North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into SeaBy: Mike Fossum - July 26, 2014
On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast.
The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as a means to display its military prowess, though Great Successor Kim Jong-un has been firing an uncharacteristically high amount of smaller, short-range ammunition this year. His father, Dear Leader Kim Jong-il, had preferred to sporadically launch longer-range warheads and conduct nuclear tests, in attempts to force concessions from the rest of the world.
North Korea demands that South Korea tone down their joint military drills with the U.S. troops stationed in the region, because the exercises look similar to a rehearsal for invasion, from the vantage of Pyongyang. The DPNK would also like Seoul to stop with all of the slander, and the South Koreans would like a more serious stance on nuclear disarmament from Kim Jong-un’s regime.
What was transpiring when this photo was taken actually happened, in real life:
Kim Jong-un’s style is different from that of his late father, perhaps due to his age, as well as possible hard feelings over being a sort of walking internet meme. Recently, Pyongyang had asked China to attempt to control the viral spread of a YouTube clip featuring the Great Successor dancing through a series of absurd situations.
Also, video game developer Moneyhorse is set to release Glorious Leader!, an old-school shoot-’em-up which features scenarios that describe Kim’s life-facts generated by the propaganda machine of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Here is the trailer for Glorious Leader!:
Image via YouTube