This coming from ABC News bothers me. I’m not sure how or why, but it does.
Question, how many of you have confidence in the Obama administration handling whatever might happen with North Korea???
It is the North Koreans that should be nervous.
They are going to get a terrible reaction if an attack comes.
But I doubt they even know what is going on.
Hey Kim, bet you can’t hit DC with one of your rockets. Go ahead, I triple dog dare ya.
"Hey, it was just a test launch. We knew it wasn't a real threat."
Yeah. Sure. I'm pretty sure such a display of weakness would be devastating to our global prestige. I think there is a good chance of this happening.
Kabuki to get a military tech swap pact with China.
China would nuke Norlo if it shut down west coast port(s) for even a day
You will do NOTHING!
You WILL LOSE FACE while the whole world watches.
I hope it hits a liberal university!
So I was listening to Geraldo this week on a radio station in Deep-Blue territory. He was saying that, in the past, the Soviets knew that a full-up nuke exchange meant the end of the world...more or less, and so the Soviets (and the US) did was was needed to avoid that nightmare.
He then extended that to ‘lil Kim, and said that ‘lil thinks the same as the Soviets and therefore we have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO FEAR FROM HIM - he knows if he hits us, we will clobber him. So no need for missile defense.
He then talked about how much money we’re going to be saving by leaving Iraq and Afghanistan...and how TERRIBLE it would be squander those savings on new, expensive, military programs (like missile defense). He then said that the defense contractors are SALIVATING at the thought of all of these new programs starting up and implied (or said, don’t remember) how much he HATES our defense companies.
In other words, he has more fear and hatred of our defense contractors making money than he does of North Korea taking out US cities.
He likely speaks for most Democrat leaders. It is incredibly difficult for conservatives to understand just how much they HATE the military and large defense programs...but they showed the same thing through most of the Cold War...at least starting at Vietnam. There is no other conclusion...they wanted us to LOSE the Cold War, as they simply would not support ANYTHING that could have helped us win - luckily Reagan was able to hold them back, but it was not easy, and it meant that he had to let the rest of their agenda continue to progress (i.e., more welfare, more spending on “education”, housing, etc.).
Considering all of that, there is only ONE THING that could convince Geraldo, and thus most other Democrat leaders, that we live in a dangerous world: And that would be deaths of HUGE NUMBERS OF AMERICANS. I have friends on the West Coast...but it looks like the Dems are giving the NK’s no choice but to strike, so I just hope that they strike a Blue City (or state). They voted for this, and they can deal with the consequences.
Hmmmm....wondering if I should feel similar to the feelings during the Cuban Missile Crisis.....
Important note: liquid fuel is both extremely toxic and corrosive, so if not used immediately by the missile must be pumped back out within a day or two. Even then, it can only be pumped in a limited number of times before the tanks are effectively degraded.
Those who pump the fuel in or out have to wear close to spacesuits to do it, and even the slightest spark could be disastrous, to no conductive tools are permitted around the missile or fuel.
With NKor missiles, fueling them almost certainly means they are going to be launched.
The Russians (and probably the Chinese) came to realize MAD (mutual assured destruction) was not a real worry. Nuclear war is survivable. withe dollar in decline, American markets for cheap crap not what it used to be, what do they have to lose?
I’m not making a prediction but this could go very badly for us.
will the USA shoot it down?
I imagine China told Kim he is on his own.