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N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by AuroEdge » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:28 am

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is believed to have completed fueling a missile capable of reaching
Alaska, raising the probability of an imminent test launch, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

The test is expected to involve a Taepodong-2 missile with an estimated range of 2,175 to 2,670 miles.
At that range, parts of Alaska in the United States would be within reach as well as Asia and Russia.

The United States plans to join Japan in a sharp response if the test goes ahead.

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I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by hearld500 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:04 pm

AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the shit out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by Lartrak » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:38 pm

hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
What happens if they respond by launching a nuke?
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Post by Veggita2099 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:45 pm

You bomb them we will be at war, its that simple. And there is a chance China will want to back N. Korea and if that happens WW3 comes into play.
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:53 pm

YES THE END OF THE WORLD.
In all seriousness this sucks.
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Post by Specially Cork » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:57 pm

hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
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Post by AuroEdge » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:11 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:You bomb them we will be at war, its that simple. And there is a chance China will want to back N. Korea and if that happens WW3 comes into play.
China could stop N. Korea at any moment by simply telling them to cut the crap. I guarentee if we go to war with Iran and are 'distracted' by our war with them that China will move on Taiwan.
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Post by Lartrak » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:17 pm

AuroEdge wrote:
Veggita2099 wrote:You bomb them we will be at war, its that simple. And there is a chance China will want to back N. Korea and if that happens WW3 comes into play.
China could stop N. Korea at any moment by simply telling them to cut the crap. I guarentee if we go to war with Iran and are 'distracted' by our war with them that China will move on Taiwan.
There are a lot of missiles essentially permenantly aimed at areas around Taiwan which are on Taiwan's side. China can't really militarily invade them at any reasonable cost.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by Orange_Ribbon » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:21 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by hearld500 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:56 pm

BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
You're right, that would be rediculous if it were a different country. We're talking about North Korea here, look at whos in charge.

(then again, look at America eh?)
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by Lartrak » Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:08 am

Orange_Ribbon wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.
He was referring to the right of retaliation. Them building a long range missile that could hit the US would not be the same as them killing Americans. It was a theoretical response to that scenario.
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Post by AuroEdge » Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:27 am

Lartrak wrote:
Orange_Ribbon wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.
He was referring to the right of retaliation. Them building a long range missile that could hit the US would not be the same as them killing Americans. It was a theoretical response to that scenario.
That's true. It's just a weapon they can't really justify needing though. The only purpose of them testing it would be to antaganize the rest of the world just like when they tested the missile over Japan.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by Lartrak » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:45 am

AuroEdge wrote:
Lartrak wrote:
Orange_Ribbon wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.
He was referring to the right of retaliation. Them building a long range missile that could hit the US would not be the same as them killing Americans. It was a theoretical response to that scenario.
That's true. It's just a weapon they can't really justify needing though. The only purpose of them testing it would be to antaganize the rest of the world just like when they tested the missile over Japan.
I don't see how it is any more or less justifiable than the equivalents China, the US and other countries have. I must admit I am less comfortable with a loon like Kim Jong-Il having long range nukes than the other countries though.
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Re: N. Korea Readying Long Range Missile for Test Launch

Post by mikozero » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:47 am

Orange_Ribbon wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.
as did a lot of others. it was a UN war.
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Post by JuddWack » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:55 pm

I think there is some confusion about what testing a long range missle means. This missle can be tested without hitting or exploding over any soil, in which case I think retaliation would be stupid. However if it was tested on soil, which is highly unlikely, then I agree that appropriate action is deserved.
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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:19 am

Orange_Ribbon wrote:
BoneyCork wrote:
hearld500 wrote:
AuroEdge wrote: I'm all for them testing it so I can go over there and get some action, but that's just me.
If they test their missile, I'm for bombing the crap out of them. I am not for sending troops in however under any circumstance.
Wait...so if a country tests a missile with the ability to attack your country, you consider that instant grounds to attack them? Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
Ummm the Korean War? I think Americans died in that one.

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Post by SuperMegatron » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:59 am

BoneyCork wrote:Even though they havent made a single attack on American soil or caused a single American death? Thats ridiculous.
They haven't attacked us in recent times but they did steal one of our navy ships in the 60's taking numerous americans as hostages. Then in the 70's they killed 2 GIs who were chopping a tree down in the dmz they were unarmed and the Koreans attacked them for no reason.That lead to operation Paul Bunion. We mobilized all the bombers in the pacific had them circle N.Korea while we chopped the tree down. If they had attacked the GIs then WW3 would have happened.
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