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News of the Week
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THE SYRIAN CONFLICT About North Korea Questions Questions - Do you think NATO should interfere with Syria's conflict and secure the chemical weapons? Is it even an option to consider?
- Does the air defense system up in Turkey, and threats from NATO and governments in the alliance discourage Syria from attempting an attack using chemical weaponry? - A country in east Asia
- Juche socialist republic (also known as a single-party system government)
- Supreme Leader is Kim Jong-un #1 Do you believe North Korea's rocket launch could be a potential security risk to other countries? The purpose of the rocket launch is to place a satellite in orbit. WHAT IS NATO? - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Used to be the alliance between US an western Europe against Russia in 1949
- Now they are an organization that focuses on terrorism Despite International Warnings, North Korea Preps for Rocket Launch. North Korea continues their plans to fire a long-ranged rocket despite appeals by enemies and allies to abandon the plan in the interest of regional stability. NATO PERSPECTIVE - NATO has no intentionof interfering to stop the violence occuring in Syria, the system being stationed in Turkey is for defence purposes only
- Although, Bashar Al-Asshad President of Syria has been told that there will be an immediate international response if the chemical weapons are used on rebel forces
- With this action NATO sends a message to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad to not extend the war within his country beyond his borders.
"Turkey asked for NATO's support, and we stand with Turkey in a spirit of strong solidarity. To anyone who would want to attack Turkey, we say 'Don't even think about it.' "- Andrews Fogh Rasmussen -Since the people of Syria have risen against Assad in March 2011, 40,000 people have died, thousands have left and millions have been internally displaced.
- The UN is pulling all non-essential international staff from Syria (25 of 100)
- The EU is withdrawing it's entire mission completely, the last expecting to be out of the country by Friday
- Monday, the head of the Arab league Nabil Arabi said the government may fall at any time
- If the Regime were to fall, the security of these chemical weapons will not be safe.
"Syria has one of the world's largest chemical weapon arsenals, including traditional chemical agents, such as mustard, and more modern nerve agents, such as Sarin, and possibly persistent nerve agents, such as VX." - Leonard Spector, executive director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies North Korea is certain in their decision to fire a long-ranged rocket sometime this month., despite appeals from allies and enemies. asking North Korea to reconsider. Many are concerned the launch is a cover up for developing the technology to attach a nuclear warhead to a long-raged missile. These missiles are capable of reaching as far as Hawaii, The U.S west Coast, and Alaska.. North Korea has announced the rocket will launch sometime between Dec 10th and Dec 22nd; only 8 months after its last failed attempt last April. The anticipated trajectory of the rocket is towards the Yellow sea, near South Korea, where the first stage of the rocket will drop, and the second will drop over the Philippines. The North Korean Perspective. “Domestically, North Korea wants to promote national solidarity,” says Choi Jin-wook, North Korea expert at the Korean Institute of National Unification. North American Perspective. The Technology used to develop the rocket can also be used as a long-ranged missile. "A North Korean 'satellite' launch would be a highly provocative act that threatens peace and security in the region," officials with the U.S. State Department in a statement. #2 Should action be taken to attempt to stop the rocket launch? Sources -http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/syria-chemical-weapons-nato_n_2236842.html#slide=17493947
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/12/04/un-north-korea-rocket/1745605/ -http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/04/what-does-north-koreas-planned-rocket-launch-mean/ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/12/05/n-korea-erecting-last-stage-rocket.html -The air defence system will be under the control of NATO only.
- If a missile is fired at Turkey the radar system will idetify the trajectory and tell the patriot batteries to take countermeasures PERSPECTIVE OF TURKEY -On October 3rd Syrian shells flew into a Turkish village and killed 5 people
- Tanks and Jet Fighters are now positioned to protect the border
-120,000 refugees from Syria are living in camps, plus 70,000 more outside of the camps.
- Most of the rebel leadership is also help within Turkey