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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; launches; missile; nkattack; nkorea; nkwar; north; northkorea; nuclearnk; surprised; waronterror
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To: Servant of the Cross

Economy, Obamacare, unemployment...


51 posted on 04/05/2013 1:24:21 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama pays L’il Kim to push the button.

We got DHS and a huge buildup of laws and regulations after 3000 were killed in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon.

Imagine what Obama could mandate after a California coastal city and tens of thousands of people go up in a mushroom cloud. It’s a liberal Commie wet dream.


52 posted on 04/05/2013 1:27:34 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Nachum

53 posted on 04/05/2013 1:28:42 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: dfwgator

No doubt they are trying to provoke a war. The central banking policy around the world is sending everyone in deep poverty. War is their last option. This is what money printing leads too. They are desperate becasue the BRIX countries are tired of taking bad paper.


54 posted on 04/05/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by ground_fog
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To: FReepers
"Dishonesty and incompetence so often goes hand in hand, because one is used to hide the other"...

Does That Describe This Man?

Donate

55 posted on 04/05/2013 1:36:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

>>What does Valerie Jarrett think about all of this?

Headline says that the White Hut “would not be surprised”. VJ runs the Hut and Bathhouse Barry, so I guess she “would not be surprised”.


56 posted on 04/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I’d like to hear what Jimmy Carter has to say about this.


57 posted on 04/05/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Darksheare

Don’t forget about Obama’s declaration to cut US nukes by 80%


58 posted on 04/05/2013 1:39:04 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Nachum
The Democrats started the Vietnam War, and Un's military leaders where around then.
Zero the paper tiger warrior might be stupid enough to fall for the trap
for whatever reason. But yea, he needs a War.
59 posted on 04/05/2013 1:42:56 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Nachum; AmericanInTokyo

it has occurred to me that ill has put himself in a missile destruction box. It is a screwup or on purpose?

He had gone on a tirade threatening to bomb the US with missiles. The US and possibly Japan have gone on alert and activated counter measures to destroy any missle coming out of North Korea.

What that means is there are no practice shots. any shot is now taken to be a real shot, even if they claim practice. That means they are no longer able to practice.

The question is ,is this dumb or smart? It could be a face saving way to disarm, end nuclear missile threat for good. “If I shoot them they get shot down, so why go to the expense. Why shoot them at all.?


60 posted on 04/05/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Nachum
We're monitoring this situation cclosely,

Translation: We're not going to do anything about it, we don't give a crap.

61 posted on 04/05/2013 1:45:28 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

fight to win?

Of course not. It’s all a show for them


62 posted on 04/05/2013 1:49:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RC one; Travis McGee; RaceBannon; TurboZamboni; Allegra

Perhaps all that matters is that the Russians and Chinese now have a nice peek at some of our missile defense reaction process... and at how fast our 3 stooges (Obowmao, Hagel and Kerry) rush to blink and bend over...


63 posted on 04/05/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Nachum

In my world, I’d launch a missile with a non-nuclear warhead (HE) and fire it so it would land at the NK’s launch site about 10 seconds before their liftoff, then claim that the NK’s had an “explosive malfunction” at their launch - and offer condolences to the survivors.

A couple of such “malfunctions” ought to get the point across.


64 posted on 04/05/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: BerryDingle

—— Translation: We’re not going to do anything about it, we don’t give a crap. ——

I was afraid that the commie would give them a thumbs up.

He’ll celebrate privately if Texas gets nuked. He might lose some sleep if California gets nuked. But he’ll be off for a fund-raiser the next day.


65 posted on 04/05/2013 1:51:33 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Nachum

Amateurs, one and all. No one with a basic understanding of foreign policy could say something this stupid.


66 posted on 04/05/2013 2:04:40 PM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: Nachum

Yup. Then they will establish a draft and draft all these unemployed people and call it a jobs program.


67 posted on 04/05/2013 2:12:05 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: molson209
The Rodman trip was ultra bizarre.

My take is it was meant to show the NKs a disgusting representation of America.

We are used to his looks. I imagine the NKs think he is some kind of monster.

68 posted on 04/05/2013 2:14:07 PM PDT by Selene
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To: Nachum
Is King Barry aware that this could possibly interfere with his big Queen Latifah/Justin Timberlake bash he's got planned???
69 posted on 04/05/2013 2:17:35 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Nachum

New dictator has to show how bad ass he is. He’s gone a step farther than his psycho father. Does he have the stones to actually nuke the South instead of taking a payoff?

I doubt it. This is Saber Rattling Theater


70 posted on 04/05/2013 2:33:18 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: basil

And with their accuracy, 20 miles is probably where it will land.

I grew up next to a SAC base. Trust me, you get used to being a target. There is some comfort knowing you will be ashes when everyone else is bitching about their hair falling out. (AQuote from a friend’s Dad in 1970.)


71 posted on 04/05/2013 2:36:16 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Nachum

Well I would.

This kid a poosy and he’s just so much bluster...


72 posted on 04/05/2013 2:38:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum
It is possible that China is using Kim as a proxy to probe Obama's defenses.

China and Iran and the rest of the world will watch carefully to see how Obama (or more likely, Jarrett) responds.

They are testing the administration. Weakness invites attack...so just how weak is Obama. Inquiring minds (like those of Kim Jong-Un, Xi Jinping, and the Iranian Monkey Boy) want to know.

73 posted on 04/05/2013 2:42:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: basil

I wonder how all the liberals in Austin would feel if a missile were headed at them and the CIC of the USA deals with it like he did with Benghazi - by going to bed.


74 posted on 04/05/2013 2:44:14 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
New dictator has to show how bad ass he is.

That's exactly right. His closest advisers are telling him that he has to act strong (or at least crazy) to earn the respect of those in the military who would overthrow him if they detect vulnerability.

75 posted on 04/05/2013 2:46:07 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

LOL

Where on earth did you find that???


76 posted on 04/05/2013 2:46:13 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Oatka
I’d launch a missile with a non-nuclear warhead (HE) and fire it so it would land at the NK’s launch site about 10 seconds before their liftoff, then claim that the NK’s had an “explosive malfunction” at their launch - and offer condolences to the survivors.

It's not possible. According to Wikipedia, the USA doesn't have short range ballistic missiles. It used to have a few, but they are all discontinued. Perhaps there are some air-to-ground weapons, but I haven't checked.

You will have to buy 9K720 Iskander from Russia. It has the necessary range, and it can carry a variety of payloads. The speed would be 4,600 mph, so the payload can be delivered from the standoff range in under a minute. This will give you enough reaction time, once you realize that the launch sequence is initiated.

77 posted on 04/05/2013 2:48:52 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

This is a ridiculous situation. Al Queda guys have been droned for less than Fat Boy has done. Sadaam bit it too.

Normally I’m a non-interventionist, but how about some consistency from US foreign and military policy?

I’m even saying at least try to join with the Chinese and Russians, or go alone, to change this regime. Its not a real regime anyway. Then Ddon’t nation build, but let the Chinese have the whole country.


78 posted on 04/05/2013 2:56:49 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Nachum

Color me surprised.

Okay FReepers, if I say that again, someone PLEASE shoot me!


79 posted on 04/05/2013 3:01:41 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: lurk

0bamugabe would love to hand the entire region to the North government, just as he asked Mubarak to step down and turn Egypt into Iran. Anything that lessens the number of America-friendly governments.. 0bama is all for it!


80 posted on 04/05/2013 3:02:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: bert

From an “Art of War” perspective, Sun Tzu would not advise NORKs tactics.

From a Texas honky tonk perspective, I didn’t stand there and listen when some lil jerk said that he was going to kick my ass. After all, once intent is threatened, all weapons red and free.


81 posted on 04/05/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Nachum

I wouldn’t be surprised if NK launches a missile at us and ODUMBO rushes right out and apologizes for “the United States making them do it.”


82 posted on 04/05/2013 3:30:43 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Nachum

Time to see if THAAD can get take out a target not quite airborne..


83 posted on 04/05/2013 3:32:04 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: basil
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.

Instead of 5,000 pounds of dope and 82 mexicans jammed into the next tractor trailer smuggled in, it could be something a bit more interesting coming in from Mehico...

84 posted on 04/05/2013 3:53:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Aria

I wonder how all the liberals in Austin would feel if a missile were headed at them and the CIC of the USA deals with it like he did with Benghazi - by going to bed.


They’d blame Perry and Bush and Cruz.


85 posted on 04/05/2013 3:55:46 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
They’d blame Perry and Bush and Cruz.

Of course if something nasty came across the Mexican border, (which has already occurred and has left tens of thousands of American victims in it's path) it wouldn't they their fault either...

At that point they'd just be innocent helpless bystanders.

86 posted on 04/05/2013 4:02:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BerryDingle

I think our prez is a war mongerer, he stirs the pot and starts crap at other peoples expense all the time. Any where from Arab spring, the Israel camus speech, the Wisconsin school strikes, gun control. I think he wants a regime change just as he’s been doing with the Arab Spring. He won’t let this crisis go to waste. He will offer North Korea to China with a bow.


87 posted on 04/05/2013 4:12:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Greysard

How much? :-)


88 posted on 04/05/2013 4:31:10 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Selene

I was thinking about this the other day. When he met with high ranking NK officials did he remove all his piercings and look somewhat normal?

What did these highly disciplined brainwashed people think of him?


89 posted on 04/05/2013 4:42:10 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Aria

What did we do to disappoint you master?

*grovelling*
*kissing of rings*
*prostrating*

We’ll try our best to please you and only you, our savior and messiah!

That’s what they’d do.


90 posted on 04/05/2013 4:43:54 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: Nachum
“No, not surprised at all. They need a war.”

Well that at least was prefectable 20 years ago when you looked at North Korea deteriorating economic & political situation.
Their like a country of Obama voters in their cult like allegiance to failure and self-destruction.

The only thing keeping that country running for most of the last 50 years was huge Soviet & Chinese subsidies most of which have dried up with the collapse of the soviet union and were never adequately replaced with what they extorted from the Clinton administration.

The truth is this all should have happened in the 1990’s before they had missiles and nuclear technology to make a mess of things. But Clinton gave into their black mail and paid them to not develop missiles which they went ahead and did anyway. One way or the other North Korea is going to collapse, Kim just seems to be making one last ditch attempt for bigger stubsites to keep his regime alive.

91 posted on 04/05/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Selene
The Rodman trip was ultra bizarre.

Wait til we send Pee Wee Herman over to talk sense into them.

92 posted on 04/05/2013 5:59:45 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Viennacon
Who knows what the Norks smuggled into Texas across the border. It’s not as if its being enforced.

Good point.

93 posted on 04/05/2013 6:15:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: riri

Dems see a crisis as something ‘not to waste’. Lots of horrors they’ll be able to inflict on citizens in the name of ‘security’...


94 posted on 04/05/2013 6:19:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: Nachum

Of course not. A war of that scale would be dear leader’s wet dream.


95 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:07 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Nachum

And I wouldn’t be surprised if our little wimp in the White Hut did nothing.


96 posted on 04/05/2013 8:40:49 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: basil

Same here. A little close for comfort, I’m just south of weird.


97 posted on 04/05/2013 8:43:42 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: robowombat; All

Shoul NK collapse, whether by war or economics, the US, Japan, South Korea, and China would have one heck of a welfare relief project for the next year.


98 posted on 04/05/2013 11:58:22 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: easternsky

It certainly is a suspicious coincidence. But you know, we have other more important things to worry about than North Korea. Gay folks. Gotta keep the focus on gay stuff. That’s all that matters here right now. Well, that and the urgency of getting all those law-breaking er I mean “undocumented” citizens on the path to steaing jobs, er, I mean pthway to citizenship.


99 posted on 04/06/2013 1:21:28 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Nachum

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

The asshole already has his war: Afghanistan.


100 posted on 04/06/2013 1:33:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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