So IF We Nuked N. Korea, Would Anyone Care?

As I write this, the USS Carl Vinson and its support ships are steaming toward the Korean peninsula. It’s in response to North Korea’s rather belligerent behavior recently. In case you haven’t been following the fat chipmunk and his crew over there, they have been testing nuclear weapons, firing missiles into the China Sea, and have been testing ballistic missiles that are capable of reaching the United States. Of course, Kim Jong Un hasn’t been shy about calling the US his worst enemy. In actuality, I don’t think if he was just leading his hermit country the way he wanted to, anybody in the world would give a rat’s rear end…but since he’s starting to rattle more than a few sabers, it does draw attention. Which begs the question:

 

Would anybody in the world mind if we just nuked the hell out of them?

 

I ask the question, not to invoke the typical response of the loss of human life, which of course, would be tragic. The North Korean people have been brain-washed for so long that they believe anything this family tells them. Or at least that’s the story you get coming out of North Korea. But I ask the question in a more political light. Would China really care? Would Russia? I know Iran would, because North Korea has been the ones that have been helping out immensely in their own nuclear program. I doubt the Chinese would mind as long as they got to replace Kim, because he’s been a pain in their backside ever since he took over. Russia probably wouldn’t complain too terribly much either. They’ve got other fish to fry in the Middle East right now, and they still have their sights set on getting the old “gang” back together unified under the USSR if you will.

 

So the question still stands, if a nuke went off in the middle of Pyongyang, would anybody hear it? The answer is probably not. Now, that’s not saying that they would care one way or the other, but the world probably wouldn’t give a hoot. After all, North Korea is just a hermit country that has a big mouth and a lot of starving people. To blow it up and start again, or at least do it in Pyongyang, may not be the worst thing in the world.

 

Of course, I would NEVER advocate the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike. I think it’s a terrible weapon, and should only be used as a last resort (unlike the US Senate who apparently LOVE using the nuclear options out there). But it’s an interesting discussion…and it’s one that the North Korean leader is actually bringing on himself. If he thinks he could actually destroy the United States, with whatever few missiles he’s developed, I think he’d be terribly mistaken. But that’s just my thought. And some days, my mind works in weird ways…must be all the clean, fresh desert air!

 

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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10 thoughts on “So IF We Nuked N. Korea, Would Anyone Care?

  1. A lot of what we hear is of a disaffected nation under an oppressive despot.
    Only there will be those who won’t be.
    That may include military leadership.
    So now you’ve got a major problem.
    “Chuck a few nukes in and everything will be rosy”, how naive.
    Nukes kill and maim both quickly and unfortunately for the world, slowly at times.

    So what’s the master plan to stop a long protracted conflict in the newly contaminated lands?
    Then there will be the refugee column from hell invading South Korea.
    Some of who will be glowing at night. The master plan for them is?
    As for the fallout products crossing international boundaries?

    Wise up people. Nukes are a losers weapon.
    The losers thereafter being those trying to stay alive after their deployment.

  2. With the impact of an EMP attack, only one or a few nukes are required. Then no electricity, Internet, cars, trucks, trains, fuel, food, water…. So yes, the NoK can attack with a few nukes. What I do not know is the yield required for an effective EMP, it might be quite high. It would be a good thing to have a active and effective anti ballistic missile system.

  3. Well Desert. It is nice to see others come forward and post. I thought I was the voice in the wilderness or in our case, the desert.

    I realize that your post was tongue in cheek, but aside from Stanley Kubrick, you can’t joke about nukes, especially the Insane Clown president. He is talking a pre-emptive strike against North Korea. I realize that as ignorant and uninformed president Clown is, nukes are not his first choice. Can he tell us what his policy is, if there is one? Same goes for the Middle East.

    I think it’s time for a quick history lesson on N North Korea. No I am not going to write 5000 words going back to inception, but rather since 2000. Back then North Korea was working on a nuclear program that was little more than a junior scientist set one would receive for Gothic Winter Fest. The United States then negoiates an agreement where we give them food, grain from the Midwest I believe in return they shut down their nuclear program. This was agreed to by Bad Haircut Boy’s father. Everything goes great until post 9/11 when Bush the Boob gives his first State of the Union and calls North Korea part of the Axis of Evil. Kim Kim un hears this and gives the Middle finger to Boobie Bush and fires up the program which brings us to today. Thing is that North Korea never threaten us.

    Just thought you would like some perspective. Facts are not biased.

    Not my minority elected illegimate president.

    RESIST!!!

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