A war in Korea would shut down our economy in weeks Australia, an ally of South Korea's for almost 70 years and home to one of the largest expatriate South Korean communities on earth, has more skin in this game than most.
South Korea, which would bear the oakley sunglasses black friday full force of any North Korean retaliation in response to a unilateral American strike on its nuclear facilities, is our fourth largest trading partner. It took almost $20 billion worth of Australian goods, raw materials and services oakley split jacket in 2015 2016. While coal and iron ore, at $4.6 billion and $3 billion respectively, accounted for lion's share of our exports, Australian farmers sold Seoul more than $1.3 billion worth of beef. South Korea was Australia's second largest source of refined petroleum products, running a close second to Singapore, with sales of almost $5 billion. This country's now effectively non existent domestic refinery capacity and our dependence on diesel and petrol for our transport network was identified as a major national security issue as recently as last year. Any conflict in which South Korea's refineries were targeted and oil shipments through the South China oakley eyeglasses mens Sea and the Malacca and Singapore straits were threatened would shut down our economy in weeks. While this may sound far fetched, the reality is North Korea, thanks to its paranoid and unstable leadership, is a threat orders of magnitude greater than anything since the end of World War II. While Saddam may, or may not, have had chemical and biological weapons, North Korea has between 2,500 and 5,000 tonnes of them.
price oakley sunglasses The biological agents include anthrax, smallpox and the plague. While Iran is reportedly still working behind the scenes to acquire at least one viable nuclear bomb, Kim Jong un is understood to have at least 20.
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