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#1 key2thecup

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

North Korea 'preparing for two nuclear tests'

North Korea is preparing to carry out two nuclear tests, either simultaneously or in rapid succession, to demonstrate to the world the advances it has made in its weapons programme, according to intelligence reports.

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Analysis of recent satellite images has shown new activity on the southern edge of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, while preparations at a second tunnel to the west were apparently completed earlier, a South Korean government source told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.


The paper quoted a military official as saying, "There is a chance that the southern tunnel is a decoy, but we are not ruling out that the regime will conduct nuclear tests simultaneously at both tunnels."


There is a widespread belief that North Korea will go ahead with what would be its third nuclear test in the near future, with the regime still angrily denouncing criticism by the United Nations Security Council for the launch in December of what Pyongyang claims was a rocket to put a satellite into orbit.


That protestation has been undermined by North Korea putting on display in Pyongyang a section of fuselage from an identical vehicle and labelling it as a ballistic missile.


The South Korean military and international intelligence agencies have prepared for the North's anticipated nuclear test and hope that data they can retrieve will provide new pointers on just how far Pyongyang has advanced in its efforts to develop a nuclear warhead that is small enough to be attached to a ballistic missile.

http://www.telegraph...lear-tests.html






North Korea releases rocket-launch video that shows a New York-like city in flames

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North Korea has released a video about its space program and rocket launch abilities that shows a city similar to New York being destroyed by a military bombardment overlayed by a burning American flag.

The video, published on Feb. 2 on the country’s official YouTube channel, begins with the face of a dozing North Korean man which is then overlaid with scenes of a rocket launch.

The the soothing background music — which sounds like an off-brand muzak version of Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World,” mixed with “We Are The World” — plays over everything.

Soon we see a computer-generated space shuttle circling the world with scenes from across the globe. When the shuttle flies over North America, the video zooms in on what appears to be New York showing the city in flames being bombarded by an unseen force.

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” the Korean-language caption says according to a translation from The Guardian. “It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze.”

The video then ends with a return to North Korea and the face of the North Korean man who has comfortably slept though the whole thing. The muzak has continued playing through the entire thing.
The video is a reminder that North Korea is in the midst of powering up its missile program.

South Korea’s UN ambassador said Monday a North Korean nuclear test “seems to be imminent.”
Ambassador Kim Sook said there are “very busy activities” taking place at North Korea’s nuclear test site “and everybody’s watching.”


Kim told a press conference that in the event of a nuclear test, he expects the UN Security Council to respond with “firm and strong measures.”

North Korea announced last month that it would conduct a nuclear test to protest Security Council sanctions toughened after a satellite launch in December that the U.S. and others say was a disguised test of banned missile technology. The council ordered North Korea in the sanctions resolution to refrain from a nuclear test or face “significant action.”

South Korea joined the Security Council in January and holds the rotating presidency this month. Kim said he was speaking as South Korea’s ambassador, not as the council president.
He said that during negotiations on the latest sanctions resolution all 15 council members — including North Korean ally China — were unified.


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Yonhap / The Associated PressThe USS San Francisco, a U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, is docked before South Korea and U.S. joint military exercises, at Jinhae naval base, South Korea on Friday.

The drills are being run as North Korea is expected to launch another nuclear test.
“They are very firm and resolute and I would expect very firm and strong measures to be taken in terms of format as well as in substance once they go ahead with such provocation” as a nuclear test, Kim said.

Pyongyang’s two previous nuclear tests, in 2006 and 2009, both occurred after it was condemned by the United Nations for rocket launches.

The sanctions, aimed at trying to derail the country’s rogue nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, bar North Korea from testing or using nuclear or ballistic missile technology, and from importing or exporting material for these programs.

The latest sanctions resolution again demanded that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program and cease launches. It slapped sanctions on North Korean companies and government agencies, including its space agency and several individuals.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/05/north-korea-releases-rocket-launch-video-that-shows-a-new-york-like-city-in-flames/




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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

lol, what a cuntry!
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

What made me take them super cereal is the "We Are The World" background theme..

I don't think the Onion could have done a better job at amusing. :lol:
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

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Good catch! Thought that looked somewhat familiar..
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Great.
Keep on destroying the Earth.
Idiots.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Is this a legitimate threat or what? We've been hearing of this for awhile now on CDC but zero on tv. (Not zero but you get it)

Edited by PlayStation, 05 February 2013 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

China should really start cracking the whip on North Korea. While it may seem that their influence over Pyongyang isn't as much as most would believe, maybe they should start sabre-rattling towards them.

If I was China, I'd be worried that my puny "ally" is off being a cowboy on the world stage, affecting some of my largest trading partners (Japan, South Korea, United States). I would be telling North Korea to sit down and shut up before I start cracking heads (stop sending aid, sending in the PLA for some "peacekeeping" missions).
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

China should really start cracking the whip on North Korea. While it may seem that their influence over Pyongyang isn't as much as most would believe, maybe they should start sabre-rattling towards them.

If I was China, I'd be worried that my puny "ally" is off being a cowboy on the world stage, affecting some of my largest trading partners (Japan, South Korea, United States). I would be telling North Korea to sit down and shut up before I start cracking heads (stop sending aid, sending in the PLA for some "peacekeeping" missions).


China hold heavy influence on N.Korea..... Why would they do that? Strategically it makes no sense to them to do that. N.Korea is kept as a proxy for China.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

I managed to get some footage out of the Tests, this took a lot of great personal risk!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

North Korea is so good at trolling the international community.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:53 PM

China hold heavy influence on N.Korea..... Why would they do that? Strategically it makes no sense to them to do that. N.Korea is kept as a proxy for China.


There have been some high level leaks where there are rumours that China's influence isn't as much as we were led to believe. Hence China siding with the UN to condemn North Korea.

As for proxy, it will only works if N. Korea doesn't have a nuclear missile. At some certain point, it's possible that the North Koreans may just have enough leverage/strength that they will stop listening to China.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

I kind of like having a crazy neighbour who makes me seem not so bad, perhaps China feels the same way about getting involved in North Korea.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Send in Mossad to assassinate all their scientists?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:16 AM

Send in Mossad to assassinate all their scientists?


Lol nah the North Koreans are harmless..... Iranians on the other hand..
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:08 AM

keep doing this and USA may do something about...

NK has 7 or 8 ICBMs with nuclear warheads. USA has just more than 1.000...

yeah. NK has a lot of chance to beat USA. stupid NK...
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

North Korea will be turned into a parking lot if they do something stupid..you can only keep pushing buttons for so long.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

North Korea is a dangerous opponent with little to lose, but their fledgling nuclear capability doesn't make them all that much more dangerous than they already are, at least for the moment.

However if they ever manage to build smaller more advanced nuclear weapons, and a survivable means of delivering them, like nuclear artillery shells, watch out.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

After watching the video, I am no longer alarmed. If that's the best CGI they can come up with, then their technology is nothing to fear.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

After watching the video, I am no longer alarmed. If that's the best CGI they can come up with, then their technology is nothing to fear.

If you wanna see fear, check out the main pages of all major US news networks just following news like this breaking.

You'd think the US was under attack right this second.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

I'm surprised China just doesn't go in and steamroller them and take over, and put in a puppet government.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

If you wanna see fear, check out the main pages of all major US news networks just following news like this breaking.

You'd think the US was under attack right this second.


Fear mongering at its best.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

I'm surprised China just doesn't go in and steamroller them and take over, and put in a puppet government.


They didn't have to steamroll to achieve that.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

I'm surprised China just doesn't go in and steamroller them and take over, and put in a puppet government.

What?!?! North Korea is perfect for China. With NK in the picture nobody worries about Chinese civil rights, free tibet, environmental and ecological destruction on a unprecedented scale, the inevitable world economic takeover by using China state-owned corporations to buy up US/Canadian etc. corporations and land with printed yuan. As long as they show that they are not outright supporting North Korean action- the crazier Kim Jong Un sounds the sweeter China seems.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

I'm surprised China just doesn't go in and steamroller them and take over, and put in a puppet government.


Even China won't do that. Fighting North Korea in a war would be like fighting a random crack head in the DTES. Yes they are emaciated and have far less access to basic consumer goods, but they really just don't give a $@#$@# anymore and you have nothing to gain by doing it.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:59 PM

I'm surprised China just doesn't go in and steamroller them and take over, and put in a puppet government.


China couldn't invade North Korea at an acceptable cost.

Maybe in 10 or 15 years they could but OTOH North Korea may have a real nuclear capability by then.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

I managed to get some footage out of the Tests, this took a lot of great personal risk!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sHtT3UJZRGg


holy the last firework in the video was only 20 $ Canadian!!
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