Originally posted by generalissimoCan you point North Korea out on a map?
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[b]There are signs that North Korea may be planning more missile launches, US defence officials say.
"Defence officials in Washington said US satellite photos had revealed vehicle activity at a site in North Korea used to fire long-range missiles.
The vehic ...[text shortened]... that it is no longer bound by the Armistice which in 1953 brought an end to the Korean War.[/b]
Originally posted by Andrew Hamiltonhence, his survival.
I think this President Kim Jong-il is a nut and a potentially dangerous one at that.
Seriously, I think some nation should, if at all feasible, secretly arrange to assassinate him (before he has any more chances to do anything REALLY stupid that would start world war 3) and make sure (make very VERY sure!) that the assassination CANNOT be traced ba ...[text shortened]... t war which would be a lot worse than merely defeating the whole point of such an assassination.
Originally posted by ScriabinI see.
hence, his survival.
the whole thing is about the successor to the Dear Leader.
it is thought likely that the favorite to take the throne, err, presidency, is Kim's son Menta Li
Originally posted by utherpendragonworse than that -- much worse.
they fired off another one today, the 29th.does that make 6? not sure. He clearly has no fear.What can the U.N do to him? They are impotent, he knows this. The U.S. will do nothing. When leaders like this sense what they deem as weakness,they act. They do not respect diplomacy,letters, or "stern" responses. They are in power and stay in power because they are ruthless. N.Korea will be another nuke nation for good and nobody is gonna stop them
Originally posted by Scriabinyes i agree w/ you and was aware of that. just did not mention it. Anyday now the @#*$ is gonna hit the fan. Not trying to sound like an alarmist but I think its a very real possibility .
worse than that -- much worse.
N.Korea built the Iranian-funded nuclear facility in Syria taken out by the Israelis in September 2007. That facility was a clone of the one in N. Korea you see on satellite photos.
N. Korea works closely with Iran and is the major source of Iranian missile tech -- not China or Pakistan. A Swiss news daily reported last ...[text shortened]... that the Iranian nuclear issue "was over."
The hard liners in Jerusalem don't think so.
Originally posted by WheelyWhat? You strung too many words together and stopped making sense about half way through the sentence.
The very fact that a country that has described N Korea as evil is able to tell us in such detail what vehicles are moving where in N Korea goes a long way towards explaining N Korea´s actions.