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How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 08:40 AM

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IF North Korea launches a missile towards Hawaii - how should the U.S. respond?

Gates: U.S. ready against N. Korea strike - CNN.com

I'm going to assume that most of you would say, "By defending themselves!" [i.e. 'shooting down the missile BEFORE it reaches its target'] But should this all come to pass - should the U.S. do anything beyond merely stopping the missile? And what if they fail to do that and Hawaii is HIT?! Then what?!

I'd like to know what you think.

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 11:45 AM

Maybe they should do nothing? Unless North Korea plans to splash down their test rocket in American Waters they shouldn't do anything. North Korea isn't going to try and hit Hawaii and I doubt a rocket is going to go anywhere near it. Sure maybe they'll fire it towards Hawaii but hey if i walk to one side of my room then I'm moving towards Hawaii too. Why exactly would North Korea be trying to provoke a volatile, reactionary and generally unthinking nuclear super-power into a war by blowing up an island that belongs to it? They might not like America but they're not stupid.

Of course if the rocket is designed to hit Hawaii (why would it be?) then the US should shoot it down. And then they should work together with China about it who would probably agree to help as their support for North Korea seems to rapidly dwindling. Any direct attack would just piss China off and result in a massive balls up of any Korean war just like last time.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 12:08 PM

I don't think it will really happen ever.

But IF they do...I would take the troops, neutralize the country, and jail all leaders of the old government. Remove any possible military leaders from the country. Then let a new government take over. Unlike the middle-east, there is no extremism from religion that would cause an Iraq situation.

It might not work, the old rulers might come back somehow. If so, just let China/South Korea/Japan have complete dominance over them.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 02:38 PM

Once North Korea attacks any Allie or American land is when we attack them not when missiles not able to reach American territory.


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I know what Obama will do...

HE will just go to North Korea and do campagn speaches, and say

YES WE CAN, and CHANGE!

HE will post his youtube videos in Korean and then delete all negative comments like in his campaign.

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 07:31 PM

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I know what Obama will do...

HE will just go to North Korea and do campagn speaches, and say

YES WE CAN, and CHANGE!

HE will post his youtube videos in Korean and then delete all negative comments like in his campaign.

The messiah will change there minds and join the great US communist regime and peace and love will be restored in the planet.

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lol Exactly what I was gonna say.

If Hawaii got attacked, our response should be Congress declaring war on North Korea. In this event, we should send troops, and establish a war Headquarters in South Korea, and attack from there. And when we are done, North Korea would be destroyed, the land formally known as North Korea would be controlled by South Korea as a new combined nation called simply "Korea". I don't see any other option in this scenario.

However, like Tomb said, nothing would get done with Obama in office. Instead of war, he would try to have a "sit down" with Kim Jong Il to discuss peace. Kim Jong Il would laugh at him, deny his request, and America would get attacked again.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 09:43 PM

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However, like Tomb said, nothing would get done with Obama in office. Instead of war, he would try to have a "sit down" with Kim Jong Il to discuss peace. Kim Jong Il would laugh at him, deny his request, and America would get attacked again.
Why do you say that? Just because Obama wants to leave Iraq? Because he doesn't like war? I don't know any president in our nation's history that would do anything but attack North Korea. And that's definitely what we should do.




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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 10:05 PM

I suppose a war would break out. But I think there would need to be some sort of justification first. Clinton would need to try to work things out with them.

While this is happening, FEMA, needs to get into Hawaii and sort out the chaos there.

I'm thinking that Obama will take a approach like FDR did with pearl harbour.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 10:15 PM

We already have bases and soldiers stationed in South Korea, so we will probably build up the number we have there and attack. The only problems I have with this though, is some of the soldiers stationed there took their families with them to live on the military bases. I think we should pull all the families out, but since they are all there by choice and "illegally" somehow, I doubt that would happen. And we are still in Afghanistan and Iraq, and according to my dad and many other officers I know, North Korea is "scarier" than both.

I don't think we should just ignore it if and when North Korea attack us. What kind of message would that send? "Attack us all you want, we'll do nothing!"


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 10:19 PM

If they do attack the US, I don't think the country should idly sit by and let them do it again, and I honestly doubt Obama would ignore a nuclear weapon being dropped on Hawaii - or any other part of the country. But at the same time, they shouldn't start a hostile invasion based on paranoia that they might invade the US first - we've seen how well paranoid wars over terrorism pan out.

In a more practical sense, exactly how many wars can America fight at once? There are limited numbers of soldiers and materials, and spreading them thinly does nothing to help.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 10:33 PM

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If they do attack the US, I don't think the country should idly sit by and let them do it again, and I honestly doubt Obama would ignore a nuclear weapon being dropped on Hawaii - or any other part of the country. But at the same time, they shouldn't start a hostile invasion based on paranoia that they might invade the US first - we've seen how well paranoid wars over terrorism pan out.
Of course we shouldn't attack them without provocation.

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Obama is removing troops from Iraq. And if North Korea attacks, we should have an immediate withdrawal from Iraq and focus on N. Korea.




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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 19th 2009, 10:57 PM

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 01:02 AM

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 01:07 AM

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I think soon he will step down and one of his sons will take over.

Let's hope the apple will fall far from the tree, but I doubt it.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 03:29 AM

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Why do you say that? Just because Obama wants to leave Iraq? Because he doesn't like war? I don't know any president in our nation's history that would do anything but attack North Korea. And that's definitely what we should do.
lol read the news much? Those troops that Obama "pulled out of Iraq" aren't going anywhere. Obama just approved sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, many of those troops are coming from Iraq.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 03:39 AM

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lol read the news much? Those troops that Obama "pulled out of Iraq" aren't going anywhere. Obama just approved sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, many of those troops are coming from Iraq.
Hm...so, criticize him for leaving troops in Iraq to fight the ongoing war, but if he refuses to start a war in NK, he's a completely useless idiot who needs to be taken out of office. Makes sense.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 03:42 AM

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lol read the news much? Those troops that Obama "pulled out of Iraq" aren't going anywhere. Obama just approved sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, many of those troops are coming from Iraq.
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 03:46 AM

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 05:39 AM

If NK decides to start sending off rockets or nukes to Hawaii, I doubt the US will just lay back and ignore part of their country being blasted. Obama would probably do some pointless negotiating that would drag on and on. My guess is that NK's attack(s) would be blocked by the US and Obama would do some negotiating. I don't know about Obama but the US citizens and possibly the Canadian ones would want Obama to do something. If NK does decide to continue, them I'm sure that the US would fire back along with some other of its allies. Perhaps SK would hop into the mix too and NK would be more or less in shit unless they back off.
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 20th 2009, 05:42 AM

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Hm...so, criticize him for leaving troops in Iraq to fight the ongoing war, but if he refuses to start a war in NK, he's a completely useless idiot who needs to be taken out of office. Makes sense.
Yes, he would be an idiot if he didn't go to war with NK, if they attacked Hawaii. I have made that very clear, and you followed it, great.

I am not criticizing the fact that there are troops in the middle east. I'm criticizing the fact that he is a hypocrite. Do you get that?
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 12:38 AM

I don't think they have a missile that could reach that far.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 01:29 AM

Would Kim Jong-Il really be that stupid?
   
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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 02:37 AM

Yea he wants to piss Obama off.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 03:04 AM

If North Korea Attacks Hawaii, then America will probably attack back. Hawaii is a State, and the U.S takes care of it's own. Hopefully North Korea has the sense not to attack the U.S, if not, well I guess it means we have another war.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 03:47 AM

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If a state is attacked, why wouldn't it defend it's ground? Obviously not by "shooting the rocket", but they wouldn't just sit there and take it..


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 03:58 AM

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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 04:06 AM

well i dont know what Obama would do if this happened but what the U.S. should do if we got attacked my NK well we should get them back like really hit them hard and really mess them up bomb the hell out of them then ask them nicely to leave us alone their answer wont really matter much though.


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Re: How Should the U.S. Respond IF North Korea ATTACKS Hawaii?! - June 26th 2009, 06:08 AM

Well, up to this point, all of North Korea's rocket launches have been spectacular failures, so I'm not incredibly worried. They know better than to send a rocket at Hawaii. Despite all of the rhetoric, North Korea could not withstand a retaliation by just about all of the armed Western nations in the U.N., which is exactly what would happen if they tried to attack the U.S. or South Korea.


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