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  • North Korea's Peaceful Satellite Test


    North Korea has notified the appropriate international civilian maritime and aviation authorities to warn that Pyongyang will launch a satellite between 4 and 8 April. In the 2006 UN resolutions, the UN cited NK’s lack of a similar notification as dangerous and provocative. Pyongyang is trying to follow the rules this time to minimize negative fallout and to give China and Russia some grounds for pushing back against strong UN Security Council action.

    The launch itself, as well as the continued existence of the missile program, is a violation of UN resolutions 1695 and 1718.

    The North Korea notified ‘keep clear’ zones (where the first and second stages will fall) show the trajectory will be over Japan and south of Hawaii.

    Learn more about North Korea’s missile program at 33 Minutes.

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    One Response to North Korea's Peaceful Satellite Test

    1. Matt, New Hampshire says:

      North Korea wishes, as does the US, to retain it's sovereignty, but the very existence of the United Nations precludes any ideology that supports a truly autonomous nation.

      Le Dzung, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Viet Nam, has stated that his country will be supportive of peace efforts for Korea. Modern political correctness dictates that if a nation wishes to remain acceptable to the U.N. body politic, that nation must agree with Mr. Dzung's statement. However, the means to a peaceful end through superior firepower is only useful if the desired end is to keep that peace by subjugation.

      True peace can only be won for all by those who are willing to relinquish a non-peaceful mindset, thus placing the ball in their court. If North Korea does not follow the path to peace, is it incumbent upon the U.N. to place sanctions?

      I can only offer my opinion. I see the world as one glass of water in which several different colored drops of food coloring are trying to make the entire contents of the glass their particular color. As long as the other colored drops are in there, "it ain't gonna happen." Only when all the colors come together will the water be one color and the glass will finally know peace.

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