The Snow Dog: The Navy ought to put lasers on it that play anti-Nork light shows on the clouds at night. (Maybe some giant speakers that blare Freedom Rock, too.)
New Age Redneck: For Sale:[img39.imageshack.us image 640x480]God
Old_Chief_Scott: NutWrench: and labeling the U.S. mainland a "boiled pumpkin," vulnerable to attack.Ok, now them's fightin' words. Kim Jong Un will rue the goddam day he called us a boiled pumpkin!And all of Best Korea licked its collective lips and murmured "MMmmmmmmm, boiled pumpkin!"
cgraves67: Yeah, well you're...uh... a carmelized yam! So there.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Sybarite: I think we should make it more intimidating by painting it like a giant eyeball.[i46.tinypic.com image 600x750]
New Age Redneck: The above post should qualify as the most obscure post ever on Fark.....
mbillips: In case anyone thinks there's a threat that North Korea might pull a 1950-style invasion again, ah, no. Not possible. The ROK armed forces are INFINITELY superior qualitatively, and sufficiently large that the North's superior numbers are meaningless (there's no way the North could supply their standing army in the field, let alone mobilize, feed, supply and transport their supposed 8 million reservists). The North could shoot off some artillery and rockets before the South stomped them into a fine paste, without needing U.S. assistance.The Nork Air Force mainly flies MiG-21s, designed in the early 1950s, while the South has nearly 200 fully modernized F-16s. 'Nuff said.
PunGent: It's not possible to be "infinitely superior" to a few hundred thousand guys with AK47s, even if they're poorly-led and hungry and you have air superiority.
Maul555: SBX-1[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x396][farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x440][farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x366]
GORDON: What can a $200m radar ship do that a couple of $20m AWAC planes can't? Besides float.
b2theory: snocone: b2theory: snocone: Ahh, the old Gulf of Tonkin Gambit.The old lies are the best lies.You do know that US naval forces were actually attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin, don't you?There were two seprtate incidents. An attack on August 2 and a suspected attack on August 4. The Aug 2 attack happened and was admitted to by the Vietnamese. The August 4th incident was most likely sailors under great stress getting confused.While I am not defending the use of the attack on Maddox to get the US involved in the Vietnamese civil war, it is a common misconception that the event was a complete fabrication that should be corrected.With all due respect, bullchit. "Attack" is a fabrication.Believe whatever version of Revised History you like, no big dealeo.If you are content with your fantasy it doesn't bother me. I just assumed you hated being wrong as much as I do.
Ishidan: Spend half the year vacationing in Hawaii, apparently.
HK-MP5-SD: Could the government please stop issuing press releases about every response we make to North Korea's actions! Every time we do North Korea does something else to make situation worse. Just make one more announcement. "We are now and will continue to be prepared to respond to any hostile actions from North Korea, but we will not be discussing any specific preparations that are being made." Announcing that we were sending B52s, B2s, F22s, Aegis Cruisers, and floating radar platforms have not reduced tensions the next announcement won't either. If the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over and expecting different results we are starting to look as insane as "Dear Leader".
vharshyde: Maul555: SBX-1[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x396][farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x440][farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x366]Forget everything else, I WANT THAT CHAIR.
trappedspirit: Ok, so far I've got "Russians don't take a dump without a plan" and "The military doesn't move squat without the president's go ahead." Anything else I need to know?
Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.
BigNumber12: Her comments came after North Korea rattled off fresh volleys of bombastic rhetoric over the weekend, declaring that it had entered a "state of war" with the South and labeling the U.S. mainland a "boiled pumpkin," vulnerable to attack.Can we not hire a few unemployed English Majors to work at the State Department and write equally bombastic responses? There must be a hundred potential candidates on Fark alone.
dittybopper: PunGent: It's not possible to be "infinitely superior" to a few hundred thousand guys with AK47s, even if they're poorly-led and hungry and you have air superiority.Wait a minute: I've been told repeatedly that gun nuts armed with rifles don't stand a chance against the US military, and now you're saying that they can?Or does that just apply to dang furriners./I'm so confused!
dbirchall: Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.The C is for "Cornfield," right? ;)/Grew up a few miles from that place//Remember when it was a giant golf ball, not unlike this thing
dbirchall: dbirchall: Cybernetic: I saw diagrams that showed how much of the eastern seaboard was covered from the Aegis CSEDS test facility in southern NJ, and you could safely say that it was more than 100 nautical miles in radius.The C is for "Cornfield," right? ;)/Grew up a few miles from that place//Remember when it was a giant golf ball, not unlike this thingDid some Googling, and here's the old ball. Similar in size to SBX-1's, but those were the days of UHF radar, a far cry from X-band. Similar idea, though - ballistic missile early warning.[jsf1.homestead.com image 432x454]
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