Fearless Leader is coming off his tour de force of the Asian world and as usual he has accomplished nothing that would benefit this country….although he is taunting a speech come Tuesday upon his return from the mysterious East.
The Li’l Kim mash-up has been my fave so far on this trip….but let us look at the possibility of a war on the Korean Peninsula.
I know some people will think I am being a bit of an alarmist….maybe so….but I had rather all the info get out now and not once the trouble begins.
Lots of talk about the “next”Korean War….lots of what will happen to S. Korea…..and possibly to Japan and beyond….
Here are 5 ways that it will NOT be the same……
If a Second Korean War were to erupt tomorrow, there is one thing we can be sure of.
It won’t be like the First Korean War of 1950-53.
It’s always reassuring—and usually fatal—to assume a conflict will be like its predecessor. France lost in 1940 because they assumed World War II would be fought in the trenches like World War I. Israel almost lost in 1973 because they assumed the Arab armies would collapse as they did in 1967.
So what are the chances that Korean War II would be just like Korean War I? The answer is, slim to none. Here are five key differences:
We hear all about Nk’s nukes and the damage they could inflict on the US and Asia if Kim were to unleash them…..what could worse than the detonation of nukes?
Good question and I have an answer for you……
President Trump calls him “rocket man”—but what if the nuclear bomb we’re fearing isn’t what we should be afraid of when it comes to North Korea? At FiveThirtyEight, Michael Wilner makes the case that what we really should be worried about are biological and chemical weapons, which the scientists and former defense officials he spoke with believe Kim Jong Un is much more likely to unleash, particularly during “a pre-crisis stage.” Wilner’s take: “These weapons are easier to produce, to deliver, to conceal and to calibrate, and their use would be less likely to trigger the same international response as a nuclear strike.” And the country has the goods, per an October report authored by Harvard scientists that acknowledges the difficulty in accurately assessing North Korea’s capabilities.
Per the report, intelligence reports and defector statements suggest North Korea possesses 13 biological pathogens including anthrax, cholera, smallpox, and the plague, and may have the capability to cultivate and weaponize them in as few as 10 days. Just “a few kilograms of anthrax, equivalent to a few bottles of wine” could wipe out half a city’s population, notes the report, which posits potential delivery methods: everything from putting pathogens into a city’s water supply to employing “sleeper agents” posing as cleaning and disinfection workers equipped with backpack sprayers—with South Korea’s people and the American troops there within reach. But Melissa Hanham of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies is skeptical in comments to Mic. “Part of the reason [biological weapons] were so easy to ban was because armies didn’t like using them. It risked their own soldiers too much.”
Now there is something to think about…..are we prepared for that possibility?
War should be the last option discussed openly…..you would think with all the devastation around the world shown daily on TV that those images alone could be a deterrent to a rush to war…..you would think!
Why? Is there a possibility that the US could lose a war with North Korea?
Most Americans will answer a resounding NO!…..
If a conflict between North Korea and the United States suddenly broke out, U.S. troops in South Korea would be “outnumbered” and undersupplied, warns Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, the former deputy commander of U.S. Forces in Korea.
“The 28,500 U.S. Armed Forces personnel in South Korea are vastly outnumbered by North Korean forces, as well as [South Korean] forces that will conduct the overwhelming majority of the fighting. Unlike every conflict since the last Korean War, we will not be able to build up our forces prior to the start of hostilities,” Jouas wrote in a November 7 letter obtained by Newsweek to several Democratic members of Congress. It’s estimated North Korea has roughly 1.2 million troops.
Not something most Americans do not want to contemplate…..but if the possibility is there it needs studying so that it can be avoided.
I say talk it out!
The last this country needs is another war.