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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Reactionary Response to North Korea

I just caught the tail end of North Korea's response to the recent vote by the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on NK.

Essentially, I understood the NK rep as saying that NK would consider such sanctions as a declaration of war and would take whatever "physical" actions were necessary.

An explosive "FUCK YOU!" spewed forth of its own accord from my mouth.

Am I turning into a Republicant? A conservative? A reactionary? Or just a potty-mouth? (Oh, wait, I was already a potty-mouth.)

No time to ponder such questions, nor to fully explore the UN Security Council vote and NK's response. I am in paper-grading mode this weekend.

Let's hope rational thought returns and I can make a solid, articulate, well-thought out case for my "fuck you" response.

In the meantime - what are YOUR responses?

13 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

i'd like
to second
that emotion

/t.

October 14, 2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

It seems to me that NK could care less what everybody else wants. They're gonna do what they're gonna do, reguardless of what anybody says.

October 14, 2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Fuck you? Nah. Bomb you? Yeah. NOT the citizens of North Korea, of course. Those poor people. I think China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia need to get a plane to fly over that insane dictator's digs and eradicate him.

October 14, 2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

What a profound and apt emotional response.

However, I suspect your concern is that you might be considered as having stooped to their level. After all, they were able to evoke that response.

My guess is that they could care less about what the rest of the world thinks, as long as they think of NK as a player in the world political game. And that may be a concern for us all.

Not all socio-paths are idiots.

October 15, 2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger Crashtest Comic said...

Why is it ok for the US to have the bomb, but no one else???

Remember, the US was the only country ever to drop the Bomb in anger (twice.)

The last time North Korea fought a war was 50 years ago. Since then the US has fought wars in Vietnam, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, Grenada, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Somalia, (just to mention a few.)

If I was North Korea, I'd be arming myself too.

October 15, 2006 6:05 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

CT:
i'm a liberal, not a leftist. and though liberal, i am a pragmatist and not an idealist.

i don't care if it's hypocritical or not - it's not a good idea for NK to have nukes. they will sell (and have) sold that technology to those who would like to do us harm. NK is totalitarian nation with leaders that oppress their people. And yes, there are degrees of oppression - the US ain't perfect and we can cite all kinds of examples of our horrible behavior to our own people, but NK is a whole 'nother cup of tea.

US did not drop the bomb in anger. though i don't like it - when we dropped theA bombs on Japan it was a strategic command decision, not a temper tantrum.

jack - i agree - not all socio-paths are idiots and lil kim is a pretty smart guy.

sigh....

but, at least i can yell "fuck you" at a tv screen instead of dropping bombs. who knows what will happen with this mess. i despair of the world ever being at peace and us wretched humans ever evolving past the need for posturing and violence.

October 15, 2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger Mrs. B said...

The F-bomb is all that I can drop too. Bird, I am on the fence about all this. I even often find myself wondering if they actually tested anything (how cynical of me).

My only comfort is picturing Kim Jong Il as he was depicted in Team America: World Police.

October 15, 2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Peaches said...

Seems like America did start it by calling NK a part of the "axis of evil". Wouldn't you feel threatened?

And I think of all those little starving kids in NK who are lying in orphanages barely being able to lift their heads off the pillows for hunger.

And did the sanctions help in Iraq when they were set in place? No just kids dying from starvation and lack of medical care.

Sure check what is going in and out on the ships, sure tell 'em they are out of order... sure ... but hell if the 'international community' got wrong the 'second' explosion ( it was just an earthquake?!!!!) what did they really explode the first time?
And shall I go on about how many nukes America has( 28000) and about the new 'generation' of nukes now coming into operation? What the hell is the Non proliferation pact for??

October 16, 2006 3:34 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

Peaches! Welcome to the roost!

Hah! What nonproliferation pact?

We (super powers and wannabes) are all running about blithely ignoring it. I suspect we always did (and the US is not alone in that), now it's just more obvious.

i'm much calmer since my f-bomb (nice turn of phrase there Mrs. B), but i am confused nonetheless. don't like the turn of events. all the way around, this just sucks. my, i am so danged articulate.

October 16, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

The F-bomb. If it is good enough for you it is good enough for barbra streisand and julia roberts too. giggle

kim is a little bully who has some paranoid tendancies. we are correct to be more than a little concerned about his behaviors. they are getting to be more than mere posturing.

i do believe he would like to be the linch pin that brins the us it its knees. he will sell his technology to those who would do us ill.

there are those who would say we are bringing it on ourselves. to some extent they are spot on. firmness is one thing and overkill is another.

how do you neutralize a bully? we can look into a mirror when pondering that question.

October 17, 2006 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our governments like us to feel threatened.
It makes us easier to rule.
Makes us miss where the real trouble is.

So a better response would be "fuck me"

October 19, 2006 6:25 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

"course, I'm too late t'have a timely response.
Being a teacher, y'all probably occassionally have a student like me.
ALWAYS late. Sometimes with excuse, sometimes an alibi.
Neither were ever any good.

About the bomb.....
My say ios simple, though a very small voice.....
We destroyed the earth some sixty years ago with the first three bombs, and now, all kinds of nations want'em.
If new ones are up t'destroy the earth, then all of us are gettin' t'where there won't be a safe place to be at all anywhere.

The only "proof" I can produce are the two events of our own time...
#1 When Mt. St. Helens went up....it circled the globe within about twelve(?) days, and the talk then was that it still leaves residual ash in the air.
#2 The two towers did about the same thing....

So, we did Alamos, Hiroshima, and (to prove to the Russians that we could do it again) Nagasaki, followed by some bigger, better (?) hydrogen blasts in the Pacific and countless trests in our own desert

(the soldier deserted his dessert in the desert)

and now we scream bloody murder with the Corean blasts.

Personally, I don't want to see them do any more.
I want them to throw away theirs.
I want us to throw away ours.
I want China, France, Israel, Russia, England, India, Pakistan, and whoever the heck else has 'em to throw 'em away and never use thewm again.

Then, I want ALL the nations of the world to totally and without exception, throw away any and all study, research, scientific proof or theory, enerygy supply or weaponry, any and everything to do with nuclear.

EVERYTHING.

It ain't worth it fer anybody in the long run.

Like this....
Imagine sitting in a room with no doors, no windows, but food and air, only, everyday, somebody brings a cup of poison, say arsenic, and puts it in the room.
Just one cup.

Eventually, there will be no room. Only poison.

Such is the nature of radiation and radioactive waste.




Course, I "want" a lot, eh?

Wonder why?
Some math doesn't take a math "genious" and this should be one of them.

So?
Do I get credit on m'late report?
I have an alibi....

October 19, 2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger native said...

you went to thailand???!!! i am jealous. nice photos...i looked at the others you posted earlier. thanks for sharing.

October 24, 2006 6:52 AM  

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