Weakness invites war!
Readers will recall that during the 2008 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton ran an ad about the 3 AM phone call which suggested Obama wasn't fit to lead in a national crisis? Well, Obama got the call Tuesday morning, though it arrived at 3:55 AM. The North Koreans had launched an artillery attack on South Korea, killing two and injuring 20. This comes after the news from last spring that the North Koreans were behind a torpedo attack on a South Korean naval vessel that killed 46 South Koreans and the recent revelation that the North Koreans have been cheating all along and have developed an advanced nuclear facility capable of producing bomb making materials.
In response to the latest attack by North Korea, Obama did what he does best: talk. "This is a serious and ongoing threat that needs to be dealt with," Obama told Barbara Walters in an interview. Yeah, that ought to get the North Korean's attention. Later he said: "This is just one more provocative incident in a series that we've seen over the last several months."
Just as it was with the results of the November 2nd election, Obama appears clueless as to the reasons why the North Koreans are behaving as they do. It's because his Administration projects weakness. Less than two weeks ago, Obama was in South Korea to attend the G-20 Summit and foreign leaders made it abundantly clear that they reject Obama's leadership on a range of issues. North Korea certainly couldn't have missed that signal.
North Korea obviously feels they have nothing to lose by attacking South Korea as the United States, the only power which could do anything about it, is led by a man with neither the experience nor the inclination to stand up to dangerous rogue states.
North Korea is sending a message to all the rogue states around the world that they have nothing to fear from Obama whose indifference may bring war as a result of his weakness!
P.S. Wonder what that 3:55 AM phone call went like this morning? The Mike's America original video of March 2009 had it nailed: