"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Nov 23, 2010

The God of War Loves Barack Obama

"(Nov. 23) -- North Korea fired more than 100 artillery shells onto a South Korean border island today, killing two southern marines and wounding 18 others in a brazen attack that prompted the South to return fire and put its military on its highest non-wartime alert."


Smacking North Korea around has the added benefit of letting Iran know what's in store.


AlanSmithee said...

Nah. This game is older than a, well, a really old thing. N.Korea wants something so they start exploding stuff until they get it. They're like a nation full of armed toddlers.

Randal Graves said...

Does this mean that real men *won't* be going to Pyongyang?

Jack Crow said...


I actually tend to agree - but I don't know if Obama has it what it takes to play this game according to the play book. He's desperate for a war right now - and who roots for Pyongyang?

I can see them dropping some hell on NK for a host of reasons, even if they end up at the table w/ the Third Installment.