Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Clenched Fist: Norks To Test Missile that Could Reach U.S.

I'm sure they're just quaking in their boots over warnings from Hillary Clinton.
Analysts have claimed North Korea is secretly preparing to test-fire a long-range missile designed to strike U.S. territory.

The fears came after Pyongyang announced today that it is set to launch a satellite on one of its rockets. Analysts claim the rocket launch is a cover for the missile test.

If the long-range rocket flies successfully, Pyongyang would have a missile with a maximum range of 6,700 km (4,200 miles), designed to eventually carry a nuclear warhead that could hit U.S. territory - though not the continental 48 states, analysts said.

This would, for the first time, pose a direct security threat to the United States.
The announcement follows weeks of angry rhetoric from Pyongyang aimed at the conservative government in South Korea and warnings that the Korean peninsula was on the verge of war.

Analysts said Pyongyang was using brinkmanship to put pressure on the new U.S. government and its main allies in the region, South Korea and Japan, to reverse tough policies against the North.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a trip to Asia last week, warned North Korea against any provocative moves.

'The preparations for launching an experimental communications satellite ... are now making brisk headway,' North Korea's KCNA news agency said.

'When this satellite launch proves successful, the nation's space science and technology will make another giant stride forward in building an economic power.'
Of course the idea of them becoming an economic power is sheer fantasy, just like the fantasy embraced by the left that the world will love us again.

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