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Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)
Yahoo Japan Headline News (original in Japanese) from Japanese news sources ^ | 7 April 2013 | Yahoo! News Japan (original in Japanese)

Posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with PAC-3 anti missile batteries to be activated along Japan's West Coast facing North Korea in the event any missile or portions of missile head toward Japanese territory. It will be shot down if a) called for and b) possible. Link to Japanese story. (They are not going to sit around and wait until a surprise launch on Wednesday next week aimed in the area of Japan).


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicken; dprk; japan; japanmissiledefense; kimjongun; korea; md; missiles; nkorea; nkwar; northkorea; pac3; pyongyang; sdf
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A tough one to hit, but Japan will at least will be on battle readiness status against North Korea, which is good and North Korea (especially Fat Boy Lil Kim, mini-Chia Pet) had best know this fact clearly.
1 posted on 04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Good.


2 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:09 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ping!


3 posted on 04/07/2013 7:01:28 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: OwenKellogg
(Japan) Defense Minister Onodera announcing a few hours ago on TV that they are taking the position of shooting down a missile or missile(s) launched--this time without any warning expected--from North Korea's east coast on the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in any direction toward Japan. He has officially activate the "launch to shoot down" order ("geigeki hakai meirei") Of course US assets in the region are now heavily involved in this as well, AEGIS is being stationed, and other aspects are escalating.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 7:10:29 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I heard that news a few hours ago. I suspect Abe would want to go for it. On the other hand, could they be able to shoot it down? Do they have enough MD system in place? If not, would U.S. help out if Japan asks?

Apparently, Russians are worry about this prospect.

5 posted on 04/07/2013 7:11:03 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 think we will be in a position to shoot it down if necessary and give Japan credit for it. No matter who’s missile hits.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by Flint
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I can’t help but think that all this chest-thumping by N. Korea is covering something bigger. I don’t trust China.


7 posted on 04/07/2013 7:15:49 AM PDT by Patriot95
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To: Flint

I wish them good hunting.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 7:15:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

At least one Country is willing to shoot it down. Our Country should have set up and told Fat Boy if you fire one we will shoot it down and let Fat Boy think that one over.


9 posted on 04/07/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Flint

I can see that is a feasible course of action, if they choose to go after NK missiles.


10 posted on 04/07/2013 7:21:42 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

They issued such commands in advance of the Taepodong (Unha 2) launch and other provocations in the last year and a year or two ago (the “shoot down authorization”). They are just excelerating their announcement of it, and their preparations, it seems, and taking no chances. It is extremely academic if they can hit one, but they very well may be able to get a modified scud or Nodong on Musudan and bring it down either over the Sea between DPRK and Korea, or somewhere over Japanese land, hopefully not near a populated area. To do so I would say they would be very lucky. However, perhaps the threat alone and the issuing of it tonight on national TV if anything ups the ante and is good, I would like to see the Fat One think twice about aiming it at Japan with the prospect it could end up as good scrap metal in mid air. But it would take some mighty savvy shooting by the Japanese (or has been pointed out, US could get from an AEGIS ship perhaps and then give Japan the credit), or nobody would talk about it and of course DPRK’s telemetry would tell them our side got one of theirs in mid air and they will from now on be challenged and not allowed to send these over Japanese territory like they have done one 2 occasions now with inpunity.


11 posted on 04/07/2013 7:23:11 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Wouldn’t it be convenient for China, in the midst of a territorial dispute with Japan, if the NORKS provoked them into a war........


12 posted on 04/07/2013 7:25:22 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This is the end. Nobody’s backing down. The kid is weak, has a weak hand and I’d imagine China is negotiating furiously for an alternative that allows it to save face.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
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14 posted on 04/07/2013 7:27:24 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
In SK they talk about NK hitting some SK targets. However, shooting down NK missiles with MD interceptors can be another dramatic development. More so than NK shelling SK islands.
15 posted on 04/07/2013 7:29:40 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: AmericanInTokyo

Missile Defense is the last line of defense. I think the Korean missiles should be taken out. We aren’t talking about some Iraqi scud missile. They have threatened to use nukes. Don’t give them the chance.

It would not be an unprovoked attack since North Korea has already announced to the world they will attack the US, Japan, and South Korea. Other actions they have taken suggest an attack is possible within days.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: AmericanInTokyo
we hear you; hopefully Japan's government has far more steel in their backbone than ours (very very soft noodle/transparent).

17 posted on 04/07/2013 7:31:54 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

God Bless Japan.

*** damn North Korea.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 7:38:02 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Good news bump..maybe this action by Japan will stiffen the spines of Pres. Obama and his team.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 7:38:33 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Tai_Chung
" Missile Defense is the last line of defense. I think the Korean missiles should be taken out. We aren’t talking about some Iraqi scud missile. They have threatened to use nukes. Don’t give them the chance. "

A quote from the new and up coming movie Despicable me 2 " don't annouce your weapons before you use them ".

Stupid move by the Dork from Nork.

Then again ? that's all he has in his quiver, for he knows that with any conventional war with South Korea and the USA he is toast.

I guess with all the Saber Rattling he has to compensate for areas where he is lacking.

Go ahead punk the Dork from Nork, God has a few nice sized metorites just aimed at North Korea and Pyongyang.
20 posted on 04/07/2013 7:41:12 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: umgud

21 posted on 04/07/2013 7:43:06 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I wish Japan were allowed to man up and build up their defense and a Nuclear arsenal, that should put the scare into North Korea, China, and Russia... a strong Japan.


22 posted on 04/07/2013 7:43:07 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Vaquero
KIM GONE REALLY ILL 2 the Dork from Nork has to Saber Rattle for lacking in other areas.

What's the matter Dork from Nork ? Jin Sue from the red light district rejected you because you lack in one area ? not able to perform ?
23 posted on 04/07/2013 7:46:25 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Tai_Chung
What about the Mutual Defense agreement between China and NorKor.... We we take out their missiles and we're at war with China.
Not so if the Norks shoot first...
24 posted on 04/07/2013 7:47:11 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Of course US assets in the region are now heavily involved in this as well, AEGIS is being stationed, and other aspects are escalating.”

If this escalates obozo won’t be able to pull a Benghazi dissappearing act.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 7:53:39 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All

Are you all keeping your eye on the wrong ball?

Are you forgeting the methods Obungles uses?

HInt: Alinsky/misdirection.

What is the other hand doing?


26 posted on 04/07/2013 8:06:55 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: mac_truck

I feel we owe Japan anything they need after the horrible plant accident, as a friend. An opportunity to help and shut Fat Boy up forever, but it sickens me zero would be POSHITUS
while we’re doing it.


27 posted on 04/07/2013 8:18:10 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Vaquero
HILARIOUS!

That even made The Doctor and Rose LOL!

>

28 posted on 04/07/2013 8:19:02 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: mac_truck

“Good news bump..maybe this action by Japan will stiffen the spines of Pres. Obama and his team.”

_____

Don’t hold your breath.


29 posted on 04/07/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Per some recent threads, NK has warned Russia and UK to get their people out by April 10.

Some post that April 15 is Little Tyrant’s birthday.

On FoxNews Sunday, Chris Wallace said that Little Tyrant seems more interested in emulating his Grandfather than his Father. His Grandfather was the one who invaded SK.

The latter part of this week could be very interesting.


30 posted on 04/07/2013 8:21:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Good morning.

What is the sentiment in Japan vis a vis going nuclear?

My understanding, if they do, could have a deliverable (all platforms) warhead in 6 months. True?

5.56mm

31 posted on 04/07/2013 8:22:53 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Tai_Chung

Exactly. The NK missile silos should already be targeted and any 'movement' that gives the appearance of them being armed and ready for release should result in pre-emptive strikes.


32 posted on 04/07/2013 8:26:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Somebody has to step up, Lord knows our Prezzy won’t.


33 posted on 04/07/2013 8:27:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vaquero

LOL!


34 posted on 04/07/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Somebody has to step up, Lord knows our Prezzy won’t.


What if our brass wants to step up and zero won’t let them?
Do they get fired like the rest?

Maybe that’s why Hillary’s gone.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 8:30:09 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Bully!” I believe that I&W would be enough to launch in order to defend our allies. No missile system can launch without certain I&W. Once Japan’s sensors or ours that we pass to them, receive power up indicators, RF links being established, etc., we should have the authority to launch a strike to prohibit the NORKs from getting off the launchpad or mobile TEL.

http://defencetalks.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/musudan-new-insights-on-the-north-korean-ss-n-6-technology/


36 posted on 04/07/2013 8:34:56 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: 1010RD

Are you assuming the Kenyan will not back down?


37 posted on 04/07/2013 8:43:51 AM PDT by barney10
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To: Patriot95

I am about 60% sure it was so China and Russia could test our missile defense response. Did you see the article a couple of days ago where Russian bombers are making test runs against our missile defense sites and ships?


38 posted on 04/07/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If Japan ever goes nuclear... WATCH OUT.

My father used to tell me horror stories of a military Japan and how cruel they were to their enemies.

BTW, The Koreans (both North and South) and the Chinese have not forgotten their cruelty either.


39 posted on 04/07/2013 8:48:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: AmericanInTokyo
it's getting tricky now, please don't pull us into another war.
40 posted on 04/07/2013 8:56:24 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: UKrepublican
Wouldn’t it be convenient for China, in the midst of a territorial dispute with Japan, if the NORKS provoked them into a war........

It would be terribly INconvenient for China if the NORKS provoked Japan into declaring "We are now a nuclear power too".

41 posted on 04/07/2013 9:06:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: mac_truck

“....maybe this action by Japan will stiffen the spines of Pres. Obama and his team....”

Naaaa....not even with all the steel we send them. Remember, you can’t polish a turd.


42 posted on 04/07/2013 9:31:12 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I keep thinking how hilarious it would be if the NKors launched a missile towards Japan, that suddenly veered North to Vladivostok. I imagine that Putin would turn several different colors of ticked off.


43 posted on 04/07/2013 9:40:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Japan is not a nuclear power only because they choose not to be. I believe they have the information and the technical capability to create nuclear weapons. If the NKs launch a nuke figure Japan will probably successfully intercept it, a couple of months later several NK military installations disappear from aircraft delivered weapons.


44 posted on 04/07/2013 9:43:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Dear Tiny Kim,

Japan is one sleeping giant you do NOT want to awaken. If you launch a missile at them, they WILL demand to become a nuclear power, and I don’t think anyone could mount a logical argument to stop them. Some of us would stand on the sidelines and applaud them.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 9:45:17 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Japan will at least will be on battle readiness status against North Korea>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Which is a whole lot more than you can say about Japan's Ally, the United States of America.

Obama has been caught with his pants down, and he uis conducting a campaihn about supporting Japan, but nothing is really being done on the ground other than moving a few resources around.

46 posted on 04/07/2013 9:56:43 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: AmericanInTokyo

All BS, this just means if they fire it at Japan. We should be destroying all NK missile launches.


47 posted on 04/07/2013 9:58:16 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Will our fearless leader back Japan or will he bow down to the communists like he did to the middle-eastern-death-cult leaders?


48 posted on 04/07/2013 10:01:05 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Tai_Chung

Via POWERLINE:
Missile Defense, Then and Now

Readers of a certain age will recall the battles over missile defense that raged during the Reagan administration. Virtually all Democrats opposed all forms of missile defense, deeming the concept not only unfeasible–”like hitting a bullet with a bullet,” as though that were impossible–but destabilizing as well. John Kerry’s denunciations of missile defense were typical: “a dream based on illusion, but one which could have real and terrible consequences,” As recently as 2008, Barack Obama said that he didn’t “agree with a missile defense system” and promised to slash funding for development of such systems. He did, too.


49 posted on 04/07/2013 10:02:58 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tai_Chung

I tend to agree..Many are now concerned that there has been so many threats coming out of NK for almost a month now, how could he ever back down without becoming the brunt of the world’s jokes?

Others believe NK has built up more armaments than has been revealed and NK is becoming overly confident.

My bet is this becomes war soon, or later, but it’s going to happen.


50 posted on 04/07/2013 10:10:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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