"I’m So Ronery…"
Ok this is just weird. Looks like an excerpt from a Tamil film. Don’t blame me, blame Cousin Ajay who sent it in:
Lord Vadum sends us another video, this one seemingly of anti-USA propaganda from North Korea.
Speaking of North Korea, news of their nuclear test has also reached Vancouver. Here’s what I don’t get. Why is a nuclear test by our “enemy” supposedly the harbinger of doom, while a similar test by our “ally” is supposedly in support of world peace and stability? Nukes are bad for everybody. When France tested one a couple of decades ago, it was bad. When India and Pakistan joined the nuclear club, it was bad. When Israel (secretly) joined, it was bad. When George Bush announced he’d be commissioning a new generation of “battlefield nukes”, it was doubly bad.
So why is North Korea’s entry into the A-Club so especially bad? Because somehow a North Korean nuke has a higher chance of making it onto the terrorism market? It’s an incredibly difficult thing to “weaponize” a nuke small enough to be a useful terror device. In this fake reporter’s opinion, it is highly unlikely that the Indians, Pakistanis and North Koreans have the ability to produce such portable devices; their nukes are in ICBMs and possibly submarines. No, it’s the mobile “battlefield” devices produced by Russia and the USA that are the more likely candidates for surreptitious export.
So instead of wringing our hands over L’il Kim’s acquisition of the Big Bad Bomb, we should take a more global view: let’s once again look toward eliminating all nuclear devices in all nations.
Oh yeah, to be completely fair, L’il Kim is right: sanctions that include the stopping and searching of ships in Korean waters is an act of war. North Korea ain’t Cuba in the ’60s: if a “quarantine” or “blockade” is initiated, shit will go down.
Then what’s going on here? Is L’il Kim nuts? Maybe, but he’s not irrational. May I suggest that his domestic grip is not has iron-fisted as we’ve been lead to believe? Is it possible that his test of an ICBM earlier this year, and of his nuke this week, were attempts to appease internal hardliners? He doesn’t want war with the West; he wants money and concessions. I say, buy his cooperation. A few hundred million in development funds in exchange for a cessation of military expansion is a deal; I think the South Koreans would agree.
Is it extortion? Sure, why not. You can call it that. Or call it the price of doing business.