Posts Tagged ‘Current Affairs’

North Korean Missile Launch

April 15, 2009

I wonder what would have happened if Obama would have issued orders for a targeted strike against the rocket and launch pad that North Korea had set up in the northwest of its country prior to its launching.

Because to be quiet frank here, that whole spectacle made us look like a bunch of pussies.

Here Clinton is waddling around “Stern response stern response” blah blah blah, and when the missle is fired (and failed, ha, but still showed improvement from the North’s last attempted launch of a long-range missile which blew up, I believe, 20 seconds after take-off) …. nothing happens.

Sure an emergency UN Security Council was called into session, but the members failed, due to our loving friends China and Russia, which will be discussed in due time, to issue even a statement of condemnation against the launch.

“Oh, it was to launch a communications satellite into orbit, oh, oooh, c’mon guys. I’m ova hea Chawy!”

Bullshit.

Even if it was launching a satellite – if a rocket can carry it into orbit, then the technology obviously exists for an intercontinental ballistic missile delivery system.

So it was dual test, and no “stern response” was given.

Now, had we hit that piece before it was even launched, just the rocket while it sat on the launch pad, what kind of a message would that have sent to the world regarding America under our new administration?

They’d probably be saying things like, “Well shit, he may be a democrat, but don’t fuck with Obama.”

Let’s be real here, nobody wants North Korea to have nukes, and recent reports suggest they have four warheads (but are lacking the technology needed to compact them and fit them onto a delivery system, ie: a rocket).

I’ve floated a theory for some time, that I am sure many others share, that China could very well orchestrate these little acts of bravado carried out by North Korea just to see our reaction, while they remain on the sidelines, notebooks in hand.

So let’s say we had hit this piece jon, what would’ve happened?

Would the North snap and begin launching it’s medium range rockets, outfitted with conventional explosives, at South Korea and Japan?

Would they make arrangements for another invasion of the South?

What would the world think?

Some would no doubt condemn our actions, but most, even if only in private, would applaud.

And if the North went high-wire (Kim il Jong Long Eeerie Facial Tissue did have a stroke, afterall, which very well could be a contributing factor to pushing him over the edge if we had actually hit the site prior to launch) and began war with her neighbors – but this is assuming that he has absolute power over his country and its military – that would be a perfect opportunity for us to wreck their shit once and for all.

If he began attacking his neighbors in response to our destroying his little baby project icbm … well, I suppose we could unleash a devastating, and horrifyingly intense, bombardment of the country which, I surmise, once confronted with such an onslaught from both land and sea, would completely and utterly collapse into itself in a matter of days…

And then the issue arises: Will China once again step in to defend the North, to keep it as a buffer state and to keep, as Mao so poetically phrased it, “The American imperialists,” from sitting on their border?

But that was a different time.

The Chinese intervention in the Korean War was prompted by fears held by the Chinaman that the real American objective was to take control of North Korea as phase one of a much larger operation, that would involve using it as a jump-off point to tear right into the grissled heart of China herself (and I say grissled because, well shit, they had just come out of quiet a few decades of bloodletting themselves).

They also feared an onslaught of Korean refugees flooding into their lands and mixing blood with the Chinese.

Their disputes go back centuries and centuries; but from what I’ve gathered, the Chinese do not want the Koreans to fuck their women and have halflings running around, no Korean blood in the China blood, and I’m sure the Koreans feel the same way about there being no China blood in the Korean blood.

Things are much different now:

For starters, if China engages us as it did during the Korean War, it very well could turn into a major world war (If McCarther was given clearance to drop atom bombs on China when it first became known that the great Chinese Wave, “like a wheat field rippling in the wind, as far as the eye could see,” was descending upon our forces as they mopped up operations in the North, China would be nowhere near being a viable and potentially [give them another 15 to 20 years or so] devastating military power now).

Economics – China fights us, their economy tanks, as would ours, us being so inter-connected and what not. And given the current global depression taking place right now anyways, I don’t think they would want to get involved in a massive military engagement with the world’s most powerful military.

I don’t think America wants to get into a protracted war with China right now either; given our issues in the Middle East.

Or, for that matter, as an associate of mine pointed out, the United States does not want to go anywhere near the risk of sparking another war…Not right now, not with the economy the way it is; not with our forces already involved in the Mideast and Southern Asian.

But in a situation regarding military action against a frenzied and aggressive response on behalf of North Korea had we destroyed their missile before it launched, our role would be from the sea, and from the sky.

I believe the current force of American troops in South Korea numbers 30,000.

South Korean forces could spearhead north, supported both logistically and militarily (bombardment, targeted strikes, etc.) by the U.S.

Would China object?

They would certainly object at the prospect of millions of half-starved North Koreans flooding across the border into the heart of China. That would just piss them off.

But perhaps China could even help us in such an endeavor; not necessarily by using their military to spearhead from the north (although that would be painfully ironic), but just to beef up their border and keep the skinny hordes of Koreans from coming over.

Again, this goes back to China’s real involvement regarding North Korea.

If the North in fact is a proxy-type entity that China uses not only as a buffer region, but also to test American responses to acts of belligerency, then China would be very much against a toppling of the Northern Regime.

I wonder how much we’ve beefed up the military of the South since the end of the Korean War.

Bottom line here: The North Korean launch made us look like pussies, and I think we should have balled up and risked it by destroying the missile while it sat fueling up on its launchpad.

Hit that shit franky.

juice

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Somali Pirates and Defecation

April 14, 2009

 

And enter U.S. spotlight: Pirates

Alright, I’m not entirely sure of the pirating dynamics, but it seems this recent bout regarding the captured American captain from the Alabama cargo ship was carried out by perhaps a splinter group of the larger, more organized, and more aware pirating entities.

And by aware I mean – not targetting American-flagged ships.

Is the fact that no American shipping has been attacked by pirates for 200 years coincidental, or deliberate?

The spike in piracy activity off the coast of Somalia these past number of years has yet, until now, hit a vessel with an American flag…I would need to know what percentage of all American merchant craft that travel the globe pass through those waters annually in order to frame a better picture of whether their lack of targetting the U.S. is coincidence or deliberate.

As an American, I would like to think it deliberate; these are businessmen, at the core (albeit robbers), and tend to choose shipping from, oh, say the Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, etc. Countries that are weak.

Well, they’ve hit some Frenchies and the Frenchies wrecked their shit; I’m going to be blunt now.

The Frenchies Commando-stormed three times shipping that had been seized by pirates, quiet aggressively in fact (perhaps a subconscious outpouring of their bitterness and humiliation regarding not only their wreckage in World War II, but the reputation they’ve hauled around ever since; probably became embedded in their genetic code, an evolution of the mind, much as what has happened to the Slav Russians when they, too, were destroyed by German military might [and their destruction would have been complete if it weren’t for the initial aid we sent them, Hitler going completely crazy and going against the advice of the very generals who won for him the stunning victories early in the war and, of course, the devastating invasion of France by the United States and allied contingents]).

Alright.

The Frenchies storming shit and not caring; makes sense, they have something to prove.

Going way off track.

Now the pirates got an American; blah blah, read a news websites for the details, three of the pirates received lethal penetrations of high caliber ammunition and got wrecked. The fourth was already on the USS Bainbridge (One of several U.S. warships in the area that reponded) and was held in custody.

NOW: The leaders of the major pirating rackets operating out of the coast of Somalia are no doubt DEFECATING into their pants right now as I write…And you know why?

First:

The USS Boxer sits just off-shore, and this fine amphibious assault ship contains an on-board contingent of 2,000 Marines whose job it is to storm beach-heads in lightning quick assaults on unsuspecting areas – sort of like a quick-response force.

Now while I doubt we’ll actually land troops at these pirate port strongholds, they don’t know that. All they know is they’ve pissed off America and are probably asking themselves what the fuck is going to happen.

What they DO know is they’ve just entered an arena that, until now, we’ve (I will now simply say ‘we’ as in America, because as stated above, I’m an American) largely kept to the sidelines while negotiations between pirates and OTHER nations and ship owners took place. Now it has become personal…Don’t tug on superman’s cape, as one U.S. diplomat told a representative of some Islamic fanatical group based in Lebanon, although I don’t believe it was Hezbollah…

Second:

It appears we’ve conducted a combination of psych-ops and baiting for the Somalis at one of their port-village pirating bastions.

On Saturday afternoon, two United States helicopter gunships rode over and hovered above the pirate stronghold of Harardhere, along the Somali coast, according to a New York Times affiliated newspaper.

One of these helicopters LANDED for about 10 minutes, terrifying the locals and scattering all the little animals so common in Somalian villages.

“‘I have no idea what is happening,’ said Laila Arale, a local farmer who sent her sons to sleep elsewhere Sunday night, fearing that the United States might attack Somalia from the air. ‘I’m scared.'”

Perhaps we were trying to get them to fire on us? Perhaps we just wanted to fuck with them outright?

Alright then. But what about the pirate leaders…are they scared?

I’m sure they’re certainly pissed.

I envision several major piracy ventures in operation along the Somali coast, akin to perhaps families in an Italian mafia setting, and I bet the pirates who tried to take the American-flagged ship were probably running their own little rag-tag splinter group.

I would imagine the big boys running the major pirating outfits probably have standing orders not to attack American shipping, and will either kill the pirates affilitated with this smaller operation that went so disastrously awry (for bringing the heat down on their otherwise lucrative operations), or deliver some kind of punitive action against them, because now the HEAT is on frank.

This could turn out to be nothing. If we landed troops, I doubt these pirates would fight – they want money, not war.

They’re probably hiding all their weaponry and pirating paraphernalia now, and will dissolve into the population if any such landing were to occur, which as stated above, I doubt will happen.

As far as an aerial bombing campaign: What exists in Somalia that can be destroyed?

There is an ever-increasing al-Qaida presence in the country, and yes SAD (Special Activities Division; Wiki it) is already involved regarding that.

Bottom Line:

The Somali’s who live in these coastal pirate villages, and the pirates themselves, are dropping defecates, and will continue to do so for at least a few more days, until it becomes clear what we’re going to do, which is probably nothing.

Nonetheless, having the Boxer sitting out there on the horizon, coupled with the Gunships flying over these villages – they’re certainly concerned, although the brigand leaders are putting up a tough exterior “We will avenge their deaths,” speaking of the pirates that were wrecked, blah blah.

12 hours of intense, perpetual American aerial bombardment and they’d be done: Either dead, or psychologically devastated for the rest of their lives.

They’ve seized more shipping in the past 24-hours…but their targets: Greece, Lebanon, what are these shit-poor weak countries going to do?

Regarding the attack on the U.S. ship:

Time will tell…They boarded an un-armed American vessel, the first such instance in 200 years…One of the pirates got an ice-pick through the hand, the ship was re-taken by the all-American crew, the pirates were left with the captain and took the lifeboat, and all but one were eventually torn through by SEAL snipers.

200 years.

Welcome back.

juice