posted on May, 11 2005 @ 01:29 PM
quote: I don't take North Korea as a serious threat to the mainland US, their missiles may have the range but I don't think their guidance systems
are that good
Guidance systems? We didn't have much when we put men into orbit in the 60's. And we're talking *nuclear* bombs here. Accuracy doesn't mean
squat-"close enough" will certainly ruin your day.
quote:and we are supposed to be the world leaders in anti-ballistic missile tech after all. We should be able to see them coming and take them
out in plenty of time.
What systems? the ones that have been shut down, research halted, restarted, mothballed, etc as each political party uses the program as a tool for
themselves or against their opponents? There is *no* reentry-phase or coast-phase defense system deployed or close to deployment. The ABL is only
good against cruise missile and conventional delivery systems. We're wide open, just like the ant-MAD and good liberals wanted when Reagan proposed
quote:The North Korean people are really innocents, they're completely shut off from the rest of the world and only get state fed propaganda, they
probably don't even know what's going on and they don't deserve to glow in the dark just because their leader is a madman.
Hell, the Arab world doesn't believe this or care when they go a'beheading. Nor will the NK people care when Hawaii or LA are a carcinogenic crater,
that there were innocents. Hell, I bet CNN and most Big Media will be sending NK an apology if we get nuked.
Tho to be honest, I think this is all about show. I can see NK lighting off their own warhead and trying to blame the US for it. The biggest reason to
be so loud and blatant about developing a weapon is to cause fear. And who would fear this most? Try a nation that's experienced it twice-Japan.
If Kim Jong-Il really wanted a nuke, he'd have tried to keep it quiet. There's smoke and mirrors, and the smoke stinks. Maybe just to keep the West
busy, so the heat is off Iran?