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China Helped North Korea Target American Cities
forbes.com ^ | 4/07/2013 | Gordon G. Chang

Posted on 04/08/2013 1:07:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Today, Kim Jang-soo, South Korea’s new national security director, said North Korea may fire off a missile as soon as Wednesday. The launch will undoubtedly be a test of an intermediate-range missile, not an attack.

North Korea last week moved two missiles, which were subsequently loaded onto mobile launchers, to its east coast. Many expect the missiles, which have been subsequently moved to hidden locations, will be fired in trajectories arcing over Japan.

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The KN-08 sits on an eight-axle mobile vehicle—a transporter-erector-launcher in military lingo—that can hide and shoot, so America’s costly missile defense system is considered necessary because of the hard-to-find KN-08s. China transferred to North Korea at least six of those mobile launchers, a clear violation of Security Council sanctions.

Some media reports in South Korea and Japan state that the two missiles now on the move are KN-08s. Seoul, however, believes they are Musudans, which have a range of only 2,500 miles, and perhaps less.

Whatever is true, Washington policymakers have been reluctant to confront the implications of the Chinese effectively using the North Koreans to target U.S. cities. Beijing, by supplying the mobile launchers, substantially increased the North’s ability to attack the American homeland.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: china; dprk; missiles; mobilemissiles; musudan; nkorea; northkorea; pyongyang; sinofascism; waronterror

1 posted on 04/08/2013 1:07:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Barack obama will protect us. What a relief.

/s


3 posted on 04/08/2013 1:27:41 AM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now the SK “official” claims he misspoke. http://news.yahoo.com/skorean-official-says-misspoke-nuke-test-075821945.html


4 posted on 04/08/2013 2:58:31 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3005281/posts


5 posted on 04/08/2013 3:03:36 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

6 posted on 04/08/2013 3:51:26 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: AmericanInTokyo
World wars start like this. Maybe the belligerincy of North Korea isn’t all show, and they have the backing and technology of someone else. Some Freepers have expressed concern about this already,too
7 posted on 04/08/2013 4:41:16 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Somebody better bring back Johnny Chen and all of the Clintons’ weapon intelligence-for-campaign Chinese cash scandals in time for Her Royal Highness’s 2016 campaign.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 4:42:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Makes me wonder if China thinks the only way they’ll get their money back from the US is by taking over all our real estate (after first clearing it of people)...


9 posted on 04/08/2013 4:44:17 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I’ve always said there’s a reason America isn’t mentioned in the Bible when it comes to end times prophecy. I tend to think that something would happen to this country to make us a non-relevant issue when it all starts playing out.


10 posted on 04/08/2013 4:54:39 AM PDT by eak3
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To: BarnacleCenturion

US Cities?

Dream on. Its not as easy to do as the MSM makes it out.

The local media does this all the time here : predicts blizzards when the weather data clearly shows it cant happen (they shut down the state one day this February for nothing.)

Scary talk gets ratings and viewers $$$$$


11 posted on 04/08/2013 5:33:58 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

All you need to target a city is a guy walking around with a smart phone.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 5:44:28 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (And winter is coming.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Yep, and the Obama buttlicking media refuse to point out their hero’s UTTER FAILURE to address this problem.

Instead, the Assclown goes fundraising and golfing.

I think the kid in Korea was prepared for HIS job more than the clown in the Oval Office.

If the Gipper were still in charge, the Chinese and Koreans would be on notice that this garbage will not stand. Instead, we get lame posturing...and nothing else.

Evil regimes smell weakness even from overseas...this is Jimmy Carter’s third term.


13 posted on 04/08/2013 5:55:15 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Target the Chinese. If we get it they get it.


14 posted on 04/08/2013 6:15:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’d say what I think we should do if attacked by NKorea, but why bother with that dog we have in the White House?


15 posted on 04/08/2013 7:08:26 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: AmericanInTokyo

A thought has been rising in my mind, and I’d like somebody to tell me it’s wrong.

Could China be realizing the US is never going to pay them back - there’s not enough money in the world to pay them back as it is, and we’re still spending enough to make the proverbial drunken sailor blush - and figure that at least our land is worth something, if they can clear it of us and take it over?

The thought has been that we owe so much to China that they have to pulling for our continued existence, but I’m wondering if the impossible debt we’ve got turns that upside-down: our death and their ability to seize our land and assets is worth more to them than continuing to let us borrow what we’ll never pay back.

Somebody tell me I’m all washed up on this.


16 posted on 04/08/2013 7:30:53 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“...that can hide and shoot...”

We have some things that can hide and shoot too. They’re called submarines. They carry a number of lethal payloads that can destroy most of NOKO. If Lil’ Kimmy feels froggy, then jump. Let him launch one of his “birds”. We got lotsa more for him.


17 posted on 04/08/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The big question is, if the Norks have four or five nukes and manage to take out Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, do we respond militarily ... or send them a thank-you note?

:-)


18 posted on 04/08/2013 8:56:54 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

lets see how funny it would be if they target some place
where *your* loved one’s live...


19 posted on 04/08/2013 9:05:04 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: tanknetter

The article notes lil Kim specifically mentions Austin...


20 posted on 04/08/2013 9:35:05 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: RitchieAprile

The other downside of this is that a lot of leftist refugees would pour into the mountain states looking for socialist handouts. Better to keep them on the coast, IMHO.


21 posted on 04/08/2013 10:06:22 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: eak3

>>I’ve always said there’s a reason America isn’t mentioned in the Bible when it comes to end times prophecy.<<

Perhaps a civil war?


22 posted on 04/08/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: BarnacleCenturion
THE CLINTON-LORAL-CHINA AXIS Published: 05/26/1998


23 posted on 04/08/2013 10:13:32 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: eak3

Yep. Not a prediction, on my part, but your logic is -— logical.


24 posted on 04/08/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: butterdezillion

“make the proverbial drunken sailor blush “

How dare you? I have NEVER blushed!


25 posted on 04/08/2013 10:18:06 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And the Clinton Administration helped China target American Cities.


26 posted on 04/08/2013 11:18:29 AM PDT by sport
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To: wxgesr

lol. Not even at this regime’s spending?


27 posted on 04/08/2013 11:35:41 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: butterdezillion

Drunken Sailors don’t blush, but we do get a tad upset.

My how I have cleaned up my vocabulary after 10 years of retirement.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

I’m sure it’s been a long and illustrious career for you. ;)

By the time Obama’s done with us, we’ll be lucky to have ANY soldiers left, much less ones who feel carefree enough to spend their money getting drunk.


29 posted on 04/08/2013 12:10:42 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: butterdezillion

Makes me wonder if China thinks the only way they’ll get their money back from the US is by taking over all our real estate (after first clearing it of people)...


That’s what I’ve always thought, and once the ‘right’ Chinese take our housing over, the next lower class can take their homes, although I’m not sure what they were thinking building that luxury city of ?millions of homes sitting empty. Who will live there?


30 posted on 04/08/2013 2:01:06 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Nuclear weapons are fake. Whole military forces are fake. Other currencies are fake. Other markets are fake. Cities are fake. Other economies are fake and collapsed. It’s all fake, you know. But those robots in our largest manufacturing base? Those are real. And our world economy runs just fine on potato chip machines.

German Propaganda Archive
www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm


31 posted on 04/08/2013 2:47:19 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If we had a more aggressive missile defense system this might not be as big of a problem.

Has anyone else noticed the parallel ineffectiveness between the democrat’s policy on international disarmament and appeasement of the threats and domestic disarmament and appeasement of the Real threats?

Im starting to think the general theory of modern liberalism is to help the badguys beat you.


32 posted on 04/08/2013 4:00:42 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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Please help Finish This
FReepathon THIS Month!!

33 posted on 04/08/2013 5:06:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: butterdezillion
You are all washed up on this!

What might help you calm down, is to get a world globe, and take a really long, hard look at it.

Next, consider history.
Who was badly scarred, and still has sores to soothe and heal, and “who” is it that will eventually “get around to starting WWIII”.

Hint: Look to the shitty little countries of the EU.

34 posted on 04/08/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: txhurl; All

The Chinese aren’t worried about getting their money back. Buying the rope that they will hang us with is an old communist saying, dating back to Lenin. The end-game of the communist regimes in Russia and China has always been world domination. You guys who keep breaking this down to mere monetary concerns just don’t get what kind of people the communists are.


35 posted on 04/08/2013 7:05:16 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Quickgun

Everyone in America was terrified of a nuclear war from the 1960s through the 1980s. Of course, we never had one when you were most expecting one. Perhaps, when we are least expecting it and have long forgotten the threat.


36 posted on 04/08/2013 8:26:14 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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