Sunday, May 1, 2005

Now what?

Developing . . .

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea needs to conduct a test to see if the vast sums it spent to develop atomic weapons have produced a working bomb, analysts say, but the political fall-out from such a blast could paralyze its already crippled economy.

The nuclear card overwhelms all other cards the reclusive state possesses. Six-party talks aimed at ending its nuclear ambitions have been stalled for almost a year, but that did not stop Pyongyang from boasting in February it had nuclear weapons.

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Breaking, as of 07:05 EDT. Reports coming in that NK just launched a missile over the Sea of Japan. More as it comes in.

Good thing we made sure Saddam didn't have WMD. Inept assholes.

Update: 10:10:

Finally found a link:

TOKYO - The U.S. military informed Japan that North Korea may have fired a short-range missile toward the Sea of Japan on Sunday morning, Kyodo News service and national broadcaster NHK reported.

The reports quoted unidentified government sources as saying that the U.S. military informed Japan’s Defense Agency of the possible missile launch. The government was attempting to confirm the information, the reports said.

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Regulars know that I don't promote my books on the blog. But this time it's a special occasion. I wrote Special Operations in '98 and it was published in '02. All I have to say is: I TOLD YOU SO!

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