Most of us want to be confident that America with the aid of Japan and our strategic defense system can stop any missile attack. We know we have plenty of bombs to strike North Korea in return. Just one of our submarines named "USS Kentucky" has two hundred nuclear bombs most of which are more powerful than the one bomb that struck Hiroshima. This is frightening that enough power is on one submarine to take out an entire country or more. Such a scenario makes me wonder how much can the planet stand? If four or five countries ever get into an unleashing of nuclear weapons on each other I believe it would be more than our planet could survive. If our planet could stay intact the planet might take hundreds of years to ever recoup from the devastation. The planet is amazing but mankind has developed the ability to annihilate our beautiful planet.
Business Insider printed a story a couple of years ago that shortly after the end of World War II, the scientists who developed the atomic bombs dropped on Japan tried to envision the kind of nuclear event that could lead to the destruction of not just cities, but the entire world.
A recently declassified document shared by nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein gives the verdict that scientists at the Los Alamos laboratory and test site reached in 1945. They found that "it would require only in the neighborhood of 10 to 100 Supers of this type" to put the human race in peril.
With so many atomic bombs now existing in the world it would be fathomable that ten to a 100 could be unleashed given the right scenario of hostility between enough countries.
No one is thinking that many will be unleashed by anyone. What if North Korea successfully unleashes several of their stocked nuclear bombs? What if we cannot intercept them all? Our defense may be great but even the greatest defense systems have flaws and holes. How many would die? If North Korea unleashes one then we know our President Trump may unleash one on North Korea or take out tens of thousands of lives. The causalities could end up in the millions.
If Kim Jong-un launches one toward our mainland there is no guarantee it would hit Seattle or Chicago. It could end up hitting any town or even rural area in the United States. Do you think you are safe just because you in an obscure town? If nuclear missiles are fired we are all at risk.
Please keep in mind that everything will be interrupted. With any kind of national crisis gasoline shortages occur. Grocery store supplies might be interrupted. Power grids could be demolished or interrupted. There are many ways our lives could be interrupted if we survive an attack.
The bottom line is that we all hope and pray that China, Japan and other nations will work with us to help us resolve this lingering nightmare with Kim Jong-un. The problem is that it won't be over. There will still be a chance of this recurring nightmare that will come back from North Korea or even very soon Iran. The scenario of a world holocaust is becoming too imminent. We must seriously answer this question, "Will the world ever really rest with North Korea having nuclear weapons?" Another question is can we really allow this to continue? Do we sit back and allow Iran to put us in the same position in the next couple of years?
Glenn Mollette is a syndicated columnist and author of twelve books. He is read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette