Dangerous Dan Thoughts and musings on the world

4/16/2010

Latest North Korean News Release

Filed under: General — Dangerous Dan @ 1:49 pm

Somehow or another during the 2008 presidential campaign, I wound up on Barack Obama's e-mail list.  At first, I was a little irritated at my address padding his formidable number of addresses, but then I started liking seeing what the crew is saying to its supporters.  What I constantly find interesting is the language.  The tone of them is so strident that they usually remind me of North Korean news releases that go so far over the top of even hyperbole that nobody can take them seriously.

Here's an example (italics mine):

It has been recently disclosed that the U.S. and the south Korean puppet bellicose forces are working out "OPLAN 5012″, a new scenario for invading the DPRK, under the pretext of coping with the "transfer of the right to command the wartime operations."

The "OPLAN 5012″ is a war scenario more dangerous and provocative than the "OPLAN 5027″, a scenario for an all-out war of aggression against the DPRK.

They opened the contents of the above-said new scenario to media though it is a top secret document. This is an undisguised threat and blackmail against the DPRK and, at the same time, a revelation of their military scheme to stifle it by force of arms.

All facts go to prove that "peace" and "improved relations" much touted by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers are nothing but empty talks and they are pursuing only asinister aim to seize the DPRK by force of arms.

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to the brink of a war due to their frantic moves to ignite a nuclear war against the DPRK.

If they unleash a nuclear war against the DPRK, its army and people will mete out a resolute and merciless punishment to the provokers, the commentary warns, urging: They had better stop acting rashly, properly understanding the revolutionary will of the army and people of the DPRK.

Now compare that to the latest missive from Obama concerning Wall Street reform:

Wall Street titans still recklessly speculate with borrowed money. Big banks and credit card companies stack the deck to earn millions while far too many middle-class families, who have done everything right, canbarely pay their bills or save for a better future.

We cannot delay action any longer. It is time to hold the big banks accountable to the people they serve, establish the strongest consumer protections in our nation's history — and ensure that taxpayers will never again be forced to bail out big banks because they are "too big to fail."

Reform will provide crucial new oversight, give shareholders a say on salaries and bonuses, and create new tools to break up failing financial firms so that taxpayers aren't forced into another unfair bailout. And reform will keep our economy secure by ensuring that no single firm can bring down the whole financial system.

With so much at stake, it is not surprising that allies of the big banks and Wall Street lenders have already launched a multi-million-dollar ad campaign to fight these changes. Arm-twisting lobbyists are alreadystorming Capitol Hill, seeking to undermine the strong bipartisan foundation of reform with loopholes and exemptions for the mostegregious abusers of consumers.

I won't accept anything short of the full protection that our citizens deserve and our economy needs. It's a fight worth having, and it is a fight we can win — if we stand up and speak out together.

And how's this for some Orwellian War is Peace action?:

We know that without enforceable, commonsense rules to check abuse and protect families, markets are not truly free. Wall Street reform will foster a strong and vibrant financial sector so that businesses can get loans; families can afford mortgages; entrepreneurs can find the capital to start a new company, sell a new product, or offer a new service.

Sure, new rules and regulations on markets is what makes them free.  And also, apparently, allows them to lend, get mortgages, find capital, sell products and services… 'cause, ya know, they weren't doing that before.

Am I making too much of this?  Ah, maybe, and you can certainly see some hyperventilating language on the right, but this one has the President's name and I find it… distasteful.

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