Thursday, 11 April 2013

SMART MONEY


Not that you would have noticed, but I've fallen a bit behind in my war links since there are so many to keep up with recently. I won't pretend to be able to figure out the truth of what's going on, being pretty one-dimensional and black and white myself, but seems like all the smart money is now on there not being a war in these parts. Our man at the Times, Dicklp, as he's known on his non-paywall leaping twitter followers, reckons only non-serious, uninformed cretins really believe there will be a war. I hope he's right. But being one of the uninformed non-serious cretinous types, I tend to distrust conventional wisdom, which is always so right 99 percent of the time until that one moment when it is spectacularly wrong and then we talk about changing realities and paradigm shifts -- instead of just admitting that conventional wisdom is as full of horseshit as a frozen lasagne, which we would have known if we had learnt to cook for ourselves in the first place.
Ho hum.
Anyway, for my records if not for yours:

North Korea: Not Crazy but Very Misunderstood

N. Korea ratchets up tension by restricting Kaesong operations

Foreigners' safety cannot be guaranteed

North-korea-warned-foreigners-during-pueblo-crisis-too

Picture celebrating another act of Thatcher's (pre-lasagne) that helped put the Great back into Britain, clearly, from here.

2 comments:

@Crank_Dub said...

What do you imagine will be South Korean and U.S. reaction if North Korea fire a missile in the next few day?

"Ah jaysus, now you can't be doing the loikes of dat at all, at all, sure and you'll be after starting a war so you will, Mr. Un. and that'd be the kind of ting that wouldn't be roight, don't ya know, scaring the knickers off the people 'n all."

Let's hope that's it then, that an Irish farmer will be asked to respond to any future threats.

Our Man in Abiko said...

Dunno, sounds about right.