Military Action Against North Korea

by Jack

The options to get North Korea to stop it’s ICBM development are very limited. We could try sanctions again, except there already is sanctions on materials for missile construction and that’s not even slowed them down. The every day population outside the military lives pretty close to starvation, so more sanctions would just wind up hurting the poorest and most innocent. Next, warn North Korea anymore of this nonsense and we’re gonna do something awful to you! Well, we tried that too and they went right ahead with their program as if we were talking to somebody else. And lastly, we use enough cruise missiles to demolish their missile factories, weapons stockpiles, launch pads, airports and anything that resembles an ICBM and then perhaps throw a couple more Tomahawks at little fatso’s domicile, hoping he goes up with the rest of the junk.

Unfortunately, if we took military action against North Korea the people who would wind up pay would be South Korea, not us. Consider this: One war game convened in 2005 predicted that a North Korean attack would kill 100,000 people in Seoul in the first few days alone. Others put the estimate even higher. A war game mentioned by the National Interest predicted Seoul could “be hit by over half-a-million shells in under an hour.” Those results don’t bode well for one of Washington’s closest allies, or for the 25.6 million people living in Seoul. Do we really want to do that to the South Koreans? Let me ask a better question, do we really think NK is going to launch a nuke our way or not? If the answer is absolutely and unequivocally yes, then the decision is obvious then, isn’t it?

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7 Responses to Military Action Against North Korea

  1. Peggy says:

    It appears we have Carter and Clinton for the mess in North Korea, which opened the door to nuke South Korea now and soon the west coast of America.

    Obama’s horrible deal with Iran accomplished the same end results, leaving Trump with one mell of a hess to clean up. Hope and pray he’ll be successful. Thank God Hillary didn’t win in November!

    Blame the North Korea threat on Carter, Clinton: Susan Shelley:

    “The Times reported that while the White House had approved and encouraged Carter’s trip, U.S. officials “had not expected to get swept into negotiations that were being carried out on television.” At one point, Secretary of State Warren Christopher woke up foreign ministers in Asia to piece together a response to Carter’s televised comments before he started another negotiating session.

    But President Bill Clinton went along with it. He held the first direct talks with North Korea in 40 years and agreed to send $4 billion in energy aid to the country’s “hard-line Communist leadership,” as the Times described them, in exchange for a commitment to freeze and dismantle its nuclear weapons development program.

    The deal was better than a continuing confrontation, White House aides told the Times, even though it allowed North Korea to keep fuel rods that could be converted to fuel for nuclear weapons.

    Clinton declared that he had achieved “an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula,” Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize, and North Korea detonated its first nuclear weapon in 2006, a few years after admitting that they’d been violating the accord from the start.”
    http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20170707/blame-the-north-korea-threat-on-carter-clinton-susan-shelley

    • Peggy says:

      Oops, need to insert “thank” in the first sentence. Hate getting old!!

      And thanks all for putting up with my terrible spelling, grammar & sentence structure errors. Going to ten different schools from K to 9 meant I missed a lot of instruction and repeated what I had already learned at the prior school. At least I went all four years to the same high school, began college to work on my degree, held a job that required a bachelor degree or equivalent and worked with a PhD who spelled worse than I did. We had standing orders from the boss nothing went out without being proof read by the dept. secretary.

  2. Libby says:

    “Let me ask a better question, do we really think NK is going to launch a nuke our way or not? If the answer is absolutely and unequivocally yes, then the decision is obvious then, isn’t it?”

    But what if our judgment is faulty?

    We know how much you would like it to be now … hie thee hence to the head-shrinker … but you just need to go out and put some more lead shot into eagle habitat … while you still can.

    • Post Scripts says:

      “But, what if our judgement is faulty?” Yes, a good question Libby, what if it is faulty? The consequences to err on the side of caution and be wrong is almost to staggering to imagine. This could be the ultimate, pay me now or pay me later, scenario. And its a decision that I would sure not like to decide! Lives are at risk either way, but this is not a gambit of our creation, is it? North Korea is 100% responsible and has been since the first day they tried to take South Korea by force. They have gone to extravagant measures, measures that caused thousand of deaths of their own people, just to develop the most lethal weapons of mass destruction known to man. All the while stating clearly and repeatedly that the target of their nuclear weapons will America. Libby, are you will to risk a nuclear attack on a major American city and what if your judgement is faulty?

      • Libby says:

        Yes.

        Fatty launches … and we’re on. All moral ambiguities are removed.

        But I just don’t think Fatty will. I think the Chinese would have him removed if he showed any such inclination … and he knows it.

        • Post Scripts says:

          Libby, I sure hope so, I really, really do! But, ya know it’s not in our nature to put our citizens lives in the hands of the Communist Chinese. They have so far not shown us any reason to think they would behave in our best interests. They’ve not been very honest brokers for peace. You know, they’ve been the guys to supply Fatty with much of his long range weapon technology, even including intermediate range missile launch vehicles? That’s not been real helpful.

          • Peggy says:

            Heard an analogy today that quieted my fears about the China, North Korea and us a little.

            “If you owe the bank $1,000 you have a problem. If you owe the bank S10 million the bank has a problem.”

            We owe the bank/China a lot more than $10 million for all of our debt they’ve bought. Plus, all of the US land, commercial and residential properties they own with mortgages means they have an even bigger problem. Trump, being the businessman he is, should be able to use that to our advantage and leverage China to put pressure on NK.

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