Junkyard - Member
South Korea cares about its people, the North doesn't.
So if anything was to happen it'd be the North firmly starting it.
The South would definitely win but the biggest loser would be the South.
even for you hora this is a mish mash of contradictions and incositencies- the winner is the biggest loser
I think he means SK/US would win the war but at a very high price.
The threat has to be taken seriously, however I think it is more likely that China will step in and slap them down, rather than sit back and watch it turn into a full-on ground war in their parish.
No senior Chinese diplomat has been to Pyongyang (sp?) since November.
Just as a hypothetical, if NK did launch a short-range nuclear missile at Seoul, how would the US react?
They can't do nothing, a ground invasion would surely follow, probably within days.
If they send a large conventional force to invade the north that could be met with a similar response (a similar weapon could do a lot of damage to a naval fleet) The loss of so many troops wouldn't play well at home.
They can't really retaliate with a nuclear attack, the NK civilian casualties wouldn't go down well with the US public, and the wider world public.
Can they topple (assisinate?) the leadership. How? Should they do this before NK attack, is that legal?