• US Foreign Policy Reduced to Making Fun of Bad Countries

    April 10, 2012

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    Posted in: Military

    The White House mocked North Korea’s claim that it aims to put a weather satellite in orbit, saying it should just “go to weather.com.”

    Taking aim at North Korea’s unprecedented media blitz ahead of the planned launch, US National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters that “you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know this is propaganda. North Korea is trying to advance, test and show off its ballistic missile technology. The UN bans this activity, which is why they’re using the press to pretend it’s a satellite launch.”

    “North Korea doesn’t need to spend this kind of money on a weather satellite,” Vietor said in an emailed statement. “Go to weather.com.”

    So there you have it, what historians of the future will no doubt refer to as the high point of the American Century, making fun of countries who do stuff we don’t like is now a tool of American Foreign Policy.

    We need a new word, the definition of which will be “When satire and reality are no longer distinguishable.”




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    • corinne said...

      1

      America, eff yeah.

      04/10/12 9:13 PM | Comment Link

    • David said...

      2

      And what I find ironic is that this critism of another country’s attempts at establishing high tech space stuff comes from a country that cannot put its own astronauts in flight to a space station, and relies entirely on the Russians to keep NASA aloft (literaly).

      04/15/12 10:46 AM | Comment Link

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