Friday, October 13, 2006

North Korean Nights

You know what makes the world go ‘round—fear and greed. Fear gripped us twice this week and overtook greed as the primal urge.

Wednesday’s plane crash in Manhattan gave us flashbacks to September 11, 2001…and we also dealt with Kim Il Jong’s 15-seconds of fame Sunday night with North Korea’s alledged nuke test. (When the French doubt a story…well, that’s says something.)

So the fear and trepidation over North Korea’s intentions were mollified somewhat when I saw a startling photograph: The Korean Penninsula as viewed from space…at night.

The lights of South Korea look like a diamond-spangled constellation, starkly contrasted by an almost total void north of the border with North Korea.

North Korea’s got a nuke? Maybe.
North Korea’s got missiles? Perhaps.

Unless Kim Il’s got a flashlight, he’s not going to be able to find the launch button at night in North Korea.

Amazing how the light of freedom and industry outshine the dark side of human society and governments that stifle the people they should serve and protect, instead of the other way around.

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