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"We will retaliate (over) any act of intercepting our satellite for peaceful purposes with prompt counterstrikes by the most powerful military means," the official Korean Central News Agency quoted a spokesman of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army as saying.
If countries such as the United States, Japan or South Korea try to intercept the launch, the North Korean military will carry out "a just retaliatory strike operation not only against all the interceptor means involved but against the strongholds" of the countries, it said.
Originally posted by thomasblackraven
...and if the planned summer riots (just a bit paranoid here) pan out, then we are in some serious trouble.
If South Korea and/or Japan get into a conflict with North Korea, the United States will almost certainly be drawn into it. On another note, please elaborate on the riots mentioned in the quote above. I've read that there may be riots in the UK in the Spring and Summer - is that what you're referring to, or have you heard that there may be trouble in the US?
The Kyodo News Agency, citing sources from the Japanese Ministry of Defense, reports Japan will dispatch two Aegis equipped destroyers into the Sea of Japan that could potentially shoot-down missiles launched by North Korea. Japan's government has not confirmed this report. For the past few weeks, Japanese, South Korean and American intelligence agencies have been closely watching activity at a rocket launch pad on North Korea's east coast.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
We will know within minutes whether it is a satellite or something else. If it is something else and it is headed toward Japan or the US, then we have every right to shoot it down, and I believe we will. Even if it is not a satellite I do not think Japan will act without consulting the US, hence it all depends on Obama.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by SLAYER69
And you wouldn't help the poor starving populace of North korea recover?