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North Korea asks Russia to consider evacuating embassy staff
Reuters ^ | 2013/04/05

Posted on 04/05/2013 4:13:35 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

(Reuters) - North Korea has asked Russia to consider the possibility of evacuating staff from its embassy in Pyongyang due to increasing tension on the Korean Peninsula, a spokesman for the Russian embassy said by phone from Pyongyang on Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: asks; consider; embassy; evacuating; korea; nkorea; northkorea; russia; staff; war; waronterror
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1 posted on 04/05/2013 4:13:35 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/05/2013 4:14:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ruh roh


3 posted on 04/05/2013 4:16:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That looks like a very clear signal to me.

Be prepared.

They will probably try to detonate an EMP device to put the States in darkness for a few weeks or months.

The military has tempest-hardened electronics, so it’s a suicide move by the Norks, but they must be thinking they’ll get something out of it.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 4:16:57 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey Ivan... unless you have some sunblock 20,000, I would suggest that you GTFO!

LLS


5 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Westbrook
norks do not have that technology and they have no way to get it over any area within the USA to detonate it. norks can hit Seoul with artillery and invade parts of the South... and they may be able to send a nuke by freighter or some lumbering aircraft but I even doubt that. They can start a world war however.

LLS

6 posted on 04/05/2013 4:25:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Reminds me of the old joke:

"Stand back! We don't know how big this things gonna' get."

Or

"Hold me back, fella's. Hold me back...fella's...fella's"

This is what two cowardly bullshit artists fighting looks like...Yawn.

7 posted on 04/05/2013 4:28:30 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Tax laws are complex and may change at any time.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The Norks have at least one satellite in orbit.

The only technology they may not have is miniturization of the device.

However, I read recently that a relatively small and unsophisticated device, even smaller than the Hiroshima bomb, detonated at high altitude over the midsection of the U.S. could darken much of the continental U.S.

Perhaps you know more about this and can fill us in.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 4:29:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

This was posted yesterday:

Underestimating North Korea and Iran
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Controls/SendFriend.ashx?print=1&type=1&item=12944

According to this former Defense official they may an EMP and the means to deliver it.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 4:30:36 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That’s the first thing I have heard that would make me worry.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 4:31:27 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: LibLieSlayer

Re post 6, I hope you are right. This guy disagrees with you: http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/understanding-north-korea-and-iran?f=must_reads#ixzz2MBnGqAqR


11 posted on 04/05/2013 4:33:55 AM 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: Westbrook; LibLieSlayer

You’re both assuming they didn’t buy or steal a nuke from Russia a few years back.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 4:36:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

” send a nuke by freighter “,
In conjunction with Iran or some other rogue state that is what I fear.
Since this fat little punk has been able to put a missile on a truck, why can’t he stick one on a ship?
Either that or simply put one on a ship and send it to the mouth of the Chesapeake and set it off?
Just saying.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 4:38:05 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What do you think of all this?
Do you think it may be some strong-arm/bribery tactic to force the U.S. to drop sanctions and get more aid, while making himself look powerful?
Or do you think the power & position has gone to his head & he might actually try something stupid?
I think if his aunt & others near the top thought he was actually going to start a war & get them all killed, they’d assassinate him.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 4:41:50 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: PastorBooks

Thats a scary article


15 posted on 04/05/2013 4:44:59 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
the US SecDef does not share your estimate and that is why missile defense system has been deployed off California and Alaska

http://freebeacon.com/shield-up/

NK’s successful Dec launch of a “satellite” into orbit made at least some doves reevaluate their condescension obama is now in command of deploying systems he and Hagel tried to kill or slow leak for the past decade

16 posted on 04/05/2013 4:46:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a really bad day”


17 posted on 04/05/2013 4:48:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
My guess: This is Tactic #5 in the “I'm So Ronery” handbook for projecting strength when your million man army is malnourished and your “reader's” biggest military decision was whether you should buy another case or two of Chivas or the rocket fuel.

Of course we have Sparky the “Wunder Prez”, and as Long Shanks stated in the movie Braveheart, “... the mere sight of him would encourage an invasion.”

18 posted on 04/05/2013 4:52:21 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Dear friends in Pyongyang: If you didn’t pack lead underwear, we suggest you go on a brief visit to your homeland.

Signed, I’m The Un


19 posted on 04/05/2013 4:55:30 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Message to North Korea: You are all cowards. You threaten, you show missiles, you do NOTHING. You are LOSING FACE. You couldn't hurt a small fly. We are laughing so hard at you, we're crying.

You are going to LOSE FACE no matter how this turns out. You have pushed it so far that the world is LAUGHING at you.

20 posted on 04/05/2013 4:56:20 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The British Embassy has also been warned to leave.

and this bit of trivia...

12.02 The Guardian tells us that we should be worried about April 5 - and the number 9.
Jang Jin-sung, editor-in-chief of New Focus international, claims that the number is leading Kim Jong-un’s actions. It can be seen in the founding date of DPRK (September 9 - or 9/9), while Kim Il-sung’s personal bodyguard corps was named 963.
The country’s first nuclear test took place on 9 October 2006. The second long-range rocket launch was on 5 April 2009 (5+4=9 and nine of 2009, double nine). The next one was successfully launched on 12 December 2012 (1+2+1+2+1+2=9). There was a nuclear test on 12 February (20)13 (1+2+2+1+2=9). A recent North Korean propaganda video released on YouTube, in which the east coast of the US is consumed in a “sea of fire”, features a rocket labelled No 9.
So, it all adds up. Three generations of the Kim family seem to have been fixated on nines. In the current climate this suggests that we should all be on our guard today, Friday 5 April (5+4=9). If we make it safely to Saturday, the world is probably safe from a nuclear attack until the 14th or, perhaps, the 23rd.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 4:56:22 AM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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To: smoky415

Kim il Sung’s 101 birthday is April 14.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 4:59:06 AM PDT by AU72
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And this was posted today:

David Cameron: North Korea nuclear strike could hit UK
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3004395/posts

What does he know that we don’t?


23 posted on 04/05/2013 5:02:00 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: smoky415

Has Kim been consulting with Calypso Louie?


24 posted on 04/05/2013 5:03:46 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: nuconvert
Seems he is screaming at everybody that he is pissed and ready to do something really bad. He is preparing for missile launch. NK is trying to shut down Kaesung Industrial Park, which is a joint venture between SK and NK(actually a money pipeline to NK set up by previous pro-North gov,) making people concerned that NK could create hostage crisis. Now NK is trying to convey that the situation is "really really really bad," via Russians using this evacuation message. A lot of threats. He has not followed through any of them, though. Not yet. In a way, he opened multiple fronts. 1) Is this a well-planned psyop? 2) Or premeditated series of distraction while they are working on something else entirely? 3) Or he boxed himself into the corner and is now flailing his arms in frustration?

Whatever the real situation is, it may be too late for him to back down quietly as if nothing happened. If he does, he may become political non-entity. He has to get something out of the latest escalation of events. To show others that he braved international pressure and prevailed.

There is already a report that nationwide war emergency alert is petering out. People have to go back to work and make a living. In seriously impoverished country like N. Korea, the state does not have enough resources to keep people in bunkers and emergency stand-by indefinitely.

25 posted on 04/05/2013 5:09:01 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
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26 posted on 04/05/2013 5:11:03 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You are right.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 5:11:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I feel compelled to say we have an apologist for a president and commander in chief. If we are attacked he will probably say we deserved it for starving those poor people.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 5:12:44 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Could a microwave save your electronics during an EMP attack?
http://io9.com/5902325/could-a-microwave-save-your-electronics-during-an-emp-attack

Just saying...

Pray, people, pray.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 5:12:58 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: nuconvert

He is third generation of a culture which has used the ugly American as a scapegoat to prop up their power. They hate America to the core of their being.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 5:14:14 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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31 posted on 04/05/2013 5:16:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Good grief! Quite a read and not a little dicomforting.Hopefully some more imformed FReepers will take a look at that and share their thoughts.

From the link..."In fact, North Korea and Iran imperil the political and economic gains made by Mankind since the Enlightenment"

I can't help thinking 'I hope that's hyperbole'

32 posted on 04/05/2013 5:20:11 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Excellent article..... we do have our heads up our arses (sorry, cannot sugar-coat it)

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

33 posted on 04/05/2013 5:20:17 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: mitch5501

dicomforting.=diScomforting


34 posted on 04/05/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Westbrook
They will probably try to detonate an EMP device to put the States in darkness for a few weeks or months.

North Korea doesn't have the technology to do this. They don't have a reliable vehicle that can get here, and they can't yet put a nuclear tip on a missile anyway.

At this time there is virtually no chance your scenario could play out.

This is almost certainly just more bluster. North Korea is just trying to raise the temperature and sense of crisis, and in a few weeks they will claim the US and South Korea backed down. It's how this criminal government does internal politics.

35 posted on 04/05/2013 5:28:37 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I can’t help wondering if NK struck some sort of deal with China.

Make a big blustery show, get into a scuffle with the U.S. Worse case, you lose some soldiers - more food for the rest. Pretty darned unlikely that the U.S. is going to push things once NK decides to back off (at what point that happens is the big question). Whatever happens, there’ll probably be a huge humanitarian crisis, even if also for show.

In return, while the U.S. and the rest of the world is distracted with NK, China can absorb Taiwan without a fight.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: PastorBooks

Interesting and a bit scary too. Two things, 1 the effects of an EMP attack are not really well known. Could be terrible or not so much. 2 the article states that the NK satellite does not or did not pass over the USA but if it is in a polar orbit it will at some point in time pass over every point on Earth including the USA so I am confused about that. I do not understand why we have not hardened our grid as a precaution. An EMP attack may or may not happen but a huge solar flare will happen. The grid needs to be hardened.


37 posted on 04/05/2013 5:36:47 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Longbow1969
"North Korea doesn't have the technology to do this."

If they can put a satellite into orbit they can put a plutonium bomb into orbit. Plutonium bombs weigh a lot less the Uranium bombs.

38 posted on 04/05/2013 5:40:29 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: LibLieSlayer

norks do not have that technology and they have no way to get it over any area within the USA to detonate it.


Why do we keep insisting on underestimating our enemies capabilities, especially given our intelligence services have been caught completely by surprise so many times? We never, never learn no matter how many times we are hit over the head.


39 posted on 04/05/2013 6:02:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Westbrook

They will probably try to detonate an EMP device to put the States in darkness for a few weeks or months.


More like years. It would take the surviving population decades to crawl back into the modern world.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 6:06:02 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: jpsb

One Second After (William R. Forstchen):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765356864/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1


41 posted on 04/05/2013 6:07:53 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

42 posted on 04/05/2013 6:11:03 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: chrisser

China doesn’t need to push like that - they’ll have Taiwan “back” within twenty years, anyway. I don’t think they have any more control over the Boy King than we do. The short-term hit to their economy from a new war on the Korean peninsula would be a lot worse than the hit to our own.


43 posted on 04/05/2013 6:11:22 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The little dictator is looking at the billions we’re pouring into Afghanistan and Iraq, and wants some of what they got.

This is “The Mouse That Roared” all over again!

Hopefully it won’t turn out the same (Surrender of the US).


44 posted on 04/05/2013 6:18:55 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Longbow1969

This prof of astronautics says North Korea’s December 2012 ICBM satellite launch was more advanced than the media and US gov’t sources are saying. Watch his video starting around the 15:00 minutes mark.

“Professor of Astronautics Mike Gruntman uses principles of ASTE 520 Spacecraft Design to look at the North Korea satellite launch on December 12, 2012.”
Video: http://vimeo.com/60007637


45 posted on 04/05/2013 6:26:12 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: fivecatsandadog

Yes I have read that book. It is a good read.


46 posted on 04/05/2013 6:28:31 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Westbrook

A free opportunity to invade the mainland US on the backs of probably China and Russia.


47 posted on 04/05/2013 6:36:41 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

American response will only be attacks on missile sites and possibly some other military targets. They will be annihilated and the NK question will go away.


48 posted on 04/05/2013 6:43:45 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: chrisser

China can simply buy out Taiwan.


49 posted on 04/05/2013 6:45:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smoky415

4/16/1953 - Battle of Pork Chop Hill

4 1 6 2 0 1 3

1 + 6 + 2 = 9
13 - 4 = 9

big things happen on dates with double 9’s

Will he try to retake the hill? ‘sarc


50 posted on 04/05/2013 7:06:03 AM PDT by smoky415 (Follow the money)
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