First North Korea threatened the United States with nuclear missiles, saying it could carry out nuclear strikes against the United States. Then, they tore up the armistice created at the end of the Korean war, in addition to not answering the “hotline” with South Korea. Last week, Pyongyang said it planned to terminate its military phone with the United States (CNN). To sum up, North Korea has always done a lot of sabre rattling, but it looks like they are really trying to up the game.
Sounds like North Korea may present a real danger, eh? Nope.
Admiral Locklear, America’s top military officer in charge of tracking hostilities with North Korea, said over the weekend in an interview in the Boston Globe (Interview) that climate change was the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region.
He’s not joking, just in case you’re wondering.
Well, dammit. I just get confused. See, I grew up in the 1970’s and we were all so concerned about global cooling then. They discredit it now, but they talked about it then. Even made the covers of a few magazines. That’s right, click and read about it here (global cooling). See, the big hazard then was all the food sources were going to be reduced because of shortened growing seasons. If you grew up in Northern Ohio like I did, the whole global cooling thing made a lot of sense. It was cold. A lot.
But then comes Al Gore, and we’ve got our global warming, right there. Except now, we’re not really sure, so we just call it climate change. What Admiral Locklear’s talking about is global warming. I guess it’s good for him, with the rising seas, at least he’s in a boat. Shirley, better get a pontoon boat or a houseboat, California’s going down.
Admiral, I think you’ve watched too many reruns of “Waterworld.” Hey, I agree, it was a flop at the box office but I still enjoy it once in a while on cable. But I don’t think the worlds going to look like that for at least a couple years. So, I’d just like my Admirals and Generals to stick with military strategy and stuff. Stick to thinking about North Korea, China, etc. Leave the social issues and the climate change to the scholars, and, you know, good old Al.
Okay, back to the subject, with all the sabre rattlin, you’d think the Admiral would be talking about that. Maybe somebody better call Dennis Rodman and get him over there, settle down his little “friend for life.” Maybe Dennis can take him out for a little Vodka cran, let him relax a little. Before global warming destroys his country.