EDITORIAL: Disaster in South Korea

EDITORIAL

Disaster in South Korea

Last week the world saw clearly what happens when a nation looks to Russia for technology.  That nation crashes and burns spectacularly.

Quite frankly, we see it as being not just ridiculous but blatantly offensive for an impoverished, backwards nation like Russia to be engaged in any way in a space program.  The billions of dollars Russia spends each year developing missiles and rockets, all in a frenzied and desperate desire to compete with the United States, should instead be spent on meeting the actual needs of the people of Russia.

They need hospitals, they need roads, they need fire prevention, they need qualified teachers, they heed affordable healthcare, they need a suitable diet and education about evils like smoking and AIDS.  What they get instead, just as in Soviet times, are tanks and nuclear bombs. They can’t eat them or learn from them, they can’t consult them when their children are sick.

It is almost as if their own government despises the people of Russia and is seeking fervently to destroy them.  And yet, it would be unwise and improper to feel sorry for these Russians, they have made their bed. They have chosen to give their support to a government dominated by proud KGB spies, and to look the other way as that malignant regime seeks to recreate the USSR.  How can they be surprised, then, if that government seeks to impose upon them the selfsame privations from which they suffered in Soviet times? How can they be surprised when that government, and their very nation, collapses once again, just as it did in Soviet times?

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6 responses to “EDITORIAL: Disaster in South Korea

  1. @The billions of dollars Russia spends each year developing missiles and rockets, all in a frenzied and desperate desire to compete with the United States, should instead be spent on meeting the actual needs of the people of Russia.

    It’s actually much, much worse than just that.

    Russian ballistic missiles killed many more Russian citizens (ethnic Russians and others) and Russian military servicemen than enemy combatants. Only the 1999 Grozny marketplace attack (Tochka missiles) and the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster (Granit missile) alone killed hundreds.

    In Georgia they also killed a Dutch civilian, who was the only third-country casualty of this war (Iskander missile). He was killed along with several Ge0rgian civilians when the Russians attacked the city of Gori, without any provocation – and after Georgian forces were withdrawn not only from the contested territory but even from Gori.

  2. Russia can only sink under the corruption of the Putin regime. Corruption on a small scale such as in the USA is not noticable. However it is still a cost on every US citizen.

    Russian corruption is vast and crushing. The entire nation must sink.

    USSR lasted a long time because 100 million people outside of Russia paid the price. Now only Russians bear the burdon.

    In addition Russians in the money take their money and their families out of the country. This money is not available for internal investment.

    Democracy would eventually fix the problem, but with corrupt Putin at the helm Russia must rapidly sink.

    • The whole american nation (if you can call a nation this rabble of immigrants) must sink very soon, as they consume much more than they produce. Thanks Obama, keep doing a good job to make it sooner.

  3. Amigo:

    America is self correcting because the people recognize they made a huge mistake in electing a chatterbox like Obama. Elections will eventually remove the present crowd of losers.

    We are talking about Russia on this blog not America.

    There is no self correcting mechanism in Russia since there is no democracy to cleanse and renew the leadership. The Russians are stuck with a cheap loser Putin.

    Foreign investment would work wonders by providing employment and production, but no foreigner will invest and be ripped off in a gangster controlled environment.

  4. Good post on missiles Robert:

    The problem with missiles is the expense. Also the missile flys all over the place and lands in the wrong place.

    USA is now doing ray guns. At the present time all the ray gun does is burn the paint, but that will pass. Sooner or later we will make things disappear just like in “War of the Worlds”

    In meantime Russia’s missiles go out of control and scares the Swedes.

  5. Aah LR! many thanks for another excellent and to the point blog.

    I could not help but take note of your comment, “Last week the world saw clearly what happens when a nation looks to Russia for technology. That nation crashes and burns spectacularly.” Where upon further examination of the highlighted and underlined wording “crashes and burns spectacularly.” revealed that South Korea had “previously sent 10 satellites into space using launch vehicles from other countries.” As opposed to both of Putin’s era Russian launches having resulted in abject and total failure.

    Has South Korea learned nothing from its 1950’s invasion by North Korea, a nation sponsored and militarily backed Stalin’s USSR? And they now do business with Putin’s Russia?

    History has obviously taught South Korea a ‘big fat zilch’. Back to the drawing board for them!

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