Wednesday, May 2, 2012

North Korea Considers Missile Attack On Hawaii

Difficult news

For the average American, it can easily be argued that the most pressing though is whether the current recession is going to let up. For some, that thinking includes When am I going to get a job? These concerns are very real and very important. For those who are working but find themselves falling short on their bill payments because of unexpected things like car repairs, pay day loans and cheap loans are there to help. If you're looking for information on those and want to apply, you've come to the right place.

But there are other crises that poke into our bubble. Like this one: What should I think about North Korea's missiles reaching Hawaii? According to the BBC, it could happen. Thankfully, the U.S. military claims we are prepared.

Our protectors are in a good position

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told BBC News that we are in a good position to protect ourselves against a potential North Korean missile strike. His ominous comment on the heels of a report that claims that North Korea was considering launching a missile towards Hawaii. In fact, Gates even told the BBC that we do have some concerns if they were to launch a missile to the west in the direction of Hawaii. Apparently, missile and radar systems are at the ready to provide support in the event of attack.

Admittedly, North Korea's nuclear plans have been cause for concern. But is this just saber rattling by Kim Jong Il and North Korea? Or should we take this threat seriously. Judging by Gates' statements, America plans to be prepared. However, I do hope that everyone keeps in mind that there is indeed no such thing as a winnable war, particularly if nuclear arms are involved. Diplomacy is always desirable over loss of life.

Weaseling around sanctions

North Korea has performed tests that could indicate that short-range missile delivery of nuclear warheads is in their plans. On May 25, they conducted an underground nuclear test. Since then, they've test-fired numerous short-range missiles. According to BBC sources there is currently a North Korean ship under surveillance to ensure that it does not violate United Nations sanctions.

On the financial front, North Korea may be preparing to find ways around financial sanctions. Reportedly, President Obama has warned all U.S. banks that attempt to engage in deceptive practices in order to get money in and out of the country. This would be in response to UN Security Council-imposed sanctions that followed North Korea's nuclear tests. Considering that even their traditional allies - China and Russia - are demanding that Korea return to anti-nuclear proliferation negotiations, it seems that the odds are stacked against Kim Jong Il's regime. No pay day loans or cheap loans can bail North Korea out of their sanction prison and that's the way it should be until they're willing to play non-violent ball with the rest of the world.

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