Monday, December 13, 2010

North Korea threatens nuclear war with South Korea

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“Despot Magazine” feat. Kim Jong-il
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Despotic Kim Jong-il and his fellow band of loons apparently haven’t had enough time in the limelight yet and are now using their southern neighbor’s military exercises as an excuse to flaunt their nuclear envy:

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North's deadly shelling of a South Korean island.

I dunno about you, but this kind of empty posturing, like a sixth-grade bully threatening to beat up a team of college jocks, is just endlessly amusing to me. There is just no way that even the most hardlined war-monger in the North will actually launch an offensive on the South, much less with actual nuclear weapons. First of all, their enemy is only a few hundred miles to the south at the most, so any nukes launched there would quickly blow right back in their faces. (Hell, just the one accidental meltdown at Chernobyl contaminated most of Europe.) And second, the South is a political and military ally of the United States, who is more than renown for their military prowess. That’s one fight the North would do well to avoid at all costs, lest they desire to be rendered into a series of smoking craters faster than it would take them to say “oops”.

Something about a loony little tyrant waving his dick around in what amounts to Sweeney Todd’s barbershop just cracks me up. Might as well just enjoy their impotent posturing while it lasts.