Headlines over at Drudge at the moment.
PAPER: Fears NKorea could trigger nuclear strike next WEDNESDAY...
Loads missiles onto launchers...
Castro urges calm...
ALL embassies told to evacuate staff from Pyongyang...
GLOBAL COOLING: WASHINGTON LOWERS RHETORIC...
China ‘losing patience’...
and this very interesting headline...
Russian Bomber Roulette
Russian strategic bomber conducts practice strikes on U.S. missile defenses in Asia
A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscows goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks.
According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles at an Aegis ship deployed near Japan as part of U.S. missile defenses.
A second mock attack was conducted Feb. 27 against a ground-based missile defense site in Japan that officials did not identify further.
The Pentagon operates an X-band missile defense radar on the northern tip of Japan that is designed to monitor North Korean missile launches and transmit the data to missile-firing ships.
The bomber targeting comes as Russia is building up forces in the Pacific by modernizing submarines and building a spy ship specifically for intelligence-gathering against U.S. missile defenses.
Officials said it was not clear why the Russians conducted the practice strikes. However, the simulations may indicate Moscow has targeted its offensive ballistic missiles on Japan or U.S. military bases in the region.
US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 “Doomsday” Planes Near North Korea
It is a shame the Cold War ended and we still have an enemy in Russia.
Indeed it isn’t so much the threat as it is the headlines.
Can one discern an appropriate level of concern when we have the 0-team running things? Consider how we “handled” the father for decades without such escalations.
We know less about what the son is doing than we knew about Saddam Hussein. Does it not seem odd all these actions against a rogue nation and we know less about their abiity than when we invaded Iraq because of WMDs?
I always keep in mind the democrats have been itching to require a for the last decade. Most recently Rangel introduced this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2989448/posts
What so many peopel fretted about was the women clause, but again I will point out this is the same bill introduced about 4 years ago(?) that requires not only women register. It is the same “Universal Service” bill. 0bama needs his military socialist complex and they will need a draft of both military and civilians to do this.
This escalation with NK feels wrong and the CIC is just as naively dangerous as Kimmie Kid overthere.
I am feeling like all this escalation is an 0bama strategic blunder.