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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 1:07 pm

Thought for the day......

We keep hearing that they are incapable of delivering atomic weapons via missiles.

Why can't boats or subs deliver the payload. Or aircraft, either cargo or commercial.

The idea that missiles are the only means of delivery is like pulling a sheet over our heads to stop a gunshot. They have to be aware that anything attempted will bring down the whole country in retaliation so if they are that stupid, why wouldn't they sacrifice their own people aka kamakazi style.

Hell, those packages may well be on the way already and the current movements might be just a diversion for show.

Pretty eerie thought, yeah?

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 1:28 pm

I think they are more than aware of this. Remember "The Hunt for Red October"? The whole plot was based on that the Soviet submarine could get close to the US shores undetected.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 1:38 pm

I don't mean delivery as a launch vehicle, but delivery aka kamakazi plane/boat or sub (the transporter becoming the outer casing of the bomb - Most Zero's took off without an undercarriage so they couldn't land).

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 1:41 pm

x9200 wrote:I think they are more than aware of this. Remember "The Hunt for Red October"? The whole plot was based on that the Soviet submarine could get close to the US shores undetected.


The hunt for the bright yellow, Korean banana boat.....

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 4:13 pm

I think most cargo shipments (there aren't that many!) out of North Korea are pretty heavily tracked. We always hear stories about missile shipments to the Middle East being intercepted, etc. I'm sure they smuggle their luxury goods in and (whatever they export) out via China, but I don't think China would let them try and nuke its biggest customer via their territory.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 5:21 pm

Who is it that is threatening to bomb housing in SG?

Or am I missing the point and it's simply about instilling a sense of paranoia?

Ps. Do South Korean apartments have them? ... Does any other country?

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 5:23 pm

JR8 wrote:Who is it that is threatening to bomb housing in SG?

Or am I missing the point and it's simply about instilling a sense of paranoia?

Ps. Do South Korean apartments have them? ... Does any other country?


According to our Great Wiki, only Israel, Finland and Switzerland have them, aside from Singapore.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 05 Apr 2013 5:35 pm

Thanks!

Switzerland... That world class candidate for NOT being invaded/bombed.

It all makes sense now... :roll:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 4:40 am

JR8 wrote:
BillyB wrote:Haven't they been in a state of 'war' since the 50's? (because there has never been an official declaration of peace)


Yes that's correct.

All a part of controlling a populace by instilling false-fear in them.



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""The situation inside North Korea is very unstable and the military are making a lot of complaints to their political leaders," said Toshimitsu Shigemura, an expert on North Korea at Wasaeda University in Tokyo. "The military needs tension with South Korea and the US to justify themselves and Kim is terrified of a coup."

Mr Shigemura added: "These are very clever old soldiers, but Kim is just a 29-year-old with limited experience who has been given the task of leading the country."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... ssies.html

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Postby scarbowl » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 3:56 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:How much chance this idiot sends off a rocket and goes astray and hits MY or Singapore?


It's rather far, likely out of his missile range, and the exact opposite direction a flight path to the US or Japan would take.
Precisely the reason the rocket might head there! :D


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