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S. Korea: N. Korea launches rocket

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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Originally posted by LwSiX
So what was the point of deploying the anti-missile ships? If we never had any intention of shooting it down, I'd say we look like quite the fool now.


Not only do you observe and collect a lot of data, but they were a failsafe in case any of the missile was going to come down on Japan. You keep the missile ships there so that if the missile doesn't work as advertised, you aren't relying on the other side to push the big red button. You do it yourself.




posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by FreeSpeaker
It finaly happend and thank goodness war hasn't broken out. Still scary that we don't know what the payload was.

"Obama warned that the United States will join with its allies to take "appropriate steps" to let North Korea know it can't violate United Nations rules and get away with it"

Seems they just did.


All words, and no actions. If no Intercept maneuvers were in fact taken against the Missile launch, which may in fact be nearly impossible to determine without at least a signature of Orbital failure, then President Obama's Administration has just been bested by a tyrant from a so called "Small, Insignificant" Country Half-a-World Away.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 01:32 AM
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Originally posted by TheAgentNineteen
All words, and no actions. If no Intercept maneuvers were in fact taken against the Missile launch, which may in fact be nearly impossible to determine without at least a signature of Orbital failure, then President Obama's Administration has just been bested by a tyrant from a so called "Small, Insignificant" Country Half-a-World Away.


They've been saying almost all along that there weren't going to be any intercept actions taken against the missile unless it was going to crash onto Japan. It makes a lot more sense to NOT intercept it. If you intercept it then you lose the chance to learn about the flight characteristics and get information from the launch.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 02:02 AM
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The test was a success. Alaska took a hit as planned.
www.geo.mtu.edu...



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 02:34 AM
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Emergency UN security council meeting to be held over this!

www.sky.com...

[edit on 5/4/09 by logicalview]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
They've been saying almost all along that there weren't going to be any intercept actions taken against the missile unless it was going to crash onto Japan. It makes a lot more sense to NOT intercept it. If you intercept it then you lose the chance to learn about the flight characteristics and get information from the launch.


But you have to weigh the MASINT against the Political fall out, as well as the Proliferation aspect which is inevitably a characteristic of this launch. The U.S. President, the U.N., the E.U. and so forth talk about "Sanctions", and "Warnings", yet they already fail to enforce and take actions against violations of previously enacted Resolutions. The entire aspect of verbal warnings are useless unless they are backed-up by forced compliance, even if such measures are carried out in a deniable fashion.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Some times I think our world events are just really childish. NK is treated as the little runt on the block. They get a new bike and the rest of us don't want them to ride it.

If we are to promote free enterprise, let them try to advance themselves instead of threatening to beat them up. What's on the payload? They said it's a communication satelite. Fine. We, the U.S., say that also and we all know that we shoot up alot more than teloscopes and communication satelites.

Why doesn't the rest of the world get their panties in a knot everytime we shoot up something. Are we that 'Holier than Tho'? Look at some of our military experiments and arsenal. They make me cringe and you don't hear everybody else shouting at us. I'm a true red white and blue american but man do we have an ego or what!

If we're afraid of the NK starting a fire, just keep an eye on them, don't threaten to kick their a--. Now kids, let's play nice.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:43 AM
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Finally! I figured that with twenty threads all about this same thing,
someone would have paid some attention to where it was headed!

Thanks for being the one!

Yup, looks like a nuke to me!



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:48 AM
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Just reading the other threads. See they fell off their bike!



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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U.S.: North Korean 'satellite' did not make orbit




"Officials acknowledged today that North Korea launched a Taepo Dong 2 missile at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, which passed over the Sea of Japan and the nation of Japan," the statement said. "Stage one of the missile fell into the Sea of Japan. The remaining stages along with the payload itself landed in the Pacific Ocean. No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan."


No really, another piece of North Korean hardware failed.
Who woulda thought that could happen.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:58 AM
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Existing news discussion on this topic found here:

North Korea has launched a rocket, South Korean and Japanese officials say.

Feel free to add coments and opinions in the existing thread.

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