14 Minutes from Pacific Chaos

The report is that missiles would take 14 minutes to go from North Korea to Guam. Well, hello, but how long has that 14-minute potential been possible? I don’t know.

Is the real problem the 14-minutes from chaos or that it is possible at all? I know that is provocative, but those are the quandaries — it is possible and why?

What we can know is that, according to everything N. Korea officials have said, their nuclear program is non-negotiable and not on the table. And that their nuclear status is written into their constitution, leaving little to negotiate. Some of that sounds familiar.

However, the responses I hear from media are astounding. At this point, I don’t know which is more inflammatory, media statements or Kim Jong Un’s? Both damaging.

So it is really disingenuous when you hear how media reacts to N. Korea threats.

The Left has made the philosophical choice that they are willing to live with a nuclear North Korea, just never said so. In other words, they played like they were opposing it in some real way, while already resigned to it.

Where Kim says their nuclear program was not on the table, libs adopted basically the same position. The left accepted N Korea as a nuclear power. The gig is up, let’s admit it. But the left can never be completely honest about its stands. They pretend otherwise.

Democrats say that all this is why we need to use diplomacy, have to negotiate, and need to carefully measure our words. Why are any of those justified? Because they say so. It is part of their long pattern of looking at the problem in denial.

The Hill reports:

You can call [nuclear escalation] a failure. I accept that characterization over the last two decades,” Rice said in an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. “But we are where we are. And now we need to decide how to proceed.

Now that we’re here and all…

“When the president of the United States makes statements that could be mistaken for Kim Jong Un’s, it runs a risk of a threat,” Rice said. “We have to be careful. The rhetoric and hot language is itself a challenge. On the Korean side, the North Korean side, we run the risk that they miscalculate the message from the U.S. incorrectly and act.

Oh, our messaging is the greater issue.

“What I worry about is this discussion and preparation potentially for what the administration called preventive war or pre-emptive war, Rice said.

“Decide how to proceed?” Kim Jong Un and N Korea officials have said their right to nuclear weapons is not open to negotiations. Libs say ‘let’s negotiate with them.’ Negotiate what, a 14-minute timeline? Is this negotiating with yourself? We needed to decide how to proceed after Benghazi and you were ever so helpful — plus the media help, too.

Media, as an arm of the left, is a problem in itself. MSM searches for every opportunity to be outraged by Trump’s words. It’s a game to find some small thing in a remark to feign outrage. Always count on the left to lose sight of real enemies and victims.

Secondarily, liberals run to generously offer advice, requiring us to forget their record. The left has been enabling the Kim dynasty for years. Can anyone take their advice seriously? Of course not. Then they say Trump is too bombastic, and that his rhetoric is no different than Kims. Wow, a terrible comparison. But remember they’ve already compared Trump to every dictator, from Hitler to Mussolini to Venezuela; they see no difference.

Now when faced with a contrast between Kim and Trump, they cannot admit it. Yet they don’t seem to have any idea how propaganda works, or how real dictators function.

Even Clinton Def Sec, William Cohen, Republican: “We have a situation where we have two school yard bullies … saying ‘I’ve got a bigger gun'”

All things not being equal. If these dictators were as bad as they admit, why would they want to play up the comparison? Don’t they know the harm of their words? What about diminishing dictators? Sure they claim to be outraged by Trump’s language, but never make much fuss about Kim’s rhetoric. They are concerned with Trump’s threats not Kim’s. And he uses their critique.

A headline comes out in Guam that it would take only 14 minutes for a missile to get there. The left is outraged by another line in the article. A government warning on rules in a nuclear attack: “don’t look at the flash.” (should they have edited it out?) Alarmists ramp up “concerns” about a nuclear attack but then media attacks Trump’s words. The left really has an intelligence deficit — or challenged in using it.

One media analyst said the warning “not to look at the flash” is very scary language. Reality is scary, truth is not comforting. So even publishing a guideline for an attack is offensive to the left. Sorry, these are consequences of nuclear weapons. They call such language apocalyptic. But these are nuclear weapons. Are we to pretend neither exists, the weapons or consequences?

We are faced with another dilemma. Kim needs more time to develop his capabilities, we don’t want to allow him time. Is allowing him time enabling him? According to military experts, ‘time and distance’ have always been the two critical factors in a war with Korea. The distance being the proximity of Seol and other places, and the response time.

Once again, the element of time.(and ‘distance’- relative to capability) By doing nothing, we have willingly provided him time to develop his plans. A game N. Korea played for decades. Until we have done anything to limit or stop him, he will continue on his path. Finally, we do have more sanctions but even that does not stop him.

It’s odd how media are more concerned about Trump than N. Korea. As much as they don’t like Trump or his words that doesn’t make him wrong. In fact, he is right. That further infuriates them. Trump cannot be right. That would alter physics or knock earth off its axis. They would rather believe Kim and let criticism feed Kim’s propaganda.

So N. Kprea is a glimpse of insight into how the left would react to a threat or an attack. It shows that with the left their first consideration is politics. Even our national security is subordinate to their politics. That’s the problem. The left keeps saying “this is not some reality show,” this is reality. But the left does not treat it as reality. They marginalize a monster like Kim Jong Un in favor of their political agenda.(what got us here) The left is too dumb to notice Korea using their words as propaganda. Politics is paramount over all, while 14 minutes becomes just a calculated political trade-off.

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All it takes is one situation

I have a little message for the Obama-sized Democrats, and their network of swampcrats, about their concerns on the Kim Jong Un – N Korea debacle. Just shut the hell up.

At least temporarily. Sigh.

Or in terms on their level: keep pulling your wagonload of marbles down the street, we aren’t interested in your colorful wares.

What incredible hubris. (but we already knew that)

Their whole calculus is such giant bullshit you can’t even spot the ground anymore.

Otto’s prescient statement

At his graduation in 213, years before what would be a life sentence in N Korea, Otto Warmbier delivered this almost prophetic remark in the text of his speech.

I wish there was a way to know that you were in the “good old days” before you actually left them.” – quoting a TV series “Office” character, Bernard –Otto Warmbier

 
 

But there is no doubt we were not in “the good old days” for the last 8 years, We even knew it at the time. It was not nostalgia. There can be no glamorizing or revising it now.

It was not the best of times. Indeed, it was the worst of times. Not just for Otto Warmbier, but for hundreds of millions of people. In retrospect, Otto is a martyr of America now. RIP

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Kim Jong Un has issues with aggressive “words”

Allow me to paraphrase Kim in proper English vernacular

Those “aggressive words” are causing the trouble. Those voices and words in my ears infuriate me and cause me to kill my own people, build nuclear weapons, send missiles at neighbors for any occasion, threaten the entire region, then test my weapons.

Hell, I even offed my own uncle, and had my stepbrother murdered in a foreign country. I must do these things because of the vicious voices.

Those words and voices are causing me to do all sorts of things like threaten preemptive strikes, invade neighbors, and threaten to use nuclear weapons against the US. Those voices are causing trouble. And the president of the US should stop his aggressive tweets – causing all this trouble.

I, however, am over here peacefully minding my own business building my nuclear bombs and arsenal, testing them; and along come these vicious voices annoying and distracting my legitimate, peaceful operation here.

I’m ready to preemptively bomb those distractors of my agenda.

Well that is a liberal paraphrase of Kim Jong Last-Un’s words. So I slightly embellished on his threats…which is really hard to do.

But then in Kim Jong the last’s view, he is bloody well right.

New message from the dark side

As if the world stage is not crowded enough with problems, another familiar provocateur pokes his head out This time N. Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

North Korea’s take on new US movie: ‘Act of war’

Jun 25th 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an “act of war.”

If the U.S. government doesn’t block the movie’s release, it will face “stern” and “merciless” retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in state media Wednesday.

He didn’t mention the movie by name but was clearly referring to “The Interview,” which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as a producer and talk-show host who land an exclusive interview with the North Korean dictator and are then asked by the CIA to assassinate him.

The “reckless U.S. provocative insanity” of mobilizing a “gangster filmmaker” to challenge the North’s leadership is triggering “a gust of hatred and rage” among North Korean people and soldiers, the spokesman said, in typically heated propaganda language.

The film’s release would be considered an “act of war that we will never tolerate,” he said.

With no independent press of its own, North Korea often holds foreign governments responsible for the content of their media. Pyongyang regularly warns Seoul to prevent its conservative press from mocking or criticizing its leadership, something banned within authoritarian North Korea, where the Kim family is revered.

Trailers have been released for the movie, which is set to hit U.S. theaters in October.

 

When children become tyrants. He sees everything as state controlled or authorized. I don’t know if I’m more concerned by him or the US reactions to his rhetoric.

This is the administration that blew up the youtube video into an act of terrorism. So I wonder what the affects of this complaint will be, some sort of apology?

What he hasn’t said is anything about the 3 Americans North Korea is holding.

“Japanese news agency Kyodo, citing diplomatic sources, said an American was detained in mid-May as he was about to leave the country, for leaving a Bible in his hotel room.” – Guardian

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Rodman makes the grade

Rodman forges his way:

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae in an interview with CNN.
A day after the former basketball star sang “Happy Birthday” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and led a squad of former NBA players in a friendly game, Rodman issued the apology through publicist Jules Feiler in an email message to The Associated Press.
“I want to apologize,” Rodman said. “I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It’s not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It’s not an excuse, it’s just the truth.
“I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae’s family. I want to apologize to my teammates and my management team. I also want to apologize to Chris Cuomo. I embarrassed a lot of people. I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements. I’m truly sorry.”  – ( more)

Congratulations, Dennis Rodman, you are now a full card-carrying progressive. You made an ass out yourself and insulted your own country groveling to a ruthless dictator, then apologized via a publicist. Take a bow. It will make you a star some places, but excuse the rest of us for being sickened by your actions… not that you care, I know.

Maybe you and Hanoi Jane can make a duel apology tour, and raise some cashola for the next progressive candidate? Yes, you earned it all the way. Like your fellow comrades, you are beyond rehabilitation. I know that many progressives will point to your apology while lecturing us on “forgiveness” — another thing only progressives are entitled to.

Thanks for confirming the suspicion: if it walks and talks like another illustrious progressive mouthpiece that doesn’t know its head from its ass, it probably is. You’re in good company. As a result, you’re entitled to make statements or grand intros at special events, and defense from fellow travelers. The nickname “The Worm” is even more fitting now.

You might have a future in progressive politics. Just allow the rest of us to barf.

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