Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, a former analyst who worked for the NSA in 2013 has been charged for leaking classified documents related to drones. He apparently leaked the documents to The Intercept which would make him the second source the Intercept has burned in the last year.

Meanwhile, Swedish prosecutors are considering reopening the rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange which could keep him out of American hands up to five more years.

Finally, North Korea test-fired additional missiles yesterday and it sure seems like everyone is stupid.

U.S. President Donald Trump said “nobody is happy” at the missile launches, which South Korea said were likely a protest by Pyongyang against Trump refusing to ease economic sanctions on the North.

“The relationship continues ... I know they want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating. But I don’t think they’re ready to negotiate,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. [...]

South Korea’s Moon said that even if the missiles fired on Thursday were short range, they could still violate U.N. resolutions barring North Korea from developing its ballistic missile force.

Even so, Moon said he saw the tests as a sign that North Korea wanted to negotiate, and said he planned to push for a fourth inter-Korean summit with Kim.