North Korea Launches Rocket ???

three-stage Unha-3

three-stage Unha-3

I have know idea either way. If they did, they sure got it put back together rather quickly and on the pad. Maybe they scrapped the first rocket and used another ? If so, I would think It would take longer to prep it as the original took 2 to 3 days.

They say the rocket was launched Wednesday December 12 2012 Korea time. [at this posting it’s still Dec. 11th at my location in the US] Who knows what the truth is … so many reporters which 3 corporations control. On with the show …

N. Korea removes rocket from launch pad: report
by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2012

North Korea’s heavily-criticised long range rocket launch looked set for a lengthy delay Tuesday, with reports that the entire rocket had been removed from the launch pad for repair.

According to analysis of the latest satellite imagery, the entire three-stage Unha-3 carrier has been taken down and moved to a nearby assembly facility, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying.

“It seems that North Korea has pulled down the rocket from the launch pad to fix technical problems,” the source said. Local radio and TV stations carried similar reports.

The South Korean Defence Ministry refused to confirm the reports which, if true, would signal a considerable delay in the launch schedule.

N. Korea Reportedly Removes Rocket From Launch Pad

VOA News

December 11, 2012
North Korea appears to have taken apart and moved its long-range rocket, a day after announcing that technical difficulties had caused a one-week delay of its launch.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a military source as saying satellite photos suggest technicians have disassembled the three-stage rocket and moved it to a nearby assembly facility.

The unidentified source said North Korea pulled the rocket from the launch pad to fix technical problems.


South Korea says North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in a defiant move

By Associated Press,

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday in its second launch under its new leader, South Korean officials said, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections.

South Korean defense officials said the rocket was fired from a west coast launch pad but there was no immediate word if the rocket was successful. North Korea had indicated technical problems with the rocket and extended its launch window. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules.

North Korea Launches Rocket

SEOUL—North Korea launched a multistage rocket Wednesday morning, its second this year and fifth ever, in an apparent acceleration of a years-long effort to develop long-range missile capability.

It flew farther than a North Korean rocket that failed 80 seconds after takeoff in April, according to officials monitoring the launch in other countries.


#Israel #Palestine War on track as scripted

Here’s what I said on November 15 2012 in this post Conflict in Middle East heats up, with the pertinent information now highlighted.

US presidential elections were held last week with Obama being re-elected. Shortly after yet another battle breaks out in the middle-east. The president assures the chosen people that an attack on them is an attack on the United States of America. The battle ensues with all out war on the horizon. Soon after one of the countries who oppose the chosen and the U.S. is accused of supplying weapons of mass destruction to their enemy. Time goes quickly by with no end in sight and World War Three begins.

And now this from Reuters

A senior Iranian lawmaker denied his country had supplied Palestinian Islamist militants in Gaza with missiles capable of hitting Israel’s commercial centre. .. Hamas’ armed wing said on Saturday it had launched an Iranian-made Fajr-5 rocket at Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial centre, about 70 km (43 miles) north of Gaza. .. Israel’s enemy Iran, which supports and arms Hamas, has condemned the offensive begun by the Israel Defence Forces as “organised terrorism”. .. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, said Israeli claims that Iran was supplying rockets were unfounded

I also mentioned in my post linked above "If nothing else, these assholes are predictable."

Cyber Pearl Harbor – #Cybersecurity Act of 2012 – Cyber ShockWave Video

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was voted down. I would vote it down as well as I see it as another arm of the Patriot Act. Don’t get me wrong though, I practice CyBeRSeCuRiTy myself running a dedicated hardware firewall. The problem with the Cybersecurity Act is ‘they’ want to manage it and want you and I [tax payers] to fund it. Bullshit. Here’s why … Companies that operate critical infrastructure like power plants (especially nuclear), chemical plants, railroads, etc etc, should not be on a network that is connected to the outside world. All control systems should be off the grid and managed from within. PERIOD ! As far as government systems, they should already have adequate protection from outside intrusions. Of course we know this not to be the case. WHY ?

One thing we have learned in past years, ‘Fear Sells‘>

The next attack, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in an Oct. 11 speech, could derail passenger trains, spill toxic chemicals or cause widespread blackouts.

“The collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber Pearl Harbor; an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life,” Panetta said. “In fact, it would paralyze and shock the nation.”

Bloomberg News

I have often wondered when they will go live with their ‘Digital Pearl Harbor’. I’ve wrote before on my old website about this dating back to 2007. I feel time is running out and they will soon be letting the bits and bytes fly to destroy and kill Americans to ‘Shock the Nation’ into submission once again, just as 9/11 did. After all, the economy is still in shambles and the country is falling apart at the seams. They need something to unite and sew it back together. Doing this, and blaming it on oh I guess Iran for their long wanted war will do the trick. It’s how they roll.

They even had a Exercise called Cyber ShockWave which was a simulated cyber attack on the United States on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Cyber ShockWave was an unprecedented look at how the government would develop a real-time response to a large-scale cyber crisis affecting much of the nation.


So you want to #Secede from the United States of America

Many of you in these United States of America want the state you live in to secede and form your own government. I have but a couple things to say about this, the first being, The grass isn’t always greener on the other side; and , Be careful what you wish for.

The biggest thing on my mind is, When did it become okay for a few [that being you and others] making the decision for many [myself and others]. After all, isn’t that exactly what you are trying to secede from ? Hmm, didn’t think this through very well did you.

He is my suggestion for those of you who wish to secede from the union. All of you pack your stuff and move to the least densely populated state in the union, that being Alaska. You’ll have to shed some blood as I don’t think those that currently call Alaska home will go willingly. After the civil war I’m sure you will enjoy your cold meager existence especially once all form of commerce is halted, including sealing the boarders to ensure your protection.

Now, you may think you will have it made. Rest assured others like myself will be more than happy to see that you have basic necessities. However, all buildings, power generating facilities, water purification, and anything currently in place previously funded by the state of Alaska or the federal government will either be shut down or entirely removed, including current personal who maintain and operate said facilities.

Others and myself will be more than happy to help you pack, move, and after settling you in your igloo, we’ll proceed to destroy all roads leading into and out of Alaska. We’ll also be shutting down the pipelines, but that is something we’ll just have to live with. We’ll also have the coast guard and US navy patrolling the waters to make sure you are not bothered by any ocean going vessel that you may be able to use to bring in supplies. Oh, by the way, airports are gone too.

Remember, once you make the decision to secede from the union, you will no longer have a say in how you are treated. You will no longer be a citizen of the United States and you will no longer be allowed to vote. You will be treated like many third world countries with the exception of receiving USAid or foreign aid. I could go on and on about the stuff you will no longer have or be allowed to do, but I’m confident you have spent may hours thinking this through.

P.S. – We will also keep other nation states like Russia, Canada and China from interfering with your new beginning. Doing so will help maintain the security of the lower 48 states. We’re sure you understand the reason for this. You are on your own. Enjoy your ‘new’ life!

Signed, Happy in Georgia USA