N. Korean missile launchpad moved into firing position – report

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A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official.

The Japanese government is on high alert, citing indications that Pyongyang might soon launch ballistic missiles at its island neighbor.  

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday morning that so far Tokyo was responding by “gathering a variety of information … with a sense of tension,” according to Kyodo.

NEWS ADVISORY: N. Korea missile launcher in raised position: Japan defense official

The Taiwanese government has become the first to advise its citizens not to go to South Korea, as tensions in the region continue to mount. The country’s foreign ministry advised residents to delay trips for business, holidays and education, citing the “unclear situation” in South Korea.

Several Patriot Advance Capability-3 missile interceptor units have been deployed in Japan over the last few days to defend key military units and the country’s capital city, Tokyo. One of the units was set up at the Defense Ministry’s headquarters in Ichigaya, in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.

The Patriots’ deployment followed Japan’s deployment of Aegis destroyers equipped with SM-3 interceptor missiles.

Japan authorized its forces to shoot down anything fired at it from North Korea.


A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier stands near units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2013. Japan has deployed ground-based PAC-3 interceptors, as well as Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea's threats and actions, according to its government.(Reuters / Issei Kato)

A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier stands near units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2013. Japan has deployed ground-based PAC-3 interceptors, as well as Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea’s threats and actions, according to its government.(Reuters / Issei Kato)


The indication of the new North Korean readiness follows South Korean and US forces’ announcement of an upgrade of their surveillance alert status to the highest possible level before coming into a state of war.

It also comes amid revelations from South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, with a government source saying Pyongyang is preparing multiple launches of shorter-range Scud and Rodong missiles. “There are clear signs that the North could simultaneously fire off Musudan, Scud and Nodong missiles,” an anonymous military source was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

The military alert status is now at Watchcon 2, reflecting a perceived “vital threat” from North Korean missiles after the North warned of a ‘thermonuclear’ war and asked foreigners to leave South Korea.

To counter the threat, two Aegis destroyers with SPY-1 radar have been placed on standby by the South along the Korean Peninsula.

The South Korean military is also operating early warning aircraft Peace Eye and ground-based missile defense radar system Green Pine to counter a potential rocket launch from the north.

On Tuesday, the commander of US Pacific Command said that the US is ready capable of countering the missile threat.

The US has responded to the move Thursday confirming that the SBX radar was deployed to the Pacific. Once the missile is launched the Sea-Based X-Band Radar will assist with tracking it. That tracking could help bring a missile down if needed.


27 thoughts on “N. Korean missile launchpad moved into firing position – report

  1. A missle one single missle was raised??????????????/ He has one missle and iran might have a “nuke ” in 20 years or so so be scared and pay no attention to the financial meltdown taking place worldwide or the traitorous commies in gubberment trying to disarm and enslave the nation cause the midget in n korea has one missle standing erect and it is after all a very scary phalice .

      1. Dont you freaking get it ITS A DISTRACTION or are you too YOUNG to remember the whiney assed mamby pamby russiains have nuke nonsense of the 60shaving school children hide UNDER THEIR DESKS in case a NUCULER(REG. SHRUB TRADEMARK) MISSLE STRUCK quit the cowardly ass someones out to get me nonsense and OPEN your eyes to the THREAT RIGHT HERE AT HOME.
        And by the way darlin I dont drink “koolaid” only spring water FROM MY HAND DUG 30ft rockwalled WELL or maxwell house coffee,This sites and the numerous other TRUE patriot sites on the web are what I consider my MSM not that sales pitch horsehockey on the j-wstream media hope this sheds some lite on your silly response.

        1. Oh ye

          Oh yeah, I get it darlin’. READ MY BLOG. Hope you’ve got a bucket to lower yourself into that hand-dug well of yours. Of course it’s a distraction – just not a planned one. And I have grandchildren so I do remember Cuba! Are you waiting for FOX to announce that the US will pre-emptively strike at 10 am Eastern Saturday morning? HA HA HA. Good luck with that. http://currentsoftruth.wordpress.com

          1. yada yada yada keep your little paranoid blog I live life on my terms and ya cant shoot nothing from a well but you can get COOL CLEAN UNCHEMICALED UNPHARMACUTICLED CRYSTAL CLEAR DRINKING WATER NO FLOURIDE,NEVER WATCHED FEAUX NEWS SO i WISH YOU WOULD GET OFF YOUR SILLY REPETITIVE MSM push or cant you interpret what I wrote in my last response to your made up image of me an independent self sufficent man who lives life on MY TERMS and PAYS NO FKN TAXES who barters my mechanical skills for all my needs who grows and cans his own food so take your made up nonsense and spread it among the SCARED as I havent met the man or demon that scares me and my Faith in God and Christ calms me and guides my actions towards my fellow man so mind your manners as I have fought their system since my teen yrs by dropping out of their rules and soul crushing statutes. you dont know me at all.Nobody even”experts” like you and your little blog can PREDICT THE FUTURE it can only be manipulated or waited for either way its out of my control so like I said THE THEAT TO AMERICA IS RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA not half way around the world in some fart of an island that has been visited at least 3 times by u,s. gubberment in the middle of the night less than 6months ago.So open your eyes to the real threat.

    1. speaking of which, I just read an article the other day about phallus size! I don’t have any idea how much money was wasted on this but they figured out women prefer men with a large organ over a tiny piccolo!
      WTF? Those of us that are well endowed could have saved them a lot of money. As little as 10 years ago I had friends and co-workers that were amazed at the ease I have with meeting women.
      I can guarantee you it sure wasn’t on account of my not-so-pretty face, social skills or money!

      Good one Steve!

      1. dont under estimate “herbal skills” as far as endowment never had the “size/girth for porn” but it has never let me down when needed LOL It is strange how a “catwoman” was scared by the size of that one thing RAISED into firing position,while those treasonous bastards right here at home are killing the whole damn country didnt even catch her attention.

        1. I’m afraid that she may be choocking on the RED PILL!
          Oh well to paraphrase another old song, “Waking up is hard to do…”

          1. Hey Rhums I have been wanting to talk to you about a “rum” idea i have but dont know if its even possible but instead of molasses could a man use say some really good home made apple butter from my poisen free apples, the wife and me make some thats tasty and I have maybe 30 pts or more and it might make a good drink with the advice of a pro.

          2. Apple Brandy! Or a really good shine for making APPLE PIE SHINE!
            Hey Steve, virtually anything that can be fermented into “beer” or “mash” will distill into a better than store bought liquor. It just takes some experimenting! Yes, I have made stuff that was better used as fuel than drinkin likker. Thats one of the reasons I like stovetop stills, they are small enough that when ya screw up you’ve wasted very little in resources. When I was living in Florida I had an overabundance of sweet potatoes. I fermented them into a so-so wine. Then ran it through the still. I don’t know what to call it, but it sure was good!

          3. I’ve been mulling this over since you mentioned it Steve. I would try 4-5 pints of Apple Butter, A pound or so of sugar and a tablespoon of yeast to gallon of water.
            You should produce 90-100 proof with an apple taste to it. You could bump it up to 140-160 proof with a second run (through the still), but you would then wash out the apple flavor.

          4. Hey Rhums ,I forgot to mention it is extra cinnimony as I love it and my nephew works for mccorm. I get great spices real cheap which really helps in making dills pickles applebutter, jerky etc etc.Anyway I was thinking it might be a stronger spice taste what do you think,like spiced rum is what i would hope for .

  2. Herb decided to propose to Sandy but prior to her acceptance Sandy had to confess to her man about her childhood illness.

    She informed Herb that she suffered a disease that left her breasts at the maturity of a 12 year old. He stated that it was OK because he loved her sooo much.

    However, Herb felt this was also the time for him to open up and admit that he had a deformity too. Herb looked Sandy in the eyes and said…

    “I too have a problem. My penis is the same size as an infant and I hope you could deal with that once we are married.”

    She said, “Yes, I will marry you and learn to live with your infant size penis.”

    Sandy and Herb got married and they could not wait for the honeymoon.

    Herb whisked Sandy off to their hotel suite and they started touching, teasing, holding one another… As Sandy put her hands in Herb’s pants,
    she began to scream and ran out of the room!

    Herb ran after her to find out what was wrong.

    She said, “You told me your penis was the size of an infant!”

    “Yes, it is…” exclaimed Herb, “8 pounds, 7 ounces, 19 inches long.”
    Sorry just couldn’t resist digger and rum.

  3. While you boys are talking about your favorite subject, listen and weep for your beautiful children. http://youtube.com/watch?v=QNG_H5tSZUA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    Ask yourself why MSM won’t hold a debate on the issue of whether or not NK has the tech to reach our west coast. No debate between opposing views – just Party Line, Pentagon-funded PROPAGANDA. They can’t let the sheep know they’re about to be decimated. They think we’re too stupid to see the “big picture”.

    1. Darlin, Ain’t none of us here fell off the turnip truck recently.
      You happen to be out of your league here. You are still half in the matrix. Preaching to the preachers is a waste of time. At best you have provided a minor chuckle and we thank you for that.

      1. Hey Rhums Maybe she’s in a “league of their own” couldnt resist as she has about babbled me to a slow death of the confused their out to get you scary story team .

    2. WHile you “girls have your head in the sand makeing up scary bedtime stories us MEN are weeping FOR 500,000 iraqi women and children murdered and starved by your kind of fear peddlers but hey like probably your favorite hag maddy albright says “eh we think it was worth it” and that was before THE WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST iraq and their MYTHICAL weapons of mass DISTRACTION.So spread your war peddleing to someother as for me and most MEN i know WEVE HAD A BELLY FULL OF THESE WARS and the fkn lies that got us involved in them. The ENEMY IS IN THE GATES NOT HALF A WORLD AWAY.Why would any half intelligent person even watch the lamestream media PROGRAMMING except for laughs.

  4. “A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official.”

    OMG, it’s facing SKYWARD we’re all DOOMED it tell ya!

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