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Sunday, April 30, 2017

We Should Attack North Korea's Nukes!!!

Sounds reasonable.  No one wants to see North Korea with weaponized nukes on an ICBM pointed towards South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, or the American mainland...But we need to be VERY AWARE OF REALITY!

North Korea is not Iraq, Serbia, Afghanistan, Libya, Jihadis in caves, etc.  This is a nation which has devoted 60-years towards its defense.  60-years of being supplied by the Russians and Chinese (and probably Pakistan) with advanced defense-systems, as well as creating their own...I don't want to over-inflate their capabilities, but it would be equally ignorant not to admit attacking North Korea would be a much more difficult task than we've taken on since Vietnam.

Someone is going to have to pay a big price for attacking North Korea.  We don't have nearly enough missiles to take out their artillery on the DMZ, nor do we have enough stealth planes to evade being detected by their anti-aircraft systems - similar to the Russian S-300's...Which means, either we are going to have to accept losing quite a few pilots and planes, or we are going to have to sacrifice a lot of South Korean lives (mainly in Seoul - a very dense city with over 10 million people) when the North counter-attacks.  There is one other option, and that is using nuclear weapons to do the job.  This is possible, and would work, but I can't imagine anyone has the inclination to use nukes to take out North Korea's nukes.

Another reality about attacking North Korea:  We better be damn sure the Chinese are on board with this idea...They jumped into the last Korean War and were willing to suffer around 500,000 casualties, with around 100,000 deaths to keep the U.S. from taking North Korea.  It's hard to believe they'd peacefully allow us to come swooping in now - and their response wouldn't necessarily have to be military.  They have plenty of other options:  Economic and cyber being the most likely.

Personally, I wouldn't attack North Korea.  I'd line South Korea and Japan with anti-missile technology, and go with the Admiral Harry Harris Jr. Doctrine:  "If it flies, it will die"...In other words, anything North Korea puts in the air we should take out - including planes and satellites, which are nothing but experiments for their missile technology.

But maybe I'm very wrong and North Korea's toys have to be eliminated...We all have to be prepared for reality if this choice is made.

Everyone should read this entire article, but for those who won't I've listed some key quotes below.

What a War with North Korea Looks Like
By:  George Friedman  (one of the best and most steely-eyed, realist geopolitical commentators there is)

The problem with a U.S. strike is five-fold. First, does U.S. intelligence have clarity on the locations of critical North Korean facilities? Second, are the president and his staff confident in their intelligence? Third, can the facilities be destroyed with non-nuclear weapons? Fourth, is battle damage assessment possible (in other words, can we know with confidence whether the facilities were destroyed)? Finally, if only a nuclear weapon – or multiple nuclear weapons – can destroy the facilities, does stripping North Korea of nuclear weapons justify the significant political fallout the U.S. would face in launching such an attack a second time? And does it justify the risk that it might legitimize the use of nuclear weapons by others?
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The U.S. either accepts the possibility of extreme aircraft losses or the destruction of large parts of Seoul...Trading Seoul for North Korea’s nuclear program is not an option.
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It is possible that North Korean artillery is less formidable than most think. It also is possible that U.S. military planners have defined a solution that is less dangerous than I have. But the fact is that on the surface, North Korea could give up its nuclear capability, still win a decisive victory against the Americans by destroying Seoul, and inflict severe losses on the American Air Force. It would emerge with the regime intact and even more credibility than before.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: The Least Diverse Place in America

"We teach what isn’t taught." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Charlie Kirk

"College is a place where they want everyone to look different, but think exactly the same.  It's like a freaking cult...People expressing different points of view on an issue.  At most colleges today, that's a dangerous, revolutionary idea, if that different point of view is not on the Left." – C.K.


"Diversity, as practiced on your typical college campus divides, not unites people.  And diversity of thought, the free exchange of ideas, you know what college is actually supposed to be about.  Not happening...And God forbid if a Conservative speaker should show up on campus." – C.K.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

National Medal of Honor Day

The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. (Public Law 101-564) Conceived in the State of Washington, this holiday should be one of our most revered. Unfortunately all too many Americans are not even aware of its existence.

WHY MARCH 25th?

The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25 (1863) that the first Medals of Honor were presented...to six members of Andrews' Raiders. If you haven't read the story you can follow...[this link] THE FIRST PRESENTATION to read about that historic day.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

National Medal of Honor day is celebrated in some communities, however for the most part the occasion comes and goes with little notice. As a patriotic American there are a few things YOU can do to commemorate this day:

- FLY YOUR FLAG with pride and patriotism on this day.

- REMEMBER OUR HEROES. As a gesture of your appreciation, why not take just a few moments in the week prior to National Medal of Honor Day to mail a "Thank You" card to one of our living Medal of Honor recipients. You can find a list of the living as well as information on writing to them among the pages of this site.

- INFORM YOUR LOCAL MEDIA. Most newspapers aren't even aware that this special day exists. Why not tip your local media to the occasion. Before you do, check out our database for Medal of Honor recipients from your city and state as well as any who might be buried in your city. This information can give your media a "local angle" that can increase the probability that they will consider doing a story to remind Americans of our heroes.

- Consider doing something in your local schools, or even on a civic level, if there is a Medal of Honor recipient living near your location. Visit our site on SCHOOL IDEAS for more information on school assemblies.

- If there is a Medal of Honor recipient buried in your home town, get a school class, scout troop, or other youth organization to "adopt a grave site". You can read in our SCHOOL IDEAS pages how one school in Pueblo has used just such a program as a part of their Social Studies program.

Re-posted from: Home of Heroes

***You should also notice I post Medal of Honor Recipients a couple times per week on the right-hand margin of this blog.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: There is No Gender Wage Gap

"Give us five-minutes and we’ll give you a semester." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Christina Hoff Sommers

"The small wage gape, that does exist, has nothing to do with paying women less, let alone with sexism.  It has to do with differences in individual career choices, that men and women make...Those who claim that for the same work women earn 77-cents on the dollar compared to men, on the other hand, are not merely bad at math, but at telling the truth." – C.H.S.



"If for the same work women only make 77-cents for every dollar a man makes, why don't businesses hire only women?" - C.H.S.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

THIS (past) WEEK IN PICTURES

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