NKorea fires missiles into Sea of Japan

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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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The Sun


Earlier today the communist nation caused international outrage by reportedly fired short-range missiles into the sea of Japan, Read more: www.thesun.co.uk...



Today's short-range missiles launches into the sea of Japan are the latest in a string of aggressive acts by Kim Jong-un and is sure to further escalate tensions in the region.

And although no one is thought to have been killed the missile firing has enraged the international community. Read more: www.thesun.co.uk...


If true, this is definitely an escalation from the recent rhetoric coming out of North Korea.

How far will the new, young leader push this?


edit: more (better) sources are coming in see below
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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sad-MAN



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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no offense but you made a thread on this, yawn, rubs eyes, well it is true


2013/03/15 21:46 KST
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N. Korea fires off short-range missiles: military sources
SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired off short-range missiles into the East Sea on Friday amid heightened tension following its February nuclear test, a military source in Seoul said.

"A North Korean military unit on drill test-fired two shots of short-range missiles, presumed to be KN-02 missiles, into the East Sea" the source said.
english.yonhapnews.co.kr...
now wake me when they hit something, yawns goes back to there threads



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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And here I thought the Hot-N-Bothered Mr. Kim lost his gumption..... I stand corrected.


Did these Rockets Explode? If not that's a waste of materials.... Was this a minu-nuke???

Did HarpO show up for an interview with Mr. Kim yet?



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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msm has not picked up on this yet. cnn reports basically the same thing except for the nk missiles into japanese waters. at any rate, this looks to be quite serious considering the sk and us joint training goin on



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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This gives the term...spitting in the ocean...new meaning.....


Des



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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Also:

U.S. To Beef Up Missile Defense Against North Korea

Although it will take 2 years for all the systems to come online. Sheesh, is that all?
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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The sun is hardly the greatest paper here in the UK unless you like to ogle a page 3 girly, and given they've lied to support state in the Hillsborough football deaths etc so they aint the best paper/site in the world



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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If true, it's not anything that doesn't fit the typical behavior pattern for NoKo. This is all about Lil' Kim building street cred in his own hood. His grandfather did it, his daddy did it, and now he's got to play the role.

It's like that one sad old guy at the bar who gets drunk and threatens to fight someone, every single weekend, but never actually goes through with it.

IE it's empty posturing and bravado.

I honestly feel bad for the people of North Korea. They are starving to death in droves because their leaders have Napoleon Syndrome and it would be instant death to point out that Dear Leader has no clothes.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by Maxatoria
The sun is hardly the greatest paper here in the UK unless you like to ogle a page 3 girly, and given they've lied to support state in the Hillsborough football deaths etc so they aint the best paper/site in the world


Agreed.

A couple more sources are starting to come through:
AFP
RT


The missiles were reportedly KN-02 mobile missiles, which are launched from the back of SCUD-like trucks and have the shortest range of all North Korean missiles.

They are a domestic variant of the Syrian ‘Scarab A’ missile, and have a range of 120-140km. They are usually used to take out large building targets, and can carry a small, tactical, nuclear load.
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by bekod
no offense but you made a thread on this, yawn, rubs eyes, well it is true


2013/03/15 21:46 KST
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N. Korea fires off short-range missiles: military sources
SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea fired off short-range missiles into the East Sea on Friday amid heightened tension following its February nuclear test, a military source in Seoul said.

"A North Korean military unit on drill test-fired two shots of short-range missiles, presumed to be KN-02 missiles, into the East Sea" the source said.
english.yonhapnews.co.kr...
now wake me when they hit something, yawns goes back to there threads


When I read the OP, I was like "the Sun
", but this seems to be legit.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Source: US to beef up missile defense against NKorea
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will add 14 interceptors to a West Coast-based missile defense system, reflecting concern about North Korea's focus on developing nuclear weapons and its advances in long-range missile technology ...

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:21:57 GMT

With this in mind even if allr. etc. got to think SOME things ARE serious.

NAMASTE*******



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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Haven't they done this before?

And...weren't they military drills?

Edit: On local news in Seattle...the newscaster just said that the Pentagon is going to increase security because of North Korea's continued threats.

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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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different times and leader



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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I can agree with your analogy, totally fits this current scenerio.

The question is.... Will the New Kim on the block bravado'n around trying to build his street cred~ Inherintly cause to much of a rucus and start somthing it can't handle?

IE: Sure his father and his father's father did this but will the world as we know it today, let these pass idly by?



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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I guess the Pentagon with be doing a live briefing on the missile defense:

Live Pentagon Briefing



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:54 PM
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Boy, North Korea has money to burn. How much does a missile cost them to make. Probably not much since their people are probably working for next to nothing.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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It's a different world than when North Korea actually had a chance to stir the pot. The Korean War was a by-product of the Cold War. It could not have happened the way it did otherwise. It's a whole different game now. Russia is no longer pushing boundaries and China and the US are allies - whether the propaganda tells us so or not. If NoKo were to get too froggy and actually throw a punch at anyone now... be it South Korea or Japan? It would be Iraq or Afghanistan again and very quickly. Only this time around we'd probably actually be doing the people a real favor.



posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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The DPRK is having their own war games this is just part of it, they shelled an island 2 days ago, it is nothing to get hyped up about, now when they do hit something of US or SK, then it will be worth the effort. Till then, same old same old.
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posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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Agreed.

.... and NK government's antics would actually be quite humorous if they weren't constantly threatening the US with a "pre-emptive" nuclear war. The good news is even if they become a threat, I'm pretty sure that China would help nullify said threat. They seem to be getting pretty fed up with that country as well.

(Was responding to your first post in this thread.)
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