Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by dawg, Feb 6, 2016.
They better watch out before they get a strongly worded letter.
I wish a coup would happen already
Goddamn Chinese are supposed to pull the leash on those bastards
Silicon Valley here.
My new name will be: Wee Go Boom
Tokyo orders SDF to shoot down North Korean missile if threat to Japan
by Reiji Yoshida and Ayako Mie
Feb 3, 2016
A Self-Defense Force member stands by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit deployed at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Sunday ahead of an anticipated North Korean rocket launch. | AP
Japan on Wednesday condemned Pyongyang’s plan to launch a space rocket, calling it a thinly disguised test of a long-distance ballistic missile.
The government ordered Aegis ballistic missile defense warships of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and land-based Patriot PAC-3 rocket units to respond should projections show components falling in Japanese territory.
“This will effectively mean the firing of a ballistic missile. It would be a clear violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and a grave, provocative act against the security of our country,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a Lower House session Wednesday.
“Japan, in cooperation with the United States and South Korea, will strongly urge North Korea to refrain from (conducting) the launch,” Abe said.
On Tuesday night, North Korea notified the International Maritime Organization that it plans to send a “satellite” into orbit between Feb. 8 and 25. It said the launch will take place on one of those days between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Japan time.
Pyongyang conducted a fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6. The planned launch is widely seen as both a test and a demonstration of its advances in rocketry.
Feb. 16 is the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il, the father of current leader Kim Jong Un. Observers believe the launch window has been set around the day for domestic purposes — to bolster the nation’s morale.
During a daily news conference, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga pointed out that the projectile, expected to be launched from a site in western North Korea, would fly over part of the Sakishima island chain of Okinawa Prefecture, which includes the islands of Ishigaki and Miyako.
Japan lodged a formal protest with the North’s embassy in Beijing at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Suga said.
“U.N. Security Council resolutions have repeatedly banned any launch by North Korea that uses ballistic missile technologies,” Suga said.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani ordered the Self-Defense Forces to destroy any parts of the rocket should they threaten to fall within Japanese territory.
Japan has already deployed Aegis destroyers equipped with the SM-3 missile system at sea and Patriot PAC-3 air-defense units of the Ground Self-Defense Forces on land. Both systems are designed to intercept ballistic missiles.
Their primary mission is seen as monitoring the launch, but the deployment also appears to be a gesture underlining Japan’s determination to defend its territory.
Pyongyang’s declared plan would involve three parts of the rocket falling west of the Korean Peninsula, in the East China Sea southwest of the peninsula and in the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, respectively.
The rocket is expected to fly over the Sakishima island chain, according to a map with navigation warnings posted by the Japan Coast Guard on its website.
The course matches that of a ballistic missile Pyongyang launched in December 2012, Suga said.
Later Wednesday, a high-ranking government official said Pyongyang may be preparing to launch the same type of missile as the one it used in 2012. A Defense Ministry white paper says Pyongyang fired a variant of its Taepodong-2 ballistic missile at that time.
A missile of this type can fly more than 10,000 km if the warhead weighs less than a ton, the Defense Ministry said.
If North Korea develops long-range ballistic missiles using the technologies tested in the launches, “the missiles could have ranges that potentially reach the central, western, and other areas of the U.S. mainland,” the Defense Ministry concluded in its 2015 white paper.
Meanwhile, Washington and Seoul have both condemned Pyongyang’s plan.
“The international community would regard a step like that by the North Koreans as just another irresponsible provocation and a clear violation of their international obligations,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday in Washington.
“The U.S. has worked closely not just with our allies in South Korea and Japan but also with our partners in China and Russia, to convey to the North Koreans the need to end their provocative actions,” he said.
Earnest also maintained that China has “unique influence over the North Korean regime,” urging Beijing to join the U.S. and its allies to “counter this threat.”
Urging Pyongyang to drop its plan, the government in Seoul said the move would be a serious breach of U.N. resolutions and a “direct challenge” to the international community.
China on Wednesday expressed serious concern over North Korea’s plan, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang calling on Pyongyang to “exercise restraint” and not escalate tensions in the region.
According to the Defense Ministry, Patriot PAC-3 air-defense units have been deployed at bases and facilities of the Self-Defense Forces in Asaka, Saitama Prefecture, Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, and Naha and Chinen of Okinawa Prefecture, as well as at the Defense Ministry’s compound in Tokyo’s Ichigaya district.
The ministry said that it will consider whether further deployment is necessary elsewhere.
Aegis destroyers carrying the SM-3 missile system have been deployed in the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy over North Korea’s move Wednesday evening.
“It’s important that Japan and the U.S. coordinate with each other closely. We hope to increase dialogue between us,” Kishida said during the meeting.
Kennedy responded by emphasizing that the trilateral relationship among Japan, the U.S. and South Korea is “critical” to deal with North Korea’s provocations.
Staff writer Tomohiro Osaki also contributed to this report
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Blow it out of the sky and mail it back to that fat fuck in sandwich bags.
North Korea launches long-range rocket
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) [Breaking news update, posed at 7:48 p.m. ET]. NorthKorea has launched a long-range "missile," a South Korean ...
Buy a spare computer for your car (used on ebay) and keep it in a metal box.
America has these rocket/drone things that they recently used to target and kill some terrorist (I forget who)... why the fuck don't they just send one over and kill that fat fuck Kim?
Seoul, South Korea (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 10:45 p.m. ET]
North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into space, North Korean state TV reports.
[Previous story, posted at 10:11 p.m. ET]
North Korea has launched a long-range "missile," a South Korean defense ministry official said Sunday, an action immediately condemned by the United States as "destabilizing and provocative."
Though North Korea had said it planned to put a satellite into orbit, the launch was viewed by other nations, such as Japan and South Korea, as a front for a ballistic missile test, especially coming on the heels of North Korea's hydrogen bomb testlast month.
However, a senior U.S. defense official said the rocket headed toward space and, based on its trajectory, "did not pose a threat to the U.S. or our allies."
The United States, Japan and South Korea have called for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Sunday, a senior U.S. official told CNN. The South Korean national security council held an emergency meeting in response to the launch, the South Korean President's office said.
North Korea's state-run TV said it will make an important announcement at 12 p.m. Pyongyang time (10:30 p.m. ET).
South Korea said the rocket was launched around 9:30 a.m. local time (7:30 p.m. ET) and headed south. The U.S. official said it headed toward the Yellow Sea.
'A major provocation'
U.S. officials and South Korean leaders immediately criticized the rocket launch.
"This is the second time in just over a month that the DPRK has chosen to conduct a major provocation, threatening not only the security of the Korean peninsula, but that of the region and the United States as well," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said, "North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions."
South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the launch a "challenge to world peace." She said in a televised address that South Korean officials "don't know when North Korea is going to do another provocative action, so our government needs to come up with a plan to protect the safety of our people."
Japan lodged a strong protest against North Korea through diplomatic channels, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference.
Japan's analysis of the launch indicated parts the rocket fell into four locations offshore after takeoff, the Japanese Prime Minister's office said Sunday via Twitter.
One location is 150 kilometers west of the Korean peninsula in the Yellow Sea, two other locations are southwest of the Korean peninsula in the East China Sea and a fourth location is about 2,000 kilometers south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean, according to the Prime Minister's office.
How long until this delusional retard fucks up and gets his country obliterated?
Time to send Rodman back over there to chat with the little fella.
Bout time to turn N Korea into a landfill
Was thinkIng of launching a rocket tonight myself ... But my co pilot fell asleep before the launch