A general view shows part of central Seoul March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
“These perfectly positioned offensive artillery firing positions are virtually impenetrable, extremely difficult to take out by counterfire.”
Burrowed into hard granite mountain faces and protected behind blast doors, 15,000 North Korean cannons and rocket launchers are aimed at the glass skyscrapers, traffic-choked highways and blocks of apartment buildings 35 miles away in Seoul ― and the U.S. military bases beyond.
In a matter of minutes, these heavy, low-tech weapons could begin the destruction of the South Korean capital with blizzards of glass shards, collapsed buildings and massive casualties that would decimate this vibrant U.S. ally and send shock waves through the global economy.
Unlike the undefended Syrian airfield struck by U.S. tomahawk missiles or the Afghan caves destroyed this month by the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used by the U.S. military, U.S. air attacks can’t quickly or easily destroy North Korean guns.
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WNU Editor: I have been to Seoul many times. A huge city with +20 million residents .... and within range of North Korean artillery and rockets. A few hours of bombardment will be more than enough to destroy the city and inflict casualties in the tens of thousands .... and everyone knows this. The map below gives an idea on what is the range for North Korean artillery on targets in South Korea.
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