Tuesday, September 28, 2004

activity around missile bases

A Japanese news agency is reporting that there is increased activity around several of North Korea's missile bases. The article says that the activity could be attributed to either preparation for a launch or possibly just as a "diplomatic and strategic ploy." Do you all think that an intentional missile launch on Japan is within the realm of possibility? I personally think that North Korea would have to be very desparate to do such a thing, because such an act would lead to an extremely severe response from the international community. I think North Korea is more rational than that. They would gain very little by attacking Japan.

2 comments:

Reese Davidson said...

No, I seriously doubt that North Korea would launch a surprise attack on Japan. That would most definitly lead to war seeing that Japan doesn't have a military except a Self Defense force.......Any fighting would be done by the good ole US Army which is pretty occupied at the moment!

Plus, from some of the articles posted on the blog, it seems likely that North Korea will wait to do anything until after the elections.......

Mike Malaguti said...

It seems to me that it would be in North Korea's interest to sit tight and see how the election in the United States plays out. Also, there can be little doubt as to how the United States would respond to a North Korea missile launch on anyone. There would clearly be a strong response on the United States' part.