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W.H. 'would not be surprised' if North Korea launches missile
Politico ^ | 4/5/13 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Nachum

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration wouldn't be surprised if North Korea followed through on threats to launch a missle.

"We've obviously seen the reports that North Korea may be making preparations to launch a missile. We're monitoring this situation cclosely, and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said during a press briefing.

"We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the North’s obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions, and it would fit their current pattern of bellicose, unhelpful and unconstructive rhetoric and actions."

North Korea reportedly has moved missile and launch equipment to its east coast, and the regime asked foreign governments Friday to pull their ambassadors from the country, saying it could not guarantee their safety as of April 10, Reuters reports. The North Korean government signaled war is inevitable because of the "increasing threat from the United States" and cited the joint military exercises the United States is conducting with South Korea, according to the Reuters report.

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KEYWORDS: korea; launches; missile; nkattack; nkorea; nkwar; north; northkorea; nuclearnk; surprised; waronterror
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No, not surprised at all. They need a war.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 04/05/2013 12:38:34 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

At this juncture, if that happens, I would be very surprised if this administration fights to win.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

It does smell a bit like we’re doing something to poke the mad dog enough to get him to bite.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk
Which begs the question ... is there a reason that this administration wants to wag the dog right now?
5 posted on 04/05/2013 12:42:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Nachum
We can rest assured that, whatever happens, Ubama will select the worst possible response.
6 posted on 04/05/2013 12:42:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: lurk

Obamatollah needs a distraction.

Announced today: 90 Million Americans NOT in workforce.

Lowest level since 1979.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: lurk

It bothers me just a bit that one of the targets is Austin, TX.

That’s about 20 miles as the crow flies from my house.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 12:43:33 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Nachum
Obama’s cowardice is a big factor in world events.
9 posted on 04/05/2013 12:44:41 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: basil

Who knows what the Norks smuggled into Texas across the border. It’s not as if its being enforced.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 12:45:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

I know what would be happening right now if Ike, JFK, Nixon or Reagan were president, and it wouldn’t be the US sitting around waiting for an attack.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 12:45:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Nachum
North Korea commits suicide by cop!
12 posted on 04/05/2013 12:45:38 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: LyinLibs

That “employment problem” isn’t Baraq’s fault.

The MSM has already deemed it due to sequestration.

And of course we all know that’s caused by Republicans.

/s/s/s/s/s/s


13 posted on 04/05/2013 12:46:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nachum

This is the WH telling Un it’s okay to launch a missile.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 12:48:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum

Not surprised? Did our enemies in D.C. give it to them?


15 posted on 04/05/2013 12:51:25 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum

Maybe the White House should issue a preemptive apology.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 12:51:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nachum

Jay, the I don’t no nothing guy, weighs in on this the day after reports that the WH is toning down it’s rhetoric on NK? The king wants and needs this war to remain in power in the US and distract from the lousy economy and high unemployment which has become the new norm.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: basil
It bothers me just a bit that one of the targets is Austin, TX.

Don't worry, the President thinks you can absorb a strike.

18 posted on 04/05/2013 12:52:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Nachum

Great!

/s

19 posted on 04/05/2013 12:54:36 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: basil

Supposedly, that was an old map of targets from W’s time.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 12:55:17 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Steely Tom

0dunga wants our destruction.

POS hates this country.

But our citizens are more concerned with what color name Target uses for dresses.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 12:55:24 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Got a letter from Gov. Palin in reply to my Dad sending her my picture from a TEA party rally.)
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To: bicyclerepair
But our citizens are more concerned with what color name Target uses for dresses.

When reality intrudes, all that will be swept away in the blink of an eye.

22 posted on 04/05/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lurk

Exactly right! First they send bombers over to antagonize and poke at the crazy person to try and make Obama look strong and then when they get the obvious reaction they want to back off to deescalate the situation. This is just more proof of how inept this administration is.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 12:56:47 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: freeangel
This , I suppose, is the ‘short victorious war’ illusion. If there is any place the US should be able to do it it is against the NORK’s. Those people offer a remarkable array of target rich environments if it comes to shooting. The collapse of the regime would probably ensue in the wake of what the USAF and US navy should be able to met out.
24 posted on 04/05/2013 12:57:14 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: bgill
Did our enemies in D.C. give it to them?

Thanks Slick Willie!

25 posted on 04/05/2013 12:57:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

Sort of like “The Mouse That Roared”


26 posted on 04/05/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Nachum

What a weird response.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 12:58:58 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Nachum

No, not surprised at all. They need a war.

so what did Denice Rodman deliver to young un from Obama ?


28 posted on 04/05/2013 1:00:02 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Nachum

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration has done everything it could to precipitate war including leaving doors unlocked, positions unmanned, slashing budgets to weaken the military, everything short of sending a singing telegram begging ‘please attack today’!


29 posted on 04/05/2013 1:00:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Nachum

Oooooooooo! Not the dreaded United Nations Security Council! A condemnation???? Well THAT has certainly proven effective.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 1:02:30 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

31 posted on 04/05/2013 1:03:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: basil
Re: "It bothers me just a bit that one of the targets is Austin, TX. That’s about 20 miles as the crow flies from my house."

You should be in view of a "CEP" of 20 miles.

32 posted on 04/05/2013 1:04:07 PM PDT by Cribb (Home of Conservatism - America's middle class.)
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To: Nachum
Oh wow too late, they already shot it off....


33 posted on 04/05/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: ozzymandus
Obama’s cowardice is a big factor in world events.

Exactly. He invites it. The New World Disorder [vdh]

34 posted on 04/05/2013 1:05:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lurk

Nah...that dog could care less...he’s simply staying with the traditional play book....scare everybody...get worldwide attention....force backchannel consessions...and come out the victor.

He’s on the fence, not too many options left but to fire...has to save face among his own...no choice but to go forward now...he got out on that limb all by himself.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 1:06:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: lurk

Based on what I’m seeing, it looks like the Norks are the ones poking the dog. Kim Jong Un is just taking his father’s place at the chess board imo. He wants something and this posturing gets it. perhaps it’s respect from his military leaders. Perhaps he’s just sparring with Obama to see what kind of opponent he is. Perhaps he just wants to intimidate Obama or test the measure of his resolve. Perhaps he wants to go to war and have us turn his palace and his country into rubble with 1,000 lb bombs but I doubt it.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 1:08:22 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Which begs the question ... is there a reason that this administration wants to wag the dog right now? “

International gun control?


37 posted on 04/05/2013 1:08:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Cribb

All of you are making me feel a whole lot better-—not!

Wonder if we can finish our bomb shelter in time?/sarc


38 posted on 04/05/2013 1:08:55 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 04/05/2013 1:09:08 PM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s going to fire something....though I understand China has back channeling in the works now...and expected.

Depending if he hits something or not is the situation he is in currently...either or he has to save face.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 1:09:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: mnehring

lol


41 posted on 04/05/2013 1:09:55 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL!


42 posted on 04/05/2013 1:10:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ozzymandus

What does Valerie Jarrett think about all of this?


43 posted on 04/05/2013 1:11:37 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Nachum

Everyone knows the real target is South Korea, this is just a test of Obama and America. Even the Norks know they don’t have a snowballs chance in hell against America. Against South Korea and a limited US response, because of the weak President, they might just be fancying their chances. Nobody thinks for a minute it would have gone this far under Bush, or even Clinton. (Bill that is!)


44 posted on 04/05/2013 1:15:17 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Servant of the Cross

Benghazi-gate. Wasn’t it last week or before it resurfaced with a “report” suggesting a large number of possible witnesses? CIA?


45 posted on 04/05/2013 1:17:14 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Nachum

Does anyone besides me, think it strange that all this heated up after that jerk rodman went over there?


46 posted on 04/05/2013 1:20:27 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Servant of the Cross

Take attention off of scandals:

Fast & furious

Benghazi

Identity theft/fraud

All have had or will have info coming out


47 posted on 04/05/2013 1:20:36 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Mat_Helm; Nachum
North Korea commits suicide by cop!

Exactly, although that assumes a CinC qualified to hold the title.

Americans have a right to expect the phrase "wouldn't be surprised" means we have equipped our ally, South Korea, with the means to destroy any armed missle while it is yet over NK.

Given the state of technical capabilities, any action that does not destroy such a threat while yet in NK airspace is a profound and alarming failure.

48 posted on 04/05/2013 1:21:11 PM PDT by frog in a pot
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To: Nachum
Nope, afterall, it would just be "America's chickenz, comin' home to roost!


49 posted on 04/05/2013 1:21:32 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomson

Y’know, for a black racist, he looks awfully white.


50 posted on 04/05/2013 1:22:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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