Thu, Jul 06, 2006
Many Fear Regime Is Learning From Its 'Mistakes'
North Korea Wednesday test-launched
yet another missile -- the seventh in 24 hours -- continuing to
ignore international protests and warnings from the US that the
missiles are a serious provocation.
Of the six missiles launched on America's Independence Day... at
least one was a long-range Taepodong-2... supposedly able to reach
targets on our West Coast.
As Aero-News reported,
however, that missile failed after only 42-seconds in the air --
possibly the result of a catastrophic failure in the first-stage
But as one expert after another have pointed out in the past two
days -- the North Koreans can indeed learn from their mistakes.
The Washington Post reports at the United Nations Wednesday...
Japan demanded the international community impose sanctions on the
Stalinist government of Kim Jong Il.
That resolution, however, probably won't have the immediate
backing of North Korea's two main benefactors -- China and
Still... the Japanese say this situation is much more serious
than the one in 1998... when North Korea test-fired another
long-range missile... especially as North Korea has since withdrawn
from the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
What's the old Chinese curse? "May you live in interesting
times." We wonder what that translates into Korean as...
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