Skip to comments.North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports
Posted on 04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports
SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT
(Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities.
It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
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Hopefully, there would be accident at booster stage or mid-flight. This is the time for MD to show its worth.
A FReeper on another thread had an excellent idea, IMHO. The U.S. needs to tell the Young-un that if he fires a nuke at us, we’re going to fire nukes at Iran. LOL! Great idea.
Yeah, like that is going to happen.
There has to be a couple of NK Generals standing there and wondering where exactly this goes. It’s ok to talk up stuff and act tough....if you are going beyond step one, and actually moving stuff to a usage-stage, they have to question the whole game being played out. All it takes is one idiot to think he got the launch order (by accident), and you get some minor war starting up and everyone wondering what the next step is.
I live on the Left Coast of California..should I be hiding under my bed?
The Young-un Fat boy needs to be told that he’s been targeted.
This missile can barely reach Guam.
If the Norks launch at the US they will most likely be unsuccessful. What will be interesting is how Zero responds. Personally, based on a missile launch, I would lay waste to North Korea just north of the DMZ with tactical nuclear weapons as soon as one of their missiles was airborne. That takes out the Norks artillery aimed at South Korea and the north is no longer a threat. The Korean War would be over in about 20 minutes.
Tiger, are there any observations you can share? Domestic conversations, diplomatic conversations, perceived assessments, etc.
Right. We are past the stage one. If order comes down to generals to actually hit a big one, I am also wondering if they will oblige. This sentiment may run along the entire command chain. They would all know if they obey the order, things will got to hell. It can go either way: do it despite the misgiving or sit on it.
Just ban high capacity assault nuke clips.
He’ll declare, “We need to send them more food and money.”
How many SM-3s are on our CGs and DDGs over in the Sea of Japan? How many have we sold to Japan so far for their Kongo class ships? Have all 4 of them received the BMD upgrades? You can bet Japan’s air and missile defense units are spun up now.
I am not a Korea expert, and have avoided discussions on Korea mostly.
I must say though, this is starting to escalate, from my viewpoint.
Just saying. Hope Kim knows what he is doing. The longer this goes on, the more chances someone will make a goof.
I think the more concerning issue is what to do with the millions of North Koreans now free to flood China and South Korea.
China only props up Lil’ Kim mostly for that reason. Imagine how messy the border region of Manchuria would get.
Evidently the Musudan has never even been tested, although one can infer its range and payload from predecessor designs (up to 4,000 km and up to one ton). Probably inertial navigation.
A thought to see if am understanding ... past stage one ... normally three acts and looks to be well into act two or stage two. Would this be the assessment you hold?
Let's hope it doesn't make it to Guam, it could tip the island over.
We should do that anyway. We can just say "oops, someone put in the wrong coordinates"
I must admit that I’m starting to find this pretty spooky.More so because of the lightweight who currently holds the title of Community Organizer-In-Chief.”The call comes at 3AM...hello,this is Osama Obama,I’m at a fundraiser right now...”
If we're talking about a live nuke, that's no minor war.
Yes, but it could reach Tokyo, bases in Okinawa and it could flip Guam all the way over!
Anyway, because of that, U.S. are showing all kind of scary weapons(B-2, B-52, and others) to NK's Fat Boy. The trouble is that he is not backing down and up the ante in his own way. The boy used up all non-military measures now. At the same time, he always move ahead of belligerent rhetoric. He goes further than outsiders are accustomed to. NK rhetoric and threat have their own well-honed choreography. Plan, timing, execution, and climb down. He is way off this path. Things are not going right.
We all believe that NK state is dying. Clock is ticking. It is ticking faster after Kim Jong-il's death. In light of latest actions, it is ticking even faster. NK can unravel sooner than we expect. We always want to have some time cushion so that we can plan, prepare, and steer the event toward the manageable situation. However, I don't think NK situation will end in such a way. Things will end in some kind of a mess which nobody are prepared to deal with. Yes, we may predict the outcome, but the outcome would be one of the least favorable cases.
“The U.S. needs to tell the Young-un that if he fires a nuke at us, were going to fire nukes at Iran.”
If he fires a missile at us, it is equally likely to hit Iran....
The “Musudan Missile” has never been test fired. Some people believe it is closely related to the SS-N-6.
Unfortunately, I think Hank may actually have his sh!t more together than Un...
LOL! It wouldn’t surprise me. I heard that those NORK pilots that fly their “medium range missiles” aren’t very proficient. They are the ones who were kicked out of flight school.
Obammy do something? Not likely. He’s a dimwit coward. If the Norks make a move against the South expect Obammy to be absent from the action. Probably tied up and gagged in the basement of the Whitey Hut by the military.
Norks fire off a nuke and before we can retaliate, they sue for peace. The UN criticizes the US for provoking this and forces us to pay the Norks. Also they come back and say, if the US couldn’t sell weapons to South Korea, the north wouldn’t need weapons to defend themselves.
Hence our gun ban.
As long as it takes out Hawkeye too go for it
Japan must be worried....
I live on the Left Coast of California..should I be hiding under my bed?
If you’re near San Francisco, yes. LOL
Oh Im in Southern Cali..so I Guess Im OK..but San Francisco..is there where it would supposedly hit? Well bombs away then LOL
Yup, thanks Tiger. I’m sure a lot of us have been looking for some perspective not available here.
It sounds like SK and Japan have had it and if NK tries shooting at them this time they will get a big unwanted present.
That would be the South Korea's problem. I want our troops out of Korea and the whole blackmail thing to end with Norks. I think it is hideous that our government has sent large quantities of food and fuel to the Norks every time they throw a tantrum. It is not good for the North Korean people as it only props up a communist regime. That is a value thing. Call me crazy, but I rather fight while I am starving and cold than live where I have no freedom. North Koreans should have had that motivation long ago and we have only prolonged their suffering by helping prop up North Korea.
I was just thinking that San francisco deserves it more than other areas of CA.
Not Guam, then. Tokyo perhaps. The east coast of NK is very close to Japan.
There’s more going on here than we know. China also has an untested leader without full control, and China/NK military ties are close. Hardline elements in the PLA may be pushing NK toward confrontation for unknown reasons.
Great. My daughter is going to Japan at the end of the month for 3 weeks to visit a friend. Now I’m totally freaked out about her trip. Tell me I’m over-reacting, please.
At least we have a highly experienced, top rate Secretary of Da Fence advising obama of what to do. (that is once he gets off the 18th green.) And just think how bad this situation would already be if John Kerry wasn't on top of things. He was in Viet Nam, you know.
Sad that a tenth rate, nothing of a nation can now do this to what was until just recently, the greatest military power on earth.
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