I'm sure my sarcasm is apparent even through online text.
Yesterday afternoon there were reports that North Korea fired off three short-range rockets shortly before Pope Francis was due for a visit in South Korea. And upon investigation, North Korea claims that their missiles were not intended for South Korean targets or the Pope.
Am I skeptical?
You bet I am.
For how many months has Kim Jong Un been trying to parade his masculinity around by threatening to launch missiles at the U.S.?
Just a few months ago, Kim Jong Un issued threats about the upcoming action-comedy film "The Interview", which involves the plot of Seth Rogen and James Franco "assassinating" Jong Un. (The premise of this movie is absurd enough to make it devoid of any merit). But Jong Un certainly doesn't see it that way.
What a surprise.
Sources say that the missiles were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and traveled 220 km (135 miles) before landing in waters east of the Korean peninsula. One of these missiles was launched approximately 35 minutes before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in an airport in Seoul (nbcnews.com).
It's hard for most of us to believe that North Korea was launching missiles just for defense tests after their rather hot-hotheadedness the last few months.
North Korea is likely shifting their blame because their plan to potentially launch a successful missile strike failed (mainly because they don't have very costly missiles).
This is another instance of North Korea just trying to draw attention to themselves in order to make them seem like a threat to the leading powers of the world.
I'm sensing a Napoleon Complex.
By: Matthew Romeo
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