Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Korean Thing

Should we be concerned or go back to watching TV? Well, imagine a Kim-Jong controlled Korean peninsula with nuclear commie influence extending all the way into the Sea of Japan, pointed right in the faces of Japan and Taiwan. So there's concern aside from the overall potential catastrophic human toll.

As to today's scuffle, lots of ideas and furrowed brows. While this blog doesn't fashion itself as an expert source we are always open to wild speculation, and today's speculation centers around the responses from both the South Koreans and President Invisible.

South Korean president Lee Myung-bak emphatically stated that any further provocation would result in "enormous retaliation". That's patriotic and all but he's now placed the south in a box that will require 'enormous retaliation' the next time the Kims poke their toes across the line. And if they do, and South Korea doesn't, what then?

As to Washington, our vital interests remain peace and stability in the region along with the prevention of nuclear proliferation to places like Iran or Syria or Burma, but the past three presidents haven't been willing to go very far to enforce these goals. Therefore the lil Kims will likely keep it up knowing that 1) they are desperate, 2) they think it will get them concessions from the west as it always has, and 3) they believe Obama is weak.

With that, the president of the United States had this to say:
So Kokomo has a storied place in our history. This is a city where people came to invent things and to build things, to make things here in America; to work hard in the hopes of producing something of value and something that people could be proud of.
OK, to be fair that was the POTUS attempting not to project panic over an international incident, sort of like Bush continuing to read "My Pet Goat" instead of dashing out of a school room and plowing over a few kids to get back to the limo. Anyway, it's a mess calling for all the 'smart power' we can muster. And if that doesn't work, maybe some dumb power.

6 comments:

Mustang said...

The fact is, North Korea has "attacked" their Southern neighbors with more frequency than Disney commercials. And the South Koreans have responded in kind. After many years of observing North Korean behavior, I am convinced they are similar to rattlesnakes. You cannot train them, nor trust them. Ergo, we should (1) put them in cages, or (2) kill them with a nuclear bomb. There is no third option. Of course, this is why no one nominated me for a high level political appointment.

Heh

LASunsett said...

//So Kokomo has a storied place in our history. This is a city where people came to invent things and to build things, to make things here in America; to work hard in the hopes of producing something of value and something that people could be proud of. //

.....and a city that is run by the UAW.

Chrysler and Delphi Batteries are the two biggest employers. Guess who got the stimulus money? More workers means more dues, more dues means more money.... money to to give back to Obama in the 2012 election cycle.

Kokomo and Terre Haute have always been (and likely always will be) small cities, run by people with socialist mindsets. They will always have their hands out, because these old railroad towns are richly soaked in the spirit of Eugene V. Debs.

That's why they cannot attract anything of any real value anymore.

A.C. McCloud said...

Ergo, we should (1) put them in cages, or (2) kill them with a nuclear bomb. There is no third option.

Technically there is--putting them (the leadership) in cages and nuking them underground with video, of course, like the Chilean miners. But that's why I too am not appointed to any offices, high or low.

A.C. McCloud said...

That's why they cannot attract anything of any real value anymore.

It's the rust belt mindset--they never dreamed heavy manufacturing would leave and they got lazy in some of these cities.

LASunsett said...

//It's the rust belt mindset--they never dreamed heavy manufacturing would leave and they got lazy in some of these cities.//

Bingo.

Turn your card in for verification. You win an all expense paid trip to the Bahamas, paid for by Mustang, on Bill and Ted Airlines. I won it on Mustang's blog....but I am going to have to re-gift it, due to scheduling issues.

;)

Have a great Thanksgiving sir.

A.C. McCloud said...

Bill and Ted's don't ask don't tell airlines, eh? I'd like the vacation but that seems a high price to pay for one, even if it's free...

;-)