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Old 03-21-17, 10:35 PM   #1
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North Korea may have fired missiles

U.S. military detects failed North Korean missile launch attempt

"U.S. Pacific Command detected what we assess was a failed North Korean missile launch attempt... in the vicinity of Kalma," Commander Dave Benham, a spokesman for U.S. Pacific Command, said in a statement.
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BBC just released a feed of the rocket launch...

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All joking aside, the video Vin posted was probably accurate.
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Old 03-22-17, 06:00 AM   #4
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Hopefully this doesn't start WW3.
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Here's a photograph of the head engineer:



And a photograph of tne engineer after he was executed with an anti-aircraft gun:

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Hopefully this doesn't start WW3.
Fortunately we have a commander in chief with tact, restraint, and good judgment.
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Maybe we'll get another lecture from Mango Mussolini about the how bad things can be done with uranium, I could use a good laugh.
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Missiles sometimes fail. As a matter of fact, it is rocket science.

North Korea is developing longer range missiles and developing nuclear weapons that are small enough to be a warhead. I don't know why China puts up with it.
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Missiles sometimes fail. As a matter of fact, it is rocket science.

North Korea is developing longer range missiles and developing nuclear weapons that are small enough to be a warhead. I don't know why China puts up with it.
Because North Korea is a buffer between them and US forces in South Korea. That's why they jumped into the Korean war when US forces reached the Yalu River -- having a superpower on their doorstep is the last thing they want. So they'll prop up the Kims as long as there are American forces on the peninsula (and US forces will remain on the peninsula as long as there are the Kim family remains in charge of the North).
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Because North Korea is a buffer between them and US forces in South Korea. That's why they jumped into the Korean war when US forces reached the Yalu River -- having a superpower on their doorstep is the last thing they want. So they'll prop up the Kims as long as there are American forces on the peninsula (and US forces will remain on the peninsula as long as there are the Kim family remains in charge of the North).
This, plus the fact that the last thing China wants is ten million hungry Korean refugees pouring across the border.
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Old 03-22-17, 12:05 PM   #12
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Don't worry the UN has banned North Korea from doing missile tests.
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Don't worry the UN has banned North Korea from doing missile tests.
Maybe they can send over Hans Blix to warn N. Korea that they will be recieving a letter.
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Their test facilities look like something out of the early 50s


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Old 03-22-17, 02:19 PM   #16
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They've been doing these tests regularly. Slow news day?
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Is this about defense or offense? I view North Korea as isolationists above anything else. And all of the problems that come with operating that way.
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Time for the Trump extortion syndicate administration to start demanding financial compensation from South Korea or else all military personnel will be withdrawn.
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Time for the Trump extortion syndicate administration to start demanding financial compensation from South Korea or else all military personnel will be withdrawn.
I dunno. He's not in the pocket of China, just Russia. Find out, how does Putin feel about NK? Then you'll have your answer about what Trump will do.
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Because North Korea is a buffer between them and US forces in South Korea. That's why they jumped into the Korean war when US forces reached the Yalu River -- having a superpower on their doorstep is the last thing they want. So they'll prop up the Kims as long as there are American forces on the peninsula (and US forces will remain on the peninsula as long as there are the Kim family remains in charge of the North).
Having a buffer state makes perfect sense. Being allied with Canada and Mexico is part of what makes America great. Nobody has troops on our borders.

But at the rate they're going, North Korea will have nuclear-tipped long-range missiles in a few years. A country which can launch a surprise nuclear strike on Beijing isn't a buffer state anymore. It's a threat.
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Old 03-23-17, 11:03 AM   #21
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Maybe the Chinese aren't uhh what's the word...........paranoid? If the DPRK were to attempt any hostile acts against the Chinese they would be pulverized.
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Old 03-23-17, 12:35 PM   #22
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Because North Korea is a buffer between them and US forces in South Korea. That's why they jumped into the Korean war when US forces reached the Yalu River -- having a superpower on their doorstep is the last thing they want.
I'm not understanding this. Regardless of what NK does, they will still be a 'boarder'. And why would China care about a few american troops near their boarder anyway? It would seem that NK would be much more of an actual threat to China.
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POLL

Which has a more successful chance:

1) North Korea's missiles making it off a launchpad.

2) GOP Healthcare passing today in 2017.
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But at the rate they're going, North Korea will have nuclear-tipped long-range missiles in a few years. A country which can launch a surprise nuclear strike on Beijing isn't a buffer state anymore. It's a threat.
Why is it a threat? Is Supreme Leader viewed as a lunatic with his finger on the button (hey we have one of those now!)? Such an attack would assure destruction of North Korea within days/weeks (assuming no nuclear weapons are used in retaliation ... in which case it'd be hours). Even with an alliance with China, would China really be there for North Korea if a nuclear weapon were launched? Or would there be something else there to protect them?

By this logic, I think North Korea just wants into the nuclear defense club. They don't want to be invaded. The function on their isolationist policies. And they don't want interference (or perceived oppression) from the rest of the world. They have all of their own problems, but don't want anyone's help.
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Will "crazy fat kid" trigger North Korea war?

U.S. Sen. John McCain - ďChina is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid thatís running North Korea"


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