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North Korea : missile launch breaking news


Frank Galton

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scene from the launch site

 

TSMacLiam

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Test launch no.2 - Superior model to be launched on 21\12\2012 - bring it on !!!

Mayan space project - no ??
 

TSMacLiam

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Just confirmed - North Korean Space Ship now in orbit - Fully loaded with nasty things - The end is nigh !!! Doomsday Preppers of The World Unite !!!
 

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North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles



India is scheduled to test-fire a long-range, nuclear warhead-enabled missile, capable of reaching deep into Asia or Europe, next week, a defence ministry official has told Reuters.

As an aside India is a recipient of Irish Foreign Aid - you could not make this stuff up!

North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles - Business Insider
 

tadgh78

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This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.
 

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This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.
As an ex-pat living in Seoul for over 3 years, I can tell you most South Koreans were feeling pretty safe shortly before 10am when this rocket was launched. I was in Suwon Station an hour or so later. Every TV was showing a press conference from the Defense Ministry and I'd say 5 or 6 old men were watching it. As a matter of interest, are you based in Korea? If you were, you'd have seen the complete lack of attention given to this. People weren't legging it to shelters, schools stayed open and the trains ran as normal. Just another day in South Korea.

North Korea is not going to use nuclear weapons against the south.

I wouldn't believe anything you see in the papers, with regards to North Korea, as most I have read is complete bull************************. According to some news sources, the rocket launch was done to tighten Kim Jong-un's reign in the country. Apparently the transition, one year later, is not going smoothly. How exactly does anyone know this? South Korean President Lee Myung-bak knew of Kim Jong-il's death 48 hours after he had died. Lee found out 15 mins before the rest of South Korea, despite all the intelligence. These so called "analyists" know as much about North Korea as you or I do.
 

joemac67

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This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.
Lets not forget that only one country has been '' mad enough or bad enough'' to use nuclear weapons so far and we know who that is dont we .
 

Chuck de Mawl

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This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.
You think South Korea is worried that it doesn't have its own Nukes? or the Japanese? Aren't there a $hitload of foreign troops in South Korea... and if you think there's no foreign nukes their either... just remember, they used to pretend they didn't keep nukes in Japan either, and then a plane loaded with a nuke fell off the USS Ticonderoga (which had sailed from Japan)...
 

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North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles



India is scheduled to test-fire a long-range, nuclear warhead-enabled missile, capable of reaching deep into Asia or Europe, next week, a defence ministry official has told Reuters.

As an aside India is a recipient of Irish Foreign Aid - you could not make this stuff up!

North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles - Business Insider
India is a democracy and is constantly under threat from the rogue state that is Pakistan
 

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Congrats to this independent nation who have as much right as anyone to aquire the big one. As stated already lets not forget only the US warmongers have used this weapon on innocent men,women and children. For shame.
 

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Congrats to this independent nation who have as much right as anyone to aquire the big one. As stated already lets not forget only the US warmongers have used this weapon on innocent men,women and children. For shame.
Big difference there is that the US government is a democratically elected legitimate government and fatboy in N.Korea is a despot. He has no legitimate claim to power and thus give him WMD and you have a situation that could deteriorate, rapidly.
 

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As an ex-pat living in Seoul for over 3 years, I can tell you most South Koreans were feeling pretty safe shortly before 10am when this rocket was launched. I was in Suwon Station an hour or so later. Every TV was showing a press conference from the Defense Ministry and I'd say 5 or 6 old men were watching it. As a matter of interest, are you based in Korea? If you were, you'd have seen the complete lack of attention given to this. People weren't legging it to shelters, schools stayed open and the trains ran as normal. Just another day in South Korea.

North Korea is not going to use nuclear weapons against the south.

I wouldn't believe anything you see in the papers, with regards to North Korea, as most I have read is complete bull************************. According to some news sources, the rocket launch was done to tighten Kim Jong-un's reign in the country. Apparently the transition, one year later, is not going smoothly. How exactly does anyone know this? South Korean President Lee Myung-bak knew of Kim Jong-il's death 48 hours after he had died. Lee found out 15 mins before the rest of South Korea, despite all the intelligence. These so called "analyists" know as much about North Korea as you or I do.
How does spending millions or billions on a missile program that it will likely never use whilst his people are starving achieve that?
 

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Surprised that it was a success, a big breakthrough for their missile programme.
 

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Pakistan, India, Israel, all have the bomb and the world sat back and did nothing. Now we have a fat bloke in a dodgy suit with the same capability. Welcome to the new order fat boy has nuclear bomb whilst his people are half starved. I also concur with the sentiment of not bank rolling third world countries with aid while they can squander money on nuclear programs. Crazy stuff.
 

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Pakistan, India, Israel, all have the bomb and the world sat back and did nothing. Now we have a fat bloke in a dodgy suit with the same capability. Welcome to the new order fat boy has nuclear bomb whilst his people are half starved. I also concur with the sentiment of not bank rolling third world countries with aid while they can squander money on nuclear programs. Crazy stuff.
ER not quite as new as you think. China once had a fat bloke in a dodgy suit.

Chairman Mao killed millions of his own people by forced starvation.
He gave vast amounts of food to Russia, East Germany and Hungary in exchange for weapons and help in turning China into a superpower.

India went after Nuclear weapons to deter aggression from China. Some thought that not a bad idea.

Most of the world opposed Pakistan being armed with nuclear power, by China supported it.
China still supports Pakistan with military equipment and technology.


I don't see any of the existing weapons holders using them any-time soon, it is peace via Mexican standoff.
North Korea and Iran have to potential to change that.
 
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