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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:40 AM

Isolated North Korea says its rockets can hit U.S. mainland

Source: Reuters

Isolated North Korea has rockets that can hit the U.S. mainland, it said on Tuesday, two days after South Korea struck a deal with the United States to extend the range of its ballistic missiles.

North and South Korea have been technically at war since their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, and regional powers have for years been trying to rein in the North's nuclear weapons program.

North Korea is believed to be developing a long-range missile with a range of 6,700 km (4,160) miles) or more aimed at hitting the United States, but two recent rocket tests both failed.

Its neighbors fear the North is using rocket launches to perfect technology to build a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/09/us-korea-north-idUSBRE89802X20121009

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Reply Isolated North Korea says its rockets can hit U.S. mainland (Original post)
alp227 Oct 2012 OP
cstanleytech Oct 2012 #1
jsr Oct 2012 #2
Socal31 Oct 2012 #3
jberryhill Oct 2012 #4
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #5
Xipe Totec Oct 2012 #6
Suji to Seoul Oct 2012 #7
David__77 Oct 2012 #9
Suji to Seoul Oct 2012 #14
davidpdx Oct 2012 #12
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #8
Franker65 Oct 2012 #10
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #11
octothorpe Oct 2012 #18
davidpdx Oct 2012 #13
NickB79 Oct 2012 #15
Monk06 Oct 2012 #16
PD Turk Oct 2012 #17

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:47 AM

1. We should be scared!!! After all their rockets really do have great range

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:48 AM

2. Isolated North Korea says its FAILED rockets can hit U.S. mainland

LOL.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:53 AM

3. So far their tests have been a failure, I believe there was one earlier this year.

While we are running around in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and so on, the real threats take a back seat. The threats that teach their children from birth that the US is the enemy, have known nuclear weapons, and are trying to perfect the capability to weaponize those nukes and be able to deliver them to Anchorage or San Francisco.

I am smarter than to think the NK regime is suicidal and would try a first-strike nuke attack against the US mainland, but the funny thing about war is that it is an unpredictable lady.

There are positive signs from the new leadership in NK, but saber-rattling like this is unnecessary.

Instead of talking about REAL threats like this, Obama and the idiot will be talking about the middle east. What a distraction the ME has become. What a waste.

But carry on Americans, you won't read this article. You will instead read about Lohan's 3rd DUI and the iPhone 5.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:21 AM

4. And my farts smell like lavender

Really!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:24 AM

5. Assuming they're not lying, which they are, that's not much of a threat

If North Korea launched a warhead at the US their entire country would be gone by the time it arrived anyway. It's just chestthumping and playing to the press/public, and anyone anywhere near button-pressing authority knows that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:41 AM

6. its rockets might hit U.S. mainland - once

Before North Korea turns into a pool of radioactive glass slag.

We know it


And they know it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:14 AM

7. Just try it, Jabba the Kim. Pyongyang would be reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes

God damn, I loathe the North Korean government.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:09 AM

9. There are three million people living in Pyongyang.

People are very cavalier in conflating the North Korean people and their government.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:42 AM

14. I lived in the ROK. In Suwon

And if you read, I said "I hate the North Korean Government."

Good selective reading there.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:05 AM

12. Yep

South Korea just got permission to have longer range missiles to hit further into North Korea. Unlike North Korea's missiles these ones will actually hit a target.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:59 AM

8. He's like a mosquito in a plastic bag.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:54 AM

10. Bluff

These guys threaten war every week and make endless boasts. I say don't believe everything you read...they're just bluffing.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:30 AM

11. In fairness I think the actual back ground to that

is that the US is only four inches away on a map.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:59 PM

18. lol

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:07 AM

13. They are lying sacks of shit

North Korea couldn't hit a mosquito with their missiles.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:43 PM

15. Well, some of the debris from them might land here

After we bomb them so hard, bits of their military get launched into orbit.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

16. You will die from our super spicy Kim Chi warhead.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:57 PM

17. Wait.....what?

You mean this isn't The Onion?

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