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North Korea: A Bastard State

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Everyone that reads my articles knows that I abhor war in all its forms. Then again, anyone that has kept up with me knows that I have a particular dislike for the nation of North Korea. In my articles I have stressed over and over that it's not Iran, Afghanistan or Iraq that the U.S. should be worried about, it's North Korea. This situation that we find ourselves in that part of Asia is our entire fault. We could have helped South Korea become a viable threat to North Korea instead of turning it into a "proxy State" that not only does the bidding of the U.S., but relies on the U.S. Military. We should have made them self-sufficient.

This is all water under the bridge. What we are facing now is a military dictatorship that holds power through its military and its military posture. What most Americans don't realize is that Seoul, a city of 10.3 million people, is in direct range of thousands of artillery pieces that are lodged in the mountains of North Korea. When I was in South Korea, we used to look through our telescopes and watch them roll out the howitzers on rails.

There are about 100,000 American servicemen and their families in the vicinity of Seoul.   If a war was to erupt this week, they would be incinerated if the North Koreans used incendiary shells in their artillery. This isn't conjecture, its fact. I spent almost five years in the country, used to speak the language, and have studied everything that has come out regarding the two countries. There isn't much that I don't know about the Korean peninsula.

The older people in Korea remember the war. The younger people don't, so, of course, since the shelling of the island of Yeonpyeong is a call to arms for them. What a shame that they don't realize what they are getting themselves into.

The leader of North Korea regards the war games of South Korea and the United States as an act of war. Our government should take this threat most seriously. The Joint Chiefs of Staff should already have every launcher capable of firing a nuclear missile targeted. Not only that, we should have every aircraft capable of carrying bunker buster bombs on standby to launch an attack on the artillery pieces overlooking Seoul, If we don't have these resources in place than shame on us. It's easy to launch a war against a nation that can't fight back, but this time I can promise that North Korea is not such a nation.

Sometimes a preemptive war is justified. In the case of North Korea, I can't think of anything that would more justify a premptive strike.   They are not going to listen to reason. Reason is not their strong suit. If Obama wants to be a war President, let him ponder the options of dealing with North Korea. These war games that are scheduled for tomorrow will be considered an act of war by the ruling junta. If it's war they desire, let's make sure we are the ones that strike first. I don't wish to see 10.3 million people perish because of principle. With North Korea, principle is not a word in their dictionary. I've been there and I've seen it. I know what how the cards will play out.

Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors). Tim's political book, "From (more...)
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Preemptive war is NEVER acceptable. America is the... by Ty on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:06:26 AM
North Korea isn't a "victim" here. This is totally... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:55:41 AM
The US war games are fomenting N. Korea. That's wh... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 9:12:13 AM
True, we are playing into their hands and the Sout... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 12:17:24 PM
You wrote, "unless something "miraclous" happens l... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 12:29:24 PM
If all indications are that North Korea is going t... by Timothy Gatto on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 3:54:13 PM
No, no war should be started. No, no provocations ... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:16:57 AM
As the US population starts to realize Iraq and Af... by liberalsrock on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:24:00 AM
As McArthur demonstrated, you can't invade N. Kore... by Arthur M. Howard-(Scotoni) on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 12:41:09 PM
I live on one of the Aleutian islands of Alaska an... by MadAngel on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 1:47:00 PM
recommendation. The US would have to contend with ... by Archie on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 3:17:09 PM
North Korea is a horrible tyranny. That part of th... by Bill Samuel on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 3:23:36 PM
Dead would be more than a metaphor if the US attac... by W Lorraine Watkins on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 3:49:50 PM
"To initiate a war of aggression," said the judges... by Marika on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 3:56:44 PM
Is that, those who have actually been to (and live... by Kathy Brownley on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 4:05:15 PM
you don't know nothin.... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 4:51:51 PM
North Korea, the world's only Communist Monarchy, ... by Richard Scott on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 7:49:30 PM
Now, whose fault is that? Oh, you might say, well... by Scott Baker on Sunday, Nov 28, 2010 at 8:47:29 PM
then you probably think that the US is a Democracy... by Kathy Brownley on Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 12:28:09 AM
The "ideal communist" state babble. Those that sta... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:13:09 AM
You want the US to go into ANOTHER war? Aren't the... by Marta B on Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:22:15 AM