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    Default North Korea : missile launch breaking news

    CNN and some other agencies are reporting that North Korea has launched a rocket

    North Korea 'launches new rocket' - World News, Breaking News - Herald.ie
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    scene from the launch site

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    Test launch no.2 - Superior model to be launched on 21\12\2012 - bring it on !!!

    Mayan space project - no ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSMacLiam View Post
    Test launch no.2 - Superior model to be launched on 21\12\2012 - bring it on !!!

    Mayan space project - no ??
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    Just confirmed - North Korean Space Ship now in orbit - Fully loaded with nasty things - The end is nigh !!! Doomsday Preppers of The World Unite !!!

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    North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles



    India is scheduled to test-fire a long-range, nuclear warhead-enabled missile, capable of reaching deep into Asia or Europe, next week, a defence ministry official has told Reuters.

    As an aside India is a recipient of Irish Foreign Aid - you could not make this stuff up!

    North Korea Isn't The Only Country Testing Long Distance Missiles - Business Insider
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    Is the new man still 'so ronery'?

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    And sadry arone ?

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    This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

    For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

    While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

    One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadgh78 View Post
    This news may be no big deal for most readers of politics.ie, the majority of whom are at a safe enough remove from north Korea.

    For South Koreans however, North Korea's continued drive towards better and more effective nuclear weapons is no laughing matter. If any country is mad enough and bad enough to use Nuclear weapons it'd be North Korea, and if they ever do use them it will probably be against their unfortunate Southern Neighbours.

    While South Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapons program Japan might well seek it's own deterrent (N-K has had the capability to fire rockets over the sea of Japan for a few years now). After Japa perhaps Indonesia is next then Australia, Pretty soon the whole region could become a power-keg and you have the increased possibility of "Thermonuclear war by accident" to contend with.

    One thing is for sure though, with states like North Korea in possession of long-range Nuclear weapons you can forget about "global nuclear disarmament". The Genie is out of the bottle and that's it.
    As an ex-pat living in Seoul for over 3 years, I can tell you most South Koreans were feeling pretty safe shortly before 10am when this rocket was launched. I was in Suwon Station an hour or so later. Every TV was showing a press conference from the Defense Ministry and I'd say 5 or 6 old men were watching it. As a matter of interest, are you based in Korea? If you were, you'd have seen the complete lack of attention given to this. People weren't legging it to shelters, schools stayed open and the trains ran as normal. Just another day in South Korea.

    North Korea is not going to use nuclear weapons against the south.

    I wouldn't believe anything you see in the papers, with regards to North Korea, as most I have read is complete bull************************. According to some news sources, the rocket launch was done to tighten Kim Jong-un's reign in the country. Apparently the transition, one year later, is not going smoothly. How exactly does anyone know this? South Korean President Lee Myung-bak knew of Kim Jong-il's death 48 hours after he had died. Lee found out 15 mins before the rest of South Korea, despite all the intelligence. These so called "analyists" know as much about North Korea as you or I do.

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