Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Be Afraid of Kim Jong-Il (Or Whoever is Running N.Korea These Days); Be VERY AFRAID

Who cares about Gov. Sanborn's tryst in Argentina? Fox News is stirring the preemptive/preventive strike pot by focussing on North Korea's bluster to "wipe out" the United States (if it starts another war). Why isn't President Obama taking No. Korea more seriously? One person I know on Facebook asked why President Obama has not sent our military to North Korea so we would not be "wiped out"? Fox belittles the "monitoring" of the situation that the Obama Pentagon (run by Bush appointee Robert Gates) is doing and wants more action--perhaps an invasion of a member of the axis of evil?

No one can justify military action at this time against N. Korea based on chest thumping threats on the eve of the anniversary of the start of the Korean War. "U.S. officials have said it would take at least three to five years for North Korea to pose a real threat to the U.S. west coast, " reports. The AP reports that the US is following a N. Korean ship that may be carrying weapons and CNN reports that the Defense Department is prepared if anything is launched toward Hawaii. Indeed, the BBC last week stated that although N. Korea has some long range missiles, none of them could reach Hawaii with a nuclear warhead and those that might reach Okinawa would be detected before they launched.

I am not saying that No. Korea can be ignored. I am just annoyed by the fear mongering of the voice piece of the neocons. At the same time, I am happy that Obama is in charge and not his predecessor. Something to remember when Obama does not do everything we would want.

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