International nut cases Kim Jong Ill and Green Bean Almandine are rejoicing over the North Korean nuclear test Sunday night, and in doing so are demonstrating one of the basic principles of combat against multiple enemies.
Anyone who has had to fight more than one person at a time knows that you never, NEVER, let them get you between them. You always fight one at a time and keep the other antagonist on the opposite side of your immediate opponent. Which means you have to be agile as well as powerful, and you have to fight on the move rather than from a fixed position.
But what we are seeing is an international version of Monkey in the Middle and unfortunately the US is the monkey. You can bet that now that KJ Ill has the prize, the other whack job, GB Almandine will do something to get our attention next and have us running back his way!
Meanwhile, China, Russia, the WTM and the Muslim extremists are sitting on the sidelines laughing their asses off at our ineffectiveness. Know how to put an end to this?
When the ball goes back to Almandine run up and kick KJ Ill in the privates! Hard. And when he goes down, keep kicking him, hard, in every vital spot you can find, until he is dead.
THEN turn your attention to GB Almandine. Want to have some real fun? Get a camera ready so you can have a shot of the look in Almandine's eyes when he suddenly realizes his ally is gone and he is next!
Talk about the dawn of realization! Should be great to use in the next round of political ads.
Meanwhile, the Untied Nations is calling for emergency sessions and planning on marathon talk fests, all of which is reminiscent of Shakespeare's "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
Personally I'm calling my stock broker right away and telling him to invest heavily in textile and paper stocks. Why? Because the hand-wringers and whiners are going to be emotional to the max for the next couple of weeks and are going to go through handkerchiefs and tissue paper like you-know-what through a goose.
Probably should invest in tree companies too. The reforestation that is going to be necessary after this round will be monumental.
On a related point, I would make a note to our so-called 'friends' in China's leadership too. If you guys, starting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao actually think that somehow, someway you are going to benefit from this you are in total denial. Yeah, I know, Jiabao laughed his ass off about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the US and joked about the Japanese deaths in the World Trade Center, and got big laughs and applause from other leaders of Asian nations.
But you may well want to rethink that philosophy. Just because KJ Ill is oriental and you are oriental means nothing. There is no brotherhood of race here. Remember the history of relations between China and Korea. Chilling isn't it?
Thinking that somehow you can control this nut just because it serves both of your purposes to oppose and weaken the US is to believe that you really have an ally in Oh, Russia for instance. Think about it.
Rasputin says he is your ally now, but has Russia ever really been an ally of China? Even during the cold war you guys had far more troops on the Russia-China border than you did in Vietnam.
The world will not benefit from a nut job walking around with a nuclear weapon. The danger is only multiplied when you consider the scenario with two nut jobs walking around with nuclear weapons.
And I don't care if it was a big bomb or a small bomb that North Korea detonated, as some journalists have been discussing.
A big bomb is supposed to be primitive and thus the thinking goes, less dangerous.
Really? A spear is primitive too, but you'll have a hell of a time getting anything done today with one sticking right through your middle.
Monday, October 09, 2006