Saturday, April 4, 2009

NKorea Launches Rocket

In defiance of a 2006 UN resolution and several nations including the United States, Japan, and South Korea, North Korea launched a rocket which is believed to be a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology - one step toward eventually mounting a nuclear weapon on a missile capable of reaching Alaska and beyond. The rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Obama said earlier this week that the launch would be "provocative" and said the U.S. would "take appropriate steps to let North Korea know that it can't threaten the safety and security of other countries with impunity."

Number one, North Korea would be completely off its rocker (oh, wait...) to bomb/nuke/attack anyone. We could destroy them in one night (one less thorn out of the world's side!).

Number two, let's hope Obama really does have the stones to take the appropriate action. Being a narcissist, he probably won't like being defied the way he just was, so it's likely some sort of action will be taken.

Number three, I was talking to a [liberal] friend about this, and she's concerned, like anyone would be. However, when I suggested retaliation, the liberal part of her came out when she said, "Makes me feel bad for all the innocent people who had nothing to do with it." Yeah? And what if, just what if, North Korea bombed us first and innocent Americans in Hawaii, California, or Alaska were killed? I guess we better not retalitate because there are innocent people in North Korea! As far as I'm concerned, they're not innocent (except really young children) because they all basically worship Kim Jong Il. I'm almost 100% sure they would back him all the way because he's their "Great Leader."


bluepitbull said...

Heh, I posted one at my site, too.

I seriously doubt that North Korea would target the United States. Obama will be the same impotent leader he has proven to be in all of the other situations even with his teleprompter (did you see the France video? disgraceful).

There are plenty of innocents in North Korea. If you want to read a really good book on the North Korea experience, read The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag by Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot. You can pick it up at amazon in paperback.

True, the North Koreans would back him, but for many, it would be the ideology and coercion that drives them to do so.

good post!

Anonymous said...

"Number two, let's hope Obama really does have the stones to take the appropriate action. "

Man, I'd like to think so...but I'm not gonna bet on it.