posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 12:09 AM
I just read the headline via Google News about the successful launch in North Korea. A day or two ago I was reading on CNN about this upcoming launch
and how it was delayed due to "technical" reasons.
In the earlier article there was a quote by some US authority who's name I don't recall, the summary of this quote was something along the lines of
"we'll see" about it. The individual didn't seem to worried about this impending launch.
Now, if I am not mistaken, North Korea appears to have some type of nuclear weapon capability (Oct 9, 2006 they detonated a nuclear device of some
type). They are now launching a long range rocket, and it appears that there is some concern about this. However, the concern expressed by this
particular authority was not to the extent of needing to go into NK and stopping this launch.
On the other hand, we have a country, Iran, who does not appear to have nuclear weapon capability (yet?), but they do have rockets, and some of them
are long range, and there is an enormous amount of concern in the US and other countries about the need to go in to Iran to stop them from making a
weapon of mass destruction (nuclear bomb).
To me, it appears that North Korea is far closer to making a nuclear warhead (WMD) than Iran. Yet the response to Iran is much more harsh than that
for North Korea.
Can anyone help me to understand this? Is there some behind the scenes agreement with North Korea that they will not use nuclear weapons? Are they to
be trusted? Is North Korea more controlled by the superpowers than Iran?
Is it simply that more countries fear Iran than they fear North Korea?
Something isn't quite right about this whole thing.