Btw, the loudspeakers was South Korea's idea, this wasn't the US.
All I'm saying here is, think about it.. North Korea is a literal cult.. so you've got a crazy cult that's armed with nukes and they're already crazy and paranoid -- is it really a good idea to blast the loudspeakers at them?
I'm just saying it could push them over the edge, blasting the TRUTH at them and undermining the regime is actually serious business and could start a war -- whereas maybe a more appropriate response to the landmines would have been to just hit them back in an in-kind manner. If they injured 2 south korean soldiers, then the allies injure four of theirs.
But the loudspeakers.. that's shaking the foundations of the regime.. they're already nuts.. that could be dangerous.
Having said the above, if we DO have a problem with nk and have to go to war with them at some point -- then better sooner than later, BEFORE they get ballistic missiles that can reach us in the USA.
I dunno, the loudspeaker thing just seems off somehow. It's a bit like LOOKING for a fight, when we really do not want that.
Amy I wrong? What do you guys think?
The north koreans' complaint is that their loudpseaker propaganda only reaches 3 miles into SK, while the south koreans' loudspeaker propaganda can reach 12 miles.
But do we really want to have to fight a war in Korea, over loudspeaker propaganda? Maybe Koreans do, but that's actually not the United States interest. This issue is a bit like with China and the reefs -- we just need to be a bit cautious and taking into account what our interests are. Like, no, we don't want world war three over some stupid reef in the south china sea. But, we do want to check Chinese sphere expansion and also just defend our right to navigate international waters.
In Korea, we defend South Korea, but yet Americans aren't actually as worked up about things as what Koreans are -- no, we actually do not want to go to war over "loudspeakers" on the DMZ.