posted on Apr, 14 2012 @ 12:33 PM
Thank goodness the recent North Korean ICBM test ended in catastrophic failure. The stakes were high on this one...especially considering the current
geopolitical tensions involving N.K. and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Certainly, a successful launch of this so-called peaceful test of a 'satellite delivery system', would have ratcheted up nuclear tensions
dramatically, as it would have given North Korea's 'dictator in diapers' the means to deliver nukes anywhere in the world. Japan and South Korea
both threatened to shoot the rocket down, should it stray over their airspace...with North Korea retorting that such action would constitute an "Act
So when I saw on the news that this multi-stage test rocket had exploded in flight, falling harmlessly in the ocean, I not only breathed a sigh of
relief, but immediately wondered if perhaps...just perhaps, the U.S. Boeing YAL-1 had secretly played a roll in taking it out.
All is supposition on my part, but if true, with the wreckage being unrecoverable for inspection and the YAL-1 being able to use 'off-radar' laser
and platform to shoot it down, then it would be virtually impossible for North Korea to trace this back to the U.S.
I assume that the YAL-1 may even be an unveiled early prototype of some even more advanced airborne anti-missle laser system in the U.S.
covertly-deployed inventory but, let's face it, we all know that America has this hyper-advanced technology currently available...and should it ever
truely need to be used under extreme circumstances, through covert means and with guaranteed impunity and deniability of complicity,...it most
certainly would be used.
Perhaps, this ICBM test actually DID fail naturally due to North Korean technological incompetence...but with the stakes so high on this launch, did
the U.S. and it's allies in the region dare rely simply on that?