BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

CNN is reporting that the rocket may have broken apart shortly after takeoff, citing US government officials.

No indication that the debris failed in populated in area



Also ABC online reporting

Quote:


North Korea's anticipated missile launch failed today after it fired the long-range test rocket, defying U.N. Security Council resolutions and an agreement with the United States.
The 90-ton rocket launched and there was a larger than anticipated flare.
U.S. officials said that the missile is believed to have crashed into the sea.



It was launched from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in the northern part of the country, near its border with China.
It is expected to travel south by southwest, passing by South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.
Splash down is expected to take place in the waters off the coast of Australia.


The Communist nation had announced a five day window for launching the satellite, which began on Thursday.
The show of muscle put the region on edge, but Donald Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 1989-1993 and an ABC News consultant, said he believed it was new leader Kim Jong Un's way of asserting his power.


"The main audience for this missile is internal not external," Gregg said. "This is [Kim Jong Un's] way of demonstrating to the people of North Korea he is in charge and his country is capable of high tech things. It is a manifestation of his power."


North Korea claimed the planned rocket launch was just a satellite called Shining Star, which was being launched into orbit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung.
Experts did not doubt the possibility of a satellite being attached to the rocket, but feel the satellite is a cover to test a long-range missile.




A nuclear test may soon follow. Large amounts of dirt and ground cover are being moved at one of North Korea's nuclear sites, which experts believe indicates the North Koreans plan to test a nuclear device. Even more alarming is that officials believe that, unlike the first two nuclear tests North Korea conducted with plutonium, this one could be a uranium device, which would indicate a secret uranium production facility.



Gregg said the U.S. likely would not be a direct target of a potentially nuclear North Korea.
"The North Korea nuclear capability is not ever designed to be used against us. They know anything used against us would result in a catastrophic response," he said.
The rocket launch defies two United Nations Security Council resolutions that prohibit North Korea from testing ballistics missiles. It also breaks a promise North Korean leaders made to U.S. leaders in Beijing at the end of February.





The regime had promised to suspend nuclear missile tests, uranium enrichment and long-range missile launches in exchange for food aid from the United States.
On Tuesday, Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said the launch of a rocket would hinder the promised aid.
"It's impossible to imagine that we would be able to follow through [and] provide the nutritional assistance that we had planned on providing, given what would be a flagrant violation of North Korea's basic international obligations," Carney said.



Gregg said that given North Korea's history of honoring important events in its regime with extravagant displays of propaganda, the U.S. should have anticipated the country would do something to honor founder Kim Il Sung's birthday.
"It's unfortunate the timing is how it is," he said, adding that he hoped the U.S. would send an envoy to North Korea to work on building a dialogue.



"The obstacle to that is domestically here. The Republicans would be all over anything like that as appeasement," he said. " For Obama to do this in an election year is unlikely."
The rocket launch is the first under Kim Jong Un. The regime's leader, who is believed to be 29 years old, assumed party leadership in January of this year, weeks after the death of his father.


source:http://abcnews.go.com/International/...1#.T4dlEtV-MyJ

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.

Last edited by tennisbum79; Apr 13th, 2012 at 12:01 AM.
tennisbum79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

Reuters reports

Quote:

BREAKING: A spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Seoul told reporters at a briefing that the launch at taken place at 0739 local time (2239 GMT) and that South Korea and the United States were checking whether it had been a success.


source: https://plus.google.com/117651204433...ts/7Bknjpz6Fhw

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Senior Member
 
antonella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Del Boca Vista Estates
Posts: 2,862
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

Was it called the 'Wozniacki Missile'?

"I can resist anything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde
antonella is offline  
post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

USA and Japan strongly believe it fails, but South Korea is still looking to confirm the news.



Japan had vowed to shoot down the rocket if it ventures over its story.

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.

Last edited by tennisbum79; Apr 12th, 2012 at 11:48 PM.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Chip.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,389
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED


Serena - Venus - Jankovic - Li - Watson - Petkovic - Hsieh - Stephens
Chip. is offline  
post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

South Korea is now confirming that the rocket broke up in very early stage of the launch

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Gawler, Tasmania
Posts: 3,847
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chip. View Post
+1. Anyway it was going to attack Australia

(Expect the unexpected)
Titles
2015: Suicide Brisbane
2014: Unknown
2013: Unknown
2012: TT Ningbo Doubles
HawkAussie is offline  
post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Milito22's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8,712
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; May Have FAILED

Milito22 is offline  
post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Lunches Rocket; May Have FAILED

Quote:
Originally Posted by antonella View Post
Was it called the 'Wozniacki Missile'?
Don't insult Caro, this rocket broke up very shortly after launch.

Caro reached #1 ranking and stayed there for awhile

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; May Have FAILED

North Korean officials are not talking... I wonder what they will tell their people

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Halardfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Japan
Posts: 5,851
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

Hopefully the regime won't try to cover their ineptitude by claiming the rocket was shot down, whether by South Korea or Japan...

The North Korean regime has to be somewhere at the peak of crazed despicable regimes.

Manchester City 2011 FA Cup winners! 2012 Premier League Champions! 2014 League Cup winners and Premier League Champions! At last!!!!!
Halardfan is offline  
post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2012, 12:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10,655
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

World War 3 should be interesting.
Mary Cherry. is offline  
post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2012, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
tennisbum79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Planet Venus
Posts: 40,084
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

They had invited the world media to the combined celebration of the centennial of the great leader and the "successful" launch.

Now the media is there, but no one want to talk to them.

__________________________________
Venus Williams Grand Slam VII
Serena Williams Grand Slam XXI

Nadia Petrova Grand Slam Hope Is Fading
Updated: Jan 31. 2015
Next Update Date: Post 2015 RG
Rest in peace, Elena Baltacha.
tennisbum79 is offline  
post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Senior Member
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: ~BALTIMORE~
Posts: 119,252
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

Epic Fail
CrossCourt~Rally is offline  
post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 2012, 01:03 AM
Senior Member
 
cowsonice's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,929
                     
Re: BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Launches Rocket; US, Japan, SKorea confirm IT FAILED

I really wonder how much money is really put into the North Korean military. Clearly they feed and house the soldiers but the R&D is lacking.

Hopefully China can confirm this...just to add another dimension of credibility, them being an ally


Faves: Sharapova, Hantuchova, Safarova, Goerges
GO BEARS!
cowsonice is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome