July 29, 2006


N. Korea missile didn't go as far as Japan estimated (Japan Times, 7/29/06)

The United States has told Japan that the Taepodong-2 missile fired July 5 by North Korea exploded in midair within 1.5 km of the launchpad, not 400 to 600 km away as the Japanese government had initially estimated, sources said Saturday.

Japan had earlier estimated the missile reached well into the Sea of Japan.

According to the sources, U.S. satellite information suggests the Taepodong-2 exploded in midair above a northeastern region of North Korea...

Only the far Left and far Right can still be surprised that a communist military is only a threat to itself.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 29, 2006 8:48 PM

Typo-dung had some help self-destructing. The U.S.S. Kevorkian was there.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 29, 2006 9:37 PM

I would be nice to imagine that we zapped that thing out of the sky as soon as it lifted off. Alas, the North Korean missile was merely a critter-rigged piece of trash--little more than wired-together scuds, and needed no help to fail.

They are not at all up to the military threshhold, you see. None of them are.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 30, 2006 1:38 AM

Lou, How can we get you on those TV shows to refute the arrant nonsense being spewed by their "experts"? It's too much to bear a replay of the hysteria about the non-existent threat of Soviet nukes with the even less likely threat of North Korean or Iranian ones.

BTW - Is anyone surprised that in our local liberal rag, the atrocity of a Moslem killing innocents in Seattle appears only in a little box on p. 6 over the headline, City Tightens Security?

PS: That wasn't a hate crime, just in case anyone had the idea it was.

Posted by: erp at July 30, 2006 10:13 AM