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World on the verge of war and ATS asleep at the wheel?

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posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 05:34 PM
For almost a week I've been reading reports on North Korea's preparations to launch a missile. Nobody seems sure if they're launching a satellite, testing a new ICBM, or planning a pre-emptive strike against Japan or even the US. There are probably a half dozen threads discussing it here already, so forgive me for starting another but I think we may be missing the big picture.

Is there something more to North Korea's actions than we're being told? Could it be that the US govt. knows more than they're telling us? DOH!

The timeline of the following press releases gives the impression that there's no relationship between the current evacuation of government workers and the NK missile launch. But take a closer look... it's clear that they were aware of this and making top level negotiations and plans during the first few days of June - prior to announcing the "evacuation drill".

Washington Post


By William M. Arkin
Sunday, June 4, 2006

On Monday, June 19, about 4,000 government workers representing more than 50 federal agencies from the State Department to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will say goodbye to their families and set off for dozens of classified emergency facilities stretching from the Maryland and Virginia suburbs to the foothills of the Alleghenies. They will take to the bunkers in an "evacuation" that my sources describe as the largest "continuity of government" exercise ever conducted, a drill intended to prepare the U.S. government for an event even more catastrophic than the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

New York Times

North Korea May Test Long-Range Missile

Published: June 17, 2006

WASHINGTON, June 16 — North Korea appears to have stepped up preparations to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, perhaps as early as this weekend, American officials said Friday.

The move, if carried out, would put the North's military efforts back into the spotlight and could demonstrate that it has a missile with the range to reach the United States.

In a sign of how seriously the United States is treating the prospect of a test, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned her Chinese counterpart on Tuesday and asked Beijing to use its influence to stop the test, a senior Bush administration official said.

President Bush made a similar appeal two weeks ago in a telephone call to China's president, Hu Jintao, the official said.


Report: U.S. activates missile defense system
North Korea seems headed 'towards a launch'

Tuesday, June 20, 2006; Posted: 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 GMT)

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) -- The United States has moved its ground-based interceptor missile defense system from test mode to operational amid concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

So... is there a real connection between these events and could we really be on the verge of an attack or all out war? Our government has gone to the bunkers, called foreign heads of state, and activated the missile defense shield. Is it happening right under our noses and we didn't see the forest for the trees?

posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 05:44 PM
No, not quite asleep at the wheel...

just dozing in a layby

It's a long thread but worth the read.


posted on Jun, 22 2006 @ 09:20 PM
Good info in your post, but it is a dup of this thread:

and another regarding the misslie test itself:

Thread closed.


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