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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

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Unexplained construction activity at an unidentified missile facility about 7 miles from the Yeongjeo-dong missile base.

12/5/18
New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy the existing types of nuclear warheads in his arsenal. The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue of denuclearization despite five months of sporadic talks. While the base at Yeongjeo-dong has long been known to US intelligence agencies and analysts, researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey told CNN that the images reveal construction on a new facility just seven miles away from the older site that had not been previously publicly identified. "Satellite images show that the base remains active. Moreover, in the past year North Korea has significantly expanded a nearby facility that appears to be another missile base," the report states, noting that it is unclear whether the two bases are separate, or whether one is subordinate to other. The images indicate that North Korea was building an extremely large underground facility in 2017 and that this facility was still under construction as of August 2018.

"Construction on the previously unidentified site has continued even after the Singapore Summit" between Kim and President Donald Trump in June, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, one of the analysts that identified the site, told CNN. "Whatever Kim says about his desire for denuclearization, North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles." The site's unique location makes it a strong candidate to receive North Korea's newest long-range missiles, including those that can carry nuclear weapons and can strike the United States, according to Lewis and his colleague David Schmerler. The State Department declined to comment, saying it doesn't discuss intelligence matters. Last month, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News that the US will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before Trump meets again with Kim.

Does everyone feel comfy and secure knowing that Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are overseeing the denuclearization of the Hermit Kingdom? /s

Related: John Bolton says North Korea failure to meet commitments requires second Trump-Kim summit
 

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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

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Unexplained construction activity at an unidentified missile facility about 7 miles from the Yeongjeo-dong missile base.



Does everyone feel comfy and secure knowing that Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are overseeing the denuclearization of the Hermit Kingdom? /s

Related: John Bolton says North Korea failure to meet commitments requires second Trump-Kim summit

And we were led to believe Trump fixed all this.
 

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Knowing CNN's "unspecified", "unidentified" or "anonymous" sources, this could be anywhere.
 

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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

181205124501-04-north-korea-missile-base-exlarge-169.jpg

Unexplained construction activity at an unidentified missile facility about 7 miles from the Yeongjeo-dong missile base.



Does everyone feel comfy and secure knowing that Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are overseeing the denuclearization of the Hermit Kingdom? /s

Related: John Bolton says North Korea failure to meet commitments requires second Trump-Kim summit

I'm glad to see you recognize that dictatorial regimes cannot be trusted when it comes to their protestations of innocence regarding their WMD and delivery capability developments, and look forward to seeing how you apply this insight to, for example, Iran.
 

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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

181205124501-04-north-korea-missile-base-exlarge-169.jpg

Unexplained construction activity at an unidentified missile facility about 7 miles from the Yeongjeo-dong missile base.



Does everyone feel comfy and secure knowing that Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton are overseeing the denuclearization of the Hermit Kingdom? /s

Related: John Bolton says North Korea failure to meet commitments requires second Trump-Kim summit

its better than obama doing nothing to denuke north korea. never once did he even try to sit down with them.

so, yes, feel much safer with trump doing something about it than obama hussien doing nothing about it
 

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Its better than what Obama did, which was to pretend it didnt exist.
its better than obama doing nothing to denuke north korea. never once did he even try to sit down with them.

so, yes, feel much safer with trump doing something about it than obama hussien doing nothing about it
Obama never gave the North Koreans validation via a meeting with no preconditions, nor did he call a mass murderer "a great guy", "his good friend!", praised that he "loves his people", and that he believed him over his own generals. gomer.gif
 

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I'm glad to see you recognize that dictatorial regimes cannot be trusted when it comes to their protestations of innocence regarding their WMD and delivery capability developments, and look forward to seeing how you apply this insight to, for example, Iran.

I never cared for the Iran deal Kerry worked out. But Kerry wasn't working in a vacuum. There were the other SC members + Germany.

NK is Trump. Singular. By himself. He said he would fix this. He should either do so or admit he was hoodwinked by the rocket-man.
 

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Trump: June 2018-------

"Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office," Trump tweeted as he arrived back in Washington. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea."

But, but, but, but....OBAMA!!! lol
 

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Its better than what Obama did, which was to pretend it didnt exist.

Announcing because he shook "Little Rocket Man's" hand, NK is no longer a danger, then ignoring their blatant disregard for everything Trump said is "better"?

Damn, I don't even want to hear the word-salad that might be offered as an excuse. That's just....wow.







PS: I say this because other people have idiotically suggested that at least Trump "tried": Obama didn't try this because no matter how much you hate his liberal ***, he isn't a moron. He knew perfectly well that you can't fix an intractable problem by having a little chat. So he applied sanctions to at least try to cripple them, while cognizant of the fact that too many sanctions will simply kill innocent NK civilians instead of harming the regime.

This isn't a perfect world. News, I know. But it's not. An in an imperfect world, your best strategy isn't going to be anywhere near a perfect strategy. Isolate, contain, and ignore: that's the best with NK. We do not have the political will, nor would it be reasonable, to invade to stop them. But invading and beating them + China is the only way to end their nuke program. How many tens of millions of young men and women are you willing to kill to see that happen, even though NK will not ever launch a pre-emptive strike if not being invaded?

Eh?

Trump just duped you again. That's all. He had a pointless meeting and told you he won, knowing full well that it was far more important to you to feel that you could sign on DP to tell people that Trump won and liberals suck, than adopting the best strategy could ever be.

If your goal is to help destroy republican democracy, bravo! Bravo sir...
 
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Obama never gave the North Koreans validation via a meeting with no preconditions, nor did he call a mass murderer "a great guy", "his good friend!", praised that he "loves his people", and that he believed him over his own generals. View attachment 67245501

youre right...obama hussien was terrified of him. never once was could stomach the thought of sitting down for negotiations
 

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youre right...obama hussien was terrified of him. never once was could stomach the thought of sitting down for negotiations
Your mental gymnastics routine is paying off in spades. Keep up the good work.
 

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when the commander in chief is someone who would probably be more competent completing a maze on the back of a cereal box with a crayon while farting, i prefer the scenario in which he pretends that the problem is solved.
 

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Your mental gymnastics routine is paying off in spades. Keep up the good work.

It's amazing innit? Like listening to Baghdad Bob again in 2018.
 

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Your mental gymnastics routine is paying off in spades. Keep up the good work.

youre just trying to justify obama hussiens policy of being too scared to handle north korean denuke negotiations
 

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I never cared for the Iran deal Kerry worked out. But Kerry wasn't working in a vacuum. There were the other SC members + Germany.

NK is Trump. Singular. By himself. He said he would fix this. He should either do so or admit he was hoodwinked by the rocket-man.

We made it obvious to the Iranians that we would take whatever deal proffered, so long as it was minimally enough to let the Administration claim victory on it.

But I'm glad to see you accept the continuity.
 
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