published Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Communist N. Korea rocket fails

Communist North Korea has been a thorn in the international flesh of peace lovers ever since it was created from a Russian occupation zone at the end of World War II.

We painfully remember the North Korean Communist invasion of peaceful South Korea in 1950, to which the United States responded in an unpopular and costly "punch-pulling" war that ended in a bitter stalemate in 1953.

More recently, we are concerned over North Korea's effort to launch a rocket.

North Korea said the rocket was designed to carry an observation satellite into orbit, but the United States and other Western nations believe it was a cover for the testing of a long-range ballistic missile.

Tensions are high about North Korea's nuclear program as some reports from the Korean penninsula say Pyongyang may be planning another atomic test soon.

North Korea appears to be threatening its neighbors and the world with the possibility of another serious war.

But while it's bad news that communist North Korea was testing a rocket that might deliver nuclear weapons, the good news is that the launch failed.

The rocked disintegrated over the Yellow Sea, an embarrassment for North Korea and setback for new leader Kim Jong Un.

"We believe that the rocket fell apart several minutes after takeoff," said a spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry.

Hooray! But the North Korean Communist threats and hostility in its area unfortunately continue.

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nucanuck said...

What threat? Does any sane person really believe that North Korea has the resourses to invade and conquer any other country? They can't feed their own people, their military hardware is insufficient to match up to her neighbors for sustained combat.

China, who shares a long border with North Korea, lives in peace with North Korea.

By maintaining a strong military force near the DMZ since 1953, the US has done more to perpetuate a state of potential conflict than anything the North Koreans have ever done. Our beligerent foreign policy is out of place in the 21st century. Today's battlefields are economic.

April 14, 2012 at 1:04 a.m.
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