You would think if a country was going to spit in the face of just about every other country in the world and fire test missiles that no one wants them to fire, they would get it right.
North Korea talks smack, but obviously can’t back up their bravado.
FOX News has the details:
A missile fired from North Korea’s east coast Sunday “blew up almost immediately,” the U.S. Pacific Command said.
The launch came near the city of Sinpo and one day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year – celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea found Kim Il Sunday.
And in a stand off with the U.S. Korea parades it’s war heads during a nationals celebration as if to thumb their nose at warnings from Trump, and other countries to back off their missile tests.
The missile failure comes a day after North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang.
Kim Jong Un did not speak during the parade, but one of his top officials, Choe Ryong Hae , warned North Korea would stand up to any threat posed by the U.S. He said Trump was guilty of “creating a war situation” on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching U.S. forces to the region.
Maybe Korea should be a little more than worried since the U.S. just unloaded a MOAB on Syria. Trump didn’t give any warning for that one, and it looks like he’s keeping mum on the latest shenanigans from North Korea. Reuters issued this very short statement on Trump’s reaction:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and his military team are aware of North Korea’s missile launch, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement on Saturday.
Trump has no further comment on the matter, Mattis said.
Just a few days ago, The Telegraph reported U.S. ships headed toward North Korea in anticipation of a missile test:
America’s decision to move a Navy strike group towards the Korean peninsula is a “prudent” reaction to a pattern of provocative behaviour from North Korea, the White House national security adviser said on Sunday, as the secretary of state insisted he was hopeful that China would put pressure on Pyongyang.
The Pentagon announced late on Saturday that a Navy carrier strike group is moving toward the western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula. The carrier group includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, with support from several missile destroyers and missile cruisers.
“It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?” said H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser.
Sit back and wait for the fireworks. They are certainly coming, if past events are a fair barometer.