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    Looks like somehting could go down pretty soon here with them if they keep this up, they just launched a 6th missle test today after numerous warnings And after denouncing their treaty with South Korea, this could get ugly, keep an eye out

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  • #2
    N. Korea Test Fires Another Missile; Slams Security Counsel

    N. Korea test fires another missile; slams Security Council

    SEOUL (AP) — North Korea defiantly test-fired another short-range missile Friday and warned it would act in "self-defense" if provoked by the U.N. Security Council, which is considering tough sanctions against the communist regime for conducting a nuclear test.

    The North fired the missile from its Musudan-ni launch site on the east coast, a South Korean government official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the matter. It is the sixth short-range missile North Korea has test-fired since Monday's nuclear test.

    The official did not provide further details. But the Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified South Korean government official as saying the missile is a new type of ground-to-air missile estimated to have a range of up to 160 miles.

    click on link for more of the story...


    • #3
      Welcome back OZ! I trust you are well, good to see you back on the trail. Yeah, this Korea thing could get ugly. We have alot of "opportunist" waiting to catch the USA putting out fires so they can start another one.
      "And with a collection of minds and talent, they survived"


      • #4
        Moscow Opposes N. Korea Sanctions

        Thanks Path! Yes, feeling a bit better, though more tests on Monday..grrr..

        Moscow Opposes N. Korea Sanctions
        29 May 2009
        The Associated Press
        Russia will not object to a new UN Security Council resolution amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear test but continues to oppose sanctions, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.

        Russia does not want to see North Korea isolated, and Moscow believes that the only way to resolve the standoff is through the now-suspended six-nation negotiations, Andrei Nesterenko said.

        Russia is one of the five permanent veto-wielding members of the Security Council that are discussing possible UN sanctions and other measures.

        On Thursday, South Korean and U.S. troops raised their alert to the highest level since 2006 after North Korea renounced its truce with the allied forces and threatened to strike any ships trying to intercept its vessels.

        Nesterenko said Russia hoped that the actions of North Korea would "not be used by nations as a pretext for increasing their military potential."


        • #5
          Satellite Spots Activity at N. Korean Missile Site, Officials Say

          Satellite spots activity at North Korean missile site, officials say
          updated 1 hour, 30 minutes ago

          SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- U.S. satellite imagery has spotted "vehicle activity" at a North Korean ballistic missile site, two Defense Department officials said Friday.

          This activity is similar to that before a long-range missile launch by North Korea earlier this year.

          North Korea test-fired a short-range missile Friday off the country's east coast, a South Korean military source said. It would be the sixth such missile test since the country conducted a nuclear test Monday.

          Also Friday, North Korea upbraided the U.N. Security Council for slamming its nuclear test, calling the members of the body "hypocrites" and warning of "stronger self-defense countermeasures" as the world body considers more sanctions against the country.

          "There is a limit to our patience," the Foreign Ministry said in a combative statement.

          North Korea blasted the Security Council's condemnations of the nuclear test on Monday and the launch in April of what North Korea called a satellite but other countries called a long-range missile.

          The North Korean actions are regarded as violations of Security Council Resolution 1718. Adopted in 2006 after North Korea conducted a nuclear test, the measure imposes sanctions Pyongyang and warns it should "not conduct any further nuclear test or launch of a ballistic missile."

          click on above link for more of this story...


          • #6
            Originally posted by Diesel View Post
            Looks like somehting could go down pretty soon here with them if they keep this up, they just launched a 6th missle test today after numerous warnings And after denouncing their treaty with South Korea, this could get ugly, keep an eye out
            Welcome back, Diesel, from wherever you've been!

            All they need is 2 or 3 of them to bring a One-Second-After type of scenario.

            BO, the commie asshat, is eliminating ALL protections for this too. :eek: He won't let us hammer the bastards, or complete missle defense AND is eliminating the funding for nuke-detection in our ports. Don't we ALL feel safer with Mr. Hopeychangey in charge??!!
            "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


            • #7
              U.S. Likely Could Intercept N.K. Missile


              U.S. ‘Likely’ Could Intercept North Korean Missile (Update1)
              By Tony Capaccio

              May 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. ground-based interceptor rockets would “likely” knock out a long-range North Korean missile before it could reach the American mainland, the Pentagon’s independent testing official said today.

              “I believe we have a reasonable chance” of an intercept, Charles McQueary, director of operational test and evaluation, said in an interview as North Korea defied international condemnation of a nuclear test with another short-range missile launch.

              “I’d put it ‘likely’ -- than ‘highly likely’ -- as opposed to putting it ‘unlikely,” he said on his last day in office after almost three years as the top weapons evaluator for the Defense Department.

              McQueary’s office monitors and critiques the effectiveness of the nascent Boeing Co.-managed $35.5 billion ground-based system of what is now 28 interceptors placed since mid-2004 in silos at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

              North Korea on April 4 attempted to launch a satellite on what some analysts said was a three-stage rocket capable of carrying a warhead that might reach the U.S. The reclusive regime has launched six short-range missiles this week that, while not able to strike the U.S., have refocused attention on American defenses.

              Preparations at Site

              A defense official in Washington said there is no major movement of personnel and equipment at a North Korean site to suggest that a second long-range missile launch is imminent. The official said there is activity that points to possible preparations for a launch by August.

              “There’s been very little testing so far” of the U.S. ground-based system compared with other missile-defense platforms, such as those on ships, McQueary said. “I wish we were further along, but we are not.”

              Still, “if North Korea launched a missile or two against us, we wouldn’t sit back and say, ‘I wonder if we have enough test data in order to launch,’” McQueary said. “We would launch.”

              Multiple Shots

              In that scenario, the U.S. would likely launch multiple rockets at the incoming missile to raise the chance of an intercept, he said.

              The ground-based Midcourse Defense system is a network of interceptor rockets linked by satellites, radar and communications networks. Chicago-based Boeing is the prime contractor. Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Co. and Orbital Sciences Corp. are the top subcontractors.

              The ground-based system, counting a December test, has had eight successful intercepts in 13 attempts since 1999.

              Defense Secretary Robert Gates limited the number of interceptors that will be placed in the ground to 30 from 44 in April as part of an overhaul of defense programs. Gates said 30 is an adequate number to handle a North Korean threat.

              To contact the reporter on this story: Tony Capaccio in Washington at [email protected].

              Last Updated: May 29, 2009 17:40 EDT


              • #8
                Yes it's good to see you posting again D.
                Oz I tried to keep up with the news for you while you were gone. I'm just not as good as you are at finding stuff. lol
                China is ready to take N.K. anyday. Russia is gonna get in there too probably. Everybody wants to bomb somebody just because they can. Won't be long now.
                Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
                {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}


                • #9
                  Month of N. Korean Provocations Looms


                  Month of N.Korean Provocations Looms

                  North Korea is apparently preparing to provoke skirmishes in the West Sea and test an intercontinental ballistic missile. The naval confrontations could happen as early as Monday or Tuesday timed with the ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit, while the missile test could coincide with the June 16 Seoul-Washington summit, a government official speculated Sunday.

                  On Wednesday, the North Korean Army said it can no longer guarantee safe passage for South Korean and U.S. ships navigating in waters around the five West Sea islands claimed by both Koreas. Navigation is now banned along North Korea's entire western coast until the end of July and military communications have been curtailed to the bare minimum, apparently for fear of eavesdropping.

                  Both the first 1999 Yeongpyeong Naval Battle and a 2002 naval skirmish took place in the month of June. "The North has attracted world attention by selecting exquisite dates for its provocations," said a government security officer. Prof. Nam Joo-hong at Kyonggi University speculated that the North may provoke a naval skirmish off the west coast on or around June 6, South Korea's Memorial Day. June 15 marks the 9th anniversary of the June 15, 2000 Joint Declaration, which Pyongyang has been insisting the South must implement.

                  Intelligence agencies expect the North will fire an ICBM in about two weeks. The Seoul-Washington summit is scheduled for June 16, and strong UN Security Council sanctions against the North over its nuclear test last week are to be outlined by that time.

                  The North in an April 29 statement denouncing Security Council sanctions over its long-range rocket launch earlier in the month warned it would carry out a nuclear test, fire an ICBM and restart a uranium enrichment program. With the nuclear test done, the next order of business is the missile test to show the improved capability of a delivery device for a nuclear warhead, said Baek Seung-joo of the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses.

                  It remains to be seen whether it will impress. The long-range rocket North Korea fired in April flew 3,200 km, but only missiles with a range of over 5,500 km are classified as ICBMs. The distance between North Korea and the easternmost U.S. territory of Hawaii is some 7,300 km. "There are no signs that the Obama administration, which is still in its initial months, will back down in the face of North Korean provocations," a government official said. "Chances are that the North will step up provocations in June in an attempt to turn the situation around and reinforce the regime's hold."

                  [email protected] / Jun. 01, 2009 10:45 KST


                  • #10
                    You all saw that they are erecting what looks like an ICBM, right? THAT is the key to an EMP attack on us.

                    Skyowl is putting stuff into galvanized cans as we speak.
                    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


                    • #11
                      This is just a FYI, on EMP and why you need to be ready just in case.

                      What is EMP?
                      According to the Institute for Telecommunications Sciences, Electromagnetic Pulse is:

                      "1. The electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear explosion caused by Compton-recoil electrons and photoelectrons from photons scattered in the materials of the nuclear device or in a surrounding medium.
                      The resulting electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. May also be caused by non-nuclear means;

                      2. A broadband, high-intensity, short-duration burst of electromagnetic energy. Note: In the case of a nuclear detonation, the electromagnetic pulse consists of a continuous frequency spectrum. Most of the energy is distributed throughout the lower frequencies between 3 Hz and 30 kHz."

                      In plain language, it is an electromagnetic "shock wave" that is released from nuclear detonations that can seriously damage any electrical components in its path. EMP can travel either through air or through conductive pathways such as electrical or phone lines. It can affect electronic equipment regardless of whether the equipment is switched on or off.
                      "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
                      -Ben Franklin


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by coxmw View Post
                        In plain language, it is an electromagnetic "shock wave" that is released from nuclear detonations that can seriously damage any electrical components in its path. EMP can travel either through air or through conductive pathways such as electrical or phone lines. It can affect electronic equipment regardless of whether the equipment is switched on or off.
                        Don't forget that the most effective range for this type of nuclear attack is ABOVE the atmosphere. That's why North Korea with ICBMs is alarming. They only need a few. No radiation damage, no blast damage. Just a bunch spoiled lazy Americans suddenly without power or means to transport most food.
                        "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012


                        • #13
                          Though an EMP probably won't knock out the entire country, it would start a chain of events that would...The north central grid is connected to the southern grid and the southern grid is connected to the mid west grid etc...once the grid anywhere goes, you have no gas. No gas means no transportation for food and meds...then you get riots and such.
                          It will be a disaster. Unfortunetely, it will also enable the government to step up and declare martial law, which will put us in a major revolt.:eek:
                          NOT pretty.


                          • #14
                            DPRK Naval Boat Returns Home After Crossing Western Sea Border


                            DPRK naval boat returns home after crossing western sea border against S Korea

                            SEOUL, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean joint forces said Thursday a patrol boat of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) intruded the S. Korean side of the West Sea, and retreated after nearly an hour, following warning signals of a S. Korea's high-speed vessel, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

                            The boat, crossing the border at around local time 2:47 p.m. (0547 GMT), headed back to its territory at 3:38 p.m. (0638 GMT) as a South Korean naval vessel sounded warning signals, a Joint Chief of Staff official was quoted as saying by Yonhap in Seoul.

                            The Korean Peninsula has been amid heightened tension as the DPRK warned last week against the safety of South Korean vessels operating near South Korea's Northern Limit Line (NLL) located in the West Sea.

                            The DPRK has been claiming that the NLL, originally set by a U.S. commander at the end of the Korean War, should be drawn further south.


                            • #15
                              My husband, son and I are going to do practice drills with no power or conveniences for a weekend and see what we might be forgetting to address in our plan.