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N. Korea: 'Missile Vehicle' Movements Spotted in Kittaeryong(Short & Medium Range for Mid-Sept?)
Yonhap News ^ | 09/03/06 | Kim Kwi-keun

Posted on 09/02/2006 9:56:47 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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N. Korea: 'Missile Vehicle' Movements Spotted in Kittaeryong

"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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombkim; bombnorthkoreanow; bush; killkim; korea; md; missilelaunch; northkorea; rodong; rohmoohyun; scud; southkoera; summit; us
Another prelude to their eventual nuclear test. This is like watching a much-hyped prize fight. Endless preludes before the main event.
1 posted on 09/02/2006 9:56:50 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; OahuBreeze; yonif; risk; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 09/02/2006 9:57:16 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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...


3 posted on 09/02/2006 10:02:38 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
What on earth do they think they're proving by managing to hit the water with Scuds? Even the Rodong - known in the South as the Nodong (pause for obligatory cheap humor but it's true) is old technology and neither is suitable as a delivery platform for nuclear weapons.

If they want to antagonize the Japanese this is the way to do it. I really wouldn't recommend that.

4 posted on 09/02/2006 10:06:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TigerLikesRooster

at least its not pay per view.


5 posted on 09/02/2006 11:00:02 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: TigerLikesRooster

*yawn*


6 posted on 09/02/2006 11:12:28 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Property tax is feudalism. Income taxes are armed robbery of the minority by the majority.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


7 posted on 09/02/2006 11:17:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy (CNN on Castro - Intestinal Crisis 2006: A People Mourn.)
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To: PghBaldy
Re #7

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.

8 posted on 09/02/2006 11:40:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
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.

9 posted on 09/02/2006 11:59:31 PM PDT by adamsjas
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Planning fireworks to celebrate 9/11?


10 posted on 09/03/2006 12:08:35 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: adamsjas
Re #9

Because S. Koreans will accuse Roh of selling out to China.

11 posted on 09/03/2006 12:10:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: Billthedrill

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.


12 posted on 09/03/2006 6:05:02 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: TigerLikesRooster
As I have said and guessed a number of times here on FR, it would not be August 22nd (as some had theorized with the Iran President 'Tom' and the prophet down the well thing), however I believe it will be September 11th, 2006 for obvious PR and anti-USA reasons. Kim Jong il will most likely choose this day--as he did July 4th, 2006/Shuttle Launch, to wipe it in the face of the United States and perform nuke psy war for max effect. Problem is, he will get the attention, but not the kind he really seeks, IMHO.

13 posted on 09/03/2006 6:11:17 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
My back prediction date is September 14th late evening, or the previous day, Korean Time--timed about the time Roh arrives at Andrews AB, or commences his South Lawn address.
14 posted on 09/03/2006 6:13:09 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: PghBaldy

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 -


15 posted on 09/03/2006 8:56:51 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Tai_Chung

LOL! Well, put that way...


16 posted on 09/03/2006 10:11:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks for the ping.


17 posted on 09/03/2006 4:22:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (Note to MSM - when dems say "jump", you don't have to ask "how high".)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Any MesoRonery launchers moving around?


18 posted on 09/03/2006 4:50:12 PM PDT by omega4179 (What have you done to help moderate muslims bring Islam into the 19th century?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BTTT


19 posted on 09/04/2006 12:33:35 AM PDT by AnimalLover ( ((Are there special rules and regulations for the big guys?)))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Iran's tyrants are well aware the stall game Saddam played through the UN will not function this time around. Could it be Iran and the other cohorts in the Axis of Evil have already planned numerous diversionary attacks around the globe including North Korea as well as Venezuela - when their vicious anti-Western comrades in Iran & Syria are finally confronted?

Conservative South Koreans are America's allies.

Protesters hold a large South Korean flag at an anti-North Korea, anti-President Roh Moo-hyun and pro-U.S. rally in Seoul, September 2nd, 2006. Protesters from various conservative civic groups demanded that South Korean government stop asking for transfer of wartime command of South Korean troops from the U.S. to South Korea. REUTERS/You Sung-Ho (SOUTH KOREA)

Satellite image from DigitalGlobe collected on June 29th, 2006 shows No Dong, North Korea, the area where a Taepodong missile facility is located. North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, but a government official in Seoul discounted the report. REUTERS/DigitalGlobe

20 posted on 09/04/2006 2:01:59 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: Centurion2000

Wake up Iran is funding the test.


21 posted on 09/04/2006 2:03:56 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: M. Espinola

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


22 posted on 09/04/2006 7:03:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Thanks for that update. Later on I will try and post a detailed map of the region in question.
23 posted on 09/04/2006 7:10:34 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: M. Espinola; TigerLikesRooster
Here you go:

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".

24 posted on 09/04/2006 7:29:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (..is an American allright, but is not in Japan, folks. Thanks for letting me keep the moniker.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The Sat images are incredible plus the listings of "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.

25 posted on 09/04/2006 7:49:42 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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).


26 posted on 09/04/2006 1:41:23 PM PDT by PghBaldy (CNN on Castro - Intestinal Crisis 2006: A People Mourn.)
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To: SusaninOhio

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.


27 posted on 09/04/2006 1:46:02 PM PDT by PghBaldy (CNN on Castro - Intestinal Crisis 2006: A People Mourn.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


28 posted on 09/04/2006 7:21:32 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Real damage, real harm, to real people, to a real country, in time of war. ..all by the DNC.)
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Re #28

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.

29 posted on 09/04/2006 7:25:32 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


30 posted on 09/05/2006 8:37:37 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Kimmie is readying his 'mighty' No Dong..


31 posted on 09/06/2006 7:01:38 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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