Isreal vs. Islamists and The Koreas

Islamists attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas in Gaza and fail to heave-to when caught. When boarded, they respond with clubs, knives, guns and steel bars to Israeli’s armed with non-lethal paintguns. It was a great propaganda coup for the Islamists. Anti-Semites around the world rejoiced including those in Washington and the White House.

In other news, Israel sends cruise missile capable subs to the Persian Gulf and Iranian coast. Speculation has it that those 1500 mile cruise missiles are armed with nukes.

Israel is planning to permanently station a submarine carrying nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
Israeli submarines have visited the Gulf before, but the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.

The paper claims that the government has decided to station at least one of three submarines armed with nuclear missiles permanently within striking distance of Iran in the Persian Gulf.

On the Korean peninsula, the Norks are exposed as the ones sinking a South Korean patrol boat—an act of war.

People tend to forget that the Korean War is not over. It was an armistice that was signed in 1953, not a peace treaty. The Norks threaten to attack the South if there is retaliation. Truth be told, the armed forces of South Korea are not the puny para-military units that existed in 1950. They are now a well trained, well funded and well equipped military force. Opinions from those who know say that it’s not a question of who would win in a renewed Korean conflict but how quickly South Korea would reach the Yalu River—the China border. The real danger here is not North Korea but China who wants a buffer between them and South Korea and their allies.

With tinderboxes on both sides of the world, what does Obama do?


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