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North Korea Heats Things Up
« on: August 28, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
North Korea launched a missle over Japan....

Shit would probably get real with any other president. This guy is probably just gonna flaunt his dick some more.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 05:01:03 PM »
Kim whatizname is messing with our heads.  He knows full well that we are capable of reducing his country to smoldering ash. He is also aware that we are not likely to entertain that thought in a serious way.  I suspect that we are between a rock and a hard spot with this nut case leader..... Kim I mean, not The Donald.

He has pissed off the Japanese, big time with this latest missile that flew over Japan. Cannot blame them.

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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 07:42:13 PM »
Well seeing Japan can't use their military for international means...the us either has to shit on North Korea or somehow alter Japan's constitution to allow them to fight for themselves. Assuming they could. They haven't been involved in war since WW II.
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 01:40:27 AM »
If we attack N. Korea there will be a short but horrifically devastating war.  Kim will lose, but the damage done will be appalling,

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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 02:05:35 AM »
If we attack N. Korea there will be a short but horrifically devastating war.  Kim will lose, but the damage done will be appalling,
Hmm, I wonder how China would react to such an attack just over its border - a very sensitive border for them - even on an "ally" they only want as a buffer state and is more like a liability in all other respects.

Face is more important than rationality in the East.

Later: even if China took no military action they, currently, have quite a grip on America in terms of investment and trade. If they called in all their loans, grabbed Apple etc and stopped exporting to America - wonder who would suffer the most? The American oeople have the right to demonstrate and other "democratic" things, the Chinese (so far) are forced to do as they are told. Political control in America might fail, disasterously, faster than in China.

I am not sure that even if Europe and Scandinavia joined in boycotting Chiba it would make much impression. It would not be in the best interests of Africa and S. America, continents with severe problems of their own, to side with America against China - even if they wanted to.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 02:23:03 AM »
Remember what happened in 1950.  MacArthur ignored advice and orders and kept advancing towards the Yalu river.  Suddenly a massive Chinese army appeared and joined in the fight.

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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 03:51:37 AM »
Remember what happened in 1950.  MacArthur ignored advice and orders and kept advancing towards the Yalu river.  Suddenly a massive Chinese army appeared and joined in the fight.

Hmm, but China had a far, far smaller stake and sense of reliance invested in tge rest if the world then. Starting a fighting war, even a conventional one, is not something either sude wants to contemplate I think - hence the sabre ratling on America's side and the more verbal rattles from the Chinese. A trade/economic war may be more likely IMO.

Did you know that N. Korea runs a global insurance fraud scheme?
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/23/uk-freezes-assets-of-north-korean-company-in-south-london-insurance-nuclear-weapons
http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170113/NEWS06/912311413/Insurance-fraud-pads-North-Korea-state-income
etc.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 02:55:16 AM »
El Trumpo has agreed thst S. Korea should upgrade its ballistic misdile capability:

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South Korea agrees to revise missile treaty in face of North  Korean threats]

I can see their reasoning but, well let's just raise NK's irrational paranoia level several more points, with the consequential risk of them getting their defence in first  . . .
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 04:10:47 PM »
Or at least, don't announcr it to the whole world.

Wait, that sounds familiar...
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2017, 10:33:01 PM »
North Korea: Tremor detected in sign of possible nuclear test

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A large earth tremor has been detected in North Korea, raising speculation that the country has carried out its sixth nuclear test.

US seismologists said the 6.3 magnitude quake in the north-east of the country was a "possible explosion".

It is in the area where the North has conducted previous nuclear tests.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 01:53:32 AM »
Stop press - NK has announced that it was an H-bomb, and deliverable by missile.

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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 02:29:40 AM »
Stop press - NK has announced that it was an H-bomb, and deliverable by missile.

163 cruise missile on their way to NK.
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2017, 02:49:43 AM »
Stop press - NK has announced that it was an H-bomb, and deliverable by missile.

163 cruise missile on their way to NK.

Seems NK stocking up and readying their own cruise missiles.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/07/us-spy-satellites-detect-north-korea-moving-anti-ship-cruise-missiles-to-patrol-boat.html

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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2017, 04:38:20 AM »
V1's were cruise missiles. Not rocket science  :grin:
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Re: North Korea Heats Things Up
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2017, 04:47:27 AM »
V1's were cruise missiles. Not rocket science  :grin:

I think a "cruise missile" with its GPS/terrain following/optical recognition systems is a tad more advanced than a V1 running on a compass, gyro and timer!

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North Korea's New KN19 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile: More Than Meets the Eye
http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/north-koreas-new-kn19-coastal-defense-cruise-missile-more-than-meets-the-eye/
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