Monday, January 23, 2017
Maybe it's time to call in a few favors
It seems our favorite boy-king, North Korea's Kim Jong Fatty Fat Fat*, will soon be able to lob a nuke in our general direction. At least that's what he says, and our spooks confirm it, too. South Korea goes so far as to say KJFFF has enough fissile material right now to build 5-10 nuclear devices. Every new underground nuclear test and every new ICBM test launch seems to indicate they are indeed getting closer.
To counter KJFFF's threat the US has moved a special X-band radar platform closer to N Korea (from Hawaii) and is moving a THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile battery to S Korea, to augment THAAD batteries in Guam and Alaska(?). Trouble is, I've read those missiles are 1990's technology that may or may not be up to intercepting the newest N Korean missiles.
Oh poor us....what SHALL we do?
I know what I'd do if I were Prez Donnie John Trump: I'd call up my new best friend, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (sorry Putin), and ask if we could borrow some of their brand new state-of-the-art anti-missile missiles. Just coincidentally, last week the Israelis declared operational their new Arrow 3 system.
Arrow 3's can intercept high altitude incoming missiles, and compliment their Arrow 2 system that can counter medium range incoming missiles and their Iron Dome short range defensive missiles. They've got all their bases covered.
Israel isn't as bureaucracy-bound as the US and can pump out whatever new defense systems they need to (in record time, even) in order to guarantee their security. Considering the 'hood they live in, they have no choice. While we talk, they get things done, and their stuff works pretty well, too.
And since their new missiles were co-developed by Israeli Aerospace Industries and Boeing, and funded by the US taxpayers, they really can't tell us no. We need to remind them that we've been covering their back since the '70's, and now we'd appreciate a little back covering ourselves.
* N Korea recently asked China to prohibit its media from calling their Dear Leader "fat". Therefore I'm now filling the void left by China's compliance by referring to him as Kim Jong Fatty Fat Fat, or KJFFF for short. ;)