This week we cram muscle shirts, pat downs, Thanksgiving, and North Korean aggression into one audio file. Peter gets the inside scoop on the National Review cruise from Rob (live from the Miami airport) and James. Then we get serious with John Bolton to discuss North Korea's missile attack on the south. Will the TSA handle Rob's junk? Tune in and find out.
Bullets seem a little quaint when missiles are flying, but here goes:
- One rolls with muscle shirts, the other is a walking L.L. Bean Catalog. We report, you decide. Yes, it is safe for work.
- Just for the record, Apu's last name is Nahasapeemapetilon. In addition to being the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart, he also has his own Facebook page.
- The history of conflict on the Korean peninsula goes at least 60 years. Wikipedia summarizes it in one page.
- Kim Jong Ill just appointed his youngest son Kim Jon Un to the rank of four star general and first in line to succeed him as leader of North Korea. Oldest son Kim Jong Nam says he's against "hereditary succession" but that may be because he was passed over.
- As Ricochet contributor Bill Walsh points out below, the "Crazy Ivan" is a Naval term for a submarine maneuver, characterized by any number of sudden and sharp turns, used by submarine crews to "look behind" their boat using sonar.
- A series of photos of the Youlon River.
- Those iconic images of the Korean Peninsula from space are posted here.
- There are dozens of images of the giant unfinished hotel and the empty grand boulevards on Google images.
- When he's not busy admonishing us about being too compliant towards mainstream media, Bernard Goldberg appears on CBS News, Fox News, and HBO's Real Sports.
- John R. Bolton has served in a number of diplomatic roles over the years. His famous mustache also has it's own Twitter feed.
- Bolton and Ricochet contributor John Yoo recently wrote an op-ed piece on START for The New York Times
- A South Korean naval ship was sunk back in March of 2010. Guess who the suspect is?
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