What the hell is this fool thinking. Obviously rational thought has departed long ago, if it ever existed.
< TAEPODONG 1 Right picture cutaway showing placement of fuel and oxidizer tanks of the three stage ICBM.
"Orbital launch vehicle. Year: 1998. Family: Scud. Country: Korea North. Status: Hardware. Other Designations: Pekdosan-1. "
North Korea announced the launch of its first satellite on 31 August 1998. Despite these claims no foreign observer ever detected the satellite visually, by radar, or picked up its radio signals. The Pentagon at first claimed it was an ICBM launch, and that the satellite story was just a cover for the test. However on further analysis of the data collected on the launch they admitted nearly a month later that there had been some sort of a satellite launch attempt. What seems to have happened is that the third stage either failed and fell into the Pacific or misfired and put the satellite into a low orbit where it decayed very quickly before it could be detected by foreign observers.
This missile is derived of technology first developed by the Germans in WW2. The V-2 ballistic missile is the grandfather of all liquid fueled rockets. What amazes me is how much attention the sawed off, buffount haired dictator garners from the MSM. I doubt he can even urinate in the toilet accurately, let alone perfect a rocket that can target something slightly smaller than the entire Pacific Ocean.
The latest miserable failure should not get the attention that it has. After all the United States publicly demonstrated that we can launch exploding rockets frequently in the late 1950's. Thats old hat. Try making one do what it is intended. Like actually orbiting a satellite, or a MAN. Maybe even take a payload to some exotic place like say, umm, THE MOON.
But of course we are the United States and we should cower whenever the Liberals say we should. After all this half a pip squeek CLAIMS to have nuclear weapons, maybe even half a dozen. Shivers! While he has never demonstrated this capacity, the MSM wants us all to quake in our boots. YES! Lets talk to this rational benevolent lil man.
"Data from U.S. and Japanese Aegis radar-equipped destroyers and surveillance aircraft on the missile's angle of take-off and altitude indicated that it was heading for waters near Hawaii, the Sankei Shimbun reported, citing multiple sources in the United States and Japan."
The last "satellite attempt" in 1998 sent the missile directly over Japan, raising concerns of an accidental International incident. Say this Missile fired Tuesday actually hit Hawaii, say it killed some Americans, maybe get "lucky" and hit a military installation. Then what? How would we respond? Send condolences to our loved ones? Negotiate some more?
I say no.
Finish the Korean War the way MacArthur wanted to.