The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials.
The measures include stepped-up electronic monitoring, deployment of missile interceptor ships, and activation of radar networks to areas near the Korean peninsula and western Pacific.
Three interceptor ships near Japan and the Philippines, as well as U.S.-based interceptors, are ready to shoot down the North Korean missile if space-, land-, and sea-based sensors determine its flight path is targeted at the United States or U.S. allies, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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GR Publisher's note: The proposed flight path takes this missile over the lee islands of Okinawa Japan, the Philippine main islands and if it's allowed to go far enough, Australia. Each of these countries is considered a U.S. Ally. If they really mean what they say, then they will fire missiles at this missile to bring it down! Where they all land once they go up if or when they collide, no one knows...
Remember that most politicians are only blowing smoke up people's asses to stoke fear and loathing, think votes. We just don't know if they really mean it or not. For example, we should all know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we cannot trust any politician any more than we can trust Al Gore to unselfishly shut his mouth and thus significantly lower his carbon footprint which would in turn cool the planet a good ten to fifteen degrees C. Likely to happen? NOT!
We simply cannot trust that these nimrods will not start WWIII just to show the North Koreans, Russians and/or the Chinese that they really-really do have nads! Talk about "Earth in the Balance!" Starting WWIII where WWII ended is a more likely inconvenient truth than polar bears drowning because someone buys a SUV!