Technically, a state of war exists in Korea (it is only a ceasefire we have). The question is, what does all this rhetoric accomplish? North Korea has historically provoked the South after every South Korean presidential change; I view this as a continuation of that pattern, ramped up to a ridiculous fever pitch by a mere child trying to lead a country on the brink of starvation. The biggest risk is miscalculation by Kim Jong Un. He is inexperienced and not as bright as the needs of his country demand, so we wait to see if he lights the fuse of his own funeral pyre.
They have been sending threats and gearing up for war, but all out war is unlikely, they want to be recognized as a strong nation. But if a war were to break out, yes, the U.S. would intervene. The Republic of Korea (SK) is our ally, we have told North Korea that we will stand by our allies if something were to happen. But no, they wont nuke us, they do not have a single nuclear warhead, and are years away from making one.
I doubt we'll do anything about it. The president probably will choose to hope that North Korea will see us as a peaceful country and not attack us, when in reality we are a foolish country who won't defend ourselves, after all, the gov. is taking away our guns and gun rights, we will obviously be defenseless when the time comes.
Who know the man is a nut,, of course we'll get involved, there's no choice since we're the target. Could he launch a nuke, yes. Will he, I highly doubt it. On a good note, only Hawaii & the west coast need to worry, they can't get any further
If they wanted to start a nuclear war with the U.S., North Korea would have already tried.
Right now they are making several empty threats, moving things around, and releasing all of their top secret war plans to the world... acting like children. It's South Korea, and other small countries that are at risk.
This reminds me to the video game "Front" where North Korea has won the war and has occupied the US. Although is highly unlikely if not impossible for this to happen, North Korea does have the technology to have missiles that reach all the way to the US pacific coast thanks to the black market and through illegal trading between North Korea and Middle eastern terrorist. However, I will doubt that the US would just sit there and do nothing. We have already sent missile destroyer ships to south Korea. North Korea's leader is foolish to think that he can do whatever they please.
My thought is that North Korea's current leader, like his father, is an egomaniac. He wants glory and admiration from the world but North Korea just isn't that important politically in the world today. So he struts and shouts and threatens things he can't possibly achieve like a two year old who demands attention by stamping his feet and shouting whatever words he can think of. My two year old used to tell me he was going to blow my house down (as in The Three Little Pigs) because that's all he could think of. Kim Jung-on knows more words, but they're just about as empty. I worry about him right after I worry about the Moon falling.
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ya they do want to start a war but a war only starts if the opponent starts and I dont think that north korea will because right now we have a stronger and bigger military than they do and i am pretty sure they know that...
I am repeating myself: The threat of war is clear. Actual war is possible. However the major concern should be not the Supreme Leader of North Korea, his generals know a war would or could eliminate North Korea forever. The danger is the person who actually has their finger on the button / trigger. That holds true for both sides. The leader of South Korea has given all units the authority to defend themselves if attacked without seeking permission from higher headquarters. One young nervous scared solder on either side could start a WWIII.
40dawg said that North Korea is alone, and the US have France and Britain on their side. Well, they may have. Though these alliances does not actually cover a war in North Korea. And then, North Korea is not really alone.
China is allied with North Korea against a war with South Korea and the US. That alliance was what made us unable to win the first time over. And China has mobilized many troops and jets in the area lately. The question remains: are they doing this because they want to be ready to go to war for North Korea, or to be ready to manage the expected millions of refugees that will come from North Korea in case of war? Or is it just another planned exercise that happens to coincide in time and place with these event?