SEOUL, South Korea \ufffd North Korea fired a barrage of seven ballistic missiles into the sea between the Communist state and Japan on Saturday in a move that flouted a United Nations Security Council resolution and sent a message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day holiday.
After a nuclear test by North Korea on May 25, the Security Council adopted a resolution that, among other things, barred the country from testing ballistic missiles. North Korea sharpened its standoff with Washington on Saturday by following through on part of its earlier warnings that it would respond to the resolution and sanctions with more tests of its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
The North\ufffds neighbors reacted swiftly to condemn the latest tests, reflecting rising jitters over the North\ufffds brandishing of its missile and nuclear capabilities in recent months.
\ufffdThe ballistic missile tests\ufffd were \ufffdprovocations that clearly violated\ufffd the resolution, Moon Tae-young, a spokesman at the Foreign Ministry of South Korea, said in a statement.
He said the missile launches only strengthened the need for vigorous enforcement of the United Nations resolution, which also calls for economic and financial sanctions and a global embargo on arms trade with the North.
A statement from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the military was \ufffdfully ready to counter any North Korean threats and provocations based on strong South Korea-U.S. combined defense posture.\ufffd
In Tokyo, Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeo Kawamura called the tests \ufffda serious act of provocation against the security of neighboring countries, including Japan.\ufffd
A South Korean military official, speaking on condition of anonymity citing government policy, said the missiles launched Saturday were believed to have flown 250 to 310 miles, indicating that they might be the North\ufffds Scud-type ballistic missiles. The South Korean news agency Yonhap quoted military sources as saying the missiles were either Scud or Rodong, a scaled-up North Korean version of the Scud.
All seven missiles were fired from a base near Wonsan, a coastal city east of Pyongyang between 8 a.m. and 5:40 p.m., South Korea said.
It was the biggest one-day barrage of ballistic missiles the North has fired since it launched seven missiles during the United States\ufffd July 4 Independence Day holiday in 2006.
2009-07-04 23:07:24 EST
hint: they went 300 miles. nothing to see here.
2009-07-05 01:07:25 EST
Tim Crowley wrote: > Boooooo!
GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE DRUG ADDICT!
2009-07-05 03:15:00 EST
On 04 Jul 2009, ordovician <email@example.com> posted some news:7baqqhF22sgfiU37@mid.individual.net:
> Tim Crowley wrote: >> Boooooo! > > GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE DRUG ADDICT!
Crowley is Obama's personal lube assistant. Every time N. Korea fires a missile, it's Crowley's job to make sure Obama is properly lubed to receive it. It brings new meaning to "arse lifter."
2009-07-05 18:34:01 EST
"Erebus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:Xns9C3F28B6B6F2c6e9f@127.0.0.1... > On 04 Jul 2009, ordovician <email@example.com> posted some > news:7baqqhF22sgfiU37@mid.individual.net: > >> Tim Crowley wrote: >>> Boooooo! >> >> GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE DRUG ADDICT! > > Crowley is Obama's personal lube assistant. Every time N. Korea fires a > missile, it's Crowley's job to make sure Obama is properly lubed to > receive it. It brings new meaning to "arse lifter." >
Being disrespectful to the President of USA shows how f*ckup your head is. But again, we know how anti America you righturds are.
-- Nixon's tapes are an example of the mind set of conservatives.
2009-07-05 19:35:13 EST
On Sun, 5 Jul 2009 15:34:01 -0700, "The Rock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >"Erebus" <email@example.com> wrote in message >news:Xns9C3F28B6B6F2c6e9f@127.0.0.1... >> On 04 Jul 2009, ordovician <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted some >> news:7baqqhF22sgfiU37@mid.individual.net: >> >>> Tim Crowley wrote: >>>> Boooooo! >>> >>> GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE DRUG ADDICT! >> >> Crowley is Obama's personal lube assistant. Every time N. Korea fires a >> missile, it's Crowley's job to make sure Obama is properly lubed to >> receive it. It brings new meaning to "arse lifter." >> > >Being disrespectful to the President of USA shows how f*ckup your head is. >But again, we know how anti America you righturds are.
Coming from a "Shrub" detractor...thats funny as hell!!!
"Lenin called them "useful idiots," those people living in liberal democracies who by giving moral and material support to a totalitarian ideology in effect were braiding the rope that would hang them. Why people who enjoyed freedom and prosperity worked passionately to destroy both is a fascinating question, one still with us today. Now the useful idiots can be found in the chorus of appeasement, reflexive anti-Americanism, and sentimental idealism trying to inhibit the necessary responses to another freedom-hating ideology, radical Islam"
Bruce C. Thornton, a professor of Classics at American University of Cal State Fresno