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Old 05-27-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: United States
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As pressure mounts on North Korea over its provocative actions, the country abandons the truce that ended the Korean War and threatens the South with a "powerful military strike."
North Korea abandons truce, threatens attack on South

War with North Korea would mean that we are also at war with China...

Iraq, Afghanistan, possibly a war with NK,China,Iran,Russia all at the same time?

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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We're not attacking NK unless they attack Japan. Too expensive, lack of corporate interest.

NK will do what China tells them to do, no one wants to start a war.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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We're not attacking NK unless they attack Japan. Too expensive, lack of corporate interest.

NK will do what China tells them to do, no one wants to start a war.
I think NK would attack SK before Japan. But again, NK defies China (unless China is saying secretly... "lol test a nuke")

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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I do not think war with North Korea equals war with China. China is a very different country then it was under Mao. Mainly because the government is controlled by a Communist party that more resembles the ideals Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping rather then Mao and the gang of four. As such they are not happy with North Korea's isolationist and hard line stances and have a love hate relationship with their Northeastern neighbor.

NK does have a lot of weapons pointed at Seoul. However, they know they are at a disadvantage if they use them. Essentially if NK starts a war there is no way they can win and rather then having China support them in this effort it is likely the exact opposite would happen. China would likely not only not aid the North Koreans, but be one of the principle nations that brings them to heel. Especially since the Chinese are more or less on the same page concerning the main points of NK policy as the Russians, South Koreans, Japanese, and Americans. With this in mind the it is doubtful North Koreans will start a war that they cannot win.

The big risk imho with North Korea is that they will sell fissile material to people that we do not want to have fissile material.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Interesting posts.

NK is run by a crazy guy. No bets from here on what he will do.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Who is Kim Jong-il succesor?

You know he wants war. Due to the fact the North Koreas population is closed off to the rest of the world, they are brainwashed.

Maybe his three sons will fight for the leadership and NK will be 3 states .
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Mississauga
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Interesting posts.

NK is run by a crazy guy. No bets from here on what he will do.
Agreed - not to mention he could be near death - which makes it even more scary because he has NOTHING to lose. I've said before, NK is turning out to be more of a problem than Iran. With Iran they have much more to lose in a major conflict- not so with NK run by this dimwit.
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