posted on May, 10 2014 @ 11:12 AM
a reply to: Now_Then
There is a small problem with that...though in the long run, it's not a bad strategy for other nations. North Korea just won't live through the day to
enjoy the results.
First, it would take a minimum of 3 warheads, going by U.S. and Soviet testing in the 50's for space/low earth orbit nuclear detonations. One of the
larger of these (and far beyond anything North Korea has shown the capability to make this far) knocked out some electronics and street lights in
Hawaii after detonation above Johnston Atoll, roughly 900 miles away. So, to work, at a min, you'd need a Western, Mid-Western and Eastern warhead.
Anything less? You have the worst possible outcome for an attacking nation, and what Japan learned in the 1940's. A wounded America is the worst
The other problem is....civilian systems would get zapped into barney rubble days. True. Military systems wouldn't. They've been designed to survive
near-miss strikes where they're outside a blast effect but inside the EMP wave from near ground detonations, let alone one in Space. So....while the
civilian population was literally clueless in the dark, the United States Military would be in full retaliatory mode, setting to the goal of erasing
Kim and everything remotely connected to him. Likely with NBC weapons and in ways only a Super power really can use them.
Whatever else people think of our Commander and Chief? I think he has an ego it takes a support vehicle to carry along behind and skin thin enough to
see through. In peace time, that's a real pain in the butt. In a sneak attack for war? His ruthlessness and viciousness would likely be one for world
history books going forward. That's my take.
edit on 10-5-2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)