OminousSpudd wrote:In all honesty I am most concerned about the very real threat of nuclear retaliation to SK cities. To think that US ABM is in any state to prevent a nuclear strike is completely naive.ATLASCUB wrote:
Hopefully nothing stupid happens. If a war breakouts, big IF because it's unlikely, but if the U.S does a limited strike with spillover effects it will once again show that the Russians and the Chinesse are completely inept, weak and unable to prevent the U.S from stirring shit up at their borders without relatively major consequences as the U.S resides a whole continent apart. When will they get a clue?
Like a young boy growing up.....lessons, lessons, lessons....
Hopefully nothing gets out of hand.
As for Russia, they couldn't care less. This is not their problem, and although it will be blatant aggression and completely illegal, there is nothing they can do to prevent it.
N. Korea will be safer under Chinese partition anyway.
Hey maybe a nuke will hit a US battlegroup, then everyone's happy.
A U.S battlegroup getting nuked in the ocean is replaceable. Just like their fleet in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not.
Point blank the Russians and the Chinese in another dimension would posture at the U.N and rally their allies (for diplomatic support) and completely blockade the Korean peninsula with their navies. The reason? The threat to their national security posed by a strike by the United States on a border state that could unleash nuclear war right at their borders. But there are NO BALLS to be found - that's is the sad truth.
Leaving this up to Chinesse soft-power is extremely risky. The only reason China and Russia find themselves in this situation is that neither of them have set a precedent that messing in their backyard will not be allowed under any pretext. The americans did make it very clear during the Cuban missile crisis. That's how superpowers behave.