Skip to comments.KOREA: Spectacular Theatrics Can Only Do So Much
Posted on 04/04/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT by hamboy
The mythical North Korean Ministry of Intimidation is working overtime to come up with new threats each day. The government is using these threats mainly to create tension inside North Korea and more support for new ruler Kim Jong Un. This is essential this time of year because the food shortages are always worst just before new crops are planted. But its also the time of year when it gets warmer and the days are longer. This is a big deal because of the growing electricity shortages.
This sort of drama in North Korea is nothing new but its never been played this hard and long before. This theater always has a happy ending, with the third act featuring an imaginary victory for North Korea but no real change for anyone. It is all theater, backed up by the threat of violence that never becomes real. This time North Korea has got the worlds attention to an extent never seen before. For most of the planet this is all entertainment, but for most North Koreans its their lives, and when all the shouting is done most North Koreans are still cold, hungry, and in the dark without real prospects of much of a future. Spectacular theatrics can only do so much. The really important issue is what North Korean leaders do after the curtain comes down. What happens after the show is over? To actually go to war would be suicidal for the North Korean leadership.
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Kinda sounds like Obamacare?
No more aid of any kind to NK.
The author of the article denies that the DPRK has nuclear weapons. What gives with that? Even Obama acknowledges the Norks have nukes.
The North Korean Military will invade the United States and confiscate all Obama phones!
I personally think Kim is also sending a message to China.
We assume they are friends, and indeed, China prefers an annoying, but very weak Kim on their border, vs. a united Korea that is friendly with the US and Japan - but there is probably a lot of underlying tension between China and N. Korea. We will never see it because communist countries don’t air their dirty laundry in public.
As a side note, sometime in the past few hours North Korea shut down it’s official Flickr gallery. It was there at about noon today, shut down now.
That’s certainly odd, isn’t it?
On might make a distinction between a test detonation and a deliverable weapons package, but I don’t think that’s what he meant. Besides, in the case of the U.S, there was what — a couple weeks between test and delivery?
Well Senator Jim Inhofe from OK told Newsmax that maybe we need to hit them with a pre-emptive strike to get their attention. Unbelievable! We need to back off and let them throw their temper tantrum as usual.
That’s it got haxxor’d by Anonymous.
Well, at least until they suddenly disintegrate and replace the commies with utterly corrupt kleptocrats.
I guess they don't actually replace anyone come to think of it. The commies just drop the pretense and let their inner kleptocrats wave in the sunshine.
It was up for a while after that.
Tell the Norks that if they fire that missile, we will agent orange their farmland. No food, no Norks and much cheaper than nukes.
About that, but the gun-type fission bomb used on Hiroshima was not tested first.
The Nagasaki implosion-type bomb that followed three days later was similar in design to the Trinity test bomb.
Trinity: July 16, 1945
Hiroshima: August 6, 1945
Nagasaki: August 9, 1945
OK, I remember that now. My dad worked at Hanford starting in 1945 and Los Alamos prior to that. Hanford, of course, was involved in production of the Nagasaki plutonium material.
Wouldn't food shortages be worst just before harvest?
Did he tell any Richard Feynman stories?
No, but I have read some of them on my own. Although the family does have a physicist of standing (not me), my father was a machinist.
One of the guys who had to make the damn things work as designed. And they both did work.
My thanks to your father.