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Old 16th Jun 2020, 09:35
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I bet all the fridges, coffee machines, computers etc levitated on to the back of lorries before the event.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 10:13
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Sounds like L'il Sister has arrived with a bang!
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 10:16
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Things do build up. The thunder box had not been used for a while, I hear.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 10:38
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Originally Posted by Green Flash View Post
Sounds like L'il Sister has arrived with a bang!
is this going to be a regular cyclical bout of excitement ?!?!
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 10:40
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They are not a credible threat to the world.
I admire your optimism!

NK is a destabilising influence in that part of the world and the danger lies in its noisy leadership prompting some form of strategic miscalculation, regardless of how reliable its nuke delivery system may be. And if the miscalculation is prompted in the tiny mind of 'King Comb-over while he fiddles with his enormous nuclear button in the comfort of his Mar-a-Lago castle, the effects of that are likely to be felt beyond NK. I am not suggesting there will be a nuclear exchange (or even a one-way gifting), just pointing out that even small intemperate actions can have unpredictable consequences, hence the concept of 'the strategic corporal' changing the direction of a campaign through an in-disciplined tactical action. State-level instability is never a good thing.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 10:44
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is this going to be a regular cyclical bout of excitement ?!?!
Perhaps SK are wondering that too. I suppose it all depends on what L'il Sister does next.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 12:36
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For Green Flash:

she'll dance.

For heights good:
NK doesn't seriously feature on any rational country's radar other than the South.
Our friends in Japan are on line 2, and would like to know what you are drinking.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 12:41
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Prefer the
myself Wolfy but yes, things are looking like they are warming up.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 12:48
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Bravo, Green Flash. And lest we be accused of going off topic, Stevie Ray was lost in a helicopter accident, so this is aviation content. (OK, that's a reach)
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 16:29
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"NK doesn't seriously feature on any rational country's radar other than the South. Our friends in Japan are on line 2, and would like to know what you are drinking."

With you here Wolf - I'm pretty sure President Xi is another one who wonders what the hell they'll do next - however big you are having the Kim family next door must be a nightmare..........

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Old 17th Jun 2020, 14:20
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- however big you are having the Kim family next door must be a nightmare..........
Or, a source of not-so-innocent merriment, depending on the sense of humor of Mr Xi. He may just hear what the Kim family does, of an evening, and simply speed dial his local popcorn supplier.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 16:52
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Hmm - the last thing he wants is the Kim family waving their (limited ) stock of A bombs around at one and all - after all he IS next door.................. bit like have the local Meths family across the street I think...
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 17:28
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On The Times website.
Japan considers capability for pre-emptive strike against North Korea


Japan is running out of time to protect itself against North Korean missile attack and needs to consider gaining the ability to carry out pre-emptive attacks, the country’s prime minister has said.

In a move that will alarm China and South Korea, as well as many Japanese, Shinzo Abe’s government will consider awarding itself the right to carry out such attacks, which are arguably banned by the country’s “peace constitution”.

“We should renew our discussion of adequate deterrence, considering North Korea’s missile technology has advanced since the time we introduced our missile defence systems,” Mr Abe said in a speech and press conference after the closing of the country’s Diet. “It’s not acceptable to create a vacuum in our defence,” he added. “Peace is something that is not given but needs to be earned.”
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Old 4th Aug 2020, 06:59
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ic-missiles-un

North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles – UN

North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons programme and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,” according to a confidential UN report.

The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said the countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea’s past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturised nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.

The interim report, seen by Reuters, was submitted to the 15-member UN security council North Korea sanctions committee on Monday.

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is continuing its nuclear program, including the production of highly enriched uranium and construction of an experimental light water reactor. A member state assessed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is continuing production of nuclear weapons,” the report said......

The UN report said one country, which it did not identify, assessed that North Korea “may seek to further develop miniaturisation in order to allow incorporation of technological improvements such as penetration aid packages or, potentially, to develop multiple warhead systems”.

North Korea has been subjected to UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. While the security council has steadily strengthened sanctions, UN monitors regularly report that North Korea’s continues to enhance its programs and violate sanctions.

Kim and the US president, Donald Trump, have met three times since 2018 but failed to make progress on US calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and North Korea’s demands for an end to sanctions.

In May 2018 North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its main nuclear test site, Punggye-ri, which Pyongyang said was proof of its commitment to end nuclear testing. But it did not allow experts to witness the dismantling of the site.

The UN report said that as only tunnel entrances were known to have been destroyed and there was no indication of a comprehensive demolition, one country had assessed that North Korea could rebuild and reinstall within three months the infrastructure needed to support a nuclear test.
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Old 4th Aug 2020, 22:40
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ic-missiles-un

North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles – UN
And why not? In for a pinch, in for a pound. Or, to misquote General Powell somewhat: "Go big or go home."
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 03:51
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Sort it; once and for all

It may be.time to free the people of the oppressive regime and by doing so keep the rest of us safe. Get China on side and you are in business.

What's Donald gonna do today?
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 14:28
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It may be.time to free the people of the oppressive regime and by doing so keep the rest of us safe. Get China on side and you are in business.

What's Donald gonna do today?
Trouble is that those millions of people you want to free will fight you to the death to try and stop you freeing them!!!

That does not sound especially safe to me.

And there's no way you'll get China on side - they may not be keen on having Yung Fat Wun as their neighbour but that last thing they want on that border is a democratic unified Korea!
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 15:12
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It may be.time to free the people of the oppressive regime and by doing so keep the rest of us safe. Get China on side and you are in business.
Why not, Iraq, Libya Syria and Afghanistan turned out OK
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 15:54
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[QUOTE]Why not, Iraq, Libya Syria and Afghanistan turned out OK/QUOTE]

I guess it depends if you are a near neighbour. If you are an isolated continent a few thousand miles away, I guess it doesn't make much difference.
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Old 5th Aug 2020, 16:30
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What's Donald gonna do today?
Probably post something bizarre on Twitter. Not sure if Mr Kim will, or won't, figure in the tweet.
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