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BREAKING NEWS: North Korea launches rocket, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports
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Posted on 04/12/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT by Perdogg

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1 posted on 04/12/2012 4:04:23 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

CNN & FOX covering it now


2 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Perdogg

SHOOT HER DOWN!


3 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:46 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Perdogg

Being reported on Fox News now.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:46 PM PDT by J. Worthington
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To: Perdogg

Obama’s Response: “Uh, let’s see how I can use this rocket launch to make me look good”


5 posted on 04/12/2012 4:05:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

Tut tut thats our response, while China allows NK and Iran develop the capability to attack us.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 4:08:34 PM PDT by Williams (a)
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To: Perdogg

Fox reporter Greg Palkott reporting from N. Korea says N.Korea has not confirmed it yet.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Perdogg

We should have taken that baby out right on the launch pad, along with all the visiting “dignitaries” in the observation bleachers.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 4:09:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Perdogg

There will be no shoot down, Obama will do nothing, and later he’ll make some stupid, stern statement.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Perdogg

Too bad... it was launched south and over the ocean. I guess the Japanese won’t get a crack at it.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Perdogg

Good, maybe this means we won’t send them any food/fuel aid for another year or so.

Though if I had to guess, NK will do exactly what they want, the US/SKorea/Japan will whine about it, NK will laugh at us, NK will then hint about returning to the peace table, the US government will call that a diplomatic success and offer to resume sending freebies. All tremendously predictable.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:33 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Perdogg

Well...there goes California.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 4:11:13 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Perdogg

NK just needs a hug.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 4:11:48 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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14 posted on 04/12/2012 4:12:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Semper911
Too bad... it was launched south and over the ocean. I guess the Japanese won’t get a crack at it. As long as it's not an EMP...
15 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Perdogg

CNN reporting that a “U.S. Official” has confirmed the launch


16 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Dear Kim Jong Not Ill:

I am writing this sternly worded letter to express my displeasure with your rocket launch. As a severe sanction, all of us who are members of the United Nations will wag our fingers in a tsk-tsk motion in your general direction tomorrow at noon. That will teach you not to do this again!

Signed,

Barack 0bama

P.S. Couldn't you at least have waited until after my election when I'll have more flexibility to shrug and ignore this kind of stuff? It's golf season.

17 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:53 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

How does scrapping missile defense make big ears look good? Or signing an agreement with the NORKS to provide food aid in exchange for curtailing their nuke development and missile development programs?

Better shut down that food aid to them now since they have effectively violated the agreement.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:53 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Perdogg
Where's Madeleine Albright when we really need her!
19 posted on 04/12/2012 4:14:55 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Perdogg

Time for Obama to go genuflect to the Chinese.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 4:15:11 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nuconvert

Palkott is IN N Korea and N Korea has not confirmed it?

um... huh?


21 posted on 04/12/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: musicman; RedMDer; trisham; DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson
PREFECT ©

22 posted on 04/12/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Perdogg

Who has a link to some live info on this? Or do I have to keep watching Shep? #OhTheHorror


23 posted on 04/12/2012 4:16:37 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: gaijin
There will be no shoot down, Obama will do nothing, and later he’ll make some stupid, stern statement.

And follow it up by a sternly worded letter.
24 posted on 04/12/2012 4:16:56 PM PDT by TerriHaute
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To: GeronL

that is correct


25 posted on 04/12/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Longbow1969

Too late. The Obama regime already sent them food. I guess you meant in the future.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 4:17:46 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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27 posted on 04/12/2012 4:18:22 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Perdogg

ABC reporting the rocket has “failed”.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 4:18:22 PM PDT by TruBluKentuckian
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To: Perdogg
This is just South Korea acting stupidly.

/s

29 posted on 04/12/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like it fizzled out.....again. MAJOR FAIL FROM THE KOREAN COMMIES.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: Perdogg

Jennifer Griffin (FOX) reporting that a U.S. official is saying that the launch may have failed, though not on the launch pad.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Jennifer Griffin says the launch failed.

Who has the HaHa graphic?

32 posted on 04/12/2012 4:20:22 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: nuconvert

So NK allowed reporters into the country... to for what? NOT watch the launch? To repeat propaganda? Doesn’t the AP already have a deal to repeat KCNA proaganda?


33 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Perdogg

Latest word from Fox News is the launch failed.


34 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: nuconvert

I didn’t fail on the launch pad but as in the other two times, in the second or third stage.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:41 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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Looks like it failed.

36 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: onyx

Meh, Fox is reporting that the launch may have failed anyway.

Assuming that is true, this is like the 3rd or 4th time the Norks have tried this and they still can’t get a long range multi-stage rocket to work. I guess they’ll still learn from failure and try to get it right next time.

If this did fail though, I wonder if it makes it more likely the Norks test another nuke. Maybe they’ll feel they need to save face.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 4:22:31 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TruBluKentuckian
ABC reporting the rocket has “failed”.

That's good...


38 posted on 04/12/2012 4:22:54 PM PDT by Errant
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This is just South Korea acting stupidly.

Soju summit time?

39 posted on 04/12/2012 4:23:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: prairiebreeze

That’s what she’s saying.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

According to Fox News, the rocket launch failed, it crashed in to the sea


41 posted on 04/12/2012 4:23:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Click!

42 posted on 04/12/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: TruBluKentuckian

ABC reporting the rocket has “failed”.


Now the rocket has something in common with Obama’s presidency, both epic failures


43 posted on 04/12/2012 4:24:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

Every channel on Japanese TV reporting the news .


44 posted on 04/12/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by sushiman
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Even if it totally fizzled, it’s still significant cuz it shows how serious the Norks are about actively proliferating, probably with tacit Chinese approval.

What will they do as a response? Only stuff to the extent it will make Obama look tough and serious.

So on the substantive side NOTHING.

2 speeches and stern letters galore for the presstitutes.


45 posted on 04/12/2012 4:25:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TruBluKentuckian
ABC reporting the rocket has “failed”.

Uh-Oh! Labor camp for the scientists and engineers. They will meet the NK soccer team there.

46 posted on 04/12/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: nuconvert

North Korea needs to learn how to pace themselves, maybe think of baseball.


47 posted on 04/12/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by TruBluKentuckian
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To: gaijin

Sounds like a couple of NORK rocket scientists are out of a job or worse.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by AU72
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To: musicman

Obama’s other son?!


49 posted on 04/12/2012 4:28:42 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Wouldn’t it be cool if we somehow managed to shoot it down? We do have military capabilities/assets that are not publicly discussed. Our enemies should keep that in mind if they are thinking about messing with us or our allies.


50 posted on 04/12/2012 4:29:28 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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