American elites have always had trouble understanding fanaticism. The brahmins in the Roosevelt White House could not understand why the Japanese would fight to the last man rather than surrender. And think of the presidents from Nixon on who truly understood Islamic fanaticism. Carter hadn’t a clue. Reagan tried to deal with them. Both Bushes clearly underestimated the depth of hatred of the U.S. by the fanatics in the Middle East. Clinton thought lobbing cruise missiles was enough. And Obama insists Islamic fanaticism doesn’t even exist.And this guy probably has nukes. I know what let's do, let's ensure another country run by fanatical wackadoos gets nukes!
So it shouldn’t surprise us when we have failed to grasp the depth of depraved fanaticism in North Korea.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Bad Guys In The World
This excerpt comes from a piece on the execution of a terrapin farm manager in North Korea: