Time to Think About Korean Contingencies

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anandvy
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Re: Can US make pre-emptive attack?
anandvy   4/13/2013 6:52:39 AM
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The country's nuclear weapon destructive capability should not be taken lightly.

@HH, I totally agree with you. I think nuclear war is not a soluiton here, instead all countries should urge North Korea to soften its stand. Counties like China who are having good relation with N.Korea should persuade N.Korea to start negotiations with S.Korea.

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Re: Time to Think About Korean Contigencies
anandvy   4/13/2013 6:45:00 AM
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What Countries support North Korea?

@garyk, I think China is the only nation which is having very good relation with North Korea. I am not sure if China is encouraging N.Korea to target S.Korea because this will eventually create lot of unrest in Asia region.

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Re: Can US make pre-emptive attack?
GeoffThomas   4/11/2013 9:59:57 PM
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@Hospice-Houngbo, - Why do you say it would not be a long term solution to the crisis? - in the short term, North Korea would lose it's capacity to do stupid things, ie. it's Govt. would no longer have control over it's military, - in the long term, North Korea (NK) would return to being a puppet of China but China would integrate it into their economic structure, - relationships with South Korea would be easier, - no longer would Seoul have to deal with a mad dog, local employment opportunities over the border would go as with Hong Kong, - the Chinese are not stupid.

In the longer term, the Chinese would probably not let NK go to be free and mad again, and internal protests would be dealt with strongly, - as as now from the NK Govt, - NK would be well behaved and possibly contribute something else other than hate to the rest of the world.

This would cetainly be a long-term solution to the crisis, can you think of any reasons why not? 

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Hospice_Houngbo   4/11/2013 2:16:33 PM
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@_hm,

"I would suggest US and ally should make pre-emptive attack on North Korea and resolve this long out standing issue quickly at very low cost."

Easier said than done. North Korea is not Irack or Afganistan. The country's nuclear weapon destructive capability should not be taken lightly. I think the right thing to do is to favour diplomatic solutions as much as possible. 

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Hospice_Houngbo   4/11/2013 2:08:47 PM
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@GeoffThomas

"Possibly the Chinese could be encouraged to come into North Korea and take over"

That will not be a long-term solution to the crisis. And I don't think it will be wise for the UN to give that "permission" to China. I think there is no need to rush into actions that will affect the stability of the whole region.

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SP   4/11/2013 9:24:57 AM
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Yes absoultely contingency plans are needed for everyone who depend heavily on these Samsung products. But then it would be most of the electronics industry. War never helps anybody. It only causes distruction.

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Re: Can US make pre-emptive attack?
GeoffThomas   4/10/2013 9:38:53 PM
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Possibly the Chinese could be encouraged to come into North Korea and take over, - they certainly would not let anyone else do that, but the people of North Korea would probably be better off, stability would be achieved, and China may agree to some sort of relative independence in the future.

It would possibly require a letter of request from the United Nations?

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Re: Can US make pre-emptive attack?
harpat949   4/10/2013 4:54:06 PM
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It is not likely that North Korea will use nuclear weapons. Why would they want to be completely annihilated?

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Time to Think About Korean Contigencies
garyk   4/10/2013 3:54:40 PM
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QUESTION:

What Countries support North Korea?

What benift to those Countries would it for North Korea to attack South Korea?

Now think about contingencies plans.

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rohscompliant   4/10/2013 11:38:02 AM
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The new leader is just doing what he saw his Daddy Do. It is a rite of Spring for them. They threaten and we give them aide. I say let them rot and maybe the people will revolt & topple this regime.

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