sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, April 13, 2013

North Korea - Cause and effect


It still appears likely that North Korea will launch at least one missile in the direction of South Korea and/or Japan/or Guam within the next few days. Preparations point to a launch in honor of Kim Il Sung’s birthday on April 15. All of the targeted parties have vowed to shoot down a missile targeted at their territories. North Korea would then have the option of considering those defensive measures as acts of war. 

Kim Jong Un - a fat little dictator
The launch site area, as reported in the press and confirmed by several sources, is important because there is no direction to fire a long range missile from the middle of the east coast of North Korea without overflying Japan or South Korea.

There is a disconnect between the xenophobic philosophy of the North Koreans and the reality that the rest of the world sees clearly.  From a North Korean perspective, they should be allowed to do whatever they want to do without paying a cost that is measured as national humiliation.

President Obama has not been as clear as he should have been to the North Koreans. Bill Whittle (below) explains what the US President should be saying.


4 comments:

  1. I do so miss an incisive President in the White House.

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    1. It will be four more years --- and who knows what the electorate will decide then?

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  2. There is a lot to like about Bill Whittle. Good segment. Makes me long for a decent commander-in-chief.

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    1. I long for the return of Ronald Reagan.

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