Skip to comments.Amid Pyongyang bluster, missile launch feared ( North Korea threats )
Posted on 04/04/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
As tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula, Wolf Blitzer explains what's behind the threats and what's at stake in a special edition of "The Situation Room," Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on CNN.
Are you from South or North Korea? Concerned about the latest crisis? Send us your thoughts.
(CNN) -- Missile and launch components have been moved to the east coast of North Korea in the "last few days," a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the information told CNN on Thursday.
This comes as indications emerged that North Korea, which unleashed another round of scathing rhetoric accusing the United States of pushing the region to the "brink of war," could be planning a missile launch soon.
The components, the official said, are consistent with those of a Musudan missile, which has a 2,500-mile range, meaning it could threaten South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.
The United States has been looking for a hidden North Korean east coast launch site or mobile launchers, a concern because a launch from the east coast would go over Japan, the official said.
It is believed a missile launch would be a "test" launch rather than a targeted strike. That is because it appears the North Koreans have only moved the components so far. The United States is waiting to see whether North Korea issues a notice to its airmen and mariners to stay out of the region.
Communication intercepts in recent days also seem to show that Pyongyang could be planning to launch a mobile ballistic missile in the coming days or weeks, another U.S. official said.
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H/T to the Drudge Report.
Yawn. Junior needs to meet a drone.
Junior needs to be told that he’s targeted and he’ll be first to die.
Oh no....makes sense.
I could swear that we were told during the 2008 campaign that North Korea, Iran, Venezuala were tiny countries, and we didn’t need to worry about them as a threat.
Gosh...who was it that said that??
I think he is aiming for martyrdom.
I don’t think so. He’s bluffing at poker with all low cards and expects us to bail him out again.
And my bet is that we will do exactly that. They're probably busy working up the right number as we speak.
Thanks goodness we elected our great leader /s
Young Mr Kim needs to realize that a single, or even a handful, of mid-range missiles is not enough for a campaign against the developed world. Firing off a round or three is only going to make people angry.
Pour les autres.
We could blot out the sun with Tomahawks, if we really wanted to.
Under Obama we’d be lucky to replenish them. though.
Unless they’re EMP’s, which they may already have in orbit, just waiting activation. If so, by aiming it at a huge hole in our southern-facing radar, they could put one right above the middle of the US and send the entire nation back to the dark ages, killing 200 million people within a year or two.
That’s according to a guy who was an advisor on President Clinton’s North Korea Commission. I’ll fetch the link in a moment.
It’s a must-read.
If this guy is accurate (and it seems like he ought to know what he’s talking about), then we need to close up that radar hole, or else both Iran and North Korea have America over a barrell.
Which might be exactly where the foreign enemy combatant occupying our White House wants us...
The mouse that farted.
Ignorant is a horrible way to go through life.
He will likely die in any attack. He may not care as long as he takes enough people with him.
I wouldn’t be so certain. Looking at the bigger picture China is mobilizing parts of its military but to what end? In support of NK or against NK? NK is also moving some pieces around that is a bit more out of the ordinary than what they are used to doing when blustering.
Tehran is convienently silent right about now. Both Iran and NK have some fairly suspicious satellites orbiting at very curious levels around Earth (I am certain you have by now read a lengthy article based on a former Clinton adviser).
I don’t believe this go around of brinkmanship on the world stage is much of bluffing. We have an incredibly weak President and his party is hell bent on hurting America while the opposition (Republicans) are absolutely nowhere to be seen. In a nutshell, we are ripe for attack and our enemies know it; their only question must be are we going to do it to ourselves economically, or do we need a little push from some nasty technology?
Think about it for a second. If our enemies could disable our communications and means to trvel, Obama (who already pledged never to use nukes) and the Democrats could turn a deaf ear to America and the take over would be complete.
I am taking this seriously..
So I might just as well cancel my house hunting with my realtor?
We were also told that we had nothing to fear from Senator obama. Wonder who said that one?
......”It is believed a missile launch would be a “test” launch rather than a targeted strike.”......
Kim-Un might buy that....he’s sitting on the fence now with no place to go....he has to fire something to save face with the military and the public.
I agree with all you’re saying. Obama has purged out the top brass and replaced them with ‘yes men’, the Russians and Chinese and Iranians loathe him, etc. We’re very vulnerable right now.
A super bunker has recently been complete under the White House.
Are you suggesting an EMP attack?
Nah. We have no idea what’s going to happen. Best to prepare as best we can but keep on living in the meantime.
And Obama just keeps fundraising and lobbying for gun control when that crazy lil bastid in NK is threatening the USA. Wow, did we screw up when we revoted that dude in. Not us per se, but the country as a whole.
True....they are all idiots and liars.
I guess Dennis Rodman didn’t leave such a loving impression with the midget as the midget left with Rodman, lol...moron. Can’t Rodman calm down the little midget or there’s always Mr. Peacemaker Jimmy Carter if all else fails, lol. Lunacy abounds!
If I lived in SouK close to the border I’d build an amateur rocket and launch it off of the top of my apartment building and watch it fly over the border into NorKlandia just to see how much Little Fat Boy was bluffing.
Of course, I’d have a motorcycle on standby in case they started shooting back!
Pour les children!
N’encouragent pas le garçon!
My feeling is that the Chinese don’t want NK to destroy the good thing they have going now with the West and actually will not support him. However, they’re also probably afraid that he will attack them, and they’re much closer than we are.
Bambi is very weak and has spent his entire presidential career disarming and weakening the US in solidarity with his Muslim brethren - or his golf game. He alternates between left-wing muslim ideology and party boy. In any case, he is neither worthy nor competent enough to be president of the US, and he has left us at a serious disadvantage.
If NK doesn’t attack (not the US mainland, but probably SK or Japan), it will be China’s doing and not ours. And that’s going to hand world control to the Chinese.
So that’s what those 500K+ FEMA coffins are for!
China is actually gearing up their military to eventually take on our military.
And a number of references to articles below it.
I hope he waits until after April 12th so I can attend the Yuri’s Night World Space Party!
Yuri Gagarin song written for the world space party.
One will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Check the website to see if there will be a party near you!
Unproven missile defense systems? From a pampered islamocommie crack-smoking closet queen?
As the Castrati Cabinet, Mssrs Kerry, Hagel, Brennan have it all under control.
Who just dropped the southern radar belt faster than his Sinclair limo act.
Truman booted MacArthur so we could have this fifty-year hemorrhoid go nuclear on a willing dupe POTUS jonesing for a vacation.
If McCloy and Dulles could bring Gehlen & Co. over, why not drone out Lil' Kim, carpet bomb the artillery belt with B-2-borne tacnukes, and put the DPRK brass on an Italian cruise ship with endless buffet and Wives of Pyongyang.
Let the replacement of China with other third-world suppliers continue and get back to the important work of StuxNet II: all screens go to Bravo reruns of Ahmadinejad lookalikes ringside at Chippendales concerts.
(Not "pweethe thstop thith white now!")
Good movie about the Korean War.
“71: Into The Fire”
The film is based on a true story of a group of 71 undertrained and undergunned student-soldiers of South Korea during the Korean War, who were mostly killed on August 11, 1950, during the Battle of P’ohang-dong. For 11 hours, they defended P’ohang-dong girls’ middle school, a strategic point for safeguarding the Nakdong River, from an attack by overwhelming North Korean forces.
These 71 teenagers, most of whom had never shot a gun before, managed to hold out against the advancing North Korean army for 11 hours. Their heroic defense of the area was actually a turning point in the Korean War. 71: Into the Fire tells the story of these student-soldiers over the course of that fateful day.
Oh Jang-beom is forced into becoming the leader of the student-soldier unit, simply because he is one of only three of the students who has combat experience (his combat experience was ammunition running between stations - not actual fighting). The rest of the student-soldiers have not even fired a weapon - that’s how little training these young men had. This lack of experience and training makes the story even more amazing and inspiring.
100,000 South Korean students volunteered to fight in the war. This film was made as a commemoration of their sacrifices and was released during the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
It’s posted on GoogTube with sub-titles!
There is a limited time the bird can sit fueled before the tanks start to corrode. De-fueling might be more hazardous.
Chances are, if they are fueled, they will be fired.
Has that been posted as a separate FR thread? It’s rather disconcerting and I’m interested in reading others’ thoughts on it.
It was posted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3003193/posts
It’s important enough it would probably be good to have it posted again. But you can see the comments there at least.