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N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM, KIM TONG-HYUNG and MARI YAMAGUCHI

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As the person responsible for cancelling missile defense, Kono Taro should be made to response every time NK test fires a missile. Because there's every chance the next time won't be a test.

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Just let him shoot all he want. Is just ending up in the sea anyway. Waste of money if you ask me. But is not like the rest of the world doesn't conduct test and drills too. As long it doesn't end up on our soil, is not really our business to care what he does with his rockets.

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Seems everytime world attention is focused elsewhere {today , Ukraine } little Potato Head sends some missiles or whatever..."look at me...look at me "

Get a decent haircut and you'll get more interest you TOOL !!!!!!!!!!

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the worst thing anyone can do is give this obese little troll attention. If the world, including Japan, just ignores him at large he'll stop. As long as he gets attention when he shoots, and that is exactly what he wants, he'll keep doing it.

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Kim: “Who told the press we had corona!?!??

Get them!!!!

Throw them in some missiles!!!

FIRE!!!!!”

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It's not like he's test firing a nuclear warhead by dropping it on a Pacific island nation like the USA and France did.

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I've never understood North Korea's hatred towards marine life.

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Time for some more sanctions?

I don't know what else one can do.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Three years of NK's national GDP in the drink.

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How is it working for u now? When u finally have adult sitting in the White House.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Don't throw the trash into the Sea of Japan!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Now if Kim could just place aim at Putin, we would all love him.

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They might have gone off accidentally? Someone passed out due to hunger and as they slumped forward fell on the launch buttons.

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Just let him shoot all he want. Is just ending up in the sea anyway. Waste of money if you ask me

All Japanese hope for this ^^^. But the reality is very different, and Japan has not prepared for the worst. NK has test fired a range of missiles and strategies to test the effectiveness of an attack. Kono's retort to cancelling Aegis Ashore is to have attack capability, ie upping the ante, this is creating an additional layer of risk for Japan as perceived by NK AND other unfriendly nations. Kono's stance was mostly vote buying, not defense. Popularity does not save your people as evidence by Ukraine.

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If not against the bad capitalism and the West, he very obviously needs them now also additionally against his own block ‘friends’. He knows now, if he gives up his nuclear weapons, he might be treated some better by us , but still be overrun by Russia and / or China. He’s surely learning quickly from the Ukraine war too, you know…

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

It would be interesting to know more about the dialogue between nations like NK, SK, Japan, the US, China etc.

They are all talking to each other, but the people find out later (sometimes) in history books what went down

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Take him out already.... Put down the mad dog...

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Interesting when the predicted NK nuclear test happens when Biden is in either SK or Japan.

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Probably squeezing the last bit he can before his economy tanks even further after the virus starts to spread and he looses his workers. I wouldn't mind it at all if he aimed in the proper direction (somewhere in the Putin region).

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So why is NK testing weapons news anyway? Other countries, including the rogue state of the USA test their weapons on a daily basis.

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Earlier Thursday, North Korean state media confirmed the country’s first COVID-19 infections as Kim ordered nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus.

In other words, just an average day in NK.

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there is no need to worry as we have two armies on japanese soil and equipped with best? guns in the world,heavy funded by japanese taxpayers...so can sleep good.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Kim: This will scare off COVID.

COVID: I'm already in, baby. Watch your toes at your morning feet kissing sessions.

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Andy, please...

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Sh1mon

All Japanese hope for this

But the reality is different

Just another fool that thinks they know what all Japanese hope for.

Unless you have personally talked to all Japanese about what they hope for then you are obviously not qualified to make such a sensational announcement.

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@Rodney

Interesting when the predicted NK nuclear test happens when Biden is in either SK or Japan.

in Seoul, or better yet, at DMZ.

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It's not like he's test firing a nuclear warhead by dropping it on a Pacific island nation like the USA and France did.

Very good. Sometimes it's good to look in the mirror.

I wonder if people who have been mocking the dear Leader for his "Top Gun" video realize that the original "Top Gun" movie itself was funded by the CIA as pro-military propaganda. Bryan Adams was famously first choice to do the soundtrack, but he refused because he said it glorified war.

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Yes, countries test their weapons so that they can be sure they work if they do actually need to use them. Just this March France did several weapons tests and it didn't make headlines, unless you like reading security journals.

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NK does what they want in their territory. japan attacked korea before. japan is the danger.

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N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea:

Has Kim really had nothing else better to do than to keep testing all kinds of missiles so very often? For what?

N Korea reported first Covid death. Kim should focus more on the virus spread now, lest things get out of control..

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NK spent all their money defense (or offense?), while the citizens live in poverty and starve to death.

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N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea

The North Korean news agency wants the world to know that border patrols have captured COVID and its 2 accomplices Delta and Omicron upon illegally entering the country. All three were expelled via separate missiles and sunk to the bottom of the sea.

You.do.not.want.to.mess.with.North.Korea!

End of news.

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HiroToday  07:26 am JST

Just let him shoot all he want. Is just ending up in the sea anyway. Waste of money if you ask me. But is not like the rest of the world doesn't conduct test and drills too. As long it doesn't end up on our soil, is not really our business to care what he does with his rockets.

As a totalitarian Communist leader, Kimbo likes to think that everything in daily life is under control, HIS control. Well guess what? Covid knows no boundaries. None.

And with that, it means that there's something going on in NK that he can't control. Kimmyboy is pissed

This will not do. He has to fire a few dummy rockets to show everyone in the Far East that he's bad, bad, BAD.

We ain't impressed, Marshmallow Head. You have a real problem to face and fight, the whole human race does right now. This is no time for political or ideological spats. Now fight the coronavirus in NK like a man and quit tossing trash around like a brat kid in a theater who has to boo, hiss and scream from the back row, trying to get attention. Cut that jive. Man up, fight the virus problem like a true national leader, grow up and shut up!

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Thas sos from Kim we r suffering virus at peak no vaccine so sos through missile

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OK, we get it, you can hit the Pacific Ocean with a missile. So how about spending all that money on something more useful, such as, I don't know, vaccines for Covid-19?

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N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea

Why not fire them north? Do Ukraine a solid and hit some Russian military bases. They would earn some points with Europe and the west. They can say sorry, must have had Russian navigational components.

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Fat Boy at his fish killing again. Don't know what those fish have done to upset him but he must be very scared of them to keep bombarding them like this!

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