How legitimate do you think NK's threat is?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Samsara, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Samsara


    I've never once believed any of NK's threats over the last several years. At first I thought the communo-fascist nightmare over there seems run by belligerent children who only wanted to prop up their regime by blackmailing the West. I remember the Economist largely had made that argument for a while. Now I get the impression they're just buying time to keep the regime afloat while they continue research, until they get the nuke and then use it to stave off the U.S. while they invade SK. And then suck their people dry as well.

    It's hard to believe a country with a <a href="">website like this</a> (yes, that's the official North Korean website) truly has advanced anything, but sometimes I get a little concerned. But upon hearing about the new *surprise!* nuclear facilities they have, and then reading that <a href="">“if war breaks out, it will lead to nuclear warfare and not be limited to the Korean Peninsula”</a>, a tiny part of me thinks I should move out of NYC.

    My girlfriend actually asked me last night if I thought it was odd that there's been some talk at the Mayoral level over whether it'd make sense to provide public training on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.

    For the most part, I still think the nuke is and always will be solely meant to deter U.S. intervention, but I wonder if any of you have changed your minds <i>a little</i> about living in an urban environment.
  2. 377OHMS


    Its generally thought that a NK nuclear weapon would be delivered by ballistic missile and that the target would likely be Seattle or San Fransisco given their missile technology.

    If it hit San Fransisco I would jump for joy. If it went long and hit Sacramento I would become a religious person because that would be a fucking miracle.
  3. Samsara


    Well that actually reduced my concern right there. Forgot their ballistic missile tests were a joke, and didn't even occur to me in my ignorance that they're not going to have bombers or ICBMs.

    Ha, thanks for that.