We All Gonna Die: North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile, and The Root Staff Contemplate Becoming X-Men

In this handout photo released by the South Korean Defense Ministry, South Korea’s missile system fires a Hyunmu-2 missile into the East Sea during a drill aimed to counter North Korea’s missile fires on Sept. 15, 2017, in East Coast, South Korea. (South Korean Defense Ministry via Getty Images)

North Korea is back to being North Korea. After a two-month layoff, the communist regime launched a ballistic missile Tuesday afternoon.

According to the New York Daily News, the missile was launched from a base just south of North Korean capital Pyongyang and flew more than 600 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan.


Pentagon spokesman Robert Manning assured the press that the launch posed no threat to the U.S. or its allies.

“Our commitment to the defense of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, remains ironclad,” Manning said in a statement, the Daily News reports. “We remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies from any attack or provocation.”

North Korea’s last missile launch was on Sept. 15, when it fired a rocket over Japan. This newest launch came just hours after Japanese officials picked up radio signals suggesting that North Korea was planning a launch.

The launch came just hours after Japanese officials detected radio signals suggesting that North Korea was preparing a launch. Last week, U.S. military experts said that North Korea could conduct a new missile test within days. This newest launch also comes just days after President Pushy von ButtonPresser put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.


The Root staff writer Michael Harriot has found one bright side to potential nuclear war with North Korea: We all have the potential to become X-Men! To which Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan responded that the only X-Man worth being is Magneto. Social Media Editor Corey Townsend replied that Magneto is trash and added that “Jean and Storm are the true stars.” Harriot added that he doesn’t know why Wolverine is so popular. I can answer that here: Wolverine is so popular because he’s an indestructible white man with metal claws and a sick grunge wardrobe, which is basically every white man’s fantasy.

This is what happens behind the scenes at The Root when an impending nuclear threat is on the horizon.


Feel free to add your X-Men thoughts in the comments below, but I warn you that we take our X-Men seriously and aren’t above arguing with you.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.