Originally Posted by hopefulsuicide
You genuinely think the military would have taken THAT long to respond to a threat that big??????
I think you’re misremembering the film. As far as anyone knew, a bizarre natural disaster was unfolding. The east coast had already suffered an earthquake and things were about to get much worse. Almost all of North America would soon be obliterated – including government, military command and bases. There was no reason to suspect that the strange landmass forming in the Atlantic might be an organized attack. And even if there was confirmation of an attack (from an advanced enemy who could somehow control geological forces), what was a devastated (if not totally wiped-out) military supposed to do – bomb a continent?