Monday, September 13, 2004

Nothing to see here. Move along.

North Korea says that a huge explosion that resulted in a massive crater and a 'peculiarly-shaped' cloud was not the product of a nuclear test. North Korean officials say the blast, which occured on Nationalist Day, was the demolition of a mountain. Which begs the question: what kind of explosive does one use to blow up a mountain?

Add to the mystery reports that the White House recently received intelligence that North Korea was preparing its first nuclear test, and the fact that the 2.5 mile wide cloud appeared in an area close to known missile bases. Now, I'm no math whiz, but it seems to be that if satellite photos of Iraqi trucks carrying unknown cargo equals weapons of mass destruction, then one would think that the White House would be making a bigger deal out of this.

I don't want to sound like an unpatriotic evil-doer here, but have you noticed that there are certain places in the world where the United States refuses to tread? GWB claims that we need to fight terrorists on their home turf so that we don't have to fight them here. So why have we not gone into Israel to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Why haven't we gone into Russia to put an end to their spate of Chechnyan terrorist attacks? Why have we not "liberated" North Korea from their lunatic dictator? What do these countries have in common that differentiates them from others we've invaded liberated? They are all known to have nuclear weapons. So we'll rush into a country which we know can't hurt us very badly, but if they have a powerful army or nuclear weapons, we stay the hell away and persue "diplomatic" solutions. Remember when Bill Maher lost his show at ABC for calling the practice of lobbing missile from thousands of miles away "cowardly"? Well, I hate to tell you this, but only beating up on those smaller and weaker than us while conceding to those of equal strength is pretty damned cowardly.


Blogger Hekate said...

Great, now you've ruined your chance for a late-night talk show. Good going.

1:02 PM  

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