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The most Glorious Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is going to launch a satallite

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NedimNapoleon, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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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

     
  2. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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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...
     
  3. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    I know but you got to love their logic. [sarcasm intended]
     
  4. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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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.
     
  5. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    On Al Jazeera it said it was a meteorological satellite.
     
  6. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Final Threshold

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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.
     
  7. Kozmos

    Kozmos Deep State shill

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    That is military talk for look away. Like American weather balloons.
     
  8. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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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.
     
  9. Takhisis

    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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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.
     
  10. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    They launched it! My bet: everyone says "Bad Kim!' and that's it.

    EDIT: Rocket failed, according to CNN.
     
  11. MajKira

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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
     
  12. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    What about Vietnam and Cuba?
     
  13. WWTVICTOR

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    Vietnam is more socialist and opened-up now...

    On the other hand...
    Did the launch failed, I wonder?
     
  14. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Yes it did.
     
  15. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    I wonder who's going to hang for this one.
     
  16. Winner

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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.
     
  17. Silurian

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    It did not get very far.


    From BBC

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17701229
     
  18. MajKira

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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
    News from 13th of April
    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.
     
  19. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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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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