Kim’s Missile, Obama’s Omission
-by Linda Butts
Of the actions Obama has accomplished quite expediently, the one that causes the most concern is what he has shown he cannot do.
The one thing, above all others, that promises disaster with Obama at the helm is defense of US, our United States, with him as Commander in Chief.
North Korea’s Kim and Iran’s Achminijad scurry for offensive action.
Obama is on a mission of apolgy.
For years now, we in Hawaii hear intermittent reports of the missiles Kim Jong Il has been playing with. They can reach US, we’re told, which means either Alaska or Hawaii. Sometimes it’s been just the “I’m going to do this” of a madman. Other times he’s produced a fizzle in the Pacific. If I had been keeping track, there’d be a pattern, I’m sure, in the frequency of Kim’s “it can reach the United States” obsession.
For the past few days the usual Hawaii talk of Kim’s nuclear ambition is garnering media attention, at least on the mainland if not the world. July 4 is the targeted date for a missile aimed at Hawaii. Local reports, relayed from Japan, use “early July” July 4-8. That’s a span of days, not a specific date. The emphasis is a missile aimed at Hawaii, not that Hawaii is targeted. That’s what’s talked about here.
Whether a specific day or location is targeted, if Kim’s missile proves to be more of another fizzle than hitting Hawaii, there are many miles of uninhabited Hawaii. The Hawaii Island chain is about 1,500 miles long. Kim’s missile has a reported reach of about 4,000 miles. The main islands of Hawaii are about 4,500 miles from North Korea.
People who were on Oahu at the time it was bombed, remember the details of the day when explosives were dropped in and around Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. They remember their awe when they discovered that the assault was known of, by government people in position to do something, before those bombs were dropped.
We now on Oahu, I am sure, will remember the details of the day, should Kim’s missile have the temerity to reach our Island in early July.
Sixty plus years ago, those in position to protect the Territory of Hawaii, the people, and United States military interests, did nothing to prevent the devastation brought by kamikaze. Those mighty ships were manned with men prepared to defend what was, instead, forfeited. Before the fact, their chance to prevent the attack was denied by those who were in position to subvert it.
If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded. – Karl Marx
Communication is way better today that it was in 1941. We know, and have known, of bedlimite Kim’s aspiration to damage, or at least challenge, US, the United States. The bloggers are all over it. Those in the United States in position to prevent an attack on American soil, or in American waters, are geared to repeat history.
Maybe Kim wants to scare US. Personally, I’ll not give him that satisfaction. Should Kim’s plaything find its way to Oahu, Niihau, the Big Island of Hawaii, or anywhere in between, well, it’ll be a new experience. But what of US, the United States?
The man in position with the greatest power to protect the interests of the United States of America has shown the man he is. He is not a mystery, he is a man who, incredible as it is, does not display an interest in defense of our country. Forget his economic policy, his demeaning apologies for what we, the US, are, what our history is. Obama is a detriment on vivid display.
Obama holds the position of Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. How embarrassed was the airman whose salute was returned not with a courteous, respectful salute in reply, but an extended hand? How embarrassed are the troops whose president shows disdain for the standard, the flag of the United States of America, that symbolizes the purpose of their uniform? They (military personnel) can not say with confidence that orders from the man in position as Commander in Chief are legal. This is a man (Obama) who is to command the greatest Armed Forces in the World?
The man’s experience is community organization, incomplete Senatorial duties, hiding paperwork, reading teleprompters, apology, promoting Political Correctness… He has shown his character. He’s a man of appearance, a man with charisma, a man who prefers Czar Power to Representative Governance. No, he cannot be expected to make dignified decisions to the advantage of the people of the United States, to the Constitution he is sworn to uphold.
Is Obama expected to respond commendably to the nuclear threats of a madman?
Or will he surprise US?
We shall see.