North Korea: The Missiles Remain the Same By James Reed
If it sounds too good to be true, simply infer that things are always worse than one thought, because Murphy’s law rules the universe. Take North Korea, which many optimists thought had moved away from an agenda of destroying the universe to one of allowing its people to eat more than bark, graduating to grass. No, missiles are back on the menu boys:
“U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence. The findings are the latest to show ongoing activity inside North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities at a time when the country’s leaders are engaged in arms talks with the United States. The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea’s capabilities but shows that work on advanced weapons is continuing weeks after President Trump declared in a Twitter posting that Pyongyang was “no longer a Nuclear Threat.”
The reports about new missile construction come after recent revelations about a suspected uranium enrichment facility, called Kangson, that North Korea is operating in secret. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged during Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories “continue to produce fissile material” used in making nuclear weapons. He declined to say whether Pyongyang is building new missiles. During a summit with Trump in June, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to a vaguely worded pledge to “work toward” the “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. But since then, North Korea has made few tangible moves signaling an intention to disarm.”
That is from the Washington Post, Don Trump’s favourite newspaper, not. Trump did what he could under the circumstances, but the abandonment of the missile program was a sham, a method of buying time. And, what self- respecting dictator would not have tried such a strategy on the gullible liberal West? We are suckers about everything else, constantly being done over by all those who do people over. Thus, it is only a matter of time before North Korean missiles are back in the sky, maybe taking a holiday frolic down under.