, the whole North Korea situation makes me more nervous than any other thing going on in the world today.
  3. Tucker

    Tucker Lion Rampant

    Surely this won't come to pass. Only a madman would launch an attack on... oh, right.
  4. Kazmarov

    Kazmarov For a Free Scotland

    We pretty much know what gets shipped to them, and given that their entire military infrastructure is ground forces (we have military satellites that can tell the time of the watch on your wrist), they're at best equipped with late Soviet-era weaponry- also none of the military has fought a war. Their GDP is so miserable that most of their 'military spending' is kept keeping the six million soldiers fed, not RnDing ICBMs.

    They do have quite a tunnel system, which makes reunification through war very, very difficult (think Vietnam but worse). However the idea that they can march across the DMZ in an offensive campaign and take on F-22A's and cruise missiles is laughable. A single American aircraft carrier could reduce North Korea's offensive capabilities to nil in a matter of hours.

    I do think they'll do a missile test, probably over SK and Japan. North Korea needs money and aid, and the only way they can give it with their current diplomacy strategy is to threaten war. I hope Obama is able to keep a firm stance while making sure the humanitarian situation does not deteriorate further. The Korean peninsula is no different than West/East Germany, and the regime is wafer-thin. I think it's a matter of years now, not decades.
  5. dmb321

    dmb321 Registered Member

    stuff like this really freaks me out and i hate thinking about it
  6. WingsOfDesire

    WingsOfDesire New Member

    I'd say it's still pretty much sabre-rattling. However, one cannot really assess what a madman would or would not do. Can't reason with insanity, which it would seem to be if they ever tried anything in the near future.

    My guess, just drummin up some attention, maybe seeing if Obama has anything to say that Bush wouldn't.
  7. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Kim Jong-Il is one of those leaders that everyone has every reason to be afraid of and to me they just want to restart the Korean War and then take it to the next level, which is why I think someone needs to overthrow and fix that country ASAP. Or that's exactly what will happen.
  8. pro2A

    pro2A Hell, It's about time!

    Just Google Video: North Korea...

    You'll see exactly why we'd whoop their ass before they even know what was going on. I mean we practically crippled Saddam Hussiens military in a matter of days. You think N. Korea even has a chance. I highly doubt they have sophisticated radar. Our stealth bombers and fighters (F-22's) could sneak right in and blow their outdated military into oblivion before they even knew what the hell was going on.

    North Korea Military Guide

    A simple look at that link will show their capabilities (which are rather weak). Without an Air Force, no ground force has a chance in hell.

    Also note all the videos they allow out of N. Korea only show the fancy cool stuff they have. It's a show of force, just like the Soviet Union and Iraq did in the 1980's. Parading men and missiles thru the street of your capital is hardly a show of force. If you saw what is behind the lines (what they don't show) N. Korea would be crushed like a bug under my boot.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  9. WingsOfDesire

    WingsOfDesire New Member

    Exactly. The only real problems you're gonna come across is how China and Russia are going to take to it. I'm not saying they'd consider martial action, but remember the Georgia incident last year? I can see Russia making a similar act of aggression as they did then.
  10. Walt

    Walt Registered Member

    Dog gone it!! I hate war and we really don't need this right now and it's a pain in the keester!
    Before any of our guys die for these frivolous idiots, we should just take one evening, scatter drop enough H bombs to wipe them down and then get back to more important things like getting this country back in shape.
    I hate taking this attitude, but darn, when will we ever have peace with the earth filled with such idiots. And Bush made it harder to be the good guys.
    My worry is China- they are the ones to watch!

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