Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) appears to be preparing for a long-range missile test, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday, citing an informed source.
The source, asking not to be identified, said an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was recently spotted on a cargo train near Pyongyang, Yonhap said.
The missile has since been moved to an undisclosed location, according to the source.
"It usually takes about two months to set up a launch pad, but the process could be done in as little as two weeks, which means the North could launch a long-range missile as early as in mid-June," the source said.
The remarks came shortly after a defense source said some activities were spotted at a DPRK's munitions factory used to build long-range missiles.
That's OK, because America's tough, lean, mean commander-in-chief will give North Korea a stern look:
No, wait -- that's not it. Try again, Mr. President.
Better, but I'm not really feeling the stern-ness.
Ooh. That's good. Very good. Kim John-il will by lying awake tonight!
But then he'll launch anyway.
But, hey, he hasn't nuked a major U.S. city yet, so we've got time.
Doug Ross links to another excellent update at the Strata-Sphere, where AJ Strata notes:
Major Update:Two US Senators are now asking for details on the decision process - one from each party!
U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond wrote a letter Friday to President Barack Obama’s auto task force seeking answers to concerns raised by Chrysler and General Motors dealerships in Missouri that learned last week their contracts will be terminated.
Meanwhile, those who made the termination decisions are running for cover:
Dealer Jim Anderer told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto he can’t comprehend how his dealership can be among those killed: he stated that his sales volume ranking is in the top 2 percent of all dealers.
Furthermore, Anderer says explanations aren’t forthcoming. “They won’t tell us. They seem to be running for cover right now because they won’t give us a solid explanation. They come up with all these reasons, but none of them seem to make sense… This is insanity. The government is stealing my business. And they’re telling me there’s nothing I can do about it… There was no process that you could put your finger on and say, ‘Hey, we cut 25 percent of the lowest performing dealers.’ They didn’t do that. Nobody will give us a real clear explanation of the formula that they came up with.”
Answers MUST be forthcoming and there needs to be a full investigation with people under oath. The fact the answers keep changing is a clear sign there is something behind this story
My Magic 8 Ball says, heckyes politics were behind the selection of dealerships to be closed.
Now the race is on to prove that the U.S. is better than a banana dictatorship and is still capable of rectifying politically-motivated abuse of the power of the federal government
Exit question: Who will Obama's scapegoat be this time?
Will Obama stand by his dangerous plan to slash the budget for the U.S. military and specifically his $1.4 billion cut to missile defense, leaving U.S. cities defenseless against nuclear missile attack?
Americans have begun to wake up. But we need to keep hammering on these topics, and disseminating our ideas as widely as possible. Without the internet, all would be lost. Unless we get the word out, Obama will capture the vote for the Dems in 2010, and the US will live for additional years under his widening boot heel.
As Obama extends his power over time, he will become more difficult to unseat. For example, for undisclosed reasons, a Supreme Court Justice is about to step down. The replacement will almost certainly be secretly vetted for her willingness to dismiss any cases related to Obama's eligibility. I expect Obama will replace as many prosecutors and judges as possible with people who are willing to do his bidding in court.