>North Korea launches missiles

>It’s Independence Day–a day when the biggest fireworks should be those going off at various celebrations around the country or the good news that the space shuttle was successfully launched. Instead, we get news of bigger fireworks–North Korea has launched missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan. There are two confirmed launched and could be as many as four that were launched in total.

According to reports, the missles were launched about the same time the space shuttle launched this afternoon.

As I sit here, reading the story, I wonder–what does it all mean? Already the US and other UN nations are threatening economic sanctions against North Korea. Will that have the desired effect or will it just annoy the leadership of North Korea that much more? I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more about this story in the coming days not only in the news but also in the blogsphere…

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