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Amid Pyongyang bluster, missile launch feared ( North Korea threats )
CNN ^ | updated 12:43 PM EDT, Thu April 4, 2013 | By Jethro Mullen. Barbara Starr and Joe Sterling, CNN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kn08musudan; missiles; northkorea
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1 posted on 04/04/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: All

H/T to the Drudge Report.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:14 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

10-4 checking.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 11:28:03 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Left upper corner.
4 posted on 04/04/2013 11:29:08 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yawn. Junior needs to meet a drone.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:33 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: reaganaut

Junior needs to be told that he’s targeted and he’ll be first to die.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Where our Country is foolish because we have the ability to detect a ballistic missile launch by NK and why in the hell don't we shoot it down. Then warn NK one more launch and you better convert your army to cleaning up the soil that turned into glass.
8 posted on 04/04/2013 11:42:15 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It is believed a missile launch would be a "test" launch rather than a targeted strike

It is a REALLY, REALLY bad time for a test launch!
9 posted on 04/04/2013 11:43:35 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: ponygirl

Oh no....makes sense.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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??


11 posted on 04/04/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: laplata

I think he is aiming for martyrdom.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:16 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: reaganaut

I don’t think so. He’s bluffing at poker with all low cards and expects us to bail him out again.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 11:52:51 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata
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.

14 posted on 04/04/2013 11:57:03 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I will cut investment in unproven missile defense. click

Thanks goodness we elected our great leader /s

15 posted on 04/04/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 12:01:07 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk
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.

We could blot out the sun with Tomahawks, if we really wanted to.
17 posted on 04/04/2013 12:03:27 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Logical me
Liquid fuel missile. US intelligence should be able to discern if and when fueling takes place. Bomb the launch site in mid fueling. Missile goes boom. Launch personnel go boom too.

Pour les autres.

18 posted on 04/04/2013 12:05:32 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: ZX12R

We could blot out the sun with Tomahawks, if we really wanted to.


Under Obama we’d be lucky to replenish them. though.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 12:06:52 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: lurk

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.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 12:07:32 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: lurk

Here’s the link: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/understanding-north-korea-and-iran?f=must_reads#ixzz2MBnGqAqR

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...


21 posted on 04/04/2013 12:10:01 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The mouse that farted.


22 posted on 04/04/2013 12:11:18 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Ignorant is a horrible way to go through life.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 12:23:07 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lurk

He will likely die in any attack. He may not care as long as he takes enough people with him.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 12:23:50 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: laplata

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..


25 posted on 04/04/2013 12:27:02 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: butterdezillion

So I might just as well cancel my house hunting with my realtor?


26 posted on 04/04/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: kevslisababy

We were also told that we had nothing to fear from Senator obama. Wonder who said that one?


27 posted on 04/04/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by Texas resident
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

......”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.


28 posted on 04/04/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by caww
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To: Michael Barnes

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?


29 posted on 04/04/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: b4its2late

Nah. We have no idea what’s going to happen. Best to prepare as best we can but keep on living in the meantime.


30 posted on 04/04/2013 12:39:56 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: driftdiver

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.


31 posted on 04/04/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: butterdezillion

Yep...


32 posted on 04/04/2013 1:03:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Texas resident

True....they are all idiots and liars.


33 posted on 04/04/2013 1:09:16 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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!


34 posted on 04/04/2013 1:53:07 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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!


35 posted on 04/04/2013 1:55:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Pour les children!

N’encouragent pas le garçon!


36 posted on 04/04/2013 1:58:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Michael Barnes

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.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: butterdezillion

So that’s what those 500K+ FEMA coffins are for!
http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2012/10/500000-fema-coffins-now-gone-where-are-they-2445300.html


38 posted on 04/04/2013 2:01:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Michael Barnes

China is actually gearing up their military to eventually take on our military.


39 posted on 04/04/2013 2:02:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: All; no-to-illegals
Drudge has a new picture up:

And a number of references to articles below it.

40 posted on 04/04/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hope he waits until after April 12th so I can attend the Yuri’s Night World Space Party!

Yuri’s Night World Space Party
Friday, 12 April 2013
http://yurisnight.net/#/home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuris_Night

Yuri Gagarin song written for the world space party.
http://www.ziaspace.com/ZIA/mp3s/YuriGagarin.html

One will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
http://www.museumofflight.org/event/2013/apr/12/yuris-night-2013-museum-flight

Check the website to see if there will be a party near you!


41 posted on 04/04/2013 2:08:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL!


42 posted on 04/04/2013 2:11:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ntnychik; potlatch

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.

Unrestricted Warfare

(Not "pweethe thstop thith white now!")


43 posted on 04/04/2013 2:16:20 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

44 posted on 04/04/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good movie about the Korean War.

“71: Into The Fire”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGfOK5ZHnP4


45 posted on 04/04/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Liquid fuel missile. US intelligence should be able to discern if and when fueling takes place

Agreed and my understanding of these type is that the fuel is highly corrosive. You just don't fuel a rocket and let it sit there. De-fueling is real hazardous too.
46 posted on 04/04/2013 3:48:04 PM PDT 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: freebird5850
Yes, yes, and yes.

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.

47 posted on 04/04/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: butterdezillion

Has that been posted as a separate FR thread? It’s rather disconcerting and I’m interested in reading others’ thoughts on it.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 5:04:01 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: PhilDragoo; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
Nice new graphic of fat boy Kim 'Yung'-Un Phil.
I've got lots of Family in Austin but they'd probably miss and hit me....Lol, but that's better.....
I wonder if this kid even knows what he's up against, or is he just too crazy with power?


49 posted on 04/04/2013 7:21:33 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Nita Nupress

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.


50 posted on 04/04/2013 7:41:54 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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