Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles
Kim Jong Un is briefed by his generals in this undated photo. On the wall is a map titled "Plan for the strategic forces to target mainland U.S."
May 18th, 2013
09:54 AM ET

Report: North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the sea off the Korean Peninsula's east coast Saturday, South Korea's semi-official news agency Yonhap cited the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

The ministry said it had detected two launches in the morning, followed by another in the afternoon, Yonhap reported.

The missiles were fired in a northeasterly direction, away from South Korean waters, the ministry said.

South Korea has beefed up monitoring on North Korea and is maintaining a high-level of readiness to deal with any risky developments, the ministry added, according to Yonhap.

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  1. Thalia

    He is lonlely. I think he has no girlfrend. So he only sees girls for money. Prostetutes

    May 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    While certain to be defeated by a US led force, the North Korean military (1.4 mil) even with its antiquated equipment could put up a good fight. They also possess chemical and biological weapons and high powered "blinding" anti-personnel lasers and numerous aircraft, small surface ships and submarines to deliver. So scoff if you choose.....But remember there is an elephant in the room ...China

    May 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    No way. That can't be our rupert. He is too sweet to do that.

    May 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hamsta

    Chrissy doesn't like Kim, howabout that! Kim looks like the asian version of a Jersey Shore cast member, or in other words a modern democrat!!!

    May 18, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Why you don't like Kim.chrissy? Four more years of Obama and America will be the same as North Korea, so why don't you like Kim? Are you a racist? You don't like asian people? Obama is black, Kim is asian, but that's the only difference!

    May 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kenny Rogers and his many other faces


    May 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gold Dragon©

    Hello to everyone. Been awhile since I have been able to post. Alot of surgeries in past 6 months. On the mend and finally able to sit on the computer.

    Kim has irritated alot of countries lately with his rants. His nearest neighbor China isn't happy with his big mouth. We should just sit back and let his closest neighbor handle him. They already placed sanctions on him as well as the US. Time will tell.

    May 18, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Um

      This one time at band camp......

      May 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gold Dragon©

    Hmmmmmm. When I posted at 11:53 there were 70 comments. When I came back, the comments are down to 55. Scratches head.

    May 19, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Let the liberal socialist progressive brown shirts tell it and they will tell you and Fox News gives tou viruses, but drudge and Fox haven't given me a virus since I have been on the internet in 1995. As with every time people start throwing false accusations a guilty conscience is involved. Notice the Occupy movement is everything the left accused those " Tea baggers " of. The Tea party turned out to be not only innocen tt of all charges, but also 100% correct about bloated oversize tyrannical government with radical leftist views.

      May 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    Do you still deny that modern democrats are socialists? Nazis were socialists. What's your opinion on the IRS scandal? I say the Tea Party was 100% correct, the government is to big, to intrusive, tyrannical and incompetant. Obama True it was that way before Obama, Obama made it much worse. Bush used survellance against the enemy (terrorist), Obama is afraid to call the enemy terrorists, and uses the surveilance against republicans, conservatives and the Tea Party. Then he uses the IRS to harras his enemies (American citizens) while the terrorists gain power.

    May 19, 2013 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    Your right, it's sunday. I say this prayer as I cook my breakfast so I don't have to be hungry while busting my knuckles to support a bunch of blood sucking leeches who depend on our socialist president to forcefully take (steal) food and money from the pockets of those that actually ear their way: "Father forgive these blood sucking socialist democrat leeches for they believe in a heaping pile of lies and know not what they do." There I put it in God's hands, I hope you liberals are ready to deal with the wrath of God in 2014 and 2016. I will not rest until the progressive socialists destroying America are removed from office and in prison or exiled.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hamsta

    The conservative states are considering receding from the union, you can have California banasy. Socialism has already turned most of California into a welfare state.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rascal Rabble mustahad a full belly when he launched that missile...

    May 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Wouldn't doubt it RR, since I've read he has an odd pallet... Elephant meat for example. No lie 😉 lol

      May 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    My ONLY posts yesterday were the one @ 1:30 and the one just before it!!

    May 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hamsta

    TJI has become really quiet because those liberal Kool-Aid drinkers ei tther figured out they were lied to by socialist democrat Nazis or they finally realize they can no longer defend their fuhrer.

    May 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lolololol @ hamsta! Dont you have a life? Well the rest of us do and sorry i just dont have patience to deal with your hatred today!

    May 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
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