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N Korea Missle Test Feared to be Preemptive Strike

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posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 10:57 PM
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North Korean missle test feared to be preemptive first strike....

From Drudge

Gertz: N. Korea prepares new test of missile; U.S. fears launch of long-range arms... Developing...

This is just a headline, no link to it yet... please monitor drudgereport.com for developments....




posted on Mar, 11 2003 @ 11:47 PM
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Well, if NK was smart (Which is something I *don't* take for granted), then you'd think they'd inform the UN or *somebody* that they're launching a test so that it doesn't get *mistaken* for an actual strike...

After all, NK *must* know that, if they're seen to be launching missles *without* first being directly threatened, they'll just wind up getting lauches sent back at them...As a *retalitory* strike...And likely to wind up loosing a *lot* in the bargain.



posted on Mar, 12 2003 @ 01:33 AM
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I also beleive they will do anything to stay away from the United States military. It is one of the reasons they have been so fearful and competitve with us. They have a horrible regime over there run by the Jong Family. The country is just a wreak. The reasons they boast are plainly stated, we have pointed them out to the rest of the world and said, "EVIL". Being that it is true in all, one can not be objective of such a stance towards such greedy pride. The Korean people, like the Iraqi people are deprived of such essentail needs because there governments decieded to spend their nation's wealth on defense. That is scary. Does anyone see the hypocrisy? It has been well known now that the sanctions imposed on these two countries are not working and do nothing to stop the threats from within, but everything to destabilze the country and it's people. The point is, sanctions and war kill futures and children, not ignorance and hate. The thing that needs to be done about North Korea, is that it's government needs to be hijacked by the world body, like the UN and several hundred other agencies. It would not be all that complicated, at least Kim Jong Il goes and tours other countries, unlike Saddam. All we have to do with Jong is arrest him for his crimes. Then the people can choose a new leader. I couldn't tell you if that will do anything to help the country or not. But I do know that they are starving because of this nation's military and it's intent on countering the arsenal of weapons of mass destruction that China, Russia, and the United States have. Not to mention France, Germany, Britian, Pakistan, India, Iran, Iraq, and Israel. So when will the madness stop??? When gun rule is dead.

[Edited on 13-3-2003 by Abraham Virtue]



posted on Mar, 12 2003 @ 09:12 PM
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I would personally watch the activity in Japan... They made a public statement that if they found any reason to suspect that NKorea was planning to launch any kind of attack against them, the JSDF would launch a preemptive strike against them.... This includes the fueling of any missile potentially targetted on Japan...

In a couple of days, we might see the Rising Sun flying in combat in a foreign land for the first time in over 50 years...



posted on Mar, 12 2003 @ 10:44 PM
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Japan should be wary of any preemptive strike in North Korea. If there is one country who the Koreans ( both N and S ) have a hatred towards it's Japan. Just look at what they did in the early half of this century in Korea.
As well the Chinese would view a Japanes attack as a demonstration of the threat Japan could pose to China in the future. Japan will have to tread very lightly when discussing striking a target outside its boarders. The Chinese have especially long memories.



posted on Mar, 13 2003 @ 12:49 AM
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www.washingtonpost.com.../registration/incremental&destination=incremental&nextstep=gather&applicat ion=3-Point-world&applicationURL=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17624-2003Mar12.html

Tokyo deploys Aegis guided missle cruisers to Sea of Japan in response to North Korean missle tests...



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