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North Korea Meeting with the South

Discussion in 'Geostrategic Issues' started by steve621, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. steve621

    steve621 New Member

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    I Think the North Korea meeting with the south was a huge mistake. I feel like they alienated their own ally (The U.S) and empowered the U.S. What do you guys think?
     
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    Talk is cheaper than the alternatives, the SK’s are well aware of the Kim dynasty BS as are their allies. That being said, painful choices down the road may be necessary.
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Why would SK alienate itself from the US? The talking between the two Koreas may just prevent a shooting war. If the US decides to unilaterally attack NK, then it could be accused of committing an act of wanton aggression. NK having nuclear weapons is not just cause for any unilateral attack by the US. It certainly wouldn't be sanctioned by the UN because both China and Russia would veto any such authorisation request in the Security Council. Things were less tense until Kim Jong Un and Trump decided to have a contest about who's dick was the biggest.
     
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    Feanor Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Fixed for accuracy.

    In all seriousness though, the Koreas talking directly might accomplish more then the US talking to the DPRK.
     
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    Blackshoe Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    Mostly because Moon Jae-In, the ROK President, is (probably) more than a little anti-American (though it may also be phrased that he's anti-anti North Korea more than he's really anti-American per se).

    IIRC, since the UN is already over there and still kinda/sorta/technically at war (and the North has repeatedly pulled out of the armistice agreement), there would not necessarily have to be a reauthorization from the UNSC if someone wanted go kinetic.
     
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    I fail to see how talks between both Koreas can cause any harm. Perhaps the solution for peace is for both to have talks without being pressured on by outside powers. The problem of course is what happens if talks fail to achieve anything in the near future. Outside powers will then claim that the North is just buying time and that other ways have to found to make the North 'behave'.