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Hypothetical: Could N. Korea Nukes Reach State of Washington & How Far Could Radiation Spread Is LA

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, May 3, 2017.

  1. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Could nukes from N. Korea reach the US as I read online they could reach the State of Washington. If it happened, how far would the radiation spread? If you lived in Los Angeles like me and that happened (I know many of you do not live in cities) do you think as a result there would be endless rioting, martial law, etc., or would life be the same as always? Would there be a possible chance of the radiation reaching Los Angeles? If so, I just plan to immediately get out of California by plane or train and temporarily relocate to a safe state away from any chance of radiation. I don't anticipate that during the first few days there would be a problem to leave LA. Anyone disagree with this? Please no "You should just not live in a City answers" as they would not address my question under the reality I exist in. Thanks for your opinions
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Tell me what time of the year it is and exactly what the weather pattern is at the time of detonation (if the short fattie can even get a missile off the ground, much less to CONUS), and either I or google can fill in the rest.
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  3. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Oh good point. Let's say from the State of Washington what is the worst case scenario as far as radiation spreading? Do you have a source link/book that facts in period of time?
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    1. Nope.... Can't tell you why, but that would only be if they could get one off the launch pad.
    2. Washington? Not far, especially if it is raining...
    3. If it is bad enough, post strike; that you have to get out of LA, it is too late to get out of LA. Everryone in LA will be looking to get out. Envision that!

    Seriously, if you are worried about the cardboard missiles North Korea trots out on display, then they have won the psychological war. They do not have the capability and if they did and elected to use them, they would be destroyed before reaching the continental US. After that there would be a new deep water port North of South Korea...(The Bay of North Korea).
  5. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Not so much worrying about that but always like to have a plan/rough idea of what to do if something like that, however slim, happened. I don't agree with you on item 3 which is not to say I'm right but I just can not see a scenario where Los Angeles would be in immediate danger from radiation from something happening in the State of Washington but people still decide to get out of Los Angeles immediately. Does anyone else disagree with that?
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Never under estimate your enemy! Cardboard rockets or not, I think he might be playing the game better then any one thinks with his failed launches! I bet they do a "test" shot some time that changes to a war shot mid flight!!! Where it hits, and how far inland it can go is any ones guess!
  7. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Being raised in New York City till 18 not underestimating your enemy became a way of life for NY'rs.
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  8. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    They can reach @Motomom34 s AO plus plus

    LA is within range
  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Yup, and Motomom34 AO is my AO, so yea, it's a bit scary. I got it even worse with Kit Peak in my back yard! Your correct, if they can hit us here, they can hit half way down the Mexican coast!
    Any Monkey west of Kansas is at risk right now, and it the rocket techs get it figured out, the rest of our country is doable!
    The old rule from the 50's still applies, it you see the flash and it doesn't kill you outright instantly, dosen't blind you permentally, and your still standing 5 seconds after the flash, your probably ok!!!
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member


    Do all the experiments you want.
  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Right now we all joke about Kim's failure to launch but it could be deceiving. Right now people are not taking that threat 100% because of the failures we have seen. Are they real failures or are they an illusion to make us relax? Do not forget, he has launched satellites, so why all the failure with rockets/missiles?
    Real time satellite tracking for: KMS 3-2
  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Right back to what I was pointing out earlier! I think ( he thinks) i it's retribution for the Mighty U.S. having it's way with his family and his country ever since the 50's, and this "plan" is how he thinks he can fight back!
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  13. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Thank you sir
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  14. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Are you sure? All I've read online is that they could just reach the State of Washington. I guess the good thing is, I think Dennis Rodman lives in LA.
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  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Let's hope it's not another 911 hit to create crap .
    7 buildings & two very soft planes & cool fuel !!!
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  16. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    like @Ura-Ki said

    aboot half to possibly all of Canada plus the Western half of the lower 48 are well within range.
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
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  17. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator


  18. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    They will likely miss and kill a bunch of fish or hit canada.
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  19. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I like the idea he would launch on Hawaii... If he hits, kiss off a totally Demorat State with the Worst Gun Statutes in ALL the USA.... If he Misses, then he just vaporizes a lot of Ocean, and some fish... Sounds like a Win-Win in my world... Dole can grow their Pineapples elsewhere....
  20. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    When you get right down to it, Kim could set off a nuke anywhere along the coast of the US, any time he likes, and he wouldn't even need a rocket to do it. The whole rocket routine is just a lot of razzle-dazzle.

    All Kim would really need is a shipping container, and one fanatic (Patriot) that was willing to live in the box until it got to America, and then die in it when he set off the nuke.

    Or Kim could hit an inland target just by having someone truck a nuke in from Mexico--or Canada.

    What could be hard about that? It's not like our borders are secure, or anything.

    But he won't.

    Kim has no plans to incite an all-out nuclear war with the US. He just wants to fan-dance on the brink of Apocalypse until some foreign governments give him some tasty concessions.

    Then he'll dial it back a few notches until it's time for more concessions.

    Make no mistake: If Kim uses an nuclear device against the US, either Donald Trump will pave his cities with the kind of glass that makes a great night-light, or his replacement will.
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