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N Korea blasts U.S. plan for new radar base in Japan

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Too bad.

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That's what happens when you fire a Taepodong missile over Japan.

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Dear Great Leader (a.k.a. The Poster Child for Birth Control)

A radar system is NOT a weapons system. Given the laughable performance of your missiles it is even doubtful that our radars would be able to detect them; they have to clear the tower before self-destructing. As for increasing the arms race to threaten your beloved peaceful chunk of land, you're once again out of touch. The US as well as Russia, have been REDUCING their inventory of nuclear weapons and launch systems. Don't worry though, we have enough left to separate South Korea from China.

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hey US, build it on Senkaku!

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Great post but you could have done without the last sentence. Japan has shown the world that restraint can save lives and prevent major war. I only pray the rest of the world can learn from the Japanese. Had Bush exercised the same restraint after 9/11 and took more time to anylize the situation, many of our great soldiers would still be at home hugging their children. And I'm sure the economy would be in a better place. Sometimes it appears as though the US is no better than China when it comes to disagreements with other countries. Fighting and killing are not the solution.

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Solution is simple. North Korea, disarm nuclear weapons..

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Oh, I'm sorry, did NK try and say something? I heard it, but wasn't really listening....

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"...escalate the arms race..." haa, let's go to muskets!

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I lvoe how the media in different countries manipulate the truth to brain wash its simple citizens. Its same here in Japan as it is in China.

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I lvoe how the media in different countries manipulate the truth to brain wash its simple citizens. Its same here in Japan as it is in China.

Let's hear your version of the "truth".

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Good for you DPRK. Continue your nuke arms development and starve the remaining NK people. Soon your country will be run over without a shot being fired, so just keep spending what little money you have on nuke research.

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NK? Who cares? Run NK, Run. Save your people, then conquer the world.

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The location of the new X+ radar system is going to be on the biggest island on the Senkaku Isles. It has been brought up to congress an congress is thinking about it. I think they should go for it. It will show that Japan has balls, small balls but balls nonetheless.

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more powerful nuclear weapons...

Considering the past track record of performance, that might be a tad rosy of a prediction.

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The SBX is just giving a pretext for PRC boosting her ICBM capability and nobody in this world will believes what Panetta claimED(Not targeting China)! He is just fooling himself

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Yeah...... another way of selling armaments to Japan .The USA number one business. This kind of provocation drama should stop.

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Meanwhile, South Korea fired on North Korean fishing boats, though they didn't hit any.

http://news.yahoo.com/south-korea-fires-north-korean-fishing-boats-081125253.html

It would be nice to lower the temperature with all these goings on these days, just so we could go back to worrying about earthquakes, volcanoes, and that sort of thing.

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bans are nice, if you can enforce them, otherwise no one's really gonna care after a few times, are they

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Those bottle rockets they have been sending up lately......hmmmm..... wasn't that big of a threat in the past.

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“This will only strain the regional situation and escalate the arms race,” the North’s foreign ministry said in a statement published by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Yeah, NK thought they were so smart tying-up AEGIS ships as radar pickets. Now that a permanent radar station is going to be installed, the AEGIS ships are free to resume their designed functions. If letting a pre-existing weapons platform resume doing what it was designed to do counts as "escalating the arms race", then I guess NK is correct.

But then, there was no statement from NK's foreign ministry about how the attempt at test-launching their missiles regardless of international condemnation was "straining the regional situation and escalating the arms race", so I guess it's not as big a deal as the NK foreign ministry makes it out to be.

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Message to North Korea - shut up and take care of your own people properly before you criticize others.

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It's really bad to be NK people, however, to be NK people are much better than being Iraq/ Afghanistan people who slaughtered by western troops because their government can't protect them. For your information: more than 750000 Iraq women became widow and more than 500000 Iraq children killed during Iraq war, Iraq is still a hell till today.

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@yousun - I doubt your data and I think that a lot of any slaughter in the middle east is Sunni vs. Shia vs. Alawite vs. Kurd. That was going on for long before the US was even a country and it will go on for a long time. Still, I'd rather be in the middle east than in NK. In the middle east I have the opportunity to leave without being shot or having my relatives sent to the gulag after I leave. I'm not a starving bag of bones. My kids aren't stunted from lack or nourishment while the government lavishes money on the military and unnecessary weapons. Nope, there is nothing to commend NK for. Any complaints that they make about the actions of other countries are laughable.

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Oh, nooooo! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! North Korea's incompetence makes them feel even MORE insecure.

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gelendestrasse: I doubt your data and I think that a lot of any slaughter in the middle east is Sunni vs. Shia vs. Alawite vs. Kurd.

Pls refer to Youtube/ "The war you don't see". and you would know my data might be still underestimated. It's true NK is hell, but Iraq/ Afghanistan are definitely worse. The reason Wikileaks being surpressed just because it reveal too much violence the US/ Britain committed over there.

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