Skip to comments.N. Korea: 'Missile Vehicle' Movements Spotted in Kittaeryong(Short & Medium Range for Mid-Sept?)
Posted on 09/02/2006 9:56:47 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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"Watching out for a possibility of launch in mid-September"
(Seoul=Yonhap News) Kim Kwi-keun = Recently, S. Korea and U.S. intelligence agencies are watching out for the possibility of more missile launches in N. Korea, after spotting large vehicles at Kittaeryong, Anbyun County, where N. Korea's missile training base are located.
The sources revealed on Sept. 3, "The agencies spotted movements of many large vehicles recently, at Kittaeryong, N. Korea. We do not rule out the possibility that they are preparing for another launch of Rodong and Scud missiles."
On July 5, N. Korea launched six Rodong and Scud missiles into the international water of East Sea(Sea of Japan) from Kittaeryong, N. Korea.
The source said, "Intelligence agencies has refused to give definite confirmation that those vehicles have missile launchers. However, it is possible that some of the vehicles have missile launchers."
Military authorities of S. Korea and U.S. suspect that N. Korea may make 'additional provocation' in mid-September when the summit between S. Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and G.W. Bush is to be held, according to what we have learned.
A source from intelligence agency said, "We do not rule out the possibility of N. Korean provocation right at the time international attention is paid to Korean Peninsula due to S. Korea-U.S. summit and the transfer of wartime command. If N. Korea makes another provocation in this situation, there will be a significant repercussion."
He added, "We have drawn up various scenarios on the type and timing of N. Korea's further provocation, and are watching closely N. Korean missile bases and nuclear installation.
In a related news, U.S. successfully intercepted a target missile with the same size and speed of a N. Korean missile, at its MD system test on Sept. 1.
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Well, if it's a prize fight Mini-Me wants I hope he doesn't mind being turned into the equivalent of a human pretzel...
If they want to antagonize the Japanese this is the way to do it. I really wouldn't recommend that.
at least its not pay per view.
What will we do this time? Say it is "unhelpful?" I understand there are no easy or "safe" ways to deal harshly with them (as Seoul is so close), still it is exasperating.
It will start not with direct military assault on N. Korea, but with financially hitting S. Korea and China if they do not cooperate.
There is a provision in Patriot Act which punish entities doing business with N. Korea. It could apply to S. Korea and China. Their big corporations could lose access to international finance. This will completely cut off N. Korea's economic pipeline from outside. If this does not produce desired outcome in timely manner, and N. Korea goes ahead with nuclear test, U.S., China, and Japan will do something. There won't be massive U.S. ground assault into N. Korea, but plenty of missiles and bombs will fly. Chinese ground troop movement is a possibility. As for S. Korean ground troops moving north, we can't tell at this time. Roh could fight this move. On the other hand, he may not want to be the president who allowed China to take over N. Korea.
Why not? It improves his security. He's protecting his country.
Planning fireworks to celebrate 9/11?
Because S. Koreans will accuse Roh of selling out to China.
On Friday, the US showed the world we have the technology to hit a missile with a missile.
North Korea wants to show the world they have the technology to hit the Pacific Ocean with a missile.
ignoring the ugly little midget is far and away the best way to drive him nuts.
That, and really advertising every Star Wars success, as we show NK that we can and will protect our shores.
The SK, Japanese and Chinese are the ones who really need to keep an eye on NK. Those missiles have a way of ending up in strange places.
Sort of like the Europeans not seeming to worry much about Iran, when they are a whole lot closer to that crazy short midget than we are.
What is it with these crazed midgets? And I don't mean to insult sane midgets -
LOL! Well, put that way...
Thanks for the ping.
Any MesoRonery launchers moving around?
Conservative South Koreans are America's allies.
Wake up Iran is funding the test.
That second photo seems to be a satellite of Musudan Village in Hwadae County, which is where the TAEPODONG missile came from on 4 July, but not the site that is rumored for possible NODONG launches, which is at Kittaeryung, much further south from there, in Gangwon Province. FYI
Here is one photo of the coastal area of the Nodong launches down in Gangwon Province:
And a close up, also showing the Nodong Launch sites (Kittaeryong):
These are from a Japanese site. There are three yellow pointers (one of them a "caution! yellow sign) on the right side of the second photo...and the markings in Japanese say "missile", or "missile base".
Yet the communist North Korean nutcase will continue doing whatever he desires for the sake of provoking and keeping his name on the front page.
This should prove very interesting over the next few days. Thanks again for the images.
wow. I just haven't thought as much could or would be done. The fall elections are coming up, and I wouldn't be surprised if Kim misreads the tealeaves. The media have already annointed Nancy Pelosi. Then, there's the 5th Anniversary of 9/11, which will get much int'l coverage. This may turn out to be an interesting year (as if it hasn't been already).
Good point. It also doesn't seem productive to make big noises like we do, then talk of negotiating with these thugs. Then, they flip us off by ignoring deadlines or lines-in-the-sand, and we continue the process. Maybe I'm missing something, but it just seems we're not really in these talks with NK (or Iran) seriously. Something seems not just right.
Remember he did stuff like this on July 4th....just ot get headlines.
it would be JUST like him to do that again on September 11.
As it stands, 9/11 is one of the two candidates. Another is when Roh Moon-hyun has a summit with G.W. Bush. It would be held on Sept. 14.
Stupid is as stupid does. North Korea is upset that Iran is getting all our attention. Thank God for Ronald Reagan, Star Wars, George W. Bush and missile defense.
Kimmie is readying his 'mighty' No Dong..