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Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
Imagine the North Koreans invading the South. Once they secured the area, what would they do, and who would do it? They have no infrastructure or leadership to do anything but ask for food. How would they sustain an invasion? Do they rally think the rest of the world would let them keep the south? We will never see a north and south conflict.

JL

ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
I reckon an assassination / coup is much more likely than any invasion. The generals are probably the only people in the country that get three squares a day-- why would they want to face certain destruction?
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Why Austin?

Because we rawk!!!
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Check out the Daily Show for some fun on North Korea.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
JL,, you speak common sense..However~~~


Kimding-aling hasnt as yet shown any of such character. Hence, weve got boots on the ground there.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
boots on the N Korean ground

ron i heard that china moved some troops but the N.K have not. i was also told that the ceasfire included china in the deal some 50 yrs ago.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Yep that ceasfire was signed by China, so kim ding-a-ling, in nulifying that ceasfire ALSO include China.. The Chinese WONT say squat - but they will act you can bet. Its more stickier by the day. But one thing that shoukld be clear to us all is getting shed of chinese ties and investments.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Kim Lil Phatphuk don't care about no stinkin' paper unless it is the
phony US $100 bills his henchman make.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:46pm PT
but they will act you can bet.

so that means when we go to war with china/N.K U.S won't be able to keep the good fight cuzz all of our military stuff is made in china?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
I have NO IDEA what that means.. Truly..Ive no idea where China stands. It is odd that China has troop movement while NK is the posturing aggresor. Either that or they simply want no part of the debacle and are linning their borders to repel any and all?
Gene

climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Any Chinese military build up near the NK border is for refugee control in case things go South (couldn’t resist). China has its own huge issues – a financial house of cards, aging population, systemic corruption, etc. China has about as much use for Lil’ Kim as Austin, TX does.

g
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Gene nails it on China.

From China's perspective, NK is a minor trading partner and a potentially massive refugee/humanitarian/PR mess.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
WHoa man, NK just blocked SK workers from a industrial (shared) complex.

It is f*#king on!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/03/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
N Korea announced earlier today that some limited nuclear attacks are on the way- today or tomorrow... Hrmmfff...

and Gene,,,"going south" BWAAAHAHAHA GUD one!


Hey SOME of you have to remember the ol DUCK AND COVER DRILLLS in school ! Better practice up lol!
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
It's all talk and saber rattling. North Korea has NO WHEREWITAL.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Well, that is small comfort to the 15 million S Koreans who live within range
of the NK artillery. They could do a lot of damage. As I said a few pages
back I tend to agree with the sabre rattling but one never knows with
bonafide wackjobs. I think a lot of it has to do with saving face which is
why continued negotiations are important, at least as far as those 15 million
S Koreans are concerned.
Gene

climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Agreed, Largo. It's for local consumption. The situation is similar to that of a few months ago when, while installing the new Emperor, China got all belligerent with Japan over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands. That sure went from end-of-the-world to off-of-the-front-pages in a hurry.

g

Gene

climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Reilly,

I also agree with you. It can’t be easy to live under the barrels of half a million tubes. But I believe that SK has the means to take out Lil’ Kim at will. They must. If SK really felt that Kim was going to go for it, he and his buddies would be dead before they got within sight of the fuses much less before getting their Bics out of their pockets to light them up. SK and NK share common language, history, traditions, families, you name it. SK can take Kim and his artillery out at will. Why haven’t they done that already? Because NK’s noise has always been greater than its abilities. SK won’t waste its cousins until Kim steps over a certain line. As long as NK just barks, China prevents taking the Kim Dynasty out. If NK goes Rambo, China will step away from NK and join the world coalition for ‘stability in the region.’

SK doesn’t seem particularly worried. Check out the one year trend in the KRX index (SK stock market).

SK has been living under the threat of NK’s guns for over 60 years. They have given some thought to this kind of mess and have a solution.


Credit: Gene
But, of course, I haven't considered NK's ability to make itself invisible.

g
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
It's the sheer number of NK artillery pieces within range of Seoul that are the problem.

There are on the order of ten-thousand artillery pieces within range of an urban area with twenty-five million people.

There's no way we could take all that out before thousands are killed. Credible estimates of SK casualty rates are in the the hundreds of thousands.

Ultimately it's suicide for NK to start anything, but they could do some real harm if they did.
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