North Korea will fire an ICBM missile at Hawaii...but NOT at the main islands!
June 18, 2009 9:10am CST
(First heard on the Tom Joyner Morning Show) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_koreas_nuclear http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iURO8fOyWVOA0ytFlaAGuC9F7R9wD98T2J2O0 Kim Jong-Il wasn't kidding when he said that he would take military action if there were anymore sanctions or embargoes against North Korea, and now he's backing up his words. According to what I heard on my Sansa M250 MP3 Player with FM radio, and according to these sites (NOT referral links!), North Korea is going to fire a Taepodong-2 ICBM at Hawaii next month, somewhere between July 4 to July 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taepodong-2 Even though it's a ballistic missile, the good news is that at least it won't hit the main Hawaiian islands. The missile won't reach its target far to hit them. But still, HE WOULDN'T DARE! I know that Kim Jong Il already did a nuclear test last month, and he said he'd weaponize all his plutonium, but what's he thinking?? Is he provoking us just to attack him right back? What's he trying to prove anyway? He'd be closer to signing his own nuclear death warrant with his actions!
• Hong Kong
18 Jun 09
I would be very surprised if North Korea really fires a missile at Hawaii because it is really a sign of declaring a war on the States and at this point of time, there is really no reason to prevent the States to fight back... hard. Considering China and Russia probably won't backup this provoking action, I will say North Korea will certainly be destroyed right away for such thing to happen. So, will it fire a missile towards Hawaii? I strong doubt that. But will it fire a missile at all? I think that is still very possible.
• United States
18 Jun 09
You know, I'd like to think the exact same thing: he won't really do it. But when it comes to Jong-Il, the dude's truly a wild card. Most people thought his "satellite" launch was just talk. Everyone figured he wouldn't go so far as to test his nuclear capabilities. People figured he had proven his point and would let those American hostages(!!hostages!!) go. The dude's proven to be belligerent every time. He's like the sun: shows up without fail. And not to turn this into a political theme that's actually blaming anyone, but he really seems to be testing Obama. I could be wrong on that, and I do hope that I'm wrong. The last thing America needs is another war -- even if lil Kim should be put underground. His many bold actions have all had one thing in common: America. He could claim to want to fire that missile somewhere else! He could have taken hostages from another country. That "satellite" could have been said to reach Australia instead. But like anyone cruisin' for a bruisin', as my father would say, Jong-Il has managed to make it all about the United States since this insanity went from a Manny-being-Manny-like nuisance to a full-on threat a few months ago.
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 09
I think the reason North Korea has been doing so much lately is that America has been putting less attention to it in terms of normalizing the relationship between the two. Considering China and Russia are still supporting North Korea, it is no doubt that she would want to have more say in dealing with the States. Aiming everything at the US is also understandable because above all, the US is the most powerful nation in the world and at the same time hostile to North Korea.