Firing "Provocative" Rockets Trumps Obamania in North Korea!

By John W. Lillpop

While President Obama has all of Europe and much of the rest of the world eating out of his slippery hand, the man's extraordinary charm is apparently unknown, and or ignored, in North Korea.

Indeed, while some may get a "thrill" just listening to Obama speak, co-opting North Korean President Kim Jong Il is a tad bit more complex.

That is why the obviously ill Il got his thrills by firing a rocket over Japan, in defiance of warnings issued by the Anointed One and other, non-deified, world leaders.

As reported, in part, by the Associated Press:

"SEOUL, South Korea (AP) --North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.

Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean government said. In Washington, the State Department also confirmed the launch.

The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government.

'Our primary concern is to confirm safety and gather information,' Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told a news conference at his Tokyo office Sunday.

Resisting calls from President Barack Obama, Aso and Hu Jintao of China to call off the launch, North Korea had announced Saturday that preparations were complete to send communications satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 on a multistage rocket bound for the skies over Japan.

Tokyo deployed warships and Patriot missile interceptors off its northern coast to shoot down any debris that the North said might fall over the area.

U.S. and South Korean warships equipped with missile interceptors also plied the waters."

Add Kim Jong Il's rocket power play to Obama's failed attempt to secure additional non-US combat troops for Afghanistan, and one can detect an emerging trend: The demise of Obamamania in tandem with the fall of the foolish idea that just "talking nice" will seduce dictators, terrorists, and despots into being nice in exchange.

Wake up, America! This inexperienced, far left president is not even remotely qualified to serve as leader of the free world!