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Eric©
2017-08-09 03:10:18 UTC
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US and North Korea on brink of war: Live updates as Kim Jong-Un considers missile attack
on Guam

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-us-war-live-10955418
Enki
2017-08-09 15:32:14 UTC
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US and North Korea on brink of war
No we're not...sheesh....
Dave Smith
2017-08-09 18:16:05 UTC
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US and North Korea on brink of war: Live updates as Kim Jong-Un considers missile attack
on Guam
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-us-war-live-10955418
I like the part where the North Korean troops are running up a hill in a
pretend assault. It is reminiscent of their losing tactics in the war
more than 60 years ago, where they tried to overwhelm American and
Canadian positions that were well entrenched and well supported with
artillery. At the Battle of Kapyong where a single battalion of
Canadians defeated a Chinese division.


If Kim Jung-un really has a nuclear bomb, he would be well advised to
use in on the peninsula in case of invasion. If he has one that can hit
US territory he should be prepared to have his country leveled. The US
counter attack after a pre-emptive missile attack would be overwhelming,
even if the Americans managed to shoot it down or if it failed to reach
the target. After all his threats, any sort of missile launch would be
seen as a nuclear attack. Goodbye North Korea.
Eric©
2017-08-09 20:47:47 UTC
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US and North Korea on brink of war: Live updates as Kim Jong-Un considers missile attack
on Guam
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korea-us-war-live-10955418
I like the part where the North Korean troops are running up a hill in a
pretend assault. It is reminiscent of their losing tactics in the war
more than 60 years ago, where they tried to overwhelm American and
Canadian positions that were well entrenched and well supported with
artillery. At the Battle of Kapyong where a single battalion of
Canadians defeated a Chinese division.
If Kim Jung-un really has a nuclear bomb, he would be well advised to
use in on the peninsula in case of invasion. If he has one that can hit
US territory he should be prepared to have his country leveled. The US
counter attack after a pre-emptive missile attack would be overwhelming,
even if the Americans managed to shoot it down or if it failed to reach
the target. After all his threats, any sort of missile launch would be
seen as a nuclear attack. Goodbye North Korea.
He's apparently threatening Guam, which he may not be able to find amid all the other
islands in the Pacific. The real danger currently would be if the NK-ers managed to hit
Seoul with a nuke as it's one of the largest cities in the world and fairly close to the
border. But the Americans have to decide, do they stop Kim now, or wait until he maybe
has an effective ICBM or subs that can launch a nuke at Western US cities.
Dave Smith
2017-08-09 22:28:21 UTC
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Dave Smith wrote...
He's apparently threatening Guam, which he may not be able to find
amid all the other islands in the Pacific. The real danger currently
would be if the NK-ers managed to hit Seoul with a nuke as it's one
of the largest cities in the world and fairly close to the border.
But the Americans have to decide, do they stop Kim now, or wait until
he maybe has an effective ICBM or subs that can launch a nuke at
Western US cities.
He may possibly be smart enough to realize that setting off a nuke on
the Korean peninsula would likely mean problems for the north, and dumb
enough to think that he can get away with a nuclear attack on the US.

Dealing with Kim Un-Yong is looking more and more like the appeasement
of Hitler in the late 1930s. There have been a series of agreements made
with the north to calm them down but continued development of long range
missiles and nuclear weapons. Hitler proved the futility of continued
appeasement.

OTOH We can look back to the second Gulf War and the accuracy of
American intelligence reports that claimed that Saddam had a vast
arsenal of WMDs and used those claims as an excuse to go in and force a
regime change. The were convinced that there was enough proof of those
WMDs and development programs to justify going to war almost half way
around the world, but after more than three years of searching they
admitted that they had not found any WMDs. Are they to be believed now?
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