Saturday, April 04, 2009


My Sweetie flies from SFO direct to South Korea this morning. The latest ROK news:
Japan's armed forces have been placed on full alert, with warships equipped with Standard Missile-3 interceptors dispatched to the Sea of Japan with orders to destroy the missile if it appears likely to land on Japanese territory. Five warships from the US Seventh Fleet are already on station in waters between the Korean Peninsula and northern Japan.

As a second line of defence, mobile Patriot guided-missile launchers have been stationed at two locations in Akita and Iwate prefectures in northern Japan. North Korea has said the missile - which it claims is the peaceful launch of an experimental communications satellite - will cross northern Japan.

Three more Patriot systems have been sited in Tokyo, including in the Kasumigaseki district, the heart of Japan's ministries.
Cheryl remains utterly sanguine. The Zen QA Director.

Chick holds her black silk thigh-highs up with thumbtacks.

Below, Cheryl 130 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the far NW coast of Alaska (Cape Thompson, Chukchi Sea) in 1993, overseeing QA on a nuke mess cleanup left over from the 1950's (Google "Operation Chariot").

LOL! My Hard Hat Hottie.

They dug all that residual radiation crap up, loaded it on barges, and shipped it back down here to re-bury it at the Nevada Test Site. She and her peeps lived in remote camp tents surrounded by armed polar bear guards. There were no roads; they flew everything in and out of a 600 ft dirt airstrip they bulldozed on the tundra

My wife. She Be Bad. You go, Girl.

I'm gonna be anxious for a couple of days, though.

(You notice she's always smilin'? Her natural state.)


As I post this, Cheryl is about 5 hours out of Seoul ROK, on a Delta/Korean Air 777 jet. News just in:
SEOUL, South Korea [AP] – North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology.

Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean government said. In Washington, the State Department also confirmed the launch.

The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government...
OK, I can sleep tonight. Now they'll just do the usual mutual ad nauseum recrimination tough talk BS.

At ease, BG.

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