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John_Locke
07-04-2006, 02:12 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html



North Korea has test-launched a missile but not the long-range weapon that the U.S. has been monitoring, sources tell CNN.

John_Locke
07-04-2006, 02:20 PM
ABC says two missiles launced in the sea of Japan

banyon
07-04-2006, 02:45 PM
It was their way of celebrating the 4th.

John_Locke
07-04-2006, 02:46 PM
It was their way of celebrating the 4th.


They just launched a 3rd one

North Korea test-fires at least three missiles, one of them a long-range weapon that the U.S. has been monitoring, U.S. sources say.

StcChief
07-04-2006, 02:49 PM
Nuke 'em

Bowser
07-04-2006, 02:49 PM
They just launched a 3rd one

North Korea test-fires at least three missiles, one of them a long-range weapon that the U.S. has been monitoring, U.S. sources say.

So has it been confirmed that they fired their long range missle?

banyon
07-04-2006, 02:53 PM
So has it been confirmed that they fired their long range missle?

CNN says the TAEPODONG-2 Long Range missile was fired

Bowser
07-04-2006, 02:56 PM
CNN says the TAEPODONG-2 Long Range missile was fired

And I'm sure there's no significance to them firing it on the 4th.

How about we quit pussyfooting around with these shitheads, and go blow up some launch pads?

banyon
07-04-2006, 03:01 PM
CNN also just said the the TAEPDONG -2 Failed . They aren't sure why.

Boyceofsummer
07-04-2006, 03:03 PM
And I'm sure there's no significance to them firing it on the 4th.

How about we quit pussyfooting around with these shitheads, and go blow up some launch pads?

The Taepodong-2 missile failed in mid-air. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha...............
at least we got the shuttle in orbit.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html

StcChief
07-04-2006, 03:04 PM
And I'm sure there's no significance to them firing it on the 4th.

How about we quit pussyfooting around with these shitheads, and go blow up some launch pads? Yep.

Should be interesting how China, Japan, S.Korea react as well.

Kim Jong is thumbing his nose again.

Boyceofsummer
07-04-2006, 03:09 PM
Taepodong-2?

banyon
07-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Now they say it's 4 missiles.

Boyceofsummer
07-04-2006, 03:11 PM
the Chiefs of the emerging nuclear powers.

Bowser
07-04-2006, 03:15 PM
Taepodong-2?

I thought that as well. If it did, we'll likely never know. Or at lest not know for a long time.

alanm
07-04-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm suprised the U.S. didn't try out their new missle defense system on their long range missle. :hmmm:

4th and Long
07-04-2006, 03:24 PM
North Korea Missile Launches Detected
Third Launch May Have Been Long-Range Weapon, Sources Say

July 4, 2006 North Korea launched three missiles today, including one that might have been the long-range Taepodong-2, which is believed to be capable of reaching U.S. soil, sources told ABC News.

The first two of the missiles launched appeared to be short- or mid-range missiles, but it appeared that the third which broke up shortly after it launched was a longer range missile, sources said.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said North Korea had launched three missiles, but he could not confirm whether the Taepodong-2 was among the weapons tested.

The launches of the first two missiles were detected by NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, sources told ABC News.

The first launch occurred around 2:30 p.m. ET, and the second came at around 3 p.m., the sources said.

Both of those launches were tracked and detected as being nowhere near capable of coming anywhere near the United States, though one source told ABC News the government could not say where the missiles had landed.

Japanese media, citing sources in the Japanese government, reported that North Korea launched a missile at 3:32 a.m. local time, and that the missile landed in the Sea of Japan six minutes later.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=2153034

banyon
07-04-2006, 03:24 PM
I'm suprised the U.S. didn't try out their new missle defense system on their long range missle. :hmmm:

Maybe:

1) They did and that's why the TAEPODONG is toast.

or

2) They did and it failed too.

If it's #1, Rummy will give a briefing late today or tommorow to announce it.

If it's #2, we'll maybe never know.

Bowser
07-04-2006, 03:25 PM
I'm suprised the U.S. didn't try out their new missle defense system on their long range missle. :hmmm:

They may well have.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-04-2006, 03:27 PM
I'm suprised the U.S. didn't try out their new missle defense system on their long range missle. :hmmm:
Maybe that's why #2 failed...:hmmm:

Ari Chi3fs
07-04-2006, 03:28 PM
now would be a good time to buy some Arizona Oceanfront property. OK that was bad.

I had a bad dream that this kind of shit happened... a nuke hitting the San Andreas fault, causing Hollywood and a shitload of California Falling into the ocean...

4th and Long
07-04-2006, 03:29 PM
Son of a bitch waited until our Independence Day to do this. Smart move. Really. That won't piss us off or anything. Kim Jong Il has most likely sealed his fate to being renamed Kim Gone.

"Bob" Dobbs
07-04-2006, 03:29 PM
I had a bad dream that this kind of shit happened... a nuke hitting the San Andreas fault, causing Hollywood and a shitload of California Falling into the ocean...
That's a BAD dream?

Ari Chi3fs
07-04-2006, 03:29 PM
Tap-a-dong. What a weird name for a missle.

Bowser
07-04-2006, 03:30 PM
now would be a good time to buy some Arizona Oceanfront property. OK that was bad.

I had a bad dream that this kind of shit happened... a nuke hitting the San Andreas fault, causing Hollywood and a shitload of California Falling into the ocean...

That's the part where Superman flies into the fault, and hoists Cali back up to where it's supposed to be. And Lex Luthor and Otis get sent to the big house, after Miss Tessbacher pulls the Kryptonite necklace off of Supes.

VonneMarie
07-04-2006, 03:35 PM
US talking with China, Russia and Japan. That's good to know.

4th and Long
07-04-2006, 03:35 PM
That's the part where Superman flies into the fault, and hoists Cali back up to where it's supposed to be. And Lex Luthor and Otis get sent to the big house, after Miss Tessbacher pulls the Kryptonite necklace off of Supes.
ROFL

It's Ms. Teschmacher, but still ... ROFL

4th and Long
07-04-2006, 03:36 PM
US talking with China, Russia and Japan. That's good to know.
We know it isn't Dubyuh that's talking to them. He can barely speak English.

VonneMarie
07-04-2006, 03:38 PM
We know it isn't Dubyuh that's talking to them. He can barely speak English.
It's Strategery...

Bowser
07-04-2006, 03:43 PM
They have restricted the airspace over Vandenburg AFB. Vandenburg is one of our missile defense sites.

Ari Chi3fs
07-04-2006, 03:53 PM
Lets just go ahead an NUKE NKorea now. Its time. Lets make one big ****ing crater.

SBK
07-04-2006, 03:54 PM
You know that rule about not killing leaders of other nations, this would be a good time to send in a sniper and take that dog eater out!

Adept Havelock
07-04-2006, 03:55 PM
You know that rule about not killing leaders of other nations, this would be a good time to send in a sniper and take that dog eater out!

What insures his successor is any less of a nutter or less hostile to the US than Ole' Kim Il Runt?

Eskimo Joe
07-04-2006, 04:20 PM
U.S. official: North Korea tests long-range missile
From Elise Labott and Justine Redman (http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/04/korea.missile/index.html?section=cnn_topstories)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- North Korea launched a long-range Taepodong-2 missile early Wednesday in an apparently unsuccessful test that failed in flight, a senior State Department official said.

North Korea also tested at least two smaller missiles, U.S. sources told CNN.

Both missiles were launched from a site other than the one intelligence officials have watched for weeks ahead of the long-range missile test, a senior State Department official said.

The United States, Japan and other countries have warned North Korea against a long-range missile test, saying such a move would be considered a provocation.

Washington and North Korea's Asian neighbors -- South Korea, China, Russia and Japan -- have been trying to persuade North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program since 2002, but those talks have stalled in recent months.

President Bush warned last week that the isolated Stalinist state would face even further isolation if it launched the Taepodong-2, which U.S. analysts fear is capable of reaching the western United States. (Full story)

"The North Koreans have made agreements with us in the past, and we expect them to keep their agreements," Bush said last month at the end of a European Union summit.

"It should make people nervous when nontransparent regimes, that have announced that they've got nuclear warheads, fire missiles," Bush said. "This is not the way you conduct business in the world. This is not the way that peaceful nations conduct their affairs."

The senior State Department official said the launches were timed to coincide with the launch of the space shuttle Discovery from Florida, calling it "a provocative act designed to get attention."

The North Koreans fired a Taepodong-1 missile over Japan in 1998, but declared a moratorium on future tests in 1999.

Two senior State Department officials said Tuesday that fuel trucks had departed the site where the Taepodong-2 sat on a launch paid, indicating that a test may have been near.

On Monday, Pyongyang's state-run media carried a report accusing the United States of harassing North Korea and vowing to respond to any pre-emptive attack "with a relentless annihilating strike and a nuclear war with a mighty nuclear deterrent." (Watch why North Korea is talking about annihilating the U.S. -- 2:04)

The White House has dismissed that threat as "hypothetical." (Full story)

Meanwhile, the Pentagon took steps to be ready for a possible military response to a North Korean missile launch.

The U.S. Northern Command recently increased security measures at its Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a military official confirmed.

In other planning measures instituted in the past several days, Northern Command, along with the Federal Aviation Administration, has put standby commercial flight restrictions into place over Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Fort Greely, Alaska, where the U.S. interceptor missiles are based.

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2006, 04:25 PM
CNN also just said the the TAEPDONG -2 Failed . They aren't sure why."That... wasn't my fault."

http://random-m.com/images/2017068549_snitsky.jpg

Baby Lee
07-04-2006, 04:36 PM
You know that rule about not killing leaders of other nations, this would be a good time to send in a sniper and take that dog eater out!
Shooting the shit with one of the partners the other day when his daughter called him. She's about 10 or so. She asked what was for dinner [his cell was apparently on BLAST!!] and he asked "you want some dog?'
Now the guy is a notorious grill nut, so we all figured he was using some slang for grilling some dogs and brats in the backyard.
Then he hung up and "gotta guy guys, gotta pick up some Chinese for my daughter and her friends."

Ultra Peanut
07-04-2006, 05:02 PM
They've apparently launched up to six missiles so far, including perhaps another PENISPENISPENIS-2.

NK is such an attention whore.

Bob Dole
07-05-2006, 06:12 AM
Never fear, the U.N. Security Council is meeting later today, so you can rest assured that North Korea will receive one of their 9,625+ warnings.

banyon
07-05-2006, 07:56 AM
Firing #7.

Cochise
07-05-2006, 10:10 AM
Thankfully, it turns out that North Korea's missle was actually assembled from toilet paper tubes and a glue-stick.

Ultra Peanut
07-05-2006, 10:16 AM
rady rady you have no umbrella

i help you http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/icons/dork.gif

StcChief
07-05-2006, 10:45 AM
We need to test our cruise missile to see if it still works.

listopencil
07-05-2006, 04:33 PM
Bump.

Iowanian
07-12-2006, 09:27 PM
I wonder if US Intelligence managed to play the video of the US' test today, where they effectively shot a missile from the sky, on the NK IMAX for Kim Dung Il.....

ct
07-13-2006, 12:02 PM
I wonder if US Intelligence managed to play the video of the US' test today, where they effectively shot a missile from the sky, on the NK IMAX for Kim Dung Il.....

link?

Donger
07-13-2006, 12:06 PM
link?

It was a THAAD test at WSMR. I'll see if I can find a link.

Donger
07-13-2006, 12:09 PM
It was a THAAD test at WSMR. I'll see if I can find a link.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060712/new029.html?.v=60

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2006, 12:16 PM
Awesome. I wonder if a web video will emerge.

Donger
07-13-2006, 12:27 PM
Awesome. I wonder if a web video will emerge.

Probably, but for now, here's a picture. Note the TEMS manuever.

.

Donger
07-13-2006, 12:35 PM
The launch: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6320625068695037697&q=THAAD

The intercept: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7414421097472097540&q=THAAD

Radar Chief
07-13-2006, 12:38 PM
Sweet, thanks Donger.

Brock
07-13-2006, 12:41 PM
But...but....I thought missile defense was unpossible.

ct
07-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Thanks Donger, have to check that out at home. Can't view it at work.

Pitt Gorilla
07-13-2006, 01:41 PM
But...but....I thought missile defense was unpossible.Why did you think that?

Brock
07-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Why did you think that?

I was being sarcastical. Because MIT physicists said it doesn't work.

Radar Chief
07-13-2006, 02:07 PM
I was being sarcastical. Because MIT physicists said it doesn't work.

Well, them and some Planet Geniouses. ;)