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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kim Jong-Il and His Toy Rocket

In the previous days, the United States has learned that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il has taken up model rocketry as a hobby. Yes, I know that a Taepodong-2 ballistic missile capable of hitting the US is a little more severe that a 4H rocketry project. However, I really think that North Korea's missile program is nothing more than a childish game. Mr. Kim is just trying to get a rise out of George Bush by waving a little rocket in his face. The Taepodong-2 is nothing more than a stunt meant to intimidate the rest of the world (Kim knows that he has no real use for this weapon, because the US would flatten North Korea in response to any attack).

This brings me to my second point. It has also been mentioned that the US may decide to use the this test launch as target practice for our new missile defense shield (the missile would be launched over the pacific). The international community says that we shouldn't do it, but I disagree. Kim Jong-Il's childish games have gone far enough and it is time that the US showed him who's boss. If the missile comes anywhere near US territory, then it constitutes a military attack and we have every right to protect ourselves (especially considering that we are not totally sure that the missile isn't carrying some kind of weapon). If the United States Military is confident that they can take down the Taepodong-2, then I urge them to fire away. If, as many in the international community speculate, the missile is being used to launch a satellite, then that detail should have been made public. You can't blame the US for shooting down a satellite disguised as a ballistic missile.

In short, it is time for us to put an end to Kim Jong-Il's mischief by shooting his little toy rocket out of the sky - and I really don't care if losing his new toy makes him cry.

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