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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I don't know. I just think it's lazy of us all to sit back and expect our governments to handle everything.
    So put your money where your mouth is. What are you doing to bring down Kim Jong Un - besides lecturing everyone else to do so?

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    With the belicose threats I have a hard time seeing how he will walk back his rhetoric and still save face among his people.
    That's a piece of cake when the state has an iron grip on the media.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    I am no expert on
    nuclear weapons, but I'm guessing that they can only deliver by cruise missiles (which can be intercepted to my knowledge) instead of ballistics.
    Ah, ok.

    Fusion thermal weapon would be a multistage nuke. It's trigger is a fission Nuke, like the Hiroshima weapon. Shaped explosive charges around a ball of highly enriched plutonium that causes it to reach critical mass.

    Using the energy from the trigger to fuse tritium and deuterium which releases a massive amount of energy and also as a by-product Hydrogen.

    Thus a "Hydrogen Bomb". Kilotons to Mega-tons is the difference.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Ah, ok.

    Fusion thermal weapon would be a multistage nuke. It's trigger is a fission Nuke, like the Hiroshima weapon. Shaped explosive charges around a ball of highly enriched plutonium that causes it to reach critical mass.

    Using the energy from the trigger to fuse tritium and deuterium which releases a massive amount of energy and also as a by-product Hydrogen.

    Thus a "Hydrogen Bomb". Kilotons to Mega-tons is the difference.
    Ah, thanks for the info
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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    But a famous liberal made it illegal in the 60s !!
    Ford was a liberal? A furthermore he signed into law there would be now more assassinations in the 70's.
    Last edited by EnigmaO01; 04-05-13 at 12:33 AM.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i still don't think the intention is an actual launch, but this ****ing asshole has ratcheted up tensions to the point where full scale war could erupt over a border guard flipping the bird to a soldier across the DMZ.

    i truly hope we don't get dragged into yet another ****ing war. we've been at war for most of my adult life. enough is enough.
    "I think that guy is about to give us the finger. Unleash hell!"

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Personally, I think the actions of the North Korean leadership are typical of a nation on the verge of an internal revolution. It is quite possible that Kim Jong Un is about to be overthrown by some military strong-man who has sufficient support to pull it off. Kim Jong Un did, if I recall correctly, fire a bunch of military leaders when his father died and he took over. One or some of them may have more support from the military than Un does.

    I don't believe that North Korea represents any serious threat to the continental US, but the west's allies in the area, South Korea and Japan, could suffer some of the fallout.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    If we take out NK's leader he will just be replaced by someone else. Someone with that big of an ego always has a contigency plan upon their own death. Plus, it would really cause tension with China.

    If that strategy worked we would have done it with Saddam. Direct assassinations in general make us look bad, which is why the CIA tends to manipulate that country's citizens from an underground level into wanting to do it themselves. That's hard to do in NK where the average person has such limited means. AFAIK there are barely any firearms in the whole country that non-soldiers have access to, let alone underground training to carry out an assassination.

    Nowadays, it looks better to form a coalition and invade under manufactured consent. Then when you eventually take out the leader it just makes it seem par for the course.

    The lynch pin to this whole problem is China. They are using NK's bad behavior to shield themselves from negative press. If they get to chastise another country's behavior then it makes them look good. Also, NK is the guard dog at the gate to China, which is why a nutso regime was installed there in the first place. Korean reunification with an American alliance would end up putting U.S. bases right at China's doorstep.
    Which is probably a thought of thing in Washington, and also probably liked by many.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    "I think that guy is about to give us the finger. Unleash hell!"
    it's like a movie plot where the war starts because some idiot has his safety off or somebody spills coffee on the launch controls. except this ain't a movie, and we're all invested in it whether we want to be or not.

    I hate war, and I hate having to be even slightly concerned with what some immature, power mad dip**** thinks about anything.

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    Re: SKorea: North Korea moved missile to east coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's like a movie plot where the war starts because some idiot has his safety off or somebody spills coffee on the launch controls. except this ain't a movie, and we're all invested in it whether we want to be or not.

    I hate war, and I hate having to be even slightly concerned with what some immature, power mad dip**** thinks about anything.
    Which is entirely why I'm not discounting the possibility of War. The human element could easily come out to play, triggering larger consequences.

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