Well if it’s not one thing, it’s the other; isn’t that how the old saying goes?
If it’s not Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggesting erroneously that Russia struck Poland with a missile and attempting to goad the globe into World War III, it’s Kim Jong Un almost blindsiding South Korea during a ballistic missile test.
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Thursday that landed in waters just east of the Korean Peninsula, according to the South Korean government.Advertisement - story continues below
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed the launch of the short-range ballistic missile from the North’s eastern coastal Wonsan area at 10:48 a.m., just hours after North Korean officials threatened “fiercer” military actions amid alleged provocations by the U.S., South Korea, and Japan.
The region was already in a heightened state of alert.
South Korea has boosted its surveillance of North Korea amid the growing missile threat and continues to maintain a military readiness for a potential conflict, officials said.
Given the frequency with which North Korea’s missile tests go awry, this sort of proximity certainly presents a troubling aura for Seoul and beyond.