Rich Galen

On March 26, 2010 a South Korean naval vessel sunk in the waters off the western coast of the Korean peninsula.

According to the New York Times at the time:

"The sinking immediately raised suspicions about the possible involvement of North Korea, whose navy has skirmished with South Korean ships in the waters off the Korean Peninsula."
Over the course of the Spring and Summer it became absolutely, undeniably, irrefutably, unquestionably, patently, and definitely clear that the South Korean ship was sunk by the North Koreans.

North Korea, not known as a country in which you would want your teenaged daughter to do a semester abroad, denied knowing that there was a country known as South Korea; much less knowing was water in the region; much less having seen a ship in the area; much, much less having sunk it.

The South Koreans, who lost 46 sailors in the attack, did a full "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" deal and found a piece of the torpedo which had been fired at their ship showing markings clearly identifying it as being of North Korean manufacture.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quoted by CBS, on May 24, as saying:

"We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation."

Really? Why?

If Venezuela had sunk an American warship in international waters off the west coast of South America would Hillary Clinton have urged us to "avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation?"

Well, she probably would, and Barack Obama would have sent Hugo Chavez a bouquet of flowers and an autographed CD of John Lennon singing "All we are saying, is give peace a chance."

Bill Clinton would have launched an attack against the Presidential Palace in Caracas. George W. Bush would have launched an invasion … of Cuba.

So, the United Nations began looking into this situation which began, remember, on March 26. This past Friday - July 9 - the United Nations Security Council finally got around to issuing a statement condemning the sinking of the South Korean ship.

The United Nations Security Council did not condemn North Korea for the act. It simply condemned the act.

That would be like Attorney General Eric Holder condemning voter intimidation without actually condemning the Black Panthers who were doing the intimidating.

Oh, wait. Holder didn't even go that far. He refused to even investigate reports of Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philadelphia.

Where was I? Oh, yes, the United Nations.

Because China now, effectively, owns the United States, they now control what the Security Council says or does not say; does or does not do.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at