View Poll Results: Why haven't we shot down one of the NK missiles fired over Japan?

Voters
12. You may not vote on this poll
  • Because we can't.

    2 16.67%
  • We don't want to provoke NK.

    2 16.67%
  • Other reason.

    8 66.67%
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 54
Thanks Tree37Thanks

Thread: Why haven't we shot down one of the NK missiles over Japan?

  1. #41
    Galactic Ruler Spookycolt's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2012
    Posts
    59,342
    Thanks
    10856

    From
    By the wall
    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Unrelated here, but what is with the rash of double-posting here guys, anyone else notice this?

    I believe we have a board glitch.

    To the post.

    Actually, it's high time someone addressed the egregious trade relationship we have with China, this is the one issue I have some semblance of agreement with Trump!

    (note: I say "some semblance" because his position is usually very foggy and can change from tweet to tweet.)

    Thx
    Yea, something's up because its happening to a lot of us.

    Can't seem to delete the double post either.
    Thanks from Thx1138

  2. #42
    Member allegoricalfact's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,128
    Thanks
    534

    From
    the Sussex Downs
    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Thoughts?
    Because I don't think anyone wants to set off WIII - including Kim Jong Un - The US has to go to the table.

  3. #43
    Veteran Member bmanmcfly's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    13,846
    Thanks
    2297

    From
    C-A-N-A-D-A-Eh
    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Because I don't think anyone wants to set off WIII - including Kim Jong Un - The US has to go to the table.
    That is the biggest risk... If China and or Russia do not stand down to allow the removal of the tyrant than it would quickly turn that way.

  4. #44
    Veteran Member Pragmatist's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    46,019
    Thanks
    13364

    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    WE don't want to give away our capabilities. Also positioning of the ships for the shot. Best saved for the real event. The Russians and Chinese watch and monitor everything we do.
    How do you know which one is the real event?

  5. #45
    Veteran Member Pragmatist's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    46,019
    Thanks
    13364

    Quote Originally Posted by Thx1138 View Post
    Oh, so Pakistan nukes India, and it's just a "local squabble," is it?

    Okay, why are we so chummy with SK and Japan and not India?

    Guilty conscience?

    No, it's just a double-standard, again, if NK had a large nuclear inventory the "issue" would be dropped. (on both sides.)

    Thx
    India has them too

  6. #46
    Bizarroland Observer Thx1138's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    21,234
    Thanks
    12434

    From
    aMEEErica
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    India has them too
    Yes, I believe that was pretty commonly known and was also mentioned in the thread.

    They started their nuclear program in 1967, Pakistan, 1972.

    Thx

  7. #47
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    1,835
    Thanks
    407

    From
    Florida
    Quote Originally Posted by allegoricalfact View Post
    Because I don't think anyone wants to set off WIII - including Kim Jong Un - The US has to go to the table.
    Actually I think Iran will gladly set off dub dub 3 to usher in the Mahdi. You can't assume that everyone has the same rational motivations that you do.

  8. #48
    New Member
    Joined
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    3

    Debris from destroyed missiles, both the ballistic missile and the "bullet" will come down. This is a real concern and is part of planning for the use of defense systems. Since we can determine the trajectory and estimate where the missile will hit within seconds, there is no reason to risk debris falling on people or land unless the missile is a true threat.
    Thanks from Thx1138, bmanmcfly and EnigmaO01

  9. #49
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    53,875
    Thanks
    19114

    From
    america
    I think there are a plethora of reasons:

    #1. As yet, the system is untested in real time warfare.
    #2. I think, we know a missiles trajectory within a few seconds after launch, so, we likely already know if it is actually "aimed" at something.
    #3. I am starting to think that some of these systems are SHIP based, so, we may not wish to confirm that capability.
    #4. Using the system, may allow our rivals some insight into how it works.
    #5. It WOULD be claimed as 'provocative' by Fat Kim and the Big Hats.
    Thanks from bmanmcfly

  10. #50
    Veteran Member Devil505's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    60,194
    Thanks
    17931

    From
    Mass and Florida
    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm View Post
    Debris from destroyed missiles, both the ballistic missile and the "bullet" will come down. This is a real concern and is part of planning for the use of defense systems. Since we can determine the trajectory and estimate where the missile will hit within seconds, there is no reason to risk debris falling on people or land unless the missile is a true threat.
    Fair point but I think we're more worried about embarrassment when we fail to shoot down a single missile.
    Thanks from EnigmaO01

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. missiles over Japan
    By Chief in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 15th September 2017, 03:53 AM
  2. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 16th February 2016, 01:52 PM
  3. Because "good Americans" are just criminals who haven't shot anybody yet.
    By Angel of Dearth in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 2nd May 2013, 08:59 AM
  4. Haven't been by in a while
    By Dr.Knuckles in forum Warfare
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 2nd October 2011, 06:28 PM
  5. Not exactly new, but I haven't been around much.
    By Buck Laser in forum New Users
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 24th October 2008, 03:29 AM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed