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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kim Jong-un finally gets a missile up. . .

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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After a series of misfires, explosions, and failed launches of projectile dysfunction, the crazy Kim Jong-un's Communist North Korea fired a ballistic missile 435 miles towards Japan.  The pudgy dictator has been threatening nuclear war, and with Japan across the water, and South Korea next door, the saber-rattling has created a lot of political tension.

The launch took place in a region named Kusong located northwest of the capital, Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing.

U.S. Pacific Command says the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile, though South Korea states that they believe it was a ballistic missile.

It is thought the missile reached an altitude of 1,250 miles.

The launch follows a recent presidential changing of the guard in South Korea.  While the new president wants to take an appeasement kind of road to the situation with North Korea, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed the missile launch as "totally unacceptable" and a "grave threat" to Tokyo.

The launch follows a Trump initiated possibility for North Korea and the U.S. to possibly return to the negotiations table, which would be the first time the two counties talked since 2008.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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