Few days ago all of the country was on the edge of their seats waiting for the kick-off of Super Bowl 50 and then all would be anxiously awaiting Beyonce…..while you were turning your brain to play dough….there was something that could be a little more important than some silly football game…….
Let’s not overlook the attacks of some in the media on the halftime show……it is really funny the lengths some will go to and attack something for no other reason than they cannot grasp that it was entertainment…….
Now let’s talk about something that is truly important and disturbing at the same time…….
North Korea defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the UN and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the US mainland. The rocket was fired from North Korea’s west coast and tracked separately by the governments Japan and South Korea, which immediately convened an emergency national security council meeting, reports the AP. South Korean media reported that the rocket may have failed, but provided no other details. The launch follows North Korea’s widely disputed claim last month to have tested a hydrogen bomb. This time, the North had said it was launching a satellite, reports CNN.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch and the weapons test violations of UN agreements. “We absolutely cannot allow this,” he told reporters at the prime minister’s residence. “We will take action to totally protect the safety and well-being of our people.” A South Korean defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the rocket disappeared from South Korean military radars around six minutes after its launch. The official said there were no immediate reports of debris landing on South Korean territory or damaging property. The rocket’s first stage fell off South Korea’s west coast, the official said.
Now I ask…, what will the world do in response?
The UN Security Council has issued a statement strongly condemning North Korea’s rocket launch and pledging to “expeditiously” adopt a new resolution with “significant” new sanctions. The statement approved by all 15 council members at an emergency meeting on Sunday underscored that launches using ballistic missile technology, “even if characterized as a satellite launch or space launch vehicle” contribute to North Korea’s development of systems to deliver nuclear weapons. “There can be no business as usual,” said US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, per the BBC, adding that “we’ll come up with something tough.” Added Japan’s envoy: “The existing sanctions have not stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons.”
The statement stressed that using ballistic missile technology is a violation of four Security Council resolutions dating back to 2006. The statement also expresses the council’s commitment “to continue working toward a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation leading to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
That ought to spank his pee-pee…….(that was sarcasm in cased anyone missed it)………
What should the world do? Or is watching the re-play of SB 50 more important to your future Fantasy League?