Japan threatens to shoot down North Korean rocket

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Dec 2, 2012
Japan is threatening to shoot down a North Korean rocket that Pyongyang says it could launch next week.

Kim Jong-un's regime insists the rocket, which it says will fly south over the Philippines and Australia and into orbit, is carrying a communications satellite.

Audio: Listen to Mark Willacy's report (AM)
But the United States, South Korea and Japan all say that the launch is really a ballistic missile test, with North Korea trying to master the technology to fire long-range missiles capable of one day carrying a nuclear warhead.

The last North Korean rocket launch ended in ignominy in April, when the rocket broke up and splashed into the Yellow Sea just a minute or so after take-off.

After that debacle, there were rumours throughout Pyongyang that a couple of rocket scientists had disappeared.

Japan's prime minister Yoshihiko Noda is threatening to shoot down the next rocket if it manages to stay airborne and threaten Japanese territory.

"The defence minister has today issued orders to prepare for the interception and defence against ballistic missiles," he said.

"If they do indeed go ahead with the launch, then it is indeed very regrettable.

"Not only our country, but the entire international community must take strong measures to deal with this."

The launch window runs for 12 days from next Monday - a period in which South Korean voters will be going to the polls to elect a new president.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-03/japan-t...

Do IT!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#3 Dec 2, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
DSM Loco is a loony remnant from the cold war.
Slew is a lazy slob who drives a salvaged BMW but lives in ghetto inner city housing in his mamas basement. he also believes he has a solution to every little thing but in reality he dont know sh it expect leech off people's taxes and go shopping everyday.
typical gay armenian communist who hates america and would love to see a new communist empire
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 2, 2012
Joe? Joe?

Joe McCarthy, is that you? You sound like you are alive but very drunk, Joe!

Is that you?
Amused Slew

United States

#5 Dec 3, 2012
All the little boys and their toys.
Amused Slew

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2012
Maybe it's time President Obama is faced with a real national emergency, like a war in Korea?
Amused Slew

United States

#7 Dec 3, 2012
I'm betting President Obama would have to think on it for 2 weeks in which time there would be 37,000 Americans dead in a Korea conflict.

Meanwhile President Obama would be thinking about it. You know like Lincon would think about things before acting. Holding his chin like a thoughtfull leader, meanwhile Rome would burn to the ground, save the basement.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 3, 2012
Sure is easy to tell when the government checks go out. The right wingers here get all lit up in the morning.
barrys world view

United States

#10 Dec 3, 2012
good for Japan, shoot it down and let's watch how barry reacts.

And Israel should push the button iran and wipe the terrorists off the map, because you know they are going to do it to Israel.
Bob Schmahl wrote:
DSM Loco is a loony remnant from the cold war.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Good move, Schmahl, let's see how many Americans we can get killed in a war that has nothing to do with us.

God didn't appoint us the policeman of the world.
Amused Slew

United States

#12 Dec 3, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
Sure is easy to tell when the government checks go out. The right wingers here get all lit up in the morning.
You really are dumb, everthing you say is wrong.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Dec 3, 2012
I'm dumb? My side won. Your side took a certain victory and effed it up.
4 americans killed

United States

#14 Dec 3, 2012
Bob Schmahl wrote:
Good move, Schmahl, let's see how many Americans we can get killed in a war that has nothing to do with us.
God didn't appoint us the policeman of the world.
just like BENGHAZI, what are we doing there ? The arm pit of the world.
Bob Schmahl

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Dec 3, 2012
We were trying to be the policeman of the world. We didn't belong there either.

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