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North Korea 'Fuelling Long-Range Missile'

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:46 AM

North Korea 'Fuelling Long-Range Missile'

North Korea has begun fuelling a long-range rocket capable of sending a warhead into American territory by the weekend, US officials have said.

The secretive communist state claims it is planning to send a satellite into orbit between April 4 and 8.

But the United States, South Korea, and Japan have said the launch is a disguised test of the Taepodong-2 missile.

The fuelling signals that North Korea is in the final preparation stages for the launch, a report quotes US military officials as saying.

A launch would be the first big challenge for President Barack Obama in dealing with the North, whose efforts to build a nuclear arsenal have long plagued ties with Washington.

Speaking at the G20 summit in London, a US official said America would respond by raising the issue with the UN security council.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 2-4-2009 by Vitchilo]

[edit on 2-4-2009 by Vitchilo]

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 07:46 AM
Right on time. So any talks about possibly avoiding the launch are now useless. It will happen.

It's a liquid fuel missile so it will be launched for sure because contrary to solid-fuel missiles, the fuel can damage the components if it's not launched in a short period after the fueling.

So it's on. The only question now is: what will come out of it. Nothing, rhetoric, sanctions, skirmish or war.

We'll see soon enough. Hopefully nothing will happen and the missile will just collapse on itself at the launch pad or blow up after a few seconds above NK airspace.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 2-4-2009 by Vitchilo]

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 09:39 AM
All i can say is let them do it. We have spent decades trying to control nuclear armaments world-wide and yet Korea has the gall to go ahead and fuel one.

If that warhead hits United States soil, then we will be pulled into a war in another part of the world. Its some bad times, this will only make things worse. Why can't anyone see that this isn't the way to go.

Damned human nature. we always have to be the top. Its like the world is turning into Suzuran. -Ref from the movie Crows: Episode Zero- Gotta rule it all.

[edit on 2/4/2009 by SemperParatusRJCC]

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 10:10 AM
You know what with all the experience we have here in the USA with launching satellites etc. WE WOULD KNOW IF IT WAS ONE OR NOT! Period.

Now the question is are we just waiting for them to launch it so we can prove to them that we have the "power" in weapons to knock it down. OR. Are we waiting to see if it fails?
There is no way we would let that thing air borne if it was a nuclear war head of any kind and we would have blown it up by now if they had changed it from a satellite to a warhead. Unless of course we need to let them launch and destroy some stuff before we can officially bomb the crap out of them and take that fruit loop out once and for all.
The whole scenario isn't that hard to comprehend we have done this before in the past so it shouldn't be some nerve racking situation for anyone. There are two countries with ships and missile guidance systems in the area at the ready to blow it up! Yeah it may tick off the lil man but exactly what is he going to do? Launch a bunch of short range missiles that we can get 90% of before they even leave the launch pad and get the other 10% airborne? I think we are not looking at the whole picture as far as our ability to stop this from getting past the borders of NK.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 10:20 AM
reply to post by xoxo stacie

Well if they want a war with NK, they need support for it and some kind of false-flag/real incident to gather it. There's some precedence for it... WW1, WW2, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan....

They wouldn't mind killing 100.000 americans civilians to make a few hundreds billions of $$$ in arms production.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 10:28 AM
I wonder if they will launch it while everyone is meeting via the G20.

It's gonna be tough to get to Obama and get him outta there and sit him down for an opinion within 5 minutes for a Yes or No on taking it down.

I think him and petarus talked about this before, obviously..
Im sure he gave him the go ahead, which gives Japan the go ahead.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:21 AM
its an exhibition of military to gather intelligence on the capabilities of anti missle projectile tech the west is using its not going to do any thing but explode over un controlled waters they tried before dont get your knickers in a knot

North Korea's firing of a Taepo Dong 1 ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 31, 1998.

2006 when a Taepodong-2 missile – theoretically capable of reaching Alaska – blew up moments into its flight.
yer dodgy missle sure it wasnt intecepted

Japan today threatened to shoot down a satellite that North Korea plans to launch early next month if it shows any signs of striking its territory.

eat that commy bankers

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:46 AM
The US has already said it would not be shooting the missile down. So everyone can stoip worrying about that.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:24 PM
Stacy, it has nothing top do with whether or not there is a satellite on the missile (everyone is pretty certain they've yet to develop the ability to build a missile-capable nuke). The issue is the launching of the missile itself. NK's development and firing of a long-range ballistic missile (which this is) is a violation of a standing UN resolution. The launch --- though a satellite launch --- is really a test of the missile in disguise.

The US (undoubtedly at the request of South Korea who has the most to lose) will probably not intercept the missile and have said as much. The Japanese, however, have said they'll intercept the missile if it overflys their airspace.

Stay tuned kids. This could get interesting in a not really good way.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:28 PM
Even if this doesn't result in WWIII, what it does do is get the sheeple thinking the bad guy is out there and not "we" but "you" have to do something about it.. so what are "you" going to do about it..

*shakes head*

[edit on 2-4-2009 by Darth_Prime]

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Your comment remind's me about a time when the U.S.A dropped the bomb's on Japan.

Killing Men, Women, Children and babies to this day i still cant get my head around that one.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Take care.


posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:43 PM
Those bastards. As soon as the missile imbeds itself in Sarah Palins uterus, then thats one of my problems solved. Then we have to deal with North Korea. I dont see why we just cant evacuate south Korea and drop our own #in nuke

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:47 PM
The main difference between if its a missile or not is the trajectory, its hard to tell if its a satellite payload or nuke payload.

The US has not 100% stated it won't shoot in down they have just made generalized statement to cover their butt. If this was launched at the US we would expect Japan to shoot it down before we would need to.

We have recently moved warships into the area and that's not just to say hello its to make sure we can attack or defend as needed.

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:58 PM
were going to have to drop our entire payload. Poor Kim Jung Ill (sp???) His family will be shorter than they already are -snickers-

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