Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kim Jong-Un Prays for a Successful Test

America is going to test ballistic missile defenses today:

Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California is preparing to launch a missile designed to shoot down an incoming warhead.

CBS Los Angeles reports a Ground-based Interceptor, which is scheduled to be launched between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, is part of a missile defense test, according to the Air Force base.

If this doesn't work, it puts pressure on America to take offensive action before North Korea has any ICBMs, doesn't it?

Shouldn't the Pillsbury Nuke Boy be praying for a successful American test, under the circumstances?

UPDATE: The test worked:

The ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET. A little more than one hour later, the Pentagon confirmed that it had successfully collided with an ICBM-class target over the Pacific Ocean.

A successful test doesn't mean we won't strike North Korea--a successful missile defense system helps us shoot down missiles that survive our strike, after all.

But it does give us more of an option to wait a bit and see if China steps up.

UPDATE: Thoughts on the test.