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North Korea fires missiles and declares "no sail" zone
Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:32am

Posted on 10/12/2009 5:37:20 AM PDT by maquiladora

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has fired five short-range missiles off its east coast and declared a "no sail" zone in the area from October 10-20, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a government source as saying on Monday.

South Korean government officials were not immediately available for comment.

(snip)

It was not clear whether these were routine military exercises.

But they coincided with local media reports that the United States is planning to send its aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; nknukes; nkorea; northkorea

1 posted on 10/12/2009 5:37:21 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

The TOTUS-reading no-bell giverate will back down.

This never would have happened under W.


2 posted on 10/12/2009 5:38:54 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: maquiladora

Bad move - a carrier in port is meat on the table, compared with a carrier at sea.


3 posted on 10/12/2009 5:39:33 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: maquiladora

Remember Gaddafi’s “Line of Death”?


4 posted on 10/12/2009 5:42:35 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: maquiladora

What’s the old Village People song?
In the Navy.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 5:43:14 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: maquiladora

US Fires Generals and declares a “No shoot Zone”..................


6 posted on 10/12/2009 5:45:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: freedumb2003
Sheesh, how many times to we have to say this on FR Korea threads until we sound like broken records.

It DID happen under W.

Read your history.

And for the record while we are on it, FYI, I am a Conservative Republican.

7 posted on 10/12/2009 5:52:40 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

>>Sheesh, how many times to we have to say this on FR Korea threads until we sound like broken records.

It DID happen under W.<<

I remember some saber-rattling — enlighten me (seriously, if I missed something I want to fill it in).


8 posted on 10/12/2009 5:53:50 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: maquiladora

Obozo will schedule another basketball game.


10 posted on 10/12/2009 5:59:03 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: maquiladora
This is what the bad actors of this world will always do when they sense weakness.

They see that 0bama is the weakest President in the history of the US so they will act on the expansion of their own evil interests. And for the record - 0bama can just forget about ANY negotiated elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

When American blood runs due to this dysfunctional balance of power then it will be all on 0bama’s hands.

He fails to understand that American Strength is a deterrent that prevents loss of life - he will regret the day he scorned US power, those who have been entrusted with it, and its use.

11 posted on 10/12/2009 6:06:14 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: freedumb2003
This never would have happened under W.

Two rounds of North Korean missile tests were conducted on July 5, 2006. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) reportedly fired at least seven separate missiles.

12 posted on 10/12/2009 6:12:21 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: boomop1

Worst President Ever.


13 posted on 10/12/2009 6:14:47 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: maquiladora

“North Korea has fired five short-range missiles off its east coast and declared a “no sail” zone in the area from October 10-20”

this “no sail” zone is in effect for another week or so. I would assume we will see more of this from the NKs this week


14 posted on 10/12/2009 6:35:18 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: freedumb2003

Pyongyang launched modified Scuds, Nodongs, and a Taepodong missile (long range) all in a volley of fire throughout the day on 4th of July US time during the W Administration because of his change of policy from one of hardline (primarily first term) to that of appeasement (highly representative of his second term and also the post 2006 elections), under the direction of Condi Rice and Chris Hill at State Department, and under the panoply of the so-called “Six Party Talks”. Kim Jong il did it because he knew they could get away with it and wanted more concessions—which they got. They would not have dared tried in the 2002 or 2003 time frame particularly I will grant.


15 posted on 10/12/2009 6:37:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: maquiladora

Thanks for the clarification, that this Kim Jong Il has jacked around Republican and Democrat Administration alike.


16 posted on 10/12/2009 6:39:05 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All

It was President George W. Bush who properly labeled Saddam’s Iraq, the mad mullah’s Iran and North Korea as an ‘Axis of Evil’, but he wasn’t able to take out more than 1/3rd of that Axis, as he chose to allow Iran to continue to kill our troops in Iraq with Iranian-manufactured IEDs, talked a good game about not allowing Iran to have a nuclear weapon, but did jack-squat to prevent it, and that leads us to North Korea where it was the BUSH Administration that chose to continue with the Clinon-Albright approach of ‘jaw-jaw’ with Pyongyang, creating the absurd ‘Six Party Talks’ that North Korea abandoned, all to the chagrin of the State Department’s pro-Pyongyang apparatchik, commonly known as ‘Comrade Chris Jong-Hill’, who has faithfully served as both apologist and advocate for Kim Jong Ill for many years.

There was a window of opportunity for GWB to take out both the Iranian and North Korean nuclear threats, and that was in the latter half of November 2008, and December 2008 when there wasn’t a damn thing anyone could do to prevent surgical air strikes from inflicting massive damage, if not completely destroying the nuclear aspirations of those two rogue terrorist states.

Unfortunately for America and the world, GWB was already packing his bags for Legacyville Texas.

Thanks George, for everything.


17 posted on 10/12/2009 6:40:00 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: jhpigott

They want stuff. Judging from the major missile launch on Obama’s watch, about five months into it, they will be up to similar antics. And they will get exactly what they want from Washington.


18 posted on 10/12/2009 6:41:39 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I might add, they are getting a two fer. They are once again able to test the relatively new Obama Administration, and they are testing the really new, center-left Japan Administration of Prime Minister Hatoyama.

Of course, everyone will say "naught boy! stop that!" but behind the scenes they will cut deals to make DPRK behave and reward their bad behavior, and Pyongyang will know what it already knows...that Washington, and Tokyo, are APPEASERS. Clinton. W. Obama. Same difference. They will all get jacked around seven ways to Sunday by the very, very skillfull Pyongyang professionals.

19 posted on 10/12/2009 6:45:40 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: maquiladora
"Don't Do That Please."


20 posted on 10/12/2009 6:53:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: mkjessup

AMEN!


21 posted on 10/12/2009 6:55:39 AM PDT by righteousindignation
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To: freebird5850

I don’t know if anyone has used the initials yet, but it is about time

Barack Obama, WPE

or WPE Barack Obama

or Barack Obama (WPE)

or just WPE


22 posted on 10/12/2009 6:58:24 AM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"It DID happen under W."

Yeah, but he didn't get a Nobel Prize for it.

23 posted on 10/12/2009 6:58:46 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama: ---Despiser of the Honduran Constitution and contemptuous of ours.)
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To: maquiladora

“planning to send its aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday.”

NK declares a “no sail” zone in what is surely only SK/Japan territorial waters around Pusan?.....absent the appeasement/sissy attitude, this would be laughable or very serious.....wonder what SK and/or Japan will have to say about this?

map (zoom it out a few notches):
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=korea+map+pusan&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Busan,+South+Korea&gl=us&ei=VjXTStW8MIb-MZaO2JQD&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBEQ8gEwAA


24 posted on 10/12/2009 7:05:09 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: jhpigott

There were no leaks building up to this and the first we’ve heard about the no sail zone is today which indicates that whatever this is, it has come at short notice and is not pre-planned.

Could be that the NK’s are unhappy with carrier movements close to their waters as hinted at in the article but I dunno what this is about.

Worth noting that before their most recent nuclear test they also declared a no sail zone.


25 posted on 10/12/2009 7:07:40 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: mkjessup

BTTT


26 posted on 10/12/2009 7:32:17 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (If we can't get good government, then I want as little government as possible.)
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To: freedumb2003

This crisis needs more no bel.


27 posted on 10/12/2009 8:04:06 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Dear Mr. American President,

Please send some money or stuff right away.

Sincerely,

Kim


28 posted on 10/12/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: cookcounty

Ws not Nobel Prize material.


29 posted on 10/12/2009 8:36:17 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: maquiladora

we need to impose one of those over the Capitol Building, a no-sale zone.


30 posted on 10/12/2009 8:45:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: 1010RD

That’s about the size of it.


31 posted on 10/12/2009 8:46:41 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (That cracking-type noise? Oh, don't pay no never mind. That's just ACORN's nuts getting crushed.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I don’t get it. Other than depleting his inventory, what does this buy L’il Kim? Or is his fleet trying a new twist on the old fishing-with-dynamite approach?


32 posted on 10/12/2009 8:49:10 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
It DID happen under W.

And in one form or another all the way back to the Korean War. A friend of mine was killed there in about 1968. The only difference now is the North's striving to become the nuclear weapon vendor to the world's most evil.

33 posted on 10/12/2009 8:49:51 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: freebird5850
Worst President Ever.

Carter was hard to beat for that spot but Hussein Obama has overtaken him.

34 posted on 10/12/2009 10:39:06 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: AmericanInTokyo; maquiladora

God, now I remember!

It was a low day for foreign policy indeed. W seemed confused and unfocused and Kim pushed his advantage.

We appeased and got nothing but a few years of queitude — but now we have someone born to appease and weaker than W.

Kim Jung Ill wants to take advantage of the bowing and scraping at the feet of Iran — and wisely so.

Not good, not good at all.

Thanks for refreshing my memory. It is the first thing to go, ya know.


35 posted on 10/12/2009 10:40:37 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: maquiladora

...what will the Nobel Prize winner say about this?


36 posted on 10/12/2009 11:29:42 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: maquiladora

Kim heard Obama had won a NO-BALL prize

he thought - “yes, indeed!”


37 posted on 10/12/2009 11:54:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: maquiladora
U.S. 'FIRES' OBAMA, DECLARES "NO SH!T" ZONE
38 posted on 10/12/2009 2:56:47 PM PDT by HKMk23 (In the end, life contains only one tragedy: not to have been a saint.)
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To: maquiladora

39 posted on 10/12/2009 3:42:38 PM PDT by egannacht (Vote YES for statism: Why burden yourself with civic duty when Idol and Oprah are on?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
[while we are on it, FYI, I am a Conservative Republican.]

I am an independent Christian who supports godly conservatives and detest the rinos of the right and the marxists of the left, both liberals who destroyed America in their arrogance and ignorance and selfish pride.

40 posted on 10/13/2009 6:03:40 AM PDT by kindred (Facts are a stubborn thing, but people are even more stubborn and will deny facts.)
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To: maquiladora

Reagan would have parked a carrier battle group smack dab in the middle of the “no sail zone”.


41 posted on 10/13/2009 8:57:04 AM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...the United States is planning to send its aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday.

42 posted on 10/13/2009 7:28:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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