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Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Aug 31st, 2017, 4:35 pm

Merry wrote: But if the N Koreans fire on the U.S. first, I wouldn't blame the Americans for retaliating.

Trump might not wait. As he has said (loosely translated from one of his many awkward interviews),
“why have them if you’re not going to use them”

U.S. bombers drill over Korean peninsula

South Korean and Japanese jets joined exercises with two supersonic U.S. B-1B bombers above and near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, two days after North Korea sharply raised tension by firing a missile over Japan.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/us- ... &ocid=iehp

North Korean soldiers told 'war is imminent' as tensions with US rise even higher

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/nor ... &ocid=iehp
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Merry » Aug 31st, 2017, 6:02 pm

maryjane48 wrote:how do you know trump and kim are not working together ?

For what possible reason would they be doing that?
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Merry » Aug 31st, 2017, 6:04 pm

Ka-El wrote:Trump might not wait

But I think he will; not because he's worried about N Korea, but because he's bound to have concerns about the Russian and/or Chinese reaction if he strikes pre-emptively.
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Aug 31st, 2017, 7:43 pm

Merry wrote: ...he's bound to have concerns about the Russian and/or Chinese reaction if he strikes pre-emptively.

Can you give me an example of an incident where he has previously exhibited such forethought ...

... before beaking (or tweating) off?
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Sep 1st, 2017, 5:04 am

Putin says putting pressure on North Korea is a 'dead-end road'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has weighed into the North Korea crisis, warning the US and others against going down a "dead-end road" and calling for talks to resolve the issue.

"Russia believes that the policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang to stop its nuclear missile program is misguided and futile," Putin said in an article released Thursday by the Kremlin, ahead of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China.

"The region's problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions. Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road," Putin said.

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/put ... &ocid=iehp

:135: What ? The bromance is over already ???
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Sep 1st, 2017, 5:07 am

North Korea's military: A nation built for war

On Aug. 30, 2017, North Korea launched a ballistic missile, named Hwasong-12, over Japan as part of its test drills. It traveled around 1,678 miles (2,700 km) at a low height over Hokkaido, Japan, before crashing into the sea off the nation's eastern coast. While Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the U.N. Security Council condemned the act, North Korea said that the launch was “the first step” of military operations in the Pacific

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby GordonH » Sep 2nd, 2017, 9:00 pm

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby rustled » Sep 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm

GordonH wrote:Major explosion details here
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=47292&p=2235138#p2235138

Nuclear test?
"After analyzing data provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the Japanese government concluded that North Korea has conducted a nuclear test," Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in a live television broadcast.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/03/asia/nort ... index.html

North Korea will make a “special” announcement later on Sunday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. The regime is set to make a “special and important” announcement at 3pm Pyongyang time, the North’s state-run TV broadcaster said, but did not provide further details.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... ng-un-live

ETA: According to Google, that announcement would be at 11:30PM our time.
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby rustled » Sep 2nd, 2017, 10:11 pm

(Edited)
Announcement:
North Korea said Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb meant for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

http://abcnews.go.com/International/63- ... d=49591865

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Merry » Sep 3rd, 2017, 11:54 am

"The region's problems should only be settled through a direct dialogue of all the parties concerned without any preconditions. Provocations, pressure and militarist and insulting rhetoric are a dead-end road," Putin said

http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/put ... &ocid=iehp

I think Putin is right about this but, given the anti-Russia hysteria currently prevalent in the United States, it's unlikely anyone is going to heed this advice.
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Sep 3rd, 2017, 12:20 pm

'We'll See,' Donald Trump Says On Attacking North Korea Following Latest Nuclear Test

WASHINGTON ― Hours after North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, President Donald Trump on Sunday said the military option against Pyongyang remains on the table.

“We’ll see,” Trump said, while exiting St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington after a reporter asked him whether he planned to attack North Korea.

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Poindexter » Sep 3rd, 2017, 2:01 pm

Sad state of affairs when the fate of the world rests in the hands of two complete morons.

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Ka-El » Sep 3rd, 2017, 5:59 pm

Ya, but the Americans voted for their moron. :135:
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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby GordonH » Sep 3rd, 2017, 6:05 pm

Ka-El wrote:Ya, but the Americans voted for their moron. :135:


Of course they had rough election, do will vote for:
Moron "A" or
Moron "B"
neither was worthy of the position

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Re: Is Kim Jong-un the world's next Boogeyman?

Postby Queen K » Sep 4th, 2017, 1:13 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#205753

I'm pretty sure they aren't begging for war so much as Trump is anxious to shoot stuff.
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