Friday, May 06, 2005

UN Calls Out Crazy Kim

Go ahead Kim! El Baradei is calling you out.

North Korean nuclear test would have disastrous consequences - UN nuclear chief

I know that ole Kim must be terrified. The UN has shown itself to be a feckless organization time after time. With China’s veto, why would anyone think that the UN is going to make any sort of move? At worst, a few sanctions may be on the drawing board. We all know how effective that it.

‘North Korea's testing of an atomic bomb would be "nuclear blackmail" and world leaders should get on the phone to dissuade Pyongyang from going ahead with it, UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said.’

No kidding. And this is new? Crazy Kim is making his once a decade play for concessions from the rest of the world. I’m sure he will succeed, as he always does. I’m willing to wager that someone will be shipping free rice and oil to North Korea once this little 'crisis' is over. How do you sanction a country that is already sanctioned by 95% of the World? Especially with the Chinese involved. If China can’t block sanctions, they will break them.

‘ElBaradei said North Korea needs "to understand that the international community has zero tolerance for any new country to go for a nuclear weapon."’

Yeah, just look how they took it to Pakistan. The image of a blue helmeted invasion of the North is more than laughable.

So how does he intend to enforce that statement? Turn to the US? Right! With the South Koreans actually taking pride in the North’s nuclear program, blaming America for all of the North’s problems and burning US flags in the streets, I think they should handle it. Pull our troops back to Japan, Guam, or Kentucky. Build the anti missile defense. Leave Crazy Kim for the South Koreans, Chinese and Russians to play with.

However, as much as I wish that the above was US policy, it’s not. As Condi stated this week…

"I don't think there should be any doubt about our ability to deter whatever the North Koreans are up to."

Rice warns North Korea on nukes

So whatever happens, we are going to be right in the thick of it.

‘International jitters were heightened on Sunday when North Korea test-fired a short-range missile, although US, South Korean and Japanese officials refused to link the incident to Pyongyang's drive for nuclear arms.’

I still don’t know why the press is making a big deal out of this. So they fired a SCUD or something similar. Actually, I’m not even sure it was a ballistic missile. It’s not the first time and it’s nothing new. Let’s see that nuke test happen. Now that would be an event worth reporting.