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Old 01-24-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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From the looks of it, we're about as close to North Korea as the California coast is. Its seems to me, Alaska would be a viable target - not as much death and destruction as striking Los Angeles (which would undoubtedly assure North Korea's immediate and total annihilation by US retaliation), but still American soil, so it would make a strong statement to hit one of the unpopulated Aleutians.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska - USA
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From the looks of it, we're about as close to North Korea as the California coast is. Its seems to me, Alaska would be a viable target - not as much death and destruction as striking Los Angeles (which would undoubtedly assure North Korea's immediate and total annihilation by US retaliation), but still American soil, so it would make a strong statement to hit one of the unpopulated Aleutians.
Acutally Alaska is much closer:

Adak is 2850 miles from Pyongyang
Anchorage is 3725 miles from Pyongyang
Los Angeles is 5950 from Pyongyang

Not too concerned at this point.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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Acutally Alaska is much closer:

Adak is 2850 miles from Pyongyang
Anchorage is 3725 miles from Pyongyang
Los Angeles is 5950 from Pyongyang

Not too concerned at this point.
Uh oh. Okay I will come back and finish reading the rest of your post after I have done some more work digging my bunker. It has tripe reinforced walls, and a lifetime supply of dried beans, rice, and also Waylon Jennings albums.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Kasilof, Ak/NCa
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Uh oh. Okay I will come back and finish reading the rest of your post after I have done some more work digging my bunker. It has tripe reinforced walls, and a lifetime supply of dried beans, rice, and also Waylon Jennings albums.
What, no Hank or Willie? Not worried. I don't think they are really that stupid That said it would save me from doing the rest of the work on the place.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NP AK/SF NM
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North Korea reminds me of one of my dogs....lots of random barking, but little chance of it ever biting.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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Do you think if we smacked North Korea in the nose it would whimper and run away?

Granted, I wouldn't do that to my dog.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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North Korea reminds me of one of my dogs....lots of random barking, but little chance of it ever biting.
That goes right along with "No, he doesn't bite..." right before he does...

That being said - I would think they would go for a bigger target than Adak or even Anchorage for that matter... more "bang" for the buck...

THAT being said - if they did bomb the US I'm sure they considered we could just carpet bomb them for months before ever setting foot there... like we did Iraq...

It was quite a site watching triple A going in the air trying to shoot down planes they had no chance of hitting.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Is there anything really worth targeting in Alaska? Perhaps they'd do it as a warning shot? Me thinks that they would be interested in bigger targets than anywhere in Alaska. As the poster above me states, more bang for their buck.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Is there anything really worth targeting in Alaska?
Yep, the intersection of West 104th Avenue and C Street. If that piece of land were destroyed by anyone all Alaskans and I do mean all Alaskans would load up their flintlock rifles, march straight into Pyongyang, and turn that city into a large bowl of cold noodles.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: NP AK/SF NM
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Is there anything really worth targeting in Alaska? Perhaps they'd do it as a warning shot? Me thinks that they would be interested in bigger targets than anywhere in Alaska. As the poster above me states, more bang for their buck.
Let's see....TAPS, Eielson, Elmendorf, FWW, Fort Rich., the missiles at Greely, Kodiak launch facility, one of the busiest air cargo airports in the world (AIA). There are several strategically important targets in Alaska that an aggressor would be interested in eliminating.
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