Skip to comments.Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)
Posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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That there is funny!
I just hope it doesn’t compromise their readiness to combat monsters.
Remember, Japan is still the only nation to have thousands of citizens squashed.
They're only going to shoot down a missile launch if it fails (particularly true of the PAC-3s). The current Aegis BMD missile has very limited capability against the Musudan going to it's full estimated range, so the Norks could lob one OVER Japan with very little chance of it being intercepted.
Probably better it happen now, as opposed to later, knowing NK will just continue to escalate their arms build up and harden their defenses.
1) NoKo cancels test because they know, unlike US leaders, Japan’s leaders aren’t bluffing.
2) Pravda USA gives all the credit to obama backing down to Krazy Kim and defusing the situation.
He could float one over, and cause cataclysmic problems.
In fact, he could float one over to Mexico, which is one of the most corrupt countries on the planet where there government officials can be bribed with cheap prostitutes and a bit of cash..
It would be easy.
That tractor trailer parked at Walmart in Austin Texas, instead of being smuggled across filled with typical 75 Mexicans and 2,000 pounds so dope, could possibly contain something much more dangerous.
What are the odds that the missile will perform as it’s supposed to?
Very true. Japan committed tremendous atrocities against the Chinese during WWII. The Japanese made Hitler look like a choir boy, but people only remember Hitler. I’m sure that grudge hasn’t cooled one bit.
government officials can be bribed with cheap prostitutes and a bit of cash..
kinda like deomdRATS
If so, why make threats? In other words, why doesn’t he just shut up and then when ready, strike?
“When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk. “
Tsuamis nowhere, even from a multi-megaton thermonuclear device. The distance from a blast with waves of any significance is measured in a few miles, at best.
A tsunami-causing earthquake's energy makes the energy of even the largest nuclear weapons look like a joke.
This missile has never been test launched so the odds of failure are very high.
Well look at Israel...They’ve been threatening to take Iran out for 10+ years.
North Korea is out of the missile business.
Practice shots unless directed north over China will be shot down.
You know... seriously... we should take out the little fat boy and his palace some morning around 2:30 am and call him done.
IIRC, Japan’s last two tests of SM-3 anti-missile defense systems were successful.
Any word Godzilla may call in action
Just kidding LOL!
BTW Hey AIT UK Daily mail have good profile on Chia Chub Angela Lansbury aunt LOL!
” don’t annouce your weapons before you use them “.
Unless you think you can get paid for not launching them. I’m guessing that NK is thinking that Obama will cave and pay them.
Had to look that up. As a sci fi fan I NEVER ‘got’ “Dr Who”. Perhaps it was the old Dr Who, with the perrenial scarf I did not like
I just hope that we are not shooting anything down. I would much happier if we were zapping things down.
I have been saying this for days...there is something fishy, very very fishy, going on here...first the Japanese Central Bank floods the yard with Yen, now this...All I can say is stay tuned!
Watch our own backyard and the Fed...
I think we should give Fiji the credit, they never get to make the news for anything.
If they do launch an attack on Japan, I can’t picture China taking up arms together with North Korea, pact or no pact. They value stability. A pact with an unstable moron, who wants to start WW III just because he feels like it, will not be honored by the Middle Kingdom. Kim is so ronery.
Captain of ship: “If they fire one, we will fire one.” Sonar man: “Roger Captain, FIRE ONE”
His Aunt is a serious alcholic it’s been said...and why she was out of the picture for several years...then she was seen ofte with KimII since she basically was taking care fo him.
Most interesting is she is the daughter of the the Ki’ms father. Who began all this crap...so it’s surely something she will never be rid of..it’s what she is.
Interesting though...if she has any real power, and the media pits her up against S. Korea’s new female leader....which would make for headlines and may be where they go with this....it could be or get even more bizzare.
“I dont trust China.”
No one should. Incidentally, Nixon’s ‘opening up China’ worked out really well for the US, didn’t it. It might have been strategic to try splitting the USSR and China politically, but ultimately those with similar ideologies will find a way to get together - and it will always be preferential to joining forces with your ideological enemy.
It was said when her brother, (Kim II) was swinging his rhetoric around that her husband sternly opposed it and was quickly slammed down by her. So she does at least have clout...likely with Kim- Un, more than her husband, in the decisions being made.
I agree, but I think this should be used as a behind the scenes threat first. They should be told - privately so that the immature and arrogant little jerk running the country can save face - that we will most definitely take out their nukes and all their missile capabilities preemptively if they don't back off the nuke rhetoric immediately. Also, we should make it clear that we will do the same if there is even a hint of them spreading nukes around to their ideological ‘friends’ in the Middle East and elsewhere.
You figure they will attack a military installation , or will they go for civilians IF ...I’m in Kyushu , too close to NK for comfort !
Good God...two of the most important economies in the world (Japan and South Korea) are being terrorized by a psychopathic little punk whose only goal is to blackmail more $$$ from the West.Why can’t someone get a few snipers in there and “neutralize” that little punk and every general and admiral they have?
Short answer to your question is yes: the Japanese have four Konga-class destroyers equipped for BMD with the Aegis system and SM-2 and SM-3 missiles. In fact, the Konga has participated in BMD testing off Hawaii.
Japan is more than capable of handling the shoot-down by themselves. The fact that Tokyo has announced plans to intercept the missile—ahead of Washington—speaks volumes about our lack of leadership against North Korea.
No they haven't. Whatever they have said is in defense of themselves against Iran who has publicly threatened to annihilate Israel. A closer analogy to NK may be Iran but really NK is a hard act to follow
OH MAN seriously she is boozer OH MAN LOL!
Well if I was part of Kim dynasty I would have drink too LOL!
May God keep watch.
He world have to have a backbone to get steel in it!
No they haven't.
LOL! Of course they have.
Whatever they have said is in defense of themselves against Iran who has publicly threatened to annihilate Israel.
Ya don't think NK has threatened Japan, U.S., South Korea etc?
mclame said something on one of the talk shows (Defecate on the Nation?) this A.M. that caught me off-guard. mclame said the U.S. would lose a war with NK before he corrected himself and said the U.S. would win a war with NK. chuck e. shumer was sitting there with mclame and chuck e. shumer may have punched mclame in the side to not say that. Looked like someone was giving out a secret. Who knows? Something out of mclames mouth saying U.S. loses, then correction, gave me pause that more is going on than the citizens in the U.S. are being told on this matter. Then according to some articles there are four NK satellites up there with who knows what on board.
Nonetheless, cruelty was a calculated artform among them, not found in outbursts of emotion or insanity, or deviantly evil as one might typically expect to find such in our society. Soldiers with whom he came into contact were all steeped in the pecking order and its transactions.
Dad called their system a meat grinder. The POW system was meant get as much work out of their prisoners as possible, per calorie of food expended upon them. Everyone's ration was meted out closely. It was a grand, gradual slope toward death. It was expected that an average 80kg soldier would literally work his way down to 40kg and die off in 2-3 years. It became clockwork.
My dad lived through 3-1/2 years because he got out of the heavier work details because he was a hospital ward nurse. He was down around 44kg in September of '45. When he appeared on his parents' doorstep in January of 1946, after four months of relatively "high on the hog" eating and treatment, his parents didn't recognize who he was.
Nothing gives a president carte blanche like a new war.
I would bet good money Japan already has nuclear weapons.
They’ve had everything they need for many decades.
And to date, they’ve had no reason to show their hand.
There is a big push here in Japan in many quarters behind the scenes in a very sensitive way, to a) revise their MacArthur “renunciation of war” Constitution, and b) ASAP go nuclear weapons now, something they swore off because of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But in terms of self defense, it is “shoganai” (it cannot be helped). They did not start this tiff, and have had to put up with such a bad neighbor North Korea for years, yes, as you said, Kehoe-san, push is indeed coming to shove in Japan and with a conservative party now at the helm (Abe Government), it looks like they have all the pieces in place to move forward post haste and make DPRK look like kid’s play when it comes to nuke arsenal and delivery capability. Of course, that will get South Korea going too, and then Taiwan will want them as well. This is what we call an arms race. All due to the little Fat One who couldn’t keep his Taepodong missile tucked in his Fruit of the Looms and his big fat mouth shut.
That is the general understanding, yes, quite difficult to do, trajectory, speed, altitude wise.
North Korea has threatened those conventional terrorist attacks (dirty bomb, chems/bios smuggled in), and they have a plan in place to hit multiple targets with chems and bios through crack commandos infiltrating all over Seoul, hitting subway system, large buildings, government offices, etc. They have made just such threats toward American infrastructure and have even hinted “your (USA) destruction from our DPRK’ Peoples Army might not necessary come from the skies.” You figure what they are threatening. They have studied al Qaeda techniques in great detail, including constructing crack IED assembly teams in case they are invaded on the ground by joint US/South Korean attack team.