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Old Apr 12, 2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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The most Glorious Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is going to launch a satallite

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The most insane nation in the world is going to launch a satellite, really NK? May Kim Il Sung be proud of us, discuss

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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I'm not in the least bit worried about North Korea, South Korea could defeat them on their own, and when you add in US help...
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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I know but you got to love their logic. [sarcasm intended]
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Doesn't mention what kind of satellite it is. It does sound like a missile test. Sucks to be in northern Luzon at that time, I guess.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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On Al Jazeera it said it was a meteorological satellite.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Well, the orientation seems to be right for a polar orbit. Not sure how much they need a weather satellite though.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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That is military talk for look away. Like American weather balloons.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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CNN has had several reports on this, including some where North Korea allowed international journalists into the launch site. Most of the observers note that it's unintentionally transparent that the NK's are hiding a more robust missile program; the launcher dwarfs the satellite rocket (intended for larger missiles); The fuel storage greatly exceeds the needs of this small missiles; much of the area was off-limits, etc.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 05:29 PM   #9
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'Un'intentionally transparent? They mean to blackmail everyone again the next time their crops fail, they're just setting up the groundwork.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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They launched it! My bet: everyone says "Bad Kim!' and that's it.

EDIT: Rocket failed, according to CNN.

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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Still Kims family there, youngst son being in power
but as said, it will be shot down, if it threatens South Korea or Japan

Kims dictatorshipped regime still said to wanna attack south lastly

with China reformed now, NK is the very last kommunist regime isolated

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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Still Kims family there, youngst son being in power
but as said, it will be shot down, if it threatens South Korea or Japan

Kims dictatorshipped regime still said to wanna attack south lastly

with China reformed now, NK is the very last kommunist regime isolated
What about Vietnam and Cuba?
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:37 AM   #13
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What about Vietnam and Cuba?
Vietnam is more socialist and opened-up now...

On the other hand...
Did the launch failed, I wonder?
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:41 AM   #14
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Did the launch failed, I wonder?
Yes it did.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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I wonder who's going to hang for this one.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:11 AM   #16
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I am surprised they haven't blamed western sabotage yet.

It's really no surprise at all - DPRK is technologically inferior and the "satellite launch" was a front for a ballistic missile test anyway. I just hope this blow to their prestige accelerates the internal collapse of the regime.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:14 AM   #17
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It did not get very far.


From BBC

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The available information suggests the rocket disintegrated about 90 seconds into its flight, just before first-stage separation and ignition of the second stage.

One account talked of an unusually bright flaring coming from the vehicle.

All that fits with data indicating debris fell into the Yellow Sea about 165km (103 miles) west of Seoul, well short of the impact site where the North Koreans had planned to drop the first stage on a nominal flight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17701229
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:44 AM   #18
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what if it would have fallen into south korean land, likely to treat as act of war?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17399847
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North Korea is believed to have more than 1,000 missiles of varying capabilities, including long-range missiles which could one day strike the US.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:54 AM   #19
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An accident like that wouldn't cause war. South does not want to attack the North. The North probably doesn't want war either, if for no other reason than that the generals seem to have enough power to not let the crazy guy at the top go that far. A war would be hard on the people in the South at first, but the North's army would be crushed soon after that.

The North is a long way from a missile that could hit the US.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:00 AM   #20
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In 2010 was same case. SouthKorean warship was sunk but no war broke out.

ref:http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/...62P30E20100326
South Korean navy ship sinks, North link played down
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