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North Korean Nonsense

The lamestream media told you:
Dangerous radical isolated North Korea has fired a missile in defiance of every legitimate government on earth. Even though the sovereign nation had been sternly warned, and sanctions were already being prepared, the maverick, outcast, wildcat leader launched seven missiles on the 4th of July. Prior reports asserted only a single missile was scheduled.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Experts scoffed at the idea that communist North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il would use a rudimentary and non-functioning experimental rocket to bomb the United States or one of his neighbors, saying, "Kim and everything he has would disappear from the face of the Earth if he ever attempted such a thing. Apart from the fact that his rockets don't work, it's just not going to happen."

The irony and melodrama of Jong-Il's feeble seven-missile launch on July 4th, when Americans launch thousands of tons of Chinese-made missiles for fun, along with the made-in-America awe-inspiring Space Shuttle, seemed lost on reporters, who breathlessly told tales of saber rattling from Washington and a handful of Asian island countries.

China and Russia, close neighbors to North Korea with extensive communist backgrounds of their own, played down the paltry display of fire and light with a mere wave of the hand. President Bush pressed them for a hand slapping, which they have so far refused.

Despite incessant monolithic media bashing, Jong-Il has supporters among most of America's detractors, who relish his impudence, ability to stand up to the world's only superpower, and fierce independent streak that sticks in America's craw like no other world leader is willing to do. He is secretly praised by many ("an enemy of my enemy is my friend"), a fact the U.S. media does not explore.

News agencies, often starved for anything remotely exciting to report, were still blustering about the failed launch of the Taepodong missile today, five days later. No major "news" agency made fun of the missile's name.

The usual suspects called for massive budget increases for the non-operational, non-deployed anti-missile missile U.S. missile defense system.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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