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Don’t Cut it Too Close, Mr. President

by Keith Koffler on April 9, 2013, 11:43 am

Kim Jong-Un is a pipsqueak sitting atop an expanding nuclear stockpile and an improving missile capability.

To consolidate his power and corresponding ability to brutalize his people, he his attempting to show his military that he can fling threats around as well as his father and grandfather. He also wants, in return for ceasing his threat to world peace, more food aid so that at least a portion of his population will survive. Sometimes people get killed when the North Koreans starting monkeying around like this, sometimes not.

kim jong unThis time, though, the baby Kim is really taking it pretty far, issuing a multitude direct threats and no doubt getting his neighbors seriously thinking about getting together own nuclear capability.

If Obama allows Iran a similar capability, we will truly have a world in chaos. Obama said during his recent trip to Israel that it will be a year before Iran gets a nuke, though we don’t want to “cut it too close.”

Well, if Obama waits nearly a year, Iran may not have a nuclear weapon, but it may well have the capacity to quickly go nuclear if it wants. Obama continually fails to make the distinction between an actual nuke, which is what seems to concern him, and a nuclear capability, which is what properly worries Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Mahmoud AhmadinejadIf Iran is even perceived as nuclear capable, it will begin harassing the world in ways Kim Jong Un can’t even dream of. The Saudis and several other Gulf Coast states will, quite rationally, begin developing nuclear programs “for peaceful purposes.”

The latest “negotiations” with Iran just ended without a single inch of progress, which is surprising only in that you would think Iran would want to throw Obama a bone while it continues its march toward nuclearization so that he’d continue to believe we can talk this out.

Mr. President, your duty is to defend the Constitution, not to enact an assault weapons ban, promote gay marriage, hand out free health care, or legalize immigrants who came here unlawfully.

You’re certainly welcome to do all those things, but your central task is to preserve and defend the country.  If you or anyone else thinks Iran is just a mortal threat to Israel, you’re dreaming. For us, this should have nothing to do with Israel.

Iran with nuclear weapons is about a world on the path toward Armageddon, about proliferation of atom bombs that will one day be detonated in the United States. Make sure you get this one right. There will be a lot more of our children killed by the Mullahs than by Smith & Wessons.

Photo credits: zennie62jamiefreaky

{ 39 comments }

RickW April 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

The appointment of Kerry to SoS was a masterstroke! Kim LOVES his french fries. What goes great with french fries? KETCHUP! Who better to deal with Kim than Theresa Heinz’s husband? A Ketchup Summit will straighten all this out pronto!!

(God Help us)

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Don’t forget the brilliance of appointing Hagel for defense, a man determined to get rid of our nuclear weapons.

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Mr. President, your duty is to defend the Constitution, not to enact an assault weapons ban, promote gay marriage, hand out free health care, or legalize immigrants who came here unlawfully.
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He’s a narcissist. He interprets his duty as one that will make him more glorified in his own mind, and in the minds of his acolytes.

Julie Brueckheimer April 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

He is a Baby Kim himself.

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I wonder if Kim, too, likes dog.

Julie Brueckheimer April 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

: – ))

Stevie April 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm

It hardly takes a shrink to realize the guy has some very serious mental issues stemming from being abandoned as a child.

justamom321 April 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The remnants of the work of the brilliant Hillary. The whole world is a mess!

Car in April 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Exactly the point I was making below. She did NOTHING as SOS.

Keith Koffler April 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Still trying to figure out what she was doing.

sablegsd April 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Drinking, whoring and destroying this country. She’s been dreaming of it for decades. I kept hoping one of those koranimals would kidnap her and use a dull sword to saw off her ugly, empty head, but alas, she was too useful to them. Maybe they can do it to her spawn. Do you think she would feel something then? I don’t.

Car in April 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Hillary is getting how much $$ for a book on her time as SOS? $14 milion.

WHAT DID SHE DO????

What kind of wacky world are we living in?

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Car in April 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm

True.

Julie Brueckheimer April 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Your second smile award. : – ))

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 7:32 am

W00t! Thank you!

srdem65 April 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

What would we have our own “pipsqueak” President do to ease the tensions? The NoKos, along with the rest of our enemies, see a weak, party-loving President interested only in domestic affairs.

All of our hope for protection will come from the military.

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 12:45 pm

With Chuck No-Nuke Hagel in command.

MikeH April 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I know how to handle the North Korea situation – why don’t I go golfing the weekend before missiles are to be launched, and how about the night before they are to be launched, how about we have a concert with some of my favorite celebrities?

rulierose April 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

again, Keith: comments like this are why we need a “like” button on this site.

William April 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

What’s going to happen is the administration will cave to the demands of the Norks. This is a prefect situations for people who really, really want to see the US in full decline. If you want to know when a great power is getting ready to end its time, merely look to see when it begins to pay off smaller, less powerful nations to keep them quiet.

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

merely look to see when it begins to pay off smaller, less powerful nations to keep them quiet
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How many billions in taqiyya did we give to the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt recently?

Keith Koffler April 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Great point, William. Maybe the sequester will force us to hire barbarian mercenaries.

Doug V April 10, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Here’s a thought – since so many people (lefties, mostly) are up in arms about genetically-modified foods, let’s send a bunch of GMO food to the Norks for food aid. If the food is as dangerous as the anti-GMOs think it is, this would be a way to find out. If it’s perfectly safe, then the Norks will be able to eat for awhile.

Frederick April 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Perhaps the solution is to give every single one of these countries a dozen small nukes or so. Matters would sort themselves out in a couple weeks or so…

Darkangel April 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Except that most of those would get snuck across the US-Mexico border, and then God help us.

The solution to the current problem should be 550 kilotons on Pyongyang, today.

D.V. April 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Amen

AFVet April 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

The Blue Angels have been grounded for the rest of the year.
Also, 1/3 of Air Force aircraft have been grounded due to the sequester.
That came from Langley AFB, VA.
F-16s, F-15s, A-10s, B-1s.F-22s.
I say we ground AF1, and stop the parties in the White House.
I just heard this on the radio, FOX News, so if it is wrong, don’t blame me.

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Car in April 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

But the parties And lavish lifestyle for the obamas continues. Could a brave reporter please ask what Obama has had to give up?

rulierose April 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm

shucks, Car, Obama’s already willingly given up $20,000 of his $270 million-gazillion-dollar wealth, which has only just begun to accumulate. and we already know that Uncle Joe Biden is going to be forced off Air Force Two and will now have to take the train home to Delaware.

how much more sacrifice do you think these courageous civil servants can bear?

Mandy Manners April 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I wonder which Democrat ordered the bugging of Sen. McConnell’s office.

Susan April 9, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Wonder if Jimmy Carter’s grandson was in Kentucky on that day in February when McConnell’s conversation was bugged? He did the same kind of dirty work for that leftist rag “Mother Jones” with the Romney 47% video.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

I don’t know if Romney had the same expectation of privacy that McConnell did in his office.

I wonder if Mother Jones is liable for publishing something that was obtained illegally.

Sadie April 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm

A couple of passing thoughts/facts (none of them pleasant). Am I the only one that is connecting the dots?

Obama gets Netanyahu to apologize to Turkey.

Obama elevates via Kerry to elevate Turkey’s position in negotiations with the Palestinians.

Turkey wants to be a member of the EU.

Israel is not a member of the EU and works under a separate trade agreement.

Turkey exported almost $120 million worth of gold to Iran in February.

Turkey wants $1 million in compensation for each of the dead thugs who attacked IDF soldiers.

Mandy Manners April 10, 2013 at 7:38 am

Turkey exported almost $120 million worth of gold to Iran in February.
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I hadn’t heard that one. Isn’t it against those mean and tough sanctions on Iran?

blondie April 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Here’s a picture of JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Cuban-Missile-Crisis.aspx
What is Obama doing? Partying it up!! We are in such trouble if we have to count on him to lead us if this turns into a full scale war.

The Business April 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

“Mr. President, your duty is to defend the Constitution, not to enact an assault weapons ban, promote gay marriage, hand out free health care, or legalize immigrants who came here unlawfully.”

Keith:
you really need to add a bumper sticker section to your website. This is ripe for sticking all sorts of places

Island Girl April 10, 2013 at 4:14 am

Yes that really sticks out in the scheme of all this madness.