posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 03:57 PM
I know my 12 year old daughter is in more of a panic over the threat of Global Thermo-Nuclear War with either North Korea or Pakistan than I ever was
growing up as a child in Detroit during the Cold-War.
Thankfully, if Pakistan were to launch it's nukes, it would be at India first and foremost. Even despite recent provocations, the United States is
the least of Pakistan's worries.
North Korea on the other hand...
Kim Jong-il is under enough pressure and crazy enough to prove a point to the world to leave North Korea alone by firing a solitary missile. Betting
that the short-guy won't show he means it when he has the firepower is like betting on the white guy in a boxing match.
North Korea has a lot of animosity against Japan. However, choosing a solitary American target would give North Korea much more bargaining power at
the table (and a lot more cred for having the balls to rattle sabers with the US).
I believe that the Japanese report is credible because we are beefing up our own arsenal of Long-range Missiles in Hawaii as we speak.
All in all, however, is that all it takes is the detonation of one ICBM with a 35 Megaton warhead to ruin everyone's day on the entire planet from
the fallout and it's impact on the environment and weather alone. It is a scenario that no one will win, even if the US does not fire a Nuclear
retaliatory strike back and finds the resolve to just retaliate with Conventional bombs.
The Bay of Pigs really doesn't compare to what is going on right now. Maybe it shouldn't surprise me that my 12 year old is worrying so much over
the threat of Global Thermo-Nuclear War.