I have become a AA. org addict so since I have 4 hours of time to kill.........
It is all a bluff by a leader who knows is time is running short. Everyone keeps forgetting South Korea is not the same army it was in 1950 and I for one will stand out on a ledge a state for the record South Korea could take nKorea without our help.
But if it does escallate any further we will be back at the Yalu in 4 months top!
On the arguement that South Korea may not back us b/c they want a unified country, the arguement that everyone seems to forget is this. The older generation would love to see loved ones left behind 50+ years ago but the younger generation has never known of a united Korea so they are really at odds. For those that have forgotten, when the Wall finally fell in Germany, West Germany took a beating absorbing all of the problems from East Germany. South Korea remembers this and despite all the talk they are in no hurry to untite just yet. The nKorean economy is worse than that possesed by the former East Germany, so could South Korea really survive uniting at this moment?
The plan is a gradual increase and the unitying of the road and railways is just the start. What is not mentioned in the news is the new city/town that is also being buit in the area to accept all the refugees from the north when the time comes.
Just a few bits of info to kill time.