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N Korean leader's sister vows 2nd attempt to launch spy satellite; slams U.N. meeting

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM

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the US trained Middle Eastern citizens and invested in the Arab Spring, so given that a proxy military force rose up yes there was fighting resulting in deaths of those Libyans

Where do such stories come from? The Arab Spring of 2011 was as much a surprise to the west as it was to the Arab dictators that were challenged. One peddler in Tunisia torching himself as a protest ignited a movement that swept across North Africa and into Syria. Claiming the US somehow started this is a gross distortion of history. The US in fact never saw it coming nor did anyone else.

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Isn't that the other file photo of her?

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Is she going to be the successor? Lord help us.

I think Lego Man's 9-10 year old daughter is the heir apparent. The Krypt Keeper Barbie might end up in front of an anti-aircraft gun if she doesn't treat her niece nice. Just look what happened to her and Lego Man's uncle when he got sideways with Lego Man. The family has a history of this sort of thing.

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.....because it had violated council resolutions banning the North from performing any launch using ballistic technology.

This is the reason for the criticism, not the fact that they want to have their own "spy" satellite.

Interesting that they seem to have a spare satellite standing by ready to launch.

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moonbloomToday  03:28 pm JST

The North saw what happened to Libya when it agreed to give up it's nuclear weapons program, 

Qudaffy-duck didn’t lose power because he gave up his WMD. He lost power because he decided that he was going to murder his own people en-masse when they demanded economic reforms and political change.

Excusing mass-murder wasn’t part of the agreement. And NATO held him to account and rightly so.

Kim likely fears an aided internal rebellion as much or more than a foreign invasion.

It’s his own fault and he will eventually reap what he has sewn.

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North Korea is banned for ballistic rockets, not spy satellites

If that launch is really just about a spy satellite, North Korea can just have their friends at China launch the spy satellite using a Chinese rocket

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Is she going to be the successor? Lord help us.

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@EFD

Qudaffy-duck didn’t lose power because he gave up his WMD. He lost power because he decided that he was going to murder his own people en-masse when they demanded economic reforms and political change.

Ah yes the usual name calling approach to demean...

Yes, lets shed a tear for dear Murmar, supplier of terrorists, exploded of planes, general loon.

Its all NATO'S fault that he was dragged from a drainage pipe and shot.

Couldn't have anything to do with the fact he had set his army lose on civilians.

The rest Of the comment is conspiracy bunk.

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Ah yes the usual name calling approach to demean...if you had done your due diligence you would realize that the US trained Middle Eastern citizens and invested in the Arab Spring, so given that a proxy military force rose up yes there was fighting resulting in deaths of those Libyans and other Middle Eastern citizens who had been trained and equipped by the US.

So much power attributed to the CIA. Even to operate in China and Russia today. And yet we can't keep Saudi Arabia on our side. Something is seriously with your theory, methinks.

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*seriously wrong

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Is she going to be the successor? Lord help us.

Right now she is just doing what her brother tells her, but alone she would probably be worried about her kids future. Might be good to see if women are the solution to dictatorship.

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She said her country’s attempt to acquire a spy satellite is a legitimate step to respond to military threats posed by the U.S. and its allies.

If a country is truly a threat and was planning to attack or invade, they're going to do it when you are at your weakest and not prepared defensively, similar to what Russia has done in Ukraine. They are not going to wait until you have built up your military to a point where you are capable of defending yourself. No country poses a threat to NK unless NK does something first. If NK could stop with the verbal aggression, maybe things could improve for them on the international stage.

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moonbloomToday 03:28 pm JST

The North saw what happened to Libya when it agreed to give up it's nuclear weapons program, despite the assurances that were voiced at that time.

If only there were 1.4 billion pound gorilla that could give NK some security.

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“Lego man” “Krypt keeper Barbie”

Thats pretty good! I might “borrow” these.

Well played, sir! Well played indeed.

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You provided squat other than a bracketed claim lacking citation.

And in answer to your non-se quit or question, “yes”.

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@EFD, Desert Tortoise etc

I provided the evidence including those that cited US diplomatic cables but predictably it was deleted.

Has the US really created a successful democracy in Japan?

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The North saw what happened to Libya when it agreed to give up it's nuclear weapons program, despite the assurances that were voiced at that time.

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Thank you JT for not using the usual file photo of Kin Yo Jong. This one is much better.

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Good to see North Korea standing up to the constant haranguing and bullying by other regional powers such as Japan and South Korea, who are marionette puppets for the USA. Space has no borders and everyone should be able to have satellites, even Ms. Kim. The North Korean satellite is not a problem for Japan, South Korea, America or anyone else. It's their legal right and everyone moaning about it should immediately silence themselves. This includes Japanese news outlets like Asahi, Yomiuiri, Seikyo, Mainichi, etc.

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"Chosen'(DPRK) just doesn't need to worry about that UNSC, with China and Russia covering, there won't be any passed solutions against your country. Hurry up and mobilise for the second launch, that's you right and you deserve it. Good luck comrades!

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@EFD

Qudaffy-duck didn’t lose power because he gave up his WMD. He lost power because he decided that he was going to murder his own people en-masse when they demanded economic reforms and political change.

Ah yes the usual name calling approach to demean...if you had done your due diligence you would realize that the US trained Middle Eastern citizens and invested in the Arab Spring, so given that a proxy military force rose up yes there was fighting resulting in deaths of those Libyans and other Middle Eastern citizens who had been trained and equipped by the US.

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