Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports
Reuters ^ | 2013/04/03

Posted on 04/03/2013 7:21:22 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

North Korea seen moving mid-range missile to east coast: reports

SEOUL | Wed Apr 3, 2013 9:13pm EDT

(Reuters) - North Korea has moved what appears to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Thursday, quoting multiple government sources privy to intelligence from U.S. and South Korean authorities.

It was not clear if the missile was mounted with a warhead or whether the North was planning to fire it or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alreuters; coast; east; kimjongeun; kn08musudan; korea; midrange; missile; moving; musudan; nkorea; northkorea; range; reports; seen; southkorea
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-121 next last
To: ConservativeInPA

What sort of fallout would that produce? I have friends in Seoul!


51 posted on 04/03/2013 8:30:19 PM PDT by DrGunsforHands
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: All

It’s move for move until someone blinks.


52 posted on 04/03/2013 8:32:07 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster
"Allies promise that they can provide guaranteed defense. Many are skeptical."

Koreans have good reasons to be skeptical, but there are several layers of defense against large missiles--not only one layer. You also see in the skies, that the artillery of the North would be quieted as quickly as possible.

"They all feel that they have to take the matters in their own hand, even if it is rather late. So they want SK's own nuclear deterrent."

South Korean people would be most disciplined, responsible and dependable with nuclear weapons. Our world would be a better place. I would trust you.

But TLR, free Koreans of the South have a very old and great strength. I know that strength is in you. I am very near a sensitive installation, friend. Let's look at the sky and smile. It's a great day to be free Koreans and Americans! May we become stronger and better each day than the day before.


53 posted on 04/03/2013 8:33:23 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Prince of Space
Live your life. Allow your daughter to live her life. Live each day to the fullest for yourself, for your family, and allow each member of your family the joy and love you share in each other. Be Brave in the Spirit of God. God will hold you and yours in His Hands here and in the time beyond each of our time.
54 posted on 04/03/2013 8:34:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Cringing Negativism Network

Chances are rapidly increasing that Lil Kim will get a 9mm migraine.


55 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:04 PM PDT by wrench
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: sickoflibs

In the event North Korea tries to provoke South Korea with an another artillery barrage incident, I would suggest the South Korean Government should purchase a few million Samsung DVD players with batteries and appropriate DVD videos of Sotuh Korean society and worldwide socities to be used in a DVD bombardment of North Korea. When the North Korean people learn the truth, the North Korean regime will crumble like an ice sculpture in a hot Gobi Desert summer.


56 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:35 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

Have you heard if all of the South Koreans have made it safely back across the border? I would hate to see them become hostages. It’s going to be hard to get people to go there ever again after this settles down. (one way or another)


57 posted on 04/03/2013 8:36:42 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: DrGunsforHands

It’s the waves of artillery that Seoul needs to worry about. If the Norks have what they say they have and it’s all under hardened bunkers, a nuke is probably the best option but I doubt Barry has it in him.

The nukes the Norks have will be used on military targets because they need Seoul as a bargaining chip.

My nephew’s girlfriend returned home to Korea in March so we are more than a little concerned too.


58 posted on 04/03/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

Tiger, if you do a North Korea events ping list, could you add me?

Hope all is well with you.


59 posted on 04/03/2013 8:45:18 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Colorado Doug

Here is what I always ask myself. What would Reagan do?

Hummm


60 posted on 04/03/2013 8:51:43 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

I have no hope in Obama whatsoever. Anyone on here that has read my posts knows I have no love or trust for that man or in his ability to do somehting as simple as pour piss out of a boot with instructions written on the heel.

But I do trust God. The Bible is full of instances where God has used evil men, even pagans, to accomplish is will and protect his people. If it comes to conflict with “the Best Korea”, my prayers will be for God to use Obama. God is great enough that Barack Obama can not stand in his way. Kim Jong Un can not stand in his way...and to quote Casper ten Boom, “there is no safer place than in the center of his will”.


61 posted on 04/03/2013 8:54:39 PM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

Fat Boy may yet meet Fat Man or Little Boy.


62 posted on 04/03/2013 8:55:06 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster
"NK rhetoric and threat have their own well-honed choreography. Plan, timing, execution, and climb down. He is way off this path. Things are not going right."

Thank you very much for telling us what is happening. When threats from the enemy show that he will probably do the worst, should we make the enemy as angry, hysterical and useless as possible? Should we maybe avoid allowing the enemy to be calm?


63 posted on 04/03/2013 8:56:56 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: laplata

CA isnt a total lost cause..the areas that make CA the way it is is San Francisco and Los Angeles county..the other areas are pretty darn Conservative..but since Los Angeles county is the biggest country it takes up all the Dem votes..I really doubt any missile could hit California, or San Francisco, but if it could, you bet Obama would protect it, he needs to protect his base otherwise CA might have a chance at going Red for once


64 posted on 04/03/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

Alarming to read this.....looks like someone’s going to have to show KIM-UN where the line is before long....


65 posted on 04/03/2013 8:57:35 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pepsionice

The Norks have been doing this stuff for years, and they’re actually quite good at it. Totalitarian regimes want a perpetual state of war, real or imagined, so that they can keep their populations enslaved. If they’re lucky, they’ll win concessions just for showing up to negotiate peace. This has worked for them many times in the past and is likely to win again. I think it’s very highly improbable that they want to be completely obliterated in a real nuclear slug fest. The leadership doesn’t care if the general population dies of course, but that isn’t where this is going.


66 posted on 04/03/2013 8:59:05 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Steve Newton

Here is what I always ask myself. What would Reagan do?

Hummm


Ronald Reagan would not have let it get this far out of hand.

Peace Through Strength


67 posted on 04/03/2013 9:00:44 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 60 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

You’re right. The commies always infest the big cities.

I wouldn’t trust obama to do the right thing. Half of CA could be wiped out and he wouldn’t really care.


68 posted on 04/03/2013 9:05:13 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

To: laplata

No way does 0bama let all of those dim voters, reps, and Senators from CA get blown away. If TX was threatened, it would be a different story.


69 posted on 04/03/2013 9:09:03 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

One cheap drone could take this rocket out on the pad.
THE issue is Seoul. Seoul is the hostage as well as our dependants in-theater. Pull them out immediately and the world will believe we are serious.
We are now loading Guam up with another 15,000 dependants.

Who remembers how NK and the Chinese solved their satellite problems when Cliton was in charge?


70 posted on 04/03/2013 9:12:32 PM PDT by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: newnhdad

.....”It’s move for move until someone blinks.”.....

That’s the game now...though I think Kim’s way in over his head......wonder if Pooty-put is a little more than concerned about now.


71 posted on 04/03/2013 9:16:03 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA

Funny you should mention Zero’s response (or lack thereof). According to a story I heard during my intel days, we responded to a possible NK threat much differently 20 years ago.

During the run-up to (and execution of) Operation Desert Storm, there was concern that the Norks would use the opportunity to roll south. Back in those days, we supposedly had the capability to fight to MRCs simultaneously, but it would have been tough.

Just to let the DPRK know where we stood, the U.S. asked the country that represents us in Pyongyang (Sweden, I believe) to set up a meeting between a senior U.S. official and his North Korean counterpart. One version I heard said the meeting occurred at a Swedish embassy in another Asian country; other accounts suggest it too place in Europe.

The session began with the DPRK emissary delivering his ususal propaganda blast. The U.S. official just sat there and let him finish. The American’s response was simple and direct: “as you know, we are currently engaged in the Persian Gulf region. You should not interpret this as a sign of weakness or our inability to respond to threats in Northeast Asia. If you make that mistake, you will suffer the consequences.

With that, the American official shoved a small map across the desk, depicting all of the cities, military bases and other facilities that would be targeted in a full-scale nuclear laydown on the DPRK. I was told there were literally hundreds of red target triangles on the map. The graphic showed that we were prepared to hit them with everything, from ICBMs and SLBMs, to tactical nukes.

With that the meeting ended. And North Korea was as quiet as a mouse during the first Gulf war.


72 posted on 04/03/2013 9:17:29 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Colorado Doug

As for the people at the border....last I heard the buses who were suppose to bring them back to S.Korea were stopped at the border...and why so few came across initially..... So I suspect they are still there unless Kim allowed the buses thru after all.

Very dicey situation to say the least...all around.


73 posted on 04/03/2013 9:20:23 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: wrench

Lil Kim top brass may turn on him after deciding he has lost his mind.


74 posted on 04/03/2013 9:20:30 PM PDT by Orange1998
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 55 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

Links:

North Korean Military “Has Approval” To Launch Nuclear Attacks on U.S.
http://www.nknews.org/2013/04/north-korean-military-has-approval-to-launch-nuclear-attacks-on-u-s/

N. Korea approves nuclear strike on United States
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gpuimXzka5inwGnL0c9vZsbQ54fw?docId=CNG.4eb43e27607cb9d4be6b952b88ddefeb.01&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=4ac7d

This isn’t a game... does that 28-year-old know that?


75 posted on 04/03/2013 9:27:00 PM PDT by PastorBooks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Phosgood

Who remembers how NK and the Chinese solved their satellite problems when Cliton was in charge?


Clinton sold them the guidance systems. Through Loral Corp., I think.


76 posted on 04/03/2013 9:30:02 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

Lil Kim top brass may turn on him after deciding he has lost his mind.


I hope the little punk suffers a lot before he dies.


77 posted on 04/03/2013 9:32:53 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Last Dakotan

Obama will do squat. Remember the BP spill—how many weeks did he take to do anything? I would rather have Hillary in charge.


78 posted on 04/03/2013 9:44:26 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998
Lil Kim top brass may turn on him after deciding he has lost his mind.

I'm beginning to think Lil Kim may be a figurehead, or at least being run like a puppet by the old guard.

It just makes no sense that someone in his position would begin his reign by putting his whole country at risk of annihilation.

Besides, he's more worldly than his old man was, and is much more in tune with the world outside North Korea. Seems he'd be wanting to take his country in a new direction to establish his own legacy as a leader. He's certainly old enough to have thought it all through.

I don't think the current trajectory of events is Un's idea at all.

79 posted on 04/03/2013 9:45:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: laplata

he needs the votes..after all, how many illegal aliens(Oh wait, can I still call them that Associated Press LOL) can Obama get..or how many of his hired goons can vote 10 times for him before it just doesnt work anymore


80 posted on 04/03/2013 10:05:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: Last Dakotan
Our President needs to declare - "Anything put on a pad will be wiped off the pad". Yeah, like that is going to happen.

too bad we don't have a president. The guy occupying the White House with his wookie wife and mother in law are too busy planning the sequester concert to bothered by things like national security..

81 posted on 04/03/2013 10:21:22 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Last Dakotan

obama would love to see NK use a nuke. That would raise his approval numbers through the roof and put him in the WH for life.


82 posted on 04/03/2013 10:24:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ExNewsExSpook

I’ve heard that account before too.


83 posted on 04/03/2013 10:29:30 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 72 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

China.


84 posted on 04/03/2013 10:31:05 PM PDT by Orange1998
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

......”I don’t think the current trajectory of events is Un’s idea at all”.......

He got rid of allot of the old guard...this is Kim and his new crew trying to establish his leadership as a tough kid on the block....with his aunt and uncle and their crew all on board.....

Kim knows exactly the game...he’s willingly playing his roll because if he doesn’t the whole deck of cards will fall down around him...and he knows it.

He knew exactly what he ws getting into...so no...I don’t give him a bit of slack in this....he butil a huge amuzement park for himself...and scads of other nonesense...while he knows his people are starving. There is no excuse for that.


85 posted on 04/03/2013 10:32:50 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

Cancel Election due to wartime. What a nightmare.


86 posted on 04/03/2013 10:33:29 PM PDT by Orange1998
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Orange1998

All China does is hold the leash.


87 posted on 04/03/2013 10:33:44 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 84 | View Replies]

To: PastorBooks

.......”The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out “today or tomorrow”.........

Yes, they whole entire leadership there knows exactly what they are doing...and moving forward....I still say soon they will see where the line is....this is definately not the game they thought it would be.


88 posted on 04/03/2013 10:37:09 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

It will not tip the island over. It might burn up some of the litter the locals toss out.


89 posted on 04/03/2013 11:30:06 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: sunrise_sunset

China has been trying to get the Norks to back down this time. They’ve made no public statements supporting the North, not one

A war in Korea would bankrupt China if they intervened on behalf of the Norks because the Obamanation of Desolation would immediately, AS HE SHOULD, cancel any debts the US has with China. Wouldn’t that be great?

Indeed, that is my fear that Obama would like this war because he could use it to reduce the US deficit and create jobs


90 posted on 04/03/2013 11:36:52 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: caww

Well, at least we have all our Battle Groups deployed,....oh,..wait,...that sequester thing has our entire Navy back in port, without fuel, without ammo, and waiting to save funds till Obama decides he might provide a budget and the liberals in Congress decide to cut some spending beyond about 0.2%.

So even if Korea nukes Hawaii, the west coast, Japan, and Guam, and China invaded Taiwan and Japan,...about the only thing we could do is use up our nuclear arsenal and then hope Obama doesn’t take too many more vacations and doesn’t turn DHS MRAPs on US civilians.

The way things are going, it would be easier for Obama to turn against the American people and welcome the Chinese in to our borders in exchange for allowing his Czars to remain in power for another decade.

Sortof makes you wonder why Hillary spent so much time going to Kamachatka instead of attending the last DNC or why her and Bill in their last actions in office, made visits to Vietnam and sent envoys into Mexico, with the recent ‘Zimmerman Letter’ from NK to Mexico. Interesting how so many Naval Officers and Ship Captains who happened to be around Hillary in that period have been relieved of command and other CinCs relieved. Almost as many as the numbers of nations surrounding the Arab world who have changed 30 year old regime leadership in the last 4 years.

The actions of Kim are way too transparent for them to manifest his actual intent. He simply appears to be a puppet given an opportunity to keep his military busy and is busy with an easel drawing up international attacks with the skill sets of a 2nd Lt.

IMHO, what’s going on in Korea is the moving hand, while the more important slight of hand is being made elsewhere.

What’s happening with Mexican 5th Columnists pushing a MECHA or Aztlan push along our southern borders to keep us preoccupied?

PS When things start to happen, they will happen quickly. They will likely be disparate actions which play off of public fear of armegheddon. A handful of WMD will not destroy us, but they will be played by our adversaries to promote public fear and hysteria, while other moves are advanced. They are probably already here and planted, with the publicity if events like these to be used as false flags.


91 posted on 04/04/2013 12:35:35 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 88 | View Replies]

To: Last Dakotan
If Ronald W. Reagan were alive and president, yes, this would be the policy. "We have 24 hour monitoring of you via sophisticated satellite imagery, and the moment you put an ICBM on a launch pad, this is to warn you that the launch pad will suffer the fate of cruise missiles or other weapons in the US arsenal without advance warning, as it will be taken as an act of preparing for a preemptive attack on the US or its allies."

Even Kennedy had some balls. He would long ago have announced US policy toward Asia and our allies on a prime time TV broadcast, subtitled in Korean and made sure through the UN DPRK mission that they had received a hand delivered copy of the address stating we will take them out before they have a chance to position them for offense.


92 posted on 04/04/2013 1:26:29 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Prince of Space

How about us who LIVE out here??!


93 posted on 04/04/2013 1:31:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

I don’t expect this to go truly ‘hot’ but wouldn’t be surprised if Iran tests it’s first nuclear weapon just when things are at their trickiest in the Korean peninsular.


94 posted on 04/04/2013 1:36:41 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster
The roman candle in question:


95 posted on 04/04/2013 2:08:26 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster; ntnychik; potlatch

Lord of the Fles when Jong-Un gets taken to the barbecue. . . .

96 posted on 04/04/2013 2:48:46 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AmericanInTokyo

I know, scary times for all of us. I hope the situation is defused soon.


97 posted on 04/04/2013 3:14:49 AM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 93 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster

98 posted on 04/04/2013 3:18:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConservativeInPA

By the way China has a defense pact with North Korea,if we nuke North Korea what do you think they will do during your 20 minute war?


99 posted on 04/04/2013 3:24:01 AM PDT by ballplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: TigerLikesRooster
We always want to have some time cushion so that we can plan, prepare, and steer the event toward the manageable situation.

We've had plenty of time to steer this. For at minimum a decade we've known that NK was dying. The Chinese prop them up, not because they cannot see that SK is the winning model. But, because admitting it ruins the lie they're currently living.

The plans in place, but the Red Chinese can't live with the outcome. Liberalism is contra-truth.

100 posted on 04/04/2013 3:24:19 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-121 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson