It seems to me that Nuclear Brinkmanship is a dangerous game, and ignoring direct threats is foolish. As the game escalates, perhaps the enemy could not back down without losing face. The North Korean leader is young and may not have the wisdom needed for his leadership job. While the right hand is playing this nuclear Brinkmanship game, Americans have developed a bad habit of not watching the left hand. It would be interesting to know just what President Obama, General Dempsey (and the other Joint Chiefs), and Heaven Forbid Mr. Kerry think of these threats. As most Americans have, I have thought on 9/11/01 much – I believe America probably ignored threats, because they thought they were preposterous, and that turned out to be disastrous.
WMD – Over the decades there are so many weapons activities that have never been explained, it would be impossible with absolute certainty to say just exactly what any nation has and doesn’t have. A few examples – missing Russian suitcase nukes – OR – the contents of the long string of semi-trucks leaving Iraq during the days we were threatening to invade – OR – the two ships that left Iraq while we were telling the whole world we were going to invade Iraq (something about these two ships that left Iraq and were silent running way out in the ocean – and we never heard what became of them). Yes, I know that was redundant in part . . . did I ever tell you all the things we saw Iraq doing on the television, and heard about from guests on talk radio, while we were announcing what we were going to do for days on end??!! We also hear about the technology that has been leaked to our enemies – what about the leaks that have not yet been discovered? The bottom line with WMD is that it is impossible to know with any certainty what an enemy does or doesn’t have. Our small enemies are friends with our big enemies – and our big enemies have all manner of WMD
My point is that we should never ignore a direct threat, and while the threat is a nuclear threat, an enemy could be preparing to do something different (like Chemical Warfare) instead. There is no honor among our enemies. To the lay person, it would seem that American troops are not only the only troops following the Geneva Convention rules – but also the primary ones held to those rules. Our enemy chops off American’s heads and the world does not cry – not even a whimper. If we so much as put underwear on a prisoner’s head, and perhaps water board a handful of the enemy with information that could prevent the deaths of thousands, and America is crucified in the court of world opinion.
The fact that we have not closed our porous borders would make our leaders (all leaders since 9/11) complicit should an attack come inside America because of porous borders. Millions of American citizens have been screaming to close our borders for twelve years, and have been ignored. Because of our much publicized, crooked-to the-bone, government and because of our raunchy entertainment pushed and paid for by the enemies within, much of the world has come to hate us. The American’s life was once the dream that the world’s oppressed prayed for. The real America is still what the oppressed around the world should hope for, but that side of America is not seen around the world. Unfortunately, those enemies without and within, seek to destroy the America that I love. Once again, I think we have every reason to believe direct threats, and our government ignoring them is just more of the failure of “leading from behind” – because they want the destruction to come to us. “Leading from behind” is an oxymoron – any resemblance to actual people who believe this crap is not intended.
Americans are praying daily to God for peaceful resolutions with our enemies of all ilk. Sadly, there are those in our own government who wish to call praying Americans some kind of possible terrorist – even though our primary activity is praying – the most peaceful pro-active activity known to mankind.