Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:59:33 PM
Come on now, don't you remember his country wasn`t formed til 1948? @djwajda: You mean Italy wasn`t formed until 1948? (That`s where @piperfawn`s from, eh?) Or were you talking about North Korea...
[quote]something inside tells me that a more surgical `beheading` of it`s leadership...[/quote] Actually, that`s against a long standing international agreement. Not that others haven`t violated it, but it`s REALLY frowned upon to even SUGGEST assassination of a nation`s leader.
The Commanding General in the First Gulf War got FIRED for that...
Monday, April 1, 2013 11:21:25 PM
something inside tells me that a more surgical 'beheading` of it`s leadership would not only be more effective but the right thing to do.
Afterwards a reunification would be in order, and that is where the real challenge will be.
Sounds good in theory, but the reality is that it will simply leave a power vacuum for another party to fill. There is no guarantee they`ll be open to the prospect of reunification. Instead we should do like Nixon did with Mao. Short of welcoming the nation in with open arms we`ll have our friends bolster their militaries while we withdraw ours.
Monday, April 1, 2013 10:19:34 PM
Squrlz: I have no doubts that the US military has the ability to flatten NK and make it look like a cratered smoking pancake.
However, as a Christian, knowing that most NK citizens are poor deluded deceived pawns, something inside tells me that a more surgical 'beheading` of it`s leadership would not only be more effective but the right thing to do.
Afterwards a reunification would be in order, and that is where the real challenge will be. NK defectors have faced a lot of challenges, reunified NK citizens will be so depressed that without a lot of re-education there will be a high suicide rate and I`m afraid former NK citizens will be treated like second class citizens.
We didn`t do well rehabilitating post-Saddam Iraq, we need to really think through and plan for how to deal with a post-Kim North Korea.