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Japan orders military to strike any new North Korea missile launches
Reuters ^ | April 4 | No Attribution

Posted on 04/04/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Korea in the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japan; korea; missiletest; nkorea; nokorea; northkorea; nuclear
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 9:06:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

A little redundant, but is that legal in international waters?


2 posted on 04/04/2014 9:07:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Too bad they could not reroute them to china.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 9:16:03 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I'm sitting here thinking, “not much will come if this.” But when the great unrest/war does come I'll think, “I knew this was coming, didn't think it would begin like this.”

You see the paradox there.

4 posted on 04/04/2014 9:19:31 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Message to Obama, this is how not to look like a giant walking p#@$y. Even though I know you hate America, I still need you to not look and act like a b%$#h.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 9:20:06 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: Viennacon

How could it be illegal, according to whose laws?


6 posted on 04/04/2014 9:20:56 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: matthew fuller

International law.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 9:25:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
International law.

ROFLOL!

8 posted on 04/04/2014 9:29:31 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Viennacon

Would that be enforced by the UN, or exactly who?


9 posted on 04/04/2014 9:30:43 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: matthew fuller

We are still obeying laws?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 9:33:41 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: matthew fuller

Yes, I know it is unenforceable. I was just wondering if, in theory, it was legal or not.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 9:39:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nuconvert; txhurl; KC_Lion; GeronL; SevenofNine

Ping.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 9:42:07 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Japan has had enough of the Fat Boy's antics.

Your move, Fat Boy.

13 posted on 04/04/2014 9:45:24 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why would any Asian nation in their right minds go about antagonizing the Japanese, considering the long history of Japan completely conquering the crap out of all of East Asia on one fell swoop.

I’ve heard the humorous adage “Never Fight A Land War In Asia” repeated, but that rule of warfare doesn’t apply to Japan.

The USA finally defeated the Japanese, but we did it yard by blood-soaked yard with flamethrowers at a terrible cost in human lives and ultimately had to produce an appallingly expensive secret weapon to vaporize their cities and end the war rather than launching an attack on the Japanese homeland. As a result of inventing this terrible weapon our world has never been the same since.

God’s sakes, Asia. Stop poking at the Japanese. They’re at least 300 years into the future compared to the rest of you twits. Every Asian attempt to conquer Japan has failed miserably, yet Japan has enslaved all of Asia three or four times already with little more than steely determination and sharp knives.

If Buddha wanted you to defeat Japan, he’d have blessed you dumbasses with a miracle. Knock it off already and get over it.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 9:48:09 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: JPG

Now that everybody else has the same haircut, it may be harder to keep tabs on him, other than that he is the one giving his relatives grief.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 9:48:59 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: JPG; All
‘Japan has had enough of the Fat Boy's antics.’

To bad we won't give them another ‘Fat Boy’ to drop on Fat Boy with the following message. That's not an A-bomb, this is an A-bomb.’

(Reference Avery Brooks in Spencer For Hire.)

16 posted on 04/04/2014 9:52:59 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Viennacon
Yes, I know it is unenforceable. I was just wondering if, in theory, it was legal or not.

If it is unenforceable, then for all intents and purposes, it is legal.

A law that is not capable of being enforced is not a law. It is a joke.

17 posted on 04/04/2014 9:57:11 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: robowombat
Pyongyang 'after'.
18 posted on 04/04/2014 10:04:40 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Bump


19 posted on 04/04/2014 10:06:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is the better way to do it. To do it correctly.

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“Japan Eyes Cruise Missiles to Attack N.Korea
Feb. 22, 2014

Tokyo is eyeing the development of cruise missiles to launch pre-emptive strikes on North Korean missile bases, the Sankei Shimbun reported Wednesday.

The daily said the Japanese government is likely to put a clause paving the way for such missiles into a revised 10-year defense plan at the end of this year.

Takeshi Iwaya, a lawmaker who heads a security committee in the ruling Democratic Liberal Party, told party members Tuesday, “Japan relies on the U.S. for the capability to hit enemy bases. Whether Japan can acquire part of that capability will be a major point in the defense plan.”

Earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the Diet that Japan needs to “consider acquiring the means to hit enemy bases in accordance with the changing international political situation.”

At present, Japan’s pacifist postwar Constitution prohibits it from acquiring pre-emptive attack weapons. In 2004, Tokyo considered developing a cruise missile with a range of 300 km but scrapped the plan due to mounting public concern that they would violate the non-aggression principles.

In 2009, the DLP looked at buying cruise missiles but the plan was shelved when it lost the general election.

But amid a general lurch to the right, Abe recently said striking North Korean missile bases could be considered “self defense” if there are no other ways to deal with such threats.

North Korea is estimated to have 150 to 200 Rodong missiles with a range of 1,300 km. A DLP official told the Sankei Shimbun, “There are concerns that it is not easy to deliver preemptive strikes on specific targets, since North Korea has mobile missiles, but cruise missiles could be used to attack key facilities of the regime.” -snip-

http://www.asian-defence.com/2013/02/japan-eyes-cruise-missiles-to-attack.html


20 posted on 04/04/2014 10:12:01 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: P-Marlowe

John Kerry will tell Japan that this is not acceptable!
19th century thinking in the 21st century and all that.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: matthew fuller

It looks like Japan is looking to enforce it.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 10:36:09 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Every Asian attempt to conquer Japan has failed miserably, yet Japan has enslaved all of Asia three or four times already with little more than steely determination and sharp knives.

Something additional to note here. Japan would have owned all of Asia, except for the intervention of Western powers in the 1890s and again in WWII. The Western powers interceded and stopped Japan from taking China and so Japan had to stop after Korea in the 1890s. And the U.S.A. dropped the atomic bomb on Japan one day short of the Russians launching an invasion of the Japanese homeland, holding the Russians at the 38th parallel in Korea (thereby creating the division of North Korea and South Korea). If not for the U.S.A., Japan would have owned China, and could conceivably have blunted much of Russia's abilities to expand.

This thing between Russia and Japan ain't over, the Russian's remember getting whipped by the Japanese in 1904/1905. The North Koreans, as a former vassal state of the Russians, want to antagonize the Japanese. There's no logic to it from a western point of view, but the North Koreans don't care.

23 posted on 04/04/2014 10:46:32 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: MeshugeMikey

More wars and rumors of wars. This would be a wild ride.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 11:00:01 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: JPG
Japan has had enough of the Fat Boy's antics.

And they didn't care much for Fat Man and Little Boy either.

25 posted on 04/04/2014 11:04:40 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: JPG

Crikey. We’re going to direct meteors at them?


26 posted on 04/04/2014 11:07:26 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Viennacon

Not for nothing, If your coastal radars detected incoming, do you know how far they’ll be in flight? They might drop into the sea or maybe onto your cities. JMHO


27 posted on 04/04/2014 11:08:19 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

BANZAI....!!!!!


28 posted on 04/04/2014 11:20:19 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: MeshugeMikey

About damn time somebody shot down Nork missiles. We all know obama is too much of a pansy to do it.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 12:37:41 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Young dung over there better take it seriously, the Japs rarely say anything they don't mean.

I work for a Japanese company so I have to work with these guys all the time. One thing I could tell you is that if they say it, you can usually bank on it. Most of them would rather die than look like a putz by going back on their word. They are real stringent like that. I know there is a culture split over there, but these are the old guys talking here. They don't have much of a sense of humor

30 posted on 04/05/2014 1:05:46 AM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: MeshugeMikey

On south korean news they are reporting the north is threatening to use a nuke. They are blaming bam bam.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 2:20:59 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: printhead; Viennacon

International law is a little murky in this area. Normally nations announce launches well in advance and take confidence building steps so that no one mistakes a missile test for an attack. The French launch ICBM from the Bay of Biscay into French territorial waters towards the French territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon south of New Foundland, for instance, probably the closest routine ICBM impacts to the United States.

No one thinks the French are trying to intimidate the U.S. and no one doubts the Norks are trying to intimidate the Japanese.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 4:44:51 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This could get good....but I think little Kim knows better & is done playing for now.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 5:11:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks MeshugeMikey.


34 posted on 04/05/2014 5:11:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: aposiopetic

Just target the portly ones... the Communist party members are the only guys who eat good over there, anyway.


35 posted on 04/05/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT by Kodos the Executioner (.. the revolution is successful, but survival depends upon drastic measures..")
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To: MeshugeMikey; Fred Nerks

A Rodong will get you a Boomerang-dong!

And they will up it to a didjereedoo-dong?


36 posted on 04/05/2014 5:16:02 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Viennacon

Firing missiles unannounced into international waters endangers shipping ans is a danger to mariners


37 posted on 04/05/2014 5:17:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Red Steel

bttt


38 posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Candor7

ah yes the infamous “didjereedoo-dong?

f the Australians get involved all bets are off!’’they might just TIe the [North Koreans]” Kangaroo Down”


39 posted on 04/05/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: nuconvert

Kim say Nroth Korea not to be tlifed with!!


40 posted on 04/05/2014 7:04:10 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: driftdiver

for at least thiry years....I remember the north koreans...rattling their rusty sabers every few months delcaring that they were not to be trifled with..

does kim think anything he says is taken all that seriously?


41 posted on 04/05/2014 7:06:23 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: FunkyZero

I’ve ordered the popcorn...and will cut out a block of time to watch the Japanese TAKE OUT north korea.

Thank you.


42 posted on 04/05/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: rfreedom4u
Obie "thinks" he has bigger fish to fry.

Golf

Basketball

Reggie Love

Lavish Vacations

Campaign FUND RAISERS

Photo Ops...Photo Ops Photo Ops

and then theres the new "health care" wrinkle




43 posted on 04/05/2014 7:10:52 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: njslim

Somebody in north korea had best muzzle lil Kim Jong Un Hinged before he gets his goofy keystone cops hat blown off.

Maybe if we tell em ELVIS would never behave like this..he’ll chill out?


44 posted on 04/05/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Red Steel

Thank you.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: JPG

Ive never psersonally met a personality type like lil kimmy..but I have seen them going through their bizarre reactionary acting out.

Time to tame this two bit elvis impersonator before he hurts somebody


46 posted on 04/05/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TheArizona

barrys pre engaged....that is he’s still obsessing over his BRACKETS...not to mention making plans for the next few million dollar campaign parties


47 posted on 04/05/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: demshateGod

Its seems that the world wars began with seemingly small incidents yes.


48 posted on 04/05/2014 7:20:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Viennacon

how dare we question the RIGHTNESS of action by supreme leader lil kim boy un


49 posted on 04/05/2014 7:22:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: matthew fuller

Weapons passing through Sovereign Air space without permission. Illegal.

Can also be construed as an Act of War.


50 posted on 04/05/2014 8:19:12 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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