Looks like Kim Jong-Un’s parade of pomp and circumstance was more like ‘poof under the circumstances’. At North Korea’s celebration of ‘Day of the Sun’, Kim Jong-Un rolled out North Korea’s bright new shiny weapons, and marched and flaunted his army of thousands in neatly pressed uniforms.
Everything seemed to be going great until, the ‘game changing’ intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) flopped and fizzled almost instantaneously….like an Alka Seltzer…pop, pop, fizz, fizz…oh what a relief it is.
H/T Daily Mail:
North Korea has attempted to fire a missile it introduced just hours ago at a military parade – but the launch was an embarrassing failure after the weapon blew up almost immediately.
It is thought to be one of the country’s new ‘game-changer’ intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which was revealed to the world in a display of military might yesterday.
The South Korean defense ministry said it had detected a failed launch from Sinpo – where North Korea’s biggest submarine base is located.
According to a military official the weapon is ‘presumed to be a new ICBM’ as it is longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 missiles.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Donald Trump is ‘aware’ of the launch and has no further comment.
The South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement:
‘North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from Sinpo area in the South Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect the launch has failed.’
In a statement, the US military said: ‘U.S. Pacific Command detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:21 a.m. Hawaii time April 15.
‘The launch of the ballistic missile occurred near Sinpo.
‘The missile blew up almost immediately. The type of missile is still being assessed.
‘U.S. Pacific Command is fully committed to working closely with our allies in the Republic of Korea and in Japan to maintain security.’
The Foreign Office has said it is ‘concerned by reports of a missile test by North Korea’ and is ‘monitoring the situation closely’.
This news came just hours after Kim Jong-Un unveiled North Korea’s new weapons during a parade on the ‘Day of the Sun’ in the country’s capital of Pyongyang.
President Trump had said earlier that “North Korea is a problem” and “the problem will be taken care of”. Of course, shortly thereafter, President Trump dropped the 59 Tomahawks on Syria and followed it up by dropping a MOAB on ISIS in Afghanistan. Which certainly had to have sent not only North Korea a message, but also the rest of the world that America is back and she is stronger than ever. President Trump means business. If any country decides to cross the red line, Trump wants the world to know, they WILL pay a price.
Kim Jong-Un, of course, threatened Trump, which was followed up by the President ordering the USS Carl Vinson Strike Force to the Korean Peninsula.
At the same time, China moved 150,000 troops to its border to deal with a possible influx of North Korean refugees. China also turned away ships carrying coal and sent them scurrying back to North Korea, after President Trump and the Chinese President, Xi Jingping hashed out the “the art of the deal,” at Mar-a-
US Vice President Mike Pence is due to land in the South Korean capital Seoul in hours for a 10-day trip to Asia.
Just hours before the apparently failed launch a gleeful Kim, wearing a Western-style suit at Kim Il-sung Square, saluted formations of soldiers who yelled out ‘long live’ to celebrate the 105th anniversary of his grandfather’s birth.
Well, so much for ‘long live’. If Kim Jong-Un thinks the United States or President Trump should be worried after the “plop, plop, fizz, fizz” new ICBM or the new ‘game changer’ missile, well, excuse me while I take a moment to yawn. Please.
Kim Jong-Un really must think he is dealing with President Obama still. I wouldnt’ want to have been in Kim Jong-Un’s shoes if the missile HAD worked. Talk about annihilation, only it would have come from the USS Carl Vinson Strike Force…the US would have been the one celebrating. Although, I highly doubt if anyone is celebrating in North Korea right now, especially Kim Jong-Un. It’s probably more like someone is paying the price for the “failure to launch.”
God Bless America and God Bless President Trump!