Well, it’s bigger than a bottle rocket, but not much bigger than the little dictator Kim Jung Un himself.
I’m talking about the North Korean Scud missile launched yesterday.
It landed in the Sea of Japan, short of Japan, but endangering shipping and air traffic.
North Korea has launched a short-range ballistic missile which flew around 450 kilometers before landing in the Sea of Japan, some 300 km off the Japanese islands. Tokyo and Seoul strongly condemned Pyongyang’s move, the latest in a series of recent missile tests.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Pyongyang launched at least one projectile in the eastern direction from Wonsan, Gangwon Province at dawn.
“It is estimated to be a Scud type [missile],” the JCS said, adding, that the projectile flew about 450 kilometers. “The president was immediately notified of the situation, and the president ordered the NSC Standing Committee at 7:30 am.”
“So far, the assessment is there was at least one missile but we are analyzing the number of missiles,” JCS spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said, adding, the missile reached an altitude of 120 km (75 miles).
US President Donald Trump has also been briefed about the launch, according to a White House official. The missile was tracked by the US military for six minutes, Pacific Command said, confirming that the projectile landed in the Sea of Japan. The US military said it did not pose a threat to North America.
Sputnik News reports that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has responded to the news by stating a grim reality.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Sunday that possible war with North Korea would be a disaster affecting all the nearby countries in the region, including China and Russia. He stressed that the fact that Pyongyang possesses “hundreds of artillery cannons and rocket launchers” within range of South Korean capital of Seoul would make the potential conflict particularly dangerous.
Obviously, if your rule were threatened by the world’s greatest military might you would at least think about sabre rattling to keep the enemy at bay.
King Jong Un, as I’ve said before, is probably just a figurehead. The reality is that a group of generals actually rule North Korea. Kim is just a face that serves a useful purpose for the true rulers.
You have to guess that the West is paying off some traitors inside North Korea to try to effect some regime change in order to install an new ruler who will do exactly as the U.S. wants. That must be some real cat and mouse game that’s being played out, never to be seen by the public.