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Robert Ariail

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    The scarey part is that the brick is radioactive.
    Can someone please explain the logic of putting aircraft on the ground in South Korea?
    It was over ten years ago a military analyst stated NK could fire over 100k rounds of cannon shells in the first minute of a new round of hostilities. This does not include rockets and missiles. Even if the jets sent to SK were on the ground with engines running and pilots sitting inside they would still have to get off of the ground and above a rain storm of incoming ordinance.
    While one hopes this is just NK screaming for attention. NK is like a rat in the corner surrounded by a horde of cats. The cats are overfed, not interested in the rat, and perfectly happy to just relax, but the rat is starving and ready to bite a cat just to get attention. I cannot believe China is not making stronger efforts to make their southern neighbor behave. Any radioactive clouds will likely effect them as well as the other countries in the region. Homo sapiens are not always rational, we need more Homo civilius. Civilized humans don’t behave the way they are in NK.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Considering the fact that most conventional ground-based ordinance like “Cannons” have a range of at best 15-20 miles, and that’s figuring that even a 16" battleship gun could only throw a shell a maximum of 32 miles, most of the ground based aircraft in SK are well out of range.

    Yes, China really does need to yank on Fat Boy’s leash, though, or his mouth is going to get both of them in a LOT of trouble!

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    Thought balloon should read “I think it’s hungry.”
    (it is neither human nor male or female)

  4. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Makes one wonder why our resident “military expert”, GuardSGT, doesn’t have a raft of comments posted yet.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

    Well here’s your problem. Someone left bricks in the cage.

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Now, that, Ima, was a good one.
    Kudos.

  7. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    And why is North Korea in a “cage” to begin with ??

  8. mshefler

    mshefler said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    It’s a cage of their own making.

  9. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Appears as if we don’t really need GuardSGT here. The poster, “ansonia”, is all revved up, and rarin’ to go. After all, its been a while – around 60+ years, now – since we had a war in Korea. (And we called that one a “police action”.) So. Why not now?


    And then too, the body bags coming back from Iraq didn’t nearly add up to a substantial casualty list – only a few tens of thousands after all. And when the Chinese drop some nukes over here – which they’re perfectly capable of doing, whatever the Fat Korean Brat might claim for his little pig sty of a country – well, that’s what a GREAT WAR (!) IS ALL ABOUT!


    Nothing like a good old crock of jingoism to start a day. Ain’t that right, “ansonia”?

  10. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Also, the US military is easily intelligent enough to have a large percentage of its aircraft in the air at all times. The real problem lies in the fact that the capital of South Korea (Seoul) lies well within the range of North Korean artillery fire, and literally millions of South Koreans are therefore at extreme risk in the event that North Korea really goes totally crazy. But what many do not seem to realize is that South Korea has a large and very efficient military on its own (after all they have one of the greatest economies in Asia that is easily able to buy and even manufacture on its own truly excellent military equipment). Then there is the indisputable fact that the US has the ability of use more aircraft on its aircraft carrier groups than the total number of combat aircraft of North Korea. If North Korea does actually attack South Korea, then North Korea (and specifically its leaders) is simply committing suicide!!

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    one party rulealmost always ends badly.
    the GOP has been gerrymandering in blue states they are in ,control of and they admit the plan is to make it impossible for Democrats to ever win an election again!
    People who are gullible and watch fox “news” hear the most evil lies about our president.
    TKim Jung Un is a psychotic and a psychopath. N. Korea does not let it’s people know anything about what is really going on else where.
    I guess some people want to do a pre-emptive strike on them. That is what Bush did wrong when he tossed us into the Iraq war.
    We are still suffering over that war.
    The leaders are probably aware of things and will do that tho, when or if it is deemed necessary.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    “Well here’s your problem. Someone left bricks in the cage.”

    Exactly. From 2000-2008, someone dropped the ball on convincing North Korea not to develop nuclear weapons. North Korea did not have it’s first successful nuclear test until 2009, (they had a partial ‘dud’ in 2006).

    G.W. Bush named Iran & North Korea as part of an ‘axis of evil’, along with Iraq in January 2002. He then squandered the goodwill we had after 9-11 on a futile occupation. I would suggest that the next time a President wants to name another nation as part of an "axis of evil’, that they should not be surprised that that country decides to step up it’s nuclear weapons program. There is a reason why Libya, Saudi Arabia & South Africa were convinced to abandon nuclear weapons programs while Iran & North Korea forged ahead.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    “We don’t have to worry. Obama told us that tiny countries were no threat to us in one of his campaign speeches. "

    Ariail shows a better grasp on the situation than you do. There’s a reason why he drew the guy getting hit with a brick as a South Korean, not an American.

    North Korea presents no threat to US territory. Unless they have China’s full support, any aggressive action they take would mean the end of Kim Jong-Un’s regime.

    I think it’s safe to assume China prefers selling more iPhones over backing Kim.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Exce’pt Un is the only one who gets fed. Everyone else starves while being told over loudspeakers that they live in a paradise.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    Uncle Joe said, about 9 hours ago

    @ossiningaling

    “Well here’s your problem. Someone left bricks in the cage.”

    “Exactly. From 2000-2008, someone dropped the ball on convincing North Korea not to develop nuclear weapons. North Korea did not have it’s first successful nuclear test until 2009, (they had a partial ‘dud’ in 2006).”

    you’re not quite right uncle joe. “someone” didn’t drop the ball, someone intentionally dismantled our diplomatic corps and actively threw the ball away. Mr Bush, through his disastrous foreign policy changes encouraged North Korea to develop nukes.

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