There is one aspect of the North Korea talks that needs to be brought up. While the US congress is asking for consultation on any deal President Trump makes the real question is going to be on the North Korean side. One of the problems with running a death camp the size of a small … Continue reading On North Korea Watch the Generals & the Chinese
Donald Trump is about to enter into completely unknown and unexpected waters this week. Unknown because we really haven't seen this kind of an initiative by a US president on the Korean Peninsula since, well ever. Unexpected because even if you were one of the few people who three years ago concluded that the figure … Continue reading The Expectations Game or Lack Thereof at the Trump/Kim Summit
The big news story of yesterday was President Trump surprising everyone by reacting to Kim's threats to cancel the Singapore summit between the North Koreans and the US by beating him to the punch. "Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at … Continue reading Sure I’ll Give you Back that Summit Kim…for the USS Pueblo
I am completely confused by the headlines. First, any North Korea article is being buried by small news, like a woman smiling in her mug shot after a DUI-induced murder. I mean, yes, it's a sad story, but hardly historic. So when I do search for North Korea, I get this: North Korea receives a … Continue reading What concession?
Michael Corleone: C'mon Frankie... my father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth. Frank Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never *trusted* Hyman Roth! The Godfather part 2 1974 Trust but verity Ronald Reagan We are now seeing what happens when the US refuses to … Continue reading Peace on the Korean Peninsula? The MSM’s War on Trump Hardest Hit
by baldilocks When potential World War Three (or Four) antagonists collide: The Center for Strategic and International Studies Friday released a report calling on officials to urgently pay attention to threats against US space systems and ground stations. The report, Space Assessment 2018, reviews open-source information on the counterspace activities of other countries, especially China, Russia, … Continue reading Space Jam
The State Sponsor of Terror List needs more teeth. In its current form, the list only leverages three elements of national power (diplomatic, informational, and economic). It is time to discuss changing this reality by adding the fourth and final element of national power. On November 2nd the State Department failed to meet a congressional … Continue reading Deterring State Sponsored Terrorism
by baldilocks Gaddafi and Hussein are dead. It’s said that North Korea's Kim Jong Un doesn’t want to give up his nukes because of what happened to Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. After the US invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deposition and execution of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi gave up his country’s nukes, only to be abandoned … Continue reading Tangled Web of Dictators With Nukes
For the last two weeks the media's meme on the North Korean issue was a story of spectacle. We had the spectacle of North Korea making belligerent threats against the United States and specifically targeting the US territory of Guam and the spectacle of the media going after the Trump administration on North Korea and … Continue reading Trump vs North Korea & China: The Strong Horse Rides Again!
I spent the last two weeks in the process of moving, and, while that was stressful and tiring, I was blissfully away from the news cycle. Nothing like spending the entire day chipping away at the myriad tasks that come from A Big Move to bring you down to earth - along with a lot … Continue reading Of movers and dragons
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 … Continue reading The Missiles of Big, Little, and Littler Kim
I'm in Kansas City this week on a vacation that's a side effect of my wife's serious operation back in Feb. As she couldn't go on the trip with her sister as planned and had to use up our voucher miles before Sept or lose them she suggested finding somewhere that the RedSox were playing … Continue reading 10 Thoughts Under My Fedora DaTechGuy in KC, #ga06, Warmbier, Osborne and Two Masters
All I could do is shake my head when I saw this: A US citizen working as a university lecturer has been detained by authorities in North Korea – becoming the third American to be held in the country. Korean-American Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, taught at Pyongyang University of Science Technology (PUST) … Continue reading I’m Sorry But Traveling to North Korea has Darwin Award Written all over it
I think both our media and the North Koreans are making themselves out as a bigger danger than they actually are But beyond that I think that the over the top threats that the norks make are simply that, made for public consumption at home and to intimidate the fearful abroad. You see in the … Continue reading Why North Korea Doesn’t worry me in the least
EC-121, similar to the one shot down by North Korea. Image courtesy of stationhypo.com So how about that North Korean aggression? No, I'm not talking about nuclear tests or sinking South Korean vessels. Let's talk about the long history North Korea has of aggression. On this day in 1969, North Korea sent two fighters into … Continue reading So how about that North Korean aggression
by baldilocks Was Bush right? It depends, of course, on what the topic is. Zero Hedge points to Statista and YouGov polls containing the following information: Americans have consistently identified ISIS as the biggest threat to their nation across multiple polls. Traditional foes, such as the countries making up George W. Bush's infamous "Axis Of Evil", have … Continue reading Who are Our Real Enemies?
By John Ruberry This year could end up being the most tumultuous year since 1968. During that year there was of course a heated presidential election, the Democrats nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who represented the status quo, one that was not especially popular. The Republicans chose a former vice president, Richard Nixon, whose critics … Continue reading 1968 returns
Michael Corleone: Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally. The Godfather Part II 1974 The North Koreans are once again making threats, holding wargames and firing missiles into … Continue reading Ignore Those Norky Gits
They just signed a two trade and scientific-technical development protocols. No, the Cuban communists and the North Korean are not in the States Sponsors of Terrorism list. Yes, they have been caught playing footsie with 240 metric tons' worth of Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets hidden under sacks of sugar at least once (maybe attempting a … Continue reading Did you hear about Cuba and North Korea?
[Spoilers ahead. Proceed accordingly.] It was Christmas Day, the gifts were opened, brunch was done, and I have watched The Princess Bride and A Christmas Story enough times I can lip-synch them, but I felt like watching something. Of course, I had to watch The Interview. Mind you, for as long as I can remember, … Continue reading The Interview. Yes, The Interview