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(Chosun (Korea))   North Korea has notified nations that it plans to launch a missile over Japan on Wednesday. Japan has notified North Korea that if it does it's about to have a really bad rest of the week   (english.chosun.com) divider line 535
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2013-04-09 03:21:44 PM  

digistil: Germany's reportedly allied itself with Japan, backing them up if BK so much as skeets in their direction.

It's just like old times.


North Korea farking up would be a world-unifier the likes of which has never been seen.

The US, Russians, Germans, even the Chinese would be backing Japan. You'd have NATO and the old Eastern Bloc all coming to play to curb stomp North Korea.

There would be nothing left around the 38th parallel.
 
2013-04-09 03:22:59 PM  
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2013-04-09 03:23:27 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Infernalist: EatHam: AdolfOliverPanties: They have shiat for natural resources.

Really?

To be fair, those RREs are way way way out of reach right now.  NK mines only operate at about 30% capacity out of safety concerns.  They're obscenely outdated and in need of serious repair.  To get at those RREs in any real capacity would take a massive overhaul of existing infrastructure and modernization of their mining equipment.

A serious serious investment that would only pay off in a decade or so, if that.

So the next war will be over rocks instead of oil.

/I guess this is the logical option. First it was religion, now it's resources.


It was really always about resources. The people at the top always knew it. Religion is to get the drooling, common clay to help.
 
2013-04-09 03:23:32 PM  

EatHam: AdolfOliverPanties: They have shiat for natural resources.

Really?


I know a lot of unemployed coal miners that would go over to work for a 6 month rotation if displace Little Kim.
 
2013-04-09 03:23:41 PM  

Richard C Stanford: I think Putin would run shirtless, drunk, and screaming through Best Korea, punching everything in his way.


I would pay to see that movie.
 
2013-04-09 03:24:22 PM  

The_EliteOne: namegoeshere: fireclown: netweavr: Japan is forbidden from doing shiat without getting permission from the US. Guess what the US gave them today...

I was of the belief that anti-missile stuff was within the purview of the Japanese Defense Force.   If not, the damned well should be.  At any rate, I hope they keep their shiat together and don't do anything hasty.  Just shoot the damned thing down and show Kim what's what.

Japan shoots it down and NK calls that the agression and First Strike. Then it's on. It fits in with the theory that Lil-Un is starting shiat on purpose to lose and eventually be fed and rebuilt. Or he's just bat shiat insane.

I'd guess he's insane. Lived a life of privilege? Check. Never exposed to reality? Check. Got everything/got away with anything he ever wanted? Probably. Spoiled? Oh most certainly.


Somebody probably gave him a hacked version of Civ2. He's already conquered the world 5000x. Why not bring it into the real world.

//My Phalanx pwned yer tank, lol
 
2013-04-09 03:24:40 PM  

MrBigglesworth: The poor Pacific ocean.  NK has a great record of beating up the Ocean with failed launches.  Why are there no environmental protests against NK for their attacks on the Pacific?


Nah, all the environmentalists support North Korea.
 
2013-04-09 03:24:47 PM  

Sword and Shield: North Korea farking up would be a world-unifier the likes of which has never been seen.

The US, Russians, Germans, even the Chinese would be backing Japan. You'd have NATO and the old Eastern Bloc all coming to play to curb stomp North Korea.


Hmm...you'd think the regime is aware that they're now pissing off everyone. Any possible outcome should be considered on the table, even a Jim Jones-esque "welp, I've managed to kill a congressman, we're farked now. Here kids, drink this".
 
2013-04-09 03:24:58 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Gosling: KarmicDisaster: If they do shoot a missile over Japan, the trajectory probably won't allow current systems to shoot it down, it will be near apogee when it passes over won't it? Unless it malfunctions and part of hit hits Japan, oops, then all hell will break loose.

Japan ain't going to give a good goddamn about apogee. If it enters Japanese airspace, they're going to flip their shiat.

Oh, yeah they will, but like I said, a Patriot battery or anything else Japan possesses won't be able to shoot it down, it will be out of the envelope.  US anti-missle picket ship might have a chance depending.


I'm certainly not the expert on this stuff but Japan does have Aegis-equipped ships that have SM-3s.  Apparently, one of these has been used to shoot down a ballistic missile.
 
2013-04-09 03:25:24 PM  

kumanoki: "It's an entirely different type of dong altogether."


It's an entirely different type of dong.
 
2013-04-09 03:25:31 PM  
Funny how our American Troops were treated in Chosun, and yet we can all get together now as allies and do the Ganham style dance, while over in the middle east, those primitive humanoids cannot reconcile differences over a thousand years old.
/just sayin'
 
2013-04-09 03:25:35 PM  

Fark France: I believe THAAD is actually in place already. Along with some weird little floating radar buoy box we put out in the Pacific. Some people have speculated that this means we've moved a solid portion of our B-2 fleet to Guam, as many people in Missouri reported seeing a squadron fly towards the west coast a few days back. Missouri and Guam are the only bases where these bombers can be flown out of. NK's main weapon is its artillery.


THAAD is kinda/sorta in place. Its range is limited, so where it goes is a function of where we think the shots are mostly likely to happen, and the Nork missiles are moveable. We're in the optimal part of the launch probability zone for sure. But if they decided to go for broke and launch north over Russia, THAAD wouldn't do us much good in the Sea of Japan, hm?

North Korea's army is built for defense, not offense. They can't go south for sure, but equally going north would be a bloodbath.
 
2013-04-09 03:25:50 PM  

fireclown: Richard C Stanford: I think Putin would run shirtless, drunk, and screaming through Best Korea, punching everything in his way.

I would pay to see that movie.


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2013-04-09 03:26:06 PM  

GalFriday: I know a lot of unemployed coal miners that would go over to work for a 6 month rotation if displace Little Kim.


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I'd have displaced it, back in the day.
 
2013-04-09 03:26:25 PM  
Fark France:
I believe THAAD is actually in place already. Along with some weird little floating radar buoy box we put out in the Pacific. Some people have speculated that this means we've moved a solid portion of our B-2 fleet to Guam, as many people in Missouri reported seeing a squadron fly towards the west coast a few days back.

A friend of mine showed me a pic of B2's parked en-masse on the tarmac at Nellis a little over a week ago.  I would say there's a good chance they are in theater by now.
 
2013-04-09 03:26:49 PM  

fat boy: PreMortem: Should shoot it down as soon as it's over the Sea of Japan. Considering they've publicly stated that their intention is to nuke the US.

You know who else got shot down over the Sea of Japan?


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2013-04-09 03:26:56 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: We can't go in and rebuild and turn them into a thriving economy based on agriculture or business.  They have shiat for natural resources.


That's no attitude to have. Japan has poor natural resources, but has a pretty decent arrangement if 3rd ranked economy in the world is any indicator.
 
2013-04-09 03:27:17 PM  

fireclown: Also, if there are any Korean speakers out there, what does "dong" mean in Korean? Can we get word to the NK missile program that the US just can't take missiles named "somethingsomethingDONG" seriously?


Korean is actually called Hangungmal, and "Taepo Dong" is literally "watery place".  Dong is 'place' used commonly as we use -town on the end of place names.
 
2013-04-09 03:27:28 PM  
It's already Wednesday there.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:02 PM  

kumanoki: Also, if there are any Korean speakers out there, what does "dong" mean in Korean?  Can we get word to the NK missile program that the US just can't take missiles named "somethingsomethingDONG" seriously?

"It's an entirely different type of dong altogether."


They should call it the Giantdick Hammerpenis 4000.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:09 PM  
WHAT IS DENNIS RODMAN DOING ABOUT THIS?   HE SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING TO STOP THIS!  I BLAME DENNIS RODMAN FOR THIS ENTIRE SITUATION.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:24 PM  

fireclown: Richard C Stanford: I think Putin would run shirtless, drunk, and screaming through Best Korea, punching everything in his way.

I would pay to see that movie.


He is the Chuck Norris of Russia.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:25 PM  

hubiestubert: I am more and more convinced that North Korea is really hoping for war, so that they can get rebuilt by the West. It takes them out of the Chinese pocket, it keeps the Russians out of their hair, and afterwards, Little Kim can be one of the cool kids at the UN table. At least one of the ones who got out of the dictator for life game, and retires someplace warm, with a lot of security paid for on someone else's dime...


I'll take some that action.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:42 PM  

I_C_Weener: Snotnose: I for one think it would be most appropriate if the missile goes off course and ends up in a Chinese city.

/ may you live in interesting times
// would stock up on popcorn
/// speaking of chinese takeout....

Or if it went over Russian territory.  I'm not sure how Putin would respond....oh, yes, I am.


I think NK launching a missile backward is as amusing as the next guy, but I can't seriously believe that their tech is so bad that they could fail to launch their missiles at least in a generally Easterly direction.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:47 PM  
I've been following the best korea threads (and ty, as always to you witty farkers) and it's like a soap opera with the speculation and drama escalation

Out of concern for the people of best korea who apparently hate the US due to endless propaganda, who don't have enough to eat, who are guilty of nothing more than geographic accident of birth, I have begun to pray they don't have to go through some of the scenarios posted here (and in earlier threads)

Being a godless american, I doubt prayer helps but I really, really don't want the "best case NK will last mere hours due to military overpowerment" for people doing nothing but walking around in their homeland.
 
2013-04-09 03:28:49 PM  
You know, the third week of April is the worst week on the calender. Hitler's birthday, Columbine, WTC bombing, Oklahoma City, BP oil spill started, Waco. Now we're looking at a full scale war by then. Makes me want to hide the whole week.
 
2013-04-09 03:29:08 PM  
I am more excited to talk to verified ladies.
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2013-04-09 03:29:24 PM  

DougTaupe: A friend of mine showed me a pic of B2's parked en-masse on the tarmac at Nellis a little over a week ago. I would say there's a good chance they are in theater by now.


A better question is:
What carriers, attack subs, and boomers are out at sea now and do we even have confirmed locations on any of them.

I imagine there's a LOT of subs out in the Sea of Japan right now.  Question is, how many carrier groups are in the area?
 
2013-04-09 03:29:34 PM  
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2013-04-09 03:30:02 PM  

whistleridge: but it only kill a few thousand to tens of thousands


Yea because we would never enter a decades long war over having a few thousand Americans killed in an attack right?
 
2013-04-09 03:30:46 PM  

Shazam999: [fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net image 600x720]


Mongler?
 
2013-04-09 03:30:57 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Infernalist: EatHam: AdolfOliverPanties: They have shiat for natural resources.

Really?

To be fair, those RREs are way way way out of reach right now.  NK mines only operate at about 30% capacity out of safety concerns.  They're obscenely outdated and in need of serious repair.  To get at those RREs in any real capacity would take a massive overhaul of existing infrastructure and modernization of their mining equipment.

A serious serious investment that would only pay off in a decade or so, if that.

So the next war will be over rocks instead of oil.

/I guess this is the logical option. First it was religion, now it's resources.


If it's resources, why did we forget to loot Iraq for oil before we left?
 
2013-04-09 03:31:20 PM  
akula: Not sure I want to see those.

Farking filter. I meant the Boobies that I made. 

You're more optimistic than I am that there won't be war. I tend to think it's unlikely, but when you get stuff all primed up and the Norks are just wild and nutty, and well, shiat can happen from something like a missile test when you've been promising to nuke everybody within reach.

NK has a long and glorious history of talking big and playing small. They haven't fought a meaningful action since the 1950s. Their equipment is outdated. They're on the edge of a famine, they have untested leadership, and they have to know our military is both veteran and technologically superior. They're like a kid who talks about how he will CUT YOU, but won't do more than chest bump unless he knows his big brother will have his back.

NK has less ability to harm the US directly than Luxembourg current possesses. But they do have the ability to bloody SK's nose (or really piss off the Japanese). Hopefully they'll decide they've rattled their sabers enough, but one of these days they actually WILL cross the line and start something. That or implode. I'd give even money odds between those two potential scenarios playing out.

My bet is on implosion. NK is like the monkey with its hand in the cookie jar for China: they would love to replace them with a more viable ally, but can't without force, which NK has enough nukes to deter. But of course, when they DO implode, those nukes may well come into play anyway. 

And so we're stuck with a pariah state, biding our time and hoping an opportunity eventually comes up that allows us to lower the pressure without anything stupid happening...
 
2013-04-09 03:31:38 PM  
NK is the 5yr old child that is threatening to run away to crazyville. They keep looking back with each step down the driveway hoping someone will run out and offer them anything if they just come inside.
 
2013-04-09 03:32:42 PM  

whistleridge: Farking filter. I meant the Boobies that I made.


This is just getting funnier and funnier.
 
2013-04-09 03:32:42 PM  

texdent: kumanoki: "It's an entirely different type of dong altogether."

It's an entirely different type of dong.


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2013-04-09 03:32:45 PM  

GalFriday: WHAT IS DENNIS RODMAN DOING ABOUT THIS?   HE SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING TO STOP THIS!  I BLAME DENNIS RODMAN FOR THIS ENTIRE SITUATION.


He's visiting the Pope.
 
2013-04-09 03:33:13 PM  

whistleridge: Farking filter. I meant the Boobies that I made.


Okay, now I'm very intrigued.
 
2013-04-09 03:33:19 PM  

neongoats: You mean RTS.. I mean, they are Korean after all.


You might be on to something here. The new chapter of Starcraft II just came out and it is focused on the Zerg. Maybe he is getting confused between the game and the real world and he is thinking he can rush Seoul with his zerglings ground troops!
 
2013-04-09 03:33:46 PM  
I think we should take that 'ray' we used to give Hugo cancer and use it on  that fatty piece of spunk 'ruling' N.Korea.What a fat,greezy turd he is.
 
2013-04-09 03:33:51 PM  

parasol: I've been following the best korea threads (and ty, as always to you witty farkers) and it's like a soap opera with the speculation and drama escalation

Out of concern for the people of best korea who apparently hate the US due to endless propaganda, who don't have enough to eat, who are guilty of nothing more than geographic accident of birth, I have begun to pray they don't have to go through some of the scenarios posted here (and in earlier threads)

Being a godless american, I doubt prayer helps but I really, really don't want the "best case NK will last mere hours due to military overpowerment" for people doing nothing but walking around in their homeland.


They're better off than us. I'm just hoping to get my yummy bird and heroin ration today. Glorious Leader should liberate us from the capitalist pigs or at least send more tents to the Red Cross, as mine blew away. Plus the snow is gone, so I can't get anymore snow coffee. Times will be tough again 'round these parts.
 
2013-04-09 03:34:18 PM  

whistleridge: ThatGuyGreg: whistleridge: 

Although frankly, if they REALLY want to hurt the US...aim at Silicon Valley. You take out Apple, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Oracle, and all the other brains living and working there, and you've set us back 25 - 30 years. That actually scares me more than them hitting LA.


huh? You think everything at any one of those companies is truly based out of that location and/or couldn't be blown up and continue functioning as normal within days?   hint: it's pretty likely.
 
2013-04-09 03:35:18 PM  

probesport: whistleridge: Although frankly, if they REALLY want to hurt the US...aim at Silicon Valley China. You take out Apple, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Oracle, and all the other brains living and working there, and you've set us back 25 - 30 years. That actually scares me more than them hitting LA.

FTFY


what does this even mean?
 you think hitting fab and manufacturing will be a huge tech setback? that's retarded.
 
2013-04-09 03:35:21 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: I imagine there's a LOT of subs out in the Sea of Japan right now. Question is, how many carrier groups are in the area?


There are three in the immediate area.  CVNs 68, 73 & 74
 
2013-04-09 03:35:44 PM  

whistleridge: akula: Not sure I want to see those.

Farking filter. I meant the Boobies that I made.


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2013-04-09 03:36:13 PM  

I_C_Weener: fireclown: Richard C Stanford: I think Putin would run shirtless, drunk, and screaming through Best Korea, punching everything in his way.

I would pay to see that movie.

He is the Chuck Norris of Russia.

www.rtve.es
Never cal Vlad anything but the Putin of "noun"
 
2013-04-09 03:36:50 PM  

Rev.K: AdolfOliverPanties: I plan on moving to Hawaii in a few years.  I personally give my blessing to wipe NK off the map if it's continued existence would screw up my new home.

Really? Where in Hawaii?

As a Canadian stuck in the frozen north, I dream of moving to Hawaii. I've looked at jobs there a few times, but it's hard for a Canadian to get hired...at least in government work.

/sigh
//threadjack


Either Maui or Kailua Kona on the Big Island.  Not interested in the bustle of Honolulu, even though I am in SoCal, so the bustle would still seem tame by comparison.  Looking to slow down and enjoy life.
 
2013-04-09 03:37:00 PM  
All this thread has done is make me want to watch M*A*S*H again...
 
2013-04-09 03:37:21 PM  
Fark France: ".....Along with some weird little floating radar buoy box we put out in the Pacific."


Maybe the US has the Sea-Based radar positioned.   It left Pearl Harbor in early April,  but I wish someone would link to something official saying it is operating.     Actually in position.    So far everything I see is that it is 'on the way'   or  'being moved'.      It is not fast.

BMD is not cut and dried for the US or Japan.         For an IRBM,  sm-3 / PAC3 is not optimal.     My opinion is that it can do the job at a decent % rate.     But it is far from perfect.   (It's far better with the XBAND in place).

The US is very advanced in technology, as is Japan's military (they also have sm-3 / PAC3)..... but there really is nobody in the world who can demonstrate the ability to hit IRBM's at will at a high rate of accuracy.


If it would ever happen,  I think all sides will be wondering how it ends up.   ????
It's anybody guess.
 
2013-04-09 03:37:29 PM  

mizchief: Yea because we would never enter a decades long war over having a few thousand Americans killed in an attack right?


As of today we are still short about a thousand Americans dead in Afghanistan than were killed on 9/11.
 
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