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Little Rocket Man at it again, celebrating his meeting with his fellow vertically challenged BFF, Mini-me Putin.

Be a real shame if those dud missiles landed on Vladivostok...

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”towards is eastern shore”??. It is named the ‘Sea of Japan’. Don’t forget that JT!

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Take it easy, the North Koreans were very friendly!

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Not one single missile launch while Trump was President.

Record high since Biden took office and not even On Bidens radar.

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Christopher Mas OsanToday 03:54 pm JST

Not one single missile launch while Trump was President.

That is not looked on a positive for those who can see Trump's penchant for surrender.

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Not one single missile launch while Trump was President.

I'll just leave this here...

https://www.voanews.com/a/east-asia-pacific_north-korea-fires-more-missiles-after-trump-receives-beautiful-letter/6173580.html

Updated: Aug. 9, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

North Korea has launched more ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, its fifth such test in just over two weeks.

The launch Saturday came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he received another "beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and reiterated he isn't concerned about Pyongyang's missile tests.

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@TaiwanIsNotChina

I am no Trump Fan Just stationed and working on Osan and can hear the rocket fire up and take off. Come join me and lets see how you feel. Was just stating a fact. Sure do miss the peace.

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Anyone thinking these missile launches is not a direct challenge to the Biden leadership and administration. Come on. Whitehouse and current the admin. Weak, utterly weak stance on the current situation on the DPRK. So, weak.

The Gaul on Biden. On the anniversary of 911. The Biden administration informed Congress that it has taken concrete steps to carry out a prisoner exchange with Iran, issuing a waiver that will give Tehran access to $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue that had been blocked by U.S. sanctions, according to a State Department.

What hostages? Americans? Names? Who? Yeah right.

Had to be 9/11? Biden is the worst President in American history right next to Trump the Mafia Don.

Two bums back to back.

When are we going to get a decent candidate who is strong and really lead without some hidden agenda to get rich? Or pardon criminals. And cheat taxes. Anyone decent doesn't want the job. That's the problem here.

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Did his sister take over the military because she knew he wouldn't be back for at least a week by train?

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Time and time again Republicans make efforts to work with Democrats. And what do we get in return? Salvia on our olive branch and in the face. Democrats are driving the divide and the narrative. And allowing the Hermit kingdom to do what it pleases. What Sanctions? Oh wow. No teeth.

Not once did Biden insist on a Nuclear inspection. Obama did and other before him.

North Korea's nuclear weapons program has been a major headache for the U.S. throughout the post-Cold War era. Pyongyang's attempt to develop nuclear weapons got the nation into serious problems with both the Clinton administration (1993-2001) and the Bush administration (2001-2009), as both U.S. administrations maintained that the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons was essential for the preservation of the existing international order. Although the U.S. succeeded in persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program through the six-party talks by September 2005 (i.e., the September 19 Joint Statement), Pyongyang did not fulfill its commitment on denuclearization by the end of 2008. As a result, the Obama administration has inherited the unfinished task of implementing the agreement on North Korea's denuclearization. The purpose of this paper is to examine U.S.-North Korean relations during the early phase of the Obama administration with emphasis on the analysis of the administration's handling of the North Korean denuclearization issue from the time of its inauguration in January 2009 to the present. Like his predecessors, President Obama is determined to bring about the denuclearization of North Korea, because the proliferation of nuclear weapons by a rogue nation such as North Korea could not only pose serious threats to the U.S. but also spell the end of the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Unless North Korea returns to the Six-Party Talks for denuclearization, the U.S. will not relax sanctions against Pyongyang.

Biden turns his back. Spat in the face. At least Obama gave it a go to try to get them to disarm. Sick of these missile launches. Living under constant threat.

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very good!!!!!!!!!!

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Christopher Mas OsanToday 04:50 pm JST

Time and time again Republicans make efforts to work with Democrats. And what do we get in return? Salvia on our olive branch and in the face. Democrats are driving the divide and the narrative.

I don't recall Democrats asking for Republican cities to be defunded or to be invaded by the military. I suppose Republicans would have to get some cities first, though. Democrats have always been willing to do clean debt ceiling hikes whereas Republicans want to see someone suffer for the country to pay its bills.

North Korea's nuclear weapons program has been a major headache for the U.S. throughout the post-Cold War era. Pyongyang's attempt to develop nuclear weapons got the nation into serious problems with both the Clinton administration (1993-2001) and the Bush administration (2001-2009), as both U.S. administrations maintained that the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons was essential for the preservation of the existing international order. Although the U.S. succeeded in persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program through the six-party talks by September 2005 (i.e., the September 19 Joint Statement), Pyongyang did not fulfill its commitment on denuclearization by the end of 2008. As a result, the Obama administration has inherited the unfinished task of implementing the agreement on North Korea's denuclearization. The purpose of this paper is to examine U.S.-North Korean relations during the early phase of the Obama administration with emphasis on the analysis of the administration's handling of the North Korean denuclearization issue from the time of its inauguration in January 2009 to the present. Like his predecessors, President Obama is determined to bring about the denuclearization of North Korea, because the proliferation of nuclear weapons by a rogue nation such as North Korea could not only pose serious threats to the U.S. but also spell the end of the nuclear nonproliferation regime. Unless North Korea returns to the Six-Party Talks for denuclearization, the U.S. will not relax sanctions against Pyongyang.

Why are you literally copying and pasting something?

Biden turns his back. Spat in the face. At least Obama gave it a go to try to get them to disarm. Sick of these missile launches. Living under constant threat.

Biden is willing to meed Kim without precondition:

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/08/2de97424290e-update1-biden-trying-to-meet-n-korean-leader-without-preconditions-official.html

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Interesting and unique this time is, that he's not even near the trigger or watching, but outside the country and in a certain sense directly and potentially in the crosshair or wider target area. Maybe some of his stone old generals turn wild aview age and their still unfinished agenda, be it hardliners or even opposing ones. Anyway, it seems Kim isn't sitting correctly in his saddle anymore. lol

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Christopher Mas OsanToday 04:50 pm JST

What hostages? Americans? Names? Who? Yeah right.

The names are literally all over the press.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/10/politics/americans-released-from-iranian-prison-house-arrest/index.html

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No need to worry about little kim, he will take his own life if he keeps getting rounder and rounder.

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2 more villages starve to death... to feed his ego.

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The missile launch was nothing but a distraction to keep all eyes that was monitoring Lil Kim train traveling to Siberia to meet Putin to not trying anything. Basically he was telling everyone even though he will be out of the country is message was he is still in control and can launch or instruct to launch his missiles from anywhere. This is straight out of an old western movie a bank robbers goes into a bank and orders everyone on the floor he robs the bank then fires a shot in the air saying "ok nobody moves" and then he leaves.

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How should we take a barrage of North Korea's missile launching, this time while its leader Kim Jong Un is in Russia? The Japanese government took it as a threat to the security of Japan, and partially used it to justify the doubling of its defense budget.

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Kaim,one day he will launch an attack on Tokyo, Japanese are sitting duck for NK,China and Russia and live with allusion that American care about their survival

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The Axis of Evil Part Deux(perhaps Trois)

The Russian Federation Ruled By Putin (Former Communist playing an Capitalist Nationalist)

North Korea : Kim Jong Un (Crazy Ass Communist).

People Republic of China : President Xi (Communist).

Iran: Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Religious Oligarch) 

Syria: Assad Supreme Dictator. 

Afghanistan: Hibatullah Akhundzada (perhaps?) Religious council in Command

Multiple Drug and Crime Cartels (hidden from western view) 

Various Terrorist Organizations

Possible Friends of Russia and China

South Africa

Vietnam

Balkan Countries & Serbia

Much of Africa's struggling nations

Some of Central and Latin American Nations

Most of above nations have hidden their ties and alliances with Russia and to some extent with China. All fear America's disfavor and possible retaliation both economically, politically and militarily. Directly tied to Russia either economically or militarily these nations either supply or are indebted to Russia or China. Nations that are struggling economically have become sources of needed natural resources, often paying for military weapons, training and mercenaries so they can stay in power by swapping these items for energy sources, man power, trade credits, places Russians can establish spy or military centers, ports and places to hide Russian Oligarch Wealth. This wealth has spread throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, North America and The EU. This Axis of Evil speaks with cash in hand, intelligence agencies capable of exerting the Axis Power through fraud, manipulation, undue political and financial threats and demanding loan payments as a means of getting what they want.

The new and developing Axis of Evil entrusts much of their vast illegal wealth to multiple Criminal Enterprises, hiding, distributing "dirty" money into legal businesses and organization. Russia and China use these Cartels connections to acquire intelligence and use of man power in their illicit efforts to harm the West. Many terrorist organizations hold allegiance to Moscow and Beijing, and also to Pyongyang, who have historically bankrolled and trained these organizations as fifth column antagonists to the West.

Should Iran or Syria use a nuclear weapon , it will have been approved to do so by Moscow or Beijing. So powerful is the influence of these two political giants .

What is the Axis of Evil attempting to accomplish? 

Spread of chaos within the Western Alliance.

Ultimate defeat of the Ukraine through hook or crook.

Acquisition and control of all precious minerals. Control future development of EV Technology.

Carry out some form of attack upon America, so that it cannot defend those territories the Axis desire(Taiwan & Philippines).

Control of the International Bank, The United Nations through political and financial maneuvering.

The West has allowed the Axis to carry on its business of acquisition, manipulation and deceit. All these nations are carrying out their ideologies primary goal, to achieve ultimate power before the turn of this century. 

Steven Kaszab

Bradford, Ontario

skaszab@yahoo.ca

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