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North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South
Express ^ | April 9, 2013

Posted on 04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Could” is the operative word here. When the NORKS blow one of these off they have no clue where it will end up. I wish one would land in Bejeing and then maybe the ChiComs would jerk lil Kim’s chain.

41 posted on 04/09/2013 8:04:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PapaBear3625

And that is different from

42 posted on 04/09/2013 8:23:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Expect the 479 S Korean managers to be “expelled” tomorrow. The 4 Chinese managers will stay on with maintenance crews for the annual spring cleanup.

The 53,000 NK workers and their 100,000 family members will be quite busy doing spring planting.

The SK workers posed a major security risk for the NK Second Army Corps.

Sat photos show that all four army corps reserves mobilized for combat exercises over the past few months have turned in their weapons to their local Ministry of People’s Safety on 1, April and went back to work gathering fertilizer for spring planting.

Worker and Peasant Red Guards have to grow their own food. Sat photos show they did not carry weapons and backpacks in the fields or in the streets after 1, April as they are required when mobilized about 1, February. Now they are all carrying shovels and hoes.

When mobilized, the Guards relocate to caves and tunnels in the mountains, and now they have gone back to garrison.

Remember, the DPRK are absolute experts at incitement and propaganda. The S Koreans often deliver translations of NK statements that are not accurate.

NK statements always have a backdoor way out that lets them walk backward from hardline statements. That rarely comes through the SK translations.

Posters about self defense have been replaced with posters about the economy.

43 posted on 04/09/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by gandalftb
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To: TigerLikesRooster

American special political constituents and leaders of the ‘80s, ‘90s and present time hated the generations of our parents and grandparents and displayed a hysterical and illogical fear of the unlikely possibility nuclear exchange resulting from international relations of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s.

The same political constituents and leaders have no problem with the much increased likelihoods of nuclear exchanges that they’ve brought to us, as they use questionable tactics in efforts to distract from such concerns. They’re more worried about freight fuel prices than the continued survival of our countries.

44 posted on 04/09/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey Tiger I saw Freepers fave NK babe Pyongnang patty she is working patrotic speech on BBC world news ROFL

45 posted on 04/09/2013 12:12:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Probably 24 hours, give or take a little time, and counting from there, according to Pyongyang’s comments to foreign diplomats. As it is shortly before 2:00 pm (14:00 hours) Mountain Time on April 9 now in the USA, it’s shortly before 5:00 am (5:00 hours) Seoul time on April 10. Tomorrow or after, sometime. Could be as early as shortly after midnight, tonight in Seoul, perhaps?

46 posted on 04/09/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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47 posted on 04/09/2013 2:11:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: familyop

6:13 a.m. Wednesday morning in Seoul right now....

48 posted on 04/09/2013 2:13:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 4yearlurker

Highly unlikely....

49 posted on 04/09/2013 2:17:31 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: A Navy Vet

Shared a room during corporate training with an ex-submarine naval person from the UK. He said when the technicians were performing checks on the firing mechanisms, an officer held a loaded gun to their heads. If true, now that was work pressure.

50 posted on 04/09/2013 4:08:26 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; dragnet2; 444Flyer; Nachum

Interesting article regarding US/S. Korea preparations. Worth a read.

51 posted on 04/09/2013 6:52:13 PM PDT by HollyB
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Sorry guys, that quote in the article was taken from 2009 and plugged into a recent article.

52 posted on 04/09/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

No problem.

53 posted on 04/09/2013 7:21:12 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: gandalftb
Yeah. They cannot sustain war-time readiness for long, unless they risk total economic collapse. I also hear the same news. That is, regular army went back to their old routine, which mostly means farm work and other manual labor. On the other hands, they have missiles ready, and could work on another nuke test. There is always a possbility of small-scale hit-and-run military provocation. That all sums up their list of current options, I think. No massive military attack or missile barrage on Seoul.

However, they have to do something after so much rhetoric, or his grip on power would be threatened. There could be lot of domestic political infighting in Pyongyang. Lately, their rhetoric is way over the top even for NK standard.

Backing down from it as if nothing happened would damage his political credibility, sowing serious doubts on his leadership.

I think this time around China did lean on NK. NK cannot count on automatic aid which allow them to survive. They can deal with no aid from the West and SK. It is not the first time. China used to fill the gap. This time it does not seem to be the case.

54 posted on 04/09/2013 9:34:32 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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55 posted on 04/09/2013 11:13:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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56 posted on 04/10/2013 9:13:00 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RetiredArmy

I thought those guys preferred to be deployed in the rear.

57 posted on 04/10/2013 10:32:32 AM PDT by stremba
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To: HollyB

Thanks for the ping and the article link. Will definately read.

58 posted on 04/10/2013 8:57:46 PM PDT by 444Flyer (MARANATHA!)
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"+1 for the Crimson Tide reference!"

After talking with nuke submariners about generalities, the last I heard about a nuclear launch off a Trident was close as the movie portrayed. However, the end credits claimed protocol had been changed to only the President to authorize a nuclear launch.

I and they laughed at that because it has always been so. No captain of a Trident has ever had unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons. Still, a good movie. Not sure if the lack of comms (partial flash messages) could create such an incident. I tend to believe that we have so many fail-safes, as not to start a nuclear war.

I sleep well at night knowing those Sailors are manning the tubes on our Tridents. Bombers can be blown out of the sky; ICBM's can be intercepted (if we have any left), but the Tridents are patrolling everywhere, and know one knows where they are. THAT is what keeps the world balanced. God bless, our Trident submariners.

59 posted on 04/12/2013 2:06:44 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: justa-hairyape
" officer held a loaded gun to their heads."

Not surprised. Given that and much intel about North Korea, I am still surprised that the generals haven't orchestrated a military coup against the Jong family. Think of how better off their nation could be if they just put a bullet in Fatboy and his followers (which are probably few).

Why western civilization doesn't do it, I can't comprehend. I'm sick of the protocol that you don't "assassinate" the leaders of nations, rogue or otherwise. What if we had the opportunity to just kill Hitler? Or Mao? Or Stalin? Or Castro? Or Chavez? Name your dictator and think how better the world would be if those despots were "assassinated". Not to mention the thousands of our own young military lives not being wasted on stupid nation building, and the potential for their country to build and prosper.

I'm so sick of playing these stupid life and limb causing games for our young. I say KILL the NORKS and kill Iran as we did in WWII. KILL THEM ALL! And no, I don't have a problem with collateral damage. We didn't in WWII and I have ZERO problem with it now. Better there women and children dead than ours.

60 posted on 04/12/2013 2:33:24 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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