uh, ohhh…

Face off or lose face
This may not end well,
especially when both are big-talkers, are armed to the teeth, have nukes, and share a common border

Russian border patrol agents were forced to open fire after attempting to stop a fishing vessel with North Korean crew on board for inspection. But the crew resisted, according to the Russian Federal Security Service. One Russian officer and nine North Korean fishermen were injured in the stand-off. One of the injured fishermen later died in the hospital. [story]

Is this a nothingburger, a 3am phone call, or My Pet Goat?

US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said. [story]


  1. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted October 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm |

    It couldn’t be worse than a nothingburger 3 am phone call to grope someone……

  2. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted October 16, 2016 at 7:15 am |

    why…. It’s almost as if The World needs some strong, just erm, …Superpower to play uh, … Policeman to The World…


  3. Eskyman
    Posted October 16, 2016 at 10:59 am |

    So the North Korean fishermen “resisted” did they? Cast a bunch of great big hooks at the Rooskies? Threw a net at them? Pitched buckets of chum in their general direction?

    I ask, as innocent unarmed fishermen don’t usually resist armed border patrol agents. (Shhh, could it be that they weren’t actually fishermen at all? OK, I’ll shut up now.)

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted October 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm |

    Re: the botched ‘rocket’ launch in the gif – It’s hard for a starving soldier to have enough ass to succeed at that launch technology. They need to rent a sumo wrestler.

  5. mech
    Posted October 17, 2016 at 9:52 am |

    Gonna need a bigger bellows. . .