On Tuesday, while President Barack Obama was shedding tears, far far away — not in another galaxy, but across the Pacific — a despotic, sociopathic murderer was doing something completely different.
I find it rather ironic that in the same week when former President Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail, we are reminded of his foreign policy failure. Based on Clinton’s declaration, North Korea’s nuclear program was supposed to be dismantled; ended. Well, since 2006 there have been four nuclear tests emanating from the repressive Stalinist regime, now under Kim Jung Un. And the fourth came this week – oh, another irony, the same folks who worked for Bill Clinton to secure a “nuclear deal” with North Korea did the same for President Obama with Iran.
As reported by Fox News, “The world reacted with outrage and skepticism Wednesday after North Korea claimed that it had successfully tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb.
The announcement, which could not immediately be confirmed by outside sources, was made by a state television anchor who read a typically propaganda-heavy statement calling the test a “perfect success” that elevated the country’s “nuclear might to the next level” and provided it with a weapon to defend itself against the United States and other enemies.
The United Nations Security Council quickly announced an emergency meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning. However, Andrei Lankov, a North Korea expert based in Seoul, South Korea, told Fox News he was “seriously skeptical” that Pyongyang had tested a hydrogen bomb.
According to Lankov, North Korea would have needed to divert a large amount of scarce funds to construct such a device, saying it would have been “mission overkill.”
“I believe it did not have the ‘signature’ of a Hydrogen bomb,” said Lankov, who added that he had “absolutely no doubt” the blast was an atomic test, the fourth carried out since 2006 in definance of international and United Nations sanctions.”
In keeping with tradition, Barack Obama will find someone to blame, as the Bush Derangement Syndrome has run its course. Perhaps it could be blamed as part of the “war on women” or maybe climate change — nah, that’s reserved for Islamic jihadists. So maybe look for Obama to blame Seth Rogen and James Franco for their movie which upset the short fat kid with the really bad haircut.
But seriously, the yield of this test was not powerful enough for a hydrogen bomb, but it certainly met the requirement for a nuclear test. And the world is scrambling. Japan and South Korea are unnerved, not just because this has happened, but rather because there’s been no resolute leadership from America.
And that resolute leadership is absent because President Obama was crying about unconstitutional and irrelevant gun control executive actions. Imagine, while our president was crying, U.S. Special Operations forces were trapped by the Taliban while North Korea fired off a nuclear weapon test. What message does that send? Yep, it’s all about climate change and gun control, folks.
And remember it was an Israeli airstrike that hit a nuclear facility in Syria being developed in conjunction with the North Koreans. Funny thing, not a peep from Syria or North Korea in the aftermath of that attack. Bad people only comprehend strength and might, not rhetoric or words. And China, which holds the leash on North Korea, is paying no attention to the Obama administration as it endeavors upon its own hegemonic objectives.
As reported by Reuters, “China on Wednesday landed two test flights on an island it has built in the South China Sea, four days after it angered Vietnam with a landing on the same runway in the disputed territory, the Xinhua state news agency said.
The two flights are likely to spark further condemnation from Vietnam, which launched a formal diplomatic protest over the weekend, and the Philippines, which said it was planning to do the same. Both countries have claims to the area that overlap with that of China, which claims almost the whole of the South China Sea.
Xinhua said the two planes landed on an artificial island in the Spratly Islands on Wednesday morning. “The successful test flights proved that the airport has the capacity to ensure the safe operation of large civilian aircraft,” Xinhua said, adding that the airport would facilitate the transport of supplies, personnel and medical aid.
Xinhua did not give any more detail about what type of aircraft had landed. The runway at the Fiery Cross Reef is 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) long and is one of three China has been building for more than a year by dredging sand up onto reefs and atolls in the Spratly archipelago.”
Remember the last time an Asian nation expanded its maritime capability and built aircraft runways on islands in the Pacific theater? Yep, I’m quite sure there are men from our “Greatest Generation” who remember. And this is all happening with an Obama foreign policy supposedly based on a “pivot” from the Middle East and a focus on the Pacific.
Obama certainly did pivot away from the Middle East but he sure as heck hasn’t focused on the Pacific — just ask South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. And I don’t think we need to offer any conjecture about what type of aircraft the Chinese landed on these man-made islands along a major sea lane of commerce transit route. We’ve previously shared with you the military fortifications being emplaced.
Folks, there can be no debate; the 2016 presidential election cycle is becoming a national security/foreign policy-themed contest. And based on this video of Bill Clinton leading us down the rainbow path about North Korea’s nuclear program, and Barack Obama’s similar faux pas with Iran, why would anyone vote for Hillary Clinton who is connected to both of these failures?
Let me leave you with this final reminder. As Barack Obama stood on a platform in the East Room of the White House crying, the Taliban killed and wounded members of our Special Operations forces who they had trapped, as North Korea tested another nuclear weapon, as unlawful enemy combatants are being released from GITMO, and China was landing aircraft on the man-made islands in the South China Sea.
This is going to be a bad year, and we’re only six days into it. But the enemy knows they have a green light because we have a crying president.
Doggone, this is FUBAR.