Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

GOOD old Kim Jong- un. What a unit he is. The ques­tion is, will the North Korean knuck­le­head point one of his in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic mis­siles at Aus­tralia and pull the trig­ger? And more specif­i­cally will he point it at Townsville? I asked de­fence ex­pert Dr An­drew Davies yes­ter­day if we Townsvil­leans should be sleep­ing with one eye open just in case the Nerd from the North de­cides to take a pot­shot at us with a nu­clear war­head. I have to say I got the im­me­di­ate im­pres­sion that Dr Davies thought I was pulling his leg. But he com­posed him­self and said no one should be los­ing any sleep over be­ing taken out by a mis­sile strike in the fore­see­able fu­ture. He didn’t rule out, though, that if North Korea’s weapons arsenal were al­lowed to in­crease unchecked the “rogue state” might one day send a mis­sile or two hurtling to­wards “Amer­ica’s eyes and ears” at Pine Gap, 18km south of Alice Springs. In the mean­time we can sleep tight here in the Ville.

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