North Korea

Kim Jong Un Continues Provocative Missile Launches, Conflict Now Imminent

One thing is certain about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; the tiny little man is committed to sealing his own fate.

For decades, North Korea has purported that the United States is their most prominent foe.  The propaganda arm of their government has kept busy selling the false reality that all of North Korea’s problems, from famine to isolationism, have been caused by America.

Of course, this is merely the absurdity of North Korea and their long line of “supreme” leaders.  The nation itself, with their hostage-like population and media stranglehold, have caused every problem that their people face from the beginning of time itself.   The America story, however, has been forced to stick.

Now, in the face of international pressure that includes warship from the U.S., Kim Jong Un has remained defiant, now committing yet another ballistic missile test in an effort to irk the world.

North Korea fired off its second missile test in a week on Sunday, sending a medium-range ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast, according to statements from the US, South Korean and Japanese governments.

“South Korea, which called the launch “reckless and irresponsible,” said the missile flew about 500 kilometers (300 miles) from an area near Pukchang, in western North Korea.
Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile hit the water about 350 kilometers (217 miles) from the east coast of North Korea. She said the missile did not go higher than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), according to preliminary data.
 “Altitude was key to the test a week earlier, which analysts called North Korea’s most successful ever in its quest to develop ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads.”
While the world is still unsure of exactly how effective North Korea could truly be with their nuclear technology, there is no reason to assume that they aren’t capable of causing some damage on a global scale.
With the USS Carl Vinson poised and ready in the waters off of the Korean Peninsula, we should fully expect that any further provocations will be met by an unforgiving show of American force.

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