HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW NO DONG IS A MISSILE?
WHERE I’M FROM NO DONG MEANS YOU’RE OUTTA WEED!
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.S., Japan and other nations suspect was a cover for a test of its long-range missile technology. Liftoff took place at 11:30 a.m. (0230GMT) Sunday from the coastal Musudan-ri launch pad in northeastern North Korea, the South Korean and U.S. governments said. Japan immediately called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. The multistage rocket flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese broadcaster NHK said, citing its government. “Our primary concern is to confirm safety and gather information,” Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso told a news conference at his Tokyo office Sunday. The launch was a bold act of defiance against Aso, President Barack Obama, Hu Jintao of China and other leaders who pressed Pyongyang in the days leading up to liftoff to call off a launch they said would threaten peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
So there it is. The President of United States of America and his Secretary of State watched while a tin pot madman- dictator launches a missile in utter defiance of the United Nations, and did nothing. Not only did he do nothing, he has no plans to DO anything. It isn’t bad enough that the European Union basically told him to go pound sand this week, now this maniac in North Korea called him a punk. Well that’s already abundantly clear. I hope the Israeli’s were watching. My money says this is a clear message to them: You’re on your own, gang.
Barack Obama is in deep over his head. By offering all his lofty platitudes and gobbly- gook about restoring America’s prestige around the world, he has played right into the hands of all of our enemies. He has no idea that his JOB is to PROTECT AND DEFEND AMERICA – NOT MAKE IT POPULAR. He will now be perceived as week around the globe (as if there was any doubt) and the world’s dictators and rogues will be lining up to take advantage of him. You can start with Russia and China. After that, the Europeans will have a go at him – although they have already a jump start.
The Europeans offered what amounts to ZERO help in Afghanistan this week at the Save the World Summit. Now Obama has to send in US troops who have little idea what their mission is going to be. Whatever happened to his vast coalition that he was going to assemble? Guess not. He hasn’t outlined any specific goals and he really doesn’t come off as being very engaged with the problems there. That only means bad news for our troops. It’s shaping up to become another Clintonian- Somalia operation.
Maybe someone should ask Mr. Obama what is the vital, US national interest in Afghanistan these days? After all they mercilessly hammered Bush with that question about Iraq. Everyone knows that Bin Laden is in Pakistan. So why Afghanistan now? Suddenly we all care about a desert Middle Eastern country where the people hate us? What’s his overall goal there? Free elections? Women’s rights? Nation building? I for one am curious as all hell. Should I wait until some reporter-ette from MSNBC asks his immaculateness for a straight answer? Hmmm.
If it was possible for George Bush to dent America’s image through strength, it is absolutely a fact that Barack Obama is destroying America’s credibility through weakness. The Europeans didn’t get on board with his economic package either. (Although I’m glad they didn’t). Maybe if Mr. Obama had reminded them that now, more than ever, they need a strong America in their corner they may have come around. Maybe if he had used some force and let them know that America wanted them to start paying some of the freight for their own defense they would have ponied up some stimulus. Maybe instead of boring everyone with campaign speech after campaign speech and stopped backslapping and town halling we would get some straight answers, that is if he even has any.
But Obama doesn’t want anything destroying the European socialist dream state. He can’t do that because that’s what he plans for the rest of us. As long as American taxpayers flit the bill for Europe’s defense they can take six week vacations and enjoy substandard cradle to grave social programs. So maybe if we’re really, really nice to the meanie North Koreans they will stop shooting those horrible rockets or missiles and just be nice, and fair, and kind. See, it’s really that easy.
I think I just threw up in my mouth.