Monday, April 26, 2010

I Can Haz Sum More Warz Now?

I thought of the photo of that funny cat when I read this on a link yesterday:
"A North Korean torpedo attack was the most likely cause for the sinking of a South Korean warship last month, according to a U.S. military official.

The United States believes the ship was sunk by the blast of an underwater explosion, but that the explosive device itself did not come in contact with the hull of the South Korean ship, the official said. This is the same conclusion expressed by South Korean military officials.

The U.S. Navy has an investigative team assisting the South Koreans.

The U.S. official declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter and due to the fact neither South Korea or the United States has publicly discussed any potential response."
(CNN, emphasis added). It seems to me that this will test the MOMCOM world nanny foreign policy.

We have had a large military presence in South Korea for half a century now, so have we trained them to fiend for themselves, or do they need another half century?

Some would say that if we can't "nanny up" in 50 years, forget it, pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq now, because our nanny protocol has gone wanting, like the 26 million or so Americans who have lost jobs, homes, health care, and hope.

The lack of the beating of the tom-toms and rattling of sabres on the MOMCOM news is probably a sign that they have not decided what to do yet?


  1. Its been a while since MOMCOM sounded the North Korea alarm (it really is remarkable that the most powerful nation on earth is constantly finding boogeymen under every bed), so I suppose its about time again. North Korea would seem to be a poor target for MOMCOM this time however, as it would open another war front at a time the military is already spread dangerously thin, and, of course, China's right next door, and they might have a thing or two to say about it, just as they did back in 1950. South Korea's a major trading partner as well, so unless the "Commie hordes" cross the border directly, I'm thinking they'll be willing to forgive and forget.

    All that said, you just never know what the old bitch has up her sleeve anymore, do you? War is such a pleasant distraction from all the rest of the shit going down these days (the leaking well head in the gulf may not be plugged for months if they have to resort to drilling another relief hole).

  2. disaffected,

    I read this article by an ex M16 spy from the UK who indicated the U.S. is paranoid:

    "America’s frenzied, alarmist response is hardly becoming for the most powerful nation on Earth and calls into question a capacity for resilience and national spirit that have been widely manifested in other areas. The lack of any sense of proportion simply serves to enhance the status of a terrorist group which is dispersed, quite small and cannot possibly threaten America’s sovereignty unless Americans connive in their own defeat. With a panicked, politicised response to an event that killed no one, they are doing precisely that. Al-Qaeda is the winner, even though its underpants attack failed."

    (Survival). That had to do with the knee jerk reaction to the "x-mas bomber" kid.

    But an obvious act of war, the sinking of a warship, gets less attention than "Gizmodo and the iPod" ...

    MOMCOM has got to be out of her bitchen mind dude!