Sunday, June 21, 2009

4th of July celebration North Korea style with numerous short, medium and long range missile firings planned!

US Ready if NKorea Test Fires Another Missile

North Korea Ratchets up the threat while shadowed on the high seas and threatening multiple missile launches toward Hawaii!

You know another American Holiday is coming up now because North Korea is planning new missile tests to cause problems at a time they perceive as a moment of weakness. American North Korean relations at this point are increasingly ratcheting up largely because of North Korea's increasing agitation. North Korea is planning a 4th of July fireworks for us by firing multiple short, medium, and long range missiles in the direction of Hawaii. US fears North Korea missile launch

At the same time we are shadowing one of North Korea's ships, the Kang Nan. There is no knowledge but the ship is being shadowed because you just can not trust North Korea. At this point the ship is being watched as it "may" be carrying nuclear assets or other illicit military weapons. The plan is to follow it and when it docks for refueling pressure the host Nation to deny refueling.

I think that is the right and the only thing to do without ratcheting this up. However my first thought was, then you have North Korea's ship floundering in the high seas and what would happen if there was a catastrophe? Now I know the US plan is to then tow them to port and check the cargo but In the long run I still see that being denied or a direct confrontation ensuing. This is North Korea!

That ship has a past history of carrying and delivering illegal weapons. The Battle ship the USS John McCain has been shadowing the Kang Nam. The John McCain is in turn shadowing the John McCain. They are supposed to be on board with the sanctions so it seems to me that if they were on our side they would be shadowing North Korea not us. Anyway there was an accident as the sub got tangled in the Sonar equipment the McCain was towing behind her. On purpose?

Right now the Kang Nam is moored off the coast of China and thought to be headed to Singapore. I hope you checked out the link because it does appear that we can not board these ships nor do we have to do be successful. These new sanctions seem to have teeth after all. These ships do not have to be boarded we can simply "poson the hosts" Interesting! US Military Set to Intercept North Korean Ship Suspected of ...

As for the missiles, just in case one of them goes awry missile defense assets have been moved into the are and their are more than sufficient assets on hand to protect allies and Hawaii if need be. Knowing the mad man Kim and the fact that all these missiles are subject to one type of failure or another you always have to be concerned with these firings but it is the long range missiles that concern me. We are relatively sure they can not make land fall in Hawaii but the fact that they can go awry concerns me.

China I do not trust and I do not believe they are doing enough so again I reiterate! As we discussed in the past, being North Korea's next door neighbor China has more at stake than anyone except North Korea. They must do more! China does not seem to have the leverage they use to or I thought they had. They do have an abstract leverage! They should want to be key players here. They are our banker and we owe them trillions. Being North Korea's immediate neighbor they would be the recipient of hundreds of thousands of refugees if not more. Regardless of the past that is gone. We have to be concerned with the future now.

I do have to wonder what his 26 year old son would do if he was the leader right now. I have yet to learn anything about him. I have to believe that his stance will be the same or a unproven youngster would not have been chosen as successor. One way or the other boarding North Korea's ships will get this going. It is not North Korea's navy I would be worried about. It is the 7 million man army heading south that should be the big concern. That and our definite involvement should be China's big concern and her motivation to stop playing games and make sure that this is put to an end! What say you!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

US Ready if NKorea Test Fires Another Missile

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