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Japan and South Korea have put their armed forces on standby in response to North Korea's plans, prepared to shoot down the missile if it passes over their territory.
North Korea was this weekend believed to be at the first stage of launching the rocket, expected between April 12 and 16, claiming that it is part of the centenary celebrations for the birth of the state's founder Kim Il Sung.
However, the United States, Japan and South Korea believe that in reality it will be a ballistic missile test in violation of UN resolutions.
Originally posted by xuenchen
North Korea says "hands off" our missile !!
And they mean business.
Anyone caught intercepting their missile will be in for "merciless punishment"
Originally posted by stirling
This would be hillarious if it wasnt so damn tempting a target for all those down range anti missiles that could actually use some live fire practice, as well as being able to prove the conepts of their weapons, some of which i believe have yet to get a confirmed missile kill....
This is a very important boost to anti missile sales if the US or anyone armed with US systems bring it down.....
Even China may have to get into the act........
I am sure we have a lot of different systems which this will pass in range of.....
i hope somebody takes a shot, but it may just be a spark to korean conflict....