The time is near and the media has been jerking off on their keyboards with the antics of North Korea’s Lil Kim……will he fire those missiles? Will he destroy the US? Or his he just a little dude with an overblown sense of importance?
Newser) – North Korea is threatening to fire off a test missile, John Kerry is in South Korea using both carrot and stick to get Pyongyang to simmer down, talk of a nuclear strike is in the air, and the international media can’t get enough of the story. What next? “Everyone needs to calm down,” writes visiting Stanford fellow Peter Jones in the Toronto Globe and Mail. “If the North wants to shoot a missile into the sea, let it.” They’ve fired off such test shots before, and the world didn’t end. Assuming the missile doesn’t threaten land, it’s “not worth trying to head off by cravenly crawling to Pyongyang with offers of more assistance—that would only beget another crisis somewhere down the line.”
When the test is over, however, it is time to send the message that the usual “provocation-reward-provocation” model will no longer work—especially now that we know Kim Jong Un is no wunderkind reformer. It starts with China. Beijing has long let the North get away with its antics because it keeps the West off guard, but the international community must let China know that “enough is enough.” It can either rein in the North once and for all or watch as the US and its allies in the region increase their military presence “in ways China won’t like.” Click for the full column. (China already may be getting fed up with the North.)
I agree! Tell Lil Kim to sh*t or get off the pot!
Any thoughts from the ether?
While you were fixated on this BS cliff debate…there is real problems happening around the world….this one for instance.
All the chest thumping on Iran….one side stops short of war in their wishes for the handling of Iran. The other thinks sanctions will do the job but leave ALL options on the table. We listen to the short basket case spout , rant and sweat……but all the while we are told just how close they are to getting a bomb….and then a couple of days later we hear they are not as close as first thought……….and we are told by politicians and paid pundits that we need to keep a sharp eye on the developments in Iran…….and we do as we are told….as usual……
But while you are fixated on Iran there is a sneaking cancer slowly growing and mostly ignored, at least by the media and those high paid war hawks……..Professor? What should we be fixated on for now?
As North Korea reaches the final stage of preparations for a long-range rocket launch, concern is growing that it is in the early stages of preparing its underground test site for another nuclear explosion.
Many North Korea watchers argue that the country’s effort to construct an effective three-stage rocket or missile is meant ultimately to reach targets in the United States. Other experts believe the North Koreans are looking at American military bases in Asia and the Pacific.
Dan Sneider, of Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center, believes this is consistent with North Korean plans to prevent U.S. air and ground forces stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Guam from defending South Korea.
North Korea is quietly sure up their nuke program while developing a long range delivery package……..maybe we should start worrying about an actual program and not so much of a program that still has ways to go before it is functioning.
I am not saying we need to ignore what Iran is doing, but pay more attention to one that is closer to being deployable…….
Last month we had the World Cup…lots of great futbol and some great sideshows also….like the Dutch porn star that would have broken a record if her team had won…..and the model from Paraguay that was gonna run naked……and then there was the North Korean team that the coach had a mental link with Lil Kim…….but that is not the end of that story…..
North Korea, who lost all three of their group games, have been subjected to a six-hour excoriation for “betraying” the communist nation’s ideological struggle, according to reports.There are even fears for the safety of the team coach, Kim Jung-hun, who was accused of betraying the son and heir of the regime’s “dear leader,” Kim Jong-il.
Early this month the players were summoned to an auditorium at the working people’s culture palace in Pyongyang, forced onstage and subjected to a six-hour barrage of criticism for their poor performances in South Africa, according to the US-based Radio Free Asia.
The coach was reportedly accused of betraying the leader’s son, Kim Jong-un, who is expected to take over from his ailing father as leader of the world’s only communist dynasty.
You gotta love this stuff! I was thinking that maybe England and France should chastise their players for being dicks and prima donas…….Damn! American football be a lot more interesting if this type of stuff would go on…….Oh well…..we got 4 more years before the next shot…..