The United Nations supposedly has strict sanctions on the North Korean communist state. This week, we learn that Cuba violated those sanctions by hiding two Mig-21 fighter jets, missiles and anti-aircraft systems under sacks of sugar in a cargo ship and tried to send them to Kim Jong Un. The ship made it to Panama before it was intercepted in mid-July.
Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in South Korea earlier today to renew support for South Korea and regional allies as North Korea gets more desperate for food and cash. The boisterous rhetoric from the North is pretty much out-of-control. That said, Kerry – and maybe many others – can’t seem to agree if North Korea is a nuclear power or not.
North Korea is testing the resolve of the world community after another predictable move. In negotiations for 240,000 metric tons of food, they were planning to allow food inspectors in and not launch long-range missiles. Not so much, they have an anniversary to celebrate!
…in the Nation of Sweden, with all due apologies to the Bard, and it stinks like the Chicago at low tide. It is Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange. Mr. Assange, for those who haven’t heard, is the Australian hacker “Internet activist” who has decided that it is his mission to play “cop of the world.” Read more
At a United Nations nuclear nonproliferation conference this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out our nuclear cards, expecting Iran and North Korea to have a “come to Jesus” moment and start playing nice.
I came across this story tonight. For all I know this is all over the main stream media. But this is a very important story. You can read the entire story here.
North Korea said Wednesday it was abandoning the truce that ended the Korean war and warned it could launch a military attack on the South, two days after testing an atomic bomb for the second time.
…. was restarting work to produce more weapons-grade plutonium.
Defying global condemnation, the regime of Kim Jong-Il said it could no longer guarantee the safety of US and South Korean ships off its west coast and that the Korean peninsula was veering back towards war.
Now North Korea specifically states that they are threatening South Korea and United States ships off its coast and what does our government have to say about it?
The White House said it viewed Pyongyang’s threats as “saber-rattling and bluster” that would only deepen its isolation, with spokesman Robert Gibbs saying that “threats won’t get North Korea the attention it craves.”
Are these guys serious? This is an actual overt threat. They are testing NUKES! They are threatening South Korea AND THE UNITED STATES! Hello is anyone home? Someone in this government needs to explain to the citizens of the United States why we are directly threatened by a nation that has already developed nuclear technology and the only thing that they do to protect our interests is make a statement that “threats will not get you anywhere.” That statement my Gibbs is a provocation!! He is effectively saying don’t threaten us, take action. You have got to be kidding me.
A few years ago North Korea was testing weapons, and Bush decides to do nothing about an actual threat. Isn’t our military stretched pretty thin? Do we even have the capacity to deal with North Korea? Now we have Obama and it appears that he is choosing to follow the same path. Tell me what has changed since Obama showed up on the scene? Why does our government insist on doing NOTHING?
Kim Jong-Il is an insane aggressive dictator. Barack Obama is an insane passive dictator. Not too hard to figure out who wins that fight. Hopefully I am wrong and this true enemy that has nuclear weapons and is threatening the United States, is indeed just sabre rattling.