North Korea is always in the News

Ok, I’ll do my best to make sure this is the last North Korea topic for a while but in reality, you never know what those crazy buggers up North will do.

So let’s review some things and see if you can pick out the crazy things I see happening.

North Korea Launches rocket (See history up till March of last year here)….it explodes shortly after take-off.  My intuition screams sabotage but I have zero proof of that.

North Korea launches second rocket…it works fine.  Reports of it ‘tumbling wildly through space’ or it will only be ‘able to take nothing but grainy pictures’ but nothing confirming either contradictory statements.  Who really knows what it’s doing.

North Korea publicly proclaims the detaining of an US citizen for ‘unspecified crimes’.  The timing is just a little too close to the previous event.  I suspect that in order to prevent sabotage, North Korea used the ‘hostage’…err….detained citizen to guarantee that the rockets gets off the ground but again, this is just my intuition.

Google & a former US politician visit North Korea.  One to talk about the detained citizen, the other to talk about…..well, not really clear on that.  One would presume business and technology but given the highly restrictive nature, and Google’s habit of betting on the future, it could only be to make sure that Google gets their corporate foot-in-the-door before anyone else.

Google then allows people to see a bit more inside the ‘hermit kingdom’ by updating Google Maps images of North Korea.

So, what will be the next move?  North Korea proclaiming ‘space superiority’ by show-casing some ‘liberated’ shots of the earth from its satellite?  There are already tons of reports about their readiness for a nuclear test.  Wonder if the UN will simply put forth yet another ‘resolution’ against North Korea, which doesn’t seem to be doing much except costing a lot of money for paperwork.

Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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