In a predictably insane but still unsettling development, North Korea has declared its interest in showering the US mainland with missiles. The bluster comes on the heels of an American stealth bomber show of force, and is largely just posturing.
North Korea's aerospace industry can be called a lot of things—"successful" is not one of them. So far, the Hermit Kingdom has failed to put any of its first four rocket-launched payloads into orbit but it looks as though fifth time was the charm.
We knew it was coming, and here it is: Pyongyang just pulled the trigger
and sent its Unha-3 rocket toward space, to the dismay of everyone who fears a North Korea who can strike the world.
North Korea is being extra naughty this week: the piss-broke dictatorship is about to launch a giant rocket for scientific purposes. Translation: a giant F U to the rest of the world, and a nuclear threat. Update: South Korean news reports the rocket has been launched.