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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2009, 06:32:54 pm »
Look at it from this point, they might get a single city, we could obliterate and make inhabitable practically any country many times over. And that's if their missile didn't fail, or get shot down. Even if it did, we'd probably still obliterate them, and not fail at it because our technology is more advanced.

People like you are why these countries are paranoid about America having nuclear weapons at all.  :P
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2009, 06:49:33 pm »
I don't agree with the philosophy, but it's true. I also doubt they want to target South Koreans. North Korea's nukes are possibly not even Hiroshima/Nagasaki-scale in their ability to devastate. Reports also said Iraq had WMDs, funny how they didn't.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2009, 07:03:31 pm »
Look at it from this point, they might get a single city, we could obliterate and make inhabitable practically any country many times over. And that's if their missile didn't fail, or get shot down. Even if it did, we'd probably still obliterate them, and not fail at it because our technology is more advanced.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse

No, a single nuke could cripple the electronics of a very large area, it is called EMP. The weapon is detonated in the upper atmosphere and there is little to no radiation and no blast damage. However, every electronic device in a certain radius (depending on weapon yield and altitude). While North Korea seems to lack the ability to hit the US at this point, Japan and China are both in range of a major EMP strike. What happens to the world economies when half the electronic components suddenly become unavailable because all the equipment used to build them is fried? That is just a single damage aspect. The area effected will be basically reduced to the 19th century in the blink of an eye.

Now eventually those areas will recover, but at what rate? Look at New Orleans.That was a hurricane, and the damages were localized. In an EMP blast the majority of all infrastructure will be off the air.
Hospitals will not have any equipment (when was the last time you saw a non-electric thermometer at a hospital?)
Police will have little to no communications gear, not that they can get anywhere with their cars fried.
No water, most cities use electric pumps.
No phones, fried.
No satellite comminucations (those dishes will focus the emp on the transducer)
How do you communicate with a nation when it is all technology based on microchips?

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2009, 08:11:47 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAEmhqdLFs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frAEmhqdLFs</a>

This song is more apt to this conversation I think, well.. just as apt.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2009, 08:37:45 pm »
I like this guy.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2009, 08:43:30 pm »
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2009, 05:54:59 am »
It's interesting to see that China are against it. That should help...

Though tbh, if they do get Nukes, do you seriously think they'd be stupid enough to use them? They'd be completely raped within about 2 minutes.
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2009, 06:00:12 am »
I would hope not, but then again they think it's a good idea to develop them when every single other country tells them not to.  I'm more worried about these countries not having the proper security for nuclear weapons than launching the nukes themselves.

In other news, North Korea conducted two more missile tests.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/26/nkorea.test/index.html
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2009, 07:40:58 am »
I find it interesting that when everybody else says "Don't build those nukes, you guys.", the North Korean government hears, "We'll nuke ya if you don't! Woogie boogie!"

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2009, 01:18:44 pm »
Lego, stop giving them ideas!

But still, if you dont have nukes, then you can be invaded without fear of mutually assured destruction.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2009, 03:54:13 pm »
Lego, stop giving them ideas!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Angel_(TV_series)

...On June 1, 2009, months after Max's escape, terrorists detonate an electromagnetic pulse weapon in the atmosphere over the U.S., which destroys the vast majority of computer and communication systems, throwing the country into utter chaos.

queue the spooky music Mr. Cameron.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2009, 04:12:33 pm »
Well, we still got five days left...
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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2009, 11:58:47 am »
Quick, everyone build lead boxes and Faraday cages around your electronics!

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2009, 12:22:33 pm »
There's a fascinating discussion on C-SPAN right now about the Six-Party Talks and the recent nuclear test.

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Re: 2009 North Korean Nuclear Test
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2009, 03:07:53 pm »
Did any of you here about the new threats North Korea is issuing about it's sanctions? Apparently if South Korea checks just one North Korean ship, it's going to be World War III.
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