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Bloviating Zeppelin: North Korea Shells South Korean Island

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

North Korea Shells South Korean Island

I know: let's start the Korean War all over again:

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells onto a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one person, setting homes ablaze and triggering an exchange of fire as the South's military went on top alert.

In what appeared to be one of the most serious border incidents since the 1950-53 war, South Korean troops fired back with cannon, the government convened in an underground war room and "multiple" air force jets scrambled.

The firing came after North Korea's disclosure of an apparently operational uranium enrichment programme -- a second potential way of building a nuclear bomb -- which is causing serious alarm for the United States and its allies.

Some 50 shells landed on the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong near the tense Yellow Sea border, damaging dozens of houses and sending plumes of thick smoke into the air, YTN television reported.

One South Korean marine -- part of a contingent based permanently on the frontline island -- was killed and 13 other marines were wounded, the military said. YTN said two civilians were also hurt.

I would posit: who is sitting in the veritable "catbird" seat now, as opposed to the '50s? Why yes, that would be China, who happens to hold a bulk of our debt and told Mr Obama at the G20 summit to "stop spending." And, despite his insistence that we "regain credibility in the eyes of the rest of the world," he refuses to listen. That Mr Obama. The one who will be "concerned" and "monitoring."

Question for my dearest readers: do you think we can fight three wars on three separate fronts? And can we fight China?


As a reminder: what was done when a North Korean torpedo sunk a South Korean ship in March of this year, killing 46? Yes, that's correct, absolutely nothing. Might this be an escalation similar to one we've experienced nine years ago or more?


Blogger TexasFred said...

Obama is, as we speak, having his speech writers and staff compose and load an APOLOGY on TOTUS for him to read to the world…

It’s OUR fault you know… So, the most despicable POTUS in American history will apologize…


Tue Nov 23, 10:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Greybeard said...

I didn't read your Wikipedia link but I'm sure it indicates it:
The Korean War never ended. A truce was never signed. To me it has always been a question of "when", not "if".
Can we fight three wars?
Can we fight the Chinese?

Can I have a few more choices, please? (Will we have ANY choice?)

Tue Nov 23, 10:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

You mean, TF, at the same time that Obama's job approval ratings sink to 39%?

Greybeard: and why we still have 29,000 US troops still present; there was an armistice but no offical or actual peace treaty.

And hey, America is nothing if but all about choices. . .


Tue Nov 23, 11:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

A little more information. Seems the South Koreans are holding maneuvers in the area. Part of the maneuvers involved firing artillery "into the sea" per the South Koreans.

We still haven't signed a trade agreement with South Korea that has been in negotiations for some time.

With POTUS seen as weak and indecisive, who knows what plots and schemes abound?

Tue Nov 23, 11:37:00 AM PST  
Blogger mrchuck said...

We can "default" on our China debt any time we deem to regarding National Defense.
If we go to war with them, all debt payments stop immediately. The Chinese know this and took this into consideration when they bought up all our debt.
China will discipline North Korea for it's actions.

Tue Nov 23, 05:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Edging closer and closer to war.

Wed Nov 24, 04:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

All we do have is a cease-fire: Eisenhower never got us peace.

China saved NoKo and are fine with a neighbor with nuclear weapons. As they are fine with proliferation, then we need to help a few other Nations get nuclear devices: S. Korea, Japan, Taiwan. Really, it will be a big, happy, nuclear neighborhood.

Sat Nov 27, 04:35:00 PM PST  

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