Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Could Get Interesting, and Not in a Good Way

The South Koreans are openly talking about retaliating against North Korea for the sinking of the RKS Cheonan.
Defense Minister Kim Tae-yung on Sunday threatened North Korea with retaliation if it is found to have been behind the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan on March 26. "Retaliation -- whatever form it takes -- must be done," Kim said on KBS TV. The possibility of a vicious cycle of retaliation "must clearly be considered," he said.
It is not too off the mark to state that the North Koreans are batshit crazy. I also suspect that in any sort of military exchange, North Korea has less to lose. A conflict won't do any good to the South's economy, while the North is about as poor as they can get. The North Korean Army could fire off a bunch of shells from their emplaced artillery and wreak havoc in Seoul, which is within artillery range.

Or the North could just rip open the border fence and do a Mariel Boatlift type of influx into the South. It could get very interesting.

(H/T)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The DPRK has absolutely nothing to lose, and that makes them very dangerous.

BadTux said...

BTW, there is not a single border fence -- there's a big no man's land between the NK and SK border fences -- and the land inbetween the two fences is heavily mined by both sides other than certain narrow routes well demarcated but easily blocked by either side. A Mariel Boatlift scenario isn't likely short of a complete collapse of the NK regime, at which point it's likely to really *be* a boatlift scenario...

- Badtux the Border Penguin