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April 06, 2009
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea's rocket may have fallen into the sea, but military experts cautioned Monday against calling it a complete failure, noting that it traveled twice as far as any missile the country has launched.
Although the distance was still far short of showing North Korea could reach U.S. territory, it rattled the North's neighbors and countries around the globe, with the U.S. and its allies pushing for quick punishment at an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting held hours after liftoff.
Originally posted by stander
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I was just looking at the news about five minutes ago.
The "analysts" must have gotten a word from the White House not to undermine the "political outcry" by rendering the N. Korean missile test "a complete failure." Tech losers like the N. Koreans can hardly threaten a global security, as opposed to US "triple A" bonds infecting the veins of the global financial system. The devil knows the best how to protect itself.
Originally posted by moonwilson
Like so much else, this does seem to be more smoke and mirrors. Has anyone seen anything in the MSM about what really happened at the G20 conference? I've been trying to pay attention, but it's like the conference never even took place. The news lately seems like a chain of strobe-stun grenades going off. A missile here, a shooting there, a bunch of meaningless random drivel there- what's really going on? It seems more and more like nobody is even trying anymore- or more accurately- it seems like we are being deliberately confused.
Although, on the subject of the North Korean missile, I don't believe for a second that the launch "failed". 100%- that missile was intercepted. We intercepted it, because of the minute possibility that it was an EMP attack. From a North Korean, technical perspective, the launch was a complete success. There was nothing wrong with that missile.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by moonwilson
There was no reason to intercept it. The North Koreans haven't even tested a nuclear weapon, let alone developed a warhead for the missile.
As for the test of COURSE it wasn't a total failure. The only other test that they launched only lasted 40 seconds, and never got near stage separation.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
It's just about been unwritten US Foreign Policy since 1960 to overplay and exaggerate the threat of independent ballistic missile launches to US National Security.
From Cuba, to Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, it's one of the banes of US Foreign Policy to assure the public that even during times of peace, war could only be minutes away.
Obviously action must be taken RIGHT now otherwise by the 500th attempt, N. Korea actually may develop a working ICBM and after that they could well demonstrate a successful fission event, to weaponize that ICBM.
Let's all fall for the same rhetoric used to justify Iraq, Afghanistan and a potential conflict with Iran, and believe that N. Korea possesses a viable threat to the world.
[edit on 6/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]