Skip to comments.North Korea Says Interception Of Its Satellite Is An Act Of War
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:05 AM PDT by Fennie
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ratcheted up his regime's militaristic rhetoric as Pyongyang threatened to retaliate against any country that intercepts a North Korean rocket booster or collects the rocket debris.
The North has vowed to launch a rocket sometime between April 12 and 16 to put an earth observation satellite into orbit, a move widely seen as a pretext to disguise a banned test of its ballistic missile technology.
The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in Pyongyang warned that interception of the satellite would be "an act of war" and would cause a tremendous catastrophe.
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He does realize that if he does something really stupid, Pyongyang could be turned into a large glass bowl...right?
I didn’t read the whole post just the caption and all I can say is Bring it Fata$$.
“He does realize that if he does something really stupid, Pyongyang could be turned into a large glass bowl...right?”
You realize that might be an improvement
I’m okay with that............
Pretty funny. Draw a line in the sand that nobody cares about or notices, and then threaten them if they cross it.
Like father, like son.
the “satellite” will never get off the ground, so why is he stressing about it
Yeah, and whose midget army is going to fight it?
The prospect of nuclear war with North Korea isn’t even funny. This guy isn’t even 30 and is said by some to be impetuous and impulsive youth. MAD deterrence only works on the assumption that both parties are rational, clear thinking and want to live, and I wouldn’t be quite so sure about the first two...
Considering if they had food to actually feed their army, they could be a threat...COULD is the keyword.
Is blowing it out of the freaking sky an act of war?
Didn’t we just send them 200 tons of food?
"Obama saves millions from starvation"
I know. It isn’t funny at all. Never meant my comment to be funny.
Chemicals could increase the impact of a surprise attack. If the North should use this option, it would have an advantage over forward-deployed South Korean and US forces. Nonpersistent chemical agents also could be used to break through defensive lines or hinder a South Korean counterattack's momentum. Persistent chemical agents could be used against fixed targets in the rear areas, such as command and control elements, major lines of communications, or logistic depots. Not only do these weapons enhance North Korea's offensive capabilities, but this chemical capability could deter South Korea or the United States from using chemicals during hostilities. In any attack on the South, Pyongyang could use chemical weapons to attack forces deployed near the DMZ, suppress allied airpower, and isolate the peninsula from strategic reinforcement.
I know. It isn’t funny at all. Never meant my comment to be funny.
Guess he is “ronrey” too!
Yes, all very true, but Pyongyang would be obliterated via air power along with any other command and control locations. The North has virtually no air power.
Iran getting closer to the bomb and the most paranoid nuclear-armed nation in the world being run by a 29 year old. Talk about 2012 being the end of the world...
Yea, me too. I've heard South Korea could use some more parking.
The US policy towards chemical and biological weapons is to respond to their deployment with nuclear weapons.
If the Norks use bio/chem then the US will have license to nuke them. It’s also looking like China won’t back them up this time.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That missile may just blow up on its own. If NK can’t confirm a defective missile, then what?
If I were Pres.... I'd have a conversation with some CIA folks. "The accident they are going to have should be on video tape of that "satelite" not getting more than 150' from the earth before it inexpicably blows up."
firing a missile over another country could also be considered an act of war.
In the mid-90’s some 3 million died of starvation. They also stopped distributing the food rations to the masses.
Since then the average NorK citizen knows not to trust the government too much, those who do are more likely to die of starvation. The black market is now a necessity of life.
The Kim regime, and Kim3 is no different, is only in power as long he saves face to his own serfs. Since they tightly control all news and info, nothing that happens will reach those serfs.
Any NK trangression but be met by cruise missiles striking Commie Party, military and government buildings in Pyongyang, TV and radio stations and the palaces. Let the response be something that the serfs can see and silently rejoice in. Let them try and claim a victory when their own buildings are in rubble.
Let them pretend that nothing happened when the only broadcasts on their frequencies are coming from South Korea with the truth!
We don’t need to kill their soldiers, those aren’t the true enemies. The true enemies are the little man/fat boy and the generals. You could collapse that regime so easily in response to any attack, take out those buildings, take out some bridges, let the serfs see how helpless Kim3 and the regime is.
The North has vowed to launch a rocket sometime between April 12 and 16 to put an earth observation satellite into orbit...
Kim Jong-un grew up attending boarding school in Switzerland.
Could be, but won’t be, and he knows it.Zero certainly isn’t going to nuke anybody.
Analysis shows NKorea near to launch
SEOUL, South Korea North Korea may have moved the first stage of a rocket to a launch stand, indicating it is on schedule for a controversial mid-April launch, according to a new analysis of satellite images.
The rocket isn't visible at the Tongchang-ri site, but an analysis provided to The Associated Press by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies says evidence suggests the first stage may be in the launch stand’s closed gantry, a support frame, ahead of the launch planned for April 12-16.
That evidence, seen by the institute in satellite photos taken Wednesday, includes an apparent completion of fueling activity, with most of the empty fuel and oxidizer tanks removed from buildings supplying the first stage; a new barricade for vehicles on the road to the pad, indicating higher security; and the removal of objects near the gantry and a clean-up of the launch pad.
True that they have little air power, but I can remember Vietnam. Air power is essential, but it isn’t everything.
This is why we need a laser system that can strike from many miles away, perhaps even orbital. No one would know why their toy went boom.
Unfortunately so would Seoul.
There is a Boomer in the North Pacific at all times, on alert.
Most Emergency Action Messages are drills for nuking North Korea. The contingency plans are for a massive strike of every city and every military installation simultaneously. Very, very little of North Korea would remain.
One little hitch in your statement, the current occupant of the White Hut.
North Korea is being as clear as a bell with this. A few days ago, 3 or 4 Nork submarines, left their bases, almost certainly along the route the ballistic missile is intended to take, likely also with orders that if a ship fires on the missile, to attack it.
At 370 tons submerged, the Sang-O class submarine has two 533mm torpedo tubes fitted with Russian 53-65KE torpedoes, and is capable of mine laying.
The 53-65 torpedo family are Russian made, wake-homing torpedoes designed to destroy surface ships. The 53-65KE is the exported version.
Instead of using active or passive homing as other torpedoes do, the 53-65 torpedoes use wake homing, which, upon finding the wake of a ship, turns to follow the wake to guide itself to the ship. The torpedoes have no way of telling which way the target ship is headed when they reach the wake, so they arent as effective as other means of homing.
To date, there have been no reports of a countermeasure that can confuse these torpedoes, making them very successful when they do home on to a ship.
Thus, I highly recommend to the US Navy that their guided missile ships in position to shoot down the Nork missile must have anti-sub assets available, and if they intend to shoot at the missile, to blow the Nork submarine out of the water FIRST.
Any and every Nork submarine at sea should be considered imminently hostile right now and subject to attack without notice.
No chit. I don’t even think they still carry around the football.
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The policy used to be we will not retaliate in kind meaning if you use any weapon of mass destruction we could respond with the same or with nukes. The nuke threat was enough to keep the average knuckleheads in check. I'm not really sure what policy is now.
In the last two decades, our military has not had to deal with a traditional military opponent; we've been dealing with an insurgency and/or tribal warfare where we could buy allies or get a reputation as honest brokers by simply acting the way America always has acted by helping people improve their own lives rather than trying to be a colonial empire. The first Gulf War wasn't really a contest between traditional military forces; even before the collapse of the Iraqi military following the invasion of Kuwait, the Iraqi regular army and Republican Guard were mismanaged at best by a civilian, Saddam Hussein, who terrified his generals and didn't understand much about military strategy.
A serious shooting war with North Korea would not be a minor problem. They have one of the world's largest armies, and their training is at such a vicious level that our technological sophistication isn't necessarily as much of a problem for them as would be the case, for example, in a war with China or Russia.
Even if the North Koreans completely fell apart after a few weeks or months of fighting, we would be dealing with hundreds of thousands and quite likely millions of casualties not just in North Korea but also in Seoul, huge evacuations or refugee flights likely to exceed ten million people, massive worldwide economic disturbances (imagine the effect if Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, and similar companies were unable to fulfill orders for just a few months, let alone if they ceased to exist), and the very real possibility that China would decide to start doing very bad things by threatening to cause even more destruction to the American economy if we didn't settle things in Korea according to their liking.
The Kim dynasty in North Korea is not only evil but quite possibly insane. We cannot assume they will act rationally, or that the senior officials have enough knowledge about the outside world to even understand what kind of risks they are taking — or to care.
The only good thing about a North Korean invasion is that I'm much more confident in the power of the South Korean military — in which I have several relatives now serving — to fight back in ways that we won't, especially if they're attacked first.
The South Korean Army trains to fight on their own soil, they have a level of technological sophistication equal to any other major Western military, they have a level of training intensity superior to virtually all pro-US military forces with the exception of the Israelis and the Turks, and especially in a shooting war on their own soil, they're willing to do things that we won't do.
Let's just say nobody in the North Korean military or political leadership wants to still be living if the South Koreans get their hands on them during a shooting war that kills hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in Seoul, Inchon, and other major South Korean cities. There are reasons why the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong feared the South Korean soldiers who fought with the Americans during the Vietnam War. It's not just the North Koreans who can be cruel and merciless.
That kinda depends on who has their finger on the trigger, doesn’t it?
war is heck, yes, we got it