Skip to comments.North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South
Posted on 04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South
NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country.
North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country.
"We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency, citing its Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.
The remarks come as the communist country has repeatedly said it will turn Seoul and Washington into a "sea of fire" and launch pre-emptive nuclear attacks against its enemies.
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I’m not so sure that an SM2 couldn’t perform an intercept from short range when it has the missile rising off of the pad. A rocket of that size has to accelerate up to speed, while the SM2 has a much faster rate of acceleration.
From 15nm, the rising ICBM might not have even attained Mach 2 yet at time of intercept. Remember that modern intercepts don’t fly a rainbow trajectory.
But it would absolutely depend on the ICBM’s rate of acceleration and when it performed its tip.
General: Oh, that. That is our new forward observation post. It is made up of all those homosexuals you made us admit that were in the military. Since they wanted to serve, we put them right out front so they can.
Nice graphic. Does anyone know which of those missile types are being fueled? My guess would be the longest range missile depicted - Taepo Dong 2?
And how come they always seem to want a bigger dong?
“My bet is on Aegis destroyers from Japan or S. Korea knocking one or two of these missiles down. Cant wait to see the video...”
It certainly would be an excellent opportunity for quality target practice, wouldn’t it?
Captain authorizes openening safe for message codes authenticity. EO, Comms officer and Officer of the Deck agree that message is authentic. Captain agrees that message is authentic.
Captain authorizes OOD to sound General Quarters. "General Quarters, general quarters. This is not a drill. I repeat this is not a drill. All hands report to your general quarters stations."
Weapons/Con, prepare strike package 1 Jung Fatboy. Say again, prepare strike package 1 Jung Fatboy. Spin up tubes 1 through 13.
Con/weapons, spin up tubes 1 through 13, aye. Time to launch 15 minutes on my mark.
Weps/Con 15 minutes, aye.
Weapons/Con, you have authorization to retrieve launch key from safe. Captain has his key.
Captain, "Chief of the boat, takes us to launch depth."
Chief of the Boat, "Launch depth, aye Captain."
Officer of the Deck. "Captain and Weps have launch keys and authorization under CIC orders and Navy regulations to "glass the f*cks".
Or something like that.
Don’t you think it would be easier to bomb it on the pad? Why doesn’t the US do this?
Because we're pussies.
"They should "shoot it down" on the launch pad."
All depends on the trajectory. With the NORKS threatening everyone in past days, I suspect AEGIS will kill it once it leaves the pad.
Because NK can make a parking lot out of Seoul. Plus I’m thinking that Puggsly is fishing for money, not war. He wants Obama to pay him to behave.
+1 for the Crimson Tide reference!
This will be an intel coup for China and Russia.
NK does their test launch, we respond as though it was a hostile launch and use AEGIS, SM, COBRA JUDY, Patriot, and lots of other goodies. We shoot down the missile. B2 and F22 fly around.
China and Russia get all of our radar signatures and frequencies, a look at CONOPS, an assessment of capabilities, plus pictures of our hardware in use and track data. Plus lots of unencrypted radio chatter, facebook pictures from cell phones, and twitter postings (Guess what I did today?)
Obama looks like a hero, and NK promises to retaliate.
Then what? Once the NK artillery pieces are finally knocked out, North Korea gets turned into a parking lot.
Which would actually be an improvement.
I think you have the reason for this. It would be low-cost for NK, have high benefits for China and Russia, who probably have signals intelligence units parked up and down the NK beaches.