Socialist Korea Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm
The fact that the missle test from socialist Korea failed is no surprise. The surprisng thing is that the socialists actually allowed the world press to watch their (presumed) triumph. Watch them revise the history of the event, like a Stanford history professor. Next comes the cover event, namely the next nuclear blast.
In the meantime, they continue to starve their own people (Stalin, anyone?). The old notion of "never again", following the Holacaust, is dead. Mass murder is alive and well, under the socialists. Socialist indoctrination is bad for childen and their parents.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm
"Do you want to invade them?"
No, it would be too bloody, at this point. Just don't feed them anymore. Go back to cutting off their international banking access. They are already starving their people, and taking foreign aid to feed their military. If they erupt, and attack S. Korea or Japan, let them have it, big time, from the air. China will whine this time, but not invade on the side of their socialist partners...much too costly for their now semi-capitalist economy.
Bottom line: Squeeze socialist Korea, with the intent of putting it into the dust bin of history.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm
"Can't justify the great victory over old Russia if he says they can't build a military that can shoot straight..."
The great victory in the cold war, by Reagan, was not about "old Russia", it was against the curent (at the time) Soviet Union. At least come to know basic hsitory.
Socialist Korea is a pure socialist state, like the (now old, thanks to Reagan) Soviet Union. Socialist Korea may not be able to shoot straight, but it is still dangerous. Of course, it represents the distilled outcome of socialism, which is denial of indiviual freedom, then mass murder.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm
"worth getting Saddam"
Substitute the words "worth getting Hitler" (another socialist).
Then make your argument.
Socialist Korea is one of those remnant socialist states that provides a laboratory study of evil. The "never again" is right in front of our eyes, and it is a competely logical construct, given the uderlying basis of socialist thought. The American left is silent on this issue, because it is conflicted by its own ideology and the mass murder that it implies.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm
"N Korea is a dynastic slave state-not a socialist state"
That is a strained definition. Socialism is a cult of personality. For example, Cuba is a socialist state that passes through Castro to his brother and/or his personality cult. Mao passed it on to his personally chosen successors; Lenin left it to his ideological henchmen. Pol Pot had his tightly controlled ideological murder brigades.
Socialist Korea is typical of socialsit mass murder states like Hitler's Germany and Satlin's USSR and Pol Pot's Cambodia. Hitler was defeated by Churchill/FDR; the USSR by Reagan; Pol Pot by N. Vietnam (even the socialists of Vietnam could no longer look in their own mirror).
Socialist Korea is a retro case that needs to be crushed. If it is not, guess what?...Iran will get the idea that the West is a paper tiger. Feel lucky? The events of 9/11/01 suggest that there is no longer an immunity zone.
Posted by Kissinger, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Sharon knows nothing about North Korea or socialism . But she does manage once again to introduce Israel into a totally unrelated thread. I am the only one that sees that she has an issue with Israel???
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Socialism is usually like pregnancy, a little bit leads to a lot. On a rare occasion, there are retreats (even abortions). Reagan led one of those retreats to individual freedom. Israel, in recent years, has come out of its socialist coma. It is ironic that American liberal Jews, who (perhaps secretly) support Israel, still support their red-diaper pasts. The exceptions are the neo-cons, who finally woke up, after they got mugged by the left.
It would be good to hear American liberals take on socialist Korea. The N. Korean concentration camps are up and humming. Never again? Or don't bother us with facts and mass murder?
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm Walter_E_Wallis is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
In the long run, Norks are no threat, but in the short run...
The heaviest artillery emplacement in the world is within range of Seoul. Buildings in Seoul routinely have North walls two or three feet thick. Until recently my old outfit, the Second Infantry Division, was within artillery range of the Norks. Talk about going out with a bang! Every American president since FDR has caved in to Nork blackmail.