Skip to comments.3 Forgotten Fears of a Reignited Korean War
Posted on 06/13/2010 1:23:36 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Tensions in the Korean Peninsula are at their worst point in decades after a North Korean submarine ambushed a South Korean warship, killing scores of sailors. Although North Korea has made violent provocation a cornerstone of its foreign and domestic policy for years, there is always the chance that this kind of brinksmanship will spark a major war.
With an isolated and paranoid regime like North Korea holding some of the world's most terrifying weapons, any reaction from the South or the United States could be seen as the first phase of a larger war. After all, part of the joint battle plans drafted by the U.S. and South Koreacalled Plan 5027recommend regime change in the event of a major conflict. So a skirmish could escalate into a war of mutual survival.
Given the situation, some worst-case-scenario building is in order. The most-cited horror is an artillery barrage fired at Seoul, causing thousands of deaths and billions in damages before counter battery fire and airstrikes silence the guns. But that's just the best-publicized worrythere are plenty more to fret about. Here are three forgotten fears of a reignited Korean war.
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1) North Korea Already Knows the Military Response Plan. (Chemical Warfare)
2) North Korea Uses Its Biological Arsenal.
3) Flash Floods Become Weapons. (Destroy river dams)
It isn't like the food is making it to the people anyway. But given how 0bama is deferring to Clinton on this policy, I am sure he'll send them some more nuclear technology instead.
Interesting thought, a NORK version of the Dambusters?
Or rather an alternative yet inconspicuous delivery device for a much smaller device. I can visualize the NORKs using their best effort of a portable compact nuclear device upon an infrastructure such as dams.
Though a flooded area would also create a barrier for them.
Look at a map and then tell us how you propose to get China to blockade the Yalu river?
I know that China and Russia share land borders with North Korea. Let them deal with the Kim regime. Let them provide the humanitarian aid. Let the burden fall completely on them. We have nothing to gain in the situation as long as the Kim regime is in place.
I think if this situation transpired the Chinese would eventually knock out the Kim regime because they'd get tired of being on the hook to prop it up.
My understanding is, the dams in question are in North Korea. The North has dammed a fairly large river which flows into South Korea and Seoul.
NK destroys the dam ... ONLY after (IF) their failed military action against Seoul ... releasing the dam’s flood water woulld severely hamper NK’s required military mobility ...
And their propaganda continues........
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