Sunday, July 16, 2006

You Have To Wonder

Last week, when N Korea test fired missiles into the Sea of Japan, commentators and analysts all agreed that it was a grab for attention because so much attention was going to Iran and the war in Iraq/Afghanistan, and not to N Korea.

So now, I am wondering, with the issues that have developed this weekend between Israel and their neighbors and how much coverage it is getting, should we be expecting N Korea to test fire again soon so that the attention will move back in their direction?

2 comments:

haha said...

That will be interesting to see if that is so. I feel for Japan, as they really have to depend on others to defend themselves, because of the treaty after WW2. I would have blown the missile out of the air as a warning if it was aimed near my country. Unfortunately, Japan does not have the ability to do that. Come on China, put the pressure on.....

Through a Glass Darkly said...

The missile test fires were specifically on the 4th of July to make a statement. Previous to those, they hadn't test-fired any for several years. The history of the shut-down of communication between the US and N. Korea as a result of Bush including N. Korea in his 'axis of evil' is very interesting. I'm hoping we'll get a more reasonable President before this becomes a true crisis issue.