How To Handle The North Korea Situation

This situation with North Korea is getting a bit redundant…..this will be the last pot for now on NK that is until something new breaks….

I have offered my many opinions on how to handle the North Korean situation….and during those opinions I have had some dolt from the Right go off with something about the situation that has little to nothing to do with the situation.

These people seem to have the same opinion….”nuke ’em all and let God sort them out” mindset.  They offer little as far as an actual idea on how the situation needs to be approached.

First the report that came out over the last weekend……

China’s president delivered a direct message to President Trump: Ease up on the North Korea rhetoric. In a phone call with Trump Friday night, Xi Jinping said he wanted both sides to avoid “words and actions” that would make the situation worse, per the BBC, citing Chinese media. The White House statement on the call said the two leaders agreed that North Korea must stop its “provocative and escalatory behavior,” though it didn’t mention Xi’s plea to Trump as well. The call came after Trump made a series of aggressive statements directed at Pyongyang on Friday, the most recent one saying that the North would “truly regret” any missile launches toward Guam. The North, meanwhile, ramped up its own rhetoric on Saturday with a boast that 3.5 million people have volunteered to join the military to fight the US, reports the Washington Post.

“All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times,” said a newspaper. Meanwhile, China isn’t the only nation worried. Japan installed missile interceptors, South Korea is speeding up the process needed to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile-defense system, and Germany’s Angela Merkel voiced concern after one of Trump’s tweets, saying, “I consider an escalation of rhetoric the wrong answer,” per the Guardian. Despite his aggressive language, Trump also has spoken of a non-military outcome. “Hopefully, it will all work out,” he said Friday. “Nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump, that I can tell you.”

3.5 million have signed up to fight…..now if that report is accurate it is something to think about…..has any American felt such patriotic fervor and signed up?

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8 thoughts on “How To Handle The North Korea Situation

  1. I was reading about the DPRK military recently, and found these stats.

    ” In North Korea, it is mandatory for every male over the age of 18 to serve a ten-year term in the armed forces. Until recently, the age was actually 13. They usually start as front-line infantry and are often poorly trained and have little in the way of food or equipment. This is reserved for the elite units. To make up for low birth and high mortality rates, just last year, Kim Jong-un ordered that women were to be conscripted as well, though for a shorter term – until they turn 23. Women often serve in front-line positions and are often seen marching in long, armed columns during military parades.”

    ” The KPA defence force consists of five branches: Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, the Strategic Rocket Forces, and the Special Operation Force. The Worker-Peasant Red Guards also come under control of the KPA. The KPA faces its primary adversaries, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and United States Forces Korea, across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, as it has since the Armistice Agreement of July 1953. As of 2016, with 5,889,000 paramilitary personnel, it is the largest paramilitary organization on Earth. This number represents 25% of the North Korean population. ”

    Many of these troops are Reservists, and local militias. A high percentage of them are over 45, with many in their 50s. Almost all of the hardware, Tanks, Artillery, Submarines, etc is very old, and based on Soviet and Chinese designs from the 1960s. There is no doubt that the DPRK could fight an impressive conventional land campaign, or mount a determined defence. But it is unlikely to be able to keep either going for too long, faced with modern weaponry, superior aircraft, rockets, and ships. Resupply would also be a problem, as would fuel, maintenance, and spares. Add to this trying to feed such a huge active army in the field, and provide the necessary medical services for the wounded. Despite its aggressive stance since the 1950s, the DPRK has traditionally relied upon China as an ally, expecting them to provide all that logistical support in the event of war.

    That country would have to rely on the willingness of its soldiers to die in large numbers, mounting ‘suicide-style’ attacks not unlike those employed by the Japanese, during WW2. Fighting on land, using conventional tactics, casualties on both sides would be huge, but the DPRK would always be at a disadvantage in terms of sustainability. During the Korean War of 1950-1953, China supported the North with Tanks, Arms, Aircraft, and an estimated 300,000 regular army combat troops. If China does not intervene in any modern conflict there, the outcome might well be another stalemate, with neither side ‘winning’. Unless of course the US and its allies is prepared to completely destroy all the infrastructure of the North, and remove the leadership in the process. They should realise that the DPRK is only a small part of the problem. What China decides to do is the real issue.

    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Depressing stats….but it illustrates that a typical land war would not be in anyone’s nest interests…the carnage would be hard to hide from the public….but we are very close to 1984, huh? chuq

  2. Y, know, I haven’t read or watched a news report, on anything, (aside from what I see here on IST) for a few months now, & am finding it quite refreshing; I believe it’s the best answer of how to deal with the whole issue. It all reminds me of when I would volunteer for playground monitoring duty at my kid’s schools; what takes place on the international political stage resembles nothing more or less than a hot game of dodge-ball, or some spirited game of tag, you’re it…. I would also note, kids seem to be much better at working out their differences than the idiots who parade their insane ignorance all over the news….

    Hmph… fucking idiots. Why should I even bother to give them any attention? For me, it’s a lose-lose scenario, & no good will come of any of it….

    gigoid, the dubious

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