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Forum Post: what would you do if you were president & N Korea attacks

Posted 10 years ago on April 14, 2013, 11:20 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Japan ?
South Korea ?
American troops in S Korea ?
If Un could be located after an attack, would you use drones against him ?

If there is no attack, should we send food aid or reduce embargos ?



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[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 10 years ago

I think that what we should have been doing, all along, is what Roosevelt wanted to do after WWII. That is, to use what was the US's tremendous manufacturing capacity to manufacture and export on credit to developing countries advanced infrastructural equipment, to help them develop into complete first world societies.

It would have brought the poor countries into the modern world, and would have given them something to live for, rather than to die for.

Once the equipment was installed in their economies, it would have generated revenue, part of which would have gone to paying off the US credit, creating high paying sustainable jobs in the US.

We could still do this, the mobilization would rebuild the US economy as well as help the developing nations.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 10 years ago

i have the solution!!! it is simple really how about we deescalate. how about we send some unsolicited aid just as a sign of good will. i hear korean culture likes that kind of thing. how about for once just once we use the techniques of empire builders if we are going to have a god damn empire. you think the greeks and romans strong armed every kingdom they ran into along the way? far from it. that is not how you build an empire. sure you can conquer a people but if you want them to honor you, you must honor them. i dare say countless battles were avoided by the most astute politicians and generals of the time to their overall benefit. after all it is all about trade in the end in this world isn't it?

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 10 years ago

From what I hear, they are wondering what all the hullabaloo is about over here:

South Korea Source: Things Calm in North and South — What Is the Hype in the West?

A source close to the government of South Korea told EIR that things are calm in both North and South Korea, and said it is hard to understand the hysteria in the Western press, as if the Peninsula were ready to explode into total war. While the Seoul government is prepared to respond with a measured military action if the North were to repeat the kind of military provocations of the past, such as shelling a contested island under Seoul's control, the government and the press are all very clear, the source said, that there are no indications of a military mobilization in the North — and that Western intelligence knows this very well.

Pictures from the North show the population out on the streets — not protesting, but celebrating Arbor day, planting trees and enjoying the spring weather.

Yes, North Korea appears ready to test a missile, he said, but this is nothing new, and is hardly cause for a massive military mobilization of the sort being carried out by the U.S.

This further demonstrates that the U.S. "pivot" and the military might being gathered in the Pacific is aimed at China, not North Korea — a fact that was also demonstrated by the intervention last week by the Pentagon to calm the waters and stop the media hype, warning that it could cause an unintended conflict.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

uh...............you do know that the US sent stealth bombers over North Korea, right?

But, yeah, lets alter the dialogue.



[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

Nah, this


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

Hmm. I have read it was over the Korean peninsula, perhaps for the ability to be misinterpreted. But, your right.

It was specifically to provoke. So, how did we go from provocative to under attack?


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

I was referencing the OP.


[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

The big ask with NK is, we invade other nations on a "maybe they have WMDs status".

What's with that?


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 10 years ago

Hmmm, thanks.

Despite claims of victory, I don't see Iraq as being anything more than a perpetual thorn in the side of the US. Deformities in children is through the roof, and it didn't matter about "the proximity of large civilian population centres" in that invasion. Over a million civilian casualties, and four million refugees fleeing the country.

I'm aware of the PNAC plans from the ME. I didn't think it would include the big G-word.


[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 10 years ago

If North Korea is dumb enough to fire live missiles at any of those targets you listed above, the response should be swift and brutal against their military. Whether it is stealth aircraft, drones, or cruise missiles it really doesn't matter. We should use our technology to destroy their military without putting any of our men and women in harm's way.

Then that is it. No nation building or boots on the ground because we can't afford the lives lost or the money spent. If South Korea wants to go in there after and clean it up then so be it.


[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 10 years ago

What would you suggest then? Just sitting on your hands and letting them shoot at the Americans?

Those stats point out exactly why the US should not pussyfoot around this should North Korea do something stupid.


[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 10 years ago

keep in mind that his troops are brainwashed lemmings


[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 10 years ago

From ZD's link above

A North Korean woman has told how she was so desperate to escape the pariah state's reign of terror she risked the execution of her entire family to smuggle them out of the country.

Lee Hyeonseo, right, said the communist regime forced people to live in a 'virtual prison' with no concept of human rights.

Anyone caught trying to defect is routinely sentenced to death as Kim Jong Un attempts to hide the reality of food shortages, labour camps and indoctrination from the outside world.

And because punishment is handed down for three generations, even the husband or wife, children and grandchildren of those who escape are imprisoned.

Miss Lee said she made the 'the long and very difficult' journey to South Korea after bribing her way out of the country.

She did not give details how she managed it, but she very likely didn't have any money.

Speaking from a drop-in centre for North Koreans at a Seoul University, she told Sky News: 'People in the north don't know the truth about what is going on as they can't hear or see anything about the wider world.

'They don't know about human rights or the suffering. They live in a virtual prison.'

[-] 1 points by Nader (74) 10 years ago

Which is why, unfortunately, there would like be very high casualties on the part of the North Koreans.

[-] 1 points by freewriterguy2 (3) 10 years ago

shoot his missles from the sky

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 10 years ago

do we have that technology deployed there?

[-] 1 points by georgeorwell84 (15) from Montgomery, NJ 10 years ago

And then destroy all of the North Korean offensive capabilities - missile launchers, airfields, etc. The only thing that will work is force - that is all their leaders understand or respect.

[-] 0 points by RoccoXXX (8) 10 years ago

Let's bomb the crap out of them with: food, medical supplies, books, farm equipment. Make it so overwhelming that the citizens of North Korea take notice. I mean carpet bomb them day and night.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 10 years ago

we gave in to their blackmail for decades many times-
they stop their nuclear research in exchange for our aid-
and here we are again