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ajosshi



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: North Korea threatens to attack US military bases in Pacific Reply with quote

North Korea threatens to attack US military bases in Pacific if provoked

North Korea has said it will attack US military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of Guam if provoked, a day after its leader, Kim Jong-un, oversaw a mock drone strike on South Korea.

The North also held an air raid drill on Thursday after accusing the United States of preparing a military strike using bombers that have overflown the Korean peninsula as part of drills between South Korean and US forces.

North Korea has stepped up its rhetoric in response to what it calls "hostile" drills between South Korea and the United States. It has also been angered by the imposition of fresh UN sanctions that followed its nuclear test on 12 February.

Separately, South Korea said a hacking attack on the servers of local broadcasters and banks on Wednesday originated from an IP address in China, raising suspicions that the intrusion came from North Korea.

"The United States is advised not to forget that our precision target tools have within their range the Anderson air force base on Guam where the B-52 takes off, as well as the Japanese mainland where nuclear powered submarines are deployed and the navy bases on Okinawa," the North's supreme military command spokesman was quoted as saying by the KCNA news agency.

Japan and US Pacific bases are in range of Pyongyang's medium-range missiles.


It is not known if North Korea possesses drones, although a report on South Korea's Yonhap news agency last year said it had obtained 1970s-era US target drones from Syria to develop into attack drones.

"The [drone] planes were assigned the flight route and time with the targets in South Korea in mind, Kim Jong-un said, adding with great satisfaction that they were proved to be able to mount [a] super-precision attack on any enemy targets," KCNA reported.

It is extremely rare for KCNA to specify the day on which Kim attended a drill. It also said a rocket defence unit had successfully shot down a target that mimicked an "enemy" Tomahawk cruise missile.

North Korea has said it has abrogated an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean war and threatened a nuclear attack on the United States.

Although North Korea lacks the technology to carry out such an attack, Washington said it would deploy more anti-missile batteries in Alaska to counter any threat.

The hacking attack brought down the servers of the South Korean broadcasters YTN, MBC and KBS as well as two major commercial banks, Shinhan Bank and NongHyup Bank. South Korean communications regulators said the attack originated from an IP address based in China.

An unnamed official from South Korea's presidential office was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying the discovery of the Chinese IP address indicated Pyongyang was responsible.

Investigations of past hacking incidents on South Korean organisations have been traced to Pyongyang's large army of computer engineers trained to infiltrate the South's computer networks.

At least one previous attack was traced to a Chinese IP address.

South Korea's defence ministry said it was too early to blame the North but said such a cyber capability was a key part of its arsenal. Experts say thousands of North Korean engineers may have been recruited for the purpose.

"Throughout the world, states that create cyberwarfare and engage in those types of activities are precisely the same countries that develop nuclear weapons," the defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said.

"North Korea has strongly stepped up development of asymmetrical strategy with nuclear development and many types of ballistic missiles as well as special forces 200,000 strong."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/21/north-korea-threatens-attack-us
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Spice



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: i wish Reply with quote

I wish they would just go ahead with it and attack... the way I see it, N.Korea can only talk and can deliver zero.

I pray for the day they actually follow through with their empty blah blah in their own media and launch an actual attack.

Then we'll see who has the last say. Barrack will shut them up for sure. Then we can see more reports of how they have this and that to get back at the world... i think these are all just hunger pangs speaking... jealousy of others' prosperity.
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akcrono



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you're wrong (which you probably are, being the expert that you're not), millions will die.
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falco



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akcrono wrote:
And if you're wrong (which you probably are, being the expert that you're not), millions will die.


This is true, no doubt. However Spice does have a point. The Norks have been making these threats for what seems like forever, sometimes you just feel like shouting "Dont just sit there making idle threats...JUST F#*@KING DO IT"!
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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akcrono wrote:
And if you're wrong (which you probably are, being the expert that you're not), millions will die.


What you really think the Nork Army is capable of smashing the USFK/ROK Armed Forces? Get a clue.

Aside from a suicidal nuclear attack, North Korea has no way to cause millions of casualties. Heck given the pathetic yields of their nuclear weapons, they might not even cause a million casualties with those.

I suppose millions of North Koreans could die as the result of some low-middle level conflict short of total war that leads to economic impoverishment and reduced crop yields causing a famine and a health care crisis.
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comm



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelrails wrote:
I suppose millions of North Koreans could die as the result of some low-middle level conflict short of total war that leads to economic impoverishment and reduced crop yields causing a famine and a health care crisis.

It seems pretty obvious that the slightest disruption in daily life would cause a massive famine in the North.
Any war would be suicide, nuclear or not.
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Kiwigoddess



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

North Korea posted yet another video which depicts an invasion of South Korea and in which N. Korea takes around 150,000 US residents in S. Korea hostage.
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falco



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of a link?
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T-J



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

falco wrote:
Any chance of a link?



First thing I found... Quiting time and I got to get home...


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/22/north-korea-video-depicts-invasion-of-south-and-u-s-hostages/
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falco



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ermm....still no video.
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ajosshi



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

falco wrote:
Ermm....still no video.


http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d40_1363941530
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T-J



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

falco wrote:
Ermm....still no video.


Couldn't be asked to type the title provided in the article into YouTube search? Okay, open wide.



http://youtu.be/Su2EbpMQoc0
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javis



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

North Koreans really like videos of MRL firing...
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falco



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-J wrote:
falco wrote:
Ermm....still no video.


Couldn't be asked to type the title provided in the article into YouTube search? Okay, open wide.






When people reply to requests for a link WITH a link, its usually a link to the specific topic in hand, in this case the latest North Korean propaganda video published by Uriminzokkiri. Your post was only a link to an article about the video. Perhaps u dont know the difference.
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Spice



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Hahaha Reply with quote

Hahaha OP - u funny!

Wouldn't it be monumental if NK actually launch the ONE and ONLY attack they have and the whole thing backfires and kills them all?!?

That day I will book a DMZ trip! I will wait for the nuclear stuff to clear first though.


Spice.
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