“There would be relatively few casualties [in an attack on North Korea] and every militarily knowledgeable person in the world knows it.

Guess who’s hoping to get his ermine stroked tonight
My wife, Barbara Amiel Black, joined a political party for the first time in her life (and despite appearances she has been eligible for that distinction for many years), to vote for our friend Caroline Mulroney or our cordial acquaintance, Doug Ford.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Post, Mar. 16, 2018.

Then again, maybe it’s a simple case of who smelt it, dealt it
Ford, Mulroney and Tanya Granic Allen all asked for a court-ordered extension of the time to qualify to vote, as fewer than half of those who had the right to do so had navigated the maze of the procedure. [T]he failure of  Christine Elliott to join the other candidates in requesting a…deferral of the count to ensure a fully enfranchised leadership electorate was unbecoming. I don’t think she personally would participate in a coup against her leader or a putsch against her rivals, but the whole sequence of events has been fishy, and only without the appearance and aroma of a dead fish because the loudest protester in fact won.
—Ibid.

Black privilege
Barbara managed to get her vote counted after hours on the telephone, two physical visits, and invocation of the good offices of both the Ford and Mulroney campaigns. She would not have succeeded if she were not a well-known personality to those whom she reached.
—Ibid.

Yee-haw!
The only reason that these talks will take place is that President Trump’s forceful diplomacy has convinced China, which has convinced North Korea, that if its attempt to become a nuclear power does not stop, the United States will prevent it militarily. This can be done in one minute with a cruise missile and precise-bombing attack on the relatively few military targets North Korea possesses, including the artillery aimed at the great metropolis of Seoul in South Korea. There would be relatively few casualties and every militarily knowledgeable person in the world knows it.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Review, Mar.13, 2018

Consider the most dangerous course of action…. If the United States tries to take out launch points, or even a massive and sustained bombing campaign in an attempt to destroy their ability to retaliate, we will inflict extraordinary damage—but it is unlikely our attacks would successfully penetrate all their mountain bunkers.
That leaves the possibility that Kim Jong-un would order a mobile launcher to emerge from its protective bunker, and in retaliation, send a nuclear missile crashing into Guam, Hawaii, or Seattle. Such an act would not be a fringe possibility were the U.S. to launch any type of “preventive” armed attack; it would be a likely outcome…. Deterrence will hold against Kim Jong-un’s far weaker regime and will safeguard American lives. A preventive attack will unnecessarily sacrifice them.
—Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, U.S. Army (Ret.), senior fellow for Defense Priorities, cnbc.com, Nov. 30, 2017.

Watch me, Daddy! Daddy, watch me! Daddy!
A two-state solution and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine, in exchange for the mere acknowledgment of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, is spat upon while the international left hoists the Palestinians to the apex of a meretricious hierarchy of victimhood—for which Israel is blamed, despite being largely at the blood-soaked hands of Hamas, Hezbollah, and the PLO. The Left has bought the lie and, in so doing, wheeled the Trojan horse of anti-Semitic bigotry through the front door and into the living room.
—James “Chip-Off-the-Old” Black, americangreatness.com, Mar. 11, 2018.

Catch of the week: this magnificent 74-word lunker
When the unrepresentative tabulation method is capped by an inaccessible selection procedure, all for the purpose of a bloodless, soulless, snoozer of a revelation of the result as calculated by unanswerable and unverifiable machines entrusted to reapply second and third choices on ballots, with three of the four candidates crying foul even before the result is rendered, drama and even credibility are trampled in the dust by malfunctioning automation tainted by old fashioned ballot-stuffing.
—Conrad, Lord Tubby, National Post, Mar. 16, 2018.

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3 comments on ““There would be relatively few casualties [in an attack on North Korea] and every militarily knowledgeable person in the world knows it.
  1. John MacLachlan Gray says:

    Lord Black’s knowledge of military strategy is based on his tin soldier collection.

  2. rumleyfips says:

    I thought it came from his tinfoil hat collection.

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