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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by mungodave
I wonder why people still think that they can talk with the North
You notice how everything is Americas fault? Not that by firing this thing off wont anger Japan or S Korea but it's all an America ploy.
Hey tristar you read the above quotes in the previous post?
Who's the war monger now aye?
[edit on 9-3-2009 by SLAYER69]
Originally posted by stander
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.
I don't think that the N. Koreans are that crazy to talk a satellite and test their missile instead. Their opponents may not shoot it down this time, but with the N. Korean satellite nowhere in the orbit, the second test launch gets shot down ASAP.
Originally posted by s4dreamlnd93
Just so everyone knows how much equipment and troops we are talking about.
This is not a ill prepared Middle Eastern mob, this is a well trained fanatical army. The air defence capabilities of North Korea should not be underestimated either, we will not have an easy "Shock and awe" campaign here and aircraft losses would be very high.
The North Korean air force has at least 525 Fighters made up from J-5 Fresco, MiG-17 Fresco, J-6 Farmer MiG-19 Farmer, J-7 Fishbed, MiG-21 Fishbed, MiG-23 Flogger, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Q-5, Su-7 Fitter and Su-25 Frogfoots
Army last estimates.
Armor 1 2
Military district commands 9
Divisions / Brigades 153
Infantry divisions 60
Reserve and pacification divisions 22-26
Infantry brigades 3-6
Reserve and pacification brigades 18+
Mechanized and mobile brigades 25
Armor brigades 13
Artillery brigades 30
Special operations forces brigades 25
Special operations forces battalions 7
Total medium and light tanks 3,800
Other light tanks (PT-76/China's T-62/63 and North Korea's M-1985) n.a.
Multiple rocket launchers 2,400
YEONPYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea on Monday said it had put its armed forces on full combat readiness in response to the start of annual military exercises by U.S. and South Korean troops, raising tension on the divided peninsula.
In a statement read on state television, a fierce-voiced military official also warned that any attempt to shoot down the long-range missile the reclusive state plans to launch soon would be seen as an act of war.
"Shooting our satellite for peaceful purposes will precisely mean a war," a spokesman for the Korean People's Army said on North Korea's one television channel.
"The touch-and-go situation in which a nuclear war may break out at any moment is prevailing on the Korean peninsula and the destiny of the nation is exposed to threat owing to the reckless moves of the Lee Myung Bak bellicose group," the North's communist daily Rodong Sinmun said.
Originally posted by Daedalu
N. Korea, the mouth that Roared .
This country is the or one of the last hold outs of the old way.
They spend there time trying to scare the South, break deals , do not help there people.
Sell weapons to anyone that has money.
And threaten just about every country in Asia. And it will not stop till they are stopped.
North Korea has become a festering wound in Asia , and will cause death and destruction to the area if left to go the way they are. How much longer do you think they will last as Country's of the rest of the world stop giving them food and Oil and things of this sort to keep them quite.
And when they run out they will strike out as they will not have anything to lose!
It is just a matter of time before this happens so everyone needs to get ready , because in less there people over throw there government things are not going to change and war will happen.
It may take a few years but it will happen!
Every time they need or want something they can't afford what do they do?
They start up there Nuke program again,start selling Rockets to terrorist and do just about anything they can to threaten the rest of the world and South Korea. They do this in stead of working with the Nations around them.
There can only be one outcome with a country like this!