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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Why the North might want war

Many are asking what could North Korea possibly gain from an all-out war, a war that'd certainly lead to its own destruction. If North Korea really wants to provoke a war, it will be because of this:


(The Washington Post)

Their military equipment is at least fifty years old, nearing or way past its "best before" date. Soon it will be of little use and North Korea has absolutely no money (or anything for that matter) to obtain new equipment. And, with the Soviet Union long gone, they've got no real friends either. Combine this with the fact that the North Korean regime probably truly believes that the United States and South Korea are out to get them, just waiting for the right moment to invade, and you end up with a regime that believes it's running out of time. Either they set off what they believe to be inevitable now that they still have the initiative, or they wait and watch their (largely imaginary) military prowess decay and fade away, leaving behind a carcass of a country, to be consumed by the vulturous America and South Korea.

So yes, in the crazy, self-induced world the North Korean regime lives in, a war would make sense.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article fails so hard it's not even funny. They've been posturing since the 90's - every time they do, they receive aid in exchange for them shutting their mouths.

Once again, you fail.

July 19, 2013 7:55 AM  
Blogger MSandt said...

Dear anonymous troll, I'm well aware of the North's tendency to make noise in order to extract stuff from their sworn enemies.

July 21, 2013 12:36 AM  

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