We are under estimating our enemy for several reasons…
1. The American military has been told that the initial firepower would be atrocious and severe (i.e. expect to die), but it wouldn’t last longer than a couple of days. Then the North would be low on artillery, rockets, etc.. and we would start decimating them with air power and artillery. So the only guys who life sucks for are those currently stationed in South Korea and the civillian population. Meaning: The war will be over soon after the first barrage of fire from the North. Not necessarily true.
2. Our media is not taking the threat seriously which hinders support from the everyday American. They need to educate the population on the history of the Forgotten War, the Armistice agreement, and the social and political aspects of the demarcated nations. If we are going to fight then tell us why we are fighting, and why its important for America to be involved.
3. Where is our President? Lead us. Where is the Commanding General for that Area of Operations? Tell us our military is prepared and ready to defend not just American interests, but the welfare of the South and North Koreans. Reassure us that our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and fellow Americans will be empowered to do there jobs, and to come home when the fight is won. Secretary of Defense? Does he even exist?
Those are my three reasons for why this war, if it happens, is going to be a complete shock to the American people. Our reaction will tell us a lot about the direction our country is heading.
Which leads to the following questions: What is nationalism? Is it alive? Is it a good thing? Is nationalism the same as patriotism? Can someone be patriotic without being a nationalist?
We are about to answer some questions that have not been asked since the McCarthy era.
- North Korea to Boost Artillery Production (novinite.com)
- Should We Take North Korea’s Tantrum Seriously (thesexypolitico.com)
- U.S. troops ‘would die’ in N. Korean onslaught (wnd.com)
- US acts to calm N Korea tension (standard.co.uk)
- Cross hairs (cnn.com)