Skip to comments.Pyongyang's missiles right on target
Posted on 07/10/2006 9:04:55 PM PDT by sageb1
Pyongyang's missiles right on target By Donald Kirk
LONDON - The search for a face-saving way out of the latest version of the Korean missile crisis leaves the United States with fast-diminishing options and risky alternatives.
Go along with one-on-one talks, as demanded by North Korea and advocated by The New York Times and voices from the Bill Clinton administration, and the US plunges into lengthy, fitful palaver that has little chance of going anywhere.
Hold fast for a call for sanctions by the United Nations, and the US may go through the embarrassment of vetoes by China and Russia - and little if any real support from its "ally", South Korea.
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You think we can? I'd like to hope so, but we seem to be getting mixed signals from the talking heads.
I think I heard that we have 11 and we could do 5 or 6 from Col. David Hunt today.
The UN is a waste of time.
The last time the U.N. did anything productive was the Korean War. And that ended in a stalemate and is still a problem for them.
I'm quite confident that we can take out any long range missile that is headed in our general direction AND manages to get out of the atmosphere. I don't think we have a reliable boost-phase antimissile capability.
This is a defining moment for South Korea. If they fail to stand firmly with us we should immediately withdraw all US military personnel from South Korea. The last time we hinted at that they sh*t themselves.
They forgot about the rook: Japan.
I have never heard anything like the language coming out of the Japanese Foreign Ministry the past week, and I doubt anyone else has since before 1945.
Well, according to the second statement it looks like that the UN is "0-fer its existence".
The headline is metaphorical, referring to a political target rather than a physical target. In fact, most of their missiles landed outside of the triangular cordon area which was the intended target. Their accuracy is very poor.
No doubt about that. Not only do I not trust them, they are working against us with absolutely no shame.
At this point, the answer is "maybe". But those in the know aren't going to be saying so just yet. How long was it between the first Stealth Bomber scuttle and the final announcement that we had them and they worked REAL well?
The geometry doesn't let us intercept missiles on the way up. Missiles on the way down that land far away from the defense missile launch site.
For example, missile sites in Alaska and California don't help much against missiles launched at Pago Pago.
I think it's high time we pull our troops from S Korea whatever the outcome of these threats, talks, negotiations. We can tell S. Korea that we will not allow one million N. Koreas to over run them but we are not going to allow 37k US troops be held hostage over this bs. Once our troops are out, a big deterrent on our part has been removed. S. Korea can start squawking about it to the international community in a way they never have with our troops in harms way.
I have a cousin there. USAF.
Amen to that. That speech was just amazing.
"Once our troops are out, a big deterrent on our part has been removed."
Actually, removing our troops would free our hands in dealing with South Korea. The reason we can't consider hitting the PDRK now is the fear that they will destroy Seoul immediately. If the South Koreans kick us out over this issue, we can do what we want without worrying about the blow back to our former "ally."
A rearming Japan will cause fear not just in Pyongyang and Beijing, but Seoul and Moscow too. If those dopes refuse to back us over this issue, we can simply help Tokyo rearm, threaten Pyongyang with nuclear Armageddon, and sit back and watch the Chinese, Russkies and ROCs try to deal with the situation on their own.
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