Thursday, May 28, 2009
North Korea now threatens a return to State of War! Now what? We don't need another war!
N Korea: Pyongyang threatens military strike on Seoul
Seems like North Korea is going to decide for us what we are going to do. Why is PyongYang doing this to its people! We don't need this, North Korea's citizens don't need this. The world doesn't need this. Kim Jong Il is determined to drag us into another war. For what? The situation with North Korea is getting more critical by the moment. Speaking of that I just found out the US just our military alert level in South Korea. Security was increased along the border and surveillance planes are flying around the clock checking the air for suspicious particulates.
North Korea just seems like an annoyance when they continue to fire off short range missiles but they are a threat. If North Korea was on its own which we can not be sure of though we think China and Russia are not backing them on this one. I know Kim Jong Il is thought a mad man but we already discussed that Obama has got to act decisively here so North Korea is really playing with fire here or should I say missiles and nuclear weapons or what?
North Korea now says they are no longer bound by the armistice calling it null and void. This action is being dismissed as normal rhetoric for North Korea. This is not normal to me! This is not 1953, this is not 1973 this is not 2003. Times they are a changing. We have too much on our plate already! North Korea has a huge military. A million man active army that would only succeed in getting many of their own citizens killed along with a couple hundred thousand innocent South Korean citizens before any engagement came to an end.
With over 7 million active and reserve troops North Korea is an armed military camp threatening to move south. We better take this seriously. South Korea has 670,000 active military and 2.5 million reservists. We have 28,000 troops there and another 70,000 in Japan with tens of thousands in Hawaii and on the west coast but we don't need this.
North Korea is becoming more critical to the world by the minute. After South Korea sided with the US condemning North Korea they said they viewed it as an act of war whish is normal North Korean rhetoric to me. That said, South Korea saying they will start stopping and boarding North Korean ships to look for illicit weapons is not normal. That will serve to get this going like it or not.
Even China was caught off guard with the underground nuclear test and the ensuing rapidly developing move towards war. China and Russia better step up. This is not just another problem tying down the US. Think of the enormous implications! What can we do? This would be disaster for the US. That little piss ant.
Stakes are now enormous! China has to be a key partner in whatever happens here. We can not do this unilaterally. China does not seem to have the leverage they use to or I thought they had. They do have an abstract leverage! They should want to be key players here. They are our banker and we owe them trillions. Being North Korea's immediate neighbor they would be the recipient of hundreds of thousands of refugees if not more.
Boarding North Korea's ships will provoke North Korea to action. They consider that an act of war and that is not saber rattling. I do not see any forces North or South being repositioned but if North Korea acts we will have to protect South Korea and Japan. On top of our two wars we are in trouble in the middle east with events between Israel and the Palestinians not to speak of Iran and who knows who else.
I am afraid I can see why North Korea finds this the perfect time to push us. North Korea is now threatening to be a danger she did not appear to be the other day. The little destitute third world country is now front and center on the world stage. They are the center and it peeves me! More than 90 have joined the PSI (proliferation security initiative). Now that South Korea has and say they will board North Korean ships this is getting hairy. North Korea declared a return to a state of war and said South Korea joining a US security deal is a declaration of war. What is next? N. Korea Threatens Attack on South If Vessels are Inspected