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North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:13:18 AM »
Japanese citizens were warned to take cover as a misile fired by North Korea flew over the country, posing what;s been described as an 'unprecendented threat' Te UNSC is to hold an emergency meeting...

...after which I suspect nothing willl happen...  ;)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41078187

Tick tock tick tock..

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 03:24:55 PM »
The Japanese treated the Koreans most barbarically in WW2 and broke every rule in the Geneva Convention and took Korean women prisoners to act as 'Comfort Women' for the Japanese Army.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 04:11:26 PM »
Indeed they did, but that doesn't justify the provocation.

The Japanese tortured POW's and the US firebombed and nuked their cities, but they're all mates now, so this does warrant the level of alarm.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 07:15:38 AM »
Yes, quite, rather a silly post by me.
But the same theme is also taken up by the DM.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4834716/Is-Kim-plotting-revenge-Japan-s-war-crimes.html

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 08:50:10 AM »
I reckon he's just being an arse, trying to provoke an American ally to gage Trumps' reaction. I see the UNSC just had a jolly good moan about the whole affair but stopped short of any further sanctions.

I think they are handing Trump war on a plate. His options are actually limited. He could wait until NK has a nuclear ICBM capable of reaching the US mainland - effectively a powerful bargaining chip for NK - or he can 'disable' their war machine now, keeping them in their nuclear incacapable box, and at the mercy of western sanctions. I think there is a strong possibility of war.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 08:59:02 AM »
I get the depressing impression that all the people/bodies e.g. the UN who should deal with this increasing danger, haven't really a clue what to do.
Perhaps the key is China who could seriously cripple these loonies.
Also, all those high ranking NK army people can't all be nuts and must see the lunacy of any kind of war.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 09:18:30 AM »
I guess the UN are frightened of sanctioning military action. This would be a big boys war, with potentially hundreds of thousands dying in a matter of weeks. Although NK wouldn't stand a chance, the losses would be extremely high, there is some chance of tactical nuclear weapons being used and consequently a regional environmental disaster, plus a global economic collapse on the back of it all.

China know this, and I reckon they are playing the US like a fiddle. They know the US needs Chinese support to avoid all out war. Trump, however, unless reigned in by cooler heads in Washington,will do what he pleases I suspect.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 10:37:43 AM »
NK claims it has successfully tested a H Bomb, whic coud be mounted on a missile.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41139445

Possibly bullshit, but this aint gonna help in the wa of words. Awaiting more apocalyptic threats from the Trump.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
Can we have more, please, of that delicious lady Newsreader who, apparently, came out of retirement to be the voice of NK.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 08:04:33 AM »
The South holds live fire drills, and the US explicitly threatens nuclear attack. The threat to use nuclear weapons wa reported on BBC Breakfast this morning. It's not in this link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41140621

This is moving from the realm of cock waving into actually dangerous territory with SK claiming that the north could be preparing for yet more tests.

I tyink this could end with a bang, and if so let's pray that China and Russia keep out of it.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 03:22:08 PM »
Interesting to read some of the alternative views in the non-mainstream media.

For example:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/04/what-the-media-isnt-telling-you-about-north-koreas-missile-tests/

Opinions expressed in the linked article do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 03:43:10 PM »
Can we have more, please, of that delicious lady Newsreader who, apparently, came out of retirement to be the voice of NK.




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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 03:54:29 PM »
A lot of Yanks probably don't even know where Alaska is.

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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 04:27:05 PM »





Thanks, Q.
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Re: North Korea fires missile over Japan.
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 04:35:52 PM »
Interesting to read some of the alternative views in the non-mainstream media.

For example:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/09/04/what-the-media-isnt-telling-you-about-north-koreas-missile-tests/

Opinions expressed in the linked article do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster.

...and South Korea is a corrupt regime as the recent Samsung trials showed.