Red Dawn released in 2012 starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is loosely based off the 1984 Red Dawn.
First Impressions – the overall acting was good. For the most part the actors played their parts well.
The writing was pretty lousy. The characters lacked any kind of development, except for the viewer knowing Chris Hemsworth served in the Marine corps, little else is know about the other characters.
In the original Red Dawn the commander of the invading force is seen writing to his family. In his letters he talks about how is growing tired of the war. In the remake there is no such character development with the commander of the invading force.
Most people will watch the video and get a nice laugh out of it. However, there are people out there who are homeless, living in tents, living in homes that are falling down and/or living in shelters. As a world leader, how can we allow this to happen to our people?
If the U.S. government has money to give to away to foreign nations, why can’t we take care of our own.
We should ask ourselves, is what we see about North Korea the truth? Or is the United States Government spreading propaganda like what the North Korean government is doing?
If North Korea can make a propaganda video, what makes us sure what we have been seeing about North Korea is the truth?
North Korea tested a nuclear device with an underground detonation on February 11, 2013. Along with North Koreas missile program the world moves closer to having a rogue nation with a Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
This is the first test under the leadership of Kim Jong-un.
Why put so much time, effort and money into building a nuclear missile program when people are starving? There have been reports of starvation being so widespread in North Korea that people are resorting to cannibalism.
There are main two reasons for North Korea to develop nuclear weapons – to use the weapons in an act of war, or use the weapons as a bargaining chip.
Nuclear Strike Against the United States
If North Korea were to use nuclear weapons against the United States, it is doubtful the U.S. would respond with its own nuclear attack. Due to the liability and long term sigma, the U.S. would respond with conventional weapons.
China would not tolerate the U.S. nuking North Korea anyway. The nuclear fallout to China poses a great risk. Then there are the North Korean refugees that would flee to China looking for food, medical care and shelter.
Just some ramblings of what I expect to see in 2012. Take this with a truckload of salt:
Cost of food
With the drought in Texas from 2011, and people stockpiling food for the end of the world in 2012, I suspect we might see food shortages. If there are shortages, we can expect the price of food to go up.
Some weather forecasters are predicting another decade of drought for the south, and especially for Texas.
If we think the price of food is bad now, and the predictions are true about a decade long drought, we aint seen nothing yet.
Iran, China and Russia
Iran supplies a good bit of crude oil to China and Russia. Any attack on Iran will be see as an attack on the national security of Russia and China. If the US makes a move that disrupts the flow of crude to either china or russia, both nations will be forced to respond to the threat.
Just imagine if either russia or china attacked canada, how would the US react?
The one thing that stands in the way of china causing too many problems, and that is the US Navy. Russia and china are both decades behind the US in sea warfare technology.
Some 20 year old kid just got handed the keys to a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
I think there is good reason to be worried about the leadership of north korea.
The United Nations has reported that North Korea may not have enough food for its people in 2011. While food production has remained about the same, or shown slight improvement, the population has continued to grow.
So this brings up the question, what happens when a nation with history of trouble making runs out of food?
Normally, I would say that North Koreas communist buddies would help it out. But with the recent Russian crop failures, who knows whats going to happen.
Representatives from the United Nations have recently traveled to North Korea to discuss the problem.