Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th From North Korea

North Korea fired off 7 missiles today in order to send a message to the United States.  And we thought Iran was an issue?  The truth is that North Korea probably isn't anywhere close to being able to hit the U.S. mainland with their missiles, but Hawaii...okay, that could be another story.
The reason I bring this up is because nobody knows really, truly, what goes on in the secretive regime.  Regime change is so far from the minds of the North Korean people that the U.S.  is in a very difficult position. An egomaniac, like Kim Jong, can turn on a dime, to quote a very famous cliche.  One day, he might want to keep the regime going.  The next day he might just rush into Seoul and take down the South Koreans.
Either way, the U.S. is in a pickle in regards to this.  Who's to blame?  Two countries.  Ourselves, of course, and the South Koreans who have taken their cue from traditional American capitalism without trying first to instill a bit of their past culture.  By doing so, North and South Korea are literally two separate countries that are increasingly becoming more and more separate.  There's nothign between the two countries that look the same, no ties that bind so to speak.
Shame on South Korea for doing that.  And, shame on the U.S. for wiping the asses of the South Koreans for so long.  Am I too harsh?  Maybe.  But when a serious threat like North Korea continues to give my nation the "finger" in the form of ballistic missiles, I begin to worry.  These are my friends, my family, my wife and child that could be in danger.
So, step it up U.S. and get the South Koreans to take charge of their issue.  Get China even more invovled and hand over the DMZ.  This ridiculous hand holding has been going on long enough.  Most Americans are just plain sick of it.
Our "friends" the South Koreans have been taking advantage of our good graces for way, way too long. 
Happy 4th.

1 comment:

  1. Nice commentary. I didn't know you were married. Belated congratulations.