Category Archives: N. Korea
North Korea launched an ICBM that flew 2,400 miles high. Experts say that with a flatter trajectory the Hwasong-14 missile could reach the continental United States. However, it may not survive re-entry. If that makes you feel better.
Another ICBM Launch
Meanwhile, Iran launched a satellite carrying a rocket into space. The Pentagon thinks Iran could use the same technology to launch and ICBM carrying a nuke. So, in retaliation, the U.S. launched more sanctions on Iran.
That’s two out of three for the old Axis of Evil.
It’s not easy being a relative of Kim Jong Un. His half brother was poisoned in a Malaysian airport. Others have been executed by anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, and mortars. The Telegraph has a list of the various North Korean means of execution.
Could be Kim Jong Un learned a lesson from Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi gave up his nuclear program when he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein. Bad move on his part.
Here’s a CNBC piece titled How the miserable death of Moammar Gadhafi factors into Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.
Dennis Rodman flew under the radar on his recent trip to North Korea. He arrived the same day Otto Warmbier was released from prison there. Otto soon died from brain injuries sustained during his 17 months of incarceration.
Rodman was uninjured on his trip. Guess he didn’t steal any souvenirs.
A USA Today story says Rodman seems to be taking credit for Otto’s release. “I was just so happy to see the kid released,” “Later that day, that’s when we found out he was ill, no one knew that. We jumped up and down … Some good things came of this trip.”
The State Department and Otto’s father say Rodman “had nothing to do with his release.”