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(Fox News)   Best Korea seeks to break the elusive 81 second space flight barrier   (foxnews.com) divider line 7
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2012-12-08 12:24:56 PM  
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"U.S. officials believe is aimed at showing the world its missiles can strike anywhere."

They can already do that. Unfortunately for NK, 'anywhere' is still currently random.
2012-12-08 02:12:44 PM  
1 votes:
NK will successfully launch their missile the 21st. It will land on target and detonate. The first and probably last nuclear war will have begun.


/the Mayans were right
2012-12-08 01:58:49 PM  
1 votes:

Charlie Freak: Nothing to Lose is excellent.


Thank you, I will definitely add that to my reading list.

Fear the Clam: 7480325115184371z: The world...seem to be entirely apathetic about the brutal regime of a few thousand that sees millions of people living under the unending fear of torture, execution, and constant famine that has seen millions die and entire generations left malnourished and underdeveloped while a stone's throw away lies arguably the most technologically advanced civilization and city in the world.

You mean like the Soviet Union?


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The Soviet Union was constantly discussed in American politics for decades and was the great boogeyman for a few generations of people. It was almost constantly at the forefront of political debates and discussions when the topic of world politics came up.

Best Korea seems to be continually swept under the rug by American politicians and the major media outlets (political leanings aside), unless it is to either mock their saber-rattling, or elicit fear from Americans on the topic of WMDs (which are two stances that seem to be at odds with one another, but hey advertisers need ratings). I can't remember the last time any serious discussion was had by politicians about the situation in the Korean peninsula.

I mean they have a political orgy anytime the topic of Afghanistan comes up, an isolated region of the planet where 15% of the GDP in 2011 was the result of opium production (after a decade of U.S. involvement). But they seem completely uninterested in Best Korea which is located 50km from Seoul and one of the worlds major suppliers of high-tech components and devices.

Sure the argument can be made that Afghanistan was a breeding ground for terrorists, although all that really seems to have happened is that it has been pushed into Pakistan. What was worth bombing a country of rubble and archaic infrastructure into more rubble, invading, losing 2,000 troops, and seeing the country still produce opium by the boatload after a decade of involvement? Then there's Best Korea, which if it imploded or if an escalation occurs, could threaten the worlds supply of high-tech components and devices used in everything from cell phones to medical devices.

Is there a pragmatic explanation for the continual involvement in Afghanistan? Not a single one of the 9/11 hijackers came from Afghanistan or Iraq. At least with Iraq there's the "oil" justification since every other explanation is kind of laughable, but what's the point of Afghanistan? Why bother with that when there's an actual problem that has the potential to shiat in everyone's Cheerios if ignored?
2012-12-08 12:53:48 PM  
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7480325115184371z: On a somewhat related note that would probably have come up anyway, I'm curious what the most realistic scenario is for the future of "Best Korea".

The world, particularly America, China and Russia, seem to be entirely apathetic about the brutal regime of a few thousand that sees millions of people living under the unending fear of torture, execution, and constant famine that has seen millions die and entire generations left malnourished and underdeveloped while a stone's throw away lies arguably the most technologically advanced civilization and city in the world.

How does the whole thing end? Is there a plausible non-military solution to the dilemma?

I mean it would be an undertaking like East/West Germany, but magnified tenfold. Generations of brainwashed people, millions and millions of starving people, capital investment requirements from the South that would make the German solidarity tax look like a pittance, etc.

I've been meaning to see if there's a recent book written on the topic.


All they need to do is discover oil, uranium, gold, or some rare metals used in electronics manufacturing and the liberation of the downtrodden people of North Korea will be the most important issue in the world.
2012-12-08 12:49:09 PM  
1 votes:
Did someone blink?

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2012-12-08 12:30:29 PM  
1 votes:
Nice headline. "World on edge ahead of N. Korea's pending satellite launch"....

really? the world is on edge about this?
2012-12-08 12:28:05 PM  
1 votes:
"expected to take place between Monday and Dec. 22" Author should be sent to North Korea without papers for writing that. Use compatible units when describing a range!
 
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