As I’m sure you all know by now, North Korea’s latest firecracker launch was an abject failure. Nothing new there.
What’s all this about “mystery” and “unknown type of missile”.
And Trump “uncharacteristically quiet”.
Now, the first thought that occurs to me when each of these launches fails, is that the US has various exotic (and mostly clandestine) platforms, some of them space based, that can easily fry a missile’s guidance system or destroy it on launch or in the early stages after launch.
The second thought is: Sabotage. Chinese military-industrial companies are supposedly supplying NK with parts and expertise. The Chinese government seems to be either complicit, or unawares. Or, are China supplying dud parts and advice deliberately, to keep Kim Jong from actually ever succeeding. After all, it would seem among all the major players, China appear to be the voice of reason.
This is purely my own speculation, feel free to give your own opinions or intel.
A North Korean missile has exploded during launch, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful US aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula in a show of force.
It wasn’t immediately clear what kind of missile was test-fired from the east coast city of Sinpo today but the failure will sting in Pyongyang because it comes a day after one of the biggest North Korean propaganda events of the year- celebrations of the 105th birthday of late North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, the current leader’s grandfather.
The North’s test firing can be seen as a message of defiance to the Trump administration in Washington, coming as it does on the day US Vice President Mike Pence is set to arrive in Seoul for talks on North Korea.
President Donald Trump was uncharacteristically quiet about the failed launch. In a statement, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump and his military team “are aware of North Korea’s most recent unsuccessful missile launch. The president has no further comment.”
Read more at https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/04/16/08/55/north-korea-attempts-to-launch-missile-but-fails#iIEL0YMFcaoeZPm6.99