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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Japan is now considering to shoot the thing down ...

    North Korean Missile Could Be in Japanese Cross Hairs - NYTimes.com
    Sounds like bad news bears.


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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So what's the alternative? Declaring war? Been there, done that. Sanctions? Been there, done that.

    No alternative, nothing, just continue to be a pariah state cut off from the international community, I guess.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    No alternative, nothing, just continue to be a pariah state cut off from the international community, I guess.
    Or just let them put a satalite in space. Hell its not like they are 50 years behind on the ol space thing...


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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or just let them put a satalite in space. Hell its not like they are 50 years behind on the ol space thing...
    That's not Japan's opinion.


    “Under our law, we can intercept any object if it is falling towards Japan, including any attacks on Japan, for our safety,” the Japanese government’s top spokesman, Takeo Kawamura, said before the launch on April 5, 2009"

    And this time around it still worries Japan. We'll see what happens.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    That's not Japan's opinion.


    “Under our law, we can intercept any object if it is falling towards Japan, including any attacks on Japan, for our safety,” the Japanese government’s top spokesman, Takeo Kawamura, said before the launch on April 5, 2009"

    And this time around it still worries Japan. We'll see what happens.
    Notice the key word in there......FALLING. Yes, if it is falling towards Japan, they can shoot it out of the sky. However, call me kinda old fashion, but most satellite launches tend to go upwards.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Notice the key word in there......FALLING. Yes, if it is falling towards Japan, they can shoot it out of the sky. However, call me kinda old fashion, but most satellite launches tend to go upwards.

    It happened before, this is the third time I am explaining Japan's reasons to be worry, If you don't understand then there is nothing more for me to say.

    "In April 2009, North Korea conducted a ballistic rocket launch that resulted in a new round of UN sanctions...That launch was dismissed as a failure after the first stage fell into the Sea of Japan without placing a satellite in orbit. Another test failed in similar circumstances in 1998."



    So yeah, satellite launches sometimes do not go upwards.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What do you mean they dont have the technology?
    I don't know how to make, "they don't have the technology to ensure safety" any clearer, so I'll just link to the BBCs run-down of how poor their missile technology is.

    BBC News - North Korea's missile programme

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Notice the key word in there......FALLING. Yes, if it is falling towards Japan, they can shoot it out of the sky. However, call me kinda old fashion, but most satellite launches tend to go upwards.
    North Korea has a pretty poor recent history in terms of their missiles doing what they are supposed to do, so actually "falling" is a more likely result than going "upwards" in this case. So I don't know if you're old fashioned, but it seems like you're uninformed if you think Japan's concern for a falling satellite is unusual.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    So yeah, satellite launches sometimes do not go upwards.
    Reading comprehension seems to be a problem, notice I said MOST satellite launches tend to go upwards. I did not say all of them do.

    Japan has a right to shoot down anything falling towards them, they don't have the right to shoot down a satellite going up.

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    Re: North Korea agrees to nuclear moratorium

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    North Korea has a pretty poor recent history in terms of their missiles doing what they are supposed to do, so actually "falling" is a more likely result than going "upwards" in this case. So I don't know if you're old fashioned, but it seems like you're uninformed if you think Japan's concern for a falling satellite is unusual.
    Yet again, take a look at what I said.

    I said MOST satellite launches tend to go upwards. I did not say all of them do.

    Japan has a right to shoot down anything falling towards them, they don't have the right to shoot down a satellite going up.

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