North Korea fires two missiles after warning it is losing patience with the U.S.

  
Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  27 comments

North Korea fires two missiles after warning it is losing patience with the U.S.
Talks between North Korean and U.S. officials broke down in Stockholm earlier this month. After an eight-month stalemate, the United States had hoped to breathe new life into the negotiations, but North Korea walked away, calling the discussions “sickening.” 

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TOKYO — North Korea launched two missiles Thursday, marking its 12th test since May, in an apparent effort to pressure the United States to return to denuclearization talks with a better offer.



The missile test comes four days after North Korea warned that it was  losing patience  with the United States and its “hostile policy” and restated its  end-of-year deadline  for Washington to change its approach. 





The “short-range projectiles” were launched from the province immediately north of the capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, reaching an altitude of 55 miles and flying about 230 miles into the sea off the east coast.




“This type of act from North Korea does not help efforts to alleviate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and we urge North Korea to stop immediately,” they said. South Korea’s National Security Council expressed its “strong concern.”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the test involved ballistic missiles, and strongly condemned it as a threat to the peace and security of his country and region....




....But the missile tests only underlined how badly relations have deteriorated this year between North and South Korea, and with the United States. 



Talks between North Korean and U.S. officials broke down in Stockholm earlier this month. After an eight-month stalemate, the United States had hoped to breathe new life into the negotiations, but North Korea walked away, calling the discussions “sickening.” 


Then, two weeks ago, Kim was shown  riding a white horse  in the snow on the sacred Mount Paektu, with state media saying he was planning a “great operation.” 



Last week, Kim ordered the removal of South Korean facilities at a shuttered joint tourist project, and he has since rebuffed Seoul’s attempt to hold talks on the issue.




On Sunday, Pyongyang repeated its frustration with what it calls a “crafty and vicious” attempt by the United States to isolate and stifle the country through sanctions. The statement said the United States is seriously mistaken if it thinks it can keep the situation quiet through the end of the year by exploiting the “close personal relations” between President Trump and Kim.



More fiery rhetoric emerged from  state media on Tuesday,  this time attributed to leading official Choe Ryong Hae at an earlier speech to a summit of the Nonaligned Movement in Azerbaijan.


“Now the situation on the Korean Peninsula is at a critical crossroads of either moving toward a durable peace along with the trend of detente or facing again a touch-and-go crisis,” Choe said.




The missile test may have been partly aimed at underlining the point.



“It is consistent with hardening signals from state media since the breakdown of the Stockholm talks and Kim’s climb up Mount Paektu,”  said Rachel Minyoung Lee , a senior analyst at NK News, a Seoul-based website specializing in North Korea news and analysis. 



Some experts think the fire and fury coming from Pyongyang is an attempt to drive a hard bargain with Trump, in the hope that he will offer North Korea a favorable deal in return for not disrupting his reelection campaign with more serious long-range-missile tests.






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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

In related news, Trump called the South Korean tv reporter and asked her for a date the next time he's in town. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.1  MrFrost  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

In related news, Trump called the South Korean tv reporter and asked her for a date the next time he's in town. 

Seriously? Not that it would surprise me. 

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
1.1.1  jungkonservativ111  replied to  MrFrost @1.1    2 weeks ago

And people wonder how fake news works......

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Lighten up Francis.

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
1.1.3  jungkonservativ111  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Absolutely not. After those comments and the many anti American seeds they post, I am beginning to think these two may be Russian assets trying to influence the 2020 elections.....

 
 
 
loki12
1.1.4  loki12  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

They voted for fat granny! And Epstein didn’t kill himself.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.5  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  jungkonservativ111 @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
I am beginning to think these two may be Russian assets trying to influence the 2020 elections.....

Jong Un and Trump?  I couldnt agree more. 

 
 
 
loki12
1.1.6  loki12  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.5    2 weeks ago

And weirdly enough, no body is surprised that you thought that is what he meant. And Epstein didn’t kill himself.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1.1.7  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  loki12 @1.1.6    2 weeks ago
And Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
In related news, Trump called the South Korean tv reporter and asked her for a date the next time he's in town

If there are beans, you best be a-spillin'.

 
 
 
MrFrost
2  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

Trump claimed he was going to handle ISIS and NK, but couldn't even handle Meghan Kelly. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Remember when Trump "won" the North Korean crisis?

Neither does anyone else. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago

Oh, I remember.

Seriously, tho, what can be done about NK without getting into a shooting match?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    2 weeks ago
Seriously, tho, what can be done about NK without getting into a shooting match?

Other than a complete naval blockade, not much.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
3.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    2 weeks ago

Getting China involved with NK is the only option, and China has no reason to do so.

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.2  It Is ME  replied to  JohnRussell @3    2 weeks ago
Neither does anyone else.

"Congress" has been "Pre-Occupied" since 2016. They'll eventually get to "Important" things …… Eventually ……. MAYBE !

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  It Is ME @3.2    2 weeks ago
"Congress" has been "Pre-Occupied" since 2016. They'll eventually get to "Important" things …… Eventually ……. MAYBE !

That's pretty much all they have.  Russia, Russia, Russia, Comey, Comey, Comey, collusion, collusion, collusion, obstruction, obstruction, obstruction, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller..... yadda, yadda, yadda and of course their ever present adoring peanut gallery of Trump haters.

When you don't have anything else, make a lot of noise and wait for the next going nowhere "we got him now" bullshit line.  What's amazing is they haven't yet learned that doing the same thing over and over again, with the very same results is the definition of insanity, and yet they continue.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @3.2.1    2 weeks ago
  "Russia, Russia, Russia, Comey, Comey, Comey, collusion, collusion, collusion, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller....."

If you are going to quote Donald Trump , give it attribution. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.3  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.2    2 weeks ago

If you are going to quote Donald Trump , give it attribution. 

Well now JR, you made a claim that President Trump has said what I've said, so now YOU can substantiate that he said just what I did as I did.  Correct?

Come on JR....  we know you must have those exact words being spoken by President Trump somewhere in you hate Trump vitriolic diatribes.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

800

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

How many times has Trump embellished talks/meetings/letters/phone calls with Kim Jung Un?

Trumps propensity for undue arrogance and pomposity renders him unable to see how Kim really feels.

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
7  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    2 weeks ago

Dick Cheney is confident the Neocons in the democrat and republican party will now demand war.

 
 
 
loki12
7.1  loki12  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @7    2 weeks ago

Kim launches, not 1 but 2 rockets, Adam Schitt should subpoena him to testify and impeach trump, and Jeffery Epstein didn’t kill himself.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  loki12 @7.1    2 weeks ago
Adam Schitt

I'm surprised he hasn't invited him over to show him how to run the hearing.  At least Kim does his bullshit without pretense.

 
 
 
loki12
7.1.2  loki12  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1.1    2 weeks ago

Adam Schitt wouldn’t be willing to share the camera with Kim, and Epstein didn’t kill himself.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  loki12 @7.1.2    2 weeks ago
Adam Schitt wouldn’t be willing to share the camera with Kim,

Very true.  My bad.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
8  Dean Moriarty    2 weeks ago

It's time to call in the best qualified person for defusing this tense situation Dennis Rodman. 

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