Monday | February 24, 2003
North Korea fires missile
Just two weeks ago, an Onion headline screamed: N. Korea Wondering What It Has To Do To Attract U.S. Military Attention.
"What does it take to get a few F-16s or naval warships deployed to the Yellow Sea?" North Korean president Kim Jong Il asked Monday. "In the past month and a half, we've expelled U.N. nuclear inspectors, withdrawn from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, restarted a mothballed nuclear complex capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium, and threatened to resume missile tests. You'd think that would be enough to get a measly Marine division or two on standby in the Pacific, but apparently not."Very funny, as is the norm with the Onion, yet brilliantly illustrative of a real-world phenomenon -- a nuclear-armed belligerant North Korean regime completely ignored by an Iraq-obsessed Bush, yet desperate for attention.
And North Korea is still desperate for that attention:
North Korea Launches MissilePosted February 24, 2003 05:33 PM | Comments (17)