North Korea sabre rattling again.


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If they have a nuke that can destroy just the white-house and pentagon, then I'm not sure if I should be impressed, or underwhelmed.

Why not just say they will launch a nuclear strike against DC?
 

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If they have a nuke that can destroy just the white-house and pentagon, then I'm not sure if I should be impressed, or underwhelmed.

Why not just say they will launch a nuclear strike against DC?
Both. If they had a nuke that could make the WH and Pentagon, they would have already taken out Seoul by now, and the 38th parallel would be a non-issue.

BL.
 

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Both. If they had a nuke that could make the WH and Pentagon, they would have already taken out Seoul by now, and the 38th parallel would be a non-issue.

BL.
I think my joke didn't come through like I hoped.

I'm saying that normally Nukes are so destructive that blowing up only the whitehouse and pentagon would be impossible.

Blowing up Washigton DC on the other hand...
 

rdowns

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Thanks Obama. You should have sent Dennis Rodman there weeks ago.

As for Mr. Un, he couldn't hit the white house across the street from his office with a missile, let alone the US mainland.
 

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I think my joke didn't come through like I hoped.

I'm saying that normally Nukes are so destructive that blowing up only the whitehouse and pentagon would be impossible.

Blowing up Washigton DC on the other hand...
As small as DC is, I don't think we'd be using that area for a while if a nuclear device went off anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
 

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I think my joke didn't come through like I hoped.

I'm saying that normally Nukes are so destructive that blowing up only the whitehouse and pentagon would be impossible.

Blowing up Washigton DC on the other hand...
NK is so comically out of touch with reality, it wouldn't surprise me if Kim Jong-un organized a sombrero and pinata burning in the streets of Pyongyang to protest American imperialism.
 

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NK is so comically out of touch with reality, it wouldn't surprise me if Kim Jong-un organized a sombrero and pinata burning in the streets of Pyongyang to protest American imperialism.
Kim Jong is going to deliver his nukes by strapping them to his back and riding in on a donkey. That would be a hell of a lot more accurate than any of the missiles they've "tested" recently.
 

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Kim Jong is going to deliver his nukes by strapping them to his back and riding in on a donkey. That would be a hell of a lot more accurate than any of the missiles they've "tested" recently.
Yeah, if NK manages to whip together a nuclear missile, it'll be Japan moreso than the US that should be worried. Not because NK will want to attack them, but because anything they launch towards the US will likely end up landing there instead.
 

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Yeah, if NK manages to whip together a nuclear missile, it'll be Japan moreso than the US that should be worried. Not because NK will want to attack them, but because anything they launch towards the US will likely end up landing there instead.
I gotta admit.

They have no money, no resources, no real education, no food in most parts of the country.

I'm surprised anything they've ever made got off the ground, let alone put a satellite into orbit ( indeed they have one up there ), blows my mind.

They must be dedicated.
 

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I gotta admit.

They have no money, no resources, no real education, no food in most parts of the country.

I'm surprised anything they've ever made got off the ground, let alone put a satellite into orbit ( indeed they have one up there ), blows my mind.

They must be dedicated.
Problem is, every few years, they threaten a bit and the world bows to them. An agreement is made for them to stop their nuclear program in return for food. A few years later, the crop is bad and they do it again.
 

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Problem is, every few years, they threaten a bit and the world bows to them. An agreement is made for them to stop their nuclear program in return for food. A few years later, the crop is bad and they do it again.
Yep, and its never gonna stop.
Because if North Korea collapses the re processions would be terrible for the entire region
 

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Because if North Korea collapses the re[percussions] would be terrible for the entire region
Thats been the conventional wisdom for some time.

But I'm beginning to wonder if that isn't just a convenient excuse for the Chinese to avoid actually doing anything about the Hermit Kingdom.

How much worse could a North Korean political collapse actually make things for the people there? It might cause a temporary refugee issue in China and the ROK. But it would almost certainly be temporary.

But on the up side? Hard to think of all the positives. But here goes:

1) US could bring home one of its largest contingents of overseas troops. (Almost 30,000 at present.)

2) Dig up all those nasty land mines in the DMZ: US could join all Intl. Treaties on use of Landmines.

3) No more worrying about those Krazy Kims selling a nuclear weapon to al-Quaeda, Iran, etc.

The last think we need is for the US (or anyone) to try to militarily interfere in N. Korea. But anything else that brings an end to that particular regime has to be a blessing.
 

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If I was advising Kim Jong Un I would remind him that the White House really isn't a good target. Maybe the Pentagon instead?
Apparently they have two nukes; one for the White House, and one for the pentagon.

They have it all figured out.

And now I'm on the NSA watch list for typing those words, dammit!
 

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If NK collapses:

a) US allie with chinese border -> Bejing would hate that
b) would be harder to justify the massive US troops there -> military-industrial-complex would hate that
c) reunified Korea -> Seoul wouldn't really like that (they had/have close eyes on the German unification, and they surely don't like the massive costs and issues of that much smaller case)