B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2767 posts, RR: 7 Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4608 times:
How long does it take to build a fallout shelter??
Let's face it, the leader of N. Korea is a total nutjob. While the rest of the world is trying to figure out how to live in a world w/o nuclear weapons, N. Korea wants to launch something towards the only country that actually used a nuclear weapon during a war. Talking about stepping back in time a few decades...
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 14315 posts, RR: 26 Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 7): Well fun isn't the word I would use to describe it....but if it is true....it will get "interesting" (read: sht will hit the fan)
Well, not if you happen to be North Korean. The result would be something like Carlos Zambrano throwing to little leaguers. If they are serious about this, Kim had better get himself a nice comfy bunker, and I'll get some popcorn and a CNN live feed.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
I don't think they have a capability of launching a missile with a nuclear warhead....if anything it will be a conventional missle....which will probably be intercepted mid-air and NK will be looking red-faced with a large number of missles pointed at or lodged up their
Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2767 posts, RR: 7 Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 12): I don't think they have a capability of launching a missile with a nuclear warhead....
...yet. Give 'em time. Good thing my 2nd job is at a state facility that has buildings from a long time ago and some still have signs indicating that there are fallout shelters inside!!!!
Considering how far I am from HI, I know I am safe for now, but it really amazes me that it just seems there will NEVER be a time when things will be somewhat peaceful. Guess it's just living in a post 9/11 world.
"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4485 times:
The story says, actually, that they may fire a missile in the direction of Hawaii, sometime between the 4th and 8th. Semantics aside, this is clearly a provocative step by the DRPK, and God help them if they wold hit any U.S. territory. In fact, even if it comes in the vicinity of Hawaii, I think a proportionate response would be firing some cruise missles at some of their military installations.
Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 12): I don't think they have a capability of launching a missile with a nuclear warhead....if anything it will be a conventional missle....
There won't be any ordinance on there, once would think-although with those lunatics, you never know. It'll be a dummy warhead. They just want to test and see how far they can shoot the thing.
StasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3266 posts, RR: 6 Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4470 times:
The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. military is tracking a ship from North Korea that may be carrying illicit weapons, the first vessel monitored under tougher new United Nations rules meant to rein in and punish the communist government following its recent nuclear test, officials said Thursday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he has ordered additional protections for Hawaii just in case North Korea launches a long-range missile over the Pacific Ocean.
The suspect ship could become a test case for interception of the North's ships at sea, something the North has said it would consider an act of war."
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2218 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4460 times:
Maybe I am wrong, but my guess is that the USA would just shoot the damned thing down within minutes of launch. I'm just guessing here, but would seem logical that they would have some ABMs in South Korea. Patriots at the very least. While the idea that Kim's palace would just be a smoking hole about an hour after he launched the missle is an amusing thought, I don't think it would come to that. Although it might be a good time to take this punk down a peg or two. If they actually did send something in the general direction of a U.S. territory I seriously doubt there would be outrage or retaliation from any other country if a few US bombs fell on N.K. as a result.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 13 Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4459 times:
Time to end this once and for all. It's time for Obama to show true leadership, and take out those launch sites. Blow that missile out of the sky. Enough with the UN sanctions and other crap. All the UN does is talk..and look how well that's turning out.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16247 posts, RR: 52 Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4433 times:
Quoting ER757 (Reply 19): I'm just guessing here, but would seem logical that they would have some ABMs in South Korea. Patriots at the very least
There are Patriot batteries in South Korea protecting various US Military bases, however they are not long range and will only shoot down missiles heading their way. If North Korea fires a Ballistic missile towards Hawaii it's going out over Japan and then pretty much open Ocean to Hawaii.
If they are going to shoot it down it would be from an Aegis Cruiser/Destroyer in the sea of Japan or a THAAD battery that Gates just deployed to Hawaii, THAAD is much better at targeting Ballistic missiles than Patriot.
Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 226 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4425 times:
The North Koreans may not be able to put a nuke warhead on any of their missiles at the moment, however they are thought to have chemical and biological weapons. Apparently the Navy sent out the X-Band Radar from Pearl Harbor a few days ago in anticipation of the North Korean test. The THAAD system on the island of Kaua'i would likely be the weapon used to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards the Hawaiian Islands. Unlike the previous missile launches, it appears as though the US will shoot this time should the opportunity present itself.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12329 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 4416 times:
Rockets can be notiously fickle (recall the destruction of many rockets in the early days of USA rockets). Wouldn't it be too bad if on of the NK's rockets blew up about a kilometer up in the air and the debris landed on the 'Dear Leader' and his top military staff.
If the rocket is aimed anywhere near Alaska or Hawaii and happens anywhere near our Independence Day, you can bet we (the USA) will launch as many interceptor rockets as possible, although success would be difficult. I would think the people of the USA would call for immediate retaliation upon NK, it would dominate then news for days, every politican would call on the President for it. Such a provication would be see like 9/11 or 12/7/1941 in Pearl Harbor. It could be a disasterous situation for South Korea. I hope they don't persue this and are just trying to extort more money and food for who they want to get it in NK.