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(Christian Science Monitor)   The US and South Korean navies are starting a wargame off the coast of North Korea for no ulterior reason whatsoever this week. Here's what you need to know before the Norks start threatening to rain nuclear death on you this weekend   (csmonitor.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, South Koreans, North Koreans, Rodong Sinmun, strategic bomber, military exercise, Foal Eagle, navies, Key Resolve  
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2014-02-06 05:54:21 PM  
Don't mess with the Nork's navy...

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2014-02-06 06:00:21 PM  
I'll only be a big deal if a wayward missile injures a Nork. I expect Supreme Leader Kim will send out an armada of "volunteers" in fishing boats just to raise those odds. Hopefully, Rodman's on one.
 
2014-02-06 06:03:29 PM  

MJMaloney187: It'll only be a big deal if a wayward missile injures a Nork. I expect Supreme Leader Kim will send out an armada of "volunteers" in fishing boats just to raise those odds. Hopefully, Rodman's on one.

 
2014-02-06 06:46:28 PM  

mizchief: Bending over backwards for countries that quickly forget about our efforts and biatch and complain about everything we do isn't a great justification for that expense.


Yeah, well we also complain about America outsourcing our jobs to other countries but we still buy plenty of imported crap from China, Taiwan, etc. to continue to give them reason to outsource our jobs there.

Regardless of other countries biatching about us (most of it deservedly so), we still do play 'world police' in that we help other militaries out and send humanitarian aid (often as first responders since we have ships just about everywhere in the world). Not to mention our work in Antarctica which is an international effort. Someone has to pay for it, and that's us.

We respond because it's the right thing to do, even if it's a thankless job. To be fair, most of the world (just like America) focuses on the bad parts of the military rather than the good parts.
 
2014-02-06 07:31:04 PM  

mizchief: We should not tolerate any threats from those little shiats. Any government that openly threatens the US with violence must face immediate force in response. At least take out a few military assets with cruise missiles or something.


Agree the time is now for action

Rain bombs on them
 
2014-02-06 08:16:47 PM  
Oh boy, Operation Deny Valentine's Day strikes again for those of us stationed in the Pacific.
 
2014-02-06 09:10:19 PM  

sendtodave: cousin-merle: Arkanaut: I'm really curious which thread you thought you were posting in.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nork

Australian "English" has such silly words!


What's weirder is that they call vaginas "ChiCom"s.
 
2014-02-06 09:27:31 PM  

born_yesterday: firemanbuck: shower_in_my_socks: Here's an atom bomb test as seen from Los Angeles some time in the 1950s:

[www.retronaut.com image 800x624]

It would be tragicomical to see Lil' Kim launch a nuclear missile and have it successfully cross the Pacific Ocean, only to land harmlessly in a desert wasteland far outside of Los Angeles.

/more photos of atom bomb tests seen from LA here

Imma call BS on those photos.  No tests were ever done in the California Mojave desert...they were all done in Nevada or New Mexico.  The blast cloud wouldn't appear that large from the LA basin for a detonation several hundred miles away.

Wouldn't a blast cloud that close and large kinda be bright enough to blind people?


Your mistake, I think, is thinking that those are pictures of the actual mushroom cloud.
From what I can tell, it is just showing a bright, diffuse glow on the eastern horizon, not the blast cloud itself.
That would be completely feasible to see from that distance.
 
2014-02-06 09:31:18 PM  
What wargames may look like

www.underthegunreview.net
 
2014-02-06 09:43:20 PM  
Nevermind that we do them every year.
 
2014-02-07 01:03:33 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Here's an atom bomb test as seen from Los Angeles some time in the 1950s:

[www.retronaut.com image 800x624]

It would be tragicomical to see Lil' Kim launch a nuclear missile and have it successfully cross the Pacific Ocean, only to land harmlessly in a desert wasteland far outside of Los Angeles.

/more photos of atom bomb tests seen from LA here


Doubtful.

One of them shows Parker Center with the lights on. Parker Center wasn't completed until 1955. Those photos claim to be "Atomic Sunrises from L.A. 1951-1955" so they couldn't possibly feature a fully completed Parker Center in any of them. I call shenanigans.
 
2014-02-07 07:42:15 AM  

Weatherkiss: We respond because it's the right thing to do, even if it's a thankless job. To be fair, most of the world (just like America) focuses on the bad parts of the military rather than the good parts.


I was born and raised in the military, then spent 8 years in it myself, and I never saw a good part. What are you referring to?
 
2014-02-07 06:27:55 PM  

DrPainMD: I never saw a good part. What are you referring to?


those started after you got out

/or maybe because?
 
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