Are the North Korean Threats Different This Time?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Tensions between North and South Korea are nothing new. The problem isn’t the continued tension and bluster from the North – it’s the ever eroding sanity of North Korean leaders. Every new leader appears to be more unhinged than the last.

So maybe we should concern ourselves a little less with the lunatics in Iran, at least for the time being, and a bit more about the increased tensions between the two Koreas and the unhinged North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. After all, Iran is only working on developing nuclear weapons, whereas, according to the latest Chinese estimates, North Korea could have 20 warheads today and 40 by 2016, surpassing the estimates of most U.S. experts.

So what put North Korea’s knickers in a twist? Well, actually, as is always the case, North Korea started it. See, free democracies never attack their neighbors. Wars are started by communist or fascist aggression, either through a need to expand their power and influence, or utter paranoia and belief in their own propaganda.

South Korea  “began blasting anti-North Korean propaganda on the border earlier this month, days after landmine explosions wounded two South Korean soldiers along the DMZ, resuming a tactic that both sides had stopped in 2004.” read more

Podcast – North Korea – CPAC & Vlad The Impaler

Today I discuss the North Korean reaction to our annual joint military exercise with their neighbor South Korea – Jeb Bush doesn’t exactly wow them at CPAC and mysteriously, yet another one of Vladimir Putin’s critics are silenced, for good. read more

Kim Goes Hollywood

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Or should I say, Kim goes off on Hollywood.Kim

I remember my children asking me a while back why North Korea has become the go-to enemy on TV, etc. I told them at the time that North Korea was a safe and easy target to use as an international bad guy. Nobody really liked them. Their leader was a bad guy and pretty much unprotected by any politically correct blanket. Up until now, although it hasn’t been confirmed, North Korea did not appear to care about being the villain.

How things have changed. Hollywood has evidently stepped over a red line that the North Korean leader, that pygmy Kim Jong-un drew. I guess he doesn’t see the humor of a fake assassination attempt in a dopey movie. The left should have known better. It’s not like this is “The Assassination of George W. Bush, A Love Story” (available at Amazon.com for about $50, and no I’m not going to link to it) or anything.

All kidding aside though – I guess Hollywood now understands that when the leader of a nation draws a red line, you’d best take it seriously, except if that line is drawn in the sands of Syria. Then it’s just a joke. Get it?

So now that North Korea is off limits, where can Hollywood turn? read more

The New North Korean Threat

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Below are 2 videos of North Korean State-Run Tv. They are, as we have heard for years, quite threatening. It sounds like the same old bluster they used back in the 1990’s to fool the idiots (not hard to do) like former president Jimmy Carter and Madeline Not-All-that-Bright into them giving oil, and other supplies as well as assistance in building reactors. In return North Korea promised to freeze it’s nuclear weapons program. They promised, so we should’ve believed them. I think they did a pinky swear with Carter. About that same time the North Korean leader, Kim Il Sung died and his son, Kim Jong Il became supreme leader. Just as it is now, Kim Jong Il was new and untested and had to make his presence known and flex his leadership muscles. Many in this country and worldwide thought that with the passing of his father, the son Kim Jong Un would be more reasonable and receptive to peace and compromise. Of course, as it is with all tin-pot depots, it is turning out, at least so far, to be the exact opposite. What a shocker! Who would’ve seen that coming?

Despite the rhetoric of the interviewed citizen, one can hardly blame the people of North Korea. They no nothing of the world outside their own country. They have been thoroughly brainwashed for decades.

The problem is, as I see it, with each successive hand-down of power from one Kim to the next, North Korea becomes a little more unstable and the leader becomes lunier. This kid, Kim Jong Un, is most likely certifiable. He is a spoiled child of a ruthless dictator that has never heard the word “No”. He’s probably never lost at anything, due to the fear of death for anyone stupid enough to tell he has lost. Not to mention, he was kept under wraps for most of his life. No one outside North Korea even knew he existed until about a decade ago.

I’m not convinced this guy is just all show and no go. He may be crazy enough to do something. Who is going to tell him he can’t launch a nuke?

Now he is tearing up and invalidating the 1953 Armistice between North and South Korea. That’s nothing new; it’s been done before, just to be reinstated.

But I fear this guy may be different. He may actually roll into South Korea. Then what? What will we do? What will China do, or Russia? Will we be willing to sacrifice 58,000 American troops to protect our ally, South Korea. Think of all the Hyundais and Samsung products that could be lost.

Seriously, what would we do? I frankly don’t have a clue, especially with our current leader who specializes in leading from behind.