[FPSPACE] NK satellite is apparently a weather satellite...as confirmed by US NSC spokesman
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Tue Apr 10 14:54:50 EDT 2012
North Korea rocket 'propaganda' condemned by White House
By Oliver Knox "The Ticket"
The White House on Tuesday denounced secretive North Korea's overtures to
international news outlets ahead of a long-range rocket launch as
"propaganda." It also mocked the impoverished Stalinist regime's claim that
it merely aims to put a weather satellite in orbit, saying it should just
"go to weather.com
Taking aim at North Korea's unprecedented
media blitz ahead of the planned launch, U.S. National Security Council
spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters that "you don't have to be a rocket
scientist to know this is propaganda. North Korea is trying to advance, test
and show off its ballistic missile technology. The U.N. bans this activity,
which is why they're using the press to pretend it's a satellite launch."
"North Korea doesn't need to spend this kind of money on a weather
satellite," Vietor said in an emailed statement. "Go to weather.com
Reporters visiting North Korea just to cover this launch are missing the
real story-history is passing North Korea by, and millions of innocent
people are starving to death because the regime spends all its money on
Vietor also drew attention to a
%2338;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT> "horrific" report by a human rights group that
North Korea detains more than 150,000 of its people in political prisons and
North Korea says its rocket launch, expected between Thursday and Monday,
aims to put a satellite called Kwangmyongsong-3 (Shining Star) in orbit as
it marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country's revered
founding leader, Kim Il Sung.
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