Just days ago, Col. West wrote about how the world’s despots feel it’s “open season” now that we have a lame duck President Obama in the White House who clearly wouldn’t recognize a foreign policy strategy if it hit him in the head. Will this latest development spur him into action? Of COURSE not.As the New York Times reports, “North Korea declared on Tuesday that it had detonated its first hydrogen bomb.
The assertion, if true, would dramatically escalate the nuclear challenge from one of the world’s most isolated and dangerous states.
In an announcement, North Korea said that the test had been a “complete success.” But it was difficult to tell whether the statement was true. North Korea has made repeated claims about its nuclear capabilities that outside analysts have greeted with skepticism.
“This is the self-defensive measure we have to take to defend our right to live in the face of the nuclear threats and blackmail by the United States and to guarantee the security of the Korean Peninsula,” a female North Korean announcer said, reading the statement on Central Television, the state-run network.The North’s announcement came about an hour after detection devices around the world had picked up a 5.1 seismic event along the country’s northeast coast.”
Without a touch of irony, the New York Times also said this:
Excuse me for a minute…BAHAHAHAHAHA. Can you explain, how after Iran just ordered and tested a whole bunch of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, he’s found a way to manage or defuse Iran?
For the Obama administration, which only six months ago defused the Iranian nuclear threat with an agreement to limit its capabilities for at least a decade, the announcement rekindles another major nuclear challenge — one that the administration has never found a way to manage.
This is cloud cuckoo land. And we’ve got another year of it! But remember it’s really important we get guns out of the hands of Americans. THAT’s the real problem.[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]