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N. Korea prepares missiles as successor announced

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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N. Korea prepares missiles as successor announced


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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea pushed forward with preparations to test-fire more missiles in the wake of last week's nuclear test as leader Kim Jong Il moved to anoint his third son as heir to the world's first communist dynasty, reports and experts said Tuesday.

At least four missiles were spotted being readied at North Korean launch pads: a long-range missile on the west coast near China and three to four medium-range missiles on the east coast. U.S. military officials confirmed the preparations of a Taepodong-2 capable of striking the U.S., and the Yonhap news agency cited a lawma
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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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Ok North Korea, keep launching missiles and keep rising tensions, furthering yourselves into an armed conflict. I mean come on enough is enough already, why does the world community keep letting this happen? all their doing is attempting to blackmail some sucker (Obama?) into submission to receive more aid, aren't TPTB getting tired of this? When will they start putting their actions where their mouth's are? Soon I hope because this is getting really old really fast.And it is speculated that thie TP2 could theoretically be capable of hitting targets in the the U.S, hello! National security issue here NSA people! And as the article states they have readied as many a 7 more.

At least four missiles were spotted being readied at North Korean launch pads: a long-range missile on the west coast near China and three to four medium-range missiles on the east coast. U.S. military officials confirmed the preparations of a Taepodong-2 capable of striking the U.S., and the Yonhap news agency cited a lawma


North Korea was also strengthening its defenses and conducting amphibious assault exercises along its western shore — possible preparations for skirmishes at sea, reports said. South Korea deployed a guided-missile, high-speed boat to the area to stamp out any provocations, the navy said.

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Just a decent news report on their last launch.
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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 06:23 AM
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I don't think their sabre-rattling is anything to be concerned with at the moment. If the U.S. were to emplace a naval blockade then we will see some action. It's a trap in waiting.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 06:28 AM
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I wonder what will happen if North Korea tries to take one of the disputed islands? That SHOULD be enough provocation to merit a military response but I still think that TPTB would choose to wait it out. I still think that anything short of a direct attack on South Korean mainland, Japan or the US will not get a military response.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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What people want to make sure and understand - before making any decisions here is we quite possibly could be dealing with a whole new entity here.

The Third Son in full power.

A Third Son that may be out to *prove something* to the world.

A Third son chomping at the bit to do things *his way*...

If nothing else, prove his father is not a chest-pounder...

I wouldn’t be so quick to write this off as blackmail or posturing quite yet... Not quite yet...

peace



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 06:53 AM
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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:01 AM
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Theres nothign to fear from N Korea. If people would just ignore them this would actually go away. They want more stuff so they rattle their sabres. They know the instant they launch anything at anyone theyd be extinct. It also looks like the west wants to make them look pretty crappy so that they can invade them. It would allow the US to have another base next to Russia.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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NK is no threat

You are thinking it's a threat because of the way the news is being presented to you.

It's just like Israel saying every 3years or so that Iran is a MAJOR threat.
lol

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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My concern here in the present state of things is that we no longer have Jimmy Carter or Albirght to go over there and "smooth" things over, coming out of the Bush administration's harsh stance and verbal bashing of the North. Diplomatic options have failed as we see an ever increasing escalation, coupled with the appointment of the third son to power. North Korea has always been defiant in the face of opposition by the west, so therefore any further sanctions will only result in further actions by the North.

Since positioning weapon delivery systems speculated to be able to strike targets in the continental U.S is a clear threat to national security, I believe a proactive approach rather then a reactive one should be considered. How long will the sanctions, naval blockades and such remain effective? Does the Obama administration need to cave in and offer aid to deter further missile launches? If so then how long will that last? More importantly why keep giving them what they want, what about what the world community wants? North Korea has a right to a weapons program, but not one that threatens peace in the region.

During the Clinton administration, military action was strongly considered and if not for the efforts of former President Jimmy Carter, that very well could have become a reality. At this point North Korea is very unpredictable as well as unstable, that being said, how best to deal with a potential enemy that has continually violated agreements, advanced their nuclear weapons program and demanded "pay offs" in order to keep peace. IMO, this cycle will only continue unless strong action is taken.




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