“Time is running out fast and we will be lucky if it doesn’t happen in the first term of this president. If he gets elected to a second term — which is quite possible, despite whatever economic disasters he leads us into– our fate as a nation may be sealed”.
It appears that our current president has a lot on his plate with the determination to pass Cap and Trade and socialize our health Care System, despite his repeated denial that he wants to substitute free enterprise medicine with a government plan.
So it is not surprising that his press conference yesterday had no reference to the threats that KimJong sent his way in the last few days.
The following is an excerpt from the Tokyo Times editorial page,
and it illustrates that the little mad man who runs North Korea wants the World to know that he is now a member of the Nuclear Weapons club.
“North Korea has confirmed the worst suspicions of those who fear the destabilizing consequences of nuclear proliferation by announcing that it will become a full-fledged nuclear state, able to build both uranium and plutonium bombs and fit them to the nose cones of its missiles.
In its latest act of defiance, Pyongyang is reportedly preparing a new series of ballistic missile launches and another nuclear test, after a long-range missile test in April and the second test of a nuclear explosive device in May.
These and other actions have reversed steps the North had taken to abandon its nuclear program, coaxed by security, aid and other incentives offered in six-party negotiations with the United States, South Korea, Japan, Russia and China.
North Korea’s breakout announcement June 13 followed the unanimous approval by the U.N. Security Council the day before of a resolution demanding that North Korea halt nuclear weapon tests, suspend its ballistic missile program and rejoin the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
The resolution marked a significant hardening of Chinese and Russian positions toward Pyongyang. They had previously counseled patience and opposed sanctions. China was particularly concerned about upsetting North Korea in the midst of a sensitive leadership transition, as its ailing leader Kim Jong Il reportedly prepares the country for rule by one of his sons.
The Security Council resolution extends penalties on North Korea by targeting its financial transactions and arms industry. It authorized U.N. member states to inspect suspect sea, air and land cargo going to or from North Korea. They are required to seize and destroy goods shipped that violate the sanctions, including nuclear or missile supplies. Pyongyang has financed its weapons’ program with the sale of missile technology.
But as recent history has shown there is little affect on those who are placed on sanctions by the United Nations. Case in point, Saddam Hussein and the Mullahs of Iran.
And to provoke the USA even more this item was found in the North Korean offical paper.
“On Monday, North Korea’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper called it “nonsense” to say the country is a threat to the US, and instead claimed Washington was the one threatening the North. The paper also warned in a commentary that the country is prepared to strike back if attacked.
“As long as our country has become a proud nuclear power, the US should take a correct look at whom it is dealing with,” the editorial said. “It would be a grave mistake for the US to think it can remain unhurt if it ignites the fuse of war on the Korean peninsula.”
The North Korean newspaper also denounced Obama’s recent pledge to defend and protect South Korea – even vowing to keep Seoul “under the US nuclear umbrella” – as an attempt to attack North with atomic bombs. Obama made the pledge in a joint statement after a summit last week with the president of South Korea Lee Myung-bak.
I believe a total embargo on all commerce is in order as the first move toward stopping North Korea from becoming a nother 1941 Japan. If that does not work. It is time to re-evaluate what we are doing in Afghanistan, and possibly turn our miltary attention to North Korea.
Of course the “talker” president will never do this until we are attacked and many people have paid the ultimate price!