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North Korea fires missile over Japan



  • Registered Users Posts: 799 ✭✭✭Denny61

    Will you stop..nothing to worry about ..usual tantrums.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭Pissy Missy

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭Dufflecoat Fanny

    It travelled 4000km and over Japan. Surely gives Japan the justification to respond with strikes to take out NK silos and arms factories

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,082 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

    It’s not as if fat boy Kim could do with feeding his citizens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Evergreen_7

    You must be joking. Biggest threat to the entire world that lad. I’d assume it’s a response to the Ukraine doing better than Kim thought they would, him being a Russian allie and all.

    basically waving his dick around going “look what I can do boys”

    both dangerous and idiotic. What a combination.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly

    They're like a cup of sweet tea. Great for the nerves 🤣

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,018 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    theres always been crazy in this world, its just slowly heading towards 11 at the moment

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,018 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    yes elements of modern life are far better than our ancestors, the only difference now is that we re stupid enough to be able to wipe the whole lot of us out relatively easily....

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,274 ✭✭✭EOQRTL

    Lad's a total nutter. All it takes is for one of those missiles to malfunction hit a Japanese city/town and all bets are off.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,615 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005

    Russians should be more worried than Irish people. They share a border with North Korea.

  • Registered Users Posts: 169 ✭✭supermans ghost

    Send Mick Wallace & Clare Daly over to intercept the next one they launch. win, win.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,275 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    NK have done this numerous times in the past. This missile went over Japan at an altitude of about 1,000km - that's more than twice the altitude of the International Space Station - so the whole thing of the Japanese urging people to "look out for falling debris" is a bit of an over-reaction . While is does represent NK's longest missile flight, the most immediate danger would be it awaking Godzilla.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,079 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato
    Golgafrinchan 'B' Ark

    We all know who the biggest threat to the entire world is and it's certainly not him.

    Bring back the :pac:

  • Registered Users Posts: 791 ✭✭✭CreadanLady

    Rocketman was certainly an appropriate name for that loon.

    Still living in the 1950s with his ICBM craze.

    The MFV Creadan Lady is a mussel dredger from Dunmore East.

  • Registered Users Posts: 97 ✭✭Evergreen_7

    “We all know”

    I don’t. Who?

    he’s without doubt one of the biggest threats to the entire world. He’s unhinged, dangerous, has no regard for international law or human rights and has a rake of nuclear weapons at his disposal.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭SortingYouOut

    He's far from the biggest threat to the entire world. Their nuclear arms are so hefty that they would need a space shuttle to lift it off the land. All they're good for is earth moving and they go broke with every missile test like today. Only thing keeping them on the face of the earth is their viciity to and friendship with China, which isn't what it used to be either.

    Beverly Hills, California

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,922 ✭✭✭keeponhurling

    I wonder what would be the threshold where Japan would actually respond militarily ?

    It's that dilemma of deterrence.

    Don't want to cause something bigger, but don't want to give NK the green light to keep doing this sort of thing. If I was a Japanese resident, I'd imagine I'd be pretty concerned. If somebody is aiming missiles in your general direction, things can easily go wrong.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,615 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005

    Best not to upset the status quo. We don't want millions of Korean refugees arriving in Ireland. When despotic regimes are forced out, this is the modern outcome.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭Dufflecoat Fanny

    Missing the point completely. They have demonstrated that they can hit anywhere inside the range of yesterdays missile with a nuclear weapon. Wake Island is within the range. Any carrier fleet is also in danger.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,363 ✭✭✭StrawbsM

    USS Ronald Reagan is in the area too as it’s on training exercises with Japanese and South Korea navy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,842 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    That Kim Jong un lad must be an attention whore. Only thing is he does not have all the media around laughing at his every stupid action like Trump did.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.