Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
WHere's the outrage from the rest of the world for that matter? The U.N. will take the matter up in the next day or so? Are you fucking kidding me? By then Kim Jong Il could pound Seoul to dust with his artillery.
We have 28,000 troops sitting there as a trip wire, waiting for a million and a half screaming NorKs to come racing across the DMZ. Where is our President? Why have we heard so little from him on this? If anything happens to our troops doesn't this rise to dereliction of duty? The man is unfit for command. He will get us all killed.
I'd like to believe that Kim Jong Il is just rattling sabre here but I don't know if I quite believe it. I do believe if we had any other President the NorKs would not have been so bold.
So if he is allowed to get away with this what will his next move be? How will he up the provocation?
I understand that if we attack North Korea we may well face Chinese retaliation but there has to be more of a response than this.
And if Kim is allowed to get away with this why might the Chinese not think "Hmm, if all we'll get is a slap ont he wrist maybe, just maybe, we should revisit the Taiwan issue."
For that matter, what's to say the Chinese didn't put the NorKs up to this? "Hey, hit South Korea. We need to know how far we can push it with Taiwan."
Or maybe it's all some sort of warning or test to Obama. Today's activities, the new nuke enrichment and the misle launch.
What, that was a contrail? I don't believe it. Neither do you. I still think it could have been a Chinese sub launching a missile, right while Obama was visiting India (sooner or later there will be war between those two. There can be only one boss in Asia). They couldn't get that close? Remember this? And of course it would be played down. What kind of panic would that have brought on here? And right after their (and everyone else's) outrage over QE2.
This could be coordination between the NorKs and Iran, as Pastorius mentions over at Astute Bloggers. Draw attention away from the Hariri investigation, soon to be released findings and any preparation to cause trouble when it comes out.
This all seems a bit incoherant but so is the situation itself. And the world's response. Are they waiting to take their queue from us? That may be a long wait.
What do you think?