By Wyatt Earp | June 20, 2009
And when the Hell will the administration, the pundits, and the mainstream media stop talking about pretty much everything else, and start talking about the threat against Hawaii? Maybe it’s me, but if I were in the Oval Office and North Korea threatened to fire a missile at one of my states, I would be sending the 7th Fleet to the Korean Peninsula, post haste!
I would also make this absolutely clear: The United States will not tolerate threats against our states, territories, or protectorates, and we will meet any action with excessive force.
I am not necessarily browbeating Obama here, because I know he has to try “diplomacy,” but this whole situation pisses me off. Then again, attitudes like those are why I would never be elected Dog Catcher, let alone POTUS.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the United States could defend itself should North Korea launch a missile toward Hawaii and that U.S. officials are carefully monitoring the reclusive nation’s military.
North Korea is preparing to launch a missile over Pacific Ocean waters, Japanese media reported Thursday.
With missile interceptors and radar equipment deployed in and near Hawaii, “we are in a good position should it become necessary to protect American territory,” Gates said Thursday.
Not that I am doubting the country’s anti-missile technology, but how many of you living in Hawaii are comforted by Gates’ reassurances? Personally, I would be loading up the truck and moving to Beverly . . . Hills, that is.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military is tracking a North Korean ship in the Pacific that is believed to be carrying illicit weapons or technology, a senior U.S. official said Thursday.
While the United States does not know what is on the ship, the Kang Nam is a “repeat offender,” known for having carried “proliferation materials,” one senior defense official said.
Then maybe we should stop tracking it and start blocking it? just sayin’.
Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that the United States would not forcibly board a North Korean ship but, in accordance with a recent U.N. resolution, would request permission to search the ship or press any port the ship docks in to inspect it for illegal materials. (H/T – CNN)
Yep, the admiral just lost me there. I would defer to my resident expert in all matters naval, but I think that relying on U.N. sanctions is a big mistake. The frakkin’ country threatened to fire a missile at Hawaii and we are going to deal with these dog-eating bastards with kid gloves?
Where the frak is my duct tape?