Skip to comments.North Korea fires missiles and declares "no sail" zone
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.
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.
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The TOTUS-reading no-bell giverate will back down.
This never would have happened under W.
Bad move - a carrier in port is meat on the table, compared with a carrier at sea.
Remember Gaddafi’s “Line of Death”?
What’s the old Village People song?
In the Navy.
US Fires Generals and declares a “No shoot Zone”..................
It DID happen under W.
Read your history.
And for the record while we are on it, FYI, I am a Conservative Republican.
>>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).
Obozo will schedule another basketball game.
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.
Worst President Ever.
“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
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.
Thanks for the clarification, that this Kim Jong Il has jacked around Republican and Democrat Administration alike.
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.
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.
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.
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
Yeah, but he didn't get a Nobel Prize for it.
“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):
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.
This crisis needs more no bel.
Dear Mr. American President,
Please send some money or stuff right away.
Ws not Nobel Prize material.
we need to impose one of those over the Capitol Building, a no-sale zone.
That’s about the size of it.
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?
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.
Carter was hard to beat for that spot but Hussein Obama has overtaken him.
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.
...what will the Nobel Prize winner say about this?
Kim heard Obama had won a NO-BALL prize
he thought - “yes, indeed!”
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.
Reagan would have parked a carrier battle group smack dab in the middle of the “no sail zone”.
...the United States is planning to send its aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday.
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