North Korea Launches a Big Fail

Everytime I see one of their leaders, I think of the “I’m so ronery” song from Team America.

Pyongyang, we have a probrem.

North Korea’s much hyped long-range rocket launch on Friday ended in apparent failure, South Korean officials said, dealing a blow to the prestige of the reclusive and impoverished state that defied international pressure to push ahead with the plan.

North Korea said it wanted the Unha-3 rocket to put a weather satellite into orbit, although critics believed it was designed to enhance the capacity of North Korea to design a ballistic missile deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States.

A spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Seoul told journalists that the rocket had broken up and crashed into the sea a few minutes after launch.

……This was North Korea’s second consecutive failure to get a satellite into orbit, although it claimed success with a 2009 launch and there was no comment on the launch from North Korea’s official media.

The Unha-3 rocket took off from a new launch site on the west coast of North Korea, near the Chinese border.

The launch had been timed to coincide with the 100th birthday celebrations of the isolated and impoverished state’s founder, Kim Il-sung, and came after a food aid deal with the United States had hinted at an easing of tensions on the world’s most militarized border.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/12/us-north-korea-rocket-idUSBRE83B1OR20120412

That so-called “weather satellite” was another preliminary test for their ICBM program. They’ll keep trying until they get it right. In the mean time, Obama and the rest of the milksops in current Western leadership will keep having absurd little hissy fits without any real action to back it up.

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