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Old 20th Jun 2009, 22:34
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Well, I guess if they do, we can always fire one back.

Guess which one will be more effective? Oh, the first two guesses don't count.

Seriously, with North Korea's record of successful missile launches so far, it will probably blow up on the launch pad.

As for the ship, let it go to Singapore and let the Singapore Government inspect the ship for contraband. If they find nuclear weapons grade material, then the world will know and the UN can respond.








Wait, did I say " The UN can respond"? HA! That's just too funny.

I should have asked; will the UN respond? Shoot, even if they do, it will only be some speeches saying 'pretty please don't do this or we shall become very cross with you and send a very terse letter.'
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Old 20th Jun 2009, 22:36
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Well, I guess if they do, we can always fire one back.
Or a dozen. I won't entertain this nonsense.
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Old 20th Jun 2009, 22:37
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Something along the lines of

"Up periscope..."

"Angle off the bow 20 degrees..."

"Fire one.....Fire two...."


"Down periscope..."


State Department Press Release:
The US joins the world in regretting the loss of the North Korean vessel....
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Old 20th Jun 2009, 22:40
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Con, you are such a trickster, you. Here I was going to respond with "Ha, ha UN respond", and then I scroll down and see you response to your comment.
 
Old 20th Jun 2009, 22:48
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You know what else is funny? Five old geezers sitting on a Saturday afternoon with nothing better to do than to lob nukes at North Korea
 
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Kim Jung Il deserves nuking just for the state of his haircut!
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Old 20th Jun 2009, 23:03
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If I spend five seconds thinking about North Korea, I consider it time not worth wasting.
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 00:11
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The ship's name had me going "huh?", but it turns out it's not named after the McCain who ran for President last year. It's named after his dad and his granddad.

It has a towed sonar array, with which a Chinese submarine collided ten days ago. Whether the array detected the submarine before the collision is not disclosed in the report.
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 00:36
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You know what else is funny? Five old geezers sitting on a Saturday afternoon with nothing better to do than to lob nukes at North Korea
Ah, true, however, it is the cocktail hour at the C-P Pub, which just add to the flavor of the moment.

(I'm imbibing on my normal Scotch and Mrs. C-P is having a Dirty Vodka Martini on the rocks.)

Our non-Korean dinner tonight will be;

Tomato and cheese salad.
(Slices of beefsteak tomatoes, thin slices of red onions, leaves of fresh basil, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, marinated in imported Italian aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin cold pressed Spanish olive oil with fresh ground pepper mix and sea salt.)

Chicken Cordon Blue, prepared the traditional way with an mild mushroom/mustard sauce. Fresh picked, and I mean fresh, steamed green beans with pearl onions and Jasmin rice for a side dish.

For desert, Brandy Ice.

Okay, I double checked, no Korean food in that menu.
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 01:26
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No brussel sprouts huh?
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 02:03
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It's not a crisis until Faux & Chicken Noodle news and the Beeb are all simultaneously blathering on about it.
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 02:07
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Originally Posted by vapilot2004 View Post
It's not a crisis until Faux & Chicken Noodle news and the Beeb are all simultaneously blathering on about it.
They haven't received their marching orders from The One, thus the silence. The Tel-e-prompter is being briefed now.
 
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If the `New Messiah' truly understood International Affairs and there is a real and nasty world beyond the shores of the USA a short, curt, succinct statement read from the teleprompter thus:

`Should North Korea launch a missile or nuclear missile which attacks or lands on the USA, USA protectorate or country of a USA allies, the United States will without any hesitation, within minutes, destroy all North Korean weapons sites, nuclear facilities of any kind and obliterate the North Korean leadership'

That at least, would give the North Korean leadership some food for serious reflection and thought.

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Ps>>copies of Clint Eastwoods `Make My Day' should accompany the message
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You boys are my PPRuNe version of Dennis Miller, delivering breaking stories with sharp, sarcastic wit....and the occasional bar/menu advert from Con-Pilot.

Love it!






btw...C-P, much like your Mrs, I'm a Dirty Vodka Martini kind of girl. Just for when....
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Old 21st Jun 2009, 03:05
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Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
`Should North Korea launch a missile or nuclear missile which attacks or lands on the USA, USA protectorate or country of a USA allies, the United States will without any hesitation, within minutes, destroy all North Korean weapons sites, nuclear facilities of any kind and obliterate the North Korean leadership'
This is something Ronald Reagan would have said. Sadly no more...

P.S. I would love to see the contents of the communication sent to the Iranians by soon-to-be Reagan Administration in 1980, regarding the hostages. Something along these lines...

"as you may be aware, in a few weeks, on Tuesday, January 20, 1981 Ronald Wilson Reagan will be sworn in as the 40th President of the United States of America. Upon assuming the office he will be in a position to order and authorize any military action deemed necessary to maintain Unites States' sovereignty. This includes the use of nuclear launch codes..

Now regarding the 52 U.S. citizens held against their will in Teheran (3544'N, 5130'E)...
 
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This is something Ronald Reagan would have said. Sadly no more...
Sadly no more, is right, Dushan.
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Old 25th Jun 2009, 19:06
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Nuclear Shower

Well I see that the peace loving North Koreans are threating Hawaii with a 'Nuclear Shower' on the Fourth of July.

As I have posted earlier, with their track record of missile launches I'm not overly concerned about this threat, but, what if they accidentally get it right for a change and their long range missile actually works this time?

Or, they target Alaska instead? Supposedly the range of their long range missile is 4,000 miles, Anchorage is only 3,700 miles from North Korea. It is 4,500 miles from North Korea to Hawaii.

I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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Old 25th Jun 2009, 19:30
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I would guess Alaska would not be deliberately targeted unless they have supreme confidence in their range and accuracy.

If their misguided nuke happened to land on Russian soil instead of the intended Alaskan target, I think the North Korean problem would 'go away' courtesy of our Russian Comrades.
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Old 25th Jun 2009, 19:31
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The 4th of July is still inside "Go Get Em" Joe's prediction of six months.
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