posted on Aug, 15 2017 @ 09:59 AM
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
I hate to bring Trump into it (Trump Trump Trump) but at the end of the day it'll be his call, he is an egotistical man and I can't help but think
he's being set up.
Either way it could end bad for him.
Say they're intercepted, as you said it could be seen as provocative and give the North reasoning to attack the south or US assets in the region
whether they be military or civilian.
If they're not intercepted, Kim wins this round and Trump ends up with egg on his face, I doubt that'll happen.
There's a few wildcard scenarios I can think of too, one is that Kim fully expects these missiles to be intercepted and they have been "booby-trapped"
with chemical weapons, I'm not sure on the science of this but let's say 100 or so pounds of VX nerve agent was released above Japan.
It's possible the North want them to shoot them down just to see how capable US missile defence measures are.
It's possible (though highly unlikely) that this is all just a show, North Korea gets to test the practicality of it's missiles and the US gets to
realtime test it's defensive measures.
All bar the last one would have Trump written into the history books as possibly the worst president ever, allowing his ego to threaten and
potentially destroy millions of lives.
Whatever happens, I don't think North Korea is stupid or crazy.