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North Korea Watch 2017

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posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Wookiep

As pathetic as the media is at reporting military activities accurately, I'd have to disagree. Heh.




posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Here's what I found to be an interesting essay on Kim Jong Un.

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In the world press, Kim is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon. He is said to be a drunk, to have become so obese gorging on Swiss cheese that he can no longer see his genitals, and to have resorted to bizarre remedies for impotence, such as a distillation from snake venom. He is said to have had his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, and the entire Jang family mowed down by heavy machine guns (or possibly exterminated with mortar rounds, rocket-propelled grenades, or flamethrowers), or to have had them fed live to ravenous dogs. He is reported to have a yen for bondage porn and to have ordered all young men in his country to adopt his peculiar hairstyle. It is said that he has had former girlfriends executed.

All of the above is untrue—or, perhaps safer to say, unfounded. The Jang-fed-to-dogs story was actually invented by a Chinese satirical newspaper, as a joke, before it began racing around the world as a viral version of truth. (And to be sure, he did send Uncle Jang to his death.) It says something about Kim that people will believe almost anything, the more outrageous the better. In light of this, is it worth considering that the conventional take on Kim Jong Un does not come close to providing an accurate picture?

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posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: D8Tee

I have never heard about any of that until just this moment reading your post. I am more concerned that he may send another missile over the Islands of Japan, like his predecessor did in 1998 when they violated Japanese airspace. That would not just be crossing the red line, it would pretty much be #ting all over it .



posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I can't help but wonder if it was meant to be that way.

The US might be playing head games with North Korea....



posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Wookiep

As pathetic as the media is at reporting military activities accurately, I'd have to disagree. Heh.


I really can't disagree with that either. Not just in military activities, but in everything. If it's true though then it's further proof that the media may be a bigger national security threat than NK.
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posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Wookiep

The media thinks every North Korean holiday is an occasion that Kim Jong might use to flex his muscle. Another holiday coming up again this weekend..and the media is once again fearing (hopeful?) that an armed conflict will result.

globalnews.ca...

The article doesn't say, but what holiday is it this weekend?



posted on Apr, 21 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Besides Earth Day on Saturday? lol

Google says that April 25 is Foundation Day of The Korean People's Army.

Hum. Army... nuke test... crazy Kim... not a good combo.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF


Kim Jong must have a freakin death wish!

""North Korea has detained a US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport Saturday.

He is Kim Sang Duk, also known as Tony Kim, according to the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
The school said he was detained by authorities at the airport "after several weeks of service, teaching at PUST."

"We understand this detention is related to an investigation into matters not connected in any way with the work of PUST," the school said.""

www.cnn.com...



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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I didn't know this. North Korea is holding 3 U.S. citizens.

www.latimes.com...

If you're "detained", is that the same thing as being a "hostage"?



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

If we assume that North Korea does a unilateral first strike on say New York or San Fran. considering that New York and or San Fran. at anyone time contains a myriad of foreign nationals, who would have been basically murdered by Lil Kim. I'ts not likely to happen, but where would the governments of the foreign nationals stand in such a scenario? wouldn't this lead to an almost universal declaration of war being declared on NK? ...Are their rules when declaring war giving non aggressive parties time to remove their citizens from a potential combat/strike zone.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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Experts familiar with Kim Jong and North Korea's military ability say that he does not YET have the capability to strike our 48 contiguous states with a ballistic missile.

But, because Kim is so unstable, he most likely would launch all he's got against South Korea and Japan, knowing that in return, he, along with thousands of North Koreans would be killed by a retaliatory attack within hours.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: anonentity


Experts familiar with Kim Jong and North Korea's military ability say that he does not YET have the capability to strike our 48 contiguous states with a ballistic missile.

But, because Kim is so unstable, he most likely would launch all he's got against South Korea and Japan, knowing that in return, he, along with thousands of North Koreans would be killed by a retaliatory attack within hours.


Do you have a link to this information?



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: crappiekat

So far the only missile that could theoretically hit the US is the Musudan, but so far that missile has failed most of the time they've tested it.

www.wired.com...



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:18 AM
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Australia now proudly joins the co-alition of the threatened Pence just left here this morning our foreign minister put on a few sanctions and the North Koreans were not happy.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: khnum
Australia now proudly joins the co-alition of the threatened Pence just left here this morning our foreign minister put on a few sanctions and the North Koreans were not happy.


Yup.. Kim Jong has his sights set on Australia too.

""Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivered a blistering rebuke to the hermit kingdom after it threatened a nuclear strike against Australia for "blindly and zealously toeing the US line", arguing the regime should spend money on its citizens, not on weapons.""

Source: www.smh.com.au...



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:39 AM
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originally posted by: crappiekat

originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: anonentity


Experts familiar with Kim Jong and North Korea's military ability say that he does not YET have the capability to strike our 48 contiguous states with a ballistic missile.

But, because Kim is so unstable, he most likely would launch all he's got against South Korea and Japan, knowing that in return, he, along with thousands of North Koreans would be killed by a retaliatory attack within hours.


Do you have a link to this information?


I stand corrected!

""While many details about North Korea’s nuclear missile technology are likely not publically available, Mann may have likely been referring to the often-cited North Korea’s Taepodong 2 long-range missile. Various reports, such as one from the BBC, say this long-range weapon can hit ranges greater than 8,000 km – a distance which could put parts of the U.S. at risk from a North Korean attack.""

Source: www.scout.com...



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 12:42 AM
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The Taepodong-2 hasn't yet had a successful test. They've launched two Unha rockets that used components of it, but they haven't demonstrated a successful flight of it yet.



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 01:13 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: carewemust

The Taepodong-2 hasn't yet had a successful test. They've launched two Unha rockets that used components of it, but they haven't demonstrated a successful flight of it yet.


Well then, let's hope that someone makes sure that the 1st successful Unha rocket flight never occurs.

I wonder how much truth there is to this New York Times story?

""WASHINGTON — When a North Korean missile test went awry on Sunday (4/16/17), blowing up seconds after liftoff, there were immediate suspicions that a United States program to sabotage the test flights had struck again. The odds seem highly likely: Eighty-eight percent of the launches of the North’s most threatening missiles have self-destructed since the covert American program was accelerated three years ago.""

NYT Article: www.nytimes.com...



posted on Apr, 24 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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The Unha was used to launch the two small satellites they have in orbit. It's not an ICBM.

As for the article, launching rockets is damn hard. We've been launching them over 50 years and they still blow up.



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