News has just arrived that the much touted rocket launch to test a rocket to launch a satellite has failed. A reluctant North Korea admitted the rocket launch was a cropper as it failed to enter the slated orbit. The rocket launch had alarmed Japan, South Korea and the USA. These nations felt that the rocket could be used to attack targets in Korea and Japan. The USA wanted the rocket launch to be aborted, while Korea was equally adamant in going ahead with it. China was the biggest backer of North Korea and all pressure by the USAon China to abort the test failed. It was expected that after the rocket launch North Korea would follow up with an underground nuclear test. This failure has set N Korea back and will be some time before another launch can be attempted N Korea is an improvished country, kept afloat by food aid from abroad. It is ironic that billions of dollars is spent on items like rockets and nuclear bombs while the Korean people are denied basic items like food. Korea has method to its madness, the least of which is to make N Korea a super power. In this the hand of China is omnipresent. Korea needles the USA with Chinese backing. Otherwise a small country like N Korea cannot face the USA. However with the failure of the launch Japan and USA can breathe more easily, but not for long.