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rockdawg21 07-04-2009 02:48 PM

N. Korea Marks July 4 with Missle Barrage
 
These guys are just begging for war :fighting0008:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31728902...ws-asiapacific
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N. Korea marks July 4 with missile barrage
Pyongyang sends 'message to the U.S.' by firing 7 ballistic weapons

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, South Korea said, a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day.

The launches, which came two days after North Korea fired four short-range cruise missiles, will likely further escalate tensions in the region as the U.S. tries to muster support for tough enforcement of the U.N. resolution imposed on the communist regime for its May nuclear test.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said three missiles were fired early Saturday, a fourth around noon and three more in the afternoon. The Defense Ministry said that the missiles were ballistic and are believed to have flown more than 250 miles.

"Our military is fully ready to counter any North Korean threats and provocations based on strong South Korea-U.S. combined defense posture," the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Scuds?
South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted military officials as saying the missiles appeared to be a type of Scud missile. North Korea's Scuds are considered short-range, the South's military said.

North Korea is not allowed to fire Scuds, medium-range missiles or long-range missiles under a resolution that bans any launch using ballistic missile technology. Thursday's launches, on the other hand, did not violate the resolution as they were cruise missiles rather than ballistic, according to South Korea's Foreign Ministry.

Ballistic missiles are guided during their ascent out of the atmosphere but fall freely when they descend. Cruise missiles are fired straight at a target.

The North has a record of timing missile tests for the U.S. national day, which fell on Saturday.

"The missiles were seen as part of military exercises, but North Korea also appeared to have sent a message to the U.S. through the missile launches," a senior official in South Korea's presidential said, without elaborating.

Threats
The official told The Associated Press that North Korea could fire more missiles in coming days, but said there was little possibility it could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, as it threatened in April.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.

North Korea's state news agency carried no reports on the launches. But the North had warned ships to stay away from its east coast through July 10 for military exercises an indication it was planning launches.

The chief of U.S. Naval operations, Adm. Gary Roughead, said Saturday the American military was ready for any North Korean missile tests.

"Our ships and forces here are prepared for the tracking of the missiles and observing the activities that are going on," Roughead said after meeting Japanese military officials in Tokyo before the news of the launches.

South Korea and Japan, which are within easy range of North Korean missiles, condemned the launches as a "provocative" act that violates the U.N. resolution.

South Korea "expressed deep regret over the North's continuous behavior that escalates tensions in Northeast Asia by repeatedly defying" the resolution, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

In Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura said in a statement that the launch of missiles "is a serious act of provocation against the security of neighboring countries, including Japan, and is against the resolution of the U.N Security Council."

In Beijing, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said he had no immediate comment. China is the North's closest ally.

During the U.S. Independence Day holiday in 2006, Pyongyang fired a barrage of missiles, including a long-range Taepodong-2 that broke apart and fell into the ocean less than a minute after liftoff. Those launches also came amid tensions with the U.S. over North Korea's nuclear program.

A long-range missile launch by North Korea toward the United States would further flout the U.N. sanctions resolution punishing Pyongyang for its May 25 nuclear test. The U.S. last month said it had positioned more missile defenses around Hawaii as a precaution.

But spy satellites have apparently not detected any of the preparations that would normally precede such a launch.

The North wants to show Washington that it is not yielding to pressure, and the regime is likely to save a long-range launch for later, Kim Yong-hyun, a professor at Seoul's Dongguk University and an expert on the country, said Friday.

que 07-04-2009 05:48 PM

i say bring it on. let them fire one missile at us, we will shoot it down before it even reaches land. then we will launch 10 ICBM's to destroy their entire country forever. they will never play these games again, and then iran will be scared sh*tless of us and they will stop playing their mind games too. it's time to remind the world that we can destroy any country we want in the timespan of 1 hour. hell, if we wanted, we could even destroy the entire world in the timespan of 1 hour, leaving only america as the only country left on earth. people need to be reminded. i'm tired of everyone getting scared of little n. korea's baby games when in reality they have nothing on us.

atomdanger 07-04-2009 06:37 PM

Ok, we went to war with Iraq based on faulty intelligence.

Can we ****ing flatten these people yet?
they are literally firing missiles and running their mouths, its go time.

rockdawg21 07-04-2009 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by atomdanger
Ok, we went to war with Iraq based on faulty intelligence.

Can we ****ing flatten these people yet?
they are literally firing missiles and running their mouths, its go time.

We can't go to war. Our newly elected President believes we can sit down and talk logically with people who want to kill us. :rolleyes:

This situation reminds me of Team America World Police when Hans Blix told Kim Jong Il he'd better let him inspect his operations or else, to which KJI replied, "Or else what?" HB: "Or we will be very very angry with you, and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are!" :laugh:

logrus 07-04-2009 07:35 PM

Trust me as Obama is talking the secondary wheels are already in motion, South Korea, Japan and China are all aiming their missles at them. Not only that but we have already put in intercepting and counter messures for them.

Besides Reagan and Clinton didn't do anything and we were attacked.

Tyburn 07-05-2009 05:32 PM

Just ignore them...when you do that they go quiet.

So long as they didnt fire AT anybody they are just shyte stiring...perhaps America oughta fire afew missiles by accident from a carrier somewhere in that region and detonate them off the coast of North Korea. :wink:

and then say "ooops"

Better still...launch them into the sea from South Korea....Eight of them...

atomdanger 07-05-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockdawg21
We can't go to war. Our newly elected President believes we can sit down and talk logically with people who want to kill us. :rolleyes:

This situation reminds me of Team America World Police when Hans Blix told Kim Jong Il he'd better let him inspect his operations or else, to which KJI replied, "Or else what?" HB: "Or we will be very very angry with you, and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are!" :laugh:

To me its like a street fight,
if you're running your mouth, I can sit down and talk with you.

If you throw a punch, then you're getting your ass handed to you.

Tyburn 07-05-2009 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atomdanger
To me its like a street fight,
if you're running your mouth, I can sit down and talk with you.

If you throw a punch, then you're getting your ass handed to you.

would you beat up a person shadowboxing?

they havent thrown a punch AT you yet :laugh:

atomdanger 07-05-2009 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyburn
would you beat up a person shadowboxing?

they havent thrown a punch AT you yet :laugh:

If you get in my bubble, you're subject to assault lol

Tyburn 07-06-2009 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by atomdanger
If you get in my bubble, you're subject to assault lol

Your Bubble swings the other way. It runs from Hawaii to the Eastern Bloc of Europe.

They arent in your Bubble until they can get a missile over Russia...or A missile to Pearl.

They cant get a missile to South Korea yet. :laugh:


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