North Korea ready to launch April 12-16, 2012
New supreme ruler wants to show off
North Korea says they just want to check their crops. Yoohoo – GoogleEarth?
Clearly bent on some military expedition aimed at bolstering confidence at home, they are hell bent to fire a missile.
“North Korea says the launch, set for sometime between April 12 and 16, will fire a satellite into orbit to study the country's crops and natural resources. It is also meant to honor one of the country's most important days – the centennial of the April 15 birth of national founder Kim Il Sung.
Washington says North Korea uses such launches to test missile systems for nuclear weapons that could target the United States. While North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests, analysts don't believe it has yet mastered the technology needed to shrink a nuclear weapon and mount it onto a missile.”