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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Seems the whole world is getting frisky trigger fingers...somehow someone make this out to the fault of the United States or Israel.


    The Japanese government has ordered its military to shoot down the missile that is expected to be launched by North Korea as early as monday

    Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile - Telegraph
    y as Monday.

    When I was there, they had threatened to do this as well. However, they allowed it to fly over japan and land in the sea. This is just saber rattling by the Japanese. They will not shoot it down unless its trajectory looks as if it will strike them. They will just let it fly over harmlessly. To shoot it down for any other reason would be to risk having large chucks of missile land one someones house or kill someone.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

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    That nation is devoid of information. The citizenry would fight much harder against what they would be told an invasion that eats their babies and they'd believe every single last word. It'd be a much harder fight.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Very dangerous. NK has a huge amount of conventional artillery poised to destroy Seoul within the first hour of a renewed war... or so I am told by military officers that have served in Korea. It is, according to them, one of the main reasons SK doesn't want anyone kicking that football down the field.

    It is disturbing, but this is also standard NK proceedure... rattle the sabers, then ask for more foreign aid in return for being quiet for a little while.

    It works about as well as giving a brat a cookie everytime they cry.... they learn to cry for cookies.
    They wont destroy Seoul, but it would be very bad for the suburbs and exurbs and damage would hit the city itself mostly from missile artillery. I'd still welcome the conflict as an opportunity to decisively strike and abolish what is probably the most horrifying regime that has come about since the end of the Second World War. It is a blight on humanity and a cancerous danger.

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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Then why aren't we selling the south korens, the iron dome system?

    I think it is pretty serious if Japan is saying this, they are probably the most pacifist of all the power players in Asia right now. They have a right to defend thier territory.

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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure, they have one of the largest armies in the world, and if I remember correctly the most, or near most number of artillery cannons. They clearly eventually would lose, but I certainly don't think that it would be that fast.
    I'm not suggesting we go to war, but we've heard this before about Iraq. Remember what happened there? When's the last time NK really shot a bullet, about 50 years ago? We shot ours yesterday, and we're a lot better at it. And btw, SK has a huge army too, very huge.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm not suggesting we go to war, but we've heard this before about Iraq. Remember what happened there? When's the last time NK really shot a bullet, about 50 years ago? We shot ours yesterday, and we're a lot better at it. And btw, SK has a huge army too, very huge.
    Of course, but I really think we've had enough war for a while. I'd like to avoid ground combat at all costs.

    We couldn't possibly stop all that artillery before it obliterated a good portion of SK.

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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Why is everyone freaking out about this? Isnt this supposed to be a missile that is going to launch a satalite? Is there any proof that actually points that this is something else?


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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Seems the whole world is getting frisky trigger fingers...somehow someone make this out to the fault of the United States or Israel.


    The Japanese government has ordered its military to shoot down the missile that is expected to be launched by North Korea as early as monday

    Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile - Telegraph
    y as Monday.

    Same crap, different day. Nothing is going to happen.
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    Re: Japan poised to shoot down North Korean missile

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why is everyone freaking out about this? Isnt this supposed to be a missile that is going to launch a satalite? Is there any proof that actually points that this is something else?
    Because satellite tests, and the types of rockets you need to build them, is the perfect precursor and staging ground for ICBM development. And we all hate North Korea. Intensely.

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