Skip to comments.N. Korea Deploys Mortars and Multiple Rocket Launchers at Sino-NK border
Posted on 05/26/2010 7:42:11 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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With a certified head case at the wheel, who can predict?
It would not surprise me though if (assuming this did happen) Japan were the target.
Odd move. Makes me wonder if Kim thinks China is going to make a move to overthrow him or make a grab for his nuke facilities.
That contradicts my rather lengthy experience with the people of South Korea, both old and young. Do not be fooled by the occasional reports of anti-American protests on campuses.
>> It would not surprise me though if (assuming this did happen) Japan were the target.
Strategic use, not tactical, eh?
I’d predict he’d use them against the South and US forces, if hostilities break out. But you’re right... who can predict?
Wait talk to some old German Soldiers or Americans that had the Katushka or Nebelwerfer shot at them and see how effective it was against Infantry... Civies would be slaughtered...
My experience there was that they certainly dislike the Japanese and are not especially friendly with the Chinese. They tended to like us, at least comparatively. It helps also that a large number of Koreans now have relatives in the United States.
The Vice Guide to North Korea provided some really good insight into North Korea.
Currently the content is unavailable. Interesting.
Sounds like the producer of Pulgasauri and Greatest Golfer in the Known Universe is getting ready for a Viking funeral.
Nobody seems to know, but most estimates range from 3 to 5. Deliverability is also an open question, with the highest estimate I’ve seen being 3 mounted on missiles. Open question if those could hit Japan. Probably the only way they could do that is by putting one on a container ship.
These are fision bombs - multi-kiloton. Not fusion bombs - multi-megaton.
In short, enough to cause some real destruction and pain, but not near enough to stop China if that nation decides to take out Chia Pet.
PS From the CIA factbook, China’s PLA is an order of magnitude larger than the entire population of North Korea...
I read somewhere that China had moved troops into that
border area,,,(blocking force ?),,,
If the Chinese come across that border 122’s and mortars
ain’t even gunna slow them down,,,
I have been wondering about the rationale behind North Korea’s constantly provocative behavior.
Possibilities I have considered:
1) they really think they can win, resulting in attaching S Korea’s prosperity to them;
2) they know if the US gets involved & “wins”, the US will then help them afterward;
3) they have been encouraged/manipulated by certain other countries in order to distract the US & divide the US’ attention/military resources;
4) Post #31 (PugetSoundSoldier) “Chia Head wants a war to get more materiel and food from China, and to solidify the NK army behind his son. So he sank the Cheosan to start tensions. But he forgot to ask Beijing.”
We (the US) have a tendency to forget that we are not the main power throughout the whole world, and that others (in this case, China) may be of more concern/influence in the behavior/reasoning of other countries, such as North Korea.
I appreciate the comments by some of the knowledgeable people on this thread. They have increased my limited understanding of the region.
Excellent analysis! I too think this to be the case, he has nothing left to bargain with for the much needed food and raw materials his puppet guv’mint must have.
Why not start a war? If China intercedes diplomatically, he can barter pulling out of SK for the supplies he needs. If China chooses to move militarily, he and his regime go out in a blaze of glory.
IF he can roll into SK a good distance before another cease fire, (which I don’t believe his army is capable of), then he will have damaged his rivals on the peninsula and won a moral victory with his puppet population.
I feel for our troops of the 8th Army, THEY are going to be the sacrificial lambs to the slaughter of this madness.
aimed out or in?
Not to mention it’d be a quick and effective way for China to spend some of that huge mountain of dollars it’s accumulated over the years.
Yes, it is. My guess is it’s not to attack China. Rather, they would use them to attack refugees trying to get into China.
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