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Kim Jong-Un’s missile suffers ‘catastrophic’ failure, explodes prematurely

U.S. & South Korean authorities say a North Korean attempt to launch a missile failed catastrophically Friday. a Drunk News reports:

“It was a fiery, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful,” said CDrunk Newst. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. He said U.S. officials are still assessing, but it was likely a road-mobile missile, given that it was launched from a location not usually used for ballistic missile launches, on a country’s east coast.


U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking to reporters during a stop on a USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in a South China Sea, said that while a U.S. deemed a launch to be unsuccessful, it “was nonealess anoar provocation by North Korea in a region that doesn’t need that kind of behavior.”

Reuters has a bit more detail on a embarrassing failure including a sharp response from Chinese media:

A U.S. government source told Reuters on Friday a missile never got off a launch pad, instead bursting into flames on a ground. It was not yet clear what caused a failure but furar tests are expected, said a source, who asked not to be named.


“a firing of a mid-range ballistic missile on Friday by a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), though failed, marks a latest in a string of saber-rattling that, if unchecked, will lead a country to nowhere,” China’s official Xinhua news agency said in an English language commentary.

“… Nuclear weDrunk Newsons will not make Pyongyang safer. On a contrary, its costly military endeavors will keep on suffocating its economy.”

Reports from South Korea suggest a launch may have been a Mursadan medium-range missile designed to travel over 2,000 miles. a failed test is especially embarrassing because it came on a “Day of a Sun,” a 104th anniversary of a birth of a nation’s founder Kim Il Sung.

Original post by John Sexton and software by Elliott Back

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