NKorea launches rocket, defying world pressure


#1

[SIZE=4]Source: Associated Press[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=4]North Korea[/SIZE][/URL][SIZE=4] defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., [/SIZE][URL=“http://topics.forbes.com/japan”][SIZE=4]Japan[/SIZE][SIZE=4] and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean government said. In Washington, the State Department also confirmed the launch.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]“Our primary concern is to confirm safety and gather information,” Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told a news conference at his Tokyo office Sunday.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Resisting calls from President Barack Obama, Aso and Hu Jintao of China to call off the launch, North Korea had announced Saturday that preparations were complete to send communications satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 on a multistage rocket bound for the skies over Japan.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Tokyo deployed warships and Patriot missile interceptors off its northern coast to shoot down any debris that the North said might fall over the area.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]U.S. and South Korean warships equipped with missile interceptors also plied the waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan to monitor the launch.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Russia, meanwhile, scrambled fighter jets to its Far East in case any debris hits its territory, Russian news reports said.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]North Korea pushed ahead with the launch despite mounting international pressure to cancel a liftoff Obama warned Friday would be a “provocative” act.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]South Korea[/SIZE][SIZE=4], the U.S. and Japan said earlier in the week they would take North Korea to the U.N. Security Council for an act they say is banned under a 2006 resolution barring Pyongyang from ballistic activity.[/SIZE]


#2

That’s effing peachy!


#3

NK are fucking dumb.


#4

I admit it, they have balls. But since Korea is split in two, NK only has one ball. Its still rather large.


#5

North Korea is just testing the waters to see how USA and the rest of the world gonna react


#6

Business as usual.


#7

China and Russia are close allys. I guess the 3 of them have a common agenda


#8

They’re just flexing their non-existent muscles. They can’t do anything if China says no.


#9

well i think its time we took over that country…i do not like a country that has galleries that teach hatred of the west having the capacity to drop a bomb over here.
They can’t feed their people but they can make a rocket…that to me screams that we need to hit them first before they hit us.:nod::ninja


#10

Well, you Canadians can try to overtake the country if you want to. The US is already bogged down to do that. Have fun dealing with China.


#11

actually i wouldn’t surprised if china will be the one to stop them:nod:


#12

We shouldn’t take over that country anyways. In all actuality they’re no threat to us since China pretty much controls them, and China is dependent on the US for their economy. Just like we are to them.


#13

Somebody needs to just annihilate that whole country so we can stop worrying about it.


#14

No we shouldn’t. There is no reason to.


#15

[quote=“Mystic, post: 1085554”]well i think its time we took over that country…i do not like a country that has galleries that teach hatred of the west having the capacity to drop a bomb over here.
They can’t feed their people but they can make a rocket…that to me screams that we need to hit them first before they hit us.:nod::ninja[/quote]
Sounds simplistic. North Korea will send one long range missile right into the heart of canada and u guys will be eating grass