The Missiles of Big, Little, and Littler Kim

Readability

The Missiles of Big, Little, and Littler Kim

[cap­tion id=“attachment_51398” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”] I still miss the great Cox and Forkum.[/caption]

by baldilocks

Some­times it’s nec­es­sary to remind peo­ple of how long I’ve been pay­ing atten­tion to politics/​world events and that said events do not just occur out of the blue.

The fol­low­ing is from thir­teen years ago, edited and altered because my com­men­tary was orig­i­nally directed at then-​presidential can­di­date John Kerry, because some links are dead, and because some infor­ma­tion needed links..

This week­end, it was reported that North Korea det­o­nated *some­thing* near the its bor­der with China last week that allegedly pro­duced a smoke plume in the shape of your basic mushroom. (

(…)

Two Demo­c­rat pres­i­dents [Carter and Clin­ton] tried to appease the North Kore­ans in 1994 by brib­ing them into halt­ing their nuclear aspi­ra­tions. Well, the money got trans­ferred and spent, the oil got used, the food got eaten — pre­sum­ably by very few aver­age North Kore­ans – but the ces­sa­tion didn’t hap­pen. The North Korean gov­ern­ment may not be too up on feed­ing its “con­stituents” or devel­op­ing its econ­omy, but they cer­tainly know a cou­ple of marks when they see them.

These are the results of nego­ti­at­ing with a basket-​case states with nuclear capa­bil­ity; ter­ror­ists, by another other name. As is so with Islamist ter­ror, Pres­i­dent Bush must also clean up after the botched poli­cies offered in this area by lead­ers of the Demo­c­rat Party.

We see that For­mer Pres­i­dent Obama’s gift to the mul­lahs of Iran had prece­dent. Just a coin­ci­dence, I’m sure.

This past week, North Korea launched yet another ‘inter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic’ mis­sile that landed in the Sea of Japan. Again.

I’m won­der­ing how many mis­siles have been launched by Kim Jong Un, his father and his grand­fa­ther before him, since the Carter-​Clinton Agree­ment in 1994.

It’s a safe bet that there will be more.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Journalism!

I still miss the great Cox and Forkum.

by baldilocks

Sometimes it’s necessary to remind people of how long I’ve been paying attention to politics/world events and that said events do not just occur out of the blue.

The following is from thirteen years ago, edited and altered because my commentary was originally directed at then-presidential candidate John Kerry, because some links are dead, and because some information needed links..

This weekend, it was reported that North Korea detonated *something* near the its border with China last week that allegedly produced a smoke plume in the shape of your basic mushroom. (

(…)

Two Democrat presidents [Carter and Clinton] tried to appease the North Koreans in 1994 by bribing them into halting their nuclear aspirations. Well, the money got transferred and spent, the oil got used, the food got eaten—presumably by very few average North Koreans–but the cessation didn’t happen. The North Korean government may not be too up on feeding its “constituents” or developing its economy, but they certainly know a couple of marks when they see them.

These are the results of negotiating with a basket-case states with nuclear capability; terrorists, by another other name. As is so with Islamist terror, President Bush must also clean up after the botched policies offered in this area by leaders of the Democrat Party.

We see that Former President Obama’s gift to the mullahs of Iran had precedent. Just a coincidence, I’m sure.

This past week, North Korea launched yet another ‘intercontinental ballistic’ missile that landed in the Sea of Japan. Again.

I’m wondering how many missiles have been launched by Kim Jong Un, his father and his grandfather before him, since the Carter-Clinton Agreement in 1994.

It’s a safe bet that there will be more.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!