North Korea test-fired two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, knowing that President Obama likes to reward countries that misbehave. In what is assumed to be a cry for attention as the world focuses on the conflict erupting in the Middle East, the North chose to fire the missiles from the city of Kaesong, just 12 miles north of the DMZ (De-militarized Zone).
North Korea Launches Bid For Attention
The missiles, believed to be of Scud variations, were fired from the North Korean city of Kaesong near the border with the South and had a range of about 500 kilometers (311 miles), said a South Korean military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of department rules. North Korea experts said it was highly unusual for Pyongyang to fire missiles from a city just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the heavily fortified border separating the two Koreas. The North usually test-fires missiles launched from its eastern port city of Wonsan, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) from the border.
In a further move that is almost as unrealistic as threatening war, North Korean state television is reporting that their team has reached the World Cup final.
MAD: North Korea media have told their people that its team have reached the World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/mVeGp9uzQY
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) July 13, 2014
Well, not really. But it’s an indicator of how detached from reality the North Korean dictator cult is that the news seems plausible.
While the world shifts its attention to the Middle East and spoofs the ridiculous antics of North Korea, we should be wary of that country. They are believed to have several crude nuclear devices, with the ultimate goal of being able to put one on a warhead with the capability of reaching the mainland of the United States. They remain a dangerous enemy not to be underestimated.
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