Sunday, 5 April 2009

Songs from the North

Defying international pressure the rocket was launched today and to hardly anyone's surprise it was a failure. Now we have the even more interesting denials and propaganda from the North. Globally there is quite rightly condemnation of the actions with National leaders urging them to refrain from further such hostile activities. Predictably Pyongyang are claiming the whole thing to be a resounding success and that the satellite is transmitting the "Song of General Kim Il-sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong-il" as we speak. Ignoring the fact that this isn't happening, I would love to hear these songs.

I'm reading that the launch will be a morale booster (sic) to the people of North Korea as the South has so far yet to send such a satellite 'so far' into orbit, though they have sent an astronaut into space which Pyongyang will never be in a position to do. I will continue to follow events closely as it's all over the news of course but how long will it remain at the forefront of peoples consciousness here, including me? If I could hear those songs though...

2 comments:

Esonlinji said...

In terms of putting someone into space, paying the Russians to do it is a pretty easy way of doing so.

Gavin said...

You're right Kevin. Never thought of that obvious point, but they wouldn't be the first on the peninsula to have an astronaut. It would be interesting to see the spin they would put on their own own astronaut

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