A state of war officially exists again between North and South Korea for the first time since the end of hostilities in 1953 following North Korea’s announcement that they would henceforth refuse to abide by the terms of the peace armistice. Continue reading
North Korea says it will attack South Korea if its ships are searched as part of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI). South Korea signed the agreement on Tuesday after North Korea tested a nuclear device. “Those who provoke [North Korea] once will not be able to escape its unimaginable and merciless punishment,” North Korea’s official news agency warned. Continue reading
Barack Obama’s got a big problem.
He’s suckered himself into believing that we need a bipartisan foreign and military policy.
And so he’s reappointing Robert Gates as head of the Defense Department.
Let’s remember: Gates was head of the CIA during Bush I. As such, he was involved in the invasion of Panama, the funding of a genocidal regime in Guatemala, the support of Suharto’s brutal government in Indonesia, and the overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti.