Friday, October 06, 2006

Two Suns in the Sunset

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On October 4, 2006 the Assistant Secretary of State of the United States of America, Chris Hill, threatened to destroy North Korea if they test a nuclear weapon:

"We are not going to live with a nuclear North Korea," Assistant Secretary of State Chris Hill told the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday. "We are not going to accept it."

"North Korea can have a future or it can have these weapons, it cannot have both."

The question of who gets to have nukes and who doesn't has always been one I have found infuriating. The United States has more nuclear weapons than any nation on earth. It is the only nation in history to use nuclear weapons against human beings.... twice.

And yet, America somehow feels it is the judge of who is deserving to have the bomb.

Here's the bottom line on this: Iran and North Korea want nuclear weapons so they can prevent the same exact disaster that befell Iraq. You know, invasion and occupation by the United States. All of this current sound and fury are simply over a test. We already know North Korea has the bomb, but we are simply unwilling to let them demonstrate it on an international stage.

We're afraid, I kid you not, that it might make us look weak.

And it might give other countries ideas.

They might get all uppity.

See, as per our new doctrine of the Bush Blitzkrieg, we can invade and occupy any nation that we suspect of terrorism-related-activity-idea-thingies.

But the U.S. doesn't like the idea of trying to invade a country that has a nuclear weapon. It might be somewhat bad for troop morale if an entire ground invasion force or aircraft carrier battle group were to simply disappear from the face of the earth in a flash.

The truth is America is a cowardly bully and wants to keep the deck stacked.

Here's the part that's really just priceless.

There has been no-zero-zilch-nada- ---no outcry from anyone that a senior member of the Bush administration has threatened the "future" of another nation if they simply test a weapon within their own borders.

No calls for clarification, apology, or retraction.

That's the worst part of all.

Nobody here gives a damn.











8 Comments:

Anonymous Die for the Elite said...

Serious stuff.

Nuclear bomb test 'just a day away' Oct. 7, 2006
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2392616,00.html

N. Korea bomb test possible today (Saturday Oct. 7) or Tomorrow (Sunday Oct. 8):
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyID=105148

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200610/07/eng20061007_309618.html

Excerpt:

'The United States on Friday warned that it would be the "most
incendiary" event if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
undertakes a nuclear test.'

"most incindiary" -- very punny. The White Man's House writers must be
patting themselves on the back for that one. There was a revised US
nuclear posture review on cryptome.org, about 4 years old now. It was
revised after 9-11, by a bunch of advocates of "winnable" nuclear war,
many of whom worked during the Reagan adminsitration. In the Reagan
administration, they were referred to as the psychos. I can't recall if
current policy/posture is a retaliatory nuke strike on an adversary,
given such an event. The odds are that a US nuclear retaliation on N.
Korea would escalate in a matter of hours to a full global nuclear
exchange. And all our rapture-ready faux-Christians are creaming their
pants right now...

North Korea newsfeed here:
http://newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=North+Korea

The next 2 weeks are ideal for a long vacation in the country.

Got bulk foods?

Got warm sleeping bags?

Got sufficient drinking water?

Maybe a water purifying pump?

Sat Oct 07, 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

And yet, America somehow feels it is the judge of who is deserving to have the bomb.

what an arrogance...

but the worst thing is - to see all other western nations looking the other way. As long as America can pretend to be rich, she can do what she wants: Law of the Alpha Chimp on the Banana Heap...

what a betrayal of history - of the ancient philosophers trying to better human lifes - and in the end they got? Bush

"And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches. Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans." Douglas Adams (Don't Panic, Introduction)

Sun Oct 08, 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Die for the Elite said...

but the worst thing is - to see all other western nations looking the other way.

Perhaps they are pretending to look the other way. Visualize the US as the schoolyard bully in a rage as his supremacy has been challenged. Half the kids on school pretend to be his friend, so as not to suffer his wrath. The other half are circling the bully with pea shooters, keeping him off balance until he finally falls, as he throws wild punches in his death throes.

The US empire is a declining one. Take comfort in the knowledge that every empire in history that has cast aside human rights, civil rights, the rule of law, and embraced authoritarian measures to maintain control has collapsed shortly thereafter.

Sun Oct 08, 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Barnita said...

Hah - this should give you guys a kick, I wanted to post it b4 but was too busy for various reasons - Ind-Burmese front

Sun Oct 08, 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

North Korea's answer to "King Baby": North Korean Nuclear Test Another Bush Failure :-) [No, I'm not a fan of worldwide nuclear proliferation. But I am delighted to see other countries thumb their noses at our Wannabe global "Fuehrer". And after all, who cleary *provoked* this deterrence "arms race"? (Hint: 'Could it be ... "Satan"??!')] ;-)

Mon Oct 09, 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Cougar said...

i found this blog browsing around. nice touch, with that logo.

now please take no offence (haven`t read your entire blog yet, just this post, i liked the title), but you`re way offroad on some topics. now i don`t want you to think that i`m taking sides or anything, just have my comment as a different point of view (from way east, i`m not an american) and feel free to continue the debate if needed.

"And yet, America somehow feels it is the judge of who is deserving to have the bomb."
- well, giving the well-known fact that usa was the first country to develop the technology needed in order to build an atomic bomb and giving another well-known fact that the espyonage business goes far better than the scientific business, then yeah, usa should be extremely concerned on who gets the technology and why. i mean, if you had invented the trebuchet and no one else knew how to construct one and then one day you saw another one pointed right at you from the hostile neighbour`s yard, wouldn`t you try to discourage him from using it by any means!?

"Here's the bottom line on this: Iran and North Korea want nuclear weapons so they can prevent the same exact disaster that befell Iraq. You know, invasion and occupation by the United States."
- hahahahahahahahahahaaaa.. good one. trust me, it`s a bulletproof criterion for iran and north korea to bring this kind of "disaster" that you are talking about upon themselves - to threaten usa with atomic bombs!! come on, this is ridiculous - to "alleviate" the chances of a so-predicted invasion by bragging with nuclear warfare and threatening the greatest power in the world.

"See, as per our new doctrine of the Bush Blitzkrieg, we can invade and occupy any nation that we suspect of terrorism-related-activity-idea-thingies."
- ok. first of all: blitzkrieg is a war tactical maneuver that`s not even close to what your president is doing. i`m not going to bore you with the ad litteram definition of the term (lightning war, aircrafts + tanks.. blablabla) - there you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitzkrieg - but i am, however, going to tell you that a blitzkrieg maneuver - even euphemistically-globally speaking - does not involve anything close to warnings, announcements or any other kind of diplomacy.

"But the U.S. doesn't like the idea of trying to invade a country that has a nuclear weapon. It might be somewhat bad for troop morale if an entire ground invasion force or aircraft carrier battle group were to simply disappear from the face of the earth in a flash.

The truth is America is a cowardly bully and wants to keep the deck stacked."
- now try to put yourself into kim jong il`s shoes for a second (he`s the north-korean leader, by the way): would you attack a ground invasion force that is on your land, in your city, among your fellow countrymen, with an atomic bomb!? you`re not much of a military tactical op, are you. the atomic bomb has been created for the purpose of attack and is naturally and logically used as an offensive device, and not as a defensive one. so the chances of north korea deploying an atomic bomb on north korea are probably below zero. and as far as i know, you guys have excellent trained military troops that have one of the best psychological counselling that money can buy, so i don`t think that, from the troops morale point of view, being in north korea is worse than being in iraq. and trust me, one of the greatest fears in military training is (stupidly) dying by a stray bullet. not by an atomic bomb.

.. as for chris hill`s declaration..

north korea is a downhill-economic country that`s run by a mentally unstable leader with a terrorist-profiled political behaviour and who has an atomic bomb. pretty much like iran - by the way, did you know that one of the things that kept the political tabloids busy for some time concerning the iran president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, has been the fact that he banned women from walking on the same sidewalks as men? funny, huh?

.. well now. the response to even a zephyr of a threat coming from a state leader that behaves like a spoiled brat and who can crack anytime, thus no one being able to predict his intentions, shall be no other than neutralizing the threat. and yes, there is no need for any clarification, apology or retraction, considering the fact that kim jong il and mahmoud ahmadinejad never clarified, apologized or retracted any of their crystal-clear threatenings regarding usa.

Mon Oct 09, 05:38:00 PM  
Blogger Again said...

cougar
north korea is a downhill-economic country that`s run by a mentally unstable leader with a terrorist-profiled political behaviour and who has an atomic bomb. pretty much like iran

mentally unstable leader with a terrorist-profiled political behaviour - like an ex-alc with messianic motivations, not only threatening, but actually carrying out death and despair to innocents in the name of god?

what a comedown for a global superpower - down to the level of a women-hating zelot (usually sign of a huge inferiority complex) leading a developing nation of some power in her neighborhood + a parody of an alpha-chimp on a banana heap (the smallest heap in the whole wide world btw), a caricature of a little man, trying to play Napoleon at the expense of his starving children. Did you watch the "Comical-Ali"-style of news of North Korea? A joke you could only laugh about when there wouldn't be the suffering of his people

oh yes, Americans are now in best company (actually, i nearly don't dare to say, the german youth start to wag their head, that the Nazis at least could build rockets on their own and made photogenic evil guys to distract from their crimes)...

yes, both men are truly willing of using nukes against fellow humans - but as far as i know the Dear Leader of the Superpower prepares to do it either - and despite of the latter, the former are not really dangerous: a jumping jack trying to look like a mighty devil and a megalomaniacal believer trying to puzzle a nuke, mostly dangerous to their own families and neighborhood...

seems like a big, big red herring - to focus on the splint in the eye of your brother while ignoring the log pile in front of your nose

the only fact which is a little comforting is that the American Government isn't able to do anything according to plan (except maybe for robbing Americans and other poor people) - but alas, if they continue to play the bull in the china shop their money and weapons can finish us off easily - without using intelligence or sophistication, on the level of a jumping jack and a braindead believer...

Tue Oct 10, 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

"north korea is a downhill-economic country that`s run by a mentally unstable leader with a terrorist-profiled political behaviour and who has an atomic bomb. pretty much like iran"

pretty much like the USA!!!

Thu Oct 12, 08:20:00 PM  

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