Seems war is likely, but not (at first) between China and Japan, but between North Korea and X.
New sanctions drawn by the U. N. have prompted a reply from North Korea in which they explicitly state that they will put an end to the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean war. Which is North Korean for “We will attack someone.” Since the cease-fire was between North Korea and the United Nations, it is not clear who exactly they will attack, but likely candidates are South Korea, Japan, and…
North Korea believes they are still actually in a state of war, claiming that the treaty was not a peace treaty but an armistice.
Their threats have done nothing against the sanction, which is expected to take effect this week. If the sanction is “matter-of-fact” and if North Korea’s threats are “matter-of-fact”, then going to war is “matter-of-fact”.
It was previously asked what Korth Korea would gain by going to war.
Apparently their 30-year-old leader seems to think there is something, but most likely he is simply put into an impossible situation.
They see Westerners as bullies and strongly want to appose them if for nothing other than martyrdom. If he is to maintain the (misguided) respect of his country he has to stand up against America. It is not likely that he considers any possible chance of winning any war, but his original plan to gain the respect of his people has backfired.
His original stance was to gain the respect of his minions by defying the United Nations and proceeding with military upgrades and nuclear weapons studies.
Unfortunately, once you start doing that as a means of gaining respect from your people, you have absolutely no choice but to keep going until war eventually breaks out and your country is destroyed. Expecting the United Nations to bend and suddenly give you a free pass is simply not realistic.
The people do not like America and he played on that without thinking far enough ahead due to his lack of experience and young age.
My opinion: It is about time, and still too little.
I am tired of sanctions and “if you ignore us again”. They will ignore you again. Get a clue. They don’t even have a choice anymore, as any backing down would undo all his hard work to get the respect of his “people”.
I am glad these are the toughest sanctions ever put into place, but:
#1: They should be tougher. As in complete full 100% sanctioning. Not reducing medical aid and food to 50% or 20% of normal, but 0% of normal.
#2: And it should have been done in the last sanctions so that this time would be military action instead of more sanctions.
It is time to put an end to North Korea.
I have actually dated someone from North Korea (who wanted me to go to North Korea) and I do not say this out of prejudice for the people but rather for love.
Look at the difference between South Korea who are thriving and happy and North Korea who are starving and delusional. It is time to set them free and show them what it means to have freedom, money, and even food. Not to be forced to live inside their own little snowglobe but to be free to slowly and quietly invade and take over Japanese media.
A war with North Korea is economically viable as it would be one of the shortest wars in history. They would not be backed by a single country in this instance.
In fact it would actually be a good thing in the long-run as once Korea is re-united it would mean the same number of allies for America, but one that is bigger and more profitable.
So let’s just hurry it up, for the sake of the people.
Edited by L. Spiro, 05 March 2013 - 05:37 PM.