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Red Menace

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#1 7 years ago
Unconfirmed reports from US and Japanese officials suggest the launch may have failed shortly after take-off.

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BBC News - North Korea launches long-range rocket


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#2 7 years ago

Maybe it is a gesture of peace? After all they pointed their crappy rocket away from Japan this time.




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#3 7 years ago

The Australian Media ran a pretty ineffective fear campaign regarding this whole thing, claiming that the 'missile' was aimed at Australia. The reality however was that while it was intended for a direction near Australia, it had no hope in hell of coming near us.

In the end I think it was the North Koreans either attempting to have a show of force that dramatically failed, the peace gesture FancyPants said, or everything in general just... failed.




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#4 7 years ago

I doubt the American media has been much better. If this test had been successful, it was only a matter of time before North Korea irradiated the Western seaboard.


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#5 7 years ago

The world is laughing at them on the country's birthday.

Probably something more sinister than just an "oops, rocket failed." More like "we are testing major war weaponry and don't even have to hide it from you."




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#6 7 years ago

Are u going to launch a rocket ?




D3matt

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#7 7 years ago
Red Menace;5632643I doubt the American media has been much better. If this test had been successful, it was only a matter of time before North Korea irradiated the Western seaboard.

lulno. Anything North Korea could possibly fire at us would be shot out of the sky before it was even in American airspace. I mean, we're not exactly talking about terrain-hugging cruiser missiles here... We're talking ICBMs, the kind that went out of style around the time of the cold war.




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#8 7 years ago

It failed in the first stage of launch.




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#9 7 years ago
D3matt;5632723lulno. Anything North Korea could possibly fire at us would be shot out of the sky before it was even in American airspace. I mean, we're not exactly talking about terrain-hugging cruiser missiles here... We're talking ICBMs, the kind that went out of style around the time of the cold war.

A North Korean ICBM has that whole unpredictability thing going for it though. Do you launch an interceptor if there is a 99% chance that it will intercept itself? Also, the malfunctioning guidance on that ICBM might just fool the defender.




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#10 7 years ago

ICBMs have no guidance. They're ballistic. And obviously the answer to your first question is yes.




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