Skip to comments.Bomb North Korea, Before Itís Too Late
Posted on 04/13/2013 2:25:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
April 12, 2013
Bomb North Korea, Before Its Too Late
By JEREMI SURI
SINCE February, the North Korean government has followed one threatening move with another. The spiral began with an underground nuclear test. Then the North declared the armistice that ended the Korean War invalid. The young dictator Kim Jong-un followed with a flurry of threats to attack civilian targets in South Korea, Japan and the United States.
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Yeah, let’s start yet another bombing campaign... with China sitting just to the north, what could go wrong?
As for why the NYT printed it, libs are all for going to war, sibling as there’s a rich political payoff for the little dictator, Colonel Barackamar Obamadaffi.
sibling as = so long as
Good point; but rest easy, 0bumble will not strike first.
I have the sick feeling that this whole thing is theater choreographed to make OUR dear leader look like a tough guy.
Work with the Norks to Make Kim Jong Un out to be a modern day Khrushchev, bluster your way through a contrived Cuban missile crisis of your own, maybe shoot down a missile, then send them a boatload of cash when they agree to peace.
Zero gets the Nobel Peace prize and KJU gets five billion dollars.
Don’t give them any smart ideas!
North Korea is China’s puppet to gather all its children under one roof and oboingo will do nothing because he’s in on it to
Unless, of course, it is upon American citizens.
Uhh, doesn’t anyone realize China has a defense pact with NK? If we bomb NK China may launch an attack on the US.
Interesting that the author of the NYT article is from Austin Texas which is one of the targeted cities for North Korea’s nukes . One article mentioned that Austin is targeted because of their large Samsung company.
That is interesting. Austin, home of the Texas left. A target city on NK’s list. Calling for a first-strike bombing attack on NK. Talk about situational ethics.
But even if they do, this admin won't do anything but golf.
We’ve been there and done that.....it did not work out too well. Does anyone really believe Bam has the guts to nuke NK?
Of course, everyone does understand that this whole thing is being used to take Iran of the Iran-NK axis out of the news?
The end game is not Un’s, but the Iranian Supreme Leader’s ploy for more time to get a nuke to use on Israel.
Sounds more readable, especially with the NYT pushing it. Show of force facade.
For the New York Times to print an op-ed piece calling for a first strike is shocking. And as for them being in Obama’s pocket, here's their editorial today on the subject: “North Korea poses a more imminent nuclear threat than Iran. But so far, Mr. Kerrys continuing trip does not make us confident that the administration has a fully thought out strategy that will be any more successful than the current one, which has failed to curb either the Norths nuclear weapons program or its bellicosity.”
Also, you might like to send this surprisingly positive profile of President Park Geun-hye to the Korea ping list:
Steely Leader of South Korea Is Battle-Ready
The influence of the “old media” is less than it once was, but the New York Times is definitely an opinion leader in American liberal political circles. Something is clearly going on among the liberal elites if the New York Times is criticizing Obama, complimenting the daughter of a military dictator, and printing op-ed pieces calling for military first strikes. This simply isn't at all part of the normal playbook.
But then again, King Jong-un has also departed from the playbook, and perhaps those people in elite liberal circles who have access to information we don't have good reason to be afraid.
This guy is a flipping moron. I hope
Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett isn't as stupid as he is.
On his blog, Professor Suri admits he voted for Obama.
Does anyone think the NYT would give this kind of space to a (gasp) conservative?
Even though the left publicly present an anti-war face, deep down they LOVE the concept of all out world conflict.
A wide world war gives the left an excuse to command control the economy-—see FA Hayek.
Common sense says, “Why would China ever want to call in their markers and demand payment on the US debt to them?”
Well, if Obama decides to start a Short, Disastrous War with NK, then China will have the excuse that they need to call in the debt. Is this the final part of the Obama/Soros plan to destroy the USA?
If the leftist scumbags are whining about it, you know it’s a distraction.
1.”Colonel Barackamar Obamadaffi” is an instant classic.
2. I hate spitting coffee on my keyboard. Good one!
As soon as the Mullahs get the bomb that's exactly what they'll do... well, 10 seconds after bombing Israel.
That said, North Korea's the armpit of the world. They should be laughed off the face of the earth... Bombing a country that has nothing and is nothing is a waste of time. Get with China and kill all members of the administration. The people there are slaves - there's no purpose to include them in the slaughter.
If you look at the night photos, there is only light in one spot.
It is possible to make the blackness uniform. By destroying the light in the one spot, there can be uniform blackness and then the possibility of light springing up all over.
Too bad Truman didn't let MacArthur finish the job back in the fifties, then we would have to worry about the NORKS or the ChiComs.
Such as New York being on the list of targets?
You’re right. The North Korean people deserve better...
Actually the goal should be to take out the little fat man and his circle of ruling elite. It’s not like comfortable homes are difficult to spot in the midst of that sh*thole of a country.
10 years or so ago I would have said you're being too cynical about our government. Now, I think such machinations are all too plausible.
They have nuclear weapons and are using them to extort money and aid from the US and its allies. Precisely because it has "nothing," is the reason why we should be worried. They will sell and trade their nuclear technology with anyone who has money. They were involved in the nuclear facility that was destroyed by Israel in Syria. They are working closely with the Iranians.
Would NK sell their technology to non-state actors, i.e., terrorist groups? I think we are being very foolish if we believe with can contain the NK nuclear program. And it sends a message to others like Iran, Syria, etc. If you want to ensure that the US stays out of your internal affairs, get a nuclear weapon.
There are “good” wars and “bad” wars. “Good” wars are the ones we fight when a democrat is in the white house.
drop Choco-Pies and send their undernourished soldiers into sugar shock
NOKO wants to be bombed, because immediately after they will be the global victim and will request aid, construction equipment and above all food.
They are so far down through generations of communism of the most hard cored type they have absolutely no resources to correct it on their own, they will not just overnight have their “fall of the Berlin Wall” scenario, they are far dead and gone, they have no patriots hoarding ammo to take back the country for freedom and liberty.
All they can do now is to be the victim and to gain sympathy. I would not be surprised if they have an attempted plan to counterfeit a sub launched nuclear missile that would look the same and have the same signature as one launched from a US sub, and they will send their sub well offshore and launch it at themselves, all to create the illusion of being attacked first.
We bombed Serbia for less. I don't know what we are waiting for. We must have a really chicken/stupid/worthless/ineffective leader......oh wait.
Hopefully I am wrong and it is already in the works.
We had the chance in 1951 with General MacArthur in charge. MacArthur started out a press conference in Korea (7 Mar 1951) by tweaking President Truman, with references to what he called "the serious, indeed abnormal inhibitions placed on me, the lack of additional forces given me and other restraints imposed from Washington." Truman fired him 11 Apr 1951 for "repeated conflicts over the conduct of the war, and critical remarks he had made against the administration."
By now we are about 62 years too late!
It's probably for the best. At the time we had already lost our monopoly on nuclear weapons. If Mac had proceeded north with nuclear assist he most probably would have taken on the Chinese Communists. The USSR had nuclear weapons by late August 1949 and would most likely have entered the spreading conflict with both sides going nuclear. "Better dead than red"? I'm not really sure...
Well the longer we wait the better prepared North Korea will be to carry out a seriously devastating attack.
Sooner or later north Korea will probably make a move seeing themselves doomed otherwise. They need external revenue to keep their commuistist dictatorship alive. They only have 3 options to get such a thing:
1: Transform themselfs to free up their economy so their people can actually work for it.
- This has proven unacceptable to the north Korean government over the last 50+ years.
2: Extort foreigners with threats of war & attack into funding their regime. (Such as is currently their strategy)
-This will only work so long as their corrupt system can survive on the sums of money they are able to steal and extort from our corrupt politicians. As it is already not enough we can assume that this survival plan is faltering.
3: Sell what they do have & produce which is weapons of a somewhat 2ndary quality thus forcing them to seek markets forbidden to everyone else. IE terrorist.
- This is also happening with regard to North Korea despite our attempt to sanctions & blockade them.
So one way or the other either North Korea is going to nuke us directly or they are going to sell their nukes to someone else who will such as a terrorist organization.
I need not remind anyone that there is no defense we could possablity make that would keep them at bay forever. It is not possible to win a defensive war so sooner or later they will hit us.
Sounds like you're conceding our position in the world to China.
It is all a show. A deadly one.
I’m saying bombing North Korea will involve a whole lot more than our idiot politicians can imagine. And are we assuming the Norks don’t have functional alliances with countries who’ve placed terror cells inside this country?
If we strike the Norks, we’d better know what we’re heading into.
An attack on NK would probably result in the near destruction of Seoul via thousands of artillery tubes on the border. If the US really believes the Norks have the capability to launch a devastating attack on the US, we would likely have to make that terrible tradeoff.
No good answers here, and none that I have.