Friday, May 21, 2010

Korea Advice

I'm inclined to agree with this- China should be encouraged to invade North Korea. North Korea's unprovoked attack on a South Korean naval ship is as blatant an act of war as anyone's ever seen and it is hard to see how North Korea will be dealt with in the long term without all out war.

It may be difficult to see what China gets out of it, but the DPRK must be destabilising. Perhaps a US withdrawal from the Korean peninsula and Japan would be a carrot to dangle in front of them in return for sorting out the North.


Matthew said...

How many deaths are likely though? Maybe the North would collapse, but if not presumably it's not as easy as it once was for the Chinese government to accept thousands or even tens of thousands?

Ross said...

I'm working on the assumption that the notion that the Chinese could pull the plug on DPRK is essentially accurate.