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It’s the End of the World, and Obama Feels Fine

Posted by ghostofsparta on May 25, 2009

(Crossposted at http://paranoidpyro8503.blogspot.com/2009/05/its-end-of-world-but-obama-feels-fine.html)

So this Memorial Day finds the news wires abuzz with the unmistakeable proof of how much the world loves and respects President Obama. Did I say love and respect? My apologies, I meant the exact opposite. It appears as though the rest of the world is figuring out, long ahead of about 52% of the American electorate, is that President Lightweight has absolutely no idea what he is doing in the realm of international affairs.

Just this past weekend, North Korea (if you recall, 1/3 of President Bush’s “Axis of Evil”) conducted an underground test of a nuclear weapon.

Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed an atomic explosion at 9:54 a.m. (0054 GMT) in northeastern North Korea, estimating the blast’s yield at 10 to 20 kilotons — comparable to the bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hours later, the regime test-fired three short-range, ground-to-air missiles, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed sources. U.N. Security Council resolutions bar North Korea from engaging in any ballistic missile-related activity.

Well isn’t that odd? There’s a story about North Korea doing something it was specifically banned from doing by the almighty and all-powerful U.N. Security Council. Why it’s almost as if a world governing body that contains despotic regimes and anarchic thug states in its membership would be quite unuseful for stopping those same areas from acting up. But everything is OK folks, not only is North Korea part of the U.N. (which prohibited the weapons test that North Korea just ran), it is also part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Oh no, wait, I’m sorry. It appears that North Korea withdrew its membership from the NPT back in 2003

The official Korean Central News Agency said that, although Pyongyang was pulling out of the NPT, it had no intention of producing nuclear weapons.

“Our nuclear activities at this stage will be confined only to peaceful purposes such as the production of electricity,” Friday’s statement said.

Well as long as the nuclear materials are only for peaceful purpose like electricity, who could possible object? Oh wait, it seems as though I am mistaken once more. From the original link:

The regime “successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on May 25 as part of measures to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defense,” the country’s official Korean Central News Agency said.

What kind of world do we find ourselves in when we can’t even trust oppressive dictators to keep their word anymore?

But of course, not to be outdone, Iran (another 1/3 of that “Axis of Evil” mentioned earlier) made news of their own this weekend to insure that they wouldn’t be forgotten about. Iranian madman/president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said recently that he would be open to a face-to-face debate with President Obama at the U.N. Now, what they would actually debate about is a bit of a mystery, because unlike President Obama, Ahmadinejad was actually willing to put preconditions on his debate:

But he balanced the offer with a sharp rebuke to Washington and its allies over Iran’s nuclear program. He reiterated that Iran would never abandon its advances in uranium enrichment in exchange for offers of easing sanctions or other economic incentives.

The nuclear issue “is closed,” he told a news conference.

Ahmadinejad, proving both his sense of humor and his sense of irony, said he would like to discuss “world peace and security issues.” Hmmm, wonder if those talks would involve blaming the U.S. and Israel for every problem the world faces?

Fortunately, the people and government of Isreal know what Iran’s true intention are, and have no intention of going quietly into that good night. While I have no idiotic “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” vision of Iraq and Isreal being close and permanent allies, having a functioning democracy in Iraq might make it easier for the small Jewish state to have a temporary and cold alliance with Iraq in order for those 2 states to oppose Iranian influence (who knows, maybe some Saudi funds thrown by the Sunni government against Iran’s Shia extremists). After all, Iraq and Iran have fought before in my lifetime, and it’s not unlikely that Iran would try to take out it’s frustration on its neighbor again after yet another failed “push the Jews into the sea” attempt.

And just so we’re clear, I put the blame for all of this squarely on the shoulders of you Boomers. You voted in Carter, who let Iran go to hell, and your generation tutored Obama into being a Marxist pussy. If the world goes to hell before I hit 30, I’m robbing each and every one of you of all your Social Security since I’ll never see a dime of what I put in.

3 Responses to “It’s the End of the World, and Obama Feels Fine”

  1. North Korea isn’t the boomer’s fault and it isn’t Obama’s. It’s clearly the fault of the “greatest” generation, who couldn’t ever come to an agreement to end the Korean war. That being said, North Korea’s last test was in 2006, right in the middle of George Bush’s second term, so it’s not like he was doing any better. The problem with North Korea is that we can’t fix it. China, South Korea, and Japan can, but they’re not willing to while they know the U.S. is willing to pay any price in the name of international security, even if they have to foot the whole bill while everyone else enjoys the buffet for free…

  2. Tyler said

    You know what? I think people are crazy for thinking the world will end in 2012.

    • elyakatz said


      There are worse things than the entire world ending, by one means or another, horrifying though that sounds to me. For instance, a world where your grandchildren and mine face the stark choices offered by a government operating under sharia (Islamic law). Those choices would be; convert, live as a dhimmi — pretty much human cattle — or be cruelly murdered.

      Not only is that an infinitely worse outcome by my way of thinking, because it murders the soul, it is much more likely.

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