Why the lack of Internet and Social Media is so fucking dangerous in North Korea?

South and North Korea at night

South and North Korea at night

2012 may bring us a lot of tensions on Korean peninsula. This bothers me most as the vision of a conventional conflict with a nation totally cut off from the world is very disturbing. I would prefer a conflict with any other nation that has an Internet connection. I just don’t believe any nation is stupid enough to begin a conventional conflict if informed properly.

Think of Iran, it has an Internet infrastructure and social media were widely used to protest the voting results not so long ago. Even in todays very tense situation surrounding Iran, big military operation (=war but those idiots tend to call it differently) is very unlikely, maybe a few precision strikes just to show the US force.

War would be impossible due to both nations saturation with the Internet. People in both countries wouldn’t like to go to wars with each other. Lots of people from 2 hostile countries would probably start to connect to each other and together pressure their governments that they want peace. So if you’re some idiot from the Congress or the White House and you’re reading this: sorry guys it’s gonna be hard for you know to convince people to go to war. Naturally they are working to change that.

So… lets imagine what would happen when a tense situation occurred between US and a nation without the Internet. Ok, I know North Korea has something like an Internet but it’s so closed, controlled and hard to access that you can barely call it an intranet. And only the most loyal people to the regime have computers in this country. No social media etc.

So how are you going to contact such isolated society in case of a very tense situation a possibility of war? Well you have to send agents, propaganda etc. Today your agents usually spend more time on Facebook than on the field, so that would be difficult. But good old soldiers & tanks vs other soldiers & tanks war is not the issue here. Nuclear bomb is. And even if the whole North Korean nation would revolt and fight the government still there could be just one idiot in some bunker with the damn big, red button near him to ruin it all.

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