(I’m assuming the guy holding the bomb is meant to represent Iran, based on Asay’s previous history.)
Possibly. But then again I don’t really think North Korea is going to do anything stupid anytime soon anyway. NK is like the quintessential “Look at me, look at me” character, doing bad things just for attention. And just as how a nuclear Iran would attack Israel sooner than it would attack America, North Korea would attack Japan or South Korea first, if it was ever stupid enough to instigate such a war. But Kim-Jong Un said they’d attack America because this isn’t about tactics or grudges, it’s just about getting attention.
Remember a couple years ago when those two journalists were jailed in North Korea? Remember how they were released when Bill Clinton went to North Korea? It’s not because Clinton negotiated anything, it’s just because getting Bill Clinton to come to North Korea make Kim-Jong Il feel important. That’s all they want, to be treated seriously.
(I was wondering why Iraq is one of the items being juggled, and then I looked at the copyright info.
This is from 2005. For at least 8 years Varvel has been pushing the idea that Iran is becoming a nuclear power, in apparent defiance of nothing happening.)
(We have three suppositions here:
1) That Iran is within striking distance of acquiring nuclear weapons (Ramirez is giving them a year or so at most; let’s bring this cartoon back at the end of 2014 and compare it to what’s actually happened).
2) That Iran is within striking distance of acquiring a way to deliver a nuclear warhead. Again, within the next 21 months.
3) That Iran would attack the United States instead of, say, Israel. I think I understand this part more than the other two, in that we Americans always have to make everything about us.)