Kim Jong Un Botches Missile Launch, Lands Large Bomb in North Korean City
There is nothing a certain pudding-stuffed child won't do. Claim to be a snow god? Check. Ban Mother's Day? Check. Outlaw singing and drinking? Check. Now the volatile North Korean leader botched a missile launch, hitting one of his own cities.
North Korea conducted its third test of the previously-unseen Hwasong-12 IRBM, an impressive weapon that served as a stepping stone in the development of a longer-range missile able to range the U.S. mainland, on April 28, 2017. The missile fell out of the sky over North Korean territory after its first-stage engines failed after about a minute of powered flight...
As the liquid-fueled missile did not, according to U.S. government sources, explode in flight, there is reason to believe that the missile exploded when it slammed into the earth, causing considerable damage.
What makes this type of failure alarming is that after a successful lofted test of the Hwasong-12 in May, North Korea proceeded to fire its new weapon out of the populated capital city of Pyongyang and over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
Shorter: Kim Jong Un just bombed himself. Proving Trump right: Trump's nuke button actually works.
The White House's warnings of the dangers of Kim Jong Un and the heart risks of his dad bod are correct. One doesn't need to understand physics to know shooting an engine-powered projectile over a largely populated city could spell disaster. Especially if the rocket was programmed by malnourished, communist drones simply working off the orders of a pocket-sized megalomaniac.
Next time maybe Kim Jong Un should stick to dropping Acme anvils from propellered planes. Or perhaps he should trade in his nuclear program for giant sling-shots. From which he can fire stink bombs. Just so long as he places the slingshots on the DMZ, and lessens the risk he'll bomb his own country again.
Oh to be a fly on Trump's wall.