Skip to comments.Alaskans concerned about North Korea's missiles
Posted on 06/06/2009 1:31:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Alaskans are concerned over the prospect that North Korea is getting ready to test a long-range missile that could reach strategic targets in their home state.
And they're not buying Defense Secretary Robert Gates' assertion during a visit this past week to one of Alaska's many military installations that the missile is not a threat to the United States.
"I think we would definitely be a target because of the oil and the military," said Dale Walberg, owner of a small greenhouse business in Eagle River. "They are just so secretive. What do we really know?"
Alaska's two largest cities, Anchorage and Fairbanks, have both Air Force and Army bases. There's also Fort Greely, home of the Missile Defense Complex. The U.S. plans to store 26 ground-based missile interceptors in silos at the base, about 100 miles south of Fairbanks.
Other high-profile potential targets would include Prudhoe Bay, the nation's largest oil field, or Valdez, the terminus of the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline.
Bert Cottle, mayor of Valdez, where 16 percent of the nation's domestic oil production is loaded onto tankers for delivery to the West Coast, said he checked with two military leaders in Alaska to get their take on the developing missile situation and was told everything is status quo.
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, sent a letter to Gates urging him to reconsider a decision to not complete construction of a second missile defense field at Greely and to place a cap on F-22 fighters at Elmendorf Air Force Base.
"We are sending the wrong message to our enemies by stopping the placement of these interceptors," Young's letter said. "While 30 interceptors may be enough to counter the current threat from North Korea, it is clear that it will not be enough in the future."
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While I highly doubt a direct strike would be possible, an EMP would be very easy to pull off.
Don’t worry, Sec of State Hellary is promoting worldwide gay rights. Feel safer yet?
Try to keep the oil and gas safe, but do whatever is necessary to make SURE Sarah stays safe. Prioritize, you know?
Why doesnt governor Palin (because I doubt Obama will do anything about it..!) authorize under her role as CiC of the AK National Guard/State Militia to build AKs own missle defence-shield?? I would..
Ha ha! I love it! You have to be able to laugh when things get this bad.
We are the largest lower 48 city within range of their Taepo Dong's [obscene name] and yet I haven't seen an article or TV report in the local MSM mentioning that fact.
Alaska need to seceed from the union NOW! They are in grave danger. The America hating U.S. Presdient will do nothing to protect them. The mus seceed and take up their own defenses.
Time for Alaska to make a pre-emptive strike on North Korea’s missile and nuclear facilities.
In which case N.Korea would get a serious nasty letter of protest by this baboso obambi to the U.N.
Not if you open up their vast natural resources.
I want to see her be POTUS eventually, but just remember gentleman.... she’s taken....
Bristol’s available though, at last check...
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