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Old 25th August 2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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North Korea Launches a Missile

BREAKING: North Korea's missile went down in the Sea of Japan after flying about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

How serious is this incident?
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Old 25th August 2017, 03:41 PM   #2
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BREAKING: North Korea's missile went down in the Sea of Japan after flying about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

How serious is this incident?
I'm taking my cues from you. What do you think?

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Likely to cause a retaliatory Twitter strike.
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Old 25th August 2017, 03:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
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It is worrying with Fat Boy versus the Orange One. Japan must be nervous.
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Old 25th August 2017, 03:47 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
BREAKING: North Korea's missile went down in the Sea of Japan after flying about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

How serious is this incident?
Depends. It is one of NK short range missiles,which we know they have had for years. It is more of a middle finger to Trump then anything else.
With a normal President, the reaction would be a warning since this test does no upset the status quo,but with somebody as thin skinned as Donnie...
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Originally Posted by Sideroxylon View Post
Likely to cause a retaliatory Twitter strike.
Ohhh! I approve.

Seriously though, we know NK has various missiles and the KIC (Kid in charge) likes fireworks. For all we know, he may be telling his subjects that every time they fire one off it's a nuke hitting one of his enemies.
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And would bet that this happened just when Hurrican Harvey is coming down on Texas is NOT a coincidence.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
And would bet that this happened just when Hurrican Harvey is coming down on Texas is NOT a coincidence.
And on his day off too.
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Old 25th August 2017, 03:56 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
And would bet that this happened just when Hurrican Harvey is coming down on Texas is NOT a coincidence.
Harvey due to hit land in an hour.

The Dear One is trying to provoke Trump.

Goodness knows how he'll react.
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Old 25th August 2017, 04:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Harvey due to hit land in an hour.

The Dear One is trying to provoke Trump.

Goodness knows how he'll react.
We didn't go to war with them over the tree trimming* and we won't be going to war now.


* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_murder_incident
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Originally Posted by BStrong View Post
We didn't go to war with them over the tree trimming* and we won't be going to war now.


* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_murder_incident
Until one of these missiles malfunctions and actually hits something, the biggest risk is that NK's missiles just aren't very reliable.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
BREAKING: North Korea's missile went down in the Sea of Japan after flying about 250 kilometers (155 miles).

How serious is this incident?
OMFG! OMFG!
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I think NK should name their missiles in order like we do our hurricanes. At least then we could tell where the hell we are.
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The only thing the scares me more than the fact that Sarah Palin might have got her hands on The Football is the fact that Trump actually does (metaphorically speaking) have his hands on it.
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Until one of these missiles malfunctions and actually hits something, the biggest risk is that NK's missiles just aren't very reliable.
QFT.

IIRC, all of them are variations on the original combloc SCUD, which wasn't a precision weapon even when manufactured by he Soviets - it's no tack driver.
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
Harvey due to hit land in an hour.

The Dear One is trying to provoke Trump.

Goodness knows how he'll react.
Hopefully he will die and **** his pants. Orrrrrrrr, **** his pants and die!!!!!!
Either is perfectly acceptable - and so much the better if the little N. Korean butt-boy drops dead too!!!!!
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"How serious is this incident ? "

Well, when Kim Jong un states - in advance - where his missiles will land when he tests them, then - and only then - will I consider his missile tests as anything serous.
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They actually launched three missiles. This was the only one to go anywhere. The last one apparently blew up shortly after launch, I.e. Over NK.

It's a bit like watching your dumb neighbourhood kid playing with firecrackers. Mostly he will manage to throw them a few feet away before they go off. But sometimes he manages to throw them near someone's house, or drop them in his own pocket. Mostly harmless but you gotta keep an eye on him just in case.
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North Korea isn't like a kid playing with firecrackers at all. What a terrible analogy.

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He's doing this so much it's losing impact (no pun intended). He needs to update his shtick. He sort of blew it when he threatened Guam and backed down.
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Likely to cause a retaliatory Twitter strike.
Lol
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QFT.

IIRC, all of them are variations on the original combloc SCUD, which wasn't a precision weapon even when manufactured by he Soviets - it's no tack driver.
Yeah. Sort of like driving a nail with a shotgun.
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Crumbs. There's a missile from North Korea headed for North Japan.

Update: It's missed!
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Crumbs. There's a missile from North Korea headed for North Japan.

Update: It's missed!
What are you talking about? It seems like you're not very clear on how missiles work.
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The news here is reporting an alert for Hokkaido and northern prefectures in Honshu. Slight chance of precipitation of missiles.
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If it's going over Japan, it may be headed for Guam.
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What are you talking about? It seems like you're not very clear on how missiles work.
Nor are the North Koreans, as it has broken up into three pieces into the sea South of Hokkaido (_sp?).
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If it's going over Japan, it may be headed for Guam.
No, I doubt it. The northern prefectures of Japan would not be directly on a flight path to Guam as far as I understand it.
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If it's going over Japan, it may be headed for Guam.
No, it headed North East over North Japan. Guam is to the South East, quite some distance away.

However, there is - or was - a US naval ship in the North area between Japan and N Korea.
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BBC News reporting South Korea as saying it has landed in the sea. Broke into three pieces off coast of Hokkaido
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If that is correct then it was going opposite way from Guam.
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Not the first time a missile overflew Japan:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/19.../01/northkorea
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Nor are the North Koreans, as it has broken up into three pieces into the sea South of Hokkaido (_sp?).
Seems like the North Koreans understand them well enough to show off, without actually hitting anyone and starting a war.
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I dont understand why Kim Jong would be dumb enough to hit anywhere of significance.
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According to the graphics on the news here - on pretty much all the channels - the missile landed East of Hokkaido after flying across Japan, mostly in the channel between Hokkaido and Aomori.

There are some graphics showing the relative ranges of the different missiles that North Korea have - Scuds, Rodong, Musudan - and it seems this one is about the range of a Rodong, but I do not know if they have confirmed which one it is yet.
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Oh wait, I misunderstood. Looks like the missile came down 1180 km East of Hokkaido, which means that it far exceeds the range of a Rodong. It is probably a Musudan, which is also known as a Hwasong.
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Crumbs. There's a missile from North Korea headed for North Japan.

Update: It's missed!
You really think they meant it to hit?
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You really think they meant it to hit?
That's the worry about inaccurate missiles. They might hit by mistake. It's extremely reckless to fly a missile through a country's airspace without knowing if it is clear. Apparently earlier this month, when North Korea fired their last volley, an Air France plane was ten minutes away from the missile.
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Originally Posted by Argumemnon View Post
You really think they meant it to hit?
Who knows? For fifteen minutes Japanese citizens were in great fear with sirens going off and being told via urgent TV and text messages to hunker down in a sturdy basement in a sturdy building.

Fact is, it was probably too high for the Japanese to shoot down, and some say it would be impossible to shoot these down anyway. If so, North Korea now knows Japan has no defence.

Obviously the Dear One is a maniac and is trying to provoke the USA (what if it had gone in the direction of Guam?) and Japan, knowing it is protected by Russia and China.
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