The QiRanger Adventures

Stupid is as Stupid does…

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North Korea

Yesterday, I was culling through the news and I saw something that just made me sit back and reiterate how stupid North Korea’s leadership is. The Chosun Ilbo reported yesterday that North Korea’s military has been actively stocking bunkers along the DMZ in preparation to invade the South as late as 2007.

The report comes from a North Korean defector that is familiar with the practice. He asserts that there were more than 800 bunkers (of which 70% are fake) that could arm as many as 2,000 soldiers at each location. That’s an invasion force of over 480,000, which could mobilize easily at the border. Furthermore, the defector asserted that in addition to arms, the bunkers had South Korean Military uniforms to assist the troops into blending in once they cross the border.

Now the thought of almost a half-million enemy troops crossing the border all at once is quite alarming… until you remember that it’s North Korea. I saw that because their weapons are outdated and not as effective as the South’s. Furthermore, when you take into consideration that the South’s army has known about this for years (the invasion plan and that they still practice anti-invasion drills) and that the level of technology guarding the DMZ is far superior than the brute force of the North, one realizes how stupid of a plan this is.

Any bum-rush across the border would instantly be met with such a firestorm, that those troops would be cut to pieces. Now, I think the fighting would be intense and last for a while, but by no means would the North be able to sustain any kind of military action either, as the latest encounter showed. In my opinion, if the North tried to attack the South, a defeat would come relatively quick and result in a unified nation within six months.

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Written by Steve Miller

November 19, 2009 at 9:05 am

Posted in Korea, News

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  1. Anyone who feels that they’ve been ‘backed into a corner’ will make decisions that might not be reasonable to others. However, no one should be underestimated. Humans are capable of anything they put their mind to.

    Jo

    November 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    • You are very true about that. I do think that the Generals that report to “Dear Leader” may have second thoughts about launching an invasion, given the last 50 years history of engagements. In any case, I am very thankful for the protectors here. Not only because the keep me safe… but will keep you safe, too.

      Steve

      November 19, 2009 at 4:45 pm


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