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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #175
Terry (i) Gross on NPR tonight was interviewing some guy from The New Yorker about Tillerson and yeah we're rally fucked but at least NPR is fake news.

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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #176
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36426106/if-nkorea-attacks-hawaii-youll-have-minutes-to-prepare-heres-what-the-state-wants-you-to-do

I think I'd just grab a bottle of whiskey and start chugging.

This, along with the movements with the UK is making and with what Corker said, and Trump's soft play of Stupid Risk, seems to point to some fucked up shit happening soon. But it could also be nothing except everyone reacting to Trump and his unbelievably dumb, vague statements.
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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #177
Or justhis unbelievable dumb.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #178
What could possibly go wrong?

Interesting take on the proliferation problem and what this does to potentially throw the whole 'nuclear club' into potential chaos.

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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #179
lol our non-functional State Dept and government run by fucking idiot lunatics and ideologues is going to get millions of people killed: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42160227

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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #180
http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

How many kilotons are we talking?

Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #181
We're gonna miss you when the bomb hits SF, Raven.

Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #182
If this report is accurate, and the missile didn't survive re-entry, that implies the threat to the US might be just the charred wreckage  falling to the ground.

"we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart" (South China Morning Post)
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In a message on a staff online communication platform, the airline's general manager of operations Mark Hoey, also a former 747 chief pilot, said: "Today [November 29] the crew of CX893 reported, 'Be advised, we witnessed the DPRK missile blow up and fall apart near our current location. We advised ATC [air traffic control] and ops [operations] normal. Just letting you know'. Looking at the actual plots, CX096 might have been the closest, at a few hundred miles laterally."

'Blew up and fell apart' (BBC)
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The company confirmed to the BBC that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere.

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Re: War with N. Korea, is it inevitable?
Reply #183
Re-entry and targeting are pretty tricky things to get correct.  The size of early US bombs (megatons) was related to the accuracy of their early missiles (a circle a few miles wide).  Since then the accuracy of US missiles (tens of feet) and cruise missiles (tens of feet) has seen the size of the warhead reduced to avoid the massive collateral damage that isn't really useful to an army at war.

The randomness of a North Korean missiles and bombs means actual military threats are only meaningful close to North Korea.