Monday, October 09, 2006

Nancy and the Nukes

For the last several days I’ve been writing fun blogs about Ig Nobel awards and female brains and such. I was planning to continue in this lighthearted vein today, writing about something like Mexico’s telling on us at the United Nations. Yes, Mexico is asking the UN to impose its mighty will on the US over the fence flap.

Mexico's foreign secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez told reporters in Paris that his country will take its irritation over US plans to build 700 miles of new fencing along the Mexican border to the (hushed tone) United Nations. After meeting with Philippe Douste-Blazy, Foreign Minister of the French, Derbez said that it was a shame US immigration policy had been used for what he claimed was a short-term political gain in the lead-up to midterm elections in the U.S. in November.”

Derbez plans to complain about the US in meetings with his Spanish and Italian counterparts during visits to Madrid and Rome. Democrat senate leader Harry Reid is planning to join Derbez on his European campaign.

What to do? What to do?

Then this morning those nasty NoKos ruined my mood by setting off one, no two, underground nuclear tests. Posted on the Hugh Hewitt blog by Dean Barnett:

“North Korea has joined the nuclear club. Sort of, at least. We know they can make a nuclear explosion, albeit a little-wittle-bitty one, but we don’t know if they can weaponize such explosions.”

“So what do we do now?” asked Barnett. “Well, we know what the Democratic Party and its media surrogates will want to do –- begin a comprehensive and multi-lateral campaign to BLAME BUSH!!! Six years of exclusively relying on a Blame Bush reflex for every event both big and small has allowed the rest of their intellectual musculature to whither.

“Democratic Party leaders are no more capable of offering a thoughtful analysis of how we should handle the latest North Korea crisis than they are of delivering a scholarly treatise regarding the ovulation cycle of a three-legged llama.” (or Lama -- LOL)

But what about those little-wittle-bitty nukes, how bad could they be? From the Belmont Club comes this scary scenario.

“The small size of the detonations has led to speculation that the North Korean tests are really faked nukes using large quantities of convention munitions. However, there is another grimmer possibility. Kim Jong Il is testing one kiloton suitcase nukes of a Russian design.”

Belmont Club recalls a conversation of Vladmir Putin with Nathan Sharansky at the Kremlin. Putin:

"Imagine a sunny and beautiful day in a suburb of Manhattan. An elderly man is tending to the roses in his small garden with his nephew visiting from Europe. Life seems perfectly normal. The following day, the nephew, carrying a suitcase, takes a train to Manhattan. Inside the suitcase is a nuclear bomb."

Sharansky continued:

“The threat, Putin explained to me a year before 9/11, was not from this or that country but from their terrorist proxies — aided and supported quietly by a sovereign state that doesn't want to get its hands dirty — who will perpetrate their attacks without a return address. This scenario became real when al Qaeda plotted its 9/11 attacks from within Afghanistan and received support from the Taliban government. Then it happened again this summer, when Iran was allowed to wage a proxy war through Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and northern Israel.”

Hugh Hewitt notes that if you want to understand the likely Democratic response take a look at this 2003 speech by the would-be Speaker of the House:

"Yet by shredding the ABM Treaty and flirting with the unthinkable – 'usable' battlefield nuclear weapons – the Bush Administration turns the clock back on three decades of arms control.

"The United States must not create new nuclear weapons and ignite new arms races. As the only nation ever to use nuclear weapons, we have a moral obligation to be a leader in ridding this scourge from the face of the Earth forever.

"The United States does not need a multi-billion-dollar national missile defense against the possibility of a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile.

"What we need is a strong nonproliferation policy with other nations to combat the most serious threat to our national security and to the safety of the world -- weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of terrorists who would smuggle them into our cities.

I’m Nancy Pelosi and I believe this nonsense.

What we need is to send Madeline Albright to North Korea to once again negotiate a worthless document with the pajama boy. She ought to bring Jimmy Carter with her, and leave him there.


Blogger fetching jen said...

Maybe Madeline can offer the pajama psycho some fashion tips.

Or maybe Nancy Pelosi can offer Kim a pink tweed suit to wear at his next appearance in front of the UN.

It's hard not to roll your eyes at "Speaker" Pelosi. Is she just stupid, or what?

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Who do you get your dress sense from? Dennis "The Cover Up" Hastert?

Better get used to Speaker Pelosi - looks like it's going to happen.

11:03 AM  
Blogger fetching jen said...

Yeah, right. Don't think so. Most Americans are sensible enough to know that a Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry, Schumer, Clinton-run government won't keep anyone safe, and America's safety is really what's one everyone's mind... not Foley's follies or other superfluous main-stream media distraction garbage.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


As usual you over-simplify. People have other things on their minds too. Try IRAQ and SLEAZE.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta say, Bush had 6 long years to deal with North Korea, and when it's absolutely clear that he failed to prevent Kim from acquiring nuclear weapons,what do the wingnuts do? Oh yeah, that's right, blame it on Clinton. It's like a broken record, blaming the other guy who has been OUT OF OFFICE FOR 6 YEARS, and giving DEAR DECIDER a free pass. Ain't going to work this time. Bill and Felching Jen and all their rich whitie friends live in a bubble. Now with the Foley revelations and the failures in Iraq/Afganistan, 600000 dead in Iraq, record deficits, global warming denying, Katrina bungling, torturing American citizens, firing anyone who tells the truth, but don't blame him. It's all Clinton's fault. The revolution is coming my friends! Prepare for some BIG disappointments this fall. Cheers!

10:07 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

You go, Jen! Let's send anonymous cowards a one-way ticket to NK too. They can complain about the government there.

Bill, your link from "Dynamics of Cats" has the old address. Steinn has been chasing a child of late, so it must have slipped his mind.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know nothing about nuclear weapons, but I have read that suitcase bombs in particular, and all nukes in general, have a naturally short life span that requires constant tweaking by technicians in order to keep them viable over years.

BTW, great to see you yesterday. Some time we should get together for breakfast after Mass.


12:55 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...


1. Bush had 6 years to deal with NoKo: And what exactly should he have done? Send Albright and Gore to sign another useless treaty and give the commies more aid. Insanity is when you keep doing the same thing expecting a different outcome.

2. Foley revelations: Last time I looked the bum was gone, and he didn't leave a young woman to die underwater in his car, or have sex (yes - it was sex) in the oval office, or lie about it under oath... You have got to be kidding!

3. 600,000 dead in Iraq. If only it were true - there would be thousands less jihadis to kill Americans. Only the few thousand American dead bother me. But Democrats worry more about the enemy.

4. Record deficits -- wrong!! And declining due to the "tax cuts for the rich."

5. Global warming --- what a stupid freakin joke. Gore got ya.

6. Katrina bungling -- thank you mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco and generations of liberal Democratic "leadership" in New Orleans.

7. Torturing American citizens??? What are you talking about? you moron!!

Why do I bother? Find some other blogger to torture.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy(actually most Dems), Mexico, No.Korea's Kimmie is ILL and all belong in the same EGG!!!


11:37 AM  

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