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How North Korea Could Destroy The United States
Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT by raptor22

National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years.

The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, "present a real and clear danger."

This move comes after the Obama administration reversed its previous scuttling of Bush administration plans to increase our ground-based interceptor force in Alaska and the deployment of two destroyers equipped with Aegis missile defense systems, the Decatur and the John McCain, to the region.

Some observers dismissed it as familiar bluster when North Korea's 28-year-old raging runt, Kim Jong-un, signed an order for North Korea's strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at U.S. targets in front of a map that included Austin, Texas, as a target.

But other observers are concerned that a specific target may not be what the possibly imploding North Korean regime may have in mind.

The three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also orbited a "package," which experts say could be a test to orbit a nuclear weapon that then would be de-orbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, releasing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). That would fry electronic circuitry and the nation's power grid.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3amobama; aegis; defense; emp; ibd; kimjongun; military; missiledefense; nationaldefense; nationalsecurity; nknukes; nkorea; nkwar; northkorea; nuclearjihad; nuclearnk; nukes; peterpry; petervincentpry; preppers; pry; shtf; teotwawki; thaad; waronterror
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How I learned to start worrying and love missile defense.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Why should the Norks bother? Obama is doing a better job.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 7:11:11 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Everyone should read ‘One Second After’.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 7:12:43 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Perdogg

Exactly. It’s not the Norks we should be worried about. It’s our own government.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 7:13:30 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: raptor22
"How I learned to start worrying and love missile defense."

But you can't "hit a bullet with a bullet."
- Democrat platform for the last 25 years.

5 posted on 04/05/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: raptor22

One has to wonder why the USA is acting on reactive actions. This should of be done long ago on preventative if not predictive actions. Shame on Obama!!


6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:11 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: raptor22

The Chinese and Russians could also do this.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:14 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:14:14 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: laplata

...but are sane enough not to till necessary.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:15:40 AM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

If anyone thinks the Kenyan is capable of managing the defense of this nation, even against an opponent as puny as NOKO, you’re in for a sad awakening.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: raptor22
Mark Steyn had several great points about the Nork threat on Hugh Hewitt's show.
11 posted on 04/05/2013 7:16:31 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: raptor22

...but are sane enough not to till necessary.


BINGO!!!


12 posted on 04/05/2013 7:17:07 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: raptor22

Destroyed by communism from within or without? Potato, potahto...


13 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:18 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: muir_redwoods

His Maximum Eminence managing the defense of the US would probably consist of ordering a strike on NRA headquarters and the Vatican. After that he would declare victory and go out on the campaign trail.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:28 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: eCSMaster
But you can't "hit a bullet with a bullet."
- Democrat platform for the last 25 years.

If NK does flip one at us, and THAAD or an SM-2 whacks it, the MSM is going to make it sound like Obama personally invented BMD technology. Reagan's 1983 speech will be stuffed into the memory hole.

15 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: laplata

It’s the matter of plausible deniability. If the norks do it China and Russia both have clean hands. Who do we retaliate against, exactly?

The norks wouldn’t notice if we emp’d them. Any any significant non conventional attack on the norks would decimate south korea.

Not to mention the loss of 90% of the population of CONUS. We’d be off the world political map, probably forever. China, Russia, whoever, could just walk right into CONUS about 6m after such an attack. With little or no resistance and no radioactive no go zones either.

An EMP attack could put us at third world status for the next 2 generations. Possibly longer since we wouldn’t even have a population surplus to market as a labor force.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:44 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Everyone should read ‘One Second After’.

Terrifying book...


17 posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:17 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: raptor22

All that chink in NK has to do is let Barry Hussein Soetoro ruin the United States and not one missile needs to be fired.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: raptor22

My only concern has always been in the case of an emp attack or an internal conflict (like CW2) we would be vulnerable to outside invasion or more overt infiltrations and exteernal interfernce. A giant reset button would be a good thing and rid us of all the stupid tv/radio propaganda and shows, video games our people have gotten hooked on as long as it happens on a global scale.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 7:22:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: unixfox

If anything, little Kim can attack the US and create the solidarity that we had right after 9/11.

But then... who could have ever predicted that an un-American commie muslim “God Damn America” extremist would be elected president just 7 years after a bunch of un-American commie muslim “God Damn America” extremists attacked the WTC and the Pentagon?


20 posted on 04/05/2013 7:22:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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