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Re: North Korea - Miscalculation
ysk has it right. It is true that the Iraqi's had a
million man Army and a sophisticated air defense (sold
to them by the French). One reason we were able to
take down the Iraqi air defenses is the French shared
the plans for the air defense system with us. But the
Iraqis still shot down dozens of coalition planes.
Also, the Iraqis were stupid. All the Iraqi artillery
and their milion man army was no good to them because
Saddam was stupid enough to allow the US to build up a
500,000 man force outside of Iraqi artillery range and
then to pound them from the air for about 42 days
before the ground war commenced. The nK's are not that
stupid. If Bush tried to bomb their WMD sites or any
nK installations, the nK would fight back from the
outset. As a minimum they would use their artillery
to inflict as many casualties as possible on the US
and ROK forces. They also have missiles capable of
striking anywhere in South Korea and to hit Japan. If
we attacked anywhere in nK, I have no doubt
the nK's would employ these missiles. These are the
factors that will tie the President's hands.
And of course as ysk implies, the nK's may have
several nuclear weapons. That would be a real
--- ysk <email@example.com> wrote:
> The NK has Seoul and the US 2IN as hostages. As an
> American admiral stated, NK is like a scorpion - you
> can easily squashed it - BUT it may sting you dead
> before it dies.
> If Iraq had the means of killing millions of
> Israelis in a few hours, we would think twice about
> bombing Baghdad.
> BTW, I understand that some NK generals expect Bush
> to attack NK sites of WMD. Any credence to this?
> The Korean War isn't over yet, I suppose.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: LACarr@aol.com
> To: KOREAN-WAR-L@raven.cc.ku.edu
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2001 10:02 AM
> Subject: Re: North Korea - Miscalculation
> Didn't Iraq have all those defenses and did not do
> them much good. I have a
> feeling our power is so massive that we would
> overcome their defense. If (God
> forbid) We have to take care of any problem We
> will do what is called for any
> take the good with the bad. We now have a real
> president and He will not be
> intimidated by anyone.
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