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Kim Jong-Un's Latest Unbelievable Threat: Bombing Austin, Texas
Slate ^ | 03/29/2013 | By Josh Voorhees

Posted on 03/29/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

You know the rule by now: If the headline asks the question, the story most likely provides the less exciting/sensational/terrifying (in this case, definitely the third) answer. From the very Telegraph article that Drudge links to:

Despite the increasingly belligerent rhetoric and new images emerging from the North Korean regime, analysts believe its missiles are not capable of striking targets as far away as the US mainland and are not, as yet, capable of delivering a nuclear payload.

North Korea's state-media announced earlier today that Kim Jong-un has ordered his missile units on standby to strike the United States and South Korea. The bluster was accompanied by a photo containing a not-so-secret (or believable) message: a chart over Kim Jong-un's shoulder showing a "U.S. mainland strike plan." NK News took a closer look at the chart and discovered what appears to be the reclusive nation's public wish list: Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Southern California (Los Angeles or possibly San Diego), and Austin, Texas. The first three make sense given geography and politics; no one seems to have any clue about how that last one made it on.

Given how unpredictable Kim Jong-un has already proved, the latest threat isn't entirely being brushed off by the international community. Still, the Pentagon doesn't appear to be very worried. "The United States is fully capable of defending itself and our allies,” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Catherine Wilkinson told reporters in Washington today. "North Korea’s bellicose rhetoric and threats follow a pattern designed to raise tensions and intimidate others."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: austin; dontmesswithtexas; kimjongun; loons; missiles; nkmissiles; nkstate; northkorea
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1 posted on 03/29/2013 12:17:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

he better do it before Summer! lol


2 posted on 03/29/2013 12:17:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes perfect sense if you’re delivering overlapping EMP blasts. Austin is approximately in the middle of the more populated areas of flyover country in the dead center of CONUS.

Not that I believe they could actually hit Austin. By themselves.


3 posted on 03/29/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would they want to hit these places? They are well know commies.


4 posted on 03/29/2013 12:21:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GeronL
Seen on Twitter:

Austinites can't necessarily blame North Korean missile threats on all of the California transplants, but we'll try. #whyaustin — Jordan (@Jordan_Stewart) March 29, 2013


5 posted on 03/29/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You can blame this on AJ for making fun of him... lol


6 posted on 03/29/2013 12:22:30 PM PDT by Errant
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To: SeekAndFind

Let him say all that stupid stuff and let the MSM crawl all over it, as it it’s real news.

The factual news doesn’t interest them and they’re not capable of covering it.

They have to stay with this ‘see spot run’ crap!


7 posted on 03/29/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: freekitty

8 posted on 03/29/2013 12:23:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

El Rushbo said it’s because Samsung has a HUGE facility there.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 12:24:40 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: SeekAndFind
Kim Jong-Un's...

Jong-Un's? UN's??

How prescient a name! Perhaps this guy is bucking to eventually become leader of the World? head of the UN??

10 posted on 03/29/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Black Agnes
From Twitter:

"Forbes rates Austin third most nuke-able city in US. Mayor credits educated workforce, music scene." #whyaustin


11 posted on 03/29/2013 12:25:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: bandleader

He probably has a missile aimed for that Gangnam Style guy as well.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 12:25:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C210N
Perhaps this guy is bucking to eventually become leader of the World? head of the UN??


13 posted on 03/29/2013 12:26:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s a map to help him pinpoint the right part. Wouldn’t want him to take out a good area by mistake.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JREkqCvLzSo


14 posted on 03/29/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: Black Agnes
Not that I believe they could actually hit Austin. By themselves.

Maybe from a cargo vessel in the Gulf, but really doubtful they could launch from Norkland and reach that far. Of course, they might have access to all the guidance stuff the Chinese got from the Clintons...

15 posted on 03/29/2013 12:28:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: C210N

Sounds like Obama. Obviously, these two have huge ego’s and will do anything for power.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 12:29:37 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: SeekAndFind
Still, the Pentagon doesn't appear to be very worried. "The United States is fully capable of defending itself and our allies,” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Catherine Wilkinson

Hey Cathy, you guys can't even defend our border with Mexico, or defend the people of the U.S. from this ever controlling dictatorial socialist running the government.

17 posted on 03/29/2013 12:29:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

For some reason, as soon as I read this, I imagined a broken romance from Dear Leader’s University days. Perhaps he took up with a woman from Texas. Well, he knows how to deal with her!

(Cue Juice Newton)
There’s a heartache, deep in the heart of Texas
There’s a yellow rose witherin’ on the vine
There’s a heartache, deep in the heart of Texas
Oh, it takes more than a woman to change a cowboy’s mind


18 posted on 03/29/2013 12:31:33 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of all the towns in Texas, why would he want to destroy the “bluest”?


19 posted on 03/29/2013 12:31:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: GeronL

20 posted on 03/29/2013 12:31:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Fiji Hill

Because Austin’s smugness about its low unemployment rate has grated on Kim Jong-un’s last nerve.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Alex broadcasts from Austin:

Alex Jones Denis Rodman Kim Jong Un IDIOTS! 11.mar.2013

Alex Worships Kim Jong-il

Alex Jones: Kim Jong Il Cry Rant (10/26/2012)

Alex Jones fantasizes about beating up Kim Jong Un

Just sayin'... lol

22 posted on 03/29/2013 12:32:26 PM PDT by Errant
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To: SeekAndFind

As much as a whole lot of Texans don’t like Austin much, they could still kick North Korea’s hind end all by themselves.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 12:32:33 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Legislate that down is up if you will, but take my advice, don't jump off cliffs anyway.)
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To: dfwgator

For sure since this guy lives in a tony suburb of Seoul. Probably or most likely several missiles and artillery aimed at Seoul and surrounding ‘burbs.


24 posted on 03/29/2013 12:33:44 PM PDT by miele man
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To: bandleader

Texans keep complaining of the many transplants from other blue states, especially from California.

Well, that’s one way to make people stop moving there. :)


25 posted on 03/29/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: miele man

RE: For sure since this guy lives in a tony suburb of Seoul

Does the South Korean government know about this?


26 posted on 03/29/2013 12:34:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

lol


27 posted on 03/29/2013 12:34:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dragnet2
you guys can't even defend our border with Mexico

Whoa, Sgt. Friday, you can't blame that on the Pentagon.

If they had orders to defend the border, the border would be defended.

28 posted on 03/29/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The United States is fully capable of defending itself and our allies..."

As long as they attack before Obama's bedtime.

29 posted on 03/29/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SeekAndFind

The rest of Texas is thinking “Do it. Do it.”


30 posted on 03/29/2013 12:35:40 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: SeekAndFind

When I read these stories, I almost feel like I’m watching an old “Get Smart” episode.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 12:35:43 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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RE: As long as they attack before Obama’s bedtime.

Benghazi was attacked when Obama was WIDE AWAKE.


32 posted on 03/29/2013 12:36:07 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Hello, this is Austin. Bring it on Baby Lips.”


33 posted on 03/29/2013 12:36:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SeekAndFind

Bombing Austin would probably be a major net benefit to the Republic of, uh, State of Texas. We should encourage them...


34 posted on 03/29/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: SeekAndFind

It isn’t a secret at all. His latest hit was a slam on the values of this suburb, e.g., really high incomes, uppity attitudes, etc. Psy is a product of this and grew up in this area.


35 posted on 03/29/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT by miele man
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking as a Texan...who would miss it?


36 posted on 03/29/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s too bad that my moonbat relatives live just outside Austin.


37 posted on 03/29/2013 12:39:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Kim Jong-Un's Latest Unbelievable Threat: Bombing Austin, Texas

In response, President Obama... Aw, never mind.


38 posted on 03/29/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: miele man

Only because there are no tony suburbs of Pyongyang.


39 posted on 03/29/2013 12:39:56 PM PDT by dmz
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To: dfwgator

Someone had to defeat Charlie Chaplin.


40 posted on 03/29/2013 12:43:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Izzy Dunne
Still, the Pentagon doesn't appear to be very worried. "The United States is fully capable of defending itself and our allies,” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Catherine Wilkinson

Hey Cathy, you guys can't even defend our border with Mexico, or defend the people of the U.S. from this ever controlling dictatorial socialist running the government.

Whoa, Sgt. Friday, you can't blame that on the Pentagon. If they had orders to defend the border, the border would be defended.

Tell me Dizzy, if Mexico was smuggling in thousands of tons of drugs and God knows what else, as million entered from the south illegally during war time yet, choking off our entire system, including undermining our very electoral process, would the Pentagon just sit on their asses because the controlling socialist running the government didn't order to do anything?

Oh wait, that's been happening for decades....

Ya fell safe now Dizzy?

41 posted on 03/29/2013 12:44:28 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

By the way, the gross domestic product of Texas is at least three times that of North Korea.

Don’t mess with Texas.

It’s good advice.


42 posted on 03/29/2013 12:44:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Legislate that down is up if you will, but take my advice, don't jump off cliffs anyway.)
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43 posted on 03/29/2013 12:44:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Izzy Dunne
Oh wait, that's been happening for decades....

Ya feel safe now Dizzy?

44 posted on 03/29/2013 12:46:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Izzy Dunne
If they had orders to defend the border, the border would be defended.

How long would it take for V Corp to secure the border if given such an order?

45 posted on 03/29/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Only the Texans who don’t like Junior Brown, Bill Kirchen, Robert Earl Keen Jr, and, well, the list goes on and on.


46 posted on 03/29/2013 12:46:30 PM PDT by dmz
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47 posted on 03/29/2013 12:47:19 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: SeekAndFind

DC, LA, Austin - Is this guy channeling some conservative?


48 posted on 03/29/2013 12:48:22 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Doesnt this now qualify him and NK as a terrorist threat.
Or, just misunderstood . . ?
49 posted on 03/29/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SeekAndFind
Master Kim, we will become your servants if you will follow through and zap Austin for us. We don't think you can do it.
50 posted on 03/29/2013 12:49:54 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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