A North Korean soldier who crossed 4 km of heavily armed border when he defected on Oct. 2 had to go to some trouble to draw attention to himself. Initial reports said that South Korean soldiers were oblivious until he knocked on the door of barracks, but in fact he had already knocked on the door of a guard post, to no avail.
playerone01 i agree with you,as i keep saying didn,t they go into vietnam thinking the same thing it would be a walk over?when u have a army committed to the cause then may not be as easy as u think.
Originally posted by PLAYERONE01
Originally posted by Druscilla
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 nations.
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.
Hmmm interesting, I applaud you for giving us a demonstration so early on Druscilla of the arrogance I was explaining. lol, amazing. its around 7000-8000 klms from the northern most part of North Korea to say Seattle and maybe L.A. but hey we dont really know what they have in store, but as long as your bullet proof ego's keep you going, it will make great TV if it all goes down.
BTW, your still in the middle east fighting goat farmers, this guy has a real army.
Originally posted by PLAYERONE01
I don't get this attitude, do Americans feel that they are shielded some how from North Korea's Nuclear and bio/chemical weapons, that they inferior and dilapidated so bad that they cannot possibly hit American soil.
Well I hate to brake it to you people but that is the effect of decades of propaganda and brainwashing,
The old saying that the "deadliest bullet is the one that hits you" rings true in this situation, when NK launches which I have no doubt that they will in the near future, they will be wiped out, KJU knows this, but which American city is the American government going to sacrifice, because if at least one missile strikes true and hits the mainland USA, then as far as they are concerned, its a victory not only for them but every radical regime out there.
So how many Americans are prepared to be Nuked or Chem' bombed to wipe out North Korea?
This source gives some kind of a rundown on what they have, but unless they have a spy of their own in there we cant be complacent.
High-altitude nuclear blasts produce significantly different effects. In the lower reaches of vacuous space, the resulting fireball grows much larger and faster than it does near the ground, and the radiation it emits travels much farther. The strong EMP that results has several components, according to Papadopoulos. In the first few tens of nanoseconds, about a tenth of a percent of the weapon yield appears as powerful gamma rays with energies of one to three mega-electron volts (MeV, a unit of electromagnetic energy). The gamma rays rain down into the atmosphere and collide with air molecules, depositing their energy to produce huge quantities of positive ions and recoil electrons (also known as Compton electrons). The impacts create MeV-energy Compton electrons that then accelerate and spiral along the earth’s magnetic field lines. The resulting transient electric fields and currents that arise generate electromagnetic emissions in the radio-frequency range of 15 to 250 megahertz (MHz, or one million cycles per second). This high-altitude EMP occurs between 30 and 50 kilometers above the earth’s surface. The size of the emitting region depends on the altitude and yield of the nuclear burst. For a one-megaton explosion at 200 kilometers in altitude, the diameter is about 600 kilometers, Papadopoulos states. The high-altitude EMP can create electric potentials that can exceed 1,000 volts–enough to cripple any sensitive electrical infrastructure on the ground that is within direct line of sight.
Originally posted by eriktheawful
reply to post by TheLieWeLive
Being an electrical engineer, and having served in the US Navy on weapons systems, I'm here to tell you:
It will not destroy our infrastructure or shut us all down. Period.
You NEED more than one device. We are a large country.
I'm also finding it rather silly that you think NK has that technology available to them at this time.
It's good to be a bit paranoid. Then there's going a bit overboard.......