Category Archives: Retaliation by North Korea

History stutters when repeating itself. What it tells us is clear only if we pay attention.


Unless we read and understand history we lack sufficient knowledge to avoid repetition of its worst events. Barbara Tuchman Multiple tips of the hat to NEO at Nebraska Energy Observer for calling my attention to this video of which I … Continue reading

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Humanitarian, peace loving North Korea???


It’s sweetness, light and fervent desires for peace and love all the way down. Right. According to a report from The Week First Post, Initial reports suggested Jang Song-thaek, the No.2 man in North Korea, had been shot by a firing … Continue reading

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North Korea Invaded South Korea Today in 1950


The attack surprised South Korean President Syngman Rhee and General Douglas MacArthur, who lived in Tokyo and was busy there presiding over Occupied Japan. Many things are quite different now but in other respects remain similar. I had hoped to write an … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Appeasement, Atomic bomb, Barry Rubin, China, Christians, Commander in Chief, Cult of personality, Cultural differences, Democracy, Department of Defense, Food for North Korea, Freedom, Freedom of religion, Ideology, Islamists, Kim Dynasty, Korea, Korea speculation, Korean Conflict, Mao, Middle East, Military, North Korea, North Korea's nukes, North Korean missiles, Obama, Political class, Political Correctness, Propaganda, Regime change, Religion, Retaliation by North Korea, Stalin, Uncategorized, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Red Lines, Syria and Incompetence


 Well thought out red lines can be drawn, successfully. Ill conceived red lines can easily make a bad situation much worse. An article from Stratfor is republished following my initial comments. My initial comments: Great care needs to be taken … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Chemical weapons, Cultural differences, Democracy, Economics, Foreign aid, History, Ideology, Iran, Islamists, Israel, Japan, Kim Dynasty, Korea, Korean Conflict, Meddling, Middle East, Military, Muslim Brotherhood, North Korea, North Korea's nukes, North Korean missiles, Nuclear weapons, Obama, Peace, Politics, Regime change, Retaliation by North Korea, Sanctions, Stimulus, Stratfor, Syria, U.S. Military, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership


Do we know what’s happening? Probably not. But historical context may help. The following article from Stratfor, republished with permission, provides useful historical context for the current situations in Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China. It spans many centuries. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Atomic bomb, Bertrand Russell, China, Cultural differences, Democracy, Freedom, Government reliance, History, Ideology, Japan, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Korea speculation, North Korea, North Korean missiles, Nuclear weapon test, Obama, Political class, Politics, Propaganda, Retaliation by North Korea, Stratfor, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Happy Birthday, Kim Il-sung


Well, sorta. Maybe it will be his last, but I wouldn’t count on it. Kim Il-sung was born (it is written and may even be true) on April 15, 1912. There are over 500 statues of Kim Il-sung in North … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Atomic bomb, Bill Whittle, Cultural differences, Food for North Korea, History, Iran, Islamic rage, Japan, John Kerry, Kim il-Sung, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Korea speculation, Korean Conflict, Middle East, Military, North Korea, North Korea's nukes, North Korean missiles, Obama, Politics, Retaliation by North Korea, U.S. Military, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

President Obama Will Visit North Korea.


Through his newly appointed press secretary, Dennis Rodman, President Obama today announced that he and Mr. Rodman will visit Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang next week. Their meeting is expected to eliminate all of our petty misunderstandings. This is a guest … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Appeasement, Congress, Cult of personality, Dennis Rodman, Disputes, Dove of peace, Egypt, Empathy, Food for North Korea, Foreign aid, Humor, Iran, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Libruls, Middle East, Nonsense, North Korea, North Korea's nukes, Obama, Peace and Love, President Obama, Retaliation by North Korea, Satire, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?


Probably very little, beyond the differences. The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to … Continue reading

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China, Iran and North Korea — a radioactive stew


It’s being prepared for our dinner. Should we eat it? How would it affect us and What should be done instead? Relations between China and North Korea seem, cosmetically, to be getting chillier. China joined the unanimous U.N. Security Council … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Appeasement, Atomic bomb, Chamberlain, Chavez, Climate change, Conservatives, Cuban, Education, Food for North Korea, Government reliance, Ideology, Illegal immigration, Iran, Kim Jong-un, Korea, Korea speculation, Military, Missile launch, North Korea, Nuclear weapon test, Nuclear weapons, Obama, Politics, Propaganda, Retaliation by North Korea, Sanctions, U.S. Military, United States, Venezuela | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Having Tested One Nuclear Device this Month, What Might North Korea Do for an Encore?


More tests, probably, in partnership with Iran. Meanwhile, the U.S. and her allies want to limit North Korea’s access to gold while increasing Iran’s access, making them even happier sellers and buyers. On January 30th, I posted an article on … Continue reading

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