April 13, 2012
The Kim Dynasty's Satellite of Love
Pepe Escobar, Al Jazeera
A sensational cliffhanger has been set up ever since that fateful March 16 when the Korean Committee for Space Technology announced that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) would send Kwangmyongsong-3 ("Guiding light", or "Polar Star") - a polar-orbiting satellite - into space, atop the Unha-3 launch vehicle.
TAGGED: North Korea, Kim Jong-un