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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    ^^^

    "China put rare public pressure on ally North Korea over the reclusive state's plan to launch a long-range rocket which is raising tension in the region and could scupper a recent aid deal with the United States.
    Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun expressed China's "worry" when he met North Korean ambassador Ji Jae Ryong on Friday, the Xinhua news agency said.
    Though he stopped well short of condemning the planned launch, Beijing only rarely goes public with pressure on the isolated North which relies heavily on its giant neighbor for its economic survival."


    That's where we are at the moment with China.

    China exerts rare public pressure on North Korea over missile plan | World | ekantipur.com

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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    NK has been and is a bigger threat than Hussein was. While we were busy over there with Shock and Awe, NK was busily staying under the radar doing their thang. Quietly taking advantage that Sauron's eyeball was on all the warfare in Rohan and Gondor and not paying attention to other things going on.

    Then all of a sudden, Sauron's eyeball saw movement....in NK. Too late? Remains to be seen.
    In all honesty, IMHO Pakistan and its arsenal are a bigger threat than all of them.
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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In all honesty, IMHO Pakistan and its arsenal are a bigger threat than all of them.
    Or...they are all in cahoots to bring down the giant. Us.

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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Why there are wasting the public money by this type of investments on missions

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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    In all honesty, IMHO Pakistan and its arsenal are a bigger threat than all of them.
    Mostly because the Taliban might get their hands on them. Pakistan is sandwiched between India and China, both of whom would take a dim view of any nuclear weapons release by Pakistan. As long as the Pakistan government stays solvent, they're pretty safe. But if their buddies, the Taliban, decided to bust a move, things might get dicey over there.
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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    some interesting commentary about the coming NK launch

    date 3 of April 2012

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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    some interesting commentary about the coming NK launch
    I think the title of the story is just bit overboard. I don't think we're anywhere close to the "brink" of war. If NK goes ahead and fires the missile (and it isn't delivering any satellite) and it looks like it's heading toward allied territory, we'll simply shoot it down. We've got a gazillion ABMs ready to go right now. A single missile doesn't stand a chance.
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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I think the title of the story is just bit overboard. I don't think we're anywhere close to the "brink" of war. If NK goes ahead and fires the missile (and it isn't delivering any satellite) and it looks like it's heading toward allied territory, we'll simply shoot it down. We've got a gazillion ABMs ready to go right now. A single missile doesn't stand a chance.

    I know, I just thought the guest's explanation was interesting

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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    I know, I just thought the guest's explanation was interesting
    Yeah, it was interesting. Although sad at the same time. NK plans a missile launch just to prove the new "dear leader" has balls, and for that the people will go hungry. NK's misbegotten priorities continue on in a new generation.
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    Re: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Yeah, it was interesting. Although sad at the same time. NK plans a missile launch just to prove the new "dear leader" has balls, and for that the people will go hungry. NK's misbegotten priorities continue on in a new generation.

    I agree with you.

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