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Old 04-12-17, 04:00 PM   #51
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And you people were complaining about his golf game. Maybe you should be more supportive of his recreational activities.
Trump was complaining about the President's golf game. Er...wait a minute...
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Old 04-12-17, 04:37 PM   #53
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I'd love to see him get into hunting... with Dick Cheney
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Old 04-12-17, 06:37 PM   #55
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Old 04-12-17, 10:38 PM   #56
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Foreign journalists visiting North Korea gathered in Pyongyang for "a big and important event" on Thursday with tensions high over the possibility of a new weapons test by the isolated state and as a U.S. carrier group sails towards the Korean peninsula.

North Korea marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state founder Kim Il Sung on Saturday and in 2012 launched a long-range rocket carrying a satellite to mark the date. It tested a newly developed intermediate-range missile last year.

Around 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang for North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun". Officials gave no details of the big event and similar announcements in the past have been linked to relatively low-key set pieces.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula mounted this week as the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump has put North Korea "clearly on notice" that he will not tolerate certain actions and China urged a peaceful resolution of the tension.

Trump has diverted the Carl Vinson Strike Group to near the Korean peninsula, from a planned port call in Australia, in a show of force aimed at deterring North Korea launching another missile. The group is expected to take up to nine days to arrive, U.S. officials have said.

On Tuesday, North Korea warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression. The North is technically at war with the United States and south Korea after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce and not a peace treaty.

The North regularly threatens to destroy both countries.

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone on Wednesday, just days after they met in the United States for the first time, underscoring the sense of urgency given concerns that the North could soon conduct a weapons test.

Trump said on Twitter that his call with Xi was a "very good" discussion of the "menace of North Korea". Trump said later on Wednesday the United States is prepared to tackle the crisis surrounding North Korea without China if necessary.

Xi stressed that China was "committed to the target of decentralization on the peninsula, safeguarding peace and stability on the peninsula, and advocates resolving problems through peaceful means", Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.

A Washington-based think tank that monitors North Korea, 38 North, said satellite image taken on Wednesday showed continued activity around the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site the east coast that showed it was ready for a new test.

South Korean officials said on Thursday there were no new signs to indicate a North Korean nuclear is more imminent but said the North has maintained a state of readiness to conduct such a test at any time.
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Old 04-12-17, 10:58 PM   #57
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Its their suicide

Let's just hope China says fuck em
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Old 04-14-17, 10:30 PM   #58
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What's all the fuss about? NK didn't attack anybody.
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Old 04-14-17, 11:51 PM   #59
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After much secrecy over a “big and important event” which foreign journalists were invited to cover, North Korea on Thursday (Apr 13) opened a new skyscraper-lined street in the capital, Pyongyang.

The event was presided by leader Kim Jong Un and witnessed by thousands, including around 200 foreign journalists who were invited by the regime.

Despite concerns that Pyongyang may conduct another nuclear test, the mood in the North Korean capital was calm, although residents Channel NewsAsia spoke to struck a defiant tone.

The journalists have also been invited to cover North Korea’s biggest national day, called the “Day of the Sun”, on Saturday, which also marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of state founder Kim Il Sung.

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I thought this was a neat look inside North Korea.


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A North Korean missile exploded during launch Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.

It wasn't immediately clear what kind of missile was test-fired from the east coast city of Sinpo. But the failure will sting in Pyongyang because it comes a day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year— celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader's grandfather.

The North's test firing can be seen as a message of defiance to the Trump administration in Washington, coming as it does on the day U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in Seoul for talks on North Korea.

President Donald Trump was uncharacteristically quiet about the failed launch. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment."

Washington and Seoul will try hard to figure out what exactly North Korea fired. This matters because while North Korea regularly launches short-range missiles, it is also developing mid-range and long-range missiles meant to target U.S. troops in Asia and, eventually, the U.S. mainland.

The ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government. North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles.

Many outside analysts believe that North Korea has not yet mastered the technology to build warheads small enough to place on long-range missiles, though some civilian experts say North Korea can already build nuclear-tipped shorter range missiles that have South Korea and Japan within its striking range.

The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that Sunday's missile exploded on launch. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it was analyzing exactly how the North Korean launch failed. Neither military knew what kind of missile was fired.

In Seoul, South Korea's presidential office convened a national security council meeting to examine security postures.

Always high animosity has risen on the Korean Peninsula in recent months, as the United States and South Korea conduct annual war games that North Korea claims are invasion preparation and the North prepared for Saturday's anniversary celebrations. A U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, is heading to waters off Korea in a show of force.

Analysts warn that even failed missile launches provide valuable knowledge to North Korea as it tries to build its weapons program. The country launched a long-range rocket and conducted two nuclear tests last year, including its most powerful to date.

Aside from improving the technology, North Korean missile and nuclear tests are seen by outside analysts partly as efforts to bolster the domestic image of leader Kim Jong Un and apply political pressure on Seoul and Washington.

Kim Jong Un has overseen three nuclear tests and a string of missile and rocket launches since taking over after the death of his father, dictator Kim Jong Il, in late 2011.

Another missile test from Sinpo failed earlier this month, when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean. That launch came shortly before Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. China is North Korea's only major ally.

The extended-range Scud missile in that earlier launch suffered an in-flight failure and fell into the sea off North Korea's east coast, according to U.S. imagery and assessments.

Despite Sunday's failure, the North's previous claim to have used "standardized" warheads has led to worries that it was making headway in its push to develop small and sophisticated warheads to be topped on long-range missiles.

Washington sees North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles as a threat to world security and to its Asian allies, Japan and South Korea. The United States, South Korea and other countries have vowed to apply more pressure on the North, but so far nothing has worked to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program.

Six-nation negotiations on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for aid fell apart in early 2009.
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Old 04-15-17, 09:09 PM   #62
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President Donald Trump was uncharacteristically quiet about the failed launch. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump and his military team "are aware of North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment."
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Old 04-16-17, 07:17 AM   #63
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Have they ever had a successful rocket launch?
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Old 04-16-17, 07:37 AM   #64
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Have they ever had a successful rocket launch?
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Old 04-17-17, 11:51 AM   #66
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That video is going viral. Soon, it will go non-nuclear viral.
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Old 04-17-17, 12:02 PM   #67
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That video is going viral. Soon, it will go non-nuclear viral.
You're really hung up on this. Trump dropped the biggest bomb we've ever dropped that wasn't a nuclear bomb. How else should it be described so you would find it acceptable?
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Old 04-17-17, 12:03 PM   #68
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What the hell? The Russians have a bigger nuke than us?
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Old 04-17-17, 12:19 PM   #69
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NK can't get a missile to reach Japan, much less North America. Making a nuclear bomb is way easier than a long-range missile guidance system. If it wasn't, we would not have needed the Enola Gay.
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Trump's (and his supporters') political nihilism is disgusting. I love civilization. And living.

Trump is ready to burn it all down. And he seems willing to provoke. All this talk of nuclear-anything should be horrifying to everyone.

You people elected the USA's Gaddafi or Saddam.
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Trump's (and his supporters') political nihilism is disgusting. I love civilization. And living.

Trump is ready to burn it all down. And he seems willing to provoke. All this talk of nuclear-anything should be horrifying to everyone.

You people elected the USA's Gaddafi or Saddam.
Although he is getting a lot of pressure to start something militarily, I don't think he will.
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You people elected the USA's Gaddafi or Saddam.
How dare you compare a patriotic American Christian with a couple of Muslim lunatics.
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Old 04-17-17, 12:45 PM   #73
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Almost puked in my gym's sauna this morning.

A couple of Trump fanatics bloviating about how he's going to turn NK to dust because he's a true 'merican and he has great big balls. All kinds of fist bumping and pseudo patriotic claptrap going on. Thought I was going to suffocate from the extra hot air in the sauna.
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The fact we are talking about starting a war which will probably get hundreds of thousands of people killed right when it starts over a nuclear test is insane to me
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A couple of Trump fanatics bloviating about how he's going to turn NK to dust because he's a true 'merican and he has great big balls. All kinds of fist bumping and pseudo patriotic claptrap going on. Thought I was going to suffocate from the extra hot air in the sauna.
That's funny. Just the other day, I heard a couple moderates (with views close to my own) talking in the locker room. Even though they were saying stuff I agree with, I thought, "oh shit, do I sound that stupid when I talk politics".
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