South Korea says North likely to test-launch missile

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SeaStu wrote:

“The Musudan missiles are reckoned to have a range of roughly 3,000-3,500 km (1,865-2,175 miles).” They’re “reckoned”?? Who wrote this, Jed Clampett?

Apr 09, 2013 8:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Woof-woof, Bow-wow, about summarizes this…

Apr 09, 2013 8:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SKYDRIFTER wrote:

However insane it may sound, using Japan as an example, losing a major war would be the finest thing which could happen to North Korea. The collective international “nation rebuilding” would bring North Korea into the 21st Century at an accelerated pace.

Using the Viet Nam War “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” as a model, all North Korea needs is to effect a plausible “false flag” attack from South Korea. In the end, the surviving North Korean leaders would be martyrs.

But, there is one catch. North Korea’s worst nightmare would be South Korea exclusively doing their own fighting; there wouldn’t be enough ‘prisoners’ to talk about.

Apr 09, 2013 10:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikecimerian wrote:

Move the missiles west, clap your hands
Move the missiles east, clap your hands
Move the missiles north, clap your hands
Move the missiles south, clap your hands

Apr 09, 2013 11:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
onewire wrote:

SeaStu, look it up – “reckoned” is a VERB! Wipe that smirk off your face.

Apr 09, 2013 12:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OneWouldThink wrote:

Well…it’s the 10th and….oh?! it was just a joke about launching on the USA.

Apr 10, 2013 9:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Simple.

Any missile launched by the North, regardless of where it is going, gets immediately obliterated by U.S./So. Korean/Japanese anti-missile defense systems.

It would be a reasonable and prudent response given the extremely provocative rhetoric coming from the North.

Apr 10, 2013 11:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BAngel wrote:

Is it possible Un could be clinically depressed? Suicidal? Both? What if he were? What effect does living with a tyrannical, overbearing, megalomaniacal father all of his life have on this person? Could he feel inadequate and not up to the tasks that lie before him. He is “only” thirty and may not be the most mature and capable thirty year old to lead a nuclear power.

I think it’s safe to say there may be unresolved issues. Like father, like son.

Apr 10, 2013 12:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BAngel wrote:

Is it possible Un could be clinically depressed? Suicidal? Both? What if he were? What effect does living with a tyrannical, overbearing, megalomaniacal father all of his life have on this person? Could he feel inadequate and not up to the tasks that lie before him. He is “only” thirty and may not be the most mature and capable thirty year old to lead a nuclear power.

I think it’s safe to say there may be unresolved issues. Like father, like son.

Apr 10, 2013 12:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BAngel wrote:

Is it possible Un could be clinically depressed? Suicidal? Both? What if he were? What effect does living with a tyrannical, overbearing, megalomaniacal father all of his life have on this person? Could he feel inadequate and not up to the tasks that lie before him. He is “only” thirty and may not be the most mature and capable thirty year old to lead a nuclear power.

I think it’s safe to say there may be unresolved issues. Like father, like son.

Apr 10, 2013 12:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
h_b wrote:

You’ve got to wonder if Un is really calling the shots. At some point the older generation that created North Korea is going to die off and the younger one just isn’t going to keep all this up with the same enthusiasm. Kind of like Cuba.

Apr 10, 2013 1:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jbuonopane wrote:

wow what a let down

Apr 10, 2013 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpamfRoming wrote:

“Reckon” is actually an Old English word. The phrase “I reckon” is now dialectal (Southern U.S.), but dates from c.1600 and formerly was in literary use (Richardson, etc.).

It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

Apr 10, 2013 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matchless wrote:

Wouldn’t be here now if Truman followed McArthur’s
recommendations. Best that China take over N.K., their
people get food and heat, and S.K. and rest of world quit
worrying about the “fool’s paradise any longer”. p.s.
I am a big fan of Truman, the last “honest” president who did not
have retirement, health care, museum, free office space,
staff and stamps.

Apr 10, 2013 5:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Becktemba wrote:

Why call it a “Missile Test”? When its not.

Apr 10, 2013 7:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kygav111 wrote:

Address this problem for the fitiful children of Korean Peninsula.. All of this is fo Future Generation..http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vp9QCe1Xm3w

Apr 10, 2013 10:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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