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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: 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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To: AppyPappy
"And that is different from"

There is no difference. The NORKS could destroy much of Seoul within hours with all their artillery. It's a known fact and why the US and western world keeps appeasing them.

Personally, I am okay with making the NORKS an example with our most devastating weapons and possibly tactical nukes. North Korea is the prime example of why and how western civilization should destroy enemies. And I no longer care about collateral damage. Germany, Italy, and Japan learned their's time to teach others the simple lesson of "live and let live".

61 posted on 04/12/2013 2:56:21 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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