posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 04:55 AM
It's a long way from NK to US.
Any missile headed toward the US would need run a gauntlet of missile defense systems.
NK could certainly try to slow boat a launcher into short range from international waters. but, even then, there'd be time for intercept.
Sure, there's the whole conspiracy theory favorite buzz-word "false flag" to consider, as far as some ordinance slipping through the defense net,
but, this happening is far more likely with a more conveniently sacrificial target that isn't necessarily so close to home.
It'd be foolish for NK to fire any nukes at anyone. It'd be immediate suicide. No one would need respond with nukes in return either.
Conventional arms would be enough, and in the end, NK would be dissolved as a non-nation, divided up between China and South Korea with reparations in
store for anyone accruing damage from the mess.
NK would be committing suicide if it simply tired conventional warfare.
So long as it held nukes in reserve, it might be able to deescalate a losing position, through bargaining, but, even then, little Kimmy could kiss
whatever lifestyle he's use to goodbye in exchange for spider holes until he eventually gets got.
NK is making noise, like they always do, and their noise serves as being useful idiots.
So long as they're making noise, US/UN can justifiably move assets all over the planet that would otherwise raise eyebrows and concern among other
No matter what NK says or does at this point, it's going to, and already is benefiting the US.
NK has already lost.
Their best move in this political theater is to shut up, close the windows, lock the doors, and curl into a tight little ball until everyone forgets
about them in the face of some other world event.