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#1 And they are well within range of our missiles.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-10-09 08:57||
#2 Norks say U.S. is within its missile range
Well, the Left Coast is. Call it Operation Pickaxe.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-09 09:14||
#3 You just go ahead and pop your one or two off. We'll shoot 'em down and turn your utopia into a green, glowing parking lot.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-10-09 11:43||
#4 Behold the fruits of the Madam's Sunshine Policy. Which is why Iran can never have the capacity.
Posted by mossomo 2012-10-09 13:50||
#5 "Cruising for handouts"
Posted by mojo 2012-10-09 16:17||
#6 D *** NG IT, MANILA = PHILIPPINES want the PHIL People to know the country will be absolutely positively categorically undeniably ...@etc. prepared - for an upcoming South Korean LR Rocket launch!
US can easily overcome the DPRK's fears by maintaining joint control of the ROK's tactical battlefield land-attack, etc. missles - IMO it is likely to do so anyway as the ROK's indigenous missle tech saavy continues to improve.
* FYI TOPIX > THE US IS SENDING THREE VERY DEADLY WEAPONS TO THE SOUTH KOREAN BORDER [inter-Korean DMZ].
* SAME [old]> CHINA'S LINES AROUND ISLANDS SUGGEST MORE CONFLICT AHEAD.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [Foreign Policy = old] ROCK FIGHT: JAPAN COULD WIN A WAR [agz China]FOR THE SENKAKU ISLANDS, BUT IT WON'T BE EASY, AND CERTAINLY WIDOUT US HELP.
Many Perts are expecting a Sino-Nippon war for the Diaoyus/Senkakus to be fought ouside of the disputed islands proper, espec as far as China is concerned as it desires to open permanent + unchalleneged strategic access for the PLA into WESTPAC, NORPAC.
IMO China is more likely to order the DPRK to aim its alleged LR "Strategic Rocket Forces" at Russian-controlled SAKHALIN - US GMD-TMD infers that that the US will supply its ally Japan wid advanced BMD-capable PATRIOTS in times of military crisis. In the absence of any Chinese nuke missle attack [preemptive or first-strike]agz Japan, + lack of Chinese ability to successfuly overwhelm or defeat any Japan-based GMD-TMD vee PLA saturation attacks, THE ONLY WAY FOR CHINA TO ACHIEVE ITS "SOLE", "POST-US" STRATEGIC GOALS IN NE ASIA WOULD BE TO MIL INVADE JAPAN VEE SUSTAINED CONVENTIONAL CAMPAIGN.
Mass PLA Airborne attack is subjective, wid high-risk of prohibitive casualties + aircraft loss agz both JASDFS + USAF; while Okinawa + Korean Peninsula + Taiwan [northern PHIL?] are likely to be hotly contested areas in a China-vs-US-n-Japan three-way.
As per RUSSIAN + ASIAN MIL PERTS, THAT LEAVES SAKHALIN - its just off the Chinese mainland + can be used to attack andor invade northern Japan while combat occurs in the south. China is a member of the SCO-CSTO along wid "strategic partner" Mama Russia, + China has also laid historical claims to Sakhalin + parts of RFE.
CHINA ALSO DOES NOT WANT JAPAN TO POSSESS NUCWEAPS, NWO OR NO NWO.
IN A THEATER LIMITED ONLY TO THE EAST CHINA SEA, IFF CHINA + PLA BELIEVES IT CANNOT QUICKLY DEFEAT JAPAN USING CONVENTIONAL-ONLY MILFORS, ITS ONLY RECOURSE TO ACHIEVE ITS "POST-US" GOALS IS TO USE ITS TACTICAL + STRATEGIC NUKES WHICH RIVAL-NOW-ENEMY JAPAN DOES NOT YET HAVE, + TO INTIMIDATE THE US INTO NOT MIL SUPPOR JAPAN [or Russia].
Even iff Japan did agree to give up formal sovereignty to the Senkaku + Okinawa islands, etc. in the ECS, to prevent a major PLA nuke attack agz Japan, IMO again China will demand that the US give up any + all Milbases in Japan + the ROK, + leave the NE Asia forever. CHINA'S VICTORIOUS "POST-US", "MANIFEST DESTINY" WILL BE ROLLING + CHINA ISN'T GONNA TAKE ANY ***** FROM THE US, NATO-EU, OR RUSSIA.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-09 21:13||
#7 ION DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Kyodo News] JAPAN MAY "ACKNOWLEDGE" CHINA CLAIM TO ISLAND TO CALM TENSIONS.
Tokyo to give "polite/respectful acknowledgement" of the existence of a territorial dispute between it + Beijing???
* RELATED SAME > JAPAN SURRENDERS ISLAND AFTER CHINA AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERS SERVICE.
DPK BLOGGER-POSTER = opined that Japan's return of Diaoyu Islands is insufficient - THE RYUKYUS/OKINAWA MUST BECOME INDEPENDENT???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-09 23:32||