Kim Jong Il's blackmail capital rose for 42 whole seconds... then dropped like a stinkstone stele....
Bwaaahhh, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!
This kind of bribery-bait will get you anywhere, Jongie-boy... at the bottom of the Sea of Japan, that is...
(Hat tip to Signe Wilkinson for political 'toon.)
It was reported here today that "North Korean Missile Targeted Hawaii." This was determined by analysis of the trajectory of the failed missile.
Looks as if wigged-out "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il is trying to make a reputation for himself as one of the crazed bad-boys of history, while subscribing to the "see-me"syndrome and misconception that bad attention is better than no attention at all.
By the way, Russia and China are in position to throw a monkey wrench into the U.N. Security Council majority's plans to sanction N. Korea, preferring instead a "Presidential Letter" to give them a limp-wristed warning. The remaining 13 members are for strong actions that will serve as a deterrent to KJI's renegade flipping-off of the world community.
Of course, that warning would be from the anti-U.S. Secretary General of the U.N., Kofi Annan, who has presided for the past 9 years over the most corrupt U.N. scandals in the history of that body and who is ending his term this year. He has spent his 9+ years organizing the U.N. Security Council and Human Rights Commission/Council to align members of tinpot and terrorist nations to serve as a collective counterweight to the power of the United States and block everything the U.S. wants done at or by the U.N.
A new "Presidential Letter" would be just about as effective as the first one given to the "Dear Leader" of N. Korea. You know the one... the one he ignored and went on developing his nuclear weaponry and proliferating weapons sales to other "axis of evil" nations and rogue states.
How many of you believe, as I do, that it's time to take away KJI's nuclear toys and banish him back to the sandbox? Sooner, rather than after he lucks up and gets one of those WMD off the ground and on its way to Pearl Harbor...