Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The North Korea-Iran Threat: an Admittedly Opinionated FAQ




Does North Korea intend to conquer South Korea and drive the United States from the Korean peninsula?

Yes.

Does Iran intend to destroy Israel and drive the United States from the Middle East?

Yes--at a minimum. Iran's Islamist rulers also intend to destroy the United States. 

Has North Korea developed and tested nuclear weapons?

Yes.

Is Iran developing nuclear weapons?

Yes.

Are North Korea and Iran developing ICBMs under cover of civilian space programs?

Yes.

Are there good reasons to believe that North Korea and Iran are working on a Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) that could create a path for an ICBM attack on the United States from over the South Pole?

Yes.

Did North Korea's ally, the Soviet Union, develop a FOBS missile during the Cold War?

Yes.

Is there a known U.S. defense against a FOBS attack from the south?

No.

Has North Korea threatened to strike the United States with nuclear weapons?

Yes.

Has Iran threatened to attack the United States from the Gulf of Mexico?

Yes.

Have North Korea and Iran test-fired ballistic missiles from cargo vessels?

Yes.

Is there a known defense against a ship-based ballistic missile attack on a coastal city?

No.

Are North Korea and Iran allies and partners in nuclear and missile crimes?

Yes.

Have Iranians been present at every North Korean nuclear and major missile test?

Yes.