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Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:21 PM

 

Would we do anything if North Korea invades South Korea or attacks Japan?

What if China invades Taiwan?

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Reply Would we do anything if North Korea invades South Korea or attacks Japan? (Original post)
davidn3600 Mar 2014 OP
malaise Mar 2014 #1
bowens43 Mar 2014 #2
Democracyinkind Mar 2014 #3
Deep13 Mar 2014 #4
cthulu2016 Mar 2014 #5
The Straight Story Mar 2014 #6
MrScorpio Mar 2014 #7
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NuclearDem Mar 2014 #9
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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:24 PM

1. The US already nuked Japan

or do we erase that history?

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:28 PM

2. Probably because when it comes right down to it we are a country of idiots.

 

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:30 PM

3. Yes, because we are bound by treaty to do so.

Plus it would be in the geostrategic interest of our ruling elite.

Those two facts pretty much guarantee the "yes" to your question.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:31 PM

4. Who's "we?"

The government probably would intervene and the rest of us would be along for the ride.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:37 PM

5. First case: Yes. Second case: Probably.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:42 PM

6. Of course we would

To not do so makes us nothing more than a paper tiger and a green light to others to run amok over others. That is why I took a strong stand on Syria and supported the president's hard line. Which worked (to some extent, still a lot of people dying there just not by chemical weapons).

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:42 PM

7. Believe or not there's been a bigger danger of the South invading the North...

Rather than the other way around. That had been some of South's immediate reaction to various Northern military and terrorists attacks over the years. The only thing that prevented invasions from the South was the presence of US troops in the region.

When I was stationed in South Korea back in 1986, one such invasion almost happened. Only after the Commander of US Forces threatened to remove every single US service person off the peninsula had the South relented it plans to invade the North, which was in response to a terrorist attack by the North at Kimpo Airport.

Even though it was really bad when South Korea was ruled by a military dictatorship, there are still continuing rumblings from the South's goverment yearning for force reunification.

Our job over the years has been to keep the South from going north rather than the other way around.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:55 PM

8. If China invaded Taiwan

you would see the same response you will see about Russia invading Ukraine or when they invade George. If North Korea attacked the South or Japan you would see a war. The main reason is support. The US likes to pretend we still support the Nationalists in Taiwan like we did in the 50's, 60's and 70's but we don't but we do still support South Korea maybe even more than we did in the 50's. Its also an economic thing, the big wigs don't want to piss China off and hurt their profits but who cares about North Korea? What do they give to the world, nothing.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 02:58 PM

9. North Korea simply doesn't have the capability to invade South Korea, much less Japan.

 

And there's just no way China would risk destabilizing the market with an invasion of Taiwan.

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 03:03 PM

10. Lemme guess. Give a lot more money to the MIC?

 

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Response to davidn3600 (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 03:07 PM

11. Yes

Maybe

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