North Korea Fires Two Missiles

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  1. KenH

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    N. Korea reportedly launches 2 missiles ​

    By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer ​


    North Korea test-launched two missiles Wednesday that landed in the Sea of Japan, Japanese media reported. A Pentagon official said they were Scud missiles and not the the longer-range variety that has been the focus of international concern.

    - http://tinyurl.com/z8kut
     
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    They have now launched the long-range missile...
     
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    ==CNN is reporting...

    "North Korea launched at least three missiles early Wednesday -- one of them the long-range Taepodong-2 missile, according to senior State Department sources. One source said it appeared the Taepodong-2 test failed in midair."

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html

    Reuters

    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2006-07-04T211910Z_01_N04284348_RTRUKOC_0_US-KOREA-NORTH-MISSILE.xml&src=rss&rpc=22
     
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    The latest news is now that four missiles have been launched.
     
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    Now the news is that only three missiles were launched and that the long range one failed in mid-air.

    I guess it's back to the drawing board for the North Koreans.
     
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    Yep

    That old drawing board . . . how do you out run faster and better interceptors . . . I mean, how do you make better missles...

    ;)

    Who makes our interceptors? I should probably buy stock.

    ;)


     
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    PS

    Did anyone really think that this was not part of the 4th of July celebration & fireworks? We probably paid them millions for this bottle rocket.

    ;)
     
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    Uh-oh! This is not a good thing.
     
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    I read that North Korea has launched a seventh missile this morning. :(
     
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    So, Ken, what should the U.S. do, if anything?
     
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    I think they are testing us to see if we will offer them the same deal as Iran.
     
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    There isn't much to do. The North Koreans felt safe in doing this. The US is stuck with a weak president, who isn't even trusted by his own people. And he's mired the military in a no-win war in Iraq.

    They correctly inferred that Bush would protest, but do nothing.
     
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    We desparately need China to clamp down on North Korea. What else can we do? Sanctions don't work as the North Korean leader thinks nothing of allowing his people to starve to death. If we attack North Korea, they might respond with a massive conventional artillery shelling of Seoul that could kill thousands.
     
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    Ken,

    I agree with you about attacking North Korea but I think we are foolish to rely heavily on China, NK's closest ally and our major competitor for influence in the region, who themselves are both a proliferation threat and a threat to peace in the region. Ask Taiwan, over whose nation China has fired missiles of their own, and those countries in the area from whom China has seized territory.
     
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    Perhaps Russia, then?
     
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    I'm not sure I trust either one of them as they're both happy to cause us problems in that region, but I'd actually feel "better" about Russia's help than China's, but not by much.
     
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    Does any body know what is going on in N Korea?

    What gives?

    Did the rice harvest fail? Did the south do one of there 'secret attacks'?

    Is Kim sick? Cancer?
     
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    Say what you wish, but the military itself (majority of leaders) are 100% behind their Commander-n-Chief. I get tickled how people tell us how WE feel about it.
     
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    It really does not matter how the people in the military feel. Their job is to go where they are sent and do what they are ordered to do.

    It does however matter how the citizens feel, and there is a continuing disapproval of this war in general.
     

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