Monday, October 09, 2006

Hurray! Now North Korea has the bomb!

Boy, this War On Terror is great! Remember when they had a War On Drugs, and now you can't buy any drugs anywhere any more? This is just like that!


Blogger RGM said...

North Korea's actually had the bomb for several years now, today's test is the official coming out, ha ha we told you we had it, party. The best experts on this have been saying for quite some time that the DPRK has had between 3 and 6 atomic boms, or at least enough fissile material for it.

Monday, October 09, 2006 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

But that's not witty.

Well, no, the "coming out party" bit is pretty good...

But seriously - couldn't they have bombed those nuclear sites? (This is a real question - ie. would that explode the nukes, or destroy them?) Anyway, it's a sign we've massively screwed up on the file. :(

Monday, October 09, 2006 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger SouthernOntarioan said...

The problem is like what i pointed out on my blog.

If the US decided to take out the nuclear sites it might have been able to get most of them. But what if you miss one? Only one? Say good bye to Tokyo, home of 36 million people. Or Osaka, home of 18 million people, or Soeul, home of 16 million people, etc...

If you miss one drug dealer, its not the end of 10 million lives.

Monday, October 09, 2006 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Ugh, I guess you're right, but still - come on, we're the most powerful force ever known (the West), and we can't stop an insane tyrant from going nuclear?

What's wrong with this picture?!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger RGM said...

That's what happens when every file that is outside Iraq gets put on the backburner. Every time the DPRK has done something that was hitherto in the "unacceptable" realm, nothing has happened, ergo making their behaviour "acceptable." Containment is dead. Deterrence is dead. Why? Because there's been no credibility or capability to stop Kim and enforce the two overarching strategic doctrines of the past 50 years. Of course, containment has never been about preventing tyrants from developing nuclear weapons, only from using them against neighbours. All the same, the supposed "international community" consensus was that North Korea should not have an atomic bomb; it clearly does.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

Richard, that ought to be a whole entire post on your blog - well said. I roll my eyes in disgust at each "condemnation" from around the globe -- clearly, it's perfectly fine with each nation that NK has nukes -- everyone has sat on their asses and done nothing about it til now.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:38:00 AM  
Blogger C. LaRoche said...

Well, guys, unfortunately there's not a lot we can do. Containment doesn't work with NK. It is contained by its own doing.

Also, the DPRK has enough reprocessed uranium for up to 20 1-12 kiloton devices at present. We've never known until now, however, if they've actually been able to construct a warhead. We've known they had the means, the material, and the plans, however.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:48:00 AM  

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