APOCALYPSE NOW, PLEASE!
MILLENNIAL CONSERVATIVES PRAY FOR WAR. AGAIN.
"Kristol says "it may be worth doing some targeted air strikes" in North Korea, Hume agrees"
The Idiot Speaks.
WHY WAIT FOR THE END-TIMES WHEN WE CAN START 'EM RIGHT NOW???!!!
The Violent, Cowardly Nut-Jobs Who Sent Your Kids Off To Iraq For No Reason Now Want War With North Korea For No Reason
The fact that we cannot win such a war, in any sane definition of "winning," does not deter the Nazi-wannabees. Their entire worldview is based on their masturbatory fantasies of holocausts and post-apocalyptic horrors. It's what they tell their inbred home-skewld kiddies when they put them to bed every night. They look forward to a Hell on Earth. They think it will only apply to their enemies, 'cuz Gawd'll whisk them away to that big Disneyland in the sky that justifies all their evil deeds.
The latest cheerleader for global thermonuclear war is that f**king moron Bill Kristol, aka "Dan Quayle's Brain," and the media's biggest pom-pom boy for starting the Iraq War, based on the presence of those WMDs that never existed. He said the Iraqi's would welcome us like French women in WWII, and we'd be out of there in a few months, with minimal casualties. One can only wonder what Nazi *ssh*le is putting him up to this new Korean war-provocation. Puppet journalism at it's worst, we'd say. But with a purpose: Why, if millions die in an over-escalated incident in Korea, that'll make "The Messiah," "The Chosen One," "The Golden Child," Barack the "Magic Negro" look bad. So it's worth it. Even if it means major casualties among our 38,000 troops in South Korea. Hell, ESPECIALLY if it means major casualties! Neo-Cons always say, "What good is an Army if there's no blood spilled?" Of course, it won't be pundits' blood, or politicians'.
The North Koreans have one of the largest concentrations of conventional artillery in the world amassed and entrenched deep in the mountains just thirty miles North of the South Korean capitol, Seoul, home to half that country's population of 48 million people. With the pull of a few thousand strings, hundreds of thousands of shells could come down on the peninsula's largest city in seconds, carrying high explosives, hot steel shrapnel, white phosphorous, mini-mines, thousands of tiny barbed steel arrows called flechettes, poison gas, canisters of deadly germs and even nuclear bombs.The North Korean Army's artillery has been standing by for almost sixty years, locked & cocked, waiting for the order to obliterate their cousins to the South. Now our "American" conservatives want to goad them into pulling those strings.
The whole thing centers on an internal political succession struggle within North Korea's hermetically sealed ruling elite. Kim Jung Il, of the whack haircut, has had a stroke, and needs replacement soon. North Korean succession struggles generally feature saber-rattling and wild but empty threats to the South Koreans and the U.S. and Japan. They jump up and down and yell and scream but nothing much happens. But now, after eight years of diplomatic stupidity by Bushco & the Neocons, the N. Koreans have managed to acquire both nuclear weapons and the long & medium range rockets & missiles to deliver those nukes. If they could actually hit anything, which so far they can't, they could hit Seoul, Tokyo, Honolulu, Hawaii or Adak, Alaska.
The Bushies let them develop and export these capabilities just in the last eight years, because another Cold War is their idea of economic stimulus. Pakistan, Syria, Iran and Gawd knows who else all received North Korean nuke/missile-tech. To the Neocons, that's a good thing: They want us in a state of permanent war, as we were from 1941 through 1991, when the Berlin Wall & the Soviet Union finally came down, when peace caught the Con's with their thermal-nukuler pants down. They need a boogie man like Russia or China to justify unlimited budgets for defense and espionage, and unlimited powers for the White House. They need lots of fear, hate, anger and paranoia to help them control their own people. There's nothing like a war to do that.
The current crisis already shows signs of blowing over. Maybe that's why the Neo-Cons, who've had nothing to say about Korea for eight years, since they know nothing and have nothing intelligent to say, are suddenly spouting all kinds of stupid things. If they don't start a war now, there may never be another opportunity that is so golden. But Kim Jung Il has already done his war dance, and used it to attract support for his twenty-something son as successor to the communist dictator's throne. So maybe our own bad-haircut nutjob mob are just posturing, posing for political position. They want to be able to say that Obama lost Korea, which, of course was done by Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower 56 years ago. But, hey, those who ignore history are ignorant Republicans, right? Too Right.
"KRISTOL'S PLAN FOR KOREA"
"Plan"? More like a nightmare.
' In light of North Korea's recent nuclear and missile tests, international leaders are pondering how best to proceed, weighing a series of unsatisfying options. On Fox News yesterday, Bill Kristol presented the same idea he always presents when faced with a national security challenge. Kristol explained, "I don't rule out the possibility of us deciding -- and I think it might be wise for us to decide -- to knock out a few. They're apparently rolling a long-term missile to a base to test another one, long-range missile to test another one. You know, it might be worth doing some targeted air strikes to show the North Koreans, instead of always talking about, 'Gee, there could be consequences,' to show that they can't simply keep going down this path." '
THE BOSTON GLOBE
"North Korean guns, clear and present danger to South"
Here's why the "plan" won't work. It's called "reality," Bill. Get to know it.
' The capital Seoul, only 60 km (37 miles) south of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953, has long been within range of one of the world's most powerful artillery batteries. South Korea's Defense Ministry said the North had amassed more than 13,000 pieces of artillery and multiple rocket launchers, much of it aimed at Seoul. Jane's International Defense Review estimates that if North Korea launched an all-out barrage, it could achieve an initial fire rate of 300,000 to 500,000 shells per hour into the Seoul area -- home to about half the country's 48.5 million people. The biggest are 170-mm self-propelled artillery guns and 240-mm multiple rocket launchers. It also has hundreds of Scud missiles that could hit any part of South Korea. '
LA TIMES VIA UCLA
"Seoul's Vulnerability Is Key to War Scenarios"
Why we DON'T fight.
' Seoul's location so close to the potential front line is a result of post-World War II partitioning, when U.S. officials picked the 38th parallel to divide the peninsula in half while barely keeping Seoul out of the communist-controlled sector. In the rapid postwar development of South Korea, nearly half the country's population ended up within a three-minute flight of the DMZ. Estimates of the damage that could be inflicted by a North Korean attack range from bad to apocalyptic. Lee Yang Ho, defense minister during a similar nuclear crisis in 1994, said one computer simulation conducted during his term projected 1 million dead, including thousands of Americans. The arsenal includes 13,000 artillery pieces, along with rockets, multiple-rocket launchers and more than 650 ballistic missiles. Warheads on the missiles can be armed with nerve gas and blistering and choking agents. The North Koreans continue to develop biological weapons such as anthrax, plague, cholera and even smallpox, according to U.S. intelligence. "I don't think North Korea would attack first, but if they were backed into a corner, they could do anything," said a former lieutenant in the North Korean army who defected to the South. Another problem to be considered before any U.S. airstrikes: It would be difficult to take out North Korean artillery, which is well protected in the mountains along the DMZ. '
"North Korea's Kim moves to anoint youngest son as heir"
Out with the old Kim, in with the new?
' North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has signaled the anointment of his youngest son as heir to the ruling family dynasty, South Korean media said on Tuesday as the rival Koreas built up their forces along a disputed sea border. North Korea, whose military posturing after last week's nuclear test prompted U.S. and South Korean forces to raise the alert level, is readying mid-range missiles for test launches, the South's Yonhap news agency reported a lawmaker as saying after a defense briefing. But in Washington, a senior U.S. official said North Korea would probably ease tensions now that the succession issue appeared to have been settled and said Pyongyang would likely return to six-party talks. Analysts believe that Kim Jong-il, whose power base stems from his support for the military, may be using the growing tension to give him greater leverage over power elites at home to nominate his own successor. It has raised alarm in the region over how far Kim, 67 and thought to have suffered a stroke last year, may be prepared to take his latest military grandstanding. North Korea has asked the country's main bodies and its overseas missions to pledge loyalty to Kim's youngest son Kim Jong-un, various South Korean media outlets quoted informed sources as saying. '
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
"Kim Jong Un: North Korea's next leader?"
There's a new Kim in town.
' South Korean intelligence sources are spreading the word that North Korea's ailing leader, Kim Jong Il, has settled on his third son, 26-year-old Kim Jong Un, as his successor. Kim Jong Il seems to be moving quickly to pick a successor as questions swirl about how much time he has left to rule the country, while recovering from a stroke that he reportedly suffered last August and struggling with other illness. North Korea is giving no hints about succession, but the rapid-fire moves to show off the North's military strength, notably the underground test of a nuclear device on May 25, are believed to be timed to demonstrate Kim Jong Il's power despite his physical weakness. North Korea this week is reported to be moving a long-range missile to a site on the west coast for a test similar to the one conducted from the east coast on April 25. "The background to the nuclear and missile thing is, you have a dying monarch who doesn't have an established successor," says Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. He adds, "you'd think he would want all his succession ducks lined up in a row." '.
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