“Kerry warns North Korea.” That’s what all the headlines are saying.
Really? Here’s Kerry’s warning:
If Kim Jong-un decides to launch a missile, whether it is across the Sea of Japan or some other direction, he will be choosing willfully to ignore the entire international community.
I would say ahead of time that it is a huge mistake for him to choose to do that because it will further isolate his country and further isolate his people, who frankly are desperate for food, not missile launches.
IGNORE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY? And then what will happen? The same thing that happens to anyone who ignores the international community. Nothing.
Here’s another joke for you, because I know you’re already laughing, since the Kerry thing is such a good one. It’s from a former president talking about another puny troublemaker.
At least the Wall Street Journal had it right, though without conveying the ignominy of it all. Here’s how they led their story:
South Korea and the U.S. both offered to return to negotiations with North Korea, aiming talks at Pyongyang’s nuclear program and broader security threats in a bid to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula that American officials said run the risk of a direct military conflict.
Senior South Korean officials who met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Seoul Friday, said their government also was willing to resume sending humanitarian assistance to the North following weeks of escalating threats by North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun to attack U.S. and allied targets in North Asia and the Pacific.
See what’s going on here? A North Korean dictator starts threatening to blow everything up within range of his Diaperdong-2 missiles, and the West starts peeing in its pants, and gives him the aid and negotiations and respect he wants.
Happens every few years. We keep caving, so they keep doing it. One day someone will make a mistake during one of these episodes and set off a nuclear war. But it’s certainly not going to be Obama who abandons the ritual appeasement every president since Clinton has performed.
I assume Iran is taking note of our “warnings.”