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North Korea Likely To Launch 'A Relatively Small Attack (shorten)
Business Insider ^ | 4/4/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll

Posted on 04/04/2013 7:52:18 PM PDT by Kartographer

The most probable outcome of all these tensions is a low-level "tactical" strike from North Korea. But don't worry, it'll be "a relatively small attack that won’t leave many people dead," Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia University professor who served as a senior analyst on North Korea at the CIA from 2001 to 2008, told Wired's Spencer Ackermann.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nkattack; nkwar; northkorea; nuclearnk; waronterror
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What I like to know is where are North Korea's subs right now?
1 posted on 04/04/2013 7:52:18 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Where is that damn sattelite? Last I heard it passes overhead tonight.

/johnny

2 posted on 04/04/2013 7:57:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That wasn’t a satellite silly that was a DHS drone that Big Sis sent to keep an eye on you.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 7:59:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

A small tactical attack, that won’t kill many people.

Well, that’s reassuring.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Kartographer
Oh crap, here they come.
5 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Kartographer

Who knows what will be the U.S. response. After all, we have idiots at Dept. State and Dept. Defense and a Communist as Commander in Chief!


6 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:54 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Kartographer

A small little attack that killed a arch duke, what did that start again?


7 posted on 04/04/2013 8:01:58 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: smoothsailing

I used to be a funny guy,
but with all the crap that has been coming down in recent times,
I just don’t laugh much anymore.

Your post gave me a chuckle, and I thank you for that.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 8:05:00 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Kartographer

9 posted on 04/04/2013 8:06:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kartographer
But don't worry, it'll be "a relatively small attack that won’t leave many people dead," Sue Mi Terry,

See, Democrats think heavily about "acceptable losses".

10 posted on 04/04/2013 8:06:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Kartographer

This latest North Korean tantrum is designed to extract more aid from the West. If Kim fails to get aid and satisfy his goons or if he actually starts a war and puts his arm chair Generals at risk, he and his wife will soon be dead.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 8:06:35 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think the new and rather hawkish South Korean leader is going to react in a “relatively small” way.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 8:06:49 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: smoothsailing

13 posted on 04/04/2013 8:07:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Kartographer

14 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwZiErJ6qIg


15 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:37 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Jonty30

Respond with Annihilation


16 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Selene

Track it using the link in this post: (many thanks Selene!)

To: molson209

“use of “cutting-edge” nuclear weapons”

ahh... KMS 3-2 will be right over the US tonight-Texas and central US

http://www.n2yo.com/?s=39026

If it drops below 300 mi altitude. It needs to be shot down.

19 posted on Wed Apr 03 2013 15:23:45 GMT-0500 (CDT) by Selene [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies | Report Abuse]


17 posted on 04/04/2013 8:08:55 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Kartographer

If they do, we should retaliate by taking out the barbed wire fences, guard towers and minefields along the DMZ so that Northerners can escape to the south. That would hurt the North Korean regime even more than would nuking their cities.


18 posted on 04/04/2013 8:09:59 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: chris37

Caption:

Look, our spies report his missiles are only THIS big!


19 posted on 04/04/2013 8:10:53 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: smoothsailing
Fat Boy gives on the spot guidance aboard the showcase vessel of the Nork fishing fleet.
20 posted on 04/04/2013 8:11:03 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Kartographer

Like being a little bit pregnant....


21 posted on 04/04/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

You’re welcome! :o)


22 posted on 04/04/2013 8:13:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: WildHighlander57

I thought she was referencing the size of Janet Napolitano’s ah um never mind :S


23 posted on 04/04/2013 8:13:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Kartographer

I remember a martial arts school which specialized in “counter-punching”. Unlike most martial arts schools that teach that “those who cross the gate (center of the ring) first usually win”, the counter-punchers would lie in wait, and just use minor feints if possible, to get their opponent to come in on them.

And then they would punch them hard enough to knock seven bells out of them.

This was also the technique used by the Germans against the French in the Franco-Prussian war, at the end of the 19th Century. Through a diplomatic trick, a rewritten, insulting telegram sent to the egotistical blowhard Emperor Napoleon III, called the “Ems dispatch”, he lost his cool and ordered a few French military units to cross into Germany and break things.

Even back then, this was “aggressive war”, and made France the “bad guy”, internationally. But little did Napoleon III realize, but most of the German army was hidden, just across the border, ready to “counter punch” as soon as the French invaded. And they did, in spades.

They barely bothered with the French invaders, but pressed on all the way to Napoleon III himself, who they deposed as the Emperor of France. The war was very short, only a couple of weeks, and then the victorious Germans went home.

Now, about Korea.

I would give even odds that “fat kid” is planning some minor attack, like the sinking of the Cheonan or the bombardment of Yeonpyeong island. However, I suspect that if and when he does so the SKor military is more than ready to do some serious hurt on the NKor, and on something(s) very important to them.

Remember that they have a lot of payback due for the attacks the North have done to them already. Especially for the sinking of the corvette Cheonan.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 8:15:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Kartographer

Obamas boyz all weeweed up yet


25 posted on 04/04/2013 8:15:59 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: chris37

26 posted on 04/04/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Rembrandt

Missing from alll of this dialogue is any concern about the response of the ROK. The North Koreans have doubled the size of their army in the past two decades with the proclaimed objective of invading South Korea and unifying it with North Korea. The North Koreans have developed nuclear weapons while South Korea is denied the right to develop nuclear weapons as a defensive countermeasure. In response to these provocations, South Korea has embarked on a programme to develop its own major air, ground, and sea weaponry to reduce its dependency upon the weapons systems of the United States and other foreign nations who can deny South Korea access and support for those weapons systems. North Korea knows Sotuh Korea is about to bolster its own defenses, so it may attempt to carry out its offensive now to avoid facing an ever stronger South Korea in the next few years. Knowing North Korea may attempt to preempt the growth of the South Korean defense establsihment and deploy more nuclear weaponry in the future, South Korea may find it more desirable to meet the North Korean threat now to avoid the threat of a growing North Korean nuclear weapons arsenal in the next few yeears.

Bottomline: North Korea may be initiating an offensive war against a South Korea who is ready to take the war to a final conclusion with the defeat and occupation of North Korea. So much for anything POS kerry may have to say about the matter.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 8:19:49 PM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: Kartographer

28 posted on 04/04/2013 8:20:28 PM PDT by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I read somewhere on FR that the thought is that satellite is too small to carry an EMP. Do we know that for sure?


29 posted on 04/04/2013 8:20:54 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: JoeProBono

Neat colors! Monet? :o)


30 posted on 04/04/2013 8:22:27 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: PastorBooks
All I know of for sure is my salvation.

Everything else is BS until proven.

/johnny

31 posted on 04/04/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

LMAO :DD


32 posted on 04/04/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: JoeProBono

33 posted on 04/04/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: JoeProBono

Ok. Now I’m ascared.


34 posted on 04/04/2013 8:29:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: smoothsailing

If she runs for president, this should run as an add the entire time on every tv channel until she stops.

That is just hilarious!


35 posted on 04/04/2013 8:33:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: WildHighlander57

Thanks for this link, WildHighlander57.


36 posted on 04/04/2013 8:36:08 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: WhiskeyX

The unfortunate thing about contemplating a conflict btwn North and South Korea is that it will not be about those two countries.

It will be a conflict btwn China and the U.S. THAT is the reason for my concerns about the idiots at the helm of State and Defense and the traitor on Pennsylvania Ave!

If it came down to a contest btwn North and South Korea, I have little doubt that the South would prevail. Absent nukes, they are better armed, better trained and about 4+ inches taller and lots of pounds heavier due to better nutrition for generations. ROK Marines are crazy bastards; I’ve seen them fight playfully in Asia - they’re nuts. Nobody messes with them.


37 posted on 04/04/2013 8:36:31 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: JRandomFreeper

There are four NorKsats in orbit as we speak.


38 posted on 04/04/2013 8:39:11 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: Jack Hydrazine

There are four NorKsats in orbit as we speak.


How many will pass over CONUS?


39 posted on 04/04/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow. She’s a wicked witch.

She’s adding names to her Enemies List right now.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 8:43:55 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise

Werr, Nolth Koleans ahl smarr peopers!


41 posted on 04/04/2013 8:48:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kartographer

2 of them were reported unaccounted for yesterday


42 posted on 04/04/2013 8:49:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: laplata

Arkanside Revival? ;)


43 posted on 04/04/2013 8:50:35 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Rembrandt

It is something to worry about, however even China may be running out of patience with the Kim dynasty. Depending on how the events unfloded, China just might set this one out. Given the choice between a nuclear armed North Korea run by the Kim dynasty with its Russian influences and a non-nuclear ROK in control of the peninsula, China just might go for the non-nuclear neighbor with no Russian ties.

Then again, there is that whole Communist solidaity issue to muddle up the problem. Given that issue, China would probably like to see an ultimate stalemate in which a Communist North Korea beholden to China survives, but without the nuclear weapons arsenal and without a Kim dynasty causing trouble.


44 posted on 04/04/2013 8:50:47 PM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
the sinking of the Cheonan or the bombardment of Yeonpyeong island.

I've not heard a plausible explanation for the non response to those war like events. Is there one? Should we expect anything different if a new attack occurs? What will obama do? Perhaps send a strong objecting letter to the North?

45 posted on 04/04/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: potlatch

For sure. She’s as evil as they get.

It’s amazing that the sheep can’t see through her. But that’s what spiritual warfare is all about.


46 posted on 04/04/2013 8:54:32 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: chris37
LOL, it needs music!

...........

Hillie and the Hand Jive

♫ I know a cat named Way Down Willie
Got a cool little chick named Rocking Hillie
He can walk and stroll and Susie Q
And do that crazy hand jive, too ♫

♫ Mama, Mama, look at uncle Joe
Doin' the hand jive with sister Mo
Grandma gave baby sister a dime
Said do that hand jive one more time ♫

♫ Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Doing that crazy hand jive ♫

♫ Doctor an' a lawyer an' an Indian chief
They all dig that crazy beat
Way Down Willie gave 'em all a treat
When he did that hand jive with his feet ♫

♫ Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive
Do that crazy hand jive ♫

...With apologies to ERIC CLAPTON

47 posted on 04/04/2013 8:55:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Kakaze

I concur —the attack will be fierce but small and limited. The people who will get hurt the most are in South Korea. They need to win a victory or two—even if it costs many soldiers to do so. Think Yom Kipper War and Sadat of Egypt. He lost war and won the peace. He got back the Sinai on the peace table.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 8:55:30 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: WildHighlander57

ping


49 posted on 04/04/2013 8:57:18 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Kakaze

“A small little attack that killed a arch duke, what did that start again?”

What is World War I?

I’ll take arrogant Kenyan presidents for 400 hundred, Alex.....


50 posted on 04/04/2013 8:57:39 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012.....Two days that will live in infamy!)
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