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North Korea says fuel being injected into rocket
Reuters ^ | 04/11/12

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:28:25 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

North Korea says fuel being injected into rocket

(Reuters) - Isolated North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket "as we speak" ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbors and the West as a disguised long-range ballistic missile test.

The launch, set to take place between Thursday and next Monday, has prompted neighbors such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic just in case. Regional powers also worry it could be the prelude to another nuclear test, a pattern the hermit state set in 2009.

Japan said it would shoot down the rocket if it crossed its airspace.

The launch of the Unha-3 rocket, which North Korea says will merely put a weather satellite into space, breaches U.N. sanctions imposed to prevent Pyongyang from developing a missile that could carry a nuclear warhead.

It coincides with the 100th birthday celebrations of the founder of North Korea, Kim Il-sung, whose grandson, Kim Jong-un, now rules. Kim Il-sung died in 1994.

It will also follow Wednesday's annual Workers' Party Congress which is expected to appoint Kim Jong-un as Secretary General of the Workers' Party of Korea, North Korea's top post held by his late father, Kim Jong-il.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: launch; missile; nkorea; rocket
Starting tomorrow, this one could take off anytime.
1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:28:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...


2 posted on 04/10/2012 11:33:15 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If that is the “satellite”, I wouldn’t bet on it surviving the launch...much less remaining in service for any appreciable time. It looks like an elementary school science project.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 11:40:52 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: TigerLikesRooster; BillyBoy

So much money for rocket fuel yet none for food and electricity for the people. Someone needs to drop a bomb on the politburo already.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 11:40:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So is this supposed to be a communications satellite?

For what, a TV channel on how to make tee bark soup for the people?

I bet it goes up and explodes shortly after takeoff.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 11:45:17 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is about the time STUXNET should hit the computers monitoring the fueling!


7 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:58 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

China can stop this any time it wants to. It can also enable this affront to its neighbors South Korea and Japan as well as its major trading partner the US.

America, the rapidly declining superpower, chooses to focus on the symptom, not the disease. North Korea is not the threat to the US, the threat is China. North Korea is a proxy state that allows China to rattle its growing military power while pretending to be working with us on a diplomatic solution. Meanwhile China is gutting our economy, stealing our technology, using its holdings of dollars to buy up strategic minerals around the world before the US currency collapses, and relentlessly engaging in cyber warfare. Within the past two weeks we’ve read about inferior Chinese made spare parts being used in our high tech weapons as well as the possibility Trojan microprocessors are being installed in our weapons which will be activated by the Chinese in the event of direct military conflict. China has been conducting an effective undeclared war against the US which includes bribing politicians to keep us from responding before it is too late. We posture about China’s puppet North Korea while the puppet master quietly guts our homeland.

In the same way we spent trillions fighting the wrong enemy in the Middle East. Radical Islam would not exist without Saudi, and to a lesser extent Iranian money. The Saudi’s have conducted two oil embargoes against the US. The Saudi’s bankrolled the September 11 attacks on our homeland. They fund the mosques constructed across Europe and now the US as well as the hatred of the west preached there. We spend trillions of dollars and thousands of lives in Iraq an Afghanistan to keep the enemy of the Saudi’s at bay (Iran) instead of dealing with the real threat directly. Cut off the money flow from the Saudi’s and the extremists go back to herding goats.

The third front in the war to bring down the US is the undeclared war with Mexico. Mexico is physically invading. Year after year it sends millions of colonists across the border to swamp our social services and change our culture. Its corrupt government also facilitates the drug trade which destroys the youth and communities of our inner cities. We choose not to defend our borders and we choose to tax our citizens to provide food, clothing, shelter and education to the invaders.

A real superpower defends its citizens and culture against external threats. By that definition America is not a superpower. We are a rapidly declining society whose corrupt elites conspire with external enemies to destroy. If we were a real nation, with shared values, our leaders would not hesitate to deal with the real threats directly and swiftly.

A nation led by men and women who demonstrate no love of their country cannot survive. True patriots will gladly sacrifice their own lives to save their nation. Who among our leaders today would lay down their life for America — Obama, Hillary, Romney, Boehner, Pelosi, Reid, McConnell, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Chuck Shumer, Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, the presidents and faculty of our top 100 universities, the CEO’s of the Fortune 500, the editors of the top newspapers and magazines, the producers of network news? How many members of Congress will risk harm their reputations and personal wealth, much less their lives, to save America? How many governors or judges? We know the answer. There are more who will take the Chinese, Saudi, or Mexican money under the table than will stand up for the Constitution and American way of life.

Our nation feigns great concern about North Korea because our leaders lack the will, guts, and patriotism to take on China, or Mexico, or Saudi Arabia before it is too late. The leader of a real superpower would tell the Chinese to put an end to this North Korean nonsense. The leader of a dying corpse of a nation offers “humanitarian” food bribes and negotiation. The Chinese proxy rocket launch by North Korea will take place because we allow it.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 3:05:52 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: FrPR

Please PayPal me $200 for a new monitor.

Mine has coffee all over it thanks to you!

LOL! I was thinking the same!


9 posted on 04/11/2012 3:50:31 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Eye of Unk
It works on audio waves. You scream at it loudly with a megaphone and your voice bounces off the faux solar reflectors.

10 posted on 04/11/2012 3:53:28 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TSgt

Actually, it’s a North Korean disco ball.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

No, a disco cube.:-)


12 posted on 04/11/2012 4:48:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TSgt

What a humorous piece of crap!! ;-) LOL


13 posted on 04/11/2012 4:58:34 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (NO time for malaise/lethargy on FR! Fact is, FREEPERS UNITED CAN help stop Mitt's nomination effort)
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To: TSgt

Looks like a prop from one of the old Star Trek episodes.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That rocket model didn’t even make it across the Snake River canyon with Evel Knieval at the controls.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Soul of the South
We can all thank Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and the democrats:

Agreed Framework Between The United States of America And The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
http://www.armscontrol.org/documents/af

North Korea gathers kit for nuclear bombs
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1550021/posts

Clinton Bankrolled North Korea's Nuke Program
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/770752/posts

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Then finally, like pulling teeth - Madeleine Albright and the democrats belated acknowledgment

FLASHBACK: Albright: North Korea 'Cheated' on Clinton Nuke Agreement
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1716930/posts

16 posted on 04/11/2012 8:13:39 AM PDT by Mr Apple ( Go Newt Go)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I think going down tonight Wednesday night probably early Thursday morning NK Time


17 posted on 04/11/2012 10:36:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I think going down tonight Wednesday night probably early Thursday morning NK Time


18 posted on 04/11/2012 10:36:30 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: reagan_fanatic

OMG you are so right cheesy special effect you see in old Star Trek show from 1960s I think look like that one ship what called USS Bounty Bay that Khan was carry on LOL!


19 posted on 04/11/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Well this off Twitter Breaking News ‏ @BreakingNews Reply RetweetedRetweet Delete FavoritedFavorite · Close Open Details Report: US official tells @ABC that North Korea missile launch expected in next 24 to 48 hours http://abcn.ws/HIiBbG
20 posted on 04/11/2012 4:01:40 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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This guy is speculating right now Steve Herman ‏ @W7VOA Reply RetweetedRetweet Delete FavoritedFavorite · Close Open Details If no technical glitches I'm anticipating attempted blast-off for #DPRK launch ~1100-1130 KST today.
21 posted on 04/11/2012 4:10:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

22 posted on 04/11/2012 5:17:24 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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23 posted on 04/11/2012 5:35:47 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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24 posted on 04/11/2012 5:44:04 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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Interesting article http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/5140/north-koreas-upcoming-launch


26 posted on 04/12/2012 7:58:35 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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A trajectory too many:


27 posted on 04/12/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/04/noko-lying-launch/


28 posted on 04/12/2012 8:15:00 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: TSgt

Not much of a clean room environment they have there.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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