Sunday, April 5, 2009

Congrats Dear Leader!

Congrats Dear Leader! Mighty magic Baekdu Mountain Man scored by all accounts a successful launch that makes up for the despotically unbearable failure of the "Six Scuds and A Dud Day" back on Great Satan's BDay party in '06.

This is significant. Great Satan's eye in the sky at NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) indicates that NoKo didnt actually put a satellite in orbit

"North Korea launched a Taepo Dong 2 missile at 10:30 p.m. EDT Saturday which passed over the Sea of Japan/East Sea and the nation of Japan.

"Stage one of the missile fell into the Sea of Japan/East Sea. The remaining stages along with the payload itself landed in the Pacific Ocean.

No object entered orbit and no debris fell on Japan.
NORAD and USNORTHCOM assessed the space launch vehicle as not a threat to North America or Hawaii and took no action in response to this launch."

Internat'l reaction is pretty much split. The League of Not Hot Autocrazies and their Axis of Evil buds dont seem to mind, while the League of Hot! Democrazies are PO'd. Even with an emergency UN meeting called.

Totally fullfilling Dr Robert Kagan's caveat that when focus is directed at uncool, unfun and unfree regimes like rocket rich Noko, -

"Syria, Iran and Hiz'B'Allah - Russia and China tend to see " no problems "but useful partners in the great power struggle"

And that's the problem.

If NoKo's missile shot performed as promised - with Iranian helpers on hand, then Taepo Dong may be given dozens of new names as dozens of nations from Arab League to Venezuela line up to purchase and deploy dozens of bristling missiles.

Which means Great Satan's missile shield will be seen sooner rather than later.

Art "Taepo Dong is way better than No Dong" by Jay Fife


Findalis said...

Instead of help from Iran, N. Korea should have asked Little Satan. They have been putting things into Space successfully for years now.

Skunkfeathers said...

And with any luck, Little Satan will keep that record going (as noted by Findalis) by putting Iran in orbit, if Achmadumbassjad gets too frisky.

Jeff said...

In the face of the North Korean and Iranian menace Gates announces cuts in missile defense. Absolutely foolish.

Little Satan must now act alone and quickly. With Iran now expecting an attack the Israelis will probably need a home run hit. The wall is getting moved back every day. It will have to come soon.