20 December 2011

Kim Jong Il

In case you hadn’t heard, the world has lost another moonbat.  Kim Jong Il has passed on, and his son is poised to take his place.  This seems like a good time to review America’s policy towards North Korea.

Over the past several years, especially since Bush’s “Axis of Evil” speech, North Korea has been targeted as a threat to United States.  This has always seemed somewhat absurd to me, seeing as how the country is obviously poor—particularly relative to the United States—and there is thus no way that North Korea could ever hope to defeat the United States in any sort of protracted conflict.

This is not to say that North Korea (or, more accurately, Kim Jong Il) never wanted to attack the United States or conquer the world.  And it’s possible that North Korea could have launched a missile or two and done some damage.  But world domination is not built on having a couple of lucky missile strikes.

As such, the federal government’s concern over the threat posed by North Korea always seemed slightly amusing.  Again, it’s not that North Korea was never a threat at all, but that it wasn’t much of one.  It was pretty obvious that Kim Jong Il was nothing more than your run-of-the-mill tinpot dictator with more ambition than ability.  Yes, he could have caused problems, but he wasn’t exactly in a position to dominate the world, which is why federal paranoia was amusing, to say the least.

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