Saturday, April 04, 2009

Comments on Belmont Club
"North Korea fires its missile"

Dave, (who suggested sinking the Pueblo)
The USS Pueblo is a United States Warship and is still in commission. There is a precedent in the 1804 destruction of the frigate Philadelphia,, which had been captured by the Barbary Pirates in 1803, by Lieutenant Stephen Decataur and the US Marines. Nevertheless I believe that lesson would not be clear to the North Koreans and it would be more effective to simply enforce a Naval blockade. Granted that would not control the land borders but as an incremental acknowledgement of the violation of the cease fire, not even an Armistice, of 1953. Remember that Korea is and has been for almost 59 years in a legal state of war.

Obama is reducing the Armed Forces of the United States to the status of the French who permitted the Vice President of Bosnia to pulled from their armored personnel carrier and killed. Right now I am watching Hotel Rwanda in which the “UN Army” stood by without firing its weapons while massacres happened in front of them. They could not even defend their own men. That is the model that the Americans will now be held to emulate.

Germany could supply a verb but it would have to found in volume 2 of the supporting documents.
The Germans have an inhuman way of cutting up their verbs. Now a verb has a hard time enough of it in this world when it’s all together. It’s downright inhuman to split it up. But that’s just what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it away over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German. - Mark Twain

I sneezed a sneeze into the air
It fell to the earth I know not where
But hard and froze were the looks of those
In whose vicinity I snoze.

- I thought this was by Ogden Nash but I’m getting Anonymous on line. For my money I prefer Nash.

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