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""North Korea's state media said Sunday the ICBM test was meant to further bolster its “fatal” nuclear attack capacity and verify the weapon’s reliability and the combat readiness.""

What ""Combat Readiness"" ???

I a war breaks out with the north all what little kim and his sister need are LOTS BUNKERS, there will be NO combat.

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Lil Kim is just playing big boy. Ha, ha, ... Big Boy!

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She called the United States "the worst maniacs."

That's pretty mild, so Yojong Kim must be mellowing.

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they must need food or something. they do this to get attention when they need a handout. NK is the beggar of the world

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The North is pouting because Ukraine and Russia are getting all the attention along with Chinese Balloons and Kim feels so left out that he has to do something to gain International Attention.

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Some posters here get upset that the US uses $200K missiles to down a balloon - I think the US can afford that....

But consider how many missiles KJU has sent into open ocean - destroying nothing but a few shrimp... What is the dollar cost of all those missiles?

This, in a country that just cut its food distribution to its soldiers - who get priority for food - while everyday citizens go starving...

It's not a country - it's nothing but a death cult...

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Still loving seeing the majestic Bone up there after all these years, keeping fatty norkenfürer rocket man in his place!

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Over 100,000 USA/NATO missiles have been fired in Ukraine and at Russia, but none of them landed in the sea with no damage to life or infrastructure.

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Some posters here get upset that the US uses $200K missiles to down a balloon - I think the US can afford that....

sidewinder missiles cost $400K. A single hot meal for a homeless US veteran costs about $2. I guess it is about priorities.

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North Korea along with its good buddies Russia and China trying to scare the hell out of their peaceful neighbors. They all three deserve each other.

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Some posters here get upset that the US uses $200K missiles to down a balloon - I think the US can afford that....

sidewinder missiles cost $400K.

Not the less sophisticated versions used for balloons...

A single hot meal for a homeless US veteran costs about $2. I guess it is about priorities.

And how much are Russian conscripts piled high in heaps by the side of the road in Ukraine being paid - when they were alive?

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Carl N Jpn GcjpToday  09:42 am JST

The North is pouting because Ukraine and Russia are getting all the attention along with Chinese Balloons and Kim feels so left out that he has to do something to gain International Attention.

'HEY! Looka me! Looka me! Looka MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.......!!! LOOKY LOOKY LOOKY KOOKY KOOKY KOOKY!!!!'

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But consider how many missiles KJU has sent into open ocean - destroying nothing but a few shrimp... What is the dollar cost of all those missiles?

Those are weapons tests but if it makes you happy to think they are just throwing away money and missiles for nothing I guess good for you

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The first rule of any kind of combat is..........Never under estimate your enemy !

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MadvertsToday  10:14 am JST

Still loving seeing the majestic Bone up there after all these years, keeping fatty norkenfürer rocket man in his place!

It is a beautiful plane, For some reason its profile reminds me of a red setter running into the wind.

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Repeat news reel warning. Not a criticism of the media, but the stale, stale politics which dictate we get missile launch news every week, apology’s demands from South Korea each week, etc., etc,,

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Most of the N Korean missile launches are in response to the S Korean missile launches, the latter is not reported.. as that does not suit the narrative.

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The last remaining Stalinist regime in the world would be more entertaining if they didn't have nukes.

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sidewinder missiles cost $400K. A single hot meal for a homeless US veteran costs about $2. I guess it is about priorities.

Indeed!

How many tons of grain could DORK have purchased on the open market for its starving population for each of these missile launches?

Fun Fact: The DORK army has had its daily rations cut for the first time since 2000.

But Fattie and his fat kid made a show of enjoying icecream on camera. In the winter.

Priorities indeed.

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Mr Kim please note there are other bigger problems world citizens are more concerned about than North Korea. There is the Ukraine war, inflation and the potential of a world wide recession. Your attempts to get attention are not working.

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That's funny comment under an article that shows it's working

that drew quick condemnation from its rivals and prompted Tokyo to request an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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both missiles landed in the waters outside of the Japanese exclusive economic zone

I guess that means inside North Korea's EEZ? Then why not be honest about that? North Korea's EEZ is mainly on the east coast. In other words, all tests they perform will fly towards Japan. That does not mean they are provoking Japan.

Kim Yo Jong threatened to take additional powerful steps

We all know that this lady is using strong words, and the west knows that this means additional tests inside North Korea's EEZ. In other words, they mean nothing. Though, she is a politician, and as all politicians, she is trying to impress the people in her country.

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Just the usual Kabuki show. ("Look at us, we are crazy and dangerous. Give us attention and money.") How this can make headlines is beyond me.

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action-reaction.

yes it still works.

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U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, center, fly in formation with South Korea's Air Force F-35A fighter jets, bottom, and U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets, top, over the South Korea Peninsula during a joint air drill in South Korea, on Sunday.

Beautiful.

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This is the standard NK response to aggressive South Korea and US war games. Nothing new...move on.

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@Fredrik

I guess that means inside North Korea's EEZ? Then why not be honest about that? North Korea's EEZ is mainly on the east coast.

North Korean EEZ definition is different from Japan's EEZ claim; North Korean EEZ, the one that's actually in effect, lies much further toward to Eastward due to Korean ownership of the Liancourt Rocks.

This is the actual EEZ in effect.

https://media-cldnry.s-nbcnews.com/image/upload/newscms/2017_19/1999436/2017-05-14t023525z_1683106724_rc15f5e66e20_rtrmadp_3_northkorea-missiles.jpg

In other words, all tests they perform will fly towards Japan. That does not mean they are provoking Japan.

Japan is the least powerful country among the countries surrounding North Korea; Russia(North Korea's only ally), China, ROK(A military superpower and 4th largest arms exporter in the world), and Japan, the weakest pacifist country.

Launching missiles toward Japan is least risky from North Korea's perspective. This is why they are launching missiles toward Japan.

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Anyhow, nothing will be agreed at the security council, especially with Russia now dependent on North Korean 152mm artillery shell and rockets supplies to fight Ukraine War.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/us/politics/russia-north-korea-artillery.html

Russia Is Buying North Korean Artillery, According to U.S. Intelligence

Moscow’s purchase of millions of shells and rockets from North Korea is a sign that global sanctions have hampered the Russian military’s supply lines.

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If they keep letting it go on, they'll be calling a security council once N Korea's fully developed nuclear arsenal is locked, loaded and aimed at all major enemy cities, then it will be a fun game of chicken.

Probably a good idea to do something proactive about N Korea?

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It may be the best tactic by the West for the North to empty their missile arsenal. Do more drills, and they fire more.

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Nothing will happen, we all know that!

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Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday.

Unfortunate terrorization of Seoul commuters.

But unfortunately Kim Yo Jong continues to be one of the hottest evil dictatoresses on the planet.

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sidewinder missiles cost $400K.

And the total cost of using one is probably millions according to analysis I watched.

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Outrageous behaviour by Little Rocket Man. He is playing with fire. Any more launches and Japan/US are definitely going to make him regret these barbaric, atrocious launches.

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Now I at least know why they don’t shoot any of those many NK missiles down. With such available but totally unclear or estimate data like “maximum altitude of 50-100 kilometers (30-60 miles) and a distance of 340-400 kilometers” one of course cannot base any defense attempt upon.

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Awesome photo , I just love these Lancers.

Little kim better start building more and more bunkers NOT missiles.

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May be with some luck little kim might survive the first 24 hours.

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Heh, the B1 Lancer still rocks.

1970's U.S. bombers still instilling fear in the '23 Axis of Evil dictatorship glitterati....

Norkistan, Putinistan, Iranistan and the people's Republic of Pooh bear. May these dictatorships be gone soon.

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Madaverts, American will not risk their security,over any foreigners, American people are getting tired of funding this lost cause in Ukraine, support is slipping every day

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The US got adequate deterrent to NK , stopping them from launching an attack on the continental US,they should after trillion of dollars spent on defense

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NK is the beggar of the world

so what does that make Russia !?

(who is begging NK for armaments )

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Meanwhile their whole nation is dying of starvation and preventable disease.

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Kaim,South Korea has an adequate military,not like Japanese depends on others to defend them

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Let's call a spade a spade, you can't bring your battleships and soldiers to carry out military drills with South Korea and expect the North Koreans not to feel threatened and then say that they're using such drills as a pretext to prepare the means to better defend themselves, the statement in itself seems rather hypocritical. I'm not trying to justify the North's consistent launches that threaten civilian aircraft or the possibility of accidents at sea when the missile lands in waters outside it's EEZ, but having drills that obviously target a certain adversary are not a smart way to legitimize deterrence in this present society, that was effective during the previous cold war.

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But unfortunately Kim Yo Jong continues to be one of the hottest evil dictatoresses on the planet.

Hot? Are you into necrophelia or something? She'd make a good Halloween decoration. She's been demoted beneath a fat 9yo, which I'm sure does great things for her every cheery disposition O_O

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