Originally Posted by Taylor Hood
or We all band together and PWN North Korea.
I bet they have spies on Polycount...I shouldn't have said that.
I'm looking at Belias. =]
Seriously tho, I'm pretty much clueless about all this aswell. I just sounded very important :/ Polycount is the wrong place to put it.
You shouldn't care about spies.
I read that if we do nothing, the North Korean strategy is to use nuclear weapons as a threat to force reunification with South Korea. We all know they aren't afraid of waving that figurative nuclear gun around, so I believe it. I also believe that would start another major war in which the U.S. is involved, also the South Koreans are free people like us - they won't bow down to Kim so easily. They aren't brainwashed slaves like their kin to the north. I think not only will we fight the North Koreans to protect the South - but that even an uninterrupted Reunification would introduce instability in the North Korean government - so they are playing a losing strategy.
We know from history that rampant ideology (of any sort) is the downfall of any government. In North Korea's case, it supercharges the military strength of the country while at the same time causing them to behave in ways that arn't benificial to their own continued existance.
North Koreans are brinks-men of the highest sort, and the rest of the world is about to learn what happens when a country constantly threatens nuclear war. Other nations at first are scared, so they try to appease. Then they realize just how they've been played and they say - "No more words. Either come to the table on our terms or not. If you want war, we're ready" This is what SK and the US are saying with these off-shore military exercises.
The time for talk is over for NK. They must either put up, or shut up. I believe they will go ahead and do it this time. Better they try to launch a war against us now, than when they are fully ready.
Originally Posted by e-freak
well, the official reading is that the north koreans just published that they'd be ready for "a sacred war" in case the US and SK attack them. The latter two are currently doing manouvers in the yellow and the japanese sea. It's the only legitimate way they can provoke the NKs at the moment.
While I must state that I'm against any war at all, it might just be for better if this solves now and "forever" in a big bang. NKs population seems to be starving (though through lack of education and possibilities don't revolt) so it might just be better for them in the longterm if this comes to an "ending with shock, rather than a shock with no ending".
I agree completely. We might as well end it now, legitimately, than wait for them to start the war on their terms.