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North Korea Back At It With Missile Launches Says South Korea

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Minuteman system has been in service for 60 years. Through continuous upgrades, including new production versions, improved targeting systems, and enhanced accuracy, today's Minuteman system remains state-of-the art and is capable of meeting all modern challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

With American eyes focused heavily on James Comey and his impending testimony to congress, Kim Jong Un has attempted to hijack a little spotlight for himself.

While that wasn’t necessarily a crack at the diminutive dictator’s physical stature, the fact of the matter remains that Kim Jong Un is a small man in both mind and size.  He’s often depicted as petty and bratty, and for a good reason:  The North Korean “supreme” leader is seen by his countrymen as a God among men who can do no wrong in his fight against the DRPK’s arch-nemesis America.

Of course, this is all a load of bunk concocted after the Korean War in order to maintain power over the people of North Korea, who were facing the rigors and mistakes of communism being imposed on them.

Now, as the United States has been forced to deal with matters from within the nation, North Korea is no longer a water cooler subject in the States.  That obviously hasn’t sat well with the childish Kim, who has, in a fit of rage appropriate for a daycare, launched several missile tests for South Korea to tattle to the teacher about.

“‘North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, this morning from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province,’ the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, according to to the Yonhap news agency.

“North Korea conducted ballistic missile tests over three consecutive weekends in May going back to Mother’s Day, but last weekend there were no launches.

“The remote country is on pace to break its record setting 2016 missile test-launch record.

“The latest missile tests come as South Korea suspended its use of the American-based missile defense system THAAD.

“The Terminal High-Altitude Defense System (THAAD) has already been in operation in southeastern South Korea, with two launchers and radar. The system typically has six launchers – four of which are in in South Korea, but have yet to be installed.”

North Korea’s most glaring error in their attention-whoring calculations is the near-certain desire of U.S. President Donald Trump to distract the nation from the ongoing congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  With James Comey set to testify on Thursday morning in Washington D.C., all indications are that he state that Trump had asked him to discontinue investigations into his ties with Russia during the campaign.  Should the democrats be able to convince anyone that Comey is telling the truth, that could lead to disaster for The Donald, who will certainly be facing calls for his removal on the ground of obstruction of justice.

As American warships have been deployed to the Korean Peninsula once already in recent weeks, it would take little effort for the Commander in Chief to call for a tactical airstrike on North Korean military facilities, both to cripple Kim Jong Un’s threat-making ability, and to give We The People something other than James Comey to talk about on Thursday.

 

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