Happy 4th Of July America From North Korea (updated with link and video)

I have done a couple of postings regarding North Korea using South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.


What better way to get the news than straight from the closest source than a rewrite from AP, UPI or others.


Here's what Yonhap has reported regarding more missle firings.


SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea test-launched two missiles off its eastern coast Saturday, the eve of U.S. Independence Day, in what South Korean officials viewed as a politically motivated move.

"North Korea fired two missiles, which appeared to be a Scud type, toward the East Sea from the Gitdaeryong base near Wonsan, Gangwon Province, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. today (Seoul time)," a South Korean government official said, requesting anonymity. "The missiles are estimated to have a range of 400-500km."

Earlier this week, the North fired a salvo of four KN-01 surface-to-ship missiles from the Sinsang-ni base, South Hamgyong Province, into the East Sea, adding to tensions already running high after the North's launch of a long-range rocket in April and its second nuclear test the following month.

The official said the missiles which the North fired Saturday -- ground-to-ground ones -- are more dangerous than the four previous ones as they have a relatively long range among short-range missiles, enough to cover the entire South Korean area.


"The missiles fired on July 2 were analyzed to be part of military drills, but today's missiles seem to have political purposes in that they were fired a day ahead of the U.S. Independence Day," he added.

North Korea is believed to have nearly 700 Scud missiles of various types.

The North has been preparing for the launch of new mid-range missiles and Scud missiles since early last month, according to the South Korean military authorities.

The authorities, however, said there is no sign of an imminent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from either its eastern Musudan-ri base or a new Tongchang-ri base on its west.

In April, North Korea threatened to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile in protest of the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of its long-range rocket launch, which it claimed to be aimed at sending a communication satellite into space.


You really must wonder if Dear Leader has a death wish as it has become more than abundantly clear he is ill and seems not to care if he takes his own people to the grave with him.


(Note: I deleted the previous postings a couple of weeks as the blog they were linked to I discontinued due to poor readership)


For those who asked for a link --


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I wanted to read some follow-up...

...you closed your blog?  Bummer...I was hoping you'd be able to see an uptick of readership there...

Here's one story from Yonhap:

(7th LD) N. Korea fires seven ballistic missiles in violation of U.N. resolutions

That looks like a good news source -- thank you for pointing it out.

And thanks, too, for the story coverage. This could be yet another hot potato in the latest international games...

Ias it does all in Washington, DC and beyond.


I'm convinced more than ever Dear Leader has a death wish and at the expense of his own people.

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