Taepo Dong Missile On It's Way

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MACDRIVE, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
    #1
    ABC News has just reported that the North Koreans have started fueling the missile and to remove the fuel once started is next to impossible. I'm wondering who's swimming pool it's going to land in. :p
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #2
    I wonder if the US plans to try to shoot the missile down.
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    #3
    There's supposed to be a big continuation of governmet drill this week.

    Kinda makes you wonder what's really going on.
     
  4. StealthRider macrumors 65816

    StealthRider

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Location:
    Yokosuka, Japan
    #4
    Now that would be a nice little coup for the US - turn the Taepo-dong test into an SM-3 TBM interception test. Aegis cruisers, anyone?
     
  5. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
  6. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #6
    But what if it misses?
     
  7. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    #7
    Yeah really gives one peace of mind to know that 4000+ government
    department reps will be tucked away safely in their underground bunkers
    this week.

    Wish I had time to drive up to VA Route 601 to see all the black SUV's
    heading into Mount Weather.
     
  8. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    #8
    Better to know now, but what if it is a direct hit?
     
  9. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    #9
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that we won't be told what's going on until the dust settles.
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #10
    A ballistic missile? With what? I know, I know, we've spent trillions on a system to do just that -- but we know it doesn't really work.
     
  11. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    #11
    I'm afraid I have yet another David Cross quote for this...

    "WHAT THE **** IS A MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD?! WHAT DOES IT DO?! HOW DOES IT WORK?!"
     
  12. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    toronto
    #12
    Freedom.
     
  13. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #13
    Patriotic fervour? Righteous Thinking?
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #14
    Psychokinesis.
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Location:
    Yahooville S.C.
    #15
    They should, we have spent billions for Pentagon Pork lets see if it does work? We have Missiles and then Lasers. Its time for some 747s to be flying along the coast and try out those Lasers.:)
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #16
    Oh yes!
     
  17. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

    AvSRoCkCO1067

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Location:
    CO
    #17
    Absolutely Classic.

    BTW, isn't the shield defense system...thingy...called "Star Wars?" :confused:
     
  18. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Ca
    #18
    MDS? Did I hear someone ask for an MDS?

    There's always this angle:

    http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/bskies1.html

    The upshot of this particular site (when the foaming foil hat stink is filtered out) is that elements of the US, Aussie, Russian and Japanese military leadership have been working on a "rogue state" safety net for a very long time.

    Unlikely but very interesting.;) BTW: This thing would produce very similar effects to those seen in supposed "MDS" system tests seen from all over the coast of northern california a couple of years back. I saw the fireball myself... very eery... It hung over the Monterey bay for about twenty minutes before shimmering into confetti. The official claim was that we were all effectively looking up the target missile's tailpipe but I'm somewhat unconvinced: no exhaust plume was evident and the launch path was out of line with my location.
     
  19. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    LaLaLand, CA
    #19
    Remind me again why we're mucking around in Iraq and threatening Iran when NK is actually ready, willing, and able to blow us up? And maybe even crazy enough to start something? I'm not expecting a missile to hit us anytime soon (I'd hope), but we had all those reasons to go into Iraq (and possibly Iran), and yet we pretty much ignore crazy Kimmy. I've heard chatter of peaceful talks... guess those didn't go so well.

    The cynic in me wonders if we would have done something about NK sooner if they had more oil, but we haven't attacked Venezuela or Canada yet, so who knows.
     
  20. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    #20
    I think REM said it best

    "it's the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine"
     
  21. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #21
    I challenge the missile to a duel.

    I will fight it one on one with a freedom fry as my only weapon.
     
  22. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    #22
    I'm surprised Bush hasn't told North Korea to " Bring It! "
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #23
    Those Frenchies make damned good anti-missile potatoes.
     
  24. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2004
    Location:
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    #24
    I suppose the grease will mess up the avionics. ;)

    But what on earth shall we do with freedom fries fallout?
     
  25. XNine macrumors 68040

    XNine

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    #25
    Aren't most missiles controlled by electronics these days? Including the warhead? So why can't they launch small missiles that emit EMP pulses in front of enemy rockets? Even if the missile hit it's designated target, the electronic trigger wouldn't go off.
     

Share This Page