North Korea will struggle to lie about the success of this rocket if it has broken up. If i remember correctly, they tried to send a satellite into space a while back and it failed to leave the atmosphere. They then proceeded to celebrate the succcess of their satellite and told their people that it was orbiting the Earth.
This rocket launch is supposed to confirm to their people that they are a strong and prosperous nation and that Kim Jong-Un is a great leader. Failure will not be welcome
Last edited by The Epicurean; 13-04-2012 at 00:33.
(Original post by notnek)
Will North Korea deny the rocket failure? It seems like the sort of thing that they would do and the people would probably believe it.
The issue is that foreign journalists were permitted to view the launch. I think that there will be a duality of interpretations coming out of the North Korean government - one tailored for foreigners, which will be much more candid; and another tailored for the North Korean population, which will be much more sugar-coated, perhaps even plain falsified.
All of which prompted David Cameron to announce an immediate increase in North Korea's aid budget saying "It's vital we maintain trade links across the world. We trade more with North Korea than the Isle of Wight and Bressay in the Shetlands put together. Plus we're putting in a bid to sell them an aircraft carrier."
DFID said its internal review found no suggestion of any misuse of funds and was sure the North Korean government would act responsibly.
You think I'm joking? Read some of the rationale for spending £billions of UK taxpayers money on nuclear states and countries with space programmes like including China, Russia, India, Pakistan...
I was going to add what a bunch of stupid Mongoloids the leadership were, just to catch out idiots who didn't know that Mongoloid describes one of the three races, not a medical condition. But the kind of people who'd think that are SOOO stupid they'd have hit the "rate down" button before they even read past the end of the word....