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Is North Korea a nuclear threat?   Asia

Started 6/13/18 by OSarge (DD214_98); 54836 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

7/4/19

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

7/4/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Pyongyang accuses the United States of being more and more hell-bent on hostile acts against North Korea, despite the recent historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

We can hardly dispute that.

But still no answer to my question - how can Korea be reunified without bloodshed.

I propose that the solution is simple.

Koreans could be offered the chance of making KJU their head of state or Emperor - tasked to do these five things in perpetuity:

1) Know more people in the country than anyone else

2) Travel constantly for that purpose

3) Give up the right to express any personal political opinions whatsoever

4) Oversee the orderly handover of power from one elected leader to the next.

5) Only marry any (future) woman that all Koreans can approve

Now, I'll grant you that this transition would be extremely difficult for KJU to carry out - but he's young and personable and he'd be doing a valuable job for his country. I think it could work.

Its definitely a deal that Koreans could accept in exchange for peace - and it might give them a certain pride they've not been allowed for 100 years.

How would an independent Korea, at last free from occupation, deter aggression against itself (China across its only land border being by far the biggest threat)? I don't know - but China is not expansionist that we know of, only wants security within its own borders. A nationalist Korea with a benign head of state would not threaten it much.

bml00

From: bml00 

7/4/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Pyongyang accuses

Good Morning from a lovely Hot Israel , it has not yet got humid and Betty Swallocks has not yet flown in.

This is political ping pong - take away NK's nuclear weapons and what is on the table in exchange , the NK army is massive and it contains a massive clout but the US would if need be annihilate the army in days if push comes to shove , so for this detente to move ahead KJU has to know what is available for him to allow him to sustain his position and that of his immediate followers

This is NOT ABOUT REUNIFICATION that is not on the table this is about bringing North and South into a commercial alliance which maybe one day bring about unification as each side gains from the other

BM 

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

7/4/19

Note what I said - Korea could be re-unified peacefully, even with honour.

KJU might be unfit or unwilling or unacceptable as Emperor - it would after all be a very, very difficult transition for him to make.

Perhaps it would take millions of adoring subjects turning out for him at every opportunity in a triumphal tour of his unified country - I'm sure that would appeal to him rather a bit.

But even if I've been on a flight of fantasy (and what's wrong with that?) you cannot dispute that KJU could be pensioned off in stages - giving him all the earnings of the workers at the Kaesong Industrial Park, for instance, make it (and much bigger versions) his private fiefdom.

He could gradually but really quite easily detached from real power, along with all his cronies, while other Koreans, North and South, moved into the agencies of a united Korean government.

Peaceful and popular - and eminently obtainable.

The alternative, as must be obvious, is massive bloodshed.

bml00

From: bml00 

7/4/19

On another forum Berry has suggested that KJU could be made Emperor ...............................

I wonder at the end of this year when you are handing out prizes for the ANNUAL STUPID POST award if you can consider Berry's KJU for Emperor award , it ranks highly with some of his other splendid efforts at trying to think out of the box

BM

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

7/4/19

BerrySteph said:

1) Know more people in the country than anyone else 2) Travel constantly for that purpose 3) Give up the right to express any personal political opinions whatsoever 4) Oversee the orderly handover of power from one elected leader to the next. 5) Only marry any (future) woman that all Koreans can approve

I have no idea why you think any of these five things are necessary.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

7/4/19

I don't think KJU likes the idea that his people need to be saved by anyone - especially not from him.

The more they are kept in the dark and under a jackboot, the more power he has.

He will not give that up easily.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

7/4/19

BerrySteph said:

The alternative, as must be obvious, is massive bloodshed.

Actually that depends.  What if you just took out KJU?

The truly brainwashed would want vengeance, obviously, but he is overweight and could simply die of a heart attack...

His children are too young to take over, so that would depend on the generals.  Would they keep their power, or do what is best for their people?

It would all depend on the character of the man left in charge.

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7/5/19

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