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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:52 PM
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North Korea conducts nuke test
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean government officials said North Korea performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test Monday, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.

South Korean officials could not immediately confirm the report.

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun convened an urgent meeting of security advisers over the issue, Yonhap reported.

The North said last week it would conduct a nuclear test as part of its deterrent against a possible U.S. invasion.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_re_as/koreas_...
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:53 PM
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1. Well, there goes 06
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 09:54 PM by Singular73
Was nice believing for a while.
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:00 PM
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6. Don't give up hope.
It's not as though Iraq is a paradise and bushco* is responsible for that.

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BluePatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:08 PM
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13. I don't know
...I think more people will see this as a massive US fuckup than a "lets be afraid and vote Republican" thing...esp. riding so close on the heels of Foley.
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:55 PM
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2. Watch as all the talking heads
That have been outraged over Foleygate turn back into the Shrubco whores they were before :eyes:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:57 PM
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3. So it have been confirmed that NK detonated a nuclear bomb?
nt
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:58 PM
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4. According to South Korea. I haven't heard any independent confirmation
This is very, very bad.

Anyone ready fro M*A*S*H part Deux -- This time w/ Halliburton...lets call it C*A*S*H
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:10 PM
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14. Don't forget about China.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:59 PM
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5. Rove promised an October Surprise
How long has HE been withholding information about this nuclear test in order to use it for political purposes? Have they put power over national security AGAIN??

(redundent questions, I know)
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:01 PM
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8. Oh come on.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:05 PM
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10. Our intelligence DIDN'T know????
And you would be okay with that? Seriously, that NK was getting ready to test a nuclear weapon and we were just oblivious to it.

Of course they knew. They did nothing because they have no diplomatic ability to stop it, so the best they can do is try to use it to scare the people and stay in power.
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spoony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:37 PM
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17. I don't have trouble believing either scenario
I could picture them suppressing the information, but I can just as easily imagine them being a day late and a dollar short on the whole deal. Especially since it was underground and not a missile sitting in the open.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:01 PM
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7. Good Grief, Rove Does NOT Control NK!
This is NOT a Rove surprise. This is a MASSIVE FAILURE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS FOR BUSHCO. This may push Foley out of the news, but it is NOT good for Chimpy or the Repubs. This is a failure of epic proportions on their part. The fucked up, big time and now NK has the bomb, definitively AND missile tech. Major, major fuck up and failure.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:04 PM
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9. Freepers already spinning this
as Clinton's fault.
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Singular73 Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:07 PM
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11. CNN analyst just stated this was Bush's fault lol
A calculation based upon how Bush reacted to Iraq vs Iran vs Pakistan, etc...

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Justice Is Comin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:07 PM
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12. This just puts more shit on the shovel.
Shows where the real security emphasis should have been all along. More bush incompetence. More voter anger yet. Just digging in a barnyard. Another reason to throw the rapesters and mafia out.

Ten to one, Foley overtakes this quickly and goes right back to majority news coverage too.
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:14 PM
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15. I'm reminded of a cartoon a few weeks following 9/11
A turban wearing Gary Condit grins from ear-to-ear, says "Allah Akhbar!"
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:20 PM
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16. Can anyone read Seismic charts??
http://aslwww.cr.usgs.gov/Seismic_Data/heli2.shtml

looks like there was a big event to my totally untrained eye...

any experts on here??
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:38 PM
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18. I call bullshit! Bullshit! BULLSHIT!
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