Tuesday, June 13, 2017

South Korea Flirts With Stupid Again

Oh good grief:

South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, has suspended the deployment of an American missile defense system, an apparent concession to China and a significant break with the United States on policy toward North Korea.

In comments to reporters, a senior official from the presidential Blue House in Seoul said on Wednesday that the two launchers of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system that had been installed could remain but that four launchers that had yet to be deployed would not be set up until the administration completed an environmental assessment.

Two of six launchers of a single battery of THAAD anti-missile weapons have been deployed.

Say, what's the environmental impact of a North Korean nuke dropping on Seoul?

This is the kind of stupidity that only gets cured by a beating with the clue bat when North Korea opens up another production of Dead South Koreans Theater.

Fortunately, President Moon has recoiled from a full blown episode of stupid:

South Korea does not aim to change its agreement on the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to protect against North Korea, in spite of a decision to delay its full installation, Seoul's top national security adviser said on Friday.

The only way this could make sense is if South Korea has gained a Chinese pledge to rein in their little pet psycho regime. If that wasn't gained, South Korea is just being delusional.