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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Movement and heavy activity reported at North Korean missile sites. Shiat just got real   (smh.com.au) divider line 468
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2013-03-29 03:54:02 AM  
This is a very serious escalation - Obama will find himself in a tricky situation: either take pre-emptive action based on a possibility that NK could have something which could damage US forces; or sit it out and deal with the consequences if it turned out he should have done something. Either way, a large (and different for each scenario) section of the public will have their own thoughts - no doubt.

Personally, I think Kim is hankering for a nukering.
 
2013-03-29 04:06:58 AM  
Meh.
 
2013-03-29 04:10:08 AM  
FTFA: "Mr Kim says the time has come to settle accounts with the United States"


326,000 American casualties of the Korean War agree.
 
2013-03-29 04:20:03 AM  
I hope this is all just a show
 
2013-03-29 04:40:27 AM  

cman: I hope this is all just a show


For the South Korean's and the average North Korean's sake.  Absolutely nobody has NK's back anymore, if they actually start a shooting war it won't last two days.
 
2013-03-29 04:41:18 AM  
Hold on to your butts.
 
2013-03-29 04:42:34 AM  
FTFA: Earlier, the United States warned the danger from North Korea was rising and that Washington was ready for "any eventuality" after flying two nuclear-capable B-2 stealth bombers over ally South Korea.
The US defied North Korean threats of retribution and took the rare step of announcing that the state-of-the-art jets flew from the US for the exercises.


Pyongyang pilates.
 
2013-03-29 04:44:29 AM  
Mr Kim directed his rocket units on standby to strike at the United States and its Pacific bases at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders.

I won't be losing any sleep tonight.

And a quick scan of the news feeds shows that nobody else seems to be very worried either. Even South Korea is not unduly alarmed, it seems.
 
2013-03-29 04:44:48 AM  
Does NK have any natural resources worth taking? What do we spend on SK versus how much they give us? Do we stand to profit financially?
 
2013-03-29 04:46:46 AM  
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2013-03-29 04:46:48 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Meh.


I am with you on this one.
 
2013-03-29 04:48:15 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: For the South Korean's and the average North Korean's sake.  Absolutely nobody has NK's back anymore, if they actually start a shooting war it won't last two days.


Strategically NK has everything to lose by escalating this to an actual shooting war.

I am more curious about what aid or food shipments they are angling for with this round of escalations.

Remember that in the past they have gone so far as to sink ships.  In 2010 they killed 46 South Koreans when they sank the ROKS Cheonan.
 
2013-03-29 04:48:34 AM  
Lil Kim so cray cray.
 
2013-03-29 04:49:20 AM  
It's just tat for the tit of the American B-2 flights.

Posturing is posturing.
 
2013-03-29 04:49:22 AM  
Whelp.
 
2013-03-29 04:49:38 AM  
Vipers and Spirits flying together makes for good photo ops, though. Le sigh. I miss Red Flag.
 
2013-03-29 04:49:58 AM  
Wake me when we start troop build ups and park carrier groups within striking range.
 
2013-03-29 04:53:50 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: cman: I hope this is all just a show

For the South Korean's and the average North Korean's sake.  Absolutely nobody has NK's back anymore, if they actually start a shooting war it won't last two days.


*sigh*
 
Skr
2013-03-29 04:56:14 AM  
Movement eh?


"Okay missiles are coming out " @HansBrix
 
2013-03-29 04:56:56 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-29 04:58:18 AM  
None of this sh*t is real.
 
2013-03-29 04:58:43 AM  

paulseta: This is a very serious escalation - Obama will find himself in a tricky situation: either take pre-emptive action based on a possibility that NK could have something which could damage US forces; or sit it out and deal with the consequences if it turned out he should have done something. Either way, a large (and different for each scenario) section of the public will have their own thoughts - no doubt.

Personally, I think Kim is hankering for a nukering.


Dude, US intelligence knows more about what's going on militarily in NK than the North Koreans themselves, they have essentially no physical or legal defenses against our surveillance, and no other nation in the entire world has their back now that China's more or less told them to fark off.

If it was actually something threatening, the country would already be reduced mostly to ash and the letter of disapproval Obama would be getting over the affair wouldn't even be of the strongly-worded variety and would probably amount to a noise complaint by the Japanese.

//Also, re: "carrier groups within striking range", there are generally something like four of them in the Pacific at any given time, just basic statistics says that one is in striking distance.  They don't really need to park.  Also there are four major US Air Bases in Japan and a bunch of active units in South Korea.  We don't have to move shiat to blast the entire country to nothing.
 
2013-03-29 04:58:55 AM  

robohobo: Does NK have any natural resources worth taking?


Give 'em a minute to check under their couch cushions. Wait, they don't have couches ...

/guess that's a no, then.
 
2013-03-29 04:58:59 AM  

The Snow Dog: It's just tat for the tit of the American B-2 flights.

Posturing is posturing.


I suspect the order provocations happen are often reported in a fantasytic fashion.  I completely agree that the posturing goes both ways here.
 
2013-03-29 04:59:24 AM  

Skr: Movement eh?

"Okay missiles are coming out " @HansBrix


This is what happens when Best Korea consumes too much Chinese fiber.
 
2013-03-29 04:59:31 AM  
I am trying to imagine the meeting.
A group of stern looking senior officials surrounding a cutting edge  NK battle-map as Kim taps an area and says, "Here, Gentlemen; Indonesia.  We can spend turns building up and building up.  Late in the game we will Turtle the Capitalist Pigs!"
 
2013-03-29 05:00:04 AM  
Those idiots are going to get people killed, and no good will come of it.
 
2013-03-29 05:01:33 AM  
knowing it would piss off So Lonely Jr if they dropped loads miles from his door they go and drop loads miles from his door. tests can be performed in lots of places. this was unnecessary spitting in the guys eye. now he's going to want to whip his lil dick out and wave it around too.

/ look, a bear!
// let's poke it with a stick
 
2013-03-29 05:02:36 AM  
This is all a ploy to get Dennis Rodman to return to Best Korea.
 
2013-03-29 05:03:43 AM  

dudemanbro: Those idiots are going to get people killed, and no good will come of it.


Referring to the Obama Administration, I presume?
 
2013-03-29 05:04:17 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Dude, US intelligence


We actually have that?

Who knew ...
 
2013-03-29 05:06:14 AM  

robohobo: Does NK have any natural resources worth taking?


Depending on which report you read, anywhere from a trillion to six trillion dollars' worth of mineral wealth.

Let that sink in.
 
2013-03-29 05:07:12 AM  

log_jammin: This is all a ploy to get Dennis Rodman to return to Best Korea.


Didn't Dennis date L'il Kim for a while? Maybe they'll get back together.
 
2013-03-29 05:07:17 AM  

the8re: Referring to the Obama Administration, I presume?


Yeah, because they are totally propelling this situation. Keep your personal politics out of it; this is a tragedy waiting to happen.
 
2013-03-29 05:07:30 AM  

the8re: dudemanbro: Those idiots are going to get people killed, and no good will come of it.

Referring to the Obama Administration, I presume?


That would be presumptuous.
 
2013-03-29 05:08:25 AM  
SKYBIRD, this is DROPKICK with a Red-ALPHA message in two parts!
 
2013-03-29 05:09:01 AM  
fta:  Despite the furious reaction, Pyongyang has been careful not to allow tensions to affect the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a joint South-North venture that provides the regime crucial with hard currency.

Go back to sleep.
 
2013-03-29 05:09:12 AM  
Directly attacking the US is the best thing that could happen to NK. They'd get a whole new government from the ground up.
 
2013-03-29 05:10:01 AM  

dudemanbro: the8re: Referring to the Obama Administration, I presume?

Yeah, because they are totally propelling this situation. Keep your personal politics out of it; this is a tragedy waiting to happen.


North Korea is a tragedy that already happened.  This is just bullsh*t amplified by the "newsflash" culture of controversy and uncertainty.
 
2013-03-29 05:10:02 AM  

LazerFish: Directly attacking the US is the best thing that could happen to NK. They'd get a whole new government from the ground up.


not to mention several spiffy new craters and a whole slew of scrap metal to chew on.
 
2013-03-29 05:11:25 AM  

paulseta: This is a very serious escalation - Obama will find himself in a tricky situation: either take pre-emptive action based on a possibility that NK could have something which could damage US forces; or sit it out and deal with the consequences if it turned out he should have done something. Either way, a large (and different for each scenario) section of the public will have their own thoughts - no doubt.

Personally, I think Kim is hankering for a nukering.


Take pre-emptive action. The longer we wait, the more difficult this war is going to be, and I don't see North Korea going away any time soon without a war. Furthermore, if we strike first we can minimize the damage to Seoul from artillery shelling by targeting North Korea's artillery bunkers before they have a chance to fire.

North Korea's not serious about an attack right now, this is just more posturing, but we're going to have to take real action at some point. For one thing, at this point allowing a country with such a horrible human rights record and history of belligerence off the hook sets an example for other countries: get nukes and the U.S. won't fight you, no matter how much you deserve it. For another, it's just the right thing to do to topple that regime, and the indoctrination and control they have over their people is strong enough that it's not going to topple any other way.
 
2013-03-29 05:11:44 AM  
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com

/really the first with this?
 
2013-03-29 05:12:55 AM  

thamike: dudemanbro: the8re: Referring to the Obama Administration, I presume?

Yeah, because they are totally propelling this situation. Keep your personal politics out of it; this is a tragedy waiting to happen.

North Korea is a tragedy that already happened.  This is just bullsh*t amplified by the "newsflash" culture of controversy and uncertainty.


That is true, I just hope it doesn't escalate into a shooting war where innocent people die.
 
2013-03-29 05:15:43 AM  
antron: [i47.tinypic.com image 450x212]

Wait, damn. That'll teach me to post after briefly skimming the thread.

/no it won't
 
2013-03-29 05:15:59 AM  
I never understood why their military has never overthrew anyone.

You'd think some general would love to take over and be revered himself.
 
2013-03-29 05:16:14 AM  
*sigh*


More wars of aggression. Keep fighting the banker's wars. They like to cull the herd.

/war is a racket
//all war
 
2013-03-29 05:16:58 AM  

Todd300: *sigh*


More wars of aggression. Keep fighting the banker's wars. They like to cull the herd.

/war is a racket
//all war


war never changes.
 
2013-03-29 05:17:01 AM  
Of course it's ridiculous to think they could hit us.  But an attack on Japan would bring us in to war by treaty - and such an attack would even be popular in the south since there is so much left over hatred from ww2.
 
2013-03-29 05:18:04 AM  
Obama should send Michael Madsen to negotiate with the Young-un.

"Are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?"

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-29 05:18:45 AM  

LazerFish: Directly attacking the US is the best thing that could happen to NK. They'd get a whole new government from the ground up.


www.sonymoviechannel.com
 
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