North Korea Fires Three Ballistic Missiles, Seoul Says, as G-20 Leaders Gather


#1

NBC News:

North Korea Fires Three Ballistic Missiles, Seoul Says, as G-20 Leaders Gather

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast Monday, South Korea’s military said, in a show of force timed to the G-20 economic summit in China.
North Korea regularly engages in missile and rocket tests, especially when international attention is turned to Northeast Asia. World leaders are gathering for the G-20 summit of advanced and emerging economies in the city of Hangzhou in eastern China.
Beijing is the North’s only major ally, but ties between the neighbors have frayed amid a string of nuclear and missile tests and what many outsiders see as other provocations in recent years.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the three missiles, launched from the western North Korean town of Hwangju, flew across the country before splashing in the waters off its east coast. Officials did not describe the range of the missiles.
Before the firing, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit Monday, South Korean President Park Geun-hye criticized the North for what she called provocations that are hurting Seoul-Beijing ties.

The launch comes four days before the 68th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s government, and days after South Korean and U.S. troops ended annual joint summertime military drills — which North Korea regularly describes as a dress rehearsal for invasion.
Last month, worries about the North’s weapons programs deepened after a missile from a North Korean submarine flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon.
The U.N. Security Council in late August strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August. It called them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.


#2

This is so dumb, they have been doing this for years, when the day comes and they end up hitting a city with a nuke, everyone will ask why something was not done sooner to stop this.


#3

As long as the missile flies out of the range of the state operated 1951 Marconi Mk II TV camera, Kim Jung Il can tell his people that the missiles are going all the way to the U.S. coast.


#4

Yeah, it is so dumb.

The US has been the one provoking the DPRK by conducting all these military exercises.

youtube.com/watch?v=YZ85_CkQ5WE (21:45)

Fin: What do they think the DPRK is going to do with the nuke? It is a defensive weapon. You could only use it to basically retaliate if someone attacks you. You can’t actually win a war with a nuke, not any more.

Raven:There just going to launch that ****. Yeah. ****ing launch it. ***** it.

Fin: They had it for quite a while. If they want to use it do something crazy, they would have done it. They have it, and they know as long as they have it, the US can’t invade and kill them all. That is basically the whole point of having one, and that’s why the US is against them having one.


#5

Every inch of Korea has been mapped. Every movement is watched. All buildings have been identified. New construction is watched. We have satellites and drones. They’ve got nothing.

I’m sure China, Japan and the US will publish nothing about what they plan to do under defined circumstances. North Korea is just noise, and any stories about it are just noise.

Ed

More noise to come.


#6

Keep in mind, while watching uploads like this, that, while the contemptuous tone of this video may be appealing to your rebellious nature, the content is no more than sentiment peppered with the f-bomb.


#7

Such a video would be somewhat contemptuous since it was critiquing someone’s history of the DPRK that they disagree with.

Raven was using a contemptuous tone at the notion that the DPRK would issue a launch order as a casual, capricious decision. The DPRK is not going to issue a launch order unless it is provoked, obviously, because such a launch would trigger nuclear retaliation. A credible nuclear capability would at lease deter an invasion by introducing the prospect of unacceptable damage to US military assets, such as bases in South Korea, Okinawa, and Guam.

How is the thesis that the DPRK wouldn’t regard a nuclear launch as a frivolous matter mere sentiment?

Also, what is wrong using profanity in certain situations, such as among military comrades or in a college football locker room by a coach, in this case, Mike Leach?


#8

:okpeople::hammering:


#9

How is the thesis that the DPRK wouldn’t regard a nuclear launch as a frivolous matter mere sentiment?

No one has access to North Korea. There is no consensus on North Korea’s launch protocol.

Also, what is wrong using profanity in certain situations, such as among military comrades or in a college football locker room by a coach, in this case, Mike Leach?

Nothing, but if I’m looking for commentary on North Korea’s predisposition for launching nuclear weapons, I’ll be skipping the the one’s that contain the phrase, “Oh yea man, that’s f-ing stupid.”


#10

Do you think the DPRK would regard a nuclear launch a casual decision?

There is also no consensus on the US’ nuclear policy, because it does not have a no-first use policy, either. Still, the lack of information of the DPRK’s policy is advantageous because it would dissuade US aggression against the DPRK.

Nothing, but if I’m looking for commentary on North Korea’s predisposition for launching nuclear weapons, I’ll be skipping the the one’s that contain the phrase, “Oh yea man, that’s f-ing stupid.”

FinnishBolshevik does make some common sense points. Still, you could find similar analyses elsewhere, from someone that is reasonably and does not irrationally see the DPRK as a demon. It is not like they said anything novel about North Korea nuclear policy.

This is a good place to find some information about North Korea.


#11

Do you think the DPRK would regard a nuclear launch a casual decision?

That’s not the point. This is… cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-kim-jong-un-executes-military-chief-staff-ri-yong-gil/

There is also no consensus on the US’ nuclear policy, because it does not have a no-first use policy, either. Still, the lack of information of the DPRK’s policy is advantageous because it would dissuade US aggression against the DPRK.

There is consensus, otherwise free markets would not operate here.

This is a good place to find some information about North Korea.

The very first article in this archive is nonsense. We are still in a state of war with the same North Korean regime as we were in 1953. The war never ended, North Korea is still our enemy.


#12

cnn.com/2016/05/10/asia/north-korea-army-chief-ri-yong-gil-alive/

Ri Yong Gil is Jesus Christ. He is resurrected after being executed by a tyrannical state!

I was really wondering if he was executed.

The very first article in this archive is nonsense. We are still in a state of war with the same North Korean regime as we were in 1953. The war never ended, North Korea is still our enemy.

Does the article even contradict that? I do not see any point in hating North Korea. Just a peace for all these years.


#13

Okay, so he spent some time in Mr. Kim’s ‘fun house’ for re-education.

I won’t fall for the poor little North Korea routine from Marxist sympathizers. They invaded South Korea with the backing of China. North Korea is still holding it’s position as aggressor. China appears to have changed since then, North Korea has not. They are remnants of the Marxist experiments in 20th century, nothing more.


#14

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.