Thursday, August 3, 2017



When you consider the possibility of war with North Korea, you’ll find that there isn’t any way that kind of conflict wouldn’t end without widespread mayhem. The worst-case scenario would include a protracted ground war on the densely populated Korean peninsula, involving millions of combatants and the addition of chemical and nuclear weapons.

The absolute best-case scenario, would probably involve the swift decapitation of the North Korean regime. But that could still result in millions of refugees fleeing from North Korea, and into the South and China. It could also cause a power vacuum, where opportunistic elements in the North Korean government could vie for control of the country, leading to a bloody civil war.
And in any scenario, there is the possibility that China will come to the aid of its neighbor, which could be the first step towards another World War. There simply isn’t any way to remove the North Korean regime by force that doesn’t create a mess of mind boggling proportions, and result in massive casualties. That’s why it’s not a big surprise that the Kim family has maintained control of their country for so long.

However, that doesn’t mean that countries like South Korea, who would undoubtedly face the brunt of the North’s military during any hypothetical conflict, aren’t preparing to go take out the regime during an emergency. According to a South Korean newspaper which recently spoke to anonymous government officials, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff are currently drawing up plans to execute a surgical strike against North Korea, which would decapitate that nation’s leadership.

The decision to draw up these war plans speaks volumes on how dire the situation with North Korea is. We know how disastrous any conflict with that country would be. The fact that the South’s leadership is considering this option despite the obvious consequences, suggests that they think war with their northern neighbor may be unavoidable.


We are just inches away from the outbreak of World War III, and yet most Americans seem completely oblivious to what is happening. On Friday, North Korea conducted a missile test which proved that it now has the capability of hitting major U.S. cities in the western half of the country.

Every diplomatic effort to end North Korea’s nuclear program has completely failed, the Chinese have shown that they do not intend to do much of anything to intervene in this crisis, and the United Nations is a dead end. Given enough time, the North Koreans will build hundreds of ICBMs capable of delivering nukes to cities all over America, and the Trump administration has already indicated that they will never accept this.If no other way can be found to derail North Korea’s nuclear program, President Trump will almost certainly order a military strike, and that could set off a war in which millions could die.

Personally, I am stunned that North Korea’s missile test on Friday didn’t receive more attention from the mainstream media, because the truth is that this was the biggest step toward war on the Korean peninsula since 1953. IMO, it is possible that if Trump finds himself near being impeached, or some other form of harm to his narcissistic persona. He may use a WAR with KOREA as another deflection off the topic another “Trump Trick” but also only if Kim Jong-un does some stupid and act first. For lucky us as the United States Congress took going to war on his own by Trump away from him!


Now that North Korea has developed missiles that can hit the eastern United States, it also means that any missile attack would spend much of its flight time over Canadian soil.
Given Canada’s awkward geographic position between North Korea and the United States, any North Korean missile launched at a U.S. target east of California would necessarily enter Canadian airspace.

With the launch of Hwasong-14 on Friday, North Korea proved itself capable of launching a nuclear-capable missile that could reach of most of the continental United States.
A subsequent analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists specifically highlighted the missiles’ risk to five major U.S. cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Boston and New York. “Washington, D.C. may be just out of range,” wrote researcher David Wright.

Although it may seem counter-intuitive on a standard map, the shortest distance between North Korea and much of the United States involves plotting a course over the Arctic Circle.
It’s what’s known to navigators as a “great circle track,” and it’s the same reason why a direct flight from Los Angeles to London will pass over Northern Quebec.

Any missile fired at New York City would pass over Gjoa Haven, NU, Hudson Bay and Ottawa. A Boston-bound missile would pass near Montreal.

The North Korean missile threat caused former defense minister Peter MacKay this week to express regret that he wasn’t more aggressive in signing a continental missile defense strategy with the U.S.

“I think the U.S. is going to take the necessary action to shoot down an imminent threat coming from any direction,” MacKay told the National Post by phone.
“They’re going to consult with us they’ll let us know but they’re going to do it,” he said.

A 2014 Senate report confirmed that should missiles suddenly appear over the Northwest Territories; Canada’s only military role would be to warn the Americans.
“Canada currently has no say on when, where or whether it should be engaged,” it read.
However, MacKay acknowledges that the Trump administration hasn’t made it an ideal time to get Canadians on board with a continental missile defense scheme.

“I suspect that there was a window when Obama was the president, when Canadians would have been far more comfortable and accepting of those discussions,” he said.
Being “in the way” of a nuclear war is quite familiar to Canada.

During the Cold War, much of Canada’s defense planning revolved around the possibility that it would be hit by wayward or intercepted nuclear weapons intended for the United States.
“This is the same position that Canada was in during the Cold War,” said Fred Armbruster, executive director of the Canadian Civil Defense Museum, writing in an email to the National Post.

Although Canadian authorities prepared for direct Soviet strikes on strategic centers such as Ottawa or Edmonton, they also considered the possibility that shoddy or intercepted warheads could rain down on the Canadian countryside.

According to Canadian War Museum historian Andrew Burtch, Cold War defense planners referred to unplanned nuclear explosions as “random detonations.”

“Planners believed that ICBMs would actually be less likely to cause random detonations simply because of their more direct path towards their intended targets, but there was a remote possibility of random ICBM detonations all the same,” he told the National Post.

However, the threat level is likely much lower than it was during the Cold War, when the world was repeatedly brought to the edge of Armageddon by mere technical errors.

North Korean analysts generally agree that the new missiles are intended by dictator Kim Jong-Un to extract political concessions in the region.

“At this point, we’ve got to be very concerned not that the North Koreans are just going to wake up one morning and decide to incinerate Tacoma or Seattle,” Gordon Chang, a frequent commentator on North Korea, told Washington State’s Komo News.
Chang added, “but what we’ve got to be concerned is that they’re going to use their nukes for blackmail.”

For now, the U.S. East Coast is likely safe, given that the Hwasong-14 does not appear to have a functioning re-entry vehicle meaning that any warhead would be broken up by the extreme heat and pressure of entering the earth’s atmosphere.
However, the tests have prompted the state of Hawaii to begin drafting a preparedness plan in case of a North Korean missile attack.

“We do not want to cause any undue stress for the public; however, we have a responsibility to plan for all hazards,” Vern Miyagi, administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, said in a statement.
Given Hawaii’s proximity to Asia, though, North Korean missiles have been in range of the state since at least 1998. Incidentally, on the Canadian flight path of U.S.-bound missiles fired to Los Angeles, they would pass directly over Edmonton and Calgary.

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