Let’s be honest. N. Korea will make all the bombs it wants.

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Let’s stop posturing. The West is pretty much a pushover, and every tyrant out there knows it. Oh we’ll give a good speech. but sometimes we should be delivering good airstrikes instead. 

Now I’ll admit, the situation in North Korea has no easy answers. But as I said before, let’s not pretend we’re going to do anything about it, except slap a few sanctions on a government that’s all too willing to watch it’s people starve while it wastes money on outdated military equipment and atom bombs; bombs whose use will insure the current North Korean regime is relegated to oblivion with retaliatory nuclear strikes.  

Let’s get it all out in the sunlight. We’re going to wait until North Korea attacks. Is this the right thing? Maybe. By why do our leaders give such stern warnings, such bloated speeches about how Kim Jong Il is “recklessly challenging the international community?” 

So what? When has a military build up ever resulted in anything that hurt a despot? Didn’t hurt Hitler. Didn’t hurt the Soviet leaders. Hasn’t hurt Kim Jong Il or Iran’s regime. 

To keep the power of our future words intact, let us tell Kim Jong Il: “Keep building and exploding bombs, starving your economy and people, threatening preemptive attacks and generally acting crazy.” At least then he’d know that we mean what we say. 

Preemptive attacks by the US are probably out of the question. It’s political suicide. After Iraq, and for the next generation, there will be no more talk of regime change, no matter how heinous the enemy despot. Unless of course North Korea is so foolish as to attack first. Then the fight’s on, and it’ll be over sooner than we can say: “Nuclear Airburst.” 

There’s always the possibility that North Korea will sell its bombs to Islamic fundamentalist groups. Some think this may happen because of North Korean poverty. I think it’s more likely to happen just so the North Korean government can sit back and watch the fireworks. 

As Morgan Freeman’s character tells Batman in, The Dark Knight: Some people just like to watch the world burn. 

9 thoughts on “Let’s be honest. N. Korea will make all the bombs it wants.

    Amos Volante said:
    May 31, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I think it was Michael Caine’s character who said that, but it’s a solid point (from a really butt kickin movie).

    It seems that so many dictators and international bad guys, like Bin Ladin, only seek to put cracks in the walls of the world, never really accomplishing anything of their own merits.

    Has Kim Jong Il ever invented anything? Cured a disease? Made a great economic discovery to the benefit of his people? No.

    But he’s building nuclear bombs. Yay.


    Amos Volante said:
    May 31, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Thinking back, wasn’t he featured in Team America: World Police as a totally worthless international dartboard of a bad guy?

    Hey, just like in real life!

    magus71 responded:
    May 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Team America. Greatest movie ever?

    kernunos said:
    May 31, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Yeah, it’s funny. The nuclear weapon they just tested supposedly was as powerful as the ones we dropped on Japan. Wait till they get a load of our MIRVs. Not to mention we do have some anti ballistic capabilities. Can you say game over? Now Japan and South Korea could be a different story. Of course a good anti ballistic missile system in South Korea could knock down most of anything that would try to leave the ground. China I’m sure wouldn’t like it though and South Korea hasn’t exactly been cooperative. An anti ballistic system proposal for SK may be a good way to put pressure on China to do something about their angry little neighbor.

    magus71 responded:
    June 1, 2009 at 5:39 am

    CHina does not want a war to happen. Hundreds of thousands of refugees would flood into China once the destruction began.

    theNimrod said:
    June 2, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    “Ok Hans Brix, I’rr show you. Stand to your reft…”

    magus71 responded:
    June 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Poor Hans. He kind of reminds me of Jimmy Carter.

    T. J. Babson said:
    June 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Mark Steyn:


    The rest of the world doesn’t observe Memorial Day. But it understands the crude symbolism of a rogue nuclear test staged on the day designated to honor American war dead and greeted with only half-hearted pro-forma diplomatese from Washington. Pyongyang’s actions were “a matter of” – Drumroll please! – “grave concern,” the president declared. Furthermore, if North Korea carries on like this, it will – wait for it – “not find international acceptance.” As the comedian Andy Borowitz put it, “President Obama said that the United States was prepared to respond to the threat with ‘the strongest possible adjectives.’ Later in the day, Defense Secretary Robert Gates called the North Korean nuclear test ‘supercilious and jejune.’ “

    magus71 responded:
    June 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    More time will be spend looking up ’supercilious and jejune’ in the dictionary then actually attempting to stop Kim Jong Il.

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