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Is April 15th North Korea Launch day?
Reuters ^ | 4/14/2013 | Reuters

Posted on 04/14/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT by politisite

Since April 15th (Later on today United States Time) is Kim il Sung 101st birthday, we think today would be the day for the DPRK to launch if they intend to.

New Secretary of State Kerry is in the region trying to come up with his first victory since taking office. But the DPRK is not backing down.

NORTH KOREA UNBENDING

Pyongyang, which was preparing to celebrate the birth date of state founder Kim Il-Sung on Monday, reiterated it had no intention of abandoning its atomic arms programs.

"We will expand in quantity our nuclear weapons capability, which is the treasure of a unified Korea ... that we would never barter at any price," Kim Young-nam, North Korea's titular head of state, told a gathering of officials and service personnel applauding Kim Il-Sung.

The KCNA news agency also rejected as a "cunning trick" South Korean President Park Geun-hye's suggestion last week of holding talks with the North.


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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: april15; kimjongun; korea; missile; nkorea; nkwar; northkorea
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1 posted on 04/14/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT by politisite
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To: politisite

If they do launch,I hope it’s before I put my return in the mail.


2 posted on 04/14/2013 1:04:20 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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well it is 5:07 AM
Monday, April 15, 2013
Standard Time +0900 UTC

So we will know in the next few hours...


3 posted on 04/14/2013 1:06:39 PM PDT by politisite (http://www.ironmill.com/2012/11/15/)
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Their launch day is the day that they launch.

Why their capabilities have not been absolutely destroyed and why we are playing this waiting game is beyond my ability to comprehend.


4 posted on 04/14/2013 1:16:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: politisite

They don’t need to launch anything. They’re providing the expected distraction without wasting resources.


5 posted on 04/14/2013 1:22:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: politisite

Actually, I suspect the answer is yes and no.

Yes they will launch, but the launches will be rather ineffectual, just to mark the day. I gather the last time they launched, it was with a medium range or two and a bunch of shorter range missiles.

They almost cannot launch a long range unless it goes over Japan, and Japan has been very clear that they will shoot down any missile that looks like it will go over their territory.

Importantly, Japan has a big advantage here, because missiles on the way up are a lot easier to shoot down than when they reach altitude, or are in descent.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: politisite

What happened to April 10th being launch day?


7 posted on 04/14/2013 1:47:50 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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What happened to April 10th being launch day?

We requested it moved to the 15th our wedding anniversary

8 posted on 04/14/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by bikerman (Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.)
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To: politisite

I’m going to bet it is either the 15th or the dreaded 19 April.

Anyone? Anyone?


9 posted on 04/14/2013 2:30:29 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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Is April 15th North Korea Launch day?

So all of the socialists at home and communists abroad are hitting the US on the same day? Why not? They're all in the same bed anyways.

10 posted on 04/14/2013 2:30:41 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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It’s probably the day Kerry will hand deliver a birthday check for $27 billion. Obama will get another Nobel Peace Prize for averting a world war.


11 posted on 04/14/2013 2:31:45 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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Where is the Un?
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/456840/20130414/north-korea-threat-missile-launch-birthday-kim.htm


12 posted on 04/14/2013 2:42:06 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: politisite

It would be funny, if Kim’s people were outwitted, overpowered and put in a weak position by Park’s people.


13 posted on 04/14/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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I hope they launch. Don’t care what they aim it at.

Had 8 years of the rats hammering Bush about being a warmonger. Now if the Norks launch a nuke what is the left going to do?

This will get interesting very fast.


14 posted on 04/14/2013 3:12:40 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: politisite

It’s is already after 7am over there. The next few hours should tell the tale.


15 posted on 04/14/2013 3:13:20 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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16 posted on 04/14/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: politisite

There’s the April 19th Revolution, and there are many other special dates. The question is, will North Korea continue to be China’s little lap dog and do whatever it is told?


17 posted on 04/14/2013 3:32:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: politisite

If you’re in South Korea or Japan, you have to be a little wary. After all, Hussein may have a fund raiser and leave orders not to be disturbed, then you’re on your own!


18 posted on 04/14/2013 3:33:44 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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So, where is the little fat guy. He is not at the marathon or the birthday celebration for his grandfather?


19 posted on 04/14/2013 3:45:29 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

At 8.36 a.m. in South Korea, all is quiet. They missed their dawn attack option.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 4:36:13 PM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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