Oh crap. We warned them not to do it… and they done did it.
Yonhap News Agency says North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile from a region north of the capital Pyongyang
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) April 28, 2017
South Korean military: North Korea conducts ballistic missile test
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 28, 2017
That ain’t no bueno.
JUST IN: U.S. Pacific Command on reported North Korean missile test: "We're aware of the event." – @LMartinezABC
— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile, South Korean military tells local media.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 28, 2017
People like to scoff that North Korea can’t challenge America, and they’re right. But what they CAN do is slaughter millions in South Korea, and if the regime falls, they can send millions of malnourished refugees across the border to China. This ain’t no joke.
It appears that the missile failed, much like the last one they tried:
BREAKING: South Korea military confirms launch of one ballistic missile by North Korea appears to have failed
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) April 28, 2017
Again, while we mock this, that’s exactly what testing is for. When the United States tested their missiles, they had many many failures. That’s not the point. You learn from your failures and eventually get it right – that’s what should be alarming.