By Wyatt Earp | June 25, 2009
Really? Silly?? Is that how the Pentagon treats threats against our country now?
Maybe we should tell that to Hawaii on or about July 4th – the date when the North Koreans have threatened to launch a missile at the state? Hey, while we’re at it, maybe we can ask the murderous Iranians to stop by our embassies and have some hot dogs, hamburgers, and potato salad?
Oh. Never mind.
The Pentagon shrugged off a threat from North Korea Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map.
“I don’t even know how to respond to that. It’s silliness,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell. “For what and with what?”
You sir, are a jackass. Even if it is “silliness,” you take the threat seriously and prepare for it.
But even as the spokesman discounted the threat from the communist nation, which reportedly may fire a Taepodong-2 toward Hawaii in early July, he defended Defense Secretary Robert Gate’s decision to move the THAAD system to Hawaii along with the massive SBX radar system.
“I don’t think he would have deployed that THAAD if he didn’t think there was a reason to do so,” he said.
So, maybe this threat is not so silly after all, is it, Morrell?
But a A senior defense official told FOX News earlier Wednesday that the “Tapeodong 2 potentially has the range to reach Hawaii.” He said also he was “very confident” these deployed missile defenses have the capability to take out any missile the North may launch.
Really? Are you betting the lives of the Hawaiian people on that?
The new U.N. Security Council resolution requires member states to seek permission to inspect suspicious cargo. North Korea has said it would consider interception a declaration of war and on Wednesday accused the U.S. of seeking to provoke another Korean War.
“If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will … wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all,” the official Korean Central News Agency said. (H/T – FOXNews)
Whether or not the North Koreans have the capability to wipe America off the map – and it appears that they do not as of yet – is not the issue. The issue is that, thus far, this administration is not taking foreign threats seriously.
And that, my friends, is a very dangerous game.