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N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles(6 confirmed, additonal 6 being investigated)
Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/05/06 | Yoo Yong-won

Posted on 07/04/2006 9:42:42 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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N. Korea May Have Fired Up To 12 Missiles

Six launches including Taepodong-2 were confirmed...the additional launches were being investigated

It is possible that N. Korea launched six additional launches of short-range and shore-to-ship missiles, in addition to six launches of Taepodong-2, Nodong, and Scud surface-to-surface missiles, during dawn and morning hours of July 5th.

Senior government sources said, "The confirmed launches so far by N. Koreans are one Taepodong launch and five launches of Nodong and Scud missiles, totaling six. However, we have indications that, between 7am and 8:13am, six additional missiles are launched, which we are trying to confirm." These additional missiles are likely to be 'Seersucker' shore-to-ship missiles (range: 100~120km) and Scuds(range: 300~500km.)

The (S. Korean) government officially announced (this morning) that, on July 5th, at 5am, N. Korea launched Taepodong-2 missile at Taepodong, Hwa-dae County, N. Hamkyong Province, and, starting at 3:32am, several Scud and Nodong missiles at Kitaeryong, Anbyun County, Kangwon Province.

Intelligence agencies determined that Taepodong-2 blew up mid-air over East Sea, 40 seconds after its launch, turning the test into a failure.

Yoo Yong-won, military affairs correspondent

posted : 2006.07.05 11:46 17'

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: confusion; crisis; launch; missile; nkorea; nodong; northkorea; proliferation; scud; seersucker; taepodong2; testfire
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Mr. Yoo is a veteran military affairs correspondent. It seems that there are indeed more than six. A lot of decoy fireworks. Show of force? Prevent possible interception by MD systems? Or both?
1 posted on 07/04/2006 9:42:49 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/04/2006 9:43:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Listening to Mad Madeline Albright pontificate by phone on Larry King tonight is enough to make a healthy man barf up his dinner! She is one pathetic arrogant fool.
3 posted on 07/04/2006 9:45:09 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

They got it right when they mistook Albright for the maid. That is what she should have always been.


4 posted on 07/04/2006 9:48:02 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Taepodong-2 blew up mid-air over East Sea, 40 seconds after its launch, turning the test into a failure.

Did it have help "blowing up"? Or did it blow up all by itself? I.e., did we shoot it down?

5 posted on 07/04/2006 9:48:11 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: beyond the sea
Re #3

After this crisis is resolved, there will be many who will go down in flames. Maddy is on the top of the list. She has been completely had by Kim Jong-il.

6 posted on 07/04/2006 9:48:37 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The thing I dislike the most about this on-going series of stories is that here we are twelve hours after the event and we're still trying to get a count of launches. I would have thought we had sufficient resources to figure that out.

OTOH, we also learned something about the state of their capabilities: with the entire world watching, they only barely got the only interesting flight launched... that's not terribly unusual, but I do wonder if there isn't a sudden need for a replacement missile program head (literally) in the PRK.

7 posted on 07/04/2006 9:49:20 PM PDT by alancarp (NASCAR: Always turning left, but can never keep up with the Liber-commis.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
they just want that famous UN writing campaign and economic incentives

they see Iran getting paid for building nukes the chicom proxy wants to get paid as well

Iran has all those incentives coming nin com po wants his change as well
8 posted on 07/04/2006 9:49:48 PM PDT by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: hsalaw
Re #5

It will take time to find out exactly what happened. Days, weeks, or months? I do not know.:) I would not rule out interception by some means.

9 posted on 07/04/2006 9:50:14 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It appears to me that Kim is trying to provoke an international incident for propaganda purposes..

Seemingly threatening acts calculated to trigger a response..
Then Kim can claim "innocence" in his actions, as there was no real threat...
Kim can also claim victim status with possibly the U.S. as the bullying aggressor..

Public relations and International politics may then be leveraged in N. Korea's favor..
Possibly such a leverage could be used in future six-party talks..

Just a wild guess, but it sort of fits with past behaviours..

10 posted on 07/04/2006 9:51:16 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom... Not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: hsalaw

Their paranoia would not have dared taken a chance that we would have recovered an intact launch vehicle: once the test was deemed a failure, their range-safety crew (or equivalent) would have destroyed the missile.


11 posted on 07/04/2006 9:51:39 PM PDT by alancarp (NASCAR: Always turning left, but can never keep up with the Liber-commis.)
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Re #7

I heard the story that there have been some heated discussions among N. Korean senior military figures on their rocket's capability. Apparently, they weren't entirely sure that it will fly.

12 posted on 07/04/2006 9:53:05 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I jusat watched a great rocket ship go by...the ISS with Space Shuttle Discovery docked on. It was very bright as it cruised past the North Star. God Bless America!


13 posted on 07/04/2006 9:54:09 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Re #5

Any idea how far from an international border the launch site for the ND2 is?
14 posted on 07/04/2006 9:54:16 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My 2 cents worth: we would have not done anything to that launch unless there was a direct threat to the US. If for no other reason than this: the best way to learn of the enemy's capabilities is to watch it perform for as long as possible.


15 posted on 07/04/2006 9:54:36 PM PDT by alancarp (NASCAR: Always turning left, but can never keep up with the Liber-commis.)
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To: Drammach
Re #10

They only have one main script, which they use again and again.:)

16 posted on 07/04/2006 9:54:47 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Whoops, not ND2 but rather the Taepodong-2.


17 posted on 07/04/2006 9:55:11 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I just watched a great rocket ship go by...the ISS with Space Shuttle Discovery docked on. It was very bright as it cruised past the North Star. God Bless America!


18 posted on 07/04/2006 9:56:29 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Albright is despicable.
19 posted on 07/04/2006 9:56:44 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: hsalaw

Them, us; it blowed up real good either way.
20 posted on 07/04/2006 9:58:41 PM PDT by steveegg (It's time once again to keep this lifeforce running - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Very interesting (about the 'senior military figures'). This is just a guess, but 40 seconds is actually pretty good for a first shot out of the box. Don't think the first stage would have been expended by then, though, so they likely aren't past the multi-stage handoff part yet -- a significant milestone.


22 posted on 07/04/2006 10:00:03 PM PDT by alancarp (NASCAR: Always turning left, but can never keep up with the Liber-commis.)
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To: river rat
But wait, CNN International just put up an interview with a "US legislator", ie a liberal, to say that the US is powerless against NK, we are bogged down in Iraq, we can do nothing, bla bla bla......

He was almost drooling with excitement to kiss NK butt.

Sickening.
23 posted on 07/04/2006 10:02:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

The idiots or wrong..

The ONLY constraint on reducing NK to a pile of stone age rubble is POLITICAL.....not Military Ability..

Semper Fi


24 posted on 07/04/2006 10:12:04 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: alancarp
they likely aren't past the multi-stage handoff part yet

About the same as the Chinese ten or twelve years ago before Hughes and Loral fixed it for them.

25 posted on 07/04/2006 10:12:07 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: TigerLikesRooster
A lot of decoy fireworks. Show of force? Prevent possible interception by MD systems? Or both?

Kim the Krafty didn't think we could tell when his magic missile was being launched. His launching all those missiles was a fit of temper.

26 posted on 07/04/2006 10:13:07 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

TigerLikesRooster -- Thanks for your on-the-scene reports. They really help us here in the States get a better feel for what is going on over there.


27 posted on 07/04/2006 10:13:32 PM PDT by inkling
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thank you for all the work you do. Very appreciated.

P.S. LOVED the train story.

28 posted on 07/04/2006 10:14:33 PM PDT by AnnaZ (Have a blessed and happy Independence Day!)
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To: alancarp
The thing I dislike the most about this on-going series of stories is that here we are twelve hours after the event and we're still trying to get a count of launches.

There's what we know ... and then there's what we're willing to publicly acknowledge knowing. They aren't necessarily the same thing.

29 posted on 07/04/2006 10:14:35 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe we should embargo Viagra--- before 'L'il Kim' "makes himself go completely blind" and blows everybody up?!

30 posted on 07/04/2006 10:14:39 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: roses of sharon
But wait, CNN International just put up an interview with a "US legislator", ie a liberal, to say that the US is powerless against NK, we are bogged down in Iraq, we can do nothing, bla bla bla...... He was almost drooling with excitement to kiss NK butt. Sickening.

Larry King believe it or not, had the criminal Sandy Fancy Pants Berger and Mad Maddie Albright on his show tonight, in all their glory, slamming the Bush administration. They spoke as if they were clean as a whistle on North Korea. Not a word from the skeleton with suspenders, Larry King.

31 posted on 07/04/2006 10:15:13 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: vger
the ISS with Space Shuttle Discovery docked on.

They're not docked. The space shuttle will dock with the ISS on Day 2 of the shuttle mission, in the meantime, STS-121 is in "catch up" mode with the ISS.

32 posted on 07/04/2006 10:15:40 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: 1066AD; alancarp
they likely aren't past the multi-stage handoff part yet ............ About the same as the Chinese ten or twelve years ago before Hughes and Loral fixed it for them.

What's to stop the Chinese from handing it off to N.K. to have them do their dirty work in the future?

33 posted on 07/04/2006 10:17:36 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea
Madeline Albright caused the problem and instead of hanging her her in shame she attacks Bush.

Despicable!

34 posted on 07/04/2006 10:18:13 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: melt

This guy has every Academy Award winning movie ever and considers himself a great "director".


35 posted on 07/04/2006 10:19:37 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: ncountylee
Madeline Albright caused the problem and instead of hanging her her in shame she attacks Bush.

It is despicable, and not surprising.

36 posted on 07/04/2006 10:20:05 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: river rat


Is Pelosi quivering in her spiked boots?


37 posted on 07/04/2006 10:20:46 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: ncountylee

It's Arec Bawdren's fault!!
Hans Brix! My No-Dong Brew Up!!


38 posted on 07/04/2006 10:21:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Liberalism-What a Pagan Religion...)
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To: ncountylee
Madeline Albright caused the problem and instead of hanging her her in shame she attacks Bush. Despicable!

I agree. See # 19.

;-)

39 posted on 07/04/2006 10:21:11 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: hsalaw
Did it have help "blowing up"? Or did it blow up all by itself? I.e., did we shoot it down?

Kim the Krafty is in weird position does he say that his missile worked and the Americans attacked it thus giving America more credibility and mooting his missile program or admit that his missile is a POS.

40 posted on 07/04/2006 10:21:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: roses of sharon
But wait, CNN International just put up an interview with a "US legislator", ie a liberal, to say that the US is powerless against NK, we are bogged down in Iraq, we can do nothing, bla bla bla.....

Yeah, that's been the left winged talking point all day today.

41 posted on 07/04/2006 10:21:44 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Show of force? Prevent possible interception by MD systems? Or both?

Sales demo?

42 posted on 07/04/2006 10:21:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (The ego chatters endlessly on. Mind speaks in great silence.)
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To: beyond the sea

Hipery and Alnotsobright said that the North Koreans are just celebrating our 4th of July (barf)


43 posted on 07/04/2006 10:23:10 PM PDT by Foolsgold
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To: beyond the sea
I saw that, it was shocking in its brazenness, you see they KNOW that not one of the so-called journalists or so-called experts on that panel, would call them on it, or they would not have rewritten history on national TV.

And the NK "experts" were even worse, praising NK for their defiance, cunning, blackmail abilities and timing.

Sickening, especially when they speak of our President as if he is dangerous, sinister, corrupt and not even human.
44 posted on 07/04/2006 10:23:27 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: 1066AD

Not to mention the Delta rockets that were 'farmed' out as well.


45 posted on 07/04/2006 10:25:33 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

oops I read here on FreeRepublic earlier that they were docked. Go here and find out when you can see it from your place. http://www.heavens-above.com/. If tht was just the ISS it was still more impressive than a no dong :-)


46 posted on 07/04/2006 10:26:44 PM PDT by vger (freeping since '97!)
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To: TigersEye
Sales demo?

Are they showing how their missile can hit the water every time?

47 posted on 07/04/2006 10:27:50 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Make them go home!!)
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To: All
Our Aloha Rocket
48 posted on 07/04/2006 10:28:20 PM PDT by honolulugal
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To: alancarp
I would have thought we had sufficient resources to figure that out.

Of course "we" do. "We" have had it pegged all along.

Don't mistake our government's "resources" for the press's "resources."

It's the press that can't figure out whether it's 6 or 10, and I'm quite in favor of that. Until some big changes are made, I wouldn't trust them with ANY sensitive information. Any. At all.

49 posted on 07/04/2006 10:28:22 PM PDT by JennysCool (Roll out the Canarble Wagon!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thank you for the pings and for keeping us posted on what is really happening.


50 posted on 07/04/2006 10:29:40 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (Liberty is the breath of life to nations....George Bernard Shaw)
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