While most Americans were celebrating the Bronco’s victory over the Panthers, something else was going on above the skies of Levi Stadium.
Our belligerent, would-be aggressor from North Korea, Kim Jong Un, was busy celebrating something else. What he accomplished should certainly grab your attention.
As Fox News reports:
“North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.
The rocket was fired from North Korea’s west coast and its path was tracked separately by the United States, Japan and South Korea; no damage from debris was reported. At an emergency national security council meeting in Seoul, the country’s president called the firing an “intolerable provocation.”
North Korea, which calls its launches part of a peaceful space program, trumpeted the beauty of the launch’s “fascinating vapor” as the rocket cut through the clear blue sky and said it had successfully put a new Earth observation satellite, the Kwangmyongsong 4, or Shining Star 4, into orbit less than 10 minutes after liftoff.”
That satellite, of course, floated right over Levi Stadium, as thousands gathered to celebrate Super Bowl 50. That stadium, by the way, is located in Silicon Valley, the heart of America’s tech industry.
So just what was North Korea doing? Not only do they have rockets powerful enough to send explosives to the U.S. and our allies, but they now have a satellite in orbit. A satellite that can pinpoint exact locations on our map, including the hub of our technological elite.
Their claims it is part of a “peaceful space program” are clearly a cover for something much worse. When a nation that does nothing but threaten its neighbors, whose citizens are denied basic human rights, a peaceful space program is the last thing on their mind.
When there are clues that connect Syria and Iran to North Korea, we should know a bigger plot is brewing.
The only logical response is for the United States and UN to put a stop to North Korea’s satellite program. Otherwise, trouble is on the horizon.