This image isn't from a 1970s James Bond* film, it's North Korea's space agency's General Launch Command Center.
Guess we'll have to hold our breaths for the next 48 hours as North Korea's "observation satellite" launch was thwarted, at least for the time being, due to poor weather.
This Sunday, April 15, marks the centennial of Kim il-Sung, the country's founder. North Korean officials have informed international organizations that the launch will occur sometime between today and Monday, from 7am to noon, local time.
If and when the launch finally happens, I think the most important aspect of the situation is that the world will finally be able to ascertain the mysterious country's current technological capacity. We all know very well that ordinary citizens continue to live impoverished lives or simply starve under the harsh regime. But the DPRK's true ability in long-range missile testing remains a relative mystery since their last attempt about three years ago, something they should be well aware of.