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Does America have any right to ambush North Korea?

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  • Does America have any right to ambush North Korea?

    America is an economic giant and a millitary super power and what north korea is trying to do is unâcceptable. ​​​​all in all, i feel that America should keep off and let United Nations handle that. It feels fair when an unbiased party deals with the issue.

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    The United Nations handled North Korea's first assault on South Korea and while they were stopped they weren't deprived of power. General Douglas MacArthur felt we should fight to destroy N. Korea's power and President Truman dismissed him from his position of command. If we had followed his advice we probably wouldn't be faced with our present problems.
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    • #3
      +1 for a preemptive strike.

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        Originally posted by adssolsn View Post
        America is an economic giant and a millitary super power and what north korea is trying to do is unâcceptable. ​​​​all in all, i feel that America should keep off and let United Nations handle that. It feels fair when an unbiased party deals with the issue.
        Who is this "unbiased party" you refer to?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by William View Post
          +1 for a preemptive strike.

          God bless,
          William
          I agree. North Korea's capabilities are accelerating. To let it continue while doing nothing is absurd.
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            Preemptive strikes would be wise, but I think if the strike is military in nature it could trigger and ugly chain reaction in the area. Much as people bash Kim Jong Un for being juvenile, he made sure to tap into every little geopolitical 'hole' he could find. Which means, if the USA were to make a move into the peninsula (as what happened with the navy that was recently dispatched there and immediately turned away), N.Korea can obliterate Seoul overnight.

            While it wouldn't be a direct hit into USA territory, it would implicate the USA internationally for instigating a turmoil in an area completely out of its interests, which is a heavy taboo for the United Nations, who would then impose commercial sanctions, etc.

            The situation needs to deflate as quickly as possible, just not in the "raw offensive" assertion that USA is used to implementing. There's many non-military solutions available that'll do the trick.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by thatbrian View Post

              Who is this "unbiased party" you refer to?
              United Nations
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                With China and Russia as members of the P5 very little will be done to stop North Korea.
                Permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Wikipedia

                In fact, if it wasn't for the help from China (both during the Korean War as well as right now) there would be no North Korea today.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Julianne View Post
                  Preemptive strikes would be wise, but I think if the strike is military in nature it could trigger and ugly chain reaction in the area. Much as people bash Kim Jong Un for being juvenile, he made sure to tap into every little geopolitical 'hole' he could find. Which means, if the USA were to make a move into the peninsula (as what happened with the navy that was recently dispatched there and immediately turned away), N.Korea can obliterate Seoul overnight.

                  While it wouldn't be a direct hit into USA territory, it would implicate the USA internationally for instigating a turmoil in an area completely out of its interests, which is a heavy taboo for the United Nations, who would then impose commercial sanctions, etc.

                  The situation needs to deflate as quickly as possible, just not in the "raw offensive" assertion that USA is used to implementing. There's many non-military solutions available that'll do the trick.
                  Maybe I am wrong, so I'll leave it to the experts. But I view North Korea like a historical Japan. Given the amount of brain-washing in North Korea, and the readiness from its military, I think every North Korean man, woman, and child are going to fight. I do not think we'd win a ground battle without unprecidented casualties, and is why all military exercises conducted with the United States there ends in a Nuclear solution. For the same reasons we dropped the atomic bombs on Japan I think that option poses a more realistic approach to North Korea. When you go into a land and all the inhabitants are willing to fight down to every man, woman, and child then that limits our military options. Question is, can we blast the peninsula clean before they can press the button?

                  God bless,
                  William
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by William View Post
                    Question is, can we blast the peninsula clean before they can press the button?
                    My humble opinion (I'm not an expert either) is that even if N. Korea is carpet-bombed with nukes, it still might not be enough, because they might shelter themselves quickly enough to launch a counter-attack for whatever measly half lives they'll have left due to the radiation levels. The moment an aircraft or missile breaches their airspace, people will be ordered to take shelter and there will be attempts to blow the aircraft of missile in the air before it reaches too close to Pyonyang. Remember, radiation takes a while to act, and if any high ranked official survives e.g. in bunkers, they can press the button to launch their own missiles. Their weapons might not make it to the heart of the USA but they'd reach bases that are situated in nearby areas, crippling the military situated there, until they regroup (they wouldn't hesitate sending their troops in radioactive fields either, escallating the situation in a Vietnam-like stalemate).
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by adssolsn View Post
                      America is an economic giant and a millitary super power and what north korea is trying to do is unâcceptable. ​​​​all in all, i feel that America should keep off and let United Nations handle that. It feels fair when an unbiased party deals with the issue.
                      It is almost hilarious to consider the UN being able to do anything. With the rise of liberalism and wanting to talk everything to death, there is no way that organization will ever get around to do anything but impose sanctions. Which they have already done.

                      No, it really is the responsibility of China and/or Russia to deal the spoiled brat they have for a neighbor before his scientists accidentally build a rocket that does more than explode on take-off.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Knotical View Post
                        No, it really is the responsibility of China and/or Russia to deal the spoiled brat they have for a neighbor before his scientists accidentally build a rocket that does more than explode on take-off.
                        I wonder what kind of headache Kim is for them. We're sweatdropping miles away and they are right next to him. Whenever anything goes wrong in the tests, the fallout will reach their coastlines and farmlands...Must be a Tuesday.
                        Either way last time I checked China and Russia are trying to avoid direct confrontation, but their little minion isn't making this very easy for them.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by thatbrian

                          Who is this "unbiased party" you refer to?
                          Is there such thing as unbiased? Maybe they are less biased.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Knotical View Post
                            It is almost hilarious to consider the UN being able to do anything.
                            I thought the same thing, but then hesitated because I felt that typing out ROFL would be rude.

                            God bless,
                            William
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                            • #15
                              What's this big brouhaha over North Korea? Kim is just enjoying himself playing his little games. The underlying fact is that Kim is making himself look large, like how a human should do if they are confronted by a bear or lion. Therefore he is appearing to loom large because he fears that at some time the US may want to go at him. It's well known that the US wouldn't mind Korea being one nation.
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