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Friday, October 06, 2006

North Korea Meets Fantasy Island

Captain's Quarters and Hot Air have an interesting tidbit this morning. Kim Myong Chol is described as Kim Jong-Il's "unofficial spokesman" and he has penned a piece regarding what Kim Jong-Il thinks of America. In short (no pun intended for their glorious leader), he wants to bring war to American soil.

The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea announced on October 3 that the DPRK planned to conduct a nuclear test. The Foreign Ministry stated that the planned nuclear test was in response to the grave situation created by the US, where "the supreme national security interests of the DPRK are at stake with the Korean nation standing at the crossroads of life and death".

The nuclear test, once conducted, will have far-reaching implications for the Koreas and the rest of the world. It carries five messages.

The first message is that Kim Jong-il is the greatest of the peerless national heroes Korea has ever produced. Kim is unique in that he is the first to equip Korea with sufficient military capability to take the war all the way to the continental US. Under his leadership the DPRK has become a nuclear-weapons state with intercontinental means of delivery. Kim is certainly in the process of achieving the long-elusive goal of neutralizing the American intervention in Korean affairs and bringing together North and South Korea under the umbrella of a confederated state.

Unlike all the previous wars Korea fought, a next war will be better called the American War or the DPRK-US War because the main theater will be the continental US, with major cities transformed into towering infernos. The DPRK is now the fourth-most powerful nuclear weapons state just after the US, Russia, and China.

Is North Korea sure about that because I was pretty sure that in the general region over there Pakistan and India were the two big nuclear superpowers if you exclude China and Russia. North Korea is still small potatoes. Heck their missile launches back a couple months ago show they still have a long way to go. But Mr. Choldoes pen a fine propaganda piece.

The whole idea of wanting to strike the US is great, but we've known that Kim Jong-Il has wanted to nuke us for years. That's why he duped Madeline Alrbight over the fuel deal back in '94. That's why every time something big comes up in the world (like the tsunami or Hurricane Katrian) the sawed-off little runt's got to trot himself out and scream tot he world "I'M STILL HERE." Yeah Kim, we know.

I'm not saying we should ignore the little runt. Far from it; we should be paying attention to him. But it should only be in the six member talks if we're going to talk. If we're not, then we'll keep an eye on him. and if he crosses the line that Mr. Chol is predicting--that Kim Jong-Il wants to turn our cities into "towering infernos" let him try. I doubt they'll get too far. When you starve your people, it's kind of hard for them to lift up that rocket and give it a good heave-ho.

And then, of course, there's the missile defense system his missiles would have to get through. In addition, the fighter groups stationed int he region could very well drop a couple of big bombs on Pyongyang. If the goal of the North Koreans is to create a problem in the region with the nuclear weapons, problems that they think would force us to retreat fromt he region, then they're sorely mistaken. We're not going to abandon Japan or Taiwan. I believe Pyonyang believes that if they have the weapons, they could force the US to back down in regard to Taiwan, making the tiny island nation easy pickings for it's Chinese masters.

But the US won't back down. They've stood fervently on the side of Taiwan, and should North Korea go full nuclear, nothing could stop the US from allowing Taiwan to go independent. That's a mitigating factor I'm not sure China has picked up on. In addition to that, there are still talks going on in Japan about amending their constitution so they can re-militarize. China isn't going to have run of the region is they tripping over Japanese warships patrolling the area. Furthermoreif things do escalate to that point, nothing says that the United States wouldn't allow Japan to have nuclear weapons, as well. And if North Korea thinks that such a prospect is laughable, then go ahead and laugh while China wets it's collective pants.

This guys ha s nutty rant where he's pushing all the crazy talking points of Kim Jong-Il, and based on what I read of it, this guy doesn't understand US strategy in the region. That strategy focuses on our continuing protection of Japan and Taiwan. We're still keeping an eye on South Korea, and we still have troops there. If North Korea starts a war, it's likely to be one they'll lose against us. We're not going anywhere, and we're going to keep a close eye on the little dictator "who could."

Sabrina McKinney


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