The US state department says there will definitely be consequences for North Korea following the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.
No kidding. There always are consequences with this administration; this is the first time, though, they seem to admit there will be a screw up.
The incident was widely known, especially here at the Castle, to have been a North Korean hit on the South Korean corvette. No doubt it was the US State Department who immediately crashed down on the South, telling them to hush it all up because it might, you know, make North Korea even crazier. All sorts of ridiculous stories came out about hitting a sea mine, or a fire in the magazines, or Nemos Nautilus, or a sea serpent, dutifully reported by the media. But then the South Koreans ruefully raised the ship and managed to find the actual North Korean torpedo screws still embedded in the wreckage.
So once again we hear tough talk from the Obama State Department. And you know what that means: more toothless sanctions designed to starve out an already starved out country. To what end? North Korea is just about at the point where war would actually improve the peoples lives overall.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.