From North Korea to Hawaii: The Journey of a Missile
Hawaii, home to 1.3 million Americans, and a favorite destination of tourists, soon may not be the tropical paradise it is today. The culprit? A North Korean Taepodong-2 missile. A My Way News article reports that “North Korea may fire [this] long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July.”
The missile is due to come on July 4, the day American pride is most celebrated - or soon after. Fortunately, an analysis gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites speculates that the missile - with a range of up to 4,000 miles- will just fall short of Hawaii's main islands. Even so, ballistic missile at you, it is wise to be at least a little apprehensive.
Tension has cascaded between North Korea and South Korea, The U.S. and Japan ever since North Korea “conducted its second nuclear test on May 25 in defiance of repeated international warnings. The regime, under the direction of the "Glorious, Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il, declared Saturday it would bolster its nuclear programs and threatened war in protest of U.N. sanctions taken for the nuclear test.”
A previous Texas GOP Vote.com blog post articulated the lack of action by President Obama in matters of international affairs. When the North Koreans proceeded to conduct an underground nuclear test, the Obama Administration did nothing. After the North Koreans shot test missiles into the Pacific Ocean, Obama responded, "we are going to take a very hard look at how we can move forward on these issues."
How hard did Obama really look into moving “forward on these issues?” Considering that less than two weeks later, we are having threats of these missiles actually touching United States land, I'm guessing not too hard.
My Way News reports that North Korea is “believed to have between 2,500 and 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas, phosgene, blood agents and sarin, which can be delivered with ballistic missiles.” If aiming these missiles toward Hawaii isn't bad enough, U.S. Officials report that North Korea “has been preparing to fire a long-range missile capable of striking the western U.S. in Washington.”
Obama did not heed North Korea's first couple warnings. What makes us think he'll attend to the upcoming intimidations this time- whose consequences could scourge massive casualties amongst us.