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2009-05-27 12:53:52 AM  
heh
 
2009-05-27 12:56:48 AM  
Now that's god damned funny.
 
2009-05-27 1:00:16 AM  
smitter gets one internet for that.
 
2009-05-27 1:06:35 AM  
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Get your war on!
 
2009-05-27 1:10:32 AM  
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/obligatory
 
2009-05-27 1:10:49 AM  
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2009-05-27 1:17:19 AM  
Well, thanks Kim Jong Ill, this is why we can't have anything nice...

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At least the planes will have an easy time finding the targets since they'll probably be the only things lit up on the NK portion of the peninsula...
 
2009-05-27 1:18:31 AM  

hubiestubert: At least the planes will have an easy time finding the targets since they'll probably be the only things lit up on the NK portion of the peninsula...


Why bother even bombing most of the place? There's no power to 99% of the country.
 
2009-05-27 1:26:52 AM  
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2009-05-27 1:36:41 AM  
+1 1nt3rn3t subby - I lol'd

I stopped playing Starcraft because of the frickin zerg rush.
 
2009-05-27 1:53:31 AM  
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2009-05-27 1:58:47 AM  
To paraphrase the good Samuel L. Jackson, "I double dog dare you motherfarkers."

/its all bluffing, engaging in combat operations will lead to a drastic reduction in their strategic position
//why yes, I did help write of a book on the subject
 
2009-05-27 2:23:49 AM  

006andahalf: //why yes, I did help write of a book on the subject


hope you had a good editor
 
2009-05-27 2:39:25 AM  
From the country that gave you this.
 
2009-05-27 2:40:09 AM  

006andahalf: To paraphrase the good Samuel L. Jackson, "I double dog dare you motherfarkers."

/its all bluffing, engaging in combat operations will lead to a drastic reduction in their strategic position
//why yes, I did help write of a book on the subject


It's the sort of thing that will result in the Chinese withdrawing any support--not just because of the threat of things going nuclear, but for bringing American units in so close. The Chinese want to have the region sewn up in their favor, and SK more heavily reliant on the US, and Japan likewise having to think in military terms outside their home waters means that China has more folks to worry about. They have decent relations with the Russians, but that is going to bring them to bear as well--even with the tiny sliver of border that would be threatened, the Russians aren't going to be pleased with refugees, possible fallout, or American or other forces messing around their neighborhood. Not with the tensions with Georgia, the Ukraine, and the rest of the possible ballyhoo.

This almost feels like an attempt to goad the US and NATO forces to bust them up, knowing that they'd have to be built back up, and that would likely reunite the country without the capitulation to the SK government directly. It would be outsiders doing it, and that would save some face, but it would also bring aid into the country that they desperately need.

This is more an attempt to get back to the cease fire table by acting a fool--but it's a gamble, since it could invite strikes against their nuclear program, and the other targets that they just can't afford to lose, period, given the delicate state of their infrastructure.

Mind you, it also shows the weakness of the American strategy of cutting off a nation. Cuba, Iraq, NK, how many nations have we striven to cut off, and it has only further entrenched the government? As a strategy, it has failed, time and again--and worsened the situation for the folks on the ground, and only solidified government control of resources.
 
2009-05-27 3:15:58 AM  
Q_Q moar, South Korea!
 
2009-05-27 3:29:53 AM  

haemaker: From the country that gave you this.


It's so farking eerie exploring North Korea via Google Maps. Enormous highways with zero traffic on them, huge swaths of buildings standing totally vacant, craters where farms used to be, shiatty rundown riverside neighborhoods...it's like the country is built to look more prosperous than it really is, but it isn't really succeeding at it.

I wonder what would to happen to the region if His Royal Divinityness ever came down with a terminal case of death. The entire country would probably implode.
 
2009-05-27 5:25:58 AM  
Is Kim Jong dying or something? NK's been a bit more off than usual this last week or so.
 
2009-05-27 6:30:28 AM  

colatf: Is Kim Jong dying or something? NK's been a bit more off than usual this last week or so.


They usually do this when they need more foreign aid. You're right though, they seem to be pushing the envelope a little harder this go-around.
 
2009-05-27 7:36:21 AM  
You know... I'm getting the same feeling about NK that I did about Iraq: Everybody just SHUT UP, and let's get it over with. It's stupid, but fine. You want war? Just ****ing DO it already so we can get on with our lives.

Of course, that would be bad. And it's just posturing. Brinkmanship has got to be one of the absolute most stupid diplomacy stances ever.

Can't we just bomb them with food?

Yeah, I know, it wouldn't work.

Oy.

006andahalf: To paraphrase the good Samuel L. Jackson, "I double dog dare you motherfarkers."

/its all bluffing, engaging in combat operations will lead to a drastic reduction in their strategic position
//why yes, I did help write of a book on the subject


As long as your grammar am being better in book than it am here... ;-)
 
2009-05-27 7:42:50 AM  
I don't want to die in North Korea.

Every day, it looks more and more like I am going to end up dying in North Korea.
Just die already, PRNK.
 
2009-05-27 7:47:54 AM  
Bunny rage
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2009-05-27 7:50:44 AM  
I'm living in Changwon, South Korea, a major military-industrial city, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-05-27 7:52:09 AM  
i see this ending with China getting everything north of the capital and south of the capital being integrated into South Korea. only reason that the north was not wiped off the map in the war was China's involvement and it looks like China is getting sick of little kims shiat.
 
2009-05-27 7:52:15 AM  
China needs to show its balls and attack them
 
2009-05-27 7:53:33 AM  

haemaker: From the country that gave you this.


Ha, new theory:
They demolish the infamous, never-finished Ryugyong Hotel monstrosity and say we bombed it because we were so jealous of this wildly successful, just completed, occupied landmark.
 
2009-05-27 7:54:48 AM  
Instead of exacerbating the situation, we need to restart negotiations with them. The Clintons managed to keep North Korea at peace during the 1990s so Hilary should be fine just now.
 
2009-05-27 7:55:12 AM  
Korea as a whole is a peninsula with North Korea attaching it to the mainland.
I'm wondering, at what point do we make South Korea an island??
 
2009-05-27 7:57:19 AM  

Remove all Republicans: Instead of exacerbating the situation


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"What does that mean?"
 
2009-05-27 7:58:02 AM  

Remove all Republicans: Instead of exacerbating the situation, we need to restart negotiations with them. The Clintons managed to keep North Korea at peace during the 1990s so Hilary should be fine just now.


I think he's gonna dump Hillary through the trapdoor into the shark tank.
 
2009-05-27 7:59:20 AM  
I guess the pawn finally made it to the back row.
 
2009-05-27 8:02:00 AM  

craxyd: Korea as a whole is a peninsula with North Korea attaching it to the mainland.

FTFY

 
2009-05-27 8:02:27 AM  

hubiestubert: Mind you, it also shows the weakness of the American strategy of cutting off a nation. Cuba, Iraq, NK, how many nations have we striven to cut off, and it has only further entrenched the government? As a strategy, it has failed, time and again--and worsened the situation for the folks on the ground, and only solidified government control of resources.


Yup. The policy of containment is pretty much a failure. Only when the USSR *opened up* did it start to fall apart, and improved trade relations with China have turned them into an economic power AND a more open society.

Guess when you have little to lose, there's no motivation to behave.
 
2009-05-27 8:04:41 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: China needs to show its balls and attack them


Now THAT would be interesting!
 
2009-05-27 8:06:40 AM  

Razorwolf: colatf: Is Kim Jong dying or something? NK's been a bit more off than usual this last week or so.

They usually do this when they need more foreign aid. You're right though, they seem to be pushing the envelope a little harder this go-around.


Alot of the commentary is speculating that much of this is to shore up support within the NK Military for a possible succession in the near future. Kim Jong-Il recently appointed his brother to the head of a prestigious military commission and have his probable heir a minor position within the same committee. Securing the militarys support for his successor is vital.
 
2009-05-27 8:07:12 AM  
Would it actually be possible to flatten North Korea before they had time to flatten large parts of south korea? From what I gather the artillery along the DMZ border is more than capable of doing insane damage before a missile could hit them.
 
2009-05-27 8:10:38 AM  

abigsmurf: Would it actually be possible to flatten North Korea before they had time to flatten large parts of south korea? From what I gather the artillery along the DMZ border is more than capable of doing insane damage before a missile could hit them.



That's why you have to employ my new strategy of sudden nuclear strike on the capital followed immediately by a joint Russian & US mission to bomb/cruise missile all known artillery sites.
 
2009-05-27 8:12:33 AM  
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Oh and I just made this one. SOCIALISM!!11

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2009-05-27 8:12:49 AM  
Beware the fury of the swarm? Maybe if they had a few mutalisks or something....but really, it's just a bunch of zerglings. I am such a nerd. *shaking head*
 
2009-05-27 8:13:17 AM  
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2009-05-27 8:13:22 AM  
The link won't open here, anyone got the skinny on it?
 
2009-05-27 8:13:26 AM  
If I was a North Korean general, I'd be thinking now would just about be just about ripe for a coup. If successful you'd win:


1. a grateful NK population for getting rid of Kim
2. some brand new nukes
3. a glad hand from a host of nations
4. and just maybe, a trip to Disneyland
 
2009-05-27 8:14:22 AM  

abigsmurf: Would it actually be possible to flatten North Korea before they had time to flatten large parts of south korea? From what I gather the artillery along the DMZ border is more than capable of doing insane damage before a missile could hit them.


No. NK has thousands of artillery and rocket batteries in hardened positions in range of Soul. We would need thousands of preemptive simultaneous bunker busting strikes to take them all out before they could launch a massive bombardment.
 
2009-05-27 8:14:28 AM  

abigsmurf: Would it actually be possible to flatten North Korea before they had time to flatten large parts of south korea? From what I gather the artillery along the DMZ border is more than capable of doing insane damage before a missile could hit them.


It's really not. They have tens of thousands of artillery pieces entrenched in the mountains pointed at Seoul. The city would be in ruins within a couple of hours.
 
2009-05-27 8:15:38 AM  
daychilde
Can't we just bomb them with food?

Yeah, I know, it wouldn't work.


I don't know - how much did Iraq cost so far?
If the money had been dropped in small dollar bills and not as bombs, they would probably still be busy picking it up.
 
2009-05-27 8:16:36 AM  

haemaker: From the country that gave you this.


When you go to Map mode in Google Maps, it's full of blank. The whole country is a blank slate.

South Korea isn't much better. Probably to stop the North Koreans from getting insight into the southern neighbors.
 
2009-05-27 8:16:55 AM  

daychilde: ...Can't we just bomb them with food?

Yeah, I know, it wouldn't work.
/i>

Actually....it's not a bad idea. Send B-52s over NK en masse with bomb bays full of food and little luxury items to carpet bomb the country, especially the capital. It would have the double bonus of scaring the hell out of the power structure and almost immediately gaining support from the populace and dissident factions.

Haven't tried it yet and it's a whole lot cheaper than bombing it. Besides, what the hell is there to bomb anyway?

 
2009-05-27 8:17:05 AM  

buntz: Remove all Republicans: Instead of exacerbating the situation


"What does that mean?"


"You've got some red on you."
 
2009-05-27 8:18:08 AM  

biffstallion: craxyd: Korea as a whole is a peninsula with North Korea attaching it to the mainland.

FTFY


Pet Peve?
 
MrT
2009-05-27 8:18:54 AM  
I wonder if the threat of US military action will push China to act first to avoid US forces being on the Chinese border. I'm sure China is also itching to try out some of the military toys it's been developing over the past years. After all, it's tried for years to get some good fight out of the Tibetans, but they just keep setting themselves on fire rather than fighting back. NK might provide them a bit more sport.
 
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