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deltaland
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KJ has to have the worst case of little man syndrome on the entire planet.





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TigerPride10
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AP/Reuters is picky about what they report from that region.


I work here and I deal with it on a daily basis. I'd love to know what daily "border skirmishes" you're referring to that can compare to an artillery bombardment.



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TigerPride10
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KJ has to have the worst case of little man syndrome on the entire planet.


Jong-un is by no means a "little man."










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nobodytooimportant
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This will be their third nuclear test, and just yesterday they took their nuclear weapon program off the negotiating table. The implication is that it's not going away anytime soon. To brush such threats off is unwise, my friend. At the very least, it calls for new attention to be paid to East Asia instead of dicking around in the Middle East.


Of course how long did it take for them to work up the capacity to get to the Philippines? I have been hearing the west coast is 5 years off for about a decade now. Also knowing the general capability of their engineers, I would be shocked if they missile hit anywhere near where they were aiming.

Even if it did, it had what a 50 pound "warhead" on it. Talk to me when they can't get their current 1.5 kiloton bombs down to that size, or get their rockets to left a couple of ton warheads.






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nobodytooimportant
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Border skirmishes have happened daily.


NO they haven't.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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That's some good shit





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TigerPride10
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Of course how long did it take for them to work up the capacity to get to the Philippines? I have been hearing the west coast is 5 years off for about a decade now. Also knowing the general capability of their engineers, I would be shocked if they missile hit anywhere near where they were aiming.



Depends on your opinion of when you think they actually began putting emphasis on missile technology, rather than nuclear capability alone. Some will say 20 years, I've been of the opinion that it's been more along the lines of the last 10-7 years, if some projections of their spending are any indication.

Regardless, it's still a milestone for them and it proves that they are more determined and capable than ever.



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Roaad
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I work here and I deal with it on a daily basis. I'd love to know what daily "border skirmishes" you're referring to
I was exaggerating the daily part, to mean they happen plenty.

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that can compare to an artillery bombardment.
None that I know of, NK accuses SK of shite all the time, but their media is not reliable.






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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Their last missile nearly reached the Philippines. It's estimated that, within 5 years, they will have the capability to hit the west coast of the United States.


They actually have the capabilty to launch a strike at a distance of 6,000 miles with about a 1,000lb payload.

That is enough to hit the U.S.

It is not currently believed they have a nuclear warhead small enough to put on a missle that could hit the U.S., but they probably will soon.

Their ability to acurately target the missle appears to be missing, but they could hit the U.S. now.

Our military says we have the capability to intercept a missle launched from NK though.






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Zach
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so they have to yell some extreme bull shite to get attention.

There M.O. is to threaten the US, then we send someone to talk to them. Then they back down when we give them $100 Billion.






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PsychTiger
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North Korea said Thursday that it plans to carry out a "high-level nuclear test" and further long-range rocket launches


It will never be ready in time.






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Roaad
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They actually have the capabilty to launch a strike at a distance of 6,000 miles with about a 1,000lb payload.


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That is enough to hit the U.S.
It would be, were it accurate.

Fact is, we accept the most extreme estimates from their news services, because it helps to scare the public.

North Korea is a convenient boogey man to the ignorant masses.






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TrueTiger
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NORKs, what a pathetic bunch in a pathetic state.

I would rather live in Haiti.






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Roaad
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I would rather live in Haiti.
Who wouldn't?






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Brosef Stalin
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I don't think China will ever let them do anything too stupid. They don't want the US military in their backyard.





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Zach
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I would rather live in Haiti.

Haiti doesn't have the most exclusive golf course in the world like North Korea has.






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Roaad
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I doubt their military and nuclear capabilities are anything close to what is being reported.

I remember what we knew about their mil tech while I was in the Navy, and what was reported were not even close to each other.

We rely HEAVILY on their media reports. Their state-owned media reports.






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ZereauxSum
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I don't think China will ever let them do anything too stupid. They don't want the US military in their backyard.


I'd like to believe this, but Yeongyeong island makes me skeptical of China's willingness to reign the DPRK in.

I actually don't think China could GAF less about what happens as long as it doesn't result in millions of starving, brainwashed refugees running north across the border.






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nobodytooimportant
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Depends on your opinion of when you think they actually began putting emphasis on missile technology, rather than nuclear capability alone. Some will say 20 years, I've been of the opinion that it's been more along the lines of the last 10-7 years, if some projections of their spending are any indication


I'm of the opposite opinion, I feel they have been working seriously on their missile technology a lot longer than their nuclear weapons. It appeared to me that they had swung a deal with the Pakistanis, Khan et al would do the nuclear work and the DPRK would do the delivery system.

From the perspective of the North, missiles were a lot easier to sell to other countries as they could do so longer without the world coming down on them. After the fall of the Soviets, I think their biggest concern was finding ways to acquire money, and missiles provided such a way.

While I don't think their scientists are top notch, they are probably okay. To me a bigger issue is their ability to manufacture items to the level of accuracy required for such complicated items. I don't think they have it.



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Roaad
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Now that Bush took out Saddam. . .we need a nation to play Boogey Man to drum up fear, and thus millitary action/spending support.





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