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Are you scared?

Are you scared about the upcoming weekend? Since N.Korea has threatend an "attack" around the 4th? I have not seen anything about it very recently....on cnn ect..its alllll MJ. (sorry I had to metion that) Do you think their threats are "real"? Or they are just blowing smoke up our asses?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • North Korea and along with all of these other dictatorships, like to talk big. I don't think anything is going to happen.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • if we live in fear of them than North Korea has done what they planned. i refuse to worry about something when i can do nothing to keep it from happening.

    part of me wonders if the news stations are ignoring North Korea to keep Kim Jong-Il from getting the satisfaction of freaking us out...he does watch a lot of TV (so ive heard). but sadly, its prolly not receiving attention b/c it wont make the stations any money.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:53 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • i dont believe it, and even if it does happen, then oh well if i get blown up... cant do anything to stop it can i?

    Answer by Ginanne at 2:54 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • As I do not live on the West Coast, nope, not scared at all. If he's going to do it, he's going to do it, and nothing I do can change that. But, he has a limited number of weapons - I think after testing he's down to 3 or 4 now. I doubt he's ready to waste one when he hasn't ensured China hates us more than they hate him yet.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:43 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Actually, there IS news about it just posted today. North Korea has obviously test fired four short range missiles within a few hours of each other. They have a distance of less than 62 miles, but South Korea's Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan told The Associated Press at a reception held at the US ambassador's residence to mark the US Independence Day, "It's not a good sign because they are demonstrating their military power."

    Earlier in the day, Seoul's JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported that the North could fire a barrage of missiles in coming days, including ballistic Scud or Rodong rockets that the North is banned from testing under U.N. resolutions.

    The North has also threatened to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile. Last month, a Japanese newspaper reported that the North could test-fire a long-range missile toward Hawaii as early as around July 4. The U.S. has increased defenses around Hawaii.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • But Seoul's YTN television news network said Thursday there are no signs of an imminent long-range missile launch.

    The reported missile moves came after a North Korean ship — suspected of possibly carrying illicit weapons — changed course and was heading back the way it came after remaining under U.S. surveillance for more than a week.

    The North Korean ship is the first vessel monitored under the new U.N. sanctions that seek to clamp down on Pyongyang's trading of banned arms and weapons-related material by requiring U.N. member states to request inspections of ships suspected of carrying prohibited cargo.

    The North has said it would consider the interception of its ships a declaration of war.

    Separately, North and South Korea ended their latest talks over a troubled joint industrial project, apparently without progress, and failed to set a date for the next round of talks, the Unification Ministry said.


    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung told reporters that the two sides met for a little over one hour in the morning in the North Korean border city of Kaesong. He offered no details.

    The two sides have been at odds over the fate of a South Korean worker who has been detained in the North since March for allegedly denouncing its political system. The North has rejected Seoul's repeated calls for the worker's freedom. It has also demanded that South Korean companies sharply increase wages for North Korean workers and fees paid for the use of the land.

    As relations with South Korea have deteriorated, the North has halted all key joint projects except for the South Korean-run complex at Kaesong, a prominent symbol of past attempts at reconciliation.

    So to me it looks like they are kind of taking it to the next level. We will see what happens, no good to be scared of anything.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:14 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Don't we wish a Republican was the President right about now.

    You know, cuhones.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 6:14 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • No, not scared. If anything went up and came anywhere near US we would shoot it down. We ahve a very capable military.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:27 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

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