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North Korea conducts third nuclear test

 
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: North Korea conducts third nuclear test Reply with quote

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"We believe North Korea conducted its third nuclear test," said Kim Min-seok, a spokesman for the South Korean defense ministry. He added that the magnitude of the "artificial tremor" suggested the size of the blast was in the order of 6 to 7 kilotons, more powerful than the North's two prior nuclear tests.

What does this mean for us? Do you think the won will become weaker (as has happened in the past following North Korean provocations)? I hope not! North Korea has said they are going to launch more rockets and conduct more nuclear tests, and it looks like they are not just bluffing, but actually have the capability to do so now.
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waynehead



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Jongno

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have we not been down this road before? Let's be thankful nothing's likely to change. Sabres will be rattled and whatnot, then put aside until the next time TPTB feel the need to rattle them again.
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Stan Rogers



Joined: 20 Aug 2010

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The leaders of North Korea are desperately trying to remain relevant in a world that increasingly thinks they are a backward/has beens.

Yesterday's leaders, yesterday's thinking, yesterday's methods complete with yesterday's standard of living.
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't even click on articles about N. Korea's provocations or threats. They're empty. If they were going to bomb anyone they'd do it by now. Or maybe they are waiting to get bombed first, I don't know. But if they want to end up a desolate wasteland they'll bomb the US. That whole country would be up in smoke in 5 minutes.
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Squire



Joined: 26 Sep 2010
Location: Jeollanam-do

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that what the minor earthquake was last week?
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, that was your neighbour.

Student Humour:
Q: North Korea Nuclear Bomb explosion, why?
A: Because they want 뻥튀기.


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orosee



Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Location: Hannam-dong, Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for altering your post Wink

This is what the Polish generals said on Twitter on August 31st, 1939:

Dodge7 wrote:
i don't even click on articles about Germany's provocations or threats. They're empty. If they were going to invade anyone they'd do it by now. Or maybe they are waiting to get bombed first, I don't know. But if they want to end up a desolate wasteland they'll invade Poland. That whole country would be up in smoke in 5 minutes.


Meaning that from time to time we should check that we're still carrying a bigger stick than our neighbours.
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nautilus



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
Location: Je jump, Tu jump, oui jump!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can't be allowed to go on indefinitely though.


NK is getting more and more dangerous every time. At some point they have to be taken down. That will only happen though when China feels in danger.
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KimchiNinja



Joined: 01 May 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they were sitting on the world's largest oil reserves like Iraq they would have been "taken down" in the name of freedom long ago. But as it stands becoming involved with them would be cost with no upside, so unlikely anyone will invest in the task.
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Stan Rogers



Joined: 20 Aug 2010

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
If they were sitting on the world's largest oil reserves like Iraq they would have been "taken down" in the name of freedom long ago. But as it stands becoming involved with them would be cost with no upside, so unlikely anyone will invest in the task.


LOL

So True.
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slothrop



Joined: 03 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit

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nautilus



Joined: 26 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KimchiNinja wrote:
If they were sitting on the world's largest oil reserves like Iraq they would have been "taken down" in the name of freedom long ago. But as it stands becoming involved with them would be cost with no upside, so unlikely anyone will invest in the task.


Lol.

Yep. And a few days later, its already a forgotten event!
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Yaya



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's hope the North doesn't do something like shell an island or sink a South Korean vessel. The nuclear tests have had limited effect on the won and the world but stuff like sinking ships can do damage. I remember the won going from 1,100 to the greenback to 1,300 after the Cheonan sinking in 2010.
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