North Korea Fires Three Short Range Ballistic Missiles – Reports of Failures

Communist Beijing China controls North Korea.  The DPRK is used by China, specifically the Old Communist Guard in Beijing, as a sword and shield against U.S. economic allies, interests and relationships in SE Asia.

The U.S. launches Section 301 trade investigations into China. The U.S. gives ownership of Afghanistan extremism to Pakistan, a Chinese strategic partner. The U.S. sanctions Venezuela, another strategic partner for China. Outcome = China is under pressure.

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un does what Beijing tells him to do; that truth is how we can predict events like this missile launch.

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) — North Korea launched what seems to be short-range missiles into the East Sea on Saturday morning, according to South Korea’s military.

The North fired several “unidentified projectiles” from the vicinity Gitdaeryong in Gangwon Province at around 6:49 a.m., said the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). (link)

These responses from Beijing are predictable.  The day after US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer began the official section 301 trade investigation of China for intellectual property theft we predicted China would respond in either of two ways:

A.) by authorizing Kim Jong-un to carry out more missile tests; or

B.) by publicly calling for renewed six party talks.


In the days between the 301 trade launch and the DPRK missile launch, President Trump put additional pressure on China via expectations of Pakistan and today sanctions against Venezuela. Both Pakistan and Venezuela rely on Chinese money; the pressure is mounting on Beijing; the communist old guard don’t handle pressure well. Ergo, they fall back on what is familiar to them; they chose the missile launch.

The first missile was launched at 6:19 a.m. local time on Saturday from the Kittaeryong Missile Test Site near Wonsan in the southeastern province of Gangwon, according to U.S. Pacific Command. A second missile was launched at 6:37 a.m. and a third at 7:49 a.m.

An initial assessment from the U.S. said the first and third missiles failed in flight, while the second missile appears to have blown up almost immediately. “We are working with our Interagency partners on a more detailed assessment and we will provide a public update if warranted,” the U.S. said.

At least one of the missiles traveled a distance of about 250 kilometers (155 miles) before falling into waters of the Sea of Japan, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. None of the missiles targeted the U.S. territory of Guam, which North Korea had threatened in recent weeks. (more)


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43 Responses to North Korea Fires Three Short Range Ballistic Missiles – Reports of Failures

  1. Paco Loco says:

    “Pop goes the weasel!” This is the equivalent of ” fire one for affect”. Because they seem to both have fizzled, I doubt that we’ll hear much from the US DoD or POTUS about it.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Linda says:

    Do these commies really think POTUS doesn’t know what they’re doing and that they are behind all this???

    In other news, POTUS just pardoned Joe Arpaio:

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Peter G says:

    Does China really want to take a Pepper Ball to the groin?
    I don’t think so.

    Liked by 23 people

  4. jameswlee2014 says:

    Despite their laudable “self-sufficiency” policy, it is unlikely that their missile program will succeed as long as they insist on using bamboo heat shields.

    Liked by 9 people

  5. VegasGuy says:

    Seems they ignored the “one ping” only rule…

    Liked by 4 people

  6. G. Willikers says:

    Three failures? Someone has failed the Dear Leader. That’s at least one less Nork rocket scientist we have to worry about.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. M33 says:

    So Sundance, what is the expected Trump action outcome?
    Are we likely to see the fire and fury like the world has never seen?
    Or is there now even better leverage for Trump now than before?

    Liked by 2 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Fire 🔥 and fury will never be needed! Chinese banks will be sanctioned next week followed by a request the week after for six party talks.

      Liked by 17 people

    • We totally ignore it. All of it. Just keep tightening that economic noose.

      I have to disagree with Sundance on one issue. He seems to imply that this is all China, and, in fact, I know he doesn’t believe that. Well, it sort of is, but without a shadow of a doubt, IMO, China is being pressured by, and taking the advise of, the globalist Deep State. These are not Chinese citizens, but international bankers, American politicians, European politicians, and supra wealthy international corporate elites. They too are putting massive pressure on China, saying loudly to them, “DO NOT BACK DOWN, EVER”. I think this missile launch is to satisfy them, rather than the Chinese government. This will be used to show how weak Trump is, which of course is untrue. Watch the media spin this as Trump drawing red lines he does not keep, that he lies to the people, that he is not protecting the USA, that he is starting WW3 etc etc. They will use it to try to weaken him at home, in the hope he will be removed. It really is the only strategy that China can implement now – the removal of Trump. They have no other play left. Only the removal of Trump, with a deep state globalist successor will be of advantage to China. So this is their short to medium term goal. They can be patient, but time really isn’t on their side.

      The Deep State are heavily invested in China. So it is not just China fighting Trump’s agenda, but all of the globalist Deep State. They are sitting in the same boat.

      The trump strategy is to keep kicking these people in the nuts, hitting them where it hurts, and putting sanctions/import taxes/investigations/reciprocal trade demands/alternative international suppliers into action. This is an economic war, and not a military war. China seems to want to make it a military conflict, but there is no need to respond militarily, as it is not a military war. It’s an economic war. So economic measures work better.

      Hence, ignore the missiles, and ignore the media. If the USA does actually get attacked, then it will be fire and fury.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. rf121 says:

    Looks like little fat boy needs some viagra.


  9. Sloth1963 says:

    Their failures have, so far, been sort of amusing. What happens when one fails spectacularly and lands in the South or Japan or…???

    Liked by 2 people

  10. fleporeblog says:

    China 🇨🇳 decided that missiles would be their answer to NAFTA, Pakistan 🇵🇰, Venezuela 🇻🇪, North Korea 🇰🇵 and the 301 brought against them. Next week their banks will feel the wrath of PDJT! The week after, six country talks will be on the table!

    Liked by 9 people

  11. rumpole2 says:

    Little Kim Flexing his muscles….

    Liked by 11 people

  12. This is a great piece and makes complete and total sense. Hope you don’t mind the praise. As always thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Just Curious says:

    Wonderful news about the pardon for a true and patriotic law enforcement official. I will never understand why Sheriff Joe Arpaio would be sent to jail for doing his job, but I am happy that our president has stepped in to correct an unfortunate mistake.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. margarite1 says:

    I always feel so sorry for the women in that photo. Through no fault of their own they know nothing about the things we take for granted….the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    Liked by 7 people

    • “….the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

      that stuff is in short supply in the USA as of late. These things, in my opinion, are not only NOT taken for granted in the USA, but is the cornerstone of an existence we are on the cusp of losing. Trump is really our only available chance to get that back.

      Liked by 5 people

    • maiingankwe says:

      I know what you mean. When I look at the picture I can’t help but wonder about the lady on the left. She is the only woman not holding a baby and I keep thinking her baby is being held by their leader. She doesn’t look to happy about it if that is so. She looks quite distraught really. I don’t blame her one bit.


  15. scott467 says:

    “…the communist old guard don’t handle pressure well.”


    If that is known and true, then it certainly seems like an invitation to exploit that weakness to full advantage… imagine being in the World Poker Championship and knowing that your opponent doesn’t handle pressure well…


    Liked by 1 person

  16. scott467 says:

    “Ergo, they fall back on what is familiar to them; they chose the missile launch.”


    Except isn’t this the boy crying wolf at this point?

    If the cat is out of the bag that China controls North Korea, then China is implicated in everything North Korea does, and therefore everybody knows North Korea cannot nuke ANYBODY without authority from China.

    And China, being a ‘responsible’ or at least somewhat legitimate member of the ‘world community’ (as much as I despise that term), can’t go around nuking other nations just for the fun of it.

    So China jumped the shark.

    The North Korean nuke threat is not credible, because North Korea is an extension of China, and China can’t arbitrarily nuke anybody.

    It’s an empty threat.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Oh North Korea bugs me so bad. NK is only 3/4 the size of Florida with population 23 million, Florida has pop 20 million. Pyongyang is supposed to have 3 million . No Way !
    1. Has electricity 2 hours a day maybe, The entire country is completely dark at night
    2. The high rises where the Elites are supposed to live are like the projects and if they don’t have electricity then no elevators
    3. There is no cars just old buses and old subway for transportation, No cars in parking lots, no people walking around, no shops no cafes, no nothing
    4. Outside Pyongyang the tiny towns have a few poverty stricken people. I think the entire population except maybe a million that is used for propaganda like the military parades are dead, I think they all starved
    5. Where does Kim Jong Un live ? There is no Palace or Leader Residence, Who are those old guys that wear 1940’s era uniforms ? Never seen Kim in a motorcade or professional security.
    6. I don’t see any evidence that NK exports anything, No mining going on, The only fishing boats are old wooden boats in need of repair . Fishing boat with 8 decaying bodies landed on shore in China
    7. Reported that missiles that they did shoot came from Ukraine. George Soros and John McCain were responsible for coup that ousted Ukraine elected President then replaced him with another and it is well known that Soros is really running the show in Ukraine. In leaked Soros email he wrote to the new President that he would supply them with lethal weapons and then McCain brought a bill and it passed for 111 million for lethal weapons for Ukraine… OMG the tangled web

    Liked by 1 person

    • margarite1 says:

      I thought NK exported coal to China – based on reports that China refused a shipment when Trump put the pressure on China over NK.

      Saw a video yesterday of millenials in NY who thought we should be more like Venezuela because then everyone is equal. Idiots have no clue how lucky they are….we ought to send them to NK.

      Liked by 4 people

      • North Korea we are told exports coal, steel, chemicals. I have found no large scale mining or refineries that are a producing now, There might be very small groups who are recovering and refining coal/metals but this is so low bar I just don’t see it having any economic value.

        Farming has become a disaster. Lack of expertise on terracing and soil exhaustion. This amazes me because farming should be second nature passed down generations. I really don’t get this one.
        the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. It should be noted that there is a lack of information since the DPRK does not publish any reliable information, especially regarding economic statistics and the inner workings of the political circles.
        They have no government in the cities . I have seen so many propaganda photos that are obviously photoshopped. This is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. Those old guys that are always by Kim Jong Un’s side are like leftovers from when his Dad was the leader I haven’t figured it all out yet, But It is going to have something to do with Ukraine and I don’t even think Kim lives in North Korea. There was a rumor of a coup in 2013 he may be held hostage , Oh and I forgot they do have export and that is Meth and Well Google ” Kim Jong Un and Orphanages then go to images .. Sad


  18. solomonpal says:

    The space laser is getting better all the time.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. tgmccoy says:

    Giant Fly Swatter?


  20. These are not NK missiles, but Chinese missiles. I know we laugh at Chinese quality, but they are not that bad as the stereotype portrays.

    So I speculate this. Were the naval ships hacked, and caused to crash, by China?

    Is this missile failure, not a failure, but the USA military, taking cyber control over the missiles, and destroying the warheads remotely?

    There is no way to know, but the technology is there, and they sure as hell won’t tell us what is going on in the background.

    War today is fought on keyboards. It’s speculation, but it is no longer a story line from a bad James Bond film. This stuff is real.


    • solomonpal says:

      So I speculate this. Were the naval ships hacked, and caused to crash, by China?

      Do they not have people on the bridge, lookouts and multiple types of radar? If it’s that easy to collide with a warship then the US navy is not a match for any random cargo ship. Inquiry and jail the skipper.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. realcapedcrusader says:

    I’m waiting for a couple NK missiles to mysteriously turn around and hit China. 😜

    Liked by 4 people

  22. WSB says:

    Big Panda will always save face over the little rat.

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Sundance knows that the saving face knee jerk reaction by lesser states abide by the hierarchy of the preeminent states in SEA. I had to deal with this many times while working there.

      Thank you for your insight, SD.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Donna in Oregon says:

    South Koreans should all load up and go on vacation in Japan or some other friendly Asian countries while we carpet bomb North Korea. Then they come back, we declare the Korean war over lease North Korea to South Korea and go home. They can pay us back for decades of military support by leasing the North until the end of time.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Looks like China blew a fuse–oh, I mean China blew 3 fuses. Calling Dr. Phil…. China has Anger Issues.


  25. “The communist old guard don’t handle pressure well. Ergo, they fall back on what is familiar to them…”

    The old guard has indeed fallen back on what is familiar to them, namely the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: erasing history, destroying monuments, physically attacking and ridiculing those deemed not sufficiently radical. Look familiar?

    That’s what their minions (the Uniparty) are doing in the US right now: erasing history, destroying monuments, physically attacking and ridiculing those deemed not sufficiently radical, etc.

    Communist China has shrewdly taken over much of the western US, and bought up many of our politicians. Not kidding.

    We need to remove all Chinese (and other foreign) influence from our domestic politics. That’s the biggest challenge facing our President.

    May God bless and protect him.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Adam says:

    Just found CTH. Now I am addicted. Keep it up and don’t change. No clickbait just actual reporting.

    China is definitely feeling the heat. DJT is doing what I voted for him to do!

    Liked by 1 person

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