04.11.13

Idiot citizens obsessed by idiot country, New Serbia

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Imminent Catastrophe at 10:22 am by George Smith

From the WaPost:

U.S. Web users are searching for information about North Korea with astounding, unprecedented frequency. Google searches for “North Korea,” currently seven times the previous peak during the country’s 2006 nuclear test, are dramatically outpacing those for Beyonce or even President Obama.

Last week, North Korea was the third most-popular term on Twitter, following only Easter and Good Friday. And these Web trends appear to reflect broader American views: Pew estimates that 36 percent of Americans are following the news “very closely” – that’s unusually high for an international news story – with 56 percent saying the U.S. should take the threats “very seriously.”

Oddly, that skyrocketing interest does not appear to have translated into a better understanding of the North Korean threat …

The same Pew poll found that 47 percent of Americans think that North Korea is capable of launching a nuclear missile that can hit the United States, which is false …

It’s not clear why Americans who pay more attention to news reports about North Korea are so ill-informed about its military capability …

Beware the revenging pummeling labonza-belting fists of the enraged New Serbians.

2 Comments

  1. Mike Ozanne said,

    April 15, 2013 at 2:00 am

    As I understand it the NK’s haven’t test fired anything that went more than 2400 miles, and haven’t demonstrated either launch reliability or indeed the ability to hit anything on purpose. In addition the low yields and shonky looking shockwave patterns from their underground nuclear detonations have failed to convince many that they weren’t faked. Certainly they have failed to show that they have a reliable airframe packaged weapon capable of surviving launch and re-entry and still going off.

    Surely the correct US government response is to promote calm re-assurance to its people while they persuade either the New Serbian high command or the Chinese to re-educate or TWEP Fat Elvis.

  2. George Smith said,

    April 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Aren’t they supposed to do it today?