There are three things we can derive from the launching of 7 missiles by North Korea over the past day and a half. Included in those were the Taepodong-2, the long range missile that is said has the capability to hit the United States western coast. The Taepodong-2 failed after 40 seconds.
1) The North Korean missile program is pretty weak. 3 of the missiles were SCUDS?
2) Just looking around at the news the world seems unconcerned. Particularly the United Nations who further enforces that they are a worthless organization.
3) The Bush administration continues to claim that diplomacy is working with North Korea while Kim Jong il continue to thumb his nose at the world and moves ahead with wartime technology. There is continued talk of giving North Korea "incentives" in order to get them to stop. Enough of the carrots, they don't work with this crazy guy, time for more of the stick approach.
North Korea test-fired a seventh missile Wednesday -- amid international furor over the regime's launch of six missiles just hours earlier.
But the closely-watched Taepodong-2 missile, which some analysts say is capable of hitting the western United States, failed after about 40 seconds and landed in the sea about 200 miles (321 kilometers) west of Japan, U.S. officials said.
I've noticed a lot of people on TV saying that these missiles cannot affect the United States heartland, so why bother? Well these short sighted people have absolutely no global view. If these missiles hit Japan these people are telling us it would have no affect on the heartland of the US? Give me a break. The economic implications alone would have sweeping effects throughout the world.
This threat needs to be neutralized once and for all and not put off again by bowing to this extortionist action so that we have to once again deal with it in another 10 years.
North Korea was once described as part of "the axis of evil". Is this how we're going to deal with evil? caressing it and placating to it?