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North Korean Satellite 'Tumbling Out of Control,' U.S. Officials Say
NBC News ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jim Miklaszewski and Alan Boyle

Posted on 12/12/2012 4:11:50 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The object that North Korea sent into space early Thursday appears to be “tumbling out of control” as it orbits the earth, U.S. officials told NBC News.

The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do.

In a statement, the White House said the rocket launch was a highly provocative act that threatens regional security and violates U.N. resolutions.

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the launch, calling it a "clear violation" of U.N. resolutions. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "deplores" the launch.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hahahaha; korea; norks; north; satellite; space
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I wonder if our little space plane, the X-37B had anything to do with it. Whoopsie!
1 posted on 12/12/2012 4:12:04 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Need the Simpsons graphic that points and says, “HAHA”.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 4:15:43 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever. My Word is All I have Left To Believe In.)
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I wonder if our little space plane, the X-37B had anything to do with it. Whoopsie!
that kinda fits don't it?
3 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:11 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Maybe it was made in the same factory that produces their shabby-quality tennis shoes.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That fellow in charge of North Korea is going to be .. upset ...


5 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:27 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do.”

Burn up would be my guess....


6 posted on 12/12/2012 4:18:23 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: A Navy Vet

Before we gloat remember, the purpose was to just get it there.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

North Korean space launch in trouble.
North Korea’s first manned space launch
appeared to be tumbling out of control today.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 4:19:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I sure hope it doesn't land on the White House.
9 posted on 12/12/2012 4:19:44 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: tet68

Wait, it’s not manned?
Then where is all that screaming coming from???


10 posted on 12/12/2012 4:20:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: A Navy Vet
Need the Simpsons graphic that points and says, “HAHA”.

Won't be funny if it collides with another satellites...

11 posted on 12/12/2012 4:21:29 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

So now we have exposed to the world America’s ability to shoot down a satellite.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 4:23:27 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Gay State Conservative
Skylab-ish Photobucket
13 posted on 12/12/2012 4:24:02 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tacticalogic

The odds of that are near zero.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 4:24:12 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Perdogg
Before we gloat remember, the purpose was to just get it there.

Yep.

Not a trivial exercise in and of itself.

...and an orbital EMP weapon probably doesn't care if it's nose up or nose down when it pops.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 4:24:47 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: EEGator
The odds of that are near zero.

I hope so. Even if it only hits one, it's going to create a debris field. Might want to send one of the shuttles up to capture it before it makes a mess. Oh, wait......

16 posted on 12/12/2012 4:27:55 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

How do they know it wasn’t planned?


17 posted on 12/12/2012 4:29:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ken522

Nope he will say they planned it that way as he puts a bullet in the head of the guy who designed it.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 4:31:00 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: null and void

bump


19 posted on 12/12/2012 4:31:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I wonder if our little space plane, the X-37B had anything to do with it. Whoopsie!

If it did, then the mission details must've been approved during the Reagan administration.

20 posted on 12/12/2012 4:31:52 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Perdogg
>>>Before we gloat remember, the purpose was to just get it there.

Agreed. You do not need an orbit out of a warhead...just the ability achieve some trajectory. They got it into space...which means they can get a warhead into space.

21 posted on 12/12/2012 4:35:40 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

22 posted on 12/12/2012 4:35:58 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Now all we need is for the Northern Zips to be using nuclear power systems on the satellite. An “accidental” radioactive disaster for wherever it crashes.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 4:38:22 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

If that some beach hits me on it’s way down, I’m gonna be pissed.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 4:39:59 PM PST by onona (tapping fingers)
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To: tacticalogic

I think there’s one in LA...

If you factor in the speed of the satellites, and the massive distances of the x, y, z co-ordinates, the odds are miniscule.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 4:40:08 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Pronounced: Nolth Kolean Saterrite ‘Tumbring Out of Contlol,


26 posted on 12/12/2012 4:41:23 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

This was 007’s doing.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 4:44:51 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: central_va

28 posted on 12/12/2012 4:45:06 PM PST by EEGator
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To: A Navy Vet

29 posted on 12/12/2012 4:53:18 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: OKRA2012
So now we have exposed to the world America’s ability to shoot down a satellite.

I honestly don't think that was much of a question to begin with. The only real question would be exactly what our capabilities are, as in launch platform and type of munition.

30 posted on 12/12/2012 4:53:56 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: Charles Martel

I know what you mean. 0bama would authorize our space plane to jam our own reconnaissance satellites.


31 posted on 12/12/2012 4:54:59 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Heh heh heh. You may be on to something.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 5:18:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I hope its not a dirty bomb.


33 posted on 12/12/2012 5:20:29 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: Daffynition

He reminds me of an Asian Austin Powers.

With reaalllly short fingers.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 5:20:56 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Perdogg

“The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do.”
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It wasn’t supposed to do anything but show us they could put it there.

The UN condemned it. LMAO. The N. Koreans could give a damn less what the UN condemns.We shouldn’t give a damn either.


35 posted on 12/12/2012 5:23:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GeronL
How do they know it wasn’t planned?

How do we know what we read in the news is true?

36 posted on 12/12/2012 5:24:46 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The problem is, it could take out a “real” satellite. Also, while it’s funny on a visceral level, a tumbling out of control nuke is still a tumbling out of control nuke.


37 posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:58 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: central_va

LOL!

“You raff, you ruse.”


38 posted on 12/12/2012 5:29:57 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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In a statement, the White House said the rocket launch was a highly provocative act that threatens regional security and violates U.N. resolutions. The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the launch, calling it a "clear violation" of U.N. resolutions.

a violation of U.N. resolution!!???
Well THAT will have Kim Jung-Un quaking in his daddy's bed!!

39 posted on 12/12/2012 5:40:17 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: mylife; EEGator

40 posted on 12/12/2012 5:41:45 PM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Eaker

Haha, now that’s good! :)


41 posted on 12/12/2012 5:44:04 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Where am I? Why everyone raffing?
42 posted on 12/12/2012 5:45:18 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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Don’t think so. North Korea’s purpose is not to send a satellite into orbit, but to test the nation’s capability to test fire a ballistic missile under the disguise of rocket launching. It’s mission accomplished and they couldn’t care any less whether the object sent into space is tumbling out of control....


43 posted on 12/12/2012 5:57:22 PM PST by RGR101
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Maybe with a little bit of luck it will hit the White House.


44 posted on 12/12/2012 5:58:14 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: wastedyears

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Burnt_Frost


45 posted on 12/12/2012 6:17:55 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Chinese_anti-satellite_missile_test


46 posted on 12/12/2012 6:19:29 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Eaker

LOL! Ha!


47 posted on 12/12/2012 6:27:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; a fool in paradise

48 posted on 12/12/2012 6:32:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; a fool in paradise

49 posted on 12/12/2012 6:35:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

HIGH_SCINTILLATION_PING!


50 posted on 12/12/2012 6:48:14 PM PST by The Duke
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