North Korea Fires on South Korea; US to Respond as Soon as China is Paid in Full

Just to offer both sides of the story, Kim Jong Il is claiming these are only airplane contrails:

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No doubt the obligatory “strongly worded letter” is being drafted as we speak:

North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire on Tuesday after dozens of shells fired from the North struck a South Korean island near the countries’ disputed maritime border, South Korean military officials said. Two South Korean soldiers were killed, 15 were wounded and three civilians were injured, said Kiyheon Kwon, an official at the Defense Ministry.

The South Korean military went to “crisis status,” and fighter planes were put on alert but did not take off.

Michelle Malkin reminds everybody of what Joe Biden said in October of 2008:

Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”

Obama has received his 3am phone call (actually it was 4am — TOTUS came running in with “WAKE UP!!” on its screen). The Chi-Coms will no doubt side with Kim Jong Mentally Il, so how might Obama respond when China tests his mettle?

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I thought so.

Then there’s the problem of US debt held by China that paralyzes the United States ability to go take out that pajama-clad lunatic in Pyongyang:

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Our government’s financial irresponsibility is possibly our greatest national security threat, which the Pentagon seems well aware of — and so does Kim Jong Il: