Saturday, April 6, 2013

Iran Decides To Join North Korea In Ball Batting Weak U.S. President

It must be kind of fun for these peon countries across the world to just make threat after threat about destroying America and killing tens of thousands of Americans knowing we have a limp-wristed pussy boy for a President here.

The Iranians couldn't resist joining the mutant man-boy leader of North Korea in making threats against the U.S. this past week.  Hell, it probably won't be more than a few days and countries like Congo and Lebanon will be warning us of total destruction too.

The story comes from DEBKA.

Iran lines up behind North Korea, warns the US of “great losses”

Tehran’s intercession in the Korean crisis on the side of its ally in Pyongyang was predictable, even though the US preferrs to ignore the close interrelations between the two allies.

And so, on Friday, April 5, Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri stepped forward to point the finger at Washington:
[“The presence of the Americans in [South] Korea has been the root cause of tensions in this sensitive region in the past and present. The US and its allies will suffer great losses if a war breaks out in this region,” he said, adding for good measure: “Independent countries will not submit to the US mischief. The time for Washington’s bullying and extortion is long past.”

debkafile’s Iranian sources: The second part of the statement was a perfect fit for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s flat refusal to accept US demands on Iran’s nuclear program. The Korean crisis gave the Iranians the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
As Kim Jong-Un moved two intermediate missiles to the east coast of North Korea, Gen. Jazayeri’s rhetoric landed on the latest round of talks the six powers were holding with Iran in Amaty, Kazhakstan for a diplomatic resolution of Iran’s nuclear challenge.

Washington hoped to spread some cheer over a diplomatic process that had long past proven futile by planting advance reports that Khamenei had ordered a slowdown of Iran’s nuclear program up to the June presidential election to avoid crossing a red line that would trigger a military response.
But when the parties came to the table, Iran’s senior negotiator Saeed Jalili refused outright to respond to the proposals put before Tehran in the previous session.
He seemed to have taken his cue from Kim Jong-Un, who too has stuck to his father’s rejectionism in the face of every American proposal for dismantling North Korea’s nuclear program.
debkafile: The inevitable convergence of the Korean and Iranian crises confronts America’s three top officials, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, with their most challenging international test.

Kerry would be well advised to take a break from his Sisyphean efforts to crack the latest of umpteen Israel-Palestinian disputes, call off his weekend appointments with Israeli and Palestinians leaders and instead fly to Moscow and Beijing.
There, he could start bargaining with Russian and Chinese rulers for preliminary understandings with Washington on Iran and Syria that would make it worth their while to use their leverage for bringing the out-of-control North Korean firebrand to heel.

So long as the Obama administration sticks to its current separate policies on Syria and Iran, Iran and Korea, Moscow and Beijing won’t lift a finger to apply the brakes to Kim Jong-Un before he drives the world to catastrophe.


Anonymous said...

Don't you think we should defuse the North Korean situation instead of escalating it? It's not very smart to risk nuclear war over being affronted by their verbal threats. Take a cue from JFK. Don't be so cavalier about using and risking the use of against you the world's deadliest weapon.

Perhaps you should think of the millions of Japanese, South Korean, North Korean and AMERICAN civilians that are going to be affected by your desire for preemptive escalation.

Think before you act Holger. If a guy like Kruschev can do it, so can you.

Findalis said...

We should expect this every spring. North Korea runs out of food and fuel. They act up and demand attention. We send them food and fuel. They shut up.

This time we should send them nothing. Let their military starve. The people are already starving so sending food will not help them.

Sanctions should mean that Kim Jung-Uno hurts too. Or else he will commit national suicide. China will not back him up this time.

Either way we win.

Anonymous said...

Is there something particularly bad about their land that their harvests fail like so? Or is it just bad luck? I mean how does a drought happen in the North but not in the South? Economic mismanagement is one of the issues, but still it's baffling that they get such famines in a relatively not so dry part of the planet.

Holger Awakens said...


Good question about the chronic famine in North Korea - it's a multitude of reasons.

First, they don't have nearly the amount of growable land that they have in South Korea (a bit like farming in Montana versus Nebraska) and secondly, they have had bad luck with drought and flooding. Also, we have to keep in mind that the Communist leadership refuses to trade with most of the world so they typically have very little food imported in and finally, the Communist party and the army typically get first dibs on the food.

Hope that helps.

:Holger Danske

Anonymous said...

I knew it had to be Geography. I guess it's more mountainous in the north. Good points overall, including the trade point. Montana vs Nebraska? I see that too.