North Korea says it’s going to shoot four missiles at Guam. The North Korean general who made the announcement said the missiles would fall short of the island, but come without approximately 20 miles.
Their guidance systems are that good? Probably not.
Guam is a U.S. possession and home to an important air base, the very base from which bombers targeting North Korea would take off, if it came to that.
Obviously, North Korea targeting Hawaii, or Alaska or California would prompt the fire+fury response.
But I’m also guessing that targeting an American military base on Guam might get Kim Jung Un the same response.
After all, it is American soil. And it is an American military base. I would think those two facts qualify Guam as every bit as much a target that would require retaliation as any military base on the U.S. mainland, or the important island state, Hawaii.
For that reason, I’m betting Kim Jung Un does not go through with the threat.
But if he does. Fire. Fury. Repeat.