Skip to comments.Any NKorean attack would be sudden but futile: US general
Posted on 07/15/2009 12:24:23 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
A senior US military officer said Tuesday that any North Korean attack on South Korea would be sudden and "extremely destructive", but would ultimately fail. Major General Johnny A. Weida, outgoing deputy chief of staff for the US Forces Korea, also said such an attack is highly unlikely because it would spell the end of Kim Jong-Il's regime.
More than two-thirds of the North's forces are within 90 km (56 miles) of the border with South Korea, Weida said.
"They could attack, if they were so inclined, with very little notice," he told a group of civilians touring the Demilitarised Zone on the frontier.
The US stations 28,500 troops to support South Korea's 655,000-strong military against the North.
"It is our assessment that, because of their failing economy and limited support from traditional allies like Russia and China, they could not sustain a major offensive like they did in the first Korean War," Weida said.
His comments were reported by Yonhap news agency and confirmed by a US military spokesman.
The communist North in May lashed out at South Korea's decision to join a US-led anti-proliferation initiative as tantamount to a declaration of war, and threatened an attack if any of its ships are stopped.
Leaders of its 1.2-million-strong military declared themselves no longer bound by the armistice which ended the 1950-53 war on the peninsula.
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Seoul would be toast, but eventually the DPRK would be destroyed.
Does L’il Kim, ill as he is, want to go out with a big Gotterdammerung?
I think so. Dictators like him rather destroy everything and leave nothing for the people(scorched earth)after they are gone.
If I am correct, John Barleycorn is an old English folk song.
There was three men came out of the west,
Their fortunes for to try,
And these three men made a solemn vow,
John Barleycorn should die.
They ploughed, they sowed, they harrowed him in,
Throwed clods upon his head,
And these three man made a solemn vow,
John Barleycorn was dead.
Here’s little Sir John in a nut-brown bowl,
And brandy in a glass;
And little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl
Proved the stronger man at last.
I keep on forgetting that is also a title of a “Traffic” album. My favorite song “Glad” comes out from that album
Stand by for “demonstration” missiles in ...3, 2, 1...
Albumn title by Traffic as well .
Love that album as well. I went to see them at William & Mary in early 70’s. They made some awesome music.
You actually ‘ remember ‘ ? I saw them somewhere, but really don’t remember where . Good ole college days . $300.00/semester
“Stevie Winwood a say Missah Kim runatic. I no runatic”
“Good ole college days . $300.00/semester”
I paid $1250.00 Now it’s 12,500. LOL!
I would give anything to see a Traffic reunion.
Tuition for my first semester at Old Dominion was $185. I have no idea what it is today.
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