North Korea, the nation-state equivalent of the short bus, apparently struck one of its own cities after a failed missile test.
On April 28, 2017, North Korea launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province (the Korean People’s Army’s Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 in Ryongak-dong, Sunchon City, to be more precise). That missile failed shortly after launch and crashed in the Chongsin-dong, in North Korean city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.
According to a U.S. government source with knowledge of North Korea’s weapons programs who spoke to The Diplomat, the missile’s first stage engines failed after approximately one minute of powered flight, resulting in catastrophic failure. The missile never flew higher than approximately 70 kilometers.
Apparently, Kim Jong-Un’s missile program suffers from premature detonation; a common problem for men my age. Or so I’m told.
Lost in the coverage of the terrible Texas floods was this little tidbit; bloated South Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un fired a missile over Japan today.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea on Tuesday, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that “all options are on the table” as the United States considers its response.
The test, one of the most provocative ever from the reclusive state, came as U.S. and South Korean forces conduct annual military exercises on the peninsula, angering North Korea which sees them as a preparation for invasion. Trump said the world had received North Korea’s latest message “loud and clear”.
“This regime has signalled its contempt for its neighbours, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behaviour,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.
This inbred son of a bitch needs to be slapped down before one of his missiles “accidentally” strikes one of our allies… or the U.S. mainland.
Many of you have probably read this story by now, but the Obama administration knew the North Koreans were manufacturing miniature nukes four years ago, and pressured the media to downplay the story.
But yes, please tell me how Donald Trump needs to be impeached.
Tuesday’s Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.
During an April 11, 2013, House Armed Services Committee hearing, Congressman Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., inadvertently revealed several unclassified sentences from a DIA report that said DIA had determined with “moderate confidence” that North Korea has the capability to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be launched with a ballistic missile.
The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president. Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.
So this cock-holster ignored a growing threat, suppressed the weapons information, and left the next president holding the bag. Obama did the same thing with the Iranian nuclear deal. The piece of garbage sacrificed this country’s safety to stroke his own massive ego.
Insane, inbred North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Un is threatening to launch a missile strike against Guam. The preemptive action could light the fuse to another world war.
A spokesman for North Korea’s military said it would carry out a pre-emptive operation if there were signs of US provocation. The warning comes after President Trump warned North Korea it would be met with “fire and fury” if it continued to threaten the US in a marked escalation of rhetoric.
The statement mentioned using the Hwasong-12, the intermediate range missile tested in May. North Korea said at the time the missile can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, and independent analysis seems to fit their statement. (H/T – AOSHQ)
This is what happens when president (Clinton) after feckless president (Obama) enables these mutants. The fat bastard is ready to start a nuclear war because 1. he is batshit crazy, and 2. he has literally nothing to lose.
The worst part is if we eliminate this bloated prick, we’ll be dealing with similar threats from Iran soon afterward.
The Hugs, Not Thugs Caption Contest has now concluded.
Top Five Entries:
5. Kim Jong Un celebrates after his top scientists announce that they have stolen the secrets of the YMCA dance from the Village People… – Sully
4. He’s happy now, but wait until he realizes the launch he just saw on TV was special effects from an old 1950’s sci-fi movie! – Mike AKA Proof
3. Lil Kim is so happy, he not only got it up, it stayed up. – MelP
2. “At least we aren’t CNN!” – J-Dub
WINNER! – “Is that a nuclear-tipped ICBM in your pocket, or are you just glad I’m your Supreme Leader?” – John DuMond
Hugs, Not Thugs Caption Contest
Caption this photo in the comments section. The winners will be posted Monday, July 10th.
Original Caption: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July, 5, 2017. (Photo: KCNA/via Reuters)
Otto Warmbier, the American student detained then released by North Korea, has died of his injuries.
North Korea arrested Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who visited the North as a tourist, in January 2016 for alleged hostile acts against the state. Pyongyang contends that Warmbier attempted to pilfer a propaganda poster. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a tearful public trial two months later.
He was released last week, but he returned home in a coma. Doctors revealed that Warmbier had suffered “severe injuries to all regions of the brain.” He remained completely unresponsive.
It will be interesting to see the reaction from the White House. Will we see the tepid statements common of the previous regime, or will the new administration take action against these murderous bastards?
A North Korean ballistic missile exploded during a test launch Saturday, and a former British intelligence officer believes the U.S. had a hand in the malfunction.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has used cyber warfare to successfully foil missile tests before and that there is a “strong belief” that President Trump’s administration was behind North Korea’s latest failed launch.
Speaking with the BBC, he said: “It could have failed because the system is not competent enough to make it work, but there is a very strong belief that the US through cyber methods has been successful on several occasions in interrupting these sorts of tests and making them fail.”
In fairness, we’re talking about North Korea here; their defense systems could be hacked by Paris Hilton.