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Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

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the Telegraph UK

The Japanese government has ordered its military to shoot down the missile that is expected to be launched by North Korea as early as Monday.

The order to destroy the missile should any part of it threaten to fall onto Japanese territory was issued after a meeting of the Security Council of Japan met and was informed that North Korea has begun filling a fuel tank alongside the launch pad at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in preparation for the launch.

Japan has already deployed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile batteries in Tokyo, as well as in Okinawa and at locations along the northern and western coasts facing the Korean Peninsula.

Three Japanese destroyers equipped with the advanced Aegis detect-and-destroy weapons system have been deployed in the Sea of Japan. The US has also stationed warships in the area to monitor the launch.

New satellite images released on Friday indicate that snow may have slowed the preparations, but Pyongyang shouuld still be ready for liftoff starting on Monday.

Pyongyang claims the launch is an attempt to put an earth-observation satellite into orbit. But analysts and foreign governments share the belief that the it is part of North Korea’s development of long-range missiles.

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  1. Moe tom

    December 8th, 2012

    GO JAPAN GO!.Become the next world superpower.

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  2. Moe tom

    December 8th, 2012

    U.S. Commander in Japan, Gen Salvatore Angelella said “This is a very dangerous situation and we do not support those actions by North Korea.”
    Gen. Sal. to be relieved of duty, 3. 2. 1.

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  3. Nutjob

    December 8th, 2012

    The only good thing that’ll happen is, a whole new round of rocket scientist will be executed for failing the dictator and the country, putting in place a new round of inexperienced rocket scientist with no experience for the next failed launch.

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  4. cfm990

    December 8th, 2012

    Would anyone really miss NK, if we obliterated it?
    Seriously. A quick ending, compared to the agony of starvation.

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 8th, 2012

    So, North Korea is spending zillions on trying to fire a missile, but spending nothing on trying to turn on the lights.

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  6. Xavier

    December 8th, 2012

    I know it’s useless to speculate about what might have been.

    But damn, if MacArthur and Patton had been allowed free rein…

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    December 8th, 2012

    I’ve wondered that too, @Xavier.

    p.s. Nice new avatar (although I miss the kitty).
    Which states are represented by the five stars? The most IN distress, or the most PROTESTING the distress?

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  8. Xavier

    December 8th, 2012

    @MaryfromMarin

    Well I’ve been wondering about that too. All I’m sure of is one is Texas.

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  9. Moe tom

    December 8th, 2012

    Xavier. I’ve been mailing my letters, bills, etc. wih upsidedown American stamps since Nov. 7, 2012. I hope it catches on.

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  10. Moe tom

    December 8th, 2012

    Mary form M. I think Xavier is showing the 13 original colonies, and,sorry, Texas ain’t one. But, sorry again, New York is. Turn those stamps upsidedown.

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  11. MaryfromMarin

    December 8th, 2012

    @Xavier–

    No fair switching avatars on me. Makes my questions appear inapplicable.

    @Moe Tom–

    My flag stamps are going on upside down, too. Thank you for the suggestion a while ago!

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  12. J Frank Parnell

    December 8th, 2012

    Wait, so the Japs don’t want to get Pearl Harbored?

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  13. Xavier

    December 8th, 2012

    @MaryfromMarin

    Yeah, sorry about that. That 5 star thing bugged me too. And btw I was raised in Capitol of Old Virginy which was of course one of the original 13.

    @Moe tom – that comment you made about asking the post office for upside down flag stamps is what reminded me. I found upside down flags at Frogman’s.

    http://www.thedissidentfrogman.com/blog

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  14. Sicktoy

    December 8th, 2012

    @Stranded – I had just looked at the NASA pictures of the earth at night yesterday – and yep – over North Korea is a big black nothing….seems kind of obvious something is very wrong.

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  15. Bad Brad

    December 8th, 2012

    Standard Missie block 11. Build parts for that program. Nothing in the air stands a chance. That’s what the NIPS are using. We sold it to them.

    Iron dome looks freaken stupid compared to this. It’s that damn good.

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  16. MaryfromMarin

    December 9th, 2012

    @Xavier–

    If you’re going to keep switching flags, don’t forget my favorite: the Gadsden flag. Or George Washington’s “An Appeal to Heaven”. And post those particular ones right side up.

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  17. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

     
  18. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

    Did a bunch on this one too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KaGao37jmA
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  19. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

    Prototyped all this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhlqr9pYhig
    /

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  20. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

    Fuckers don’t do biz with me anymore because two of their little pussy engineers tried to extort money out of us. We reported it. 2 years with the FBI running wire taps out of my shop to get the bad guys, Raytheon eventually dropped us like a hot rock. Last time I do that. I’ll just walk away from the business if it ever happens again.

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  21. Bad Brad

    December 9th, 2012

    That’s why I drink to much. I’ll quit tomorrow again.

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  22. Mary Christmas

    December 11th, 2012

    Please all of you are delusional, but I guess you get an A for wishful thinking

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