Should We Even Be Concerned About the North Korea Rocket Launch?

imageThe headlines are abuzz with concern and panic with the news that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range rocket after its failed attempt earlier this year.

The United States have called the NoKor Rocket Launch a “highly provocative act” with U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland stating that the launch threatens peace and security in the region and that the use of the ballistic missile is in direct violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions.

The U.S. is very quick in its foreign affairs to “condemn” countries and assert that this launch should be a worry in everyone’s mind. North Korea claims that the “ballistic missile” is merely a space satellite.

Clearly the United States are the only ones allowed to research without being accused of invading and destroying countries other than their own.

So should we feel apprehension towards the mid-December launch or should we treat it as we would any NASA rocket launch?

Whilst a fear and smear campaign seems inevitable; there really is no major threat to those inside of and outside of North Korea. North Korea even says it will invite international observers and foreign media to witness the launch.

So despite the Western media outlets saying otherwise; North Korea’s tech administration claims the rocket would take a safe flight path with the hopes of put their own satellite into orbit within the next year or two.

You can check out the British Embassy’s response to the April launch at the Disclosure Vault (Download PDF)

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As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.