A Nork Missile Tumbles into the Sea

Don't worry, Kim -- it happens to everybody. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

So apparently Li’l Kim tried to fire off another one of his big bottle rockets last night to scare the rest of the world into providing more food and cash to keep his creepy-comic regime going, but the launch was a fizzle.


There aren’t really any details other than that, and the usual raised military alerts in South Korea and Japan.

But there is this:

China, North Korea’s only major ally, called for the cessation of any action that would exacerbate tension.

“The situation on the peninsula remains complex and sensitive,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a briefing when asked about the reported failed missile launch.

“We think that all sides should avoid any actions that further worsen tensions.”

China has been angered by North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests and signed up to tough U.N. sanctions against its reclusive neighbor in March.

China continues to put the squeeze on Pyongyang, which is the best news to come out of the North since the Communists took it over after World War II.

Oh, and let’s not forget this:

North Korean state media did not mention any missile launch.

Well of course they didn’t — a hastily scheduled execution-by-anti-aircraft-gun for those responsible will say everything Kim needs to say.


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