North Korea

North Korea
The always bombastic and unpredictable North Koreans go hysterical again. This time the country is prepared to "go to war" with South Korea because that country is playing loudspeakers directed at North Korean territory. A headline from a UK paper reads, "More than 50 North Korea submarines 'leave their bases' as war talks with South continue "

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The World Cup (soccer okay?) in South Africa no less

Africa - what better story, especially after two disruptive plume narratives, than to remind ourselves of the exciting soccer World Cup coming up June 11 in South Africa. A nation unique to a varied continent, in that it was the scene of a dark, oppressive racial apartheid overcome without tremendous violent convulsion. The country is the second largest in population on the continent, behind only Nigeria. It can be aruged that South Africa leads the continent in its share of world leaders, with all due respect to many worthy contenders, in the persons of Nelson Mandela, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The only cloud over the World Cup game is the spectre of terrorism - any world stage attracts extremists with their all consuming desires to give voice to their usually violent message. If you haven't seen the movie Invictus - it is a nice film to warm you up for the real thing in less than two weeks ...

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