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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New sheriff won't allow Norks to rain fire

New Sheriff in Town - A.F. Branco political cartoon

Russ Vaughn    "With Donald Trump's decision to call Kim Jong-un's bluff by sending the USSCarl Vinson task force steaming in the direction of the Hermit Kingdom, there have been multiple articles out there repeating the possible dire consequences of actually engaging the belligerent little bully militarily.  The obscure North Korean functionary and propagandist who years ago first threatened to turn his country's southern sister state into a "Sea of Fire" in response to some minor provocation may have seemed a bit of a ham-handed saber-rattler at the time, but he most assuredly created a lasting and wearisome media cliché that surfaces in Western publications every time there's a new dustup with North Korea.

"Moreover, almost every article referencing this "Sea of Fire" explains that term to readers by pointing out that Seoul, South Korea's largest city, lies so close to the border between the two nations that it will likely be destroyed in the opening artillery salvos from the North should the balloon go up.  This, they point out, is almost certainly due to the fact that North Korea has positioned countless thousands of artillery pieces and rocket launchers along its side of the demilitarized zone for just that purpose.  They usually quote some military expertthat any American attack on North Korea unavoidably will sign Seoul's doom.
"This old soldier ain't buyin' it. " . . . 
I close with what will undoubtedly be recognized and lauded by knowledgeable journalists as the best triple-decker cliché of the year:
There's a new sheriff in town, and at the end of the day, he won't allow the Norks to rain fire upon Seoul.

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