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Japan Fears North Korea Attack as Uganda Cuts Ties to Hermit Kingdom

Japan Fears North Korea Attack as Uganda Cuts Ties to Hermit Kingdom

Who knows what Kim Jong-un will do now that he’s lost Uganda.

The Japanese government has placed its military on high alert after signs of a possible North Korea attack.

The warning comes as Uganda, a strong African ally to North Korea, has grown closer to South Korea and cut ties to the north.

ABC News reported:

Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors in central Tokyo were readied as a response to Nakatani’s order, and surveillance activities were also stepped up.

A separate government source today told Kyodo News that the Japanese have received indications that Pyongyang is preparing to launch a ballistic missile, possibly an intermediate-range Musudan missile, in the eastern part of North Korea facing the Sea of Japan.

A South Korean official also said they have taken precautions in case of a launch.

Despite the threat, South Korea scored a major victory over North Korea when they lured Uganda to their side. South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited the African country where President Yoweri Museveni vowed to “sever all police and military ties” to the communist government:

“The directive takes immediate effect and is aimed at ensuring that Uganda complies with the U.N. resolution on North Korea,” he said.

In March, the UN Security Council voted to place more sanctions on North Korea over nuclear tests and missile launches, which violated international sanctions. The latest sanctions ban all weapons deals and military-training contracts with North Korea.

South Korea has taken advantage of the punishments:

Uganda’s foreign ministry said 10 cooperation agreements were signed in areas including military, rural development, health, agriculture and information and communications technology.

Under the defense pact, Uganda and South Korea will “expand cooperation in the area of military technology and training” to help “fill the void created by the disengagement of defense and police cooperation with North Korea,” a ministry spokesman said.

Uganda security officials say North Korean instructors have been training Ugandan police in areas including forensic investigations, public-order management and handling of weapons such as pistols and AK-47s.

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Every time there’s a headline like this between now and November, a few more votes will drift away from the Democratic candidate and to Trump.

    fwiffo in reply to gospace. | May 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Oh, absolutely. North Korea getting more isolated and losing allies will absolutely cause Trump numbers to swell. We can’t have such troubling development happening.

    Are all Trumpies really that retarded*?

    * Don’t answer, that was a rhetorical question. I know the answer.

Can the South even deal with the conventional arty that is aimed at their cities? Do they practice any civil defense or are they simply relying on the US tripwire?

    fwiffo in reply to forksdad. | May 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Not easily. Seoul is 35 miles away from the border and doesn’t have a lot of defenses. Also, it is hard to tell how well they would fare. They army has quality on their side, since they are developed industrialized nation. But North Korea has quantity. How much of it is working and functional is hard to say.

    It is ultimately China’s call. China can shut down North Korea relatively easily. They can also upgrade and support them. For as long as China wants to play nice, things in Asia can be quiet. We escalate tensions with China (e.g, by electing isolationist doofus who wants Chinese trade war), and potentially all hell breaks loose.

I’m surprised obongo hasn’t announced a State visit to the NoKos to apologize for every slight–perceived or contrived and having MLB send a couple of teams over so he can do a “wave” with the Korean Pillsbury Dough Boy since I’ve heard there are no golf courses worthy of obongo’s skills.

I can see it now, Dear Leader and Dear Reader lock lips and swap spit.

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