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Japanese broadcaster: North Korea launches rocket
AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/09 | AP

Posted on 04/04/2009 7:50:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

TOKYO – Japanese broadcaster NHK says North Korea has launched a rocket, citing the Japanese government.

The report came Sunday morning amid heightened tensions in the region.

North Korea had informed international authorities that it planned to launch a rocket sometime between Saturday and Wednesday in order to put a satellite into orbit.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan
KEYWORDS: broadcaster; japanese; launches; missile; nknukes; nkorea; northkorea; rocket
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1 posted on 04/04/2009 7:50:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Rocket raunched?


2 posted on 04/04/2009 7:53:37 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: NormsRevenge

If the Japanese don’t shoot this thing down it is because they know this capability will force Obama to pay more attention to this issue.


3 posted on 04/04/2009 7:55:38 PM PDT by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: DainBramage

Locket raunched!


4 posted on 04/04/2009 7:55:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How much money are going to give NK now?


5 posted on 04/04/2009 7:57:05 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Everyone is Just standing by watching our mortal enemy get closer and closer to striking one of our cities.
6 posted on 04/04/2009 7:57:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Revolting cat!
Fi

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brast-ahhhhhhh

7 posted on 04/04/2009 7:58:05 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: NormsRevenge

bbc reporting so....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7982874.stm


8 posted on 04/04/2009 7:59:02 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: presidio9

I disagree. I don’t think Obama gives a rats butt about it, and will only provide considerable lip service to the event.


9 posted on 04/04/2009 7:59:17 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Okay, where is Obama’s “Stern” response?

How soon will he cry to the UN?


10 posted on 04/04/2009 7:59:56 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Did it explode yet?


11 posted on 04/04/2009 8:00:42 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DakotaRed

Obama isn’t gonna do a damn thing and everyone knows it


12 posted on 04/04/2009 8:00:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, and what do they have to lose?


13 posted on 04/04/2009 8:01:00 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: NormsRevenge

Hussein’s diplomacy fails again.


14 posted on 04/04/2009 8:01:26 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; All

JJ Japanese govt confirmed it they think


15 posted on 04/04/2009 8:02:17 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: NormsRevenge

I was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to get their Dong off.


16 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:00 PM PDT by Nachoman (Think of life as an adventure you don't survive.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Hussein and Hitlery will go crying to the U.N., everyone will say “my, my, Obama is not happy...” and that’ll be about it.

Maybe they’ll approve another $10 billion in food aid for Kim Jong Mentally Ill to give to his army while his people starve.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Of course he won’t. The worse he would do is cry to the UN and drop it.


18 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:30 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Dallas59

What is your definition of ‘is’?


19 posted on 04/04/2009 8:03:41 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: SevenofNine

Yep


20 posted on 04/04/2009 8:04:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Perhaps it will hit Hawaii and blow up the Birth certificate.


21 posted on 04/04/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT by voveo
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To: SevenofNine

South Korea’s just confirmed it too.

article update and new title..

NKorea launches rocket, defying world pressure

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea’s presidential office has confirmed North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket launch from its east coast base.

The Blue House says liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday morning from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea.

Japanese broadcaster NHK cites the Japanese government as saying the rocket flew over Japan. It said there were no reports of any debris falling on Japan.


22 posted on 04/04/2009 8:04:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: DakotaRed

obama’s “stern” response-send howard “stern” and artie lang to NK to reason with them.


23 posted on 04/04/2009 8:05:04 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: DainBramage

BREAST OFF!!!


24 posted on 04/04/2009 8:06:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And that is exactly what NK is expecting to happen.


25 posted on 04/04/2009 8:07:22 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: voveo

The missile is capable of hitting Alaska. I doubt Obama will give a damn about Alaska


26 posted on 04/04/2009 8:12:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama: I’m gonna tell on you North Korea, UN would be really really mad and will write a letter against the launch.
UN: North Korea pretty please don’t launch the missile.
North Korea: Were trembling in our shoes.. NOT!!!
If Bush was still the president North Korea wont even dare launch a firework pointing towards us.


27 posted on 04/04/2009 8:13:25 PM PDT by joshua1222 ("... give Obama a filibuster proof majority ..." Bill Clinton)
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To: NormsRevenge

WOWWW luckly nobody got hurt so far so does that mean Obama going give Chia Pet bailout


28 posted on 04/04/2009 8:15:37 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: NormsRevenge

What does Drudge’s “No They Didn’t” headline mean? Anybody know?


29 posted on 04/04/2009 8:15:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: Revolting cat!; DainBramage

30 posted on 04/04/2009 8:17:02 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How will the teleprompter react?


31 posted on 04/04/2009 8:19:01 PM PDT by lacrew (Obama and cabinet: Fool and the Gang)
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To: DakotaRed

He’ll call up all the NATO leaders and say, ahhh, what do we do now? Do you think if I took the i-Pod back from Queenie and gave it to Kim Jung Il along with a new Members Only jacket, he’d like me? Doesn’t he know I’m the Great Communicator?


32 posted on 04/04/2009 8:22:16 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: mrmargaritaville

Nah, I bet he’ll return the IPod he picked up in Chicago for Kim Jung Il now.

That’ll teach the commies. No copies of B HO’s speeches and Inuaguration now.


33 posted on 04/04/2009 8:23:50 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Sir Clancelot

My thoughts too. NO IPod or DVD’s for Kim Jung Il.


34 posted on 04/04/2009 8:24:41 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“What does Drudge’s “No They Didn’t” headline mean? Anybody know?”

How about....
They did what? Oh no! Mr. Bill!


35 posted on 04/04/2009 8:25:10 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: combat_boots

Probably, “No! They didn’t!”


36 posted on 04/04/2009 8:26:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He just failed his 3am phone call.


37 posted on 04/04/2009 8:26:29 PM PDT by Redcitizen (The Death Star is the ultimate in peacekeeping.)
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To: Redcitizen
He just failed his 3am phone call.

He probably called his friends in the media and said "don't talk about it"... and that seems to have worked.

38 posted on 04/04/2009 8:27:37 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DakotaRed

I’ll bet N Korea bootlegs a lot of DVDs, just like China. So Kim Jung probably already has all the DVD’s the Obamas would be giving out, except of course, seasons One and Two of “Flava of Love”.


39 posted on 04/04/2009 8:29:40 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Jet Jaguar

QUestion JJ do you think Chia Pet want bailout or he just being roaney LOL!


40 posted on 04/04/2009 8:36:42 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

ronery...


41 posted on 04/04/2009 8:43:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Sir Clancelot

True, but do they have a select arrangement of Obama’s best telepromter reads?

It’s time he got tough, so no IPod or select arrangement of teleprompter readings now.

Maybe Obama will throw himself down on the Oval Office carpet, when he gets back and kick and scream and hold his breath?

My guess is he will make a speech, right off of the telepromter and drop the whole thing. All smoke and mirrors.


42 posted on 04/04/2009 8:47:01 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

We don’t need this thread, a FReeper has already posted a thread way before Japan or Fox or any news agency reported this. FR once again beats the frickin news to a world shaking event.


43 posted on 04/04/2009 8:47:06 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Jet Jaguar

I think he is both LOLOLOL!

I wonder which diplomat be send to NK get Chia Pet back to six nation talks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b49Iwfp8U-U


44 posted on 04/04/2009 8:47:32 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: combat_boots

The No They Didn’t was in regard to NATO’s refusal to get more involved in Afghanistan, I believe.


45 posted on 04/04/2009 8:48:04 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I agree.


46 posted on 04/04/2009 8:49:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: combat_boots

I was wrong, that was earlier.

Maybe it means that Japan did not shoot it down, like they warned.


47 posted on 04/04/2009 8:50:10 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s like—get out! They didn’t dare!


48 posted on 04/04/2009 8:52:22 PM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Or “No! They didn’t!”


49 posted on 04/04/2009 8:53:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

it’s that expression ‘oh no she d’int!’ ... strange attempt at levity, I suppose.


50 posted on 04/04/2009 8:58:04 PM PDT by RAR
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