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GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

'World on the brink of 'thermo-nuclear war', as North Korea mulls test that could goad Trump '

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'North Korea has warned that that world is on the brink of "thermo-nuclear war", as fears rise that Pyongyang is planning a test of military hardware that could provoke a response from President Donald Trump.

Tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions escalated further on Friday after reports in the US that Washington was ready to launch a pre-emptive strike, while China called for all sides to pull back from an "irreversible and unmanageable stage".'

But the world is showing signs of being a bit unstable at the moment.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

The norks are known to exaggerate and bluster.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Apr 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

One must not forget that North and South Korea remian at war. The peace has been responsible due to a ceasefire agreement. IIRC, the UN was a signatory to the agreement. (Which means that a committment was made to protect South Korea in the 1950's which remains in effect.)

"Borrowed time" mean anything?

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

It isn't the actions of the NKs I'm bothered about.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

It's not like USA, France, UK, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Israel are all going to start flinging nukes at each other because NK uses one of its bombs, potentially millions of South Korean or Japanese will die, followed by equally many North Koreans. But the world won't end in nuclear Holocaust because of it. Deleted by Moderator

Phil Hall14 Apr 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Over by Christmas.

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Apr 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Over by Christmas.

Just in time to light up the world in a celebratory rapture!

Rod Robertson.

shirleylyn Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

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Lion in the Stars14 Apr 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

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I'd also like to mention that China has publicly stated that they will go to war with the Norks if the Norks have the threat of a "nuclear accident" that results in contamination of northeast China.

Note that I said "threat of an accident" Not an actual accident. Just the threat of an accident.

Like, say, the US sending a B2 overhead to blow up parts of that powerplant, though I would hope that the US wouldn't deliberately hit the containment buildings. Targeting the generator buildings is usually more productive in terms of stopping electrical production. But you're kinda out of luck if you're attempting to stop plutonium refinement, you gotta hit the reactors to deal with that.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

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wolfgangbrooks14 Apr 2017 10:12 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Only 3 deleted posts, 2 DHed posters and 2 censored posts.


It's still early though :)

UsmanK15 Apr 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

In my not so long life it's like the third or fourth period, when "the war on the Korean Peninsula is about to begin." There is a high probability that everything will normally end peacefully, and the media will be interrupted by some other hot topics.

zoneofcontrol15 Apr 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

UsmanK-
Well the giraffe did finally have its baby and United Airlines has declared war on its customers. That should be good enough for at least a below the fold placement.

UsmanK16 Apr 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

Exactly. Scorpions in airliners will soon replace Iran and North Korea, and the war will begin somewhere in a godforsaken place – for example, in Kyrgyzstan or the Philippines.

USAFpilot16 Apr 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

It sometimes feels like the biggest war mongers out there are those in the main stream media. They seem to salivate anytime a missile is launched or a bomb dropped. The news loves to show videos of such military action; it's good for ratings. And I always find it amusing when someone in the press asks someone in the government if military response is "on the table". Guess what knucklehead, everything is always on the table for anything.

willlucv Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Nail on the head USAFpilot, plus they'll blow any story out of all proportion given half a chance. The problem is people start basing their opinions on what they see in the news.

UsmanK17 Apr 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

And just do it, they seem to have agreed there "in the upper circles". Ineffective sanctions are imposed (both on both sides), half-empty airbases are fired upon, the routine passage of warships and their equally routine escort turns into a universal-scale drama, and North Korea, which once again launched a crooked flying piece in the style of "Pimp my SCUD", go to fears about the universal nuclear war.
I'm not a supporter of conspiracy theories, but it seems like they really have a rational grain.

Lovstrom18 Apr 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

I dont get it. How can anyone get doghoused in a topic that is highly politic on its own. and Norks….????? Is that not a namecalling of an entire country?

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Nork = NORth Korean
Brit = BRITish

So what is the slur? I guess you could stretch and say that Nork is like ork? But then you might have Wizards or GW after you…

Henry Martini18 Apr 2017 11:14 p.m. PST

In British colloquial parlance he's saying that the North Koreans are a bunch of boobs.

Lion in the Stars19 Apr 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

Norks….????? Is that not a namecalling of an entire country?

Well, kinda like with PRC/Taiwan, both the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka "North Korea") and the Republic of Korea (aka "South Korea") claim to be the sole government of Korea.

"Korean" usually refers to everyone on the peninsula as an ethnic group.

We call the South Koreans "Roks", which could also be taken poorly. Since usually the only time I call someone a "rock" is when I mean "dumb as a box of rocks."

Nork versus Rok.

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