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April 9, 2013

North Korea’s Tipping Point of No Return

Virtually every intelligence analysis has been waiting for one key moment to unfold in North Korea, and it just happened. I am not talking about the military moves of key North Korean missiles which occurred last week, nor am I speaking about the recent decision to resume operations at its Yongbyon nuclear complex. The closure of the Kaesong industrial complex is what everyone has been waiting for.

The Kaesong industrial complex is the key economic revenue source for North Korea. It is a joint venture between the North and South allowing South Koreans to serve as mentors and managers in the industrial complex.


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  • AUNITEDPEOPLE

    SEAN SPOONTS  Now that will be an interesting occurrence, if that happens. Good observation there SS!

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    Hmmm.  I can't imagine that the NORKs can't get weather data from China.  It's hardly classified information and the Chinese have plenty of iron flying around up there.  When N. Korea launches its next missile check the location of their Sat then.  If its over the launch area I guess we know what that Sat is really for.

  • 50run50gun

    SEAN SPOONTS Seems the Norks satellite will be passing over the US in the next several days.  Many passes, back and forth over the US.  Do we have any satellite experts out there?  http://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=39026 Click the "show all passes button," then check the boxes under the "map" column.  Not sure what to make of this. /50

  • 50run50gun

    SEAN SPOONTS Seems the Norks satellite will be passing over the US in the next several days.  Many passes, back and forth over the US.  Do we have any satellite experts out there?  http://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=39026 Click the "show all passes button," then check the boxes under the "map" column.  Not sure what to make of this. /50

  • achowd

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