I agree about the conventional MAD. And it's not limited to Seoul. The risk is to the Korean ecomony as a whole. This is what gives the North the kind of flexibility they have with regard to limited aggressive or provocative actions. And yes, to strict of sanctions could provoke violence as well. In situations such as this compromise seems to be the way to long term solutions. War is a lose lose for both sides in this case I'm afraid.
I'd love nothing more than to crush the North into oblivion. However, I just don't see it as practical and I'm a big believer of not initiating conflicts you can't finish on favorable terms.
First of all, like warpig said earlier, SHUT THE FK UP about who is qualified and toss the personal nonsense. Learn to disagree. Did you notice Warpig and I disagree somewhat on a proper South Korean response? Well then you see that we stated our points and no one got called incompetent or anything else. Two people simply talking and agreeing to disagree. Try it. You are less likely to get kicked of the forums that way. You may even be able to get others to change their point of view if you stop being such and arrogant a$$. You have a well documented long list of errors that anyone can referrece so seriosly, chill. You are just another poster.
Now, with regard to Cheonan, the subject we should be talking about. I have stated the same theories as have the people connected with the investigations. I've endorsed no paticular caused or assigned blame to any nation yet. In fact I've urged from the beginning the same caution the public officials are urging now. While you may disagree with that approach, it is the way things are going. Moreover, there is ZERO evidence of any connection between alleged American incompetence or Chinese villiany associated with this. The only possible tangential relation to the Chinese is that it has been suggested that a Torpedo of their design may have caused this. Again, something I mentioned before when I said that not all NorK weapons exist in publicly available referrences and that it's possible that types of weapons may include new weapons or weapons originating from places other than North Korean to include South Korea. I also mentioned that this may have been an attack by a submarine as one of several possibilities. Something others questioned BTW.
With regard to X-37B. How you can say with a straight face that you debunked anything is truly amazing. I presented the source data fromt he manufacturer that shows that they considered it to be a possible weapons delivery platform. One that Ironically went into space right before testing of a Global Strike weapons I might add. The USAF has declared the payload of this mission to be classified. That means you either don't know or cannot speak with any authority about what this X-37B is testing or intended to test. Like ALL of the rest of us, YOU are speculating on what you think the X-37B is doing or capable of doing. That is a fact. So if you disagree, then fine. But then that's where you need to leave things. A simple disagreement and move on.
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