US able to destroy N.Korea missiles: general

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  1. black eagle

    black eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    US able to destroy N.Korea missiles: general
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    WASHINGTON — The United States would be able to destroy North Korea's long-range missile capabilities if it decides they pose too great a threat, the top US general in South Korea said in an interview released Thursday.

    The comments come after US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, on a visit this week to North Korea's main ally China, warned that Pyongyang was expected to be able to hit the continental United States within five years.

    "What we have to be prepared to do is to be able to, number one, deter. But if deterrence doesn't work, be prepared to respond," General Walter Sharp, commander of the US forces in Korea, told the "PBS Newshour" on US public television.

    Asked if the United States could destroy North Korea missile sites if it chose to, Sharp said: "The alliance has that, that capability to be able to do that."

    North Korea has test-fired three intercontinental ballistic missiles, most recently in April 2009 when one flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific.

    Diplomacy with North Korea has been at a standstill, with the United States insisting that the communist state honor its previous commitments under six-nation talks to give up nuclear weapons.

    Tensions soared on the Korean peninsula in 2010, when North Korean forces were accused of torpedoing a South Korean vessel and shelling a civilian area.

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  3. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    They did not even know where Saddams WMDs and missiles where and they cant hit little rag heads in pakistan with drone strikes, how r they going target N.Koreas secret establishments? N.Korea will murder a lot of them before going down.
     
  4. Welcome

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    than why to wait.....go and bring democracy in N. Korea. you(american) is also responsible for democracy in Iraq and afghan.
     
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    That statement is an indirect warning to China to side with the US or remain neutral incase US and it's allies go to war against NK.
     
  6. amoy

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    the US is trying every way to demonize and suffocate our neighbor NK. don't forget there's a mutual assistance treaty btwn CN and NK valid till 2021 probably.

    China and Russia shall help the US, by flexing muscles with joint excercises on Yellow Sea and Japan Sea with NK so that the US can keep on telling SK and JP how important to retain the US's presence in W. Pacific and for them to stay under the US's umbrella, and to buy more arms from the US.
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    the US is trying every way to demonize and suffocate our neighbor NK. don't forget there's a mutual assistance treaty btwn CN and NK valid till 2021 probably.

    China and Russia shall help the US, by flexing muscles with joint excercises on Yellow Sea and Japan Sea with NK so that the US can keep on reminding SK and JP how important it is to retain the US's presence in W. Pacific and for SK and JP to stay under the US's umbrella, and to buy more arms from the US.
     
  8. jbond197

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    Did you ever thought of how yourneighbor NK is acting stupidly with your another neighbor SK? Open threats to SK of nuclear war indeed is a very peaceful act, I must say.

    Dream on!! You think because of some mutual assistance treaty you will be able to save NK, what a joke? Don't over estimate yourself!
     
  9. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    That's the problem you know. Your CCP has a funny way of differentiating neighbours: either have rabid, failed and terrorist states as pets or if that doesn't happen bully, meddle and irritate the others. And speaking of this neighbour the NK, it has been causing sleepless nights in the minds of their own fellow South Koreans who share everything with them except a deranged lunatic for leadership. Apart from this, Japanese who have reformed and have become peaceful are also needlessly getting their BP high because of this "treated" neighbour of yours.

    Mind you, your other unofficial neighbour (Pakistan) is another example of what I said in the first line.

    You mean North Koreans. BTW, unless you want to carefully take a look, you will only send Japanese into a frenzy of militarizing themselves up. The new Japanese government isn't so pacifist when considering that they are tired of US pushing around in the region. Heard about the recent military discussions between SK and Japan? It is the first in last 2 centuries. They are willing to put their past grudges and look forward to defending against a deranged lunatic who won't let anyone sleep in peace a.k.a North Korea. Lee Myung Bak is not a pacifist and neither is Naoto Kan. If both start militarizing, either one of them would be enough to trample NK without any US help.

    Why do you like supporting insane dictators against others and look through the prism of US? You say SK and Japan are acting for US and then Vietnam and we are acting on US. Do you seriously think that USA and you are the only 2 poles on this planet? This isn't Cold War II. And by the time you are ready for it with USA, many other poles including us will be up and hence is the concept of "Multipolar World''.

    Your premier and president always keep saying "peace and harmony" while your troops do just the opposite by ramming boats, breaching borders on bike joyrides and giving teeth to unstable maniacs. Is there a disconnect between CCP and PLA (AF and AN as well), or either of them are lying to the world? Because this is not diplomacy; it is backstabbing.
     
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    China to station troops in N. KoreaPublished: 15/01/2011 at 01:30 PM
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    China is in discussions with North Korea about stationing its troops in the isolated state for the first time since 1994, according to a South Korean newspaper.


    This file photo shows Chinese troops patrolling a snowy hillside on Shuangmu Mountain bordering North Korea, in late Nineties. China is in discussions with N.Korea about stationing its troops in the isolated state for the first time since 1994, according to a South Korean newspaper.
    The Chosun Ilbo newspaper quoted an anonymous official at the presidential Blue House as saying that Beijing and Pyongyang recently discussed details of stationing Chinese soldiers in the North's northeastern city of Rason.

    The official said the soldiers would protect Chinese port facilities, but the location also gives access to the Sea of Japan (East Sea), while a senior security official was quoted as saying it would allow China to intervene in case of North Korean instability.

    A spokeswoman for the Blue House said she had no information.

    "North Korea and China have discussed the issue of stationing a small number of Chinese troops to protect China-invested port facilities" in the Rason special economic zone, the unnamed official was quoted as saying.

    "The presence of Chinese troops is apparently to guard facilities and protect Chinese nationals."

    China reportedly gained rights in 2008 to use a pier at Rason, securing access to the Sea of Japan, as North Korea's dependence on Beijing continues to grow amid a nuclear stand-off with the United States and its allies.

    The last Chinese troops left the North in 1994, when China withdrew from the Military Armistice Commission that supervises the truce that ended the 1950-53 Korean war.

    Seoul's International Security Ambassador Nam Joo-Hong told the Chosun Ilbo that China could now send a large number of troops into the North in case of instability in the impoverished communist state.

    "The worst scenario China wants to avoid is a possibly chaotic situation in its northeastern provinces which might be created by massive inflows of North Korean refugees," Nam was quoted as saying.

    "Its troops stationed in Rason would facilitate China's intervention in case of contingencies in the North," he said.
     
  11. JayATL

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    can you pass that pipe you are smoking? you neighbor is looked upon as a joke . China has no intention to go into world war 3 over NK. NK is a big headache and a source of embarrassment for China, but strategically they have keep an alliance with that rogue nation because they share a border, and would like avoid a mass refugee flow into china. your neighbor makes china looks bad on the world stage and even the Chinese have said so in private talks with the US.
     
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    oh geez, always equating an apple with an orange. that's like saying since India can beat US in field hockey, hence the US won't lead in the next Olympic overall medal tally. or better yet, since India can't kill all terrorists = they can never win a war against Pakistan.
     
  13. amoy

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    your remarks read ridiculous.

    Do u know the difference btwn u and me?

    u are smoking the US's pipe, whereas I see this whole matter from a Chinese perspective.

    who is a rogue nation? does N. Korea bother India? if not, why do u call it rogue? whose embarrassment? SK / JP both have the US military presence for decades while NK doesnt have China's until today.


    Pathetic - as u don't formulate a view of yours being Indian but parrot Uncle's
     
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    Calm down people. North Korea is hated not because of how it treats other countries or its ever-rhetorical "threat" to world peace, but how it treats its own people.
     
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    I base my opinion from a US perspective? are you that void of news in communist china that you have no clue that NOT ONE SINGLE country besides CHINA supports NK? That perturbed child is a risk to the world with its passing of Nuclear technology to similar rogue nations, arms to anyone who will buy it, it's constant threat of nuclear attack, its constant threats to SK and japan and now the US. all of this affects India and the whole world. we have serious trade relationships with many of the countries it goes after.

    Shoot, NK's relationship of rogue , covert military exchanges with Pakistan affects India. You keep supporting the world's pariah nations China...!

    With daft people like you - no wonder why nobody in the developed world looks at china favorably. and we all saw the response from the world_ to that Nobel peace prize threat! keep smoking that pipe!
     
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  16. Tshering22

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    Man you are so obsessed with US aren't you? Seriously, get over the fact that you are not there yet. This is about North Korea and you here we are discussing.

    North Korea gave ballistic missile technology to our worst enemy that has shown aggression so many times. Do you think that doesn't affect us? How would it be that if we had some unique technology and we handed it to Taiwan? How would you feel? Angry against us, isn't it?

    Personally, I don't care about NK. But they helped our enemy and hence it is our interest. Also NK forms your other rogue arm just like Pakistan which again makes a sense for us to understand what JAPAN and South Korea (NOT USA) are feeling.


    LOL! You need to stop thinking of yourself as a US alternative. True you are ahead of us, but doesn't mean you are at par with Americans. Just because US got warm with us, you people are complaining that we are US puppets. India has been the most aggressively independent country even during Cold War when we were really dependent on USSR but still never let it trample us like how USA abused Pakistan.

    You think we would be puppet of anybody right now? :D THINK.
     
  17. captonjohn

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    You can't defend NK's action against SK which seen by world few days back. Any small nation like NK can't have such military power and long range missiles without support from china as they don't have enough money to R&D for it. NK can't go aggressively until he is sure that china will help him in any way. So who is actually demonizing neighbors? China passing military technology to pakistan, grabbing land from Kazakhstan, claiming Indian region, issuing stapled visas to Kashmir & now arunanchal, building military & naval base around Indian neighbor countries NOW tell me who is demonizing???

    See yourself first and then point on others.
     

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