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NORTH KOREAN MISSILE WARHEAD FOUND IN ALASKA
Korean Times ^ | March 4, 2003 | Staff Report

Posted on 03/04/2003 8:13:05 AM PST by ewing

North Korean Missile Warhead Found in Alaska

The warhead of a long range missile test fired by North Korea was found in the US state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly revealed yesterday.

According to a United States document, 'The last piece of a missile warhead fired by North Korea was found in Alaska,' former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Nakayama was quoted as saying in the report.

'Washington, as well as Toyko, has so far underrated Pyongyang's missile capabilities.'

(Excerpt) Read more at times.hankooki.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 1993; alaska; alaskanoil; barbrastreisand; bravosierra; caribou; japan; missile; nkorea; northkorea; nuclearthreat; pyongyang; report; republicofkorea; untappedoil; warhead
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Developing..

Whoops, so sorry about that LONG RANGE MISSILE found on our soil!!

1 posted on 03/04/2003 8:13:05 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Oh, s#!t...
2 posted on 03/04/2003 8:13:40 AM PST by mhking (Message to Axis of Weasels: Get in, sit down, shut up, & hold on...)
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To: ewing
Uh-oh...
3 posted on 03/04/2003 8:14:33 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (Matt: "Ye should salt the Earth, lest it lose it's flavour")
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To: ewing
How did they fire a missile that reached Alaska, without our knowing about it? Something doesn't smell right here.
4 posted on 03/04/2003 8:15:34 AM PST by demsux
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To: AmericanInTokyo
ping
5 posted on 03/04/2003 8:15:38 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: mhking
This could be big trouble...does Pyongyang play it off as 'a big mistake?'
6 posted on 03/04/2003 8:15:52 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
My BS Meter is going off...
7 posted on 03/04/2003 8:15:54 AM PST by jbstrick (Behold the Power of CHEESE!)
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To: ewing
Is this for real? A recently fired missile landed on US sovereign soil?
8 posted on 03/04/2003 8:16:24 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: ewing
Gee, should we ask them to find our MERV warheads in Pyongyang?

Would only seem fair....

NeverGore
9 posted on 03/04/2003 8:16:46 AM PST by nevergore
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To: demsux
maybe it fell off their long-range wheelbarrow
10 posted on 03/04/2003 8:17:02 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: ewing
I'll bet it was found by Bat Boy.
11 posted on 03/04/2003 8:17:22 AM PST by dead
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To: Chad Fairbanks; da_toolman; jdogbearhunter
Somebody needs a good ass kicking ping.
12 posted on 03/04/2003 8:17:26 AM PST by phasma proeliator (it's better to die with honor than to live without it.)
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To: ewing; Torie
This could be interesting, if confirmed.



13 posted on 03/04/2003 8:17:32 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: ewing
Something doesn't sound right here...what warhead, a dummy warhead? There's a lot of uncorroborated supposition flying about in this story.
14 posted on 03/04/2003 8:17:56 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Sabertooth
Fired when? Found when?
15 posted on 03/04/2003 8:18:11 AM PST by umgud (War determines who is left, not who is right)
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To: RightWhale
Alaska ping?
16 posted on 03/04/2003 8:18:20 AM PST by null and void (Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a Plane! It's PROPAGANDA!!!)
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To: jbstrick
"My BS Meter is going off..."

Mine, too. There's NO WAY that could have happened and not been detected. We've had launch detect and traject tracking for decades.

Michael

17 posted on 03/04/2003 8:18:21 AM PST by Wright is right!
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To: ewing
If it did happen, then thanks Bill Clinton. We are forgiving people. Give us back the USS Pueblo and we'll call it even.
18 posted on 03/04/2003 8:18:36 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: mhking
I wonder how much the Cash Cow, Uncle Soddomite paid for this story. Until I see some reliable references, this story gets my Bravo Sierra award for the day!


19 posted on 03/04/2003 8:19:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: ewing
Smells like teen spirit ... or BS
20 posted on 03/04/2003 8:20:24 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Take charge of your destiny, or someone else will)
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To: jbstrick
My BS Meter is going off...

Rightfully so.

IF that missile were going to impact on US territory, alarms would have been screaming inside Cheyenne Mountain.

The only way a N. Korean missile component got to Alaska without triggering a missile attack warning is if somebody snuck it there by ship, airplane, or dog sled.

21 posted on 03/04/2003 8:20:25 AM PST by longshadow
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To: demsux
If they found the warhead then they were tracking it. Otherwise they would never find it.


But this smells of BS anyway.
22 posted on 03/04/2003 8:20:44 AM PST by Mark Felton
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To: demsux
How did they fire a missile that reached Alaska, without our knowing about it? Something doesn't smell right here.

You may be right. The article, though, mentions "the last piece of a missile warhead." I don't know the trajectory of the NK test shots, but IIRC, they were detonated in the stratosphere. Perhaps one of fragments ended up in Alaska?




23 posted on 03/04/2003 8:20:46 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: ewing
Ummmm BS

If this really happened Lil Kim would be presiding over a radioactive crater.
24 posted on 03/04/2003 8:21:35 AM PST by finnman69 (!)
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To: ewing; Sabertooth; demsux; jbstrick; Squantos; Scott from the Left Coast; All
This has to be BS.

Think for a minute.

If they had done this, we would have detected it. We would not have known if it was real or a test. With it coming towards Alaska and impacting there, we would have gone to DEFCON1 and probably returned fire.

The BS Meter on this is off the scale IMHO.

25 posted on 03/04/2003 8:21:47 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: ewing
Interesting....do a Google Search

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=North+Korean+Missile+Warhead+Found+in+Alaska

I think this just might be 'breaking news' on our ears.
26 posted on 03/04/2003 8:22:05 AM PST by Calpernia
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To: ewing
"Whoops, so sorry about that LONG RANGE MISSILE found on our soil!!"

Time for the Delta Force.

(This will change everything.)

27 posted on 03/04/2003 8:22:06 AM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: da_toolman; jdogbearhunter
Sorry- I needed to check the source first...

now MY BS meter is pegged...

course somebody still needs an ass kicking. :-)

28 posted on 03/04/2003 8:22:22 AM PST by phasma proeliator (it's better to die with honor than to live without it.)
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To: ewing
Why not post the whole thing, or do we have an agreement with these folks too?
29 posted on 03/04/2003 8:22:25 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Grampa Dave
I wonder how much the Cash Cow, Uncle Soddomite paid for this story. Until I see some reliable references, this story gets my Bravo Sierra award for the day!

Maybe so, but isn't the Korea Times published in Seoul?




30 posted on 03/04/2003 8:22:40 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: longshadow
That was my guess, possibly transport by boat off the coast?

But the radar would still pick up a low flying ordinace right..

31 posted on 03/04/2003 8:23:19 AM PST by ewing
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To: Sabertooth
Hard to tell the difference lately between the NK's and the SK's.
32 posted on 03/04/2003 8:23:26 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stamp out Freepathons! Stop being a Freep Loader! Become a monthly donor!)
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To: ewing
The report was the culmination of monthlong activities of the Assembly’s overseas delegation to five countries over the North Korean nuclear crisis. The Assembly dispatched groups of lawmakers to the United States, Japan, China, Russia and European Union last month to collect information and opinions on the international issue.

Since when did the European Union become a country?

33 posted on 03/04/2003 8:23:42 AM PST by Tai_Chung
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To: longshadow
The only way a N. Korean missile component got to Alaska without triggering a missile attack warning is if somebody snuck it there by ship, airplane, or dog sled.

Perhaps it was purchased on ebay?

35 posted on 03/04/2003 8:24:38 AM PST by ThinkingMan (Maybe someday I can ride in one of those black helicopters!)
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To: finnman69
"If this really happened Lil Kim would be presiding over a radioactive crater."

When was it supposed to have happened?

The phones are ringing at NORAD as we speak.

36 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:14 AM PST by Happy2BMe (HOLLYWOOD:Ask not what U can do for your country, ask what U can do for Iraq!)
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To: Sabertooth
NK has missiles that get get that far up in the stratosphere and rain debris down on Alaska?
37 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:19 AM PST by ewing
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To: demsux
That was the very first thing I thought. Perhaps there is more, because I also find it improbable that someone was just walking along in a state the size of Alaska and stumped their toe on a North Korean missile.
38 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:21 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: demsux
Stinks to high heaven.
39 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:32 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Jeff Head
Agreed.
40 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:47 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: ewing
'Cool',......how much are they selling for?

(Is there a "French Connection"?)

41 posted on 03/04/2003 8:26:47 AM PST by maestro
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To: ewing
RUH ROH!!!
42 posted on 03/04/2003 8:26:51 AM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: ewing
Ding ding ding. Here comes the Bullship mobile.
43 posted on 03/04/2003 8:27:04 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (RW&B)
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To: Calpernia
But we are talking a warhead here, doesn't sound like there is a lot of damage..even Google cached this article!
44 posted on 03/04/2003 8:27:25 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Look at this:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Sep1998/t09171998_t0917asd.html
45 posted on 03/04/2003 8:27:25 AM PST by Calpernia
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To: demsux
I agree, something is rotten in Denmark.
46 posted on 03/04/2003 8:27:34 AM PST by mrb1960
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To: Jeff Head
If they had done this, we would have detected it.

Agreed, if it was aimed at Alaska, but see my #23. I'm no expert, so my stratospheric fragment scenario may be nothing. Smuggling the warhead fragment in is another possibility, and not especially reassuring.

Or, the story could well be a complete hoax.




47 posted on 03/04/2003 8:27:57 AM PST by Sabertooth
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To: finnman69; ewing; hchutch; rdb3
Lil Kim would be presiding over a radioactive crater.

Lil Kim?

48 posted on 03/04/2003 8:28:08 AM PST by mhking (Message to Axis of Weasels: Get in, sit down, shut up, & hold on...)
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To: ewing
This is waaaaaaaaaay too little news to get excited about. Where in Alaska? Innocuous explanations are perfectly possible. Was it found on the shoreline of one of the Aleutian islands? That would make perfect sense, since North Korea test fires missiles into the sea and the currents run that way.

Of course, if it was a fired missile that came down a few miles from Anchorage, I would be very concerned. ;)

49 posted on 03/04/2003 8:28:57 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: conservativecorner
post #26 has the Korean article cached on Google with translation. My slow computer cant get in with all the traffic..
50 posted on 03/04/2003 8:29:07 AM PST by ewing
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