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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Did someone Drug the AP?

The AP is out with a report tonight in which it questions the wisdom of America trying to shoot down North Korean missiles in the event that the NK's shoot a salvo towards Guam as they have threatened to do.  This is such a bizarre report that I question if the reporter was drugged when he wrote it.

Think about it.  There are about 160,000 American citizens living on Guam.  There are also some very strategic air bases located on the island.  If North Korea launches missiles towards Guam, there is no way of knowing if those missiles have nuclear warheads.  There is no way of knowing how many people they would kill if left to complete their flights.  Possibly, a decision not to shoot down the missiles could lead to the deaths of over 100,000 Americans.  But the AP still questions the wisdom of trying to shoot down the missiles?

I'm not even going to try to discuss the reasoning (if you can call it that) used by the AP on the issue.  The US armed forces cannot stand by and let a foreign power launch missiles that could kill over 100,000 Americans without trying to shoot those missiles down.  Sure, the anti-missile system might not work, but that's no reason not to try to use it. 

Indeed, if the NK's launch a missile salvo towards Guam, I think it is time for the US to counterattack against the North Korean military.  Even under international law, the NK attack would give the right to the US to defend itself and to counterattack.

There's something wrong if a news agency like the AP could actually discuss having the USA absorb an attack like this and do nothing to try to stop it.

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