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Old 08-29-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Unpalatable but it's getting closer to a real confrontation.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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Yes. Especially Whidbey Island since it has a military base.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The quick answer is that N Korea missile range doesn't get this far. The more broad answer is that we all would be affected, especially if there were nukes involved. The worldwide economy, also, would be immediately affected. One of N Korea's biggest leverages is that Seoul (a crucial part of the world economy) is so close to them.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:06 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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North Korea couldn't even get all of its missiles to launch successfully. Are people really worried about this?
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Head for the hills.
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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RIP Seattle
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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North Korea couldn't even get all of its missiles to launch successfully. Are people really worried about this?
People need **** to worry about, Ruth. Hell, my life has seldom been better. I search for problems myself.

Quick answer is that entire patch of real estate north of 38th Parallel would go up in a hundred thousand iron bombs from maybe a hundred sorties in 72 hours, or many hundred kiloton ultra-high accuracy B61-12 nukes (launched B1B bombers or stealth aircraft), or several multi-megaton strategic nukes launched via Minuteman II in the CONUS. Should someone be truly stupid enough to start shooting. And...? So what?

We'd do it, too. I've worked with some of these professionals in our military, they'd do their duty if given an order and given sufficient political will.

Trouble is, after that as they say "it's in God's hands" because no one is quite sure how to *stop* such exchanges.

Not going to stop me from starting a major project kickoff tomorrow, or my weekend plans, however. Not for an instant.

Watch a film like the excellent "Crimson Tide" (1995) for scenarios around first strike, or not, and the possibilities of error and misinterpretation of an unstable enemy in the nuclear era.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:22 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Yeah, thanks, but I'll pass on the films. Just another reason to move to Canada.

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Old 08-29-2017, 11:51 PM
 
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Canada might be the worst place to be if a North Korean nuke gets launched towards the NW. The target is probably the safest place of all.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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^LOL. I think you may be correct. Really would matter much.
I think from Whidbey NAS you can see Canada.
I would not bet that the NK are good aimers. Nukes are like horseshoes, Close is good. Hitting Portland is close enough. I live close to Portland.
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