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Tango0125 Jun 2020 8:38 p.m. PST

"Resumption of the 1950-53 conflict is more likely by accident than design – but North Korea believes it can win

Thursday, June 25, 2020, marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of one of the world's cruelest and deadliest post-war conflicts, the Korean War.

In South Korea, there were no parades and little flag waving, for June 25 is a tragic date that does not merit celebration. It marks the 1950 North Korean invasion that initiated a vortex of carnage which would suck in troops from across the world, including the US and China, and leave the peninsula scattered with perhaps two million corpses…"
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Tgunner26 Jun 2020 7:40 a.m. PST

You've got to love an army that still uses the BREN gun. : )

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Tgunner26 Jun 2020 7:43 a.m. PST

Yeah, I know- it's a Type 73 MG, but it's still fun to poke at.

Legion 426 Jun 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

Well Un as usual just says things like that for his own populations consumption. Save for the 40% that are starving, etc.

If he restarted the Korean War is would assure his regime's, his supporters, and military forces destruction. He wants to stay in power, talking smack is one way that helps him do it from his and his people's POV.

Losses would be high … but in the end Un and his forces would be history. And yes many non-combatants especially in the North would be killed, maimed, etc.

From an economic standpoint, in reality that would be that many less the South would have to take care of after they try to rebuild the North. Which may almost bankrupt them.

In reality again in the long run the world would be much better off without Un and all supporter gone.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

Yea, good luck with that.

If he does, hopefully we or SK are able to conduct a "decapitation" strike to end it quickly.

Seems like a good argument for production of neutron weapons to deal quickly with the threat, effectively and efficiently.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa26 Jun 2020 9:58 a.m. PST

In reality though one assumes upon deciding to go to war Un's lifespan would be measured in the amount of time it took for one of China's pet NK generals to pick up the phone and be assured that a coup d'etat would have Beijing's full support!

Tango0126 Jun 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

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Armand

Legion 426 Jun 2020 2:05 p.m. PST

Even thought I don't trust the PRC's Communist Leadership. Even they could see that Un starting up the Korean War would really not be a good idea.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2020 9:43 p.m. PST

If only someone could turn one or both of Un's female assassins, provide her or them with a delicious, new, soup recipe, and send her/them back to North Korea, in exchange for their freedom, and that of their family, plus a 48 hour all expenses paid trip to Disneyland/Disney World upon successful completion of the assigned task.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa27 Jun 2020 5:08 a.m. PST

Frankly you could probably 'turn' a significant chunk of NKs population for a reliably rice supply and $10 USD hard cash a month – there's a reason why the leadership gets its underwear in twist over balloon-carried memory stick copies of Wikipedia and propaganda leaflets. People might stop believing they live in a workers utopia and realise the they live in a crypto-theocratic feudal hell-hole. And that's probably denigrating feudal hell-holes – did a 13thC villein enjoy more or less rights than a typical NK citizen?

Legion 427 Jun 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

Well we and the ROK have tried to "spread the word", thru balloons, etc., etc.. But as we know it is hard to break thru the tyrants of the North.

Of course part of the "problem" is the PRC Communist leadership/president for life and the USSR's … err … I mean the Russian leadership's support of the North directly or indirectly.

The Cold War is still in very much effect, in reality… and that would change anytime soon. The you're OK … I'm OK, We are the world concepts of the '90s is long gone.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2020 8:14 p.m. PST

Even in the 90's it was really just a dream. Tyrants still want to be tyrants and because they are bullies don't care about hurting others in the process.

Not that much difference between the world stage and a schoolyard. Most prefer peace and quiet but it only takes a very small group to foment trouble.

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