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    No fan of the nutjob leaders in N. Korea, but why is it a "provocative action" when someone we don't like test a rocket? We invaded the nation of Iraq which did nothing to us and we have the gall to call NK rocket launch a "provocative action". I guess the glass houses and stone throwing memo hasn't circulated in DC yet.
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    @Zazziness I was in Shock and Awe when I realized just how much it cost to invade a country that did nothing to you. I wish it was about oil because I am sick and tired of paying $3 to $4 a gallon.
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    @Zazziness I think you misread me. I wasn't there it was the state of mind I was in when I saw what we did and how much it cost. Don't want to misrepresent myself.
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    @Buzzfriendly Ah! I know what you mean. Listening to it happen will always be with me. I remember thinking how I would feel if it was happening to my country. And it wasn't hard to imagine, since we had been so recently bombed. I would be shocked but not awed so much as homicidally angry. I knew then that conflict was going to go on a long time, even though the commentators on TV were basically declaring it over at that moment. As for North Korea? I've never seen a country so crazy. I had some hope his son wouldn't be another big loony but it turns out, yeah, he is. Or, if he's not, he sure does a good job acting like one.
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    "North Korea's most important ally, China, expressed regret over the incident" Does China regret helping North Korea develop their rocketry and nuclear technology? Do they promise to stop helping them?
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    Does the u.s. tegret launching its atoms for peace initiative, spreading nuclear reactors around the world and creating the legal framework Iran is using to argue they have a right to develop mclear power...
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    i think the way china might play it,is if they wanted to lob a nuke somewhere they would just use n. Korea,china gets its dirty work done and if n. Korea gets glassed,big deal.i,m sure china has a palace prepared for Mr. ill if that event comes to pass,he can live there while we rebuild his country atom by atom
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    It's a global tragedy that a renegade regime like North Korea's devotes scarce economic resources to tomfoolery with high-tech weaponry even as its long-suffering people are forced at gunpoint to live without adequate food. The only way this could occur is through a national political cult that demands worship of the infallible "dear leader." Ultimately, North Korea is playing with fire. If it ever has the spectacularly poor judgment to use its technology to attack other countries, North Korea will be crushed by responsible nations.
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    I think that North Korea is trying to prove that they are powerful and don' t need to ask anyone's permission to launch rockets and will do so whether we like it or not. I say the US should not ask permission to shoot them down, whether they like it or not.
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    Yes, we need to act and send a message. They aren't taking us seriously, which shows they really don't care about their people. We have the most powerful military in the world...they should be trying to get on our nice list!
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    Trying to act like they are a threat, and flex some muscle, which is a joke.
    How bout this North Korea, try feeding your people for yourself.
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    @Denizen_Kate I know that we do. I dot regularly believe the media but it was on NPR yesterday (no amount was given,) also heard it on CNN yesterday. I haven't "seen" any specific source, I do assume we give them some type of food aid...
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    This sort of reminds me what the USSR and the USA said every time one of them launched a satellite back in the day. People gnashed their teeth and fear was sold by the ton and people actually bought bomb shelters and dug up their back yards. And the beat goes on.
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    The united stats has landed probes on moons around outter planets and driven robots on mars - and we can afford to feed everybody and streetlights.
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    @SavageMazx Yeah, I had never heard of him before it was on here, and my 9 yr. old nephew saw his picture
    and said, "I know who he is, he does the gundam". I thought he was just "hopping'. He said, see he's on a Pegasus". That's about the silliest dance I've seen..hop, hop, hop..LOL
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    I think that they are victimized by being under the duress of a not terribly smart government to have essentially ignored all of the warnings at the risk of all of the increased sanctions, and perhaps even military intervention, they are now in jeopardy of incurring which, I'll have to admit, causes me to wonder just which behind-the-scenes shadow actor supported/encouraged them to proceed anyway.

    Plus, I've also some concerns over just what-in-the-hell it is that they managed to launch into low-Earth orbit that is now at risk of falling somewhere, sometime, in the near future, for instance, did it contain a biological payload that could pose a very serious threat to the health and welfare of the inhabitants where ever it inevitably crashes down?!
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    Im not worried in the least. China would squash NK like a bug if they discovered the launch was in anyway linked to regional or global security.
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    We need to shut north korea down once and for all but we wont because their neighbor china owns us now and as lo g as walmarts handle diplomatic relations for commy china were just gonna watch a hostile enamey of the union launch test and develop the reasons we went to war with iraq sounds like political bs to me
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    North Korea is trying to develop more advanced weapons. They've lied to us before. Their leader is a ruthless dictator who indoctrinates all but his most senior officials by convincing them he's God.

    If only we had implemented President Reagan's Strategic Defense Intiative. It would be perfect for this kind of thing. Critics said it was unrealistic at the time it was being proposed, but since the 90s it's actually been practical. If we had that, we could accurately disable North Koreas research while limiting fatalities.
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    Mark my words: Within 10 years either North Korea or Iran WILL launch a nuclear tipped missle at the US. Will we be able to stop it? And what will our reaction be?
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    @Denizen_Kate I think it'll be a very very long time before they get that much return on there fireworks investment
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    The same thing they are doing when they puckishly lob missles over South Korea -- attention whoring. China has got to stop protecting this crazy benighted country.
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