Thursday, July 06, 2006

North Korea's failed missile launch was reportedly aimed at Hawaii

OK, I think this really confirms that King Jong "Ping Pong" Il is in serious need of psychiatric help. Or else he's REALLY desperate for attention. What else could possibly explain this?

North Korea targeted waters near Hawaii when it fired a long-range missile this week, a Japanese newspaper reported Friday.

The long-range Taepodong-2 was part of a barrage of seven missiles test-fired by North Korea on Wednesday. They all fell harmlessly into the Sea of Japan, but South Korean officials said the long-range missile had malfunctioned, suggesting it was intended for a more remote target.

Japan's conservative mainstream daily Sankei said that Japanese and US defense officials have concluded that the Taepodong-2 had been targeted US state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, after analyzing data collected from their intelligence equipment.

The newspaper quoted unidentified Japanese and US government officials.

What makes someone get up in the morning and say, "Hmmm, I think I'll fire a missile at the world's foremost superpower and then have a nice cup of coffee and a muffin." Is it physically possible to be that bored, or is Ping Pong a serious sadomasicistic psychopath?

Thanks to BlackFive and Ace for the breaking news.