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U.S. to North Korea: Don't launch your rocket

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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U.S. to North Korea: Don't launch your rocket


www.cnn.com

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department on Thursday sent a blunt, public message to North Korea: Don't launch your rocket.
Activists carry paper missiles and portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il at a rally in Seoul on April 2.

"We don't want to see this launch go forward," department spokesman Robert Wood said.

But at the same time, the United States is carefully avoiding any suggestion that it would try to disrupt the launch and is being vague about what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others have said the "consequences" of the launch would be.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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Wow has the US Blinked? It seems that we may back down and let little Kimmy get his way.

It goes on to say


The official said the North Koreans have pretty much backed themselves into a corner. While they may have begun the process of threatening to launch a rocket to gain leverage with the United States, it is now an issue of saving face -- and they are certain to go ahead with the launch. Video Watch what the repercussions of a launch would be »

They recognize there will be a strong reaction at the United Nations, but have no choice at this point, the official said.


www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:41 PM
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Well it seems that Hilary may already be back peddling. It seems that maybe there has been some back room arm twisting?
It seems that the launch will most likely go through and then harsh language later ppfffft



The official noted that the launch "would be a provocative act. We don't want to dismiss it or take it lightly and it would be dealt with seriously. But we can't take our eyes off the prize."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said much the same a few weeks ago -- launch or no launch, the United States wants to continue the six-party talks.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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Hey buddy...







it is now an issue of saving face



Ya' know what..?


Let them fire their missle...so what?


I'd rather let them have their 15 minutes off (non)fame, than really embarrass them and give them no other option but to go loco to 'save face'...





posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said much the same a few weeks ago -- launch or no launch, the United States wants to continue the six-party talks.


"Launch or no launch" That sounds like appeasement to me and that seems to be an out for little Kimmy why do we keep kowtowing to this shrimp?

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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Yep its cool to let the N. Korean's continue to advance in their long range ballistic missile technology, pretty soon, they will be able to hit Washington D.C.. That's why their testing the missile's to make sure when the day comes to launch em at targets they reach them.. the only thing that does not bother me is this nut's missiles cannot reach the east coast of America, but as long as mad man continues to test his missiles these days will be short. The New saddam, has nukes.

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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President Obama is warning NK now.

www.msnbc.msn.com...


SEOUL, South Korea - As North Korea fueled a multistage rocket Thursday for its threatened satellite launch, President Barack Obama promised a "stern" response and Japan vowed to press for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council.

Senior U.S. defense officials said that trailers and vehicles carrying rocket propellant were in place at North Korea's coastal launch site and that fueling had begun.


The world needs a world war, it could get the economy going again. The real stimulus plan.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:04 AM
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In separate calls to Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada and South Korean Defense Minister Sang Hee Lee, Gates expressed the importance of close coordination with each country in regard to the possible launch, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Thursday.


"All three of them agreed to approach the issue in a calm manner as it develops," Whitman said.



All I want is cool heads to prevail...I'd rather the NK's did not gain any ballistic data from the launch, as they have made clear their 'dis-like' for a few different nation/states...


But what do we and every other core nation/state do on a regular basis - the very same thing...


Time will tell, and hopefully it's not bad news...



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:04 AM
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"Stern response" sounds like Obama will use "harsh language" after the fact to me.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:06 AM
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Wouldn't a Third World War probably involve nukes?

In which case, how could the economy grow, when not even grass could grow?



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:06 AM
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Preempt then? Nuke them to teach them a lesson. "A gathering threat"? We've heard that one before.

And, oh yeah, I cannot resist...

www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:08 AM
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Well just from reading that, Japan, should take em out.. N. Korea, basically called them out... That's the thing, Basically, North Korea, is calling the World out over and over again, and each time, Well the world gets punked. By North Korea. I would like to see the new version of the U.N. 2.0, with some balls.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:12 AM
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wouldn't the American people like to try a year, heck 6 months

without being at war with someone ??



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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If the U.N remains lame. Like they have been for almost two decades now. Not to mention if NK fires towards japan, and debris fall, if japan, feels like attacking it will be a N.A.T.O affair. I WAS WRONG, Japan, is not in NATO.. Of Course the USA, is their only ally..


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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by Adrifter
reply to post by Walkswithfish
 


Well just from reading that, Japan, should take em out.. N. Korea, basically called them out... That's the thing, Basically, North Korea, is calling the World out over and over again, and each time, Well the world gets punked. By North Korea. I would like to see the new version of the U.N. 2.0, with some balls.



Amen.

If they had stood up to N Korea 15 or even 10 years ago it would be a whole other ball game.

No pun intended



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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we'll see where the chips fall within 72 hours. Pretty sure the NK's will punk the U.N again. I can prove it = uk.reuters.com...

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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Past wars have stimulated the economy right?

A war that will eliminate portions of an overpopulated world could beneficial, poverty and overpopulation are a drain on resources and the global economies. Consolidating global governments, global monetary system and government, greater separation of classes with more control over the poor through socialist programs will ultimately provide a high measure of stability, power and financial security for the elite.

If they have their way the future will have only two classes of people, and the top class will have ALL of the power. The lower will be forever in their service with little or no opportunity for advancement. All others eliminated and population growth limited and controlled.

Then the people of the world can at last live as one.




posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 12:37 AM
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The problem is that sanctions just wont work anyway with N Korea. They are already poorer than dirt and the only ones who will suffer will be the N Korean people not the Norths elite.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by Walkswithfish


The world needs a world war, it could get the economy going again. The real stimulus plan.





the NWO want a WWIII its in there agenda, they had 3 planed from the start.. it's just a matter of time before it happens, but mark my words it will happen sooner then later

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 01:27 AM
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There are really very few if any sanctions left to punish DPRK with.
The UNSC is hard pressed to come up with any more.

Even China cant get them to give this stupid launch up. Yet.
They couldn't get them to stop their underground nuke test in 2006.
That has put China in a though spot with the security council.

If DPRK refuses to halt the launch, at even China's stern request.
Then I truly believe the Decades long cease fire will come to an end.

Note: The fact of the matter is that the USA has a legal responsibility for the defense of Japan.

The defense treaty. Still in effect:
avalon.law.yale.edu...

The status of the United States Forces Japan was defined in the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement. The treaty is still in effect and the Japanese foreign policy is based on these reciprocal obligations.

Japan-America Security Alliance. By this treaty, the USAF are legally responsible for the defense of Japan and in return for this, the Japanese government has offered military bases, funds and various interests as defined by the Status of Forces Agreement.


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