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Old July 4th 06, 10:39 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

Uh oh:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?I50915D5D

The news is reporting that they've launched FOUR missiles now --
possibly one that can reach the U.S. mainland...

I wonder what our Air Force guys in South Korea are doing right now...

:-(
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Old July 4th 06, 10:42 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Matt Whiting
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

Jay Honeck wrote:

Uh oh:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?I50915D5D

The news is reporting that they've launched FOUR missiles now --
possibly one that can reach the U.S. mainland...

I wonder what our Air Force guys in South Korea are doing right now...


Sounds like they are watching missiles fail mid-flight according to CNN.
:-)

I was sort of hoping we'd use this occasion for some live tests of our
anti-missile laser and missile systems. It would be nice to have some
free targets for a change.

Matt
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Old July 4th 06, 10:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

I wonder what our Air Force guys in South Korea are doing right now...

Sounds like they are watching missiles fail mid-flight according to CNN.
:-)

I was sort of hoping we'd use this occasion for some live tests of our
anti-missile laser and missile systems. It would be nice to have some
free targets for a change.


I wish I could feel so confident about this thing.

While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and Gaza, I think
the real nightmare scenario is developing in North Korea.
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Old July 4th 06, 11:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Quilljar
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While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and Gaza, I
think the real nightmare scenario is developing in North Korea.


Or Guantalamo Bay?


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Old July 4th 06, 11:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jay Honeck
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and Gaza, I
think the real nightmare scenario is developing in North Korea.


Or Guantalamo Bay?


I'm confused: How is the issue of a (crazy, no less) tyrant
threatening the world with nuclear war in any way similar to a POW camp
in Cuba?
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Old July 4th 06, 11:24 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Brian[_2_]
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

I have to agree with you. N. Korea is also thinking along the same lines I'm
sure.
"Jay Honeck" wrote in message
oups.com...
I wonder what our Air Force guys in South Korea are doing right now...


Sounds like they are watching missiles fail mid-flight according to CNN.
:-)

I was sort of hoping we'd use this occasion for some live tests of our
anti-missile laser and missile systems. It would be nice to have some
free targets for a change.


I wish I could feel so confident about this thing.

While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and Gaza, I think
the real nightmare scenario is developing in North Korea.
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"



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Old July 5th 06, 12:41 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bob Fry
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

"JH" == Jay Honeck writes:

JH While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and
JH Gaza, I think the real nightmare scenario is developing in
JH North Korea.

Hmmmmm.....no. N. Korea is an isolated society controlled by a few
kooks without a cause that inspires followers. True, the worst case
is they shoot a couple of nukes off, let's say one in Asia, another to
the US...followed with massive retaliation by the US. A much more
likely scenario is they keep making threats until we can get some
practical people in the White House, replacing the current idelogues,
who will actually talk to the kooks and see what they really want (my
guess is some assurance they won't be invaded).

But the islamo-facist scenario is more profound, longer lasting, and
insidious. There are, what, a billion+ followers of Islam, the large
majority of which don't much care for what they think Western culture
is. There are probably many hundreds of thousands who would eagerly
take up arms against us, and many thousands who would volunteer to die
against the "crusaders and jews".

Furthermore, pretty much all countries (except a few extremists)
understand NK is a problem. But Bush and crew have managed to convert
a great deal of world sympathy and support against terrorism into
something between hostility and indifference to our unilateral
"efforts", which, in the case of Iraq, have almost certainly
encouraged and aided the islamic fanatics.
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Old July 5th 06, 01:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Jose[_1_]
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But the islamo-facist scenario is more profound, longer lasting, and
insidious. There are, what, a billion+ followers of Islam, the large
majority of which don't much care for what they think Western culture
is. There are probably many hundreds of thousands who would eagerly
take up arms against us, and many thousands who would volunteer to die
against the "crusaders and jews".


The widespread (though perhaps not strongly felt) Arab support for the
first invasion, after the little Kuwait incident, argues against this
rather bigoted position. It seems to me that our response to the 9-11
vandals has created or at least amplified a lot of the anti-US
sentiment, and made it far more difficult to mitigate that sentiment in
the next fifty years.

We get stung by a wasp.
In retalliation, we find a hornet nest and beat it to a pulp, with
predictable results, while shouting "Bad bees, bad bees!"

Jose
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Old July 5th 06, 01:16 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Stubby
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Default What to do about North Korea...?



Jay Honeck wrote:
Uh oh:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?I50915D5D

The news is reporting that they've launched FOUR missiles now --
possibly one that can reach the U.S. mainland...

I wonder what our Air Force guys in South Korea are doing right now...


I suspect our Special Ops crews are preparing for very secret missions
to disable many components of NK's threat. After the real threat is
suppressed, NK will look more and more like a brat stamping his feet.
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Old July 5th 06, 01:26 AM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Bob Noel
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Default What to do about North Korea...?

In article , Bob Fry
wrote:

JH While the world's attention has been diverted to Iraq and
JH Gaza, I think the real nightmare scenario is developing in
JH North Korea.

Hmmmmm.....no. N. Korea is an isolated society controlled by a few
kooks without a cause that inspires followers. True, the worst case
is they shoot a couple of nukes off, let's say one in Asia, another to
the US...followed with massive retaliation by the US.


While it is true that N. Korea is probably not our biggest nightmare
in the long term, they still present a very real near term threat.

A much more
likely scenario is they keep making threats until we can get some
practical people in the White House, replacing the current idelogues,
who will actually talk to the kooks and see what they really want (my
guess is some assurance they won't be invaded).


Don't make the mistake of assuming that others are operating by
roughly the same motivations as us. Sometimes diplomacy will
work, but it requires that the other side is actually interested in
peace.

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