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NBC: North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night
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Posted on 04/24/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT by Perdogg

North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as Tuesday night as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told NBC News.

U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.

(Excerpt) Read more at openchannel.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: early; happen; korea; night; nkorea; noko; norks; northkorea; northkorean; nuclear; test; tuesday
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To: GonzoGOP

bringing back memories.....:)


51 posted on 04/24/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Yeah, the thread's all funny on the first page.

US: Strike on N. Korea Possible if Nuclear Test Held
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2873536/posts

Have fun. Enjoy the slide.


52 posted on 04/24/2012 8:44:21 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; gandalftb

North Korea’s state news agency, Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) has announced a special announcement scheduled to take place at 3PM today, April 25th. No further news was included in the announcement.
http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=9158

It is 3:09 Nork time now


53 posted on 04/24/2012 11:09:42 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nothing yet, but on the front page of Rodong Sinmun they write this:

Notice from Special Operation Action Group of
KPA Supreme Command

The special actions of our revolutionary armed forces will start soon to meet the reckless challenge of the group of traitors.

Those actions are an eruption of the public anger and resentment and a sacred war of all service personnel and people to protect the dignity of our supreme leadership.

Their targets are the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors, the arch criminals, and the group of rat-like elements including conservative media destroying the mainstay of the fair public opinion.

http://175.45.176.68/InterEn/


54 posted on 04/24/2012 11:28:04 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Nothing out of the ordinary.


55 posted on 04/24/2012 11:29:59 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Psy war. Ratcheting up tensions with big talk.

Seoul should just say "blow it out your ass, we've heard this 29,475 times before already dammit."

I doubt they will try anything, at least today or the next few days, and assets would have already shown them positioning for something, to which the ROK military and USFK would be getting ready for. More likely, they want to give Obongo the Hershey Squirts their their brinksmanship, knowing full well he is in desperate reelection mode in the White House, and they need that damned rice badly. I suspect the threat will be to do a nuke test "in the near future" and not specifcy when or where, just to make things more tense. 3:30 pm. local

56 posted on 04/24/2012 11:33:05 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: Perdogg

They may possibly nuke themselves.....we can hope.


57 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:16 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

South Korea appears to be taking seriously the latest attack threat from North Korea.

Police say they have increased patrols around headquarters of nine conservative media outlets in Seoul after North Korea vowed to soon carry out a “special military action” on them by “unprecedented means and methods.”

South Korea’s government says it is concerned about Pyongyang’s threat to reduce to ashes, in several minutes, the support base for the country’s president, including several broadcasters and a leading daily newspaper, the Dong-a Ilbo.

Foreign ministry spokesman Cho Byung-je characterizes the latest threat from Pyongyang as “very dangerous and harsh.”

Cho says South Korea’s government and military are strengthening their security postures and are on alert to prepare for any situation. He also warns that any military provocation by North Korea will be answered with a punishment by the South.

http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/134763/south-korea-39-on-alert-39-for-possible-north-attack.html


58 posted on 04/25/2012 12:05:39 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith; TigerLikesRooster; mkjessup; SevenofNine; Steelfish
I believe the rhetoric is at a new level, yes, but I also think it is one big temper tantrum. This here LINK to NK TV through Japanese TV last night, shows them having a big temper tantrum, burning effigies of President Lee of the South, axing them, stomping on them, running over them with tanks, blasting them with tank or mortar fire, soldiers raising their rifles saying "Kill President Lee Myung Bak!" and other such juvenile nonsense. Hit the button on the free frame to stream (including North Korean TV announcer who spits bile all over the microphone about the South). They really apparently feel either terribly insulted, or the Young Boy is on very weak ground and needs to ramp up an external enemy ASAP to fortify his own position. Or perhaps both.
59 posted on 04/25/2012 12:33:39 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Thanks, yes it is at a different level. On this page http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/5171/5171 they have some of the strange rat posters. Something bad might happen, a psychiatrist is needed for many in NK.


60 posted on 04/25/2012 12:45:34 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith
The special announcement was only for the Party meeting at the April 25th Palace of Culture to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Chosun People's Army.
61 posted on 04/25/2012 12:50:01 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith
Yes, here are the graphic, if not silly rat posters, threatening violent death of the current pro-US South Korean President, yesterday from crazy North Korea:

HERE

Definite psychos. Cornered and perhaps desperate. Kind of reminds me of this, some 60 years ago, with another enemy of ours:

HERE.

62 posted on 04/25/2012 12:59:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: Lurker

Thanks!


63 posted on 04/25/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

OMG took only 3 replies somebody just pull Caddyshack reset here ROFL


64 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: mkjessup

Why I have the urge sing Soft Kitty from Big Bang theory

Soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur ROFL


65 posted on 04/25/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Perdogg
Setting them up the bomb.. Photobucket
66 posted on 04/25/2012 12:29:30 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: muawiyah

Well there was the matter of the Korean “comfort women” used by Japanese troops during WW II-—the gals sued in Japanese court for damages a few years back. They lost, the Nips claimed the surrender settled all the claims. The crowd that can remember that far back is getting pretty thin but I’m gonna guess that there is still a lot of grudge holding on the part of many Koreans.


67 posted on 04/25/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: mkjessup
You really think North Korea signed that treaty?
68 posted on 04/25/2012 6:37:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Drill Thrawl

in Pyongyang??


69 posted on 04/26/2012 12:38:37 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: goseminoles
Excuse my ignorance, but I don’t know why they test underground??

Who said they were gonna TEST?

Besides; the NK liberal/enviro-wackos won't let them drill.

70 posted on 04/26/2012 12:40:10 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mkjessup
Tonight; on our show; the star of The Bachelor...



71 posted on 04/26/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mkjessup
And I’ll give two to one odds to anybody looking for some action.

The Secret Service is in on this??

72 posted on 04/26/2012 12:44:39 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: mkjessup

Get yer money up front, iff’n ya bet with the Secret Service!


73 posted on 04/26/2012 12:45:45 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: GonzoGOP

Thank GOD there is a MENTOS ban to NK!


74 posted on 04/26/2012 12:50:08 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: AdmSmith

Our rocket test worked wonderfully!

75 posted on 04/26/2012 12:52:41 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: AdmSmith
...North Korea vowed to soon carry out a “special military action” on them by “unprecedented means and methods.”



76 posted on 04/26/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie
That uniform is from Iraq, actually it is Baghdad Bob from this picture:


77 posted on 04/26/2012 1:18:46 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; gandalftb; SunkenCiv
NK has removed most of the “rats talk” from their site http://175.45.176.68/InterEn/

the key issues are now KPA’s 80th Birthday under Presence of Kim Jong Un and Kim Jong Un Congratulates Opening of Mansugyo Meat and Fish Shop, i.e. entertainment and food.

Can this be interpreted as an indication that that they will go back to the normal crazy level, and perhaps that the probability for a nuclear test has been reduced?

78 posted on 04/27/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith
I believe it's too early to tell they are really calming down. Chicom could have been annoyed and ask NK to tone down the rhetoric but am not sure about NK backing down on nuke test.
79 posted on 04/27/2012 7:15:13 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: AdmSmith
According to the tenants and tactics of Sun Tzu, it could purport precisely the opposite.

Remember their surprise blitzkrieg the early morning of June 25, 1950 which surprised the hell out of everyone, including General Doug MacArthur (RIP).

80 posted on 04/27/2012 5:25:44 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Study closely socialist Hugo Chavez' usage of 'popular masses' in the streets to thwart 1992 coup)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; TigerLikesRooster; gandalftb; nuconvert
Andrei Lankov:

One of the most interesting pieces of news to come out of North Korea in recent times was the official announcement that the regime has no plans to conduct a third nuclear test. More important than the fact that the government has decided not to go ahead with a nuclear test is the fact that it chose to make this clear to the outside world. The announcement is a signal that the North Korean leadership hopes to restart external dialogue.

http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk03600&num=9401

81 posted on 06/24/2012 4:54:35 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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