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The missile defense shield corporations must love this guy!!!!

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PAC-3 or 6-Party Talks?

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the B52s were not "nuclear-armed " they are nuclear capable same as many of the planes already flying around in the pacific. Big difference in the two. They were not flying missions with nuclear weapons on board.

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The DPRK will run out of things to threaten in no time at this rate. Love the hypocritical whine by the DRPK General about the US 'setting us as targets' when the DRPK has been threatening 'seas of fire' on anyone it doesn't like for weeks.

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Sigh... The dude already threatened to leave Washington in a ring of fire (sorry Johnny Cash) or something like that.. Was this an add on that he forgot to mention previously? Or is this somehow more threatening or worse? Not sure what Okinawa has to do with this or did he forget to mention them as well in the first threat?

@some14some has it right..

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@ballsd420

the B52s were not "nuclear-armed " they are nuclear capable same as many of the planes already flying around in the pacific. Big difference in the two. They were not flying missions with nuclear weapons on board.

Yes... Very Obvious to anyone, except the armchair warriors that posted (or Re-Posted) the story.

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Interesting that they don`t threaten the bases in South Korea...

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Well Japan you need kick US base in Japan !

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@Chin4Sailor

the story is stating incorrect facts and needs changed, Because of how a lot of people believe everything they read from the media.

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Oh, I'm sorry. Did NK say something again?

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a spokesman for the North’s supreme army command said.

Well it's nice, in a disturbing kind of way, to know, (officially) just who is running the country there.

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Enough of this verbal vomit from NK!!!

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The B-52 bombers can carry nuclear weapons but they were not carrying them during the drills. They probably were carrying dumb bombs or duds. North Korea is just squirting in its pants with fear at the site of those awesome machines. Does North Korea even have a aircraft that can carry a bomb that can go over 100kmh? haha.

Yeah all these threats from North Korea have been really firing me up. North Korea can kill people but they must realize they will loose badly. They have been making threats that are severely illegal. Threats to "KILL and BURN" people. Has the U.S said they will burn down the North Korean capital? No. They have simply been adults and ignored the insults from the angry little child (North Korea), and have done some training over South Korea to be careful just in case of a war. What does North Korea want us to do? Turn our backs and put down our guns and hold targets on our heads???

The U.S has every right to actually flatten North Korea. North Korea has outright declared they want to nuke U.S.A, this is utterly sick and insane. Think about it readers....your families, your friends, burned to crisp? This nation North Korea hates you, and wants you dead..

I hope that North Korea is shut down. I pray that it is done this year or next year, whether it be through war, assassination, talks, agreements, I don't know what...but they are dangerous... Like a drunk with a loaded gun.

That is all.

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Are the NK "target assets" as precise as their food harvest forecasts?

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U.S. has naval bases in Okinawa? Air Force and U.S. Marine bases are there. There may be small Navy offices around and certainly Navy personnel, but a base?

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Okay NK. You are the big bad boy of Asia. We accept it. You have the guns, the troops, and rhetoric. What would it take for you to be the big good boy of Asia? Your neighbors play the game so that you think you are rough and tough. Yes, you can take a shot, but then the party is over. Apparently, you have forgotten about subs and stealth planes.

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Is the new father willing to sacrifice his own son to prove his manhood?

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I say fly over again, make it a round trip.

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I don't understand you nk!

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Here's hoping that Japan is considering the DPRK abductees while talking about defence/strikes against he country. Or have abductions been put on the backburner for now as there's something else to rally around?

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while talking = if they talk he= the

Dammit I'm sleepy today. Sorry about that.

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Leave Guam alone!!!! If NK wants to bomb something, they should threaten SK.

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The Obama regime's war of terror....

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All bark and no bite. This guy is Dick Cheney's wet dream!

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Viking... yes there are two Navy bases in Okinawa.. Camp Lester and White Beach Naval port.

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U.S. has naval bases in Okinawa? Air Force and U.S. Marine bases are there. There may be small Navy offices around and certainly Navy personnel, but a base?

White Beach is a port facility along with a number of other smaller training areas and bases

Camp Shields Barracks Okinawa, Okinawa White Beach Area Port Facility Uruma, Okinawa Kobi Sho Range Training Ishigaki, Okinawa Sekibi Sho Range Training Ishigaki, Okinawa Oki Daito Jima Range Training Kitadaito, Okinawa

Viking... yes there are two Navy bases in Okinawa.. Camp Lester and White Beach Naval port.

Camp Lester is not on the list because it is scheduled for return, 100%, when the new hospital is finished on Foster, sometime later this year, over half of Camp Lester has been returned already to Japanese control.

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So much for thinking Jr was going to change things. To be honest though, I don't think he's running the show and is a mere puppet of the old gits running the military.

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This is another reason for Okinawans wanting the US bases off Okinawa.

It makes the place dangerous.

Take away the US bases and there's nothing to attack here.

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Take away the US bases and there's nothing to attack here.

It's insulting to the JSDF to call them "nothing". They have a LARGE presence in Okinawa and more and more are going to the outer islands as well, including a discussion of building a new Japan Ground Self-Defense facility in Miyako too.

Don't overlook the the JSDF when you say "nothing" in Okinawa.

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"Not sure what Okinawa has to do with this or did he forget to mention them as well in the first threat?

He's another of them commie base-haters

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Geez...in this day and age and after two world f$%ken wars and we have a country threatening nuclear strikes left right and centre...have we learnt nothing! We are surely a useless species.

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I think the North Koreans are just blowing hot air. They don't have the resources for any type of sustained conflict. How many nukes and missiles to carry them do they realistically have? It couldn't be many. And I doubt they could produce enough needed for any type of conflict. They're making noise and trying to get attention. That's all that will ever happen with them. A serious pain for South Korea, but that is it. Let the SKoreans get on with mending bridges with them and the problem will eventually go away.

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The Nork's must be bloviating because Beijing is getting nervous about it's ability to control Kim Jr. and the Rise of the more nationalist parties who want to revise the Constitution. the Norks are providing fuel for the nationalists. China cannot be happy about that, in spite of it's bellicosity

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My next door neighbors are Korean.

I asked them; "Are you guys worried by North Korea?"

They were genuinely amused. They completely dismissed them as the nutty, noisy neighbor who are no real threat at all.

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Good thing there is a defense against possible North Korean nuclear/non-nuclear attacks. Amazing how so many just take this for granted.

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NK has no Air craft carrier or Sub Marine. Even they buy them urgently, they have no skilled people to handle them. Physically they will not send navy or planes to Guam or Okinawa because it cost them precious fuel and time. Their weapons are missiles and computer Viruses. only

First Lady of US bank statement may be exposed in Web by NK cyber warriors. They can not be underestimated as peasants.

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If NK even LOOK like they are readying missiles for a strike the CIA satellites would spot them, and US bombers would be directed towards them and just carpet-bomb the area. You can't even fart without the US knowing about it thanks to their spy satellites and intelligence gathering personnel on the ground.

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American man in the street reaction: "Nuke them till they glow in the dark"

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"threatening a second Korean War "

Thought the first war was put on hold with a armistice and not actualy officially ended.

So if fighting did start up again, would it not just be the 1950's war continuing after a very long break ?

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Armistice.

Noun ............... An agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.

Synonyms ....... truce - cease-fire.

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Sadly, this loon should be taken seriously. He is quite likely to try to lobb one over the Japan sea just because everyone thinks he can't. The chances are slim he would succeed, but that is no reason to be complacent.

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The Pentagon confirmed that B-52s, taking off from Andersen Air Force base in Guam, had flown over South Korea as part of annual joint exercises that Pyongyang insist are a rehearsal for invasion.

What a laugh. Nobody is interested in "invading" their bankrupt, backwards communist country.

If the North Koreans would just mind their own business the international community would be quite OK with leaving them alone. But for some reason these little tinpot dictators don't seem to understand that if they keep on making trouble one day their reckoning will come. Their best course of action is to keep their mouth shut and "enjoy" life in the "paradise on earth" they have created for themselves.

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Lol North Korea. The South Koreans and Japanese are asking. "Are you ronery?"

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Some people or countries can not stay iddle for a minute and have to continue their slanderous tongue. Just creating panic to maintain their control on the people and grip in their government. Every regime does it, whether capitalist or communist, just in a different way.

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Every regime does it, whether capitalist or communist, just in a different way.

Not many do it by threatening all-out nuclear war.

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the Andersen base ... as well as naval bases at Japan’s main island and Okinawa, are all within the range of our precision target assets

Hopefully the NK missles are really "precision target assets"..... One day when their missles hit tokyo and seoul, people asked: you said you'll only shoot US bases.... why?.. They reply: sorry, we did aim at bases, but our missles' tolerance are some times larger... and as to the Seoul one, it's because our rocket temporary broken...

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Obama - 51 Abe - 58 Park Geun-hye - 61 Xi Jinping - 59 Kim Jong-un - 30

Why does the North Korean government sound so childish.....oh wait.

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Kim wants to become a master of nuclear disaster .

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Soon there won't be a North Korea and South Korea,only Korea.

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I would think that "precision NK missiles" is an oxymoron right up there with government efficiency....

The only problem with all these idiotic threats is that sooner or later NK will have to do something stupid just to prove they aren't all hot air.

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Personally, I'd much rather China be the one to "shut-down" Pyongyang. But if N.K. is ever actually so stupid as to attack U.S. forces, Japan and South Korea will no longer need to be involved as the U.S. will be taking care of business in short order, and not a single nuke needs to be uncrated. I wouldn't even spend any time rebuilding North Korea after the government and military were squashed. Just hand the territory over to South Korea and say, "Here's some more tax revenue sources. Your welcome."

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*You're

And I guess after handing over the territory wouldn't be to SOUTH Korea, it would be to KOREA.

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@BertieWoosterMar. 21, 2013 - 05:41PM JST

This is another reason for Okinawans wanting the US bases off Okinawa. It makes the place dangerous. Take away the US bases and there's nothing to attack here.

I agree completely! America can annihilate N Korea completely, but all missiles that manage to fly will get out first and all US bases in Okinawa and Japan proper will be prime targets, including Tokyo. Remember I had said, spies everywhere in Okinawa, Guam so they will tip off the N Koreans of impending attack esp at night with stealth bombers. For all we know the Chinese and Russians may even tip off the N Koreans with satellite warnings.

This article today http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/world/middleeast/israels-iron-dome-system-is-at-center-of-debate.html?hpw&_r=0&pagewanted=all is a reminder that missile defense shields don't work very well in spite of all the publicity. This adds to further suspicion on the reliability of the missile interceptors when Hagel recently ordered more of them to be built in Alaska to improve the odds of shooting down N Korean missiles.

This means nobody is safe in any war, Crazy Kim don't care, it is not going to be a one sided affair! He also figured it is better to attack Japan and US assets there instead of his own countrymen in S Korea

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America should not show too much muscle,especially nuke capable B52 flyover S Korea. It's done to send a message but should not be repeated. The reason is Krazy Kim might just be too inexperienced and trigger happy mad man and worse he might adopt the Bush Pre Emptive Strike Doctrine if he think US is mobilizing to attack N Korea first. A bad intel is all it takes to make a disastrous miscalculation like the Bush era 'yellow cake' uranium false warning of WMD. Whether it will be war and peace rest on the quality of intel Kim is going to get. Perhaps Kerry should visit Pyongyang to outdo Dennis Rodman to make little Kim feel important AND tell him in exchange for the visit to verifiably FREEZE nuke development to start.

Once a credible intel of US bomber threat is received it make sense for them to strike first. Why wait for the stealth fighters F35 & F22 to come? The US F18's stationed in Japan can carry B61 tactical nuke weapons and I suspect this is what keeps Kim awake at night!

America should tone down the military display to avoid a serious miscalculation. After all there is no need to show the world who is military super power as we all know that!

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they should just do away with the missile's and duke it out.... Wars are forged by other persuaded to fight the battles of another- acts of violence are the results of those persuaded to the point of blind submission without validation- blind submission is false pride perpetuated by obscured facts with no promise of truth boooom

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NK doesn't threatens anybody. This is single action of one leader followed by army of brainwashed minds. Don't forget that there are living people with kids who don't give damn about it just like most of us here. Lets be human just for a moment. Have a nice and peaceful day..."

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Tony EwMar. 22, 2013 - 07:14AM JST Once a credible intel of US bomber threat is received it make sense for them to strike first.

How are they going to do that? NK has no aircraft carrier, no sub, no stealth, no food. Maybe send 1,000,000 troops a bonzai charge to SK? There is little evidence that NK has yet developed a guidance system to ensure an accurate strike, or the re-entry technology to bring an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) back down. U.S. does not believe NK has yet managed to create a small enough nuclear device to be mounted on a warhead.

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He would be Anilated with blanket bombing of nukes. What does his population feel about this .It is a greater threat to hueman society than anything else. Does this person think of his nation or just his ego.

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Better to believe than be sorry.

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I say close all the Pachinko joints in Japan and cut off the money supply that they produce for NK.

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Tony Ew: You seem to have it all figured out, so why don't you volunteer to go to NK to smooth things over.

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So lets just bend over and let the North Koreans and China take over Okinawa?? South Korea?? Japan!!

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@sfjp330 - agree with your 7:46 post - except that the DPRK does have submarines; it's believed they used one to sink the ROK corvette Cheonan in 2010.

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When North Korea invades Okinawa, the troops will first have to hitch hike down to Pusan, take the ferry down to Shimonoseki, take a train down to the South of Kyushu and then another couple of ferries to get to Okinawa.

There's no cause to worry, because we'll have plenty of time to spot them.

And, in any case, they are not likely to make it through customs with weapons.

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There's no cause to worry, because we'll have plenty of time to spot them.

This coming from the ignorant person that hates anything and everything to do with the US Military in Japan which whether you like it or ask for it or not will stand in the way and protect you?!?!

Quit using the word "we", when you are not Japanese. You'll be one of the first to run and hide.

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@sfjp330Mar. 22, 2013 - 07:46AM JST

How are they going to do that? NK has no aircraft carrier, no sub, no stealth, no food. Maybe send 1,000,000 troops a bonzai charge to SK? There is little evidence that NK has yet developed a guidance system to ensure an accurate strike, or the re-entry technology to bring an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) back down. U.S. does not believe NK has yet managed to create a small enough nuclear device to be mounted on a warhead.

N Korea is a terrorist nation and she will do what it takes to terrorize her enemy. Much like the inaccurate rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, N Korea is capable of firing short range missiles to the highly populated Japanese cities in mainland Japan and Okinawa too. If they have plenty of short range missiles, Japan should be very worried as some will get through the defense shield.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/0321/Could-North-Korean-missiles-really-hit-US-military-bases-video explains the limits of N Korea capabilities.

Excerpts: Japan is clearly within range of North Korean missile forces. Pyongyang’s medium-range Nodong 1, a single-stage liquid-propelled weapon based on Soviet “Scud” technology, could reach targets across the Japanese archipelago, according to an International Institute for Strategic Studies overview of North Korea’s missile program.

But the Nodong is not exactly a “precision strike” instrument, according to US analysts. It’s accurate only to within about two or three miles

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Tony Ew Mar. 23, 2013 - 12:54AM JST N Korea is a terrorist nation and she will do what it takes to terrorize her enemy. Much like the inaccurate rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, N Korea is capable of firing short range missiles to the highly populated Japanese cities in mainland Japan and Okinawa too.

The real problem with NK is not the threats it keeps making. No, the real problem is if the NK regime fall and China and South Korea would have 25 million people streaming across their borders desperately looking for food. That's why the status-quo is preserved. It's that nobody wants to have to take responsibility for the millions of stunted peasants who are forced to call NK home. NK is largley isolated and monstrously impoverished. If NK leaders don't maintain an image of strength and power or even a sense of threat of outside invasion then hell would break loose. If some real rockets and shells will start to be fired, the South Korea and Japan can only take so much without retaliating. This will be a real mess.

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If some real rockets and shells will start to be fired, the South Korea and Japan can only take so much without retaliating. This will be a real mess.

Take so much? I beg to differ here. Japan WONT just let NK lob a few missiles into Japan and if there are any, heaven forbid it ever happens, any victims, Japan will certainly retaliate, either on it's own, or through the US.

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Let them eat cake.

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This is another reason for Okinawans wanting the US bases off Okinawa.

It makes the place dangerous.

Take away the US bases and there's nothing to attack here.

You may have forgotten, but there is tension between Japan and NK too. That tension is so thick, you can cut it with a knife. May I also add that good ol' Nihon would still be a target?

If NK even LOOK like they are readying missiles for a strike the CIA satellites would spot them, and US bombers would be directed towards them and just carpet-bomb the area.

Hell yeah, we Americans would! (Note: I'm an American.) We won't hesitate either.

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