North Korea has this week attempted to launch what they claim was an rocket. The West believes it was something more sinister. It is thought by some that it was a potential weapon. The media especially that in the US and UK has today continued to scare monger.
The launch was unsuccessful and unusually for North Korea that was soon announced to the World. I am surprised that sceptics did not claim this one was a cover up to the real launch. All countries play such dastardly deeds at times.
The news of the launch caused widespread condemnation from the West amidst claims that it broke UN requirements.The US was quick to suspend food aid it had pledged to North Korea. That is understandable. If the country does not have the money to feed its people should it be spending huge sums of money of missile or rocket launches and development? The suspension of the food aid will of course only hit the people hard and not those in power. Foreign food aid to a country like North Korea during such austere times in the West does sound foolish though.
According to CBS news, "This failure makes it even more likely that the North will now attempt a nuclear test in the not-too-distant future," American analyst Ralph Cossa, the president of Pacific Forum CSIS, said. "The rocket launch was supposed to demonstrate the regime's power and technical prowess. A nuclear test may now be seen as even more necessary, not just to further perfect their weapons capability, but also to save face."
Hypocrisy again. The assumption could be true but until we clean up our own back yards who are we to judge. The UK, France, the US and more have a huge arsenal of destruction available, at the powers that be finger tips. It is only a matter of time before an accident, terror attack or War result in a leak or launch, or for that matter a lunatic pushes the button. The odds are if any happen it will be in the West. After all we are the ones with far more nuclear capabilities than is sensible.
Tags: Missile launch, rocket launch, failed launch, North Korean power, UN, the West, hypocrisy