While the United States and South Korea are conducting bombing drills, the American Navy in Hawaii has successfully tested its own ballistic missile to send a strong message of defiance to North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un.
America’s successful missile test attempt was captured in dramatic slow motion in Hawaii and was believed to be U.S. President Donald Trump’s stern warning to Kim’s recent attempt to fire ballistic bomb that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
The footage showed the launch of a rocket in slow motion which captured the test from different angles. It showed how fire erupted below the Missile-6 as soon as it took off. After it was fired, the missile also successfully intercepted a target at sea.
The USS John Paul Jone warship is the one that carried out the missile test.
“We are working closely with the fleet to develop this important new capability, and this was a key milestone in giving our Aegis BMD ships an enhanced capability to defeat ballistic missiles in their terminal phase,” the director of Missile Defense Agency, Lt. General Sam Greaves said.
“We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves,” he vowed.
This was the U.S.' second attempt of ballistic missile launch, after the first firing failed in June.
Recently, North Korea has launched a potentially-nuclear capable Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile over northern Japan, describing such action as a “meaningful prelude” to containing the U.S. territory of Guam.
North Korea’s launch of bombs in Japan sends a message from Kim that he opposes the recent bombing drills between the U.S. and South Korea.
Kim then vowed to launch more ballistic missiles in the Pacific Ocean.
Pyongyang’s recent missile launch was condemned by the United Nations Security Council and the International Community, describing it as an “outrageous” act.
Kim was seen in photos released by North Korean Foreign Ministry showing the dictator grinning from ear to ear as he watched the latest missile launch.
The dictator was said to have “expressed great satisfaction” over the drill which he claimed was carried out in revenge for joint military exercises conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.
Smiling Pastor Joel Osteen Defends His Church’s Decision Not To Help Evacuees
The famed evangelist cited “safety issues” as one reason why Lakewood Church did not open its doors immediately to displaced residents.
Famous televangelist Joel Osteen defended his Houston-based Lakewood Church after it got a lot of flak for not opening its doors sooner to thousands of Houston evacuees. The megachurch pastor cited “safety issues” as one reason why they were unable to shelter the desperate victims of Hurricane Harvey earlier.
Osteen tweeted on Monday, Aug. 28 that Lakewood Church was “inaccessible” and was not being used as a shelter. His statement received backlash as photos and videos surfaced showing the church was actually mostly unharmed by Harvey.
The church was only opened up to accommodate the displaced residents on Tuesday. The cataclysmic storm made landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents displaced. ...
Megachurch Sparks Outrage After Closing As Thousands Are Displaced By Hurricane Harvey
In a Facebook post, it is claimed that the church, a 16,800-seat indoor arena, was “inaccessible due to severe flooding.”
Southeast Texas has been badly hit by Hurricane Harvey. According to several reports, the storm and its flood have affected about 300,000 people, leaving them without power and around 30,000 displaced to temporary shelters.
As a response to the calamity, many churches, community centers, and schools in Houston have opened their doors to offer shelter to the victims. However, one church – the biggest in the area - remained closed to the public and it eventually sparked outrage from both residents and netizens from different places.
Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, remained close after the hurricane aftermath.
Canadian Commuters Defended Old Filipino Couple from Racist Ranter
Vancouver’s Sky Train passengers were shocked over the Canadian woman’s behavior after she yelled “Go back to the Philippines” to an elderly Filipino couple, who she thinks were talking loudly inside the train.
Vancouver's Sky Train passengers were shocked over a Canadian woman's behavior after she yelled "Go back to the Philippines" to an elderly Filipino couple, who she thought were talking loudly inside the train.
The unidentified Canadian woman was also surprised when another male passenger defended the old Filipino couple, calling her "racist."
The incident started when the Filipino couple, who were seated near the door of the train, were talking in Tagalog, the Philippines' native language. The Canadian woman apparently felt like they were conversing loudly inside the train wagon....