N.Korea a Button-Click from Launching Missile

And what?
So what ?

The Dear Leader knows he is safe from the US as he has no oil, a credible WMD threat and is not posing a real threat to CONUS. He also knows that should he - even for a moment - look like starting something the Chinese will steamroller his little slice of 1950 and have him shot.
Why has nobody yet picked up on the fact that the article posted so melodramatically by NEO_CON is entirely speculative? Nowhere does it say that this is actually going to happen. It's all "appears" and "seems to" stuff. It's making news of a vague notion!

This morning Fox News said that this Taepodong II is fueled up and ready to go. It was stated that they are waiting for it to stop raining before they push the button.

It was not clear to me how Fox News could possibly know this. I assume US intelligence agencies might be able to infer it from a combination of satellite photography and communications surveillance.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso warned if the missile is dropped on Japan, ¡°it will be regarded as an attack." Tokyo says it will refer the matter to the UN Security Council for sanction.

This is the statement that grabbed my attention

Various news agencies are reporting that the US has switched on its missile defence shield:

Washington Post:
One senior Bush amdministration official told The Washington Times that an option being considered would be to shoot down the Taepodong missile with responding interceptors
Can't see them actually being mad enough to shoot the thing down - especially if the N Koreans are able to claim this is a test of a satellite lauch vehicle.
But imagine if they did - helluva live test for the American system... if it works.

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