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#1 See also TOPIX > NORTH KOREA BANKING ON MISSLE LAUNCH TO BRING IN BIG BUCKS. US to surrender to the DPRK on new, more massive Aid???
* SAME > CHINA GENUINELY ANGRY OVER NORTH KOREA'S LATEST LAUNCH THREAT.
Possible but I highly doubt it, as the DPRK is China's vassal, ward, + ally. Considering the levels of China's influence, local Security presence inside the DPRK, + how massive bilateral Sino-DPRK trade is, ITS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NORTH KOREA COULD'VE DEV A SPACE PROG, i.e. "A BIG ROCKET THINGY", WIDOUT CHINA'S TECHNICAL HELP OR CONSENT.
China has said that the DPRK + Korean Peninsula is in its "Strategic/Core Interests" - it may allow the DPRK local autonomy on certain matters, but IMO the "independent" dev of a large, reliable Space Rocket, aka any potential Weaponized/Nuclearized IRBM or ICBM that could be used agz Beijing or Other, would NOT be one of them???
* SAME > SOUTH KOREA SAYS NORTH [covertly]WANTS [Space]ROCKET FOR NUCLEAR WEAPON. Civilian-Space Test Platform for future LR Nuke Missle.
OTHER = A Rocket/Missle that can reach California.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-03-20 00:01||