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Is nuclear war possible in Korean peninsula?

milleralex
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3/31/2017 12:16:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Is nuclear war possible in Korean peninsula?

The publication called Business Insider is carrying a story promoting a US first-strike attack on North Korea. The article includes a quote from the Wall Street Journal that reads, "An internal White House review of strategy on North Korea includes the possibility of military force or regime change to blunt the country"s nuclear-weapons threat, people familiar with the process said, a prospect that has some U.S. allies in the region on edge."
The BI article also states:
Military action against North Korea wouldn"t be pretty. Some number of civilians in South Korea, possibly Japan, and US forces stationed in the Pacific would be likely to die in the undertaking no matter how smoothly things went.
Talk about an understatement. A US first-strike attack on North Korea would likely escalate quickly into a full bore war that would consume the entire Korean peninsula. China and even Russia (both have borders with North Korea) could easily be dragged into such a war.
In fact the war, behind the scenes, has really already begun. The New York Times reports in an article entitled Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles the following:
Three years ago, President Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea"s missile program in hopes of sabotaging test launches in their opening seconds.
Soon a large number of the North"s military rockets began to explode, veer off course, disintegrate in midair and plunge into the sea. Advocates of such efforts say they believe that targeted attacks have given American antimissile defenses a new edge and delayed by several years the day when North Korea will be able to threaten American cities with nuclear weapons launched atop intercontinental ballistic missiles.
At this very moment US and South Korean military units are holding their annual war games that practice a decapitating strike on North Korea. How does the North Korean government know if this time the "war game" is for real or not?
The US by its actions is once again destabilizing the region and justifying increased Pentagon military deployments in and around the Chinese and Russian borders.
The Pentagon does not fear North Korea which has an out-of-date military. I recall years ago reading one of the aerospace industry publications reporting on a North Korean missile launch at that time. The US military officials were laughing at North Korea saying they didn"t even have the military satellites and ground stations to effectively track their own missile while the US followed it during its full course. The US though uses North Korea in order to sell the American people and rest of the world on the notion that Washington must do more to "protect" everyone from the North Korean crazy leadership by building up its forces in the Asia-Pacific region.
We are living in the most dangerous time in human history. We can"t sit around as bystanders while Washington presses onward with its military pivot to surround Russia and China. We must speak out, help others understand what is actually going on, and actively protest these offensive plans that could lead to WW III.
One last thought. North Korea has not attacked anyone. They are testing missiles " something that the US and its many allies regularly do. While I oppose all of these systems I do believe it is total hypocrisy for the US to decide which countries may test missiles and which may not. Does another nation have the right to say that a preemptive first strike attack on the US is appropriate because this country actually does go around the world constantly creating wars and chaos?
Swagnarok
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3/31/2017 3:12:29 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Joint US-South Korean War games are not going to turn into a surprise attack for the simple reason that this would set a horrible precedent. In our dealings with, say, Russia or China or Iran (or any other country that we may eventually find ourselves at odds with), they'll interpret every little U.S. action along their borders as a subterfuge for an attack if in the recent past we did such a thing against the North Koreans.
If we attack North Korea, they'll know that we're coming with some degree of warning ahead of time. It won't be no stinking military drills.
Rest in Peace DDO (2007-2018)

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