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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: ketsuko
And then they would blame Trump for not striking first. Guaranteed.
If a crowd sees a much larger stronger guy beating the crap out of some little guy who is screaming for help they all lynch the big guy. What they didn't see was the little guy kicking the big guy in the balls a few minutes earlier though and nobody believes or cares to hear about that part later.
It's not about Hitting Back. It's about hitting First. For what may seem to many as unjustified if NK didn't hit first. That's my point. That he's provoking Trump into doing something which will result in something negative for America.
Or he's using it as a way to show America as weak if they don't strike. Kim may see this as a win for him no matter what.
He's popular here on ATS and in some places sure. But not in America overall and not world wide either. Not even his own party is fully supporting him. If you think he's got the majority of people either in the US or the World behind him you're stuck in a bubble.
Aegis can also work with other missile defense systems -- such as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which is to be deployed in South Korea this year, or the Patriot missile defense.
But those systems have a more limited range, elevating the importance of Aegis ships, where they are, and how often they are deployed.
"I think the US needs to position its Aegis ships in the right part of the Sea of Japan to intercept a North Korean missile
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Anathros
I'm guessing that comment is toward me???
Try understanding what it is I'm actually saying here, as I don't hate America.
I'm talking about a very real situation that puts Trump and the American Image on the world stage in a bit of a pickle that we need to be careful of how we handle.
If I was against America I wouldn't care what happens to it.
Your bias is keeping you from simply grasping what I'm saying.
The way I write may be triggering you too though. I'm a cynic though so I can't help it. Just because I don't wear Stars and Stripes Pajamas and drive a Ford 250 with rebel flag doesn't mean I don't love my country.
originally posted by: 200Plus
Why do people assume a missile with a warhead has to LAND in order for retaliation to be warranted.
Arming, aim, and firing a missile at an American target is grounds for retaliation.
Take this "fight" scenario people use all the time. If someone swings at you, they don't have to hit you in order for you to defend yourself. All they have to do is swing.