Originally posted by zootm
Yeah, the thing with S. Korea is that if the North decide to invade, they're basically fucked. They have very little military might, whereas the North has lots.
I have a friend that spent a lot of time on the DMZ in Korea. This line is fully bristling with weapons on both sides. Basically both sides would be f*cked. It is probably the highest concentration of weaponry in the world.
Brian said it was weird to be on the DMZ, because most of the conflict with the North Koreans was limited to tossing rocks. If shit hit the fan, nobody was gonna have time to say goodbye. If a war broke out, a guy might have 10 seconds to say his prayers. Brians last duty was to destroy secure communications equipment and run like hell if possible
He thinks the threat of being evaporated made him weird. I agree
This is a bad, bad place. It's a leftover from the cold war, and it's just an accident looking for a place to happen.
If this comes to a showdown, it will be a nuclear war and because of that it's liable to be really short.
The hope here is China. China told NK not to test nukes. I think it wouldn't take a lot of brains to figure out that when China says something, it wasn't a suggestion.
China has a bad dog and I think it's just about ready to start booting.
I think the answer is that we get Walmart to buy North Korea. The koreans could use a few zillion smiley faces.