Thursday, August 10, 2017
Maybe they can settle things with a little one-on-one basketball?
By watching the Breaking News Channels I've learned that we should all be stocking up on Spam and Twinkies and Gatorade so as to get us through the upcoming Nuclear Winter. I'm thinking this must be cable TV ratings week. I just don't buy it that the Short, Fat One and the Tall, Orange One are going to step out back and settle this like men.
N Korea's Kim Jong Dung is threatening to launch four IRBM's toward Guam (a US territory) next week to show us how cool and powerful and worthy of respect he is. The N Korean's say they aren't going to actually hit Guam, but hit just close enough to impress us with their technical prowess.
Pres Donald Trump is threatening to shoot down said four missiles, and maybe even lob a few of ours Kim's way, just to show him we ain't skeered. Seems to me both have more to lose than to gain by their bluster.
Based on past performance, the N Korean's missiles don't exactly have the best odds of making it all the way to Guam without falling apart mid-air, which would be a HUGE embarrassment to Kim Jong Dong.
For our part, based on past performance, I think there is some doubt about the ability of our THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missiles, backed up by our slightly aged Navy Aegis anti-missile missiles, to knock down all four commie rockets if called on to do so. Our two most recent THAAD tests went well, but before that the previous four test's success rate was only 50/50. If we threw all we had at Kim Jong Poop's third world missiles and one still got through, that would be a HUGE embarrassment to us.
And what if Kim missed the 100-gazillion-square-mile Pacific Ocean target and actually hit Guam? Oops! Then we WOULD wipe up on N Korea, and maybe light up S Korea and maybe China, too, in the process. That's a lose/lose/lose/lose if there ever was one!
I don't think either Kim Jong Un or Donald Trump wants to be seen by the world as a loser. I think they'll just stand 7,000 miles apart and bloviate and shadow box. It's just what Short Fat guys and Tall Orange guys with bad haircuts and tiny hands do.
Trust me, I'm an expert on international bloviation. (I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once.)
LATE EDIT: I've just read that the last 15 THAAD tests have gone well. (?) If true, that will make Kim Jong Dud's missiles look even more pathetic. Better to stand down, Dung, and not shoot yourself in the foot.