Saturday, July 24, 2010

Well, Fair is Fair

Is this what the North Koreans really came up with over our naval exercises with the South Koreans?

North Korea inflamed tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship by threatening the United States and South Korea on Saturday with "nuclear deterrence" if they carry out naval maneuvers this weekend.

Given that a lot of people over here think that the proper response to Iran going nuclear is to threaten nuclear deterrence on them, why shouldn't North Korea get the same option?

Of course, the North Koreans may not have gone to the same elite foreign policy programs given their concept of nuclear deterrence:

"The army and people of the DPRK will start a retaliatory sacred war of their own style based on nuclear deterrent any time necessary in order to counter the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war," North Korea's official news agency said.

Ah, so they don't mean they'd rely on nuclear deterrence. They mean they'll use their nuclear deterrent. That's a completely different concept.

You have to hand it to the North Koreans. They may not understand the terms they use, but they sure do understand what they want to do with their nukes.

So maybe those people here advocating nuclear deterrence against Iran are really just disguised, dreaded NeoCons out for blood.