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Old 03-08-2017, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default WWIII-Japan Preemptive Strike of NORKS

Like we have enough to worry about, Now the Japanese are talking about developing a "First Strike" capability against the NORKS.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-kor...--finance.html
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:17 AM   #2
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I just have to ask, if Japan bombed the hell out of the NORKS - what would the NORKS do? I don't think the NORKS would bomb the South..... They could do very little against Japan as long as they have no long range missiles that are nuclear tipped. That is the key. I think the THAAD, and patriots systems could bring down most of the regular missiles, and the ones that get through most likely would not hit very populated areas.

This might be the best way to get the NORKS out of the weapon business.

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Hell, I'll go one step further. Lets just give the Japanese a shitload of weapons - enough to wipe the NORKS off the Earth (short of nuclear). What is the drawback? Better yet, get a bunch of other countries to do the same thing - like Norway, Australia, IRAQ(!!!). We could have a barbecue!
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Hmm... isn't China buddies with the NORKS?
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China is sort of pissed off at the NORK Midget right now for killing his Brother and shooting off missiles. The Midget is also calling the Chicoms soft on the US. I think they might turn a blind eye as long as there was a successor.
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The strategic position is pretty basic: US/SK/JP want reunification; CN wants to maintain its buffer so that US forces are not on its doorstep. And the NK regime just wants to survive. A big chess game has been going on over this for a long time. NK just made a bold move by effectively killing off CN's best option for replacing the current regime with a friendly one that is beholden to them and palatable to other neighbors. So, now, China's best hope is to moderate the existing regime by increasing its engagement with the US (call it "soft" regime change).

Something has to give because the current regime is so dangerous that at some point either NK or the US, SK and JP will pull the trigger. Having a regime like that with nuclear-tipped missiles is not an option. The clock is ticking.
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The strategic position is pretty basic: US/SK/JP want reunification; CN wants to maintain its buffer so that US forces are not on its doorstep. And the NK regime just wants to survive. A big chess game has been going on over this for a long time. NK just made a bold move by effectively killing off CN's best option for replacing the current regime with a friendly one that is beholden to them and palatable to other neighbors. So, now, China's best hope is to moderate the existing regime by increasing its engagement with the US (call it "soft" regime change).

Something has to give because the current regime is so dangerous that at some point either NK or the US, SK and JP will pull the trigger. Having a regime like that with nuclear-tipped missiles is not an option. The clock is ticking.
Another option exists. Perhaps a little tin foil hat.

China uses some kind of SO/LIC operations, removes the current leader, and installs another. Just a variant of what has been going around before his brother was killed.

In this case, it would be a military leader. I know sounds strange to our western ears but at this point a military leader from prior leadership (older one) would not be considered moderate.

Perhaps the Military Minister Ri Yong Gil who has been missing for a while. It was reported he was executed although no evidence of that has been forthcoming. There are also other leaders still around from his father's time.
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Only problem with that, Pote, is that I think Dear Leader (DL) is really just a puppet. They would have to dig pretty deep into the power structure there to excise the "problem" leadership. Not really conducive to a surgical specops type hit. The other problem is that the general populace of the country is akin to a cult that worships DL. I don't think anyone can predict what would happen if DL was suddenly replaced with a military leader of China's choosing. The ensuing chaos could have unintended consequences for China, such as pushing NK into reunification. That's why installing DL's brother would have taken care of all of this with one quick move, assuming they could get enough generals and other military leaders on board with it. The alternative will be quite messy.
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They're all afraid to push much for fear the whole damn house of cards will implode producing an enormous refugee crisis and possibly an internal fratricidal war that may affect all concerned.
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NORKS are your strategic asset, as I have stated before, more than China .. So who is motivated to take him down ?
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NORKS are your strategic asset, as I have stated before,
more than China .. So who is motivated to take him down ?
Fairly obviously the only country exercising any degree or control
over NK is China .

I think you will see the USA take down NK in the near future
because they are now becoming dangerous . Trump will somehow
cause a change of leadership .

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