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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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North Korea fires five test missiles


www.news.com.au

NORTH Korea has test-fired five short-range missiles off its east coast and banned ships from the area from October 10-20, a South Korean official said.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed a Yonhap news agency report of the launches from south of Musudan-ri on the northeast coast today.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff refused to comment. Yonhap said the "no-sail'' zone covered both the east and west coasts.

The agency quoted military experts as saying the launches appear to be part of regular military exercises.

But they did not rule out the possibility that P
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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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More At Link

Here we go again ladies and gentlemen - North Korea deciding to do what ever they want, for what ever reason they can think of.

I know I am going to have to drag it up, although I believe it has already been posted somewhere - North Korea is in the process of revamping their nuclear missile launch stations. (when I find the link I will post it)



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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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Some more links coming in

www.nytimes.com...



North Korea launched a barrage of five short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday in its first missile tests in three months, in an apparent provocation as the United States weighs whether to start bilateral talks, South Korean news media reported.

North Korea The North Korean military launched two KN-02 surface-to-surface missiles from mobile launch pads on Monday morning and three more in the afternoon, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, quoting an unidentified government source.
Chosun, a mass-circulation daily newspaper in South Korea, also carried a similar report.

Have not found the report from Chosun yet



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 10:47 AM
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Every country with a military tests missiles...I don't see why N.Korea cannot do the same.I would hardly call testing five missiles as provocative in any case.

[edit on 12-10-2009 by Solomons]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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normally I would agree with you, but in this case I beg to differ.

In all case of NK deciding to do long range testing, they have preceded the test with a display/test of their short range systems. All countries do the same.

This could be an early indication of a long range test, or yes, it could just be that they want to test their short range batteries (upgraded ammunition/outdated stocks)



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Given N.Koreas track record regarding long range missiles it makes me even less bothered.In all reality im just looking at this as yet another missile test..they pose no threat and kimmy will be six foot under soon.Course alot of missile tests from N.Korea are political posturing for one reason or another.I can't see why they want to do this now though...maybe because of all the attention on Iran,who knows.

[edit on 12-10-2009 by Solomons]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Russia regrets DPRK's missile launches: reports

news.xinhuanet.com...




MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- An unnamed source from the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed "regret and bewilderment" over the latest reported missile launches by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday.
The source was quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency as saying that the reported missile launches were "puzzling."
South Korea's Yonhap news agency said earlier that Pyongyang has testfired a total of five short-range ground-to-ground missiles off its east coast on Monday.
The test came at a wrong time especially when efforts are being made for the six-party negotiations to resume, according to the source cited by the Interfax news agency.
The DPRK's leader Kim Jong Il said recently that his country is willing to attend multilateral talks, including the six-party talks, depending on the outcome of its talks with the United States.
Launched in 2003, the six-party talks on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula involved China, the DPRK, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Russia and Japan.
The talks have been stalled since the end of last round in Beijing last December.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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I am noticing a patern here .. every time the worlds focus shifts to elsewhere on the globe N.K start stamping there feet in an attempt to grab international attention.

At the moment the focus has drifted back to Iran/Isreal so imho this is N.K saying 'Hey remember us , we are still here' they do it all the time....

Or as somebody already said this could be a normal test just like any other country...

But to me they seem to start conducting the tests when attention drifts away from them slighlty.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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Yes, this could just be a case of "look at me" or it could be a case of something bigger.

Lets just call this a primer and see where they take this.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
I am noticing a patern here .. every time the worlds focus shifts to elsewhere on the globe N.K start stamping there feet in an attempt to grab international attention.

At the moment the focus has drifted back to Iran/Isreal so imho this is N.K saying 'Hey remember us , we are still here' they do it all the time....

Or as somebody already said this could be a normal test just like any other country...

But to me they seem to start conducting the tests when attention drifts away from them slighlty.


Yes it is very noticeable. I've actually been wondering what NK has been up to since we haven't heard much drama from them lately.

Good to see Kimmy is still alive!



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 11:35 AM
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I'd say let him test, if everyone else can, kimmy should be allowed too. Plus, i'm on the east coast, he can't reach me



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by LenGXV6
normally I would agree with you, but in this case I beg to differ.


No offense to you LenG, but why is it Every "case" with North Korea is different. I hear this every single time something comes up. It is no secret that North Korea has a standing army and it's leader(s) are general tail-waggers. It comes of no surprise that they would test missiles.. like every other country that owns missiles.

Do you have any idea how many missiles the United States tests on a weekly basis?

Right, and how many wars has North Korea been in engaged in during the past 50 years.. ?

Right... So what's your point?

You mean to tell me North Korea is the dangerous one?

For phuck's sake!



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