Yesterday I posted North Korea Bans Japanese Ships, Steps up Capabilities to Stage Guerrilla warfare. Ships WMD Payloads and Prepares for Missile Launches, and said that Bush nailed it in his speech after 911 when he spoke of the axis of evil, Iraq, Iran and North Korea. We deftly removed the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein, but the leftists and the international forces of evil managed to bench the Bush doctrine, to the horrible detriment of the world. We have seen the terrible course of events in Iran and we pray for those Iranians who are yearning and dying to be free.
E Foster in the comments section at Atlas remarked earlier today, "the cost of the international community's hard stance against President Bush and the Iraq War, and that of their proxies in the media, is "coming home to roost." Now evidence of the cost is unfurling under the absolute opposite policy of Obama. "America-stay out, America, no one asked for your help. America, you have imperialistic intentions. America, you are torturers." Now, the contrast is laid with Iran's incursion against its own populace, its back turned to cries for help, its hegemonic plans for the world, its subhuman cruelties to its civilians. Will the world recognize its complicity for how this is playing out? Because it could not stomach America moving to change to the world for the better, the international community has ushered in an era where America won't move to stop the world from becoming worse."
From the looks of North Korea's language, it appears they are taking lessons from their good buds over in Iran.
North Korea threatened on Wednesday to "wipe out" the United States in the event of a new war on the Korean Peninsula, as international observers watched for signs the regime would perform new missile tests in the coming days.
The warning came as a U.S. navy destroyer was tracking a North Korean ship suspected of attempting to transport illicit weapons to Burma. The pursuit is seen as the first test of sanctions passed by the UN Security Council as a response to Pyongyang's underground nuclear test in late May.
North Korea has said it would consider an interception to be a declaration of war. On Wednesday, it accused the U.S. of seeking to provoke another Korean War.
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?"
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.
Tensions have been high since North Korea walked away from nuclear disarmament talks and warned it would fire a long-range missile.