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KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 10:58 AM Mar 2017

Saddam Hussein's biggest mistake may have been to put out a 'Beware of Dog' sign without

having a dog to back him up. DPRK (North Korea) has that dog. My Jarhead Dad fought in Korea and was wounded at Inchon back in 1949-50. He says the North Korean soldiers were the toughest fighters he ever saw. Coming from my Jarhead Dad, that is high praise indeed and words all should heed.

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Saddam Hussein's biggest mistake may have been to put out a 'Beware of Dog' sign without (Original Post) KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 OP
Mike Royko often said all policemen should be Korean AngryAmish Mar 2017 #1
DPRK will be no "cakewalk". Think Vietnam with KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #4
Trump's legacy is going to be drowned in blood... Moostache Mar 2017 #2
The President of Samsung Corporation is as big a piece of KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #6
Amen! (n/t) Moostache Mar 2017 #9
The ROK forces in Vietnam were legendary... Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #3
Not as legendary as the NVA forces and officer corps who fought there. General KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #7
Selfish Trump might be thinking that we're not the ones the dog is going to bite. stevenleser Mar 2017 #5
Their people are of little concern. Truly. Very little. NCTraveler Mar 2017 #8
 

AngryAmish

(25,704 posts)
1. Mike Royko often said all policemen should be Korean
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:04 AM
Mar 2017

Since they scared the hell out of him during the war.

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
4. DPRK will be no "cakewalk". Think Vietnam with
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:08 AM
Mar 2017

missies and nukes. The DPRK populace are just as patriotic and committed as we are, if not more so.

Moostache

(9,948 posts)
2. Trump's legacy is going to be drowned in blood...
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:04 AM
Mar 2017

And the fact that my two sons are both going to be approaching military service age in the next 6 years scares the ever loving shit out of me. My boys do not need to die, South Korean boys and Japanese boys do not need to die because of Trump's incompetence.

39% cuts to the State Department?
54 BILLION increase to Defense?

No.
NO.
NO!
NO!!
A thousand times, NO!!!!!!!

How the hell can I wake up from this nightmare? PLEASE help me retain my sanity!

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
6. The President of Samsung Corporation is as big a piece of
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:17 AM
Mar 2017

filth as Trump. Not one worker should die to defend Samsung slave labor.

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
7. Not as legendary as the NVA forces and officer corps who fought there. General
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:18 AM
Mar 2017

Giap is one of the three greatest military leaders in the 20th Century, in my opinion (right up there with Zhukov and MacArthur).

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
5. Selfish Trump might be thinking that we're not the ones the dog is going to bite.
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:14 AM
Mar 2017

While the nukes are the big issue, it's also true that the NK nuke program isn't that big and they don't have that many weapons. If you are in the pentagon planning a conflict with them, its conceivable that their entire nuke program could be taken out with a large stealth air attack. If you miss one or two, it's not the US that will suffer the consequences, it's South Korea or Japan or both.

Even assuming we destroy their nuke program and weapons in a single stealth air attack, their artillery pieces will then unleash a horrific barrage on Seoul, some articles doubting/disputing just how bad that would be notwithstanding http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a6212/north-korea-and-flattening-seoul/ and https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/how-north-korea-would-retaliate . There is no plan that could eliminate that threat before it is used.

It's not a Vietnam in the sense that NK has no ability to sustain a conflict with the US and South Korea. It's a two to four week conflict at most. But there are a lot of very bad potential and some unavoidable consequences of those two to four weeks.

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
8. Their people are of little concern. Truly. Very little.
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:19 AM
Mar 2017

Their arsenal of weapons are of great concern. It would be 24 hours of the most intense war ever seen, followed by two or three years of attempts to control the region, ended by decades of civil war.

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