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http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/north ... dc7a516cd2

Now they can "officially" do it.

This test reached 10 times the altitude of the international space station. They could hit the majority of countries on the planet with nuclear weapons.

This is meant somehow to magically be a deterrent?
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colliric wrote:http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/north-korea-fires-ballistic-missile/news-story/ac1a65e2487b5d8cfbfd60dc7a516cd2

Now they can "officially" do it.

This test reached 10 times the altitude of the international space station. They could hit the majority of countries on the planet with nuclear weapons.

This is meant somehow to magically be a deterrent?


Not quite yet.

They first need to reliably be able to target population centers with nukes sufficiently miniaturized to be carried on one of their ICBMs. The deterrent is not credible until it is publicly confirmed -that's the whole point. NK would have to launch an actual nuke to a publicly pre-announced test site. An uncertain deterrrent is actually inferior to no deterrent at all; it incentivizes a possible preemptive first strike.

The entire NK program should have been carried out in secret, like that of Israel. Israel's nukes are not a deterrent per se, just a doomsday response to potential adversaries. But NK has made the mistake of putting itself into the spotlight before all its ducks are in a row.

(Note: a truly credible nuclear deterrent requires the ability to launch from subs that are invulnerable to a pre-emptive first strike. A second [poor] choice would be a fleet of bombers, some of which are always airborne.)

The US won't launch a preemptive first strike nuclear attack against NK. It would destroy all the existing alliances in the region, and turn SK against the US. Even a conventional attack would end up killing thousands of South Koreans and US troops. Bannon has shot this done as stupid. The only leverage Trump has is convincing Kim he is actually stupid enough to launch a military strike - the madman theory is acutally the stupidman theory.
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Good stuff. The genocidal yankee army will now be kept away from the free workers of the DPRK. American soldiers will have to look elsewhere for civilians to kill and women to rape, free Korea is off limits. I expect the peons of the occupied zone in the south yearn to have such freedoms as their brethren in the north and maybe one day if the US keeps declining and the DPRK keeps advancing they will be liberated just as south Vietnam was.
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Virtually anyone will soon be able to nuke American cities using either sub-launched weapons or drones.

And the USA has given most of the world the incentive to develop this technology because the USA is run by small-minded psycopaths who just think in terms of financial profit.

It's only a matter of time.
#14867159
Well, go on do it then, Rocketman.

Sick and tired of sensationalism in the media. No wonder people are walking around scared to death. North Korea will be annihilated from the face of the earth if they as much touch another country.

Kim's a 14-year-old wanna be a gangster who talks the talk but never does the walk, and why would he?
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iambjorn wrote:Well, go on do it then, Rocketman.

Sick and tired of sensationalism in the media. No wonder people are walking around scared to death. North Korea will be annihilated from the face of the earth if they as much touch another country.

Kim's a 14-year-old wanna be a gangster who talks the talk but never does the walk, and why would he?

North Korea was already annihilated from the face of the earth by the USA and its colonialist allies in the 50s.

The reason? Because they supported a communist style of governance like China currently has.

The result? Instead of a trade partner like China, NK needs to nuke the USA off the face of the earth to protect itself - to be free. So do Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, and a host of other countries and gangs.

Here is a picture of what NK looked like after 'freedom and democracy' were through with it the first time:

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Sort of looks like all those piles of bones photos from America's genocidal history.

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