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Saturday, July 04, 2009


It's all about us U.S.

North Korea tested some missiles today. Reuters says that this was "an act of defiance toward the United States," which is rather bizarre since it is a U.N. resolution that North Korea was violating. AP goes one step further, calling this "an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day." Yes, I know my enjoyment of hot dogs and potato salad is going to be totally ruined knowing that another country has "defied" the U.S.' self-proclaimed ruler of the world status.

But what a minute. Isn't shooting exploding things into the sky the very essence of July 4? Maybe North Korea is just honoring Independence Day.

You have to admit it's just as plausible as the explanation offered by Reuters and AP.

Incidentally, also on the 4th of July, Israel continues to imprison a former U.S. Congressperson and Presidential Candidate, Cynthia McKinney. A fact which has barely been reported in the U.S. media, much less described as an "act of defiance to the United States."

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