Well, I'm here to tell you who we really should be focusing on right now. Remember the country that has now defied world law by testing two nuclear weapons in the past two and a half months? North Korea is the biggest threat right now. They actually have nukes and they at least know how to aim them well enough to fall smack dab in the middle of nowhere. Don't me wrong, it's great that President Obama is in the Middle East, pontificating as only he can on "new beginnings." But while everyone has been worried about the possibility Iran could possibly in the near future build a nuclear bomb even though they haven't yet and in actuality have been so brainwashed into the idea that they actually matter, they really aren't an issue any more. Don't believe me? Read this:
At a conference of families of shahids (martyrs) in Qazvin, northern Iran, Ahmadinejad said that "as a major power, Iran is playing a leading role in the global decision-making process." He said that Iran is "the final victor in all topics on the agenda," and that as long as the Iranian nation obeys Islam and Islamic religious law, it will accomplish its goals.
During his April 2009 visit to China, Ahmadinejad's vice president Parviz Davoudi reiterated Ahmadinejad's statements, saying that in his estimation, "the U.S. is coming to terms with Iran being nuclear, since it already came to terms with Iran's nuclearization process, and [Iran is] now worthy to discuss important global issues together with the 5+1." Basij commander Hossein Taab said that following the fall of the Soviet Union, only two powers remain in the world - the U.S. and Iran - and both want to lead the world. He added, "The U.S. has military strength, but cannot pull the trigger."
Basically they're crazy, but it looks like the U.S. at least has them crazy with gratification that they're being allowed to sit at the dinner table with the grownups. Hooray for big people food!
That's why it makes it even more ridiculous that we've lost focus on North Korea. It took a half an hour for CNN to get to the news about the two American journalists that are facing trial in North Korea right now. And Al Gore might be coming to save the day. Not sure if he has a cape.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporters for Gore's California-based Current TV, were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while on a reporting trip to China on charges they entered the country illegally and engaged in "hostile acts" — allegations that could draw a 10-year sentence in a labor camp. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly did not rule out the possibility of Gore being sent when asked if it would make sense for him to go.
"It's a very, very sensitive issue, I'm not going to go into it," Kelly told reporters. "This is such a sensitive issue, I'm just not going to go into those kinds of discussions that we may or may not have had," he said about whether Gore himself had raised the matter with the State Department. "The bottom line is that these two young women should be released but I'm not going to go into any kind of details on what we will or won't do," Kelly said.
This is the battleground area. Remember how Al Gore was the guy who got the clock moving so to speak on Capital Hill concerning all that environmental stuff. He's about to do that with North Korea. Just look up North Korea in google news. In the past week the trial for the journalists began, which was applauded by secretary of state Hilary Clinton. But nobody asked at the press conference whether the U.S. had anybody there. Because after almost two days of supposed "trial", there ain't any news coming out of North Korea. They're silent. Seriously, the President's foreign policy might be kind of off. The word is that he's already increased units in Afghanistan to go after the Tally Ban. Well, he might have himself a full fledged conflict (I don't want to use war before I'm ready) in North Korea in the next couple months. Just in the past week, this has happened:
The joint command for the 28,500 U.S. troops that support South Korea's 670,000 soldiers raised its alert a notch to signify a serious threat from the North, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. In a statement, its foreign ministry said action would be 'inevitable' in the face of what it called 'further provocation'. In Washington, the U.S. Army's top officer, General George Casey, said he was confident the country could fight a war against North Korea if necessary, despite continuing conflicts elsewhere
Beware of Kim Jong Il, although he did name his son the successor this week. Rumor has it Kim Jong had a stroke last year and hasn't been the same since.