Post by Alex W. Post by a322x1n Post by viva padrepio Post by a322x1n Post by viva padrepio
Doesn't sound like Kim's too anxious to get to the
Dictators like Kim are rarely rational, and are
surrounded by people who encourage his lunacy.
The bad part, no one was/is going to invade North Korea.
He has as much use for missles and nukes he does for log
knots. Oddly, those nukes and missles are more likely to
lead to his downfall, than not having them.
If I was the U.S., I'd start rebuilding the stockpile of
neutron bombs and making sure our delivery systems were
primed and ready to go. All the military in the world
wouldn't be able to stand up to neutron radiation.
It seems the neutron bomb never made it out of the shadows
of the atomic and hydrogen bombs.
True, but the neutron bomb is just what the Doctor ordered
for the illness that is North Korea. The neutron bomb can
remove the infection of the North Korean military while
doing minimum damage to the civilian population. Even
small atom weapons can't be that precise in their
targeting; plenty of radiation, much less blast and
lingering after effects. And, the technology is far beyond
North Korea, at least for now. A neutron warhead on a
cruise missle, guided by plus or minus three feet GPS
systems could tear Kim a new ass hole before he
even knew what happened.
Short answer: no, it cannot. We might be lucky enough to
remove Kim himself and his entire top level of government
and the military, but we cannot possibly take out the next
level down. North Korea has a huge military which has spent
decades preparing for war. It is a certainty that they
would have procedures in place for just such an eventuality,
so we would also have to be absolutely certain that we could
neutralise every single missile launching site in the
And even if by some miracle, we could be assured of this,
that would leave the conventional weaponry. All it takes is
for the commanders of the artillery dug into the mountains
facing South Korea to survive and order an all-out doomsday
assault on Seoul. The consequences would be catastrophic,
not just for South Korea but for the rest of the world.
Now, if we imagine for a moment that we could achieve a
complete neutralization of the North Korean leadership,
their nuclear arsenal and all the forces that directly
threaten the neighbouring nations (including the submarines)
... this would still leave us with the headache of having to
invade and occupy the place. China does have the manpower
to do so -- but would we really want China to extend its
borders or establish a client state? South Korea cannot do
so on their own. That leaves the US and other allied
nations. How keen are we to do so? How much money are we
willing and able to stump up on this? Before you
answer, consider that including the reserves, the North
Korean armed fores are the single largest military
institution in the world....
progressed much since the '50s. The U.S. has. Pinpoint GPS
and recon systems give us an advantage. Still, North Korea
comes with that. It'd be a super bloody war! I hope to High
Heaven Kim hasn't swallowed his own propaganda.