Everyone’s got something to hide, ‘cept for me and my monkey:
Where’s that damn Domino’s guy?
North Korea vowed Sunday to go ahead with plans to launch a long-range rocket, rejecting criticism in the West that it would scuttle recent diplomacy.
North Korea said Friday that it would fire an observation satellite into space on a new rocket as part of celebrations next month of the 100th anniversary of late President Kim Il Sung’s birth.
The announcement came about two weeks after the North agreed to suspend long-range missile tests and make nuclear concessions in exchange for much-needed food aid from the United States. The agreement was seen as a promising step toward improved relations between the two wartime enemies.
The U.S., Japan, Britain and others have urged North Korea to cancel the planned launch, calling it a threat to diplomatic efforts and warning that it would violate a U.N. ban on nuclear and missile activity because the same rocket technology can be used for long-range missiles.
China, North Korea’s main political and economic ally, also expressed rare concern Saturday and called on all parties to exercise restraint.
On Sunday, the North’s official news agency dismissed the criticism, saying it denied North Korea the right to the peaceful use of space.
“It is a sinister and deliberate anti-peace action” by hostile forces, the Korean Central News Agency said in an editorial. It said North Korea remained determined to carry out its plans.
Besides, North Korea has nothing to hide:
North Korea will invite foreign space experts and journalists to witness the launch of a satellite that the United States and other nations see as a provocation, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Saturday.
The apparent attempt at North Korean transparency comes amid a flurry of condemnations of its planned launch because it uses ballistic missile technology.
That’s right, everybody come. We’ll make a picnic out of it. Only, it’ll have to be a potluck. Until the food aid arrives, the only thing North Korea can offer is dog a la dirt. Or dirt a la dog if supplies run even shorter.