Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Crossing a Red Line

President Obama has increased sanctions on North Korea:

North Korea was hit with more sanctions on Friday designed to impede access to the U.S. financial system in the wake of a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the Obama Administration has said was supported by the reclusive country.

The U.S. government named three entities, including North Korea's military intelligence agency, and sanctioned 10 people with links to weapons sales and proliferation.

I'd like to point out that this was done because North Korea hacked Hollywood--not because Pyongyang is building nuclear missiles that will threaten our allies and us when the warhead and missile programs advance enough.

Not that this is a particular slam against President Obama. President Clinton, who made a deal to "solve" this problem, was worse. And I worried that President Bush might go wobbly on this.

My basic view is a policy of "talk, talk; die, die."