COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bombastic Fools

Have you ever seen such bombastic fools as these North Koreans? They're not heard from in two days and then they declare that they consider sanctions "a declaration of war".

They have issued so much fiery rhetoric over the last couple of years that one has to wonder if anyone takes them seriously anymore. In a world which wants to bury its head in the sand anyway, this could be very dangerous.

Of course, the Mullahs, Chavez and others will read from the same script, claiming to a spineless world that they are within their rights to develop "peaceful" nuclear energy and then suddenly announcing that they had for "defensive purposes only," developed the bomb.

15 comments:

  1. What is the response if the NorKs fired 100 152mm smoke rounds, set to detonate 50 ft from the ground over Camp Casey.

    Or Seoul.

    Following a ship boarding

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  2. Talk,talk, talk.

    jaw, jaw, jaw.

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  3. To understand the Dearest Leader is to have raised children. If permitted, at a young age the nicest child will attempt outrageous solutions to avoid unpleasant realities. The most productive long-term response is swift and sure punishment for any transgression and the implementation of an enforced compliance program accompanied by limited rights until greater rights are earned through civilized behavior.

    We should ignore the rhetoric and strictly enforce the sanctions. And keep our powder dry. If they fire they will be fired upon. That's all.

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  4. Doubt the SouKs take the escalation risk.
    The 8th Army is disbanding, in the news just today. The SouKs will have the ball and the call.

    Their man sitting in Kofi's chair at the UN. Their Army on the DMZ, their people living under the gun.

    10 million SouK refugees, heading further south, on day one.

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  5. DR,
    They boarded and took the USS Pueblo when it was in international waters.
    They hacked to death guards on the South Korean side of the DMZ with hatchets
    They have and continue to dig tunnels under the DMZ.
    They have fired missile over Japan.
    They have tested an atomic weapon.
    Reports are that they are ready for another test.
    They starve their own people to maintain an army totally out of proportion to their needs.
    They sell arms to terrorists worldwide.
    At this point, a provocation that you outlined should be met with a nuke over Pyongyang. Enough is enough. Disproportionate? Too fuck'in bad.

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  6. Now that the US is "leaving" Korea, per Mr Rumsfeld's realignment, the decisions are SouKs' to make.

    All the events you mentioned occurred while the US was in Command. Each time we failed to reply in kind. Even on a proportional basis.

    You left out the Minister assassinations the NorKs organized, the kidnappings of Japanese citizens, etc.

    Why would the Allies escalate to a disproportionate respnse, now that the NorKs are nuclear capable?

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  7. Mister Trouble never hangs around
    When he hears this Mighty sound.

    "Here I come to save the day"

    That means that Mighty Mouse is on his way.
    Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
    Mighty Mouse will join the fight.
    On the sea or on the land,
    He gets the situation well in hand.

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  8. Exactly, but instead of
    Mighty Mouse
    we get
    Mickey Mouse

    All the difference in the World.

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  9. The Federals could not tell the difference, they're both meeses, you know.

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