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2009-05-27 China-Japan-Koreas
N.K. says not bound to armistice
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Posted by Kofi Claitle6576 2009-05-27 10:47|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6514 views ]  Top

#1 Yes, but the only way to get one close enough to SKOR to do any damage would be an air drop. Do you think their chance of that is very good?
Posted by bigjim-ca 2009-05-27 12:38||   2009-05-27 12:38|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't understand why people talk like NK would just pop off a bomb or two against Japan, SK or whoever. If they are stupid enough to blow their wad that way then they will deserve to get blown off the face of the earth. These bombs and missles are extremely valuable to the NORKS as playing cards, not as weapons of mass destruction. Already the little rogue nations are lining up to get their fantasy weapons from them. Meanwhile, they have just juiced up the various mating games with the big boys. China, US, Russia, and Japan will bribe them because of their new attractiveness. North Korea has done well for itself, very well, indeed
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-05-27 12:44||   2009-05-27 12:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Actually, SKOR could do a hella lot of damage. I have heard from several informed that over the course of at least two decades, the US was there to keep SKOR from invading NORK.

There have been times that the ROK army got damn close to losing its temper.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-05-27 13:51||   2009-05-27 13:51|| Front Page Top

#4 The Norks might be able to mount one of their crude plutonium bombs onto a short-range missile. It's doubtful but one can no longer dismiss the possibility.

The Norks also have a strong infiltrating capability. A crude plutonium nuclear device that is too big for a missile could be put on a freighter, container ship, etc. With suitable deception such a container could be smuggled into an SKor or Japanese (or U.S.!) city and set off.

One cannot blithely dismiss these possibilities.
Posted by Steve White 2009-05-27 14:24||   2009-05-27 14:24|| Front Page Top

#5 What is this now - the sixth or seventh 'international test' Obama had to face (ala Biden's prediction). And its only been just over four months.

And he (Obama) hasn't passed one yet.
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-27 14:59||   2009-05-27 14:59|| Front Page Top

#6 "The Norks also have a strong infiltrating capability"

The standard wisdom over there is that the Norks also have tunnels extending under the border and all the way to Seoul (built by the seemingly inexhaustible supply of starving proletariat slaves). The SKors have found several of these, but not all.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2009-05-27 15:07||   2009-05-27 15:07|| Front Page Top

#7 Saddam also said and acted accordingly that he wasn't going to abide by the ceasefire agreement. So, they're looking to the same results?
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-05-27 15:21||   2009-05-27 15:21|| Front Page Top

#8 I wonder about that infiltrating capability. At one time it was more or less true, or at any rate was regularly attempted. But they have been consistently unsuccessful for decades, and there haven't been any attempts in many years. I'm guessing their abilities in that line have greatly deteriorated.
Posted by buwaya 2009-05-27 16:41||   2009-05-27 16:41|| Front Page Top

#9 The problem here is if this business is not about them and us, but them and them, internal NK politics. They have stayed in their little hole all their lives, and even for their big players we (anyone outside of NK) may not seem real. We are no personal threat to any of them, or they have no experience requiring them to take us into account in their internal politics, we must all seem almost like parts of the scenery. Someone in NK could well go the extra mile in a dominance game without thinking too hard about the consequences. There haven't really been any after all.
Posted by buwaya 2009-05-27 16:51||   2009-05-27 16:51|| Front Page Top

#10 REUTERS/INTERFAX > RUSSIA FEARS KOREA CONFLICT COULD GO NUCLEAR; + PRAVDA > NORTH KOREA READY TO FIGHT WORLD WAR III.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-27 18:29||   2009-05-27 18:29|| Front Page Top

#11 DRUDGEREPORT > seems NOKOR is also NOT guaranteeing the safety of US, SOKOR = INTERNATIONAL NAVAL + MERCHANT SHIPPING, ETC. whom get too close to its maritime borders???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-27 18:32||   2009-05-27 18:32|| Front Page Top

#12 Can you say USS Pueblo? I think you can. Obumble's response would not be any different than then.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-27 19:54||   2009-05-27 19:54|| Front Page Top

#13 As someone who has patrolled the DMZ area in full battle rattle, and been close enough to NK to hear propaganda music they pipe over loudspeakers on the other side of the fence, the Norks ain't no disco dance ensemble. But neither are the South Koreans. South Korea (and the US) have the will, capability, the equipment and the hairtrigger temper to F-THEM-UP!!!!! When you hear US troops are evacuatiing family off the penisula, you'll know its about to get serious.
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-27 20:09||   2009-05-27 20:09|| Front Page Top

#14 The good thing about tunnels is that they can be collapsed with thousands inside. Ask the Japanese. It's a lot easier now with precision weapons and no grave digging is required.
Posted by ed 2009-05-27 20:14||   2009-05-27 20:14|| Front Page Top

#15 The risk of Nork Nukes is not that NK will use them, against SK, Japan or US. It's that they well sell them to somebody else who very well might use them against the US or US interests. Say, somebody with lots of oil dollars, little value of life, and no specific home to be counter-attacked. And that threat can become a very valuable card for NK to play to get more aid (blackmail) from the US.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-05-27 20:19||   2009-05-27 20:19|| Front Page Top

#16 apologies for my spelling of "peninsula" LOL.
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-27 20:36||   2009-05-27 20:36|| Front Page Top

#17 you get a pass
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-27 20:46||   2009-05-27 20:46|| Front Page Top

#18 So when do we start bombing?
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-27 22:18||   2009-05-27 22:18|| Front Page Top

#19 2012
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-05-27 22:28||   2009-05-27 22:28|| Front Page Top

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