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Old 6th Mar 2017, 22:25
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An area I have zero expertise in. Reading articles from those who hopefully do have knowledge, the US is better served by letting them launch. We learn their capabilities, have a chance to recover parts and provide them the stage to turn the Chinese further against them.

That said, it would be nice to see if US theatre defenses were up to snuff. Like to see the fat one throw a tantrum, hopefully not with nukes.
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Old 6th Mar 2017, 23:32
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While we are at it Lonewolf 50, here is another interesting movement fron DPRK.
Any computer geeks here?

N. Korea sends another encrypted number broadcast
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 01:31
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 01:45
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Apologies to G-CPTN, there was no need for me to be rude. WC's response to me is correct.

@jokihokistix: interesting. The NK "Speznaz" have been operating in and out of South Korea for over 40 years.

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Old 7th Mar 2017, 04:11
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That's a bit harsh, not everyone is up on where each weapons system originates.
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 04:35
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That's exactly it, it's 25 years ago. I was there, saw them fly, at least as long as it took to leg it to a bunker. Funny enough never saw it on CNN as you suggest. It's driven home for me, not for everyone however, give him a break.
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 09:17
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Originally Posted by jolihokistix View Post
While we are at it Lonewolf 50, here is another interesting movement fron DPRK.
Any computer geeks here?

N. Korea sends another encrypted number broadcast
Google "numbers stations"
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Old 7th Mar 2017, 16:21
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Enjoyed that Sallyann. Thanks.
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Old 8th Mar 2017, 19:26
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Meanwhile his son has been affirming his father's death. The article in the BBC says it is not clear when this video was shot. Listen to the sound folks!

Actually he says quite clearly in the clip that his father died "two days ago", =15 Feb, so what is the mystery?

Quote: The 40-second clip features the man identified as Kim Han-sol sitting against a grey wall. In perfect, slightly accented English, he introduces himself and says: "My father has been killed a few days ago. (Untrue) I'm currently with my mother and my sister."
He shows what appears to be a North Korean diplomatic passport to confirm his identity, though the details have been blocked out, and says he is "grateful to..." before the audio and image are censored.
He ends by saying: "We hope this gets better soon."
As his father was killed on 13 February, it is unclear when (Untrue) and where the video was filmed, and what Kim Han-sol's current whereabouts are.

Kim Jong-nam death: Mystery video of son emerges - BBC News

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Old 8th Mar 2017, 20:50
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and what Kim Han-sol's current whereabouts are.
Kim Han Solo is on the Mirennium Farcon somewhere in the garaxy.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 01:24
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As one would expect, cooler heads are prevailing in Washington as a close look is taken at NK. Trump is apparently taking this one rather seriously: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order...-serious-side/


Also, the Japanese lawmakers are urging the plus up of a first strike capability: https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-kor...--finance.html

We all know that this issue runs cold and hot throughout the years but it seems rather warm at the moment.

Btw...where is our esteemed aficionado of all things north of the 38th?

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Old 9th Mar 2017, 02:06
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I believe he may have made the long walk to the electronic gallows.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 02:49
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The best thing that can happen is a major increase in USN activity in the seas in the NK region - which I believe is happening.

In any another scenario, an increased police presence normally has a dampening effect on unlawful activity - but in NK's case, it only increases its "unlawful" and threatening activities.

By introducing a substantially increased amount of highly threatening and heavily-armed U.S. warships in the region close to NK, this will create great alarm amongst the Chinese, as they start to see that unqualified support for their threatening, offensive, little bully neighbour, could have far more serious repercussions than they ever envisaged.
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where is our esteemed aficionado of all things north of the 38th
He did say he had dirty shoes, perhaps he's having trouble cleaning them.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 09:24
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where is our esteemed aficionado of all things north of the 38th
No, no, no Gentlemen! A previous poster had it nailed perfectly!

'He has been recalled to Pyongyang for consultation.'

And he's still on my ignore list!
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 11:58
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The Chinese proposal that NK might be amenable to ceasing nuclear activity if SK and the US cease military activity has been dismissed, quite reasonably, on the basis that what SK and the US is doing is defensive in nature, not offensive and in contravention of a slew of UN resolutions. Apples and Oranges.


China also objects to the placement of the THAAD missile system (which are only defensive in nature as they are final stage, terminal velocity interceptors (tricky thing that)) in SK - not implicitly because of the missiles - but because of its radar that might peek across the border.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 18:22
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Act 4 Scene 3. The U.S. now sending the bombers over for a show of force. Even the F-35 is in theater to show good intent.

It is visceral I know and not wreathed in cool calculating rationality, but I think the world over would be chuffed to see the Donald take the chubby creatinous chap down, particulary if he then withdrew forces so as to show China that he did not wish to plant the flag on its doorstep.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 20:00
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Uncle Fred: I am of the understanding that the American/South Korean mutual security agreement requires South Korean input into any such plan of action since they have to live with the result.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 21:26
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Good point T28B....especially if all those extra GIs are planning to stay for dinner after the work is finished!
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Old 10th Mar 2017, 07:01
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I wonder how many of the appellations of his father that junior has adopted? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...l's_titles

Sure is a rather impressive list of titles.
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