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Sunday, September 12, 2004

Feed your head!

When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know.
Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit."

Well, somebody saw some kind of mushroom in North Korea on Thursday. Ask Alice, I think she'll know; don't ask Condi, I know she won't. And Colin Powell can only see weapons of mass destruction where they don't exist.

Now, public officials shouldn't engage in wild speculation--that's my job! So here goes. Here's a map showing the location of the explosion and "non-nuclear" mushroom cloud:

Note that it appears to be right on the border with China, a known nuclear country. Now China might be even less happy about North Korea having the bomb than we are/would be, since they're right next door. But China is also the biggest economic and potential military threat to U.S. world hegemony, and they know it. They know that the U.S. already has massive military bases to the west of China in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan; to the south of China in Thailand and the surrogates in Taiwan, and to the east of China in South Korea and Japan. China doesn't fancy an American invasion of North Korea any more than I do. So, maybe they know that North Korea's nuke program is all U.S. hype, like Saddam's was, but they want us to think that it isn't. So they sneak a nuke across the border, with NK's permission, and blow it up in some remote mountain area. Now WE think that North Korea actually has the bomb, and we've never attacked a nuclear power. So maybe this is just one example of the men on the neocons' chessboard getting up and telling them where to go.

Hey, it's better than Condi's forest fire explanation! Michelle has a lot more on the nuke that wasn't.