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North Korea readies for missile test in the next 24 hours

RavenSEAL

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North Korea says it has begun fuelling its rocket ahead of a planned - widely criticised - launch.

Paek Chang-ho, head of the satellite control centre of the Korean Committee of Space Technology, said fuel was being injected "as we speak".

Critics fear that the launch, expected between 12-16 April, is a test of long-range missile technology.

It comes as the Worker's Party promoted new leader Kim Jong-un to "first secretary" at a rare meeting.

The party also named his late father, Kim Jong-il, as its "general secretary for eternity", state media said. Kim Jong-il died in December 2011.
Sauce

Play with fire and you get burnt...:whiste:
 

Zebo

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Worst mistake ever was firing MacArthur. tens of Millions of souls died and tortured for 60 years when they could have been like S Korea. Total war or no war its the only way.
 

senseamp

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Worst mistake ever was firing MacArthur. tens of Millions of souls died and tortured for 60 years when they could have been like S Korea. Total war or no war its the only way.
They would have been like China if MacArthur wasn't fired.
 

cave_dweller

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Image of Punggye-ri (Hamgyeongbuk-do) nuclear test site dated 1 April 2012. The yellow boxes highlight west (upper left), east (upper right), and south (lower left) tunnel entrances.


Image of Punggye-ri (Hamgyeongbuk-do) nuclear test site dated 1 April 2012. The yellow box highlights a pile of earth and sand, while the arrow in the inset indicates the possible location of a new tunnel entrance.



Pre- and post-2006 nuclear test comparative imagery of the P'unggye-yok, Kilju nuclear test site


Entrance to Underground Test Tunnel


Support Building Complex
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/dprk/kilju-punggye-yok.htm

The world is going to shit. Maybe that delusional fortune teller was right when he said the world is coming to a end in 2012
 

yllus

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I empathize for the common North Korean, but the country is only about 24 million people. Giving them occasional pay days so they don't do something unbelievably stupid seems like a far saner alternative than what a proper military campaign would cost.
 

fskimospy

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Worst mistake ever was firing MacArthur. tens of Millions of souls died and tortured for 60 years when they could have been like S Korea. Total war or no war its the only way.
MacArthur was insubordinate and incompetent after Inchon. He split his forces, left them over exposed, denied large amounts of evidence of immediate Chinese involvement, and then panicked when his forces sustained massive losses due to his mistakes and called for a massive escalation against the world's most populous country right in their backyard over a dubious strategic objective.

What exactly has North Korea done since 1953 that would have warranted the loss of (at an absolute minimum) tens of thousands of additional American lives and billions of dollars worth of equipment?

Aside from his extremely poor military judgment during the invasion of North Korea, he directly threatened civilian supremacy over the military, something far more important to America than the outcome of the Korean War.
 

ichy

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Worst mistake ever was firing MacArthur. tens of Millions of souls died and tortured for 60 years when they could have been like S Korea. Total war or no war its the only way.
Eskimospy beat me to it, but it was MacArthur's fault that the Chinese achieved as much success as they did in the first place. MacArthur's firing was a good thing because Matthew Ridgeway proved to be a far better commander (albeit much less of a self-promoter) than MacArthur ever was.
 

werepossum

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I empathize for the common North Korean, but the country is only about 24 million people. Giving them occasional pay days so they don't do something unbelievably stupid seems like a far saner alternative than what a proper military campaign would cost.
Problem is that money props up their military program so the ante is always being raised. The more money we give them, the bigger threat they build so we'll give them even more money next time.

EDIT: And I agree with Eskimospy and Ichy about McArthur. Dude had one really good campaign and a LOT of self promotion.
 

EagleKeeper

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I empathize for the common North Korean, but the country is only about 24 million people. Giving them occasional pay days so they don't do something unbelievably stupid seems like a far saner alternative than what a proper military campaign would cost.
They blow the extra payday on booze not on bills :mad:
 

davmat787

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Several news stations are reporting NK just launched, will know if successful in next 5 minutes or so.
 

davmat787

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News now reporting US officials think the rocket failed in flight after a successful launch. Waiting on confirmation.

Not a big surprise it failed. Good job NK, way to prioritize your vast resources. :rolleyes:
 

davmat787

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The Pentagon is confirming that the rocket broke up mid flight, crashing into the ocean.

lol NK, what a waste.
 

Karl Agathon

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I wouldnt be suprised in the least if NK claimed the U.S. or SK shot it down in an attempt to save embarrassment from their massive failure.
 

Balt

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News now reporting US officials think the rocket failed in flight after a successful launch. Waiting on confirmation.

Not a big surprise it failed. Good job NK, way to prioritize your vast resources. :rolleyes:
So a much-anticipated display of power just displays impotence instead. Embarrassing.
 

ichy

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What better way to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the 20th century's worst dictators than by demonstrating your own backwardness and incompetence.

I do feel bad for the engineers who worked on that thing though...
 

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