"North Korea just recently became a super power. A year or so ago on the 4th of July they launched a Nuke into the pacific (not a big one, could barely be called that)."
tseirpeht, where do you get your info? They are far from a superpower, but still very dangerous. They did not launch a nuke in to the pacific. There would have been worldwide outrage and major sanctions had they done that. They conducted a nuclear test in October 2006, not July 4th. They gave a warning before they did it (the first country ever to give such a warning), but the explosion was much smaller than expected, and has led to the theory that it actuall misfired and was not a successful test.
"Anyway they are now launching what they claim to be a satellite which would be their first ever, but there are suspicions that it could be a nuclear weapon."
They do not have the technology yet to launch a nuclear weapon in to space. Please show me the source of this claim.
"The big thing in the news really is that they have the technology to reach us and we are not really friends with them at all."
They do not have the technology to reach us. They have yet to even show they actually have a working viable weapon, much less with a delivery system.
"In fact their general (who is their leader) is recognized as a near god-like status"
That is according to the North Korean government. Most of this supposed adoration comes out of fear of retribution to those who dont show reverence. But there is no doubt, the man is crazy and dangerous. Too bad Bush ignored him for so long. He was to busy killing innocent arabs for their oil to pay attention to real threats in the world.
"Did I miss anything anyone?"
Yes, you missed everything. Maybe you should turn off FIXED News once in while.
tseirpeht, I am sorry, but you knowledge of science has proven to be limited. "super power of nukes"? What does that mean. Are england france and germany super poswer? Are india, pakistan, and israel superpowers? They so far have shown they are very interested in having long-range nuclear capabilities. But they are a long way from actually having them. There is a big difference between launch a sattelite (much less one with nukes as you said they had) and delivering a nuclear weapon half way around the globe. Once some thing is in space or in orbit, you are right, it takes little propulsion to move it, but re-entry is not so easy, and requires a whole other type of science and expertise.
I am not saying that they are not dangerous, and not to worry about them, but do not give them more credit than they are due.
I was refering to the super power of nukes. Granted its not a "Powerful" nuclear weapon it is still classified as a nuclear bomb. I get my information from the news thankyou very much. Furthermore if you can launch a satalite into space you have long range missile capabilities because in space you only need a little propulsion to move in there.
Good answer, tseirpeht. For a long time the West has tried to ignore the growing technological power of North Korea, so it's about time people woke up.
A further point - and a very sad one - is that much of this technological growth has come at the expense of other things that are usually considered more important - like food enough for all. North Korea has a long history of food ashortages and famines.
North Korea just recently became a super power. A year or so ago on the 4th of July they launched a Nuke into the pacific (not a big one, could barely be called that). Anyway they are now launching what they claim to be a satellite which would be their first ever, but there are suspicions that it could be a nuclear weapon.
The big thing in the news really is that they have the technology to reach us and we are not really friends with them at all. In fact their general (who is their leader) is recognized as a near god-like status
Did I miss anything anyone?
The current leader, Kim Jong II is the son of Kim Sung who was made President for eternity. They have sufffered graveley under their oppressive communist regime, unlike there Capitalist neighbor South Korea which is doing much better economically.