Originally posted at The Kyle Conspiracy
Disclaimer: I do not care about the hows and whys of the two journalists who were captured and imprisoned in North Korea. I vaguely followed the news (by which I mean, I heard a few snippets of news on the radio on the way home, and no, I was not listening to NPR) and I knew that it happened, but I didn’t know the details. I am a cynic, and I figured the only reason it was getting any press is because one of the women captured is the sister of Lisa Ling a G – list celebrity of the geriatric version of Sex and the City, known as “The View.”
So I’ve just decided to conclude they were captured because we don’t have universal healthcare. I mean, it’s obvious, isn’t it? If we don’t get universal healthcare, the terrorists win.
I don’t know if there was any formal run-up to Bill Clinton’s (“Bill C,” as I like to call him) jaunt to Asia. Apparently, Kim Jong Il wanted to meet with a high level American, Al Gore was originally considered for the trip, but that was considered a conflict of interests, given that Gore owns (?) the news outlet the two captured women were working for.
Like I said, I’m vague on the details.
So Bill C flies to North Korea and schmoozes with Kim J. Two hours later, the women are freed. Probably the best commentary I have seen on the subject is this picture of Hillary:
I mean, it’s Bill C. With Obama taking the spotlight as the anointed one (coupled with Bill C’s bout of crazy when Hillary was still in the primaries) I think a lot of people forget that Bill C is one smooth talker. He has a way of biting his lower lip, lowering his eyes, and making his audience believe that he feels your pain. I am not surprised.
I’m sure its nice for the families of the freed women – no one would deny that the capture of a loved one would be hellish. And I don’t care to comment on the discussion of whether this was a good use of diplomatic resources, whether this qualifies as negotiationg with terrorists and makes us vulnerable to North Korea, or what Bill Clinton was getting out of the deal. (Jokes about Bill Clinton and two girls on a plane, the mile high club, etc are already making the round).
No, I think its important to point out the real consequences of this maneuver.
Now that Kim Jong Il has made a concession to the US and freed these women, he probably feels a little arrogant. This gives him a little jolt of arrogance – he held the fate of two women in his hands and suddenly America was willing to do anything. (Let’s leave aside the debate about the value of two American lives mmkay?) He got Bill C to come all the way to North Korea, just to talk to him. He wants to take this power out for a spin and see what he can do with it.
The next step is clear. Kim Jong Il is going to fire missiles at Hawaii. In fact, that has been his plan all along, and there is nothing anyone could have done about it. He would have done this with or without the captured/freeing of these two women, but now he has a convenient excuse.
And just think about it. Once he destroys Hawaii, he will destroy all evidence of the Obama’s original birth records.
I’ll let that sink it.
This is the REAL consequence of the negotiations with Kim Jong Il and the possibilities of the REAL motiviations for this negotiations are endless.
Did Bill C, still reeling from the defeat of his beloved (stop laughing!) wife in the primaries, wish to provoke an action which would destroy Obama’s chances of proving, once and for all that he IS an American citizen, thus jeopardizing his presidency?
Is Bill C secretly working for Sarah Palin? (Or sleeping with her?)
Did Bill C, sick of the ridiculous arguments put forth by “birthers” wish to destroy all evidence, so Obama can now honestly shrug his shoulders and say “Guys, my homeland was bombed. What do you want me to do?”
Or, is Bill C, up to his old tricks, just looking to create a distraction, so when the news gets out about his escapades with the two women on the way back to the US will be buried in the sea of controversy over Obama’s now destroyed birth records?
I’ll have to carefully consider all the evidence before I can even begin to come to a conclusion on this one. I suggest you do the same.