Bet there are plenty of furrowed brows and anxious debates in goatee-strokers’ newsrooms, arts faculties and the ABC in the wake of this disturbing turn of events.
NORTH Korea has carried out its first-ever nuclear test, the North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA) said today.
Bush warned against it and no doubt Howard and Blair will condemn it. So how will the hating class blame this diabolical threat to world stability on Chimpmcbushhitler and Co?
I guess someone will just have to go out and dig up a few root causes.
Well, here’s an early comment on the test from The Age’s Your Say section:
The tens of thousands of US troops in SK gives Kim Jong-Il in NK heaps of his power – he tells his people what to do because he can say “look – you must be good citizens and do what you’re told, otherwise the Americans will not be afraid of us anymore and they will invade. See? They’re just over there, waiting, south of the border…”
If the US leaves SK, then Kim Jong-Il will have less power over his people, I believe, although I guess he could then tell his people that _he_ defeated the US forces, so that’s why they left.
However, if any imminent threat disappears, then maybe the people might eventually think to rise up. Or not – I guess if they still believe that the US destroyed NK during the Korean war and they do NOT know that the whole thing started when NK invaded SK, then I guess even if the US moves out of SK, Kim Jong-Il will have no problems in making sure his people still believe the US is still there.
Posted by: kim
Good to see The Age has its heavy hitters out.
This is more like it (Moonbat alert): None of this would have happened if the evil Yanks hadn’t fought the Cold War:
It bemuses me that the US groans and grumbles about Nuclear proliferation by so called “rogue states” (Iran, North Korea etc) and yet they: (A) Participated in a decades-long Nuclear Proliferation with the former USSR, amassing 1000s of nuclear weapons and (B) Invaded countries and begun confrontations several times in direct conflict with the United Nations.
These together, in my eyes makes the US the biggest “Nuclear Capable Rogue State” on the Planet.
Posted by: Rob Asselman
There must be some on the Left who get embarrassed at their fellow barrackers. It takes a certain kind of sick mind to weave anti-semitism into reflection on North Korean nuclear bomb tests. This is the most repulsive, ignorant comment I’ve come across at The Age’s Your Say site.
Ho Hum! More hypocrisy from the mighty US and its little Aussie chum! The so-called threat North Korea is far smaller than the threat Israel continually demonstrates to have over world peace and Middle East harmony! Where’s the world-wide condemnation of Israel’s vast nuclear arsenal? Too scared of being branded anti-semite?
Posted by: Dexter Bourke
And last. A flicker of sanity in the morass of madness at The Age’s Your Say:
Sounds like much ado about nothing…
North Korea, like Cuba and China, is a workers paradise, who could be angry or unhappy living under communism?
The nuclear test OBVIOUSLY is merely a reaction to fascist imperialism.
I think the answer is to educate the world on what a nice life can be had in a communist society.
An exchange program, all you aspiring communists should go there, and stay.
And all those unhappy with the current regime in NK can come over here, and tell us how dreadful our society is by comparison.
Can’t wait to hear them back up your views.
Posted by: Gee whiz…