Zero Hedge: This would make it the most powerful of the three ICBM’s North Korea has tested so far. Furthermore, the mobile night launch appeared aimed at testing new capabilities and demonstrating that Pyongyang would be able to strike back to any attempt at a preventative strike against the regime.
“The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s economic exclusion zone. We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment of the launch,” Pentagon spokesman, Col Robert Manning said.
This is concerning for one big reason: according to General Mattis, the North Korean ICBM “went higher, frankly, than any previous” and “North Korea can basically threaten everywhere in the world.”
Opinion: An interesting phenomenon happened on Wall Street yesterday. At approximately 2:30 PM, the Dow Jones Average was up over 200 points and climbing. News of the NoKo rocket hit the news wires at 3 PM and the Dow dropped 100 points.
A few minutes later news broke that Senator Bob Corker, a Trump nemesis, made a positive comment on the upcoming tax bill vote and as quick as you can say Bernard Baruch, the Dow raced 150 points to close at an all time high.
Whew, that was a close one. How comforting to know that taxes trump thermonuclear war! (pun intended).
“For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark” Matthew 24:38.
Ah, no biggie, time to buy more stocks.