Y’all ready for World War III? Well, maybe not World War III, more like World War II: The DLC add-on pack. For those of you not familiar with the term DLC, it’s additional “downloadable content” to a video game you’ve already beaten that gets you to keep playing it. Now that we’re all up on the reference . . .
As far as the World War II thing went, we the Allies beat the Axis powers pretty handily, cleaned our respective rooms, ejected the disc, and decided to leave it . . . only to have two of the worlds most evil dudes on the planet pull up quick to retrieve it. Trust me, it doesn’t make for a very good rap.
The new 1940′s Germany – carrying its Aryan namesake, Iran – and it’s deranged BFF North Korea are making nuclear waves nowadays, especially when His Pugness Kim Jong Un successfully tested a nuclear bomb in the Punggye-ri test site. It has all the makings of a new Axis power with a supremacist vowing the elimination of the Jewish people and an Asian country growing more and more ornery.
Both are using very similar tech that was created by the Pakistani Atomic Bomb maker A.Q. KHAAAAAAAANNNN, who had admitted that he was selling nuclear secrets to North Korea, and while Ahmadinejad plays with the U.N. and does the political dance, his buddy in North Korea is taking care of hardware while being funneled Iranian funds and personnel. So it’s safe to say that when North Korea successfully tested their nuclear bomb, Iran succeeded too. Meanwhile, Iran is attempting to build a (albeit laughable) stealth bomber. See the picture on the puzzle?
Neither country has hidden their disdain for America, and North Korea has, on many occasions, vowed to destroy us. Even admitting they’re designing rockets to hit the US. So things are getting dangerous . . . and yet . . .
Very little is being done to stop these countries from getting nasty and nuclear save for stern words and threats of trade reduction. The UN itself has sent harsh words Kim Jong Un’s way that equal along the lines of “Dude, quit it!” and, “If you’re cool you’ll stop. You’re cool right?” If history is any indication we see that things such as “harsh words” will do squat. It’s exhibited in Kim Jong Un’s reaction, seen below.
Even great and powerful Obama, who said he was going to stop North Korea from going nuclear back in 08′ is only going so far as to feed us the same drivel the U.N. does. During his SOTU speech he promised “firm action” against North Korea. However, if the back rub is too firm, Barack will, of course, ease up a bit. It helps very little that Obama’s administration is very ill equipped to handle a North Korean problem, as the most experience they currently have with North Korea is watching Team America: World Police.
Right now North Korea’s biggest problem will not be the U.S. or the U.N., but China who, frankly, is becoming increasingly annoyed with North Korea’s actions. Even then, I wouldn’t get your hopes up that China will come down too hard on their communist buddy. China may supply North Korea with half the oil and food they use but North Korea is not only China’s political blood brother, but also the buffer that keeps the United States’ interest away from the North Korean border. Remember, these two aren’t countries that negotiate and communicate from one country to another, but as one party to another. It’s more in China’s incoming leader Xi Jinping’s best interest to treat Kim Jong Un with kid gloves. China is a good problem for North Korea to have.
I’ll wrap up with a history lesson. Before the United Nations there was a country club called the League of Nations. While Japan and Germany were bullying their neighbors and invading their personal space, members of the League did little to nothing but complain and scold. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlin couldn’t help but pull an Obama when Hitler entered the room, and would try to appease the Nazis to avoid war. I think we all know how that turned out.
History is not shy about reruns, and if we want to avoid millions of deaths then its in our best interest to do more than yell at our enemies like old men from our respective front porches. North Korea and Iran are lifting, bro. If they are allowed to continue then there WILL BE WAR, but this time it won’t just be the good guys with the biggest bomb. We’re looking at what could develop into the most damaging war this planet has seen. Fallout is a fun game but I don’t want it to be a reality. Real world wars tend to not have very good replay value.
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War…war never changes…