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BREAKING: North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test.

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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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BREAKING: North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test.

BREAKING: North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test.

This was just reported. No details yet. NK will not stop until they achieve one of their apocalyptic goals.

EDIT: Of course, Chinese press has a much more mundane headline.

#BREAKING: DPRK launches earth observation satellite -- reports #NorthKorea

EDIT: Some more information.


North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

The launch, which South Korean officials confirmed about two hours after an eight-day launch window opened Sunday morning, follows North Korea's widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb. It will be considered a further provocation by Washington and its allies and likely draw more sanctions and condemnation from the United Nations.

North Korean rocket and nuclear tests are seen as crucial steps toward the North's ultimate goal of a nuclear armed long-range missile arsenal. North Korea says its nuclear and missile programs are necessary to defend itself against what it calls decades of U.S. hostility.


Seoul: North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

North Korea launches long-range rocket

North Korea 'fires long-range rocket'

North Korea launches ‘satellite,’ sparks fears about long-range missile program

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket in Defiance of U.S. Ban

North Korea launches rocket, Japan says it split into five parts


North Korea launched its rocket carrying a satellite today and Japanese officials said the rocket split into 5 parts.

One part fell into the Yellow Sea, about 150 kilometers west of the Korean Peninsula. Two others landed in the East China Sea, about 250 kilometers southwest of the peninsula.

The fourth and fifth pieces flew over Japanese airspace with the fourth landing in the Pacific Ocean. The last piece continued southwards.



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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

Saw some pictures of Japanese missile defense units readying to shoot for an intercept. Will be interesting to see if that happens and how it goes down.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: ExNihiloRed

Saw some pictures of Japanese missile defense units readying to shoot for an intercept. Will be interesting to see if that happens and how it goes down.


Japan puts military on alert to shoot down North Korean rocket



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

It looks like round boy has finally discovered the secret formula of mixing Coke and Mentos.

Watch out America, there's a new playa in town.

*yawns*




posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:53 PM
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You have to imagine a lot of people in China are cursing Kim's name right about now. It is like handing the US and the West a stick to beat China over the head with.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft




Lil' Kimmy keeps whining about "Western enemies", but he seems to be the one constantly provoking other countries. One day, he's going to push just...a...bit...too much and either China is going to take him out or his own people are going to realize he's about to get them all killed and do it themselves.
Hopefully.
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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:10 PM
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just to add info, here is an analysis of research by monitoring group of what political expectations are for 2016 in NK


It has also emerged that the KWP's congress in May 2016 will not only provide Supreme Leaders Kim Jong Un with a further opportunity to consolidate his power by sideling old officials, but also a to possibly announce new measures to modernise the economy.

Tensions have subsided at the disputed maritime border between North and South Korea, but Pyongyang has begun constructing a military facility on an uninhabited island according to news reports from the South.

North Korea staged a massive military parade in October 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' party. Leader Kim Jong Un said his country was 'fully ready' to defend itself against any US threat.

Key Forecasts

We forecast North Korean defence expenditure to grow by 3.0% in 2015 to reach USD2,929.1mn.

We forecast defence expenditure to grow by an average of 7.6% annually until 2018 to reach USD3,811.3mn.


LINK



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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I just got the alert as well. Nk does not surprise me at all these days. Didn't Pyongyang just throw up another sattilite and or make threats to NK?

It seems like they are always in a fluster cuck over there any who....




posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: ReadLeader
I just got the alert as well. Nk does not surprise me at all these days. Didn't Pyongyang just throw up another sattilite and or make threats to NK?

It seems like they are always in a fluster cuck over there any who....



Yes, but it is important to remember Kim Jong Un wants to smack the US with a bomb to solidify his legacy.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: ExNihiloRed

Laughing. ... I just think that KJ is ready to blow some uhit the eff sup!!! I really am surprised that the little boy hasn't used his power to do serious harm yet... He shall be the demise of NK going down and or being wiped clean...imop....





posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: ReadLeader

This was the rocket carrying their latest attempt at a satellite. It was supposed to launch Monday, then they moved it up to Sunday.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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Can someone please tell me the last time North Korea attacked the US?



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: notmyrealname

Two Thursday's before the last blood moon.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Oh, that was a long time ago so, why am I worried about them now?

I would worry more about them capitulating to the south and with the new available land and basically free labor, watching more manufacturing leave the US and in return the US get more substandard engineered to fail crap....



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: notmyrealname

Of course.
March 2, 2003: Four North Korean fighter jets intercept a US reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Japan.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: notmyrealname

I don't know why you're worried about them now. I'm not.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

What happened? and which source did you get it from Trooper?

Intercepted or possibly reconnaissance flight veered off course a bit somehow or ...or ... or... "What difference, at this point, does it make?"



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Never was just being facetious....

Just tired of the fear porn and war drum beaters.



posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: notmyrealname
a reply to: Shamrock6

Oh, that was a long time ago so, why am I worried about them now?

I would worry more about them capitulating to the south and with the new available land and basically free labor, watching more manufacturing leave the US and in return the US get more substandard engineered to fail crap....


They didn't have nuclear weapon development or long-range missles capable of reaching the US before. Just saying. It would be a death sentence to attack the US, but not sure they care. Logically thinking, you're right, unlikely. But I see a lot of illogical acts over there.
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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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why is anyone worried? every few months we hear of nk going to do this and that,i,m bored of hearing their threats,nothing is going to happen,one in 45 million is my chances of wining lottery and i,ve more chance of winning that than nk ever doing anything.




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