North Korea to target U.S. with nuclear, rocket tests

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mils54 wrote:

Well at least their honest!…Stupid, but honest!.

Jan 23, 2013 10:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bomag wrote:

This is the end

Jan 23, 2013 10:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Send in Seal Team 6. Enough already.

Jan 23, 2013 11:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dlanderer wrote:

@renumeratedfrog – so you hope North Korea nukes the United States and We the People of the United States deserve to be killed? My 3 year old son deserves to be killed? My 6 year old daughter, whom recently donated her tooth fairy money to help starving children deserves to die? You’re a sick person

Jan 23, 2013 11:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Smubii wrote:

renumeratedfrog, How does anyone deserve to be bombed, nonetheless nuked?

Jan 23, 2013 11:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Csantana wrote:

from what it seams i feel we can deal with North Korea however if they are linked to china thats another story

Jan 23, 2013 11:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Se777en wrote:

Sorry, renumeratedfrog, but to say that a group of over 300 million people are all the same is a bit feeble-minded. Try saying something that people can take seriously.

Jan 23, 2013 11:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Pheonix1901 wrote:

That’s an awful thing to say renumeratedfrog…there are innocent children and people here who aren’t arrogant…you want innocent lives to perish? I’m sure you wouldn’t be saying such a thing if it was your country they were threatening….

Jan 23, 2013 11:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sonorama wrote:

Seal Team 6… Like the U.S. gov won’t be using this opportunity to test their fancy drones.

Jan 23, 2013 11:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chockabout wrote:

Kim Jong Un doesn’t run the country; it’s NK’s military making the decisions these days. Most of them are old men who fought in the Korean war and their hatred for the west is deep seated.

Jan 23, 2013 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LynCe wrote:

Geez, what did Google’s Eric Schmidt say to BabyPhat leader with the LawnBoy buzz-cut?

Jan 24, 2013 12:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
USofMerica wrote:

No need bothering Seal Team 6, this Kim Jong Un guy cant even figure out how to feed his starving citizens. Im pretty sure drones could do the job in one weekend.

Jan 24, 2013 12:10am EST  --  Report as abuse

The death of the old man and years of privation have done little to curb the mass cult known as the DPRK.

They WILL have to be dealt with at some point…probably soon.

Jan 24, 2013 12:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
MondayNothing wrote:

I’m just thinking … for NK to do that … wouldn’t that be a serious mistake?

Jan 24, 2013 12:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
mpower830 wrote:

Guess they’re hungry again?

Seriously, we got through this same song and dance all the time. Their people are literally picking pieces of corn out of their own feces, they step up the nuclear rhetoric, and try to get back to the bargaining table for more UN handouts. Ain’t nothin’ changed. Keep doing you North Korea, keep doing you.

Jan 24, 2013 12:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
OzBolts wrote:

It all leads you to wonder if North Korea is still being run by the same hawkish cadre that were around when Great Leader’s father was in his position of benevolent Emperor not too long ago.

The world is teetering on the edge these days, we’ve all witnessed it escalate since the fall of the Berlin wall; new and dangerous alliances have been formed on both sides. The populace of most of the first world is in a staggered balance war mongers and peace makers, while tearing their respective nations states apart from the inside.

The USA and EU in economic and geopolitical crisis… Pakistan and India ready to push “the button”… Israel and Iran rattling sabres and counting down to the inevitable mushroom-cloud somewhere in the middle-east… China becoming a greater and greater manipulator in terms of currency, economics and geopolitics…

Buckle up, folks. This is going to get ugly.

Also, Russia… where in the hell are you going to land in all of this?

Jan 24, 2013 12:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jalek wrote:

Perhaps they need a demonstration of what western long range ballistic missiles can do. The 50,000 troops at the DMZ can just wait for mopup.
Clearly a lack of response can only be seen as fear, obliteration of their missile sites might get them to ease up on the threats.

Jan 24, 2013 12:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
amos033 wrote:

Isn’t it interesting? Remember how we played games with Israel’s threats from Iran over Iran’s Nukes? Now it is upon us with North Korea threatening us. We in the exact same predicament with North korea as Israel is with Iran. Now we need help from Israel because North Korea is threatening to nuke us. Wakeup America & Repent!

Jan 24, 2013 12:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
CielsClouds wrote:

blah blah blah. Always talking smack while firing a bottle rocket once in a while. They can’t seriously think anyone takes them seriously

Jan 24, 2013 1:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
tae111 wrote:

If North Korea does go ahead with the test we should test our ability too shoot down a long range rocket.

Jan 24, 2013 1:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
tae111 wrote:

Let them fire it off and then lets just shoot it down. Might be interesting to see their reaction.

Jan 24, 2013 1:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
jstan20202 wrote:

The North doesn’t want to go to war with us. We would be in and out of there. Our military is light years beyond theirs.

Jan 24, 2013 1:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
happy316 wrote:

Sounds like World War III is less then a few years away.

Jan 24, 2013 1:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
Talleyrand02 wrote:

Why am I thinking Lord Of The Flies? This little boy was educated in Switzerland, his Daddy was rich, very rich, everyone catered to him, his boots were licked on an hourly basis… What did it do to him? Nothing. He is another power-mad locust, like so many overly wealthy people who are stupid as well, like Adelson, the Koch brothers, etc… An amazing confirmation of the banality of evil.

Jan 24, 2013 2:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

The mouse that roared, again.

Jan 24, 2013 2:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
dustair wrote:

they are being so aggressive and different!

Jan 24, 2013 3:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

The simplest way to deal with this little boy is just to laugh at him and keep laughing – don’t take his risers – just turn your back on him & laugh out loud!

Jan 24, 2013 3:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

Gee, thanks, Reuters, for fanning the flames of paranoia. This is not a credible threat, and didn’t deserve any media coverage whatsoever — all it can do is fuel mindless hysteria among the conservative sheep. North Korea’s rockets can’t even make it to Japan; how the hell are they going to target America?

It’s nothing but ridiculous posturing, and Reuters did exactly what North Korea wanted by reporting this nonsense. It’s another Unicorn Cave. It’s pathetic, ridiculous nonsense that’s cluttering up the mediascape and confusing the simple-minded and gullible.

Jan 24, 2013 3:35am EST  --  Report as abuse

Never give a bully an audience.

Maybe it’s time now to stop sending this country’s starved people food aid, let it collapse and find ways of re-training its 1m footsoldiers into more useful people.

Not trivial, but there’s inexorable progress on very dangerous issues here.

Jan 24, 2013 3:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
Montpessat wrote:

“Whether North Korea tests or not is up to North Korea,” Glyn Davies, the top U.S. envoy for North Korean diplomacy, said in the South Korean capital of Seoul.

Yeah, as long as the resulting earthquakes from these foolish tests and waste of money occur in their friendly Chinese neighborhood. North Korea seems to have a fetish for anything nuclear.

Jan 24, 2013 4:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
ruffcoinz wrote:

methinks he is only out for the attention

Jan 24, 2013 4:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

Somebody needs to slip this guy another micky….

….mouse, that is.

Jan 24, 2013 5:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

Hmm, drone or Seal Team 6? It is just so hard to decide.

Jan 24, 2013 5:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
LoveJoyOne wrote:

I really feel for the people of North Korea. They have been starved and brainwashed by a military ostensibly overseen by the Kim dynasty.

Still, I think it’s time to stop feeding North Korea. Don’t bail them out this time. Let them feed their people or starve them. Don’t send any more wheat or rice. Let them plant it, grow it and harvest it.

Of course, they’re incapable of feeding their population. Millions will starve. Nobody stopped Stalin from starving his country. Let Kim starve his, if he wants.

Jan 24, 2013 6:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

See? Problems usually solve themselves if you are patient. Give the little midget fool another 6 months and the US and China will most likely have to destroy North Korea. If baby Kim thinks China is going to let him “target” them, he is truly insane, because he CAN deliver a nuclear weapon at China.
Oh yea, then there is Russia that probably feels targeted now. Russia doesn’t take garbage from anyone when it comes to their security.
Bye bye, baby Kim.
Sorry all those North Koreans have to die, but they won’t rise up and fight, so they have to accept what will happen.

Jan 24, 2013 7:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

It is against US law to assassinate the leader of another country, so enough of the “Seal team 6″ and “drone” garbage.

“Since 1976, every U.S. president has upheld Ford’s prohibition on assassinations. In 1978 President Carter issued an executive order with the chief purpose of reshaping the intelligence structure. In Section 2-305 of that order, Carter reaffirmed the U.S. prohibition on assassination”

Jan 24, 2013 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
voyager3 wrote:

Let’s be realistic everyone. They are not directly targeting any United States assets (military stations, United States mainland, etc.), when they say they are “targeting the U.S.”. They are targeting the U.S. sanctions policy as an in-your-face motion. There is no need to call for the immediate annihilation of North Korea.

China is in a very precarious position. Propping up North Korea is a safe bet for them, as it has always been. After all, there are thousands of United States troops in South Korea, and the last thing China wants is encirclement. The unification of Korea would be viewed in China as a disaster. However, it can also be said that its unification would justify the removal of United States troops. But yet another ally of the U.S. on China’s border does not bode well in the Chinese strategic mindset. A collapse of North Korea and a wave of refugees into China is also a big concern of China’s.

Jan 24, 2013 8:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

Here is a lizard threatening a crocodile. Hmm, i wonder who would win, but why is Iran the most important problem with regards to nuclear proliferation and this clearly rogue state is not?

Jan 24, 2013 8:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
RailBended wrote:

What’s that ol’ saying? The squeaky wheel gets.. something?

Hmmm.. annihilated? Was that it?

Methinks North Korea might want to look into that one before they open their ignorant flapper again.. cuz the US aside, you make veiled threats at Russia or China (whom you could prolly throw a nuke at); and well.. you’ll simply cease to exist.

Jan 24, 2013 8:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
Wassup wrote:

Perhaps Obama and his non existent foreign policy should travel to North Korea to talk about golf, food, communication and the meaning of life. Then again, he could ignore the renegade teen hoping that he will go away similar to Syria, illegals and Benhgazi? Maybe he can take the kid some Coke and Lays to see if he can appease him. We already know where the new Secretary of State will be heading if confronted at 180 degrees in the other direction. Perhaps he can inquire as to the meaning of ICBM’s and nuclear capability? Our government leadership must think ICBM’s are a type of chocolate like M&M’s????

Jan 24, 2013 8:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

Seal team 6 would not be able to do anything. People are in love with these easy solutions that come from the TV shows. People seem to forget that it took years for the Seals to finally be able to find where the guy was and they almost failed. And if you think that the Pakistan military did not know what was going on, i have piece of property on the moon that i would like to sell you.

My suspicion is that soon enough, it will be the Chinese that will handle this bad boy. They have more to lose from NK’s antics than anybody else.

Jan 24, 2013 8:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

@americanguy.
You should understand that in a totalitarian state like NK and without any energy the masses are incapable of rising up. They cannot even if they wished it. And have you seen the movies of American POWs coming out of NK? They had been so brainwashed that they came out raising fists in solidarity wiht NO. So, imagine what the population will be like. This is a sad situation all around, but i think China ultimately will have to deal with North Korea. I do not think they want the US to nuke NK and then have China be the recipient of all the nuclear fallout.

Jan 24, 2013 8:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

A crisis in the Korean peninsula would have grave consequences for China, which is much more vulnerable to the North Korean regime’s crazy attitude than the US is.
It’s time for the Chinese leadership to realize that. China should remove that stupid and crazy regime from North Korea, and help install something more acceptable instead.
It’s not only China’s responsibility to do so, it’s also their own interest.
The US should step up pressure on China, which is the only country to have any leverage in North Korea.

Jan 24, 2013 8:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
jjparkerjim wrote:

Mr. President your inauguration address was really out of touch with reality. The world is a much more dangerous place since you and the Demonrats have taken the White House. (Now known as the lead from behind bunch.)We are furnishing F16s and Abrams battle tanks to the terrorist Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood? You know the nice civil group that bombed the twin towers the first time around in New York. They will use them against Israel and alternately us. Pakistan is continuing to develop nuclear weapons and on the brink of collapse, Iraq is self destructing in sectarian violence, Syria is falling into the hands of Muslim Fundamentalists, al Qaeda is running amok in Africa murdering our citizens,and now North Korea will again start testing nuclear weapons. On top of all that you want to take our guns?

I feel so much safer Fat chance on the guns.

Jan 24, 2013 8:32am EST  --  Report as abuse

and yet the U.S. government will sit back and take this crap because U.S. forces are still chasing their tails in Afghanistan hoping to bring down the al Quaeda boogy man, here’s a wack-o dictator punk kid threatening to destroy the U.S. as we know it and we continue chasing an imaginary bad guy around Africa and the middle east, they have basically put the U.S. government on notice that they wish to destroy us, pack up our stuff in Afghanistan and deliver a serious dose of real shock and awe (not that play pretend G.W. Bush shock and awe) on North Korea and send that idiot puppy dictator of theirs a message he won’t soon forget

Jan 24, 2013 9:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
Carmi wrote:

jjparkerjim: All these threats have been around for a long time, well before we even knew the name Barack Obama. As far as your guns go, those are pretty useless against nuclear warheads or even those F16′s and Abrams tanks you’re worried about.

Jan 24, 2013 9:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Governments…. fools, is all they can think of is war?

Such small minded people always seen to get in control.

Jan 24, 2013 9:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
John2244 wrote:

The point of nuclear weapons for Korea is not to use them against the US directly as the cost to wipe out one city would invite a response that was not worth it. The use would probably be for one of two other types of attack. 1) A low altitude explosion off shore would be a low intensity attack. We would have several millions of people impacted by radiation fallout, and the West Coast economy would shut down for several business days but beyond that the death rate would be about zero. People might die in the evacuation process through transport accidents. This could be used as a tool to harrass the US during a conventional war. The cost of this is very low as the target does not have to be exact. 2) A high altitude explosion would kill of satellites within the EMP zone. Again, this would kill no Americans but would be very bad for our economy and also our ground forces. As above this would not kill any Americans so we could not really reply by nuking a Korean city. In either case if America replies with air bursts – there is more harm to us as we have more satellites and the jet stream will blow most of the radiation towards the USA – even if the burst was above Korea. Many studies show that this is the power of Korean nukes. They can create havoc short of killing and the US has no response short of a ground invasion.

The cost of the navigational complexity to hit a city like San Fracisco directly cannot be absorbed by the North Korean military. Its not a realistic scenario so not sure why this is always mentioned in such articles.

Jan 24, 2013 9:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
John2244 wrote:

The point of nuclear weapons for Korea is not to use them against the US directly as the cost to wipe out one city would invite a response that was not worth it. The use would probably be for one of two other types of attack. 1) A low altitude explosion off shore would be a low intensity attack. We would have several millions of people impacted by radiation fallout, and the West Coast economy would shut down for several business days but beyond that the death rate would be about zero. People might die in the evacuation process through transport accidents. This could be used as a tool to harrass the US during a conventional war. The cost of this is very low as the target does not have to be exact. 2) A high altitude explosion would kill of satellites within the EMP zone. Again, this would kill no Americans but would be very bad for our economy and also our ground forces. As above this would not kill any Americans so we could not really reply by nuking a Korean city. In either case if America replies with air bursts – there is more harm to us as we have more satellites and the jet stream will blow most of the radiation towards the USA – even if the burst was above Korea. Many studies show that this is the power of Korean nukes. They can create havoc short of killing and the US has no response short of a ground invasion.

The cost of the navigational complexity to hit a city like San Fracisco directly cannot be absorbed by the North Korean military. Its not a realistic scenario so not sure why this is always mentioned in such articles.

Jan 24, 2013 9:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

If North Korea wants a nuclear weapon, lets give them one already…

Jan 24, 2013 10:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

The world’s tinpot dictators from Chavez to Castro, and from Ahmadinedjad to Kim exhaust themselves with “threats” against the US in order to gain the attention of the media. Even Putin started out that way, threatening to re-start the Cold War, and it got him nowhere.
Old hunters’ proverb: The yapping of the dogs tells us we are riding.

Jan 24, 2013 11:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Chubby Kim Young the second is not reading the America news. No more handouts to stupid foreign countries to buy their peace. The USA is broke.

Jan 24, 2013 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Chubby Kim Young the second is not reading the America news. No more handouts to stupid foreign countries to buy their peace. The USA is broke.

Jan 24, 2013 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

For those who are scoffing at this threat, don’t. An EMP blast (atmospheric detonation of a nuke) over New York, for instance, would fry circuitry in every device containing a microchip. This would cause a power and communicatins blackout for millions of people, possibly up to a year. Imagine what that would do to our already faultering economy, not to mention making populated areas uninhabitable.

Jan 24, 2013 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
paintcan wrote:

This just proves that North Korea is ruled by a government so corrupt and stupid, it has driven itself insane.

The population is now so debased by the regime they may have forgotten how to resist them. Even if the regime shot them by the thousands, one would think they would still do their worst to overthrow the politburo and the military. The country should do everything and anything possible to make the tool the regime has fashioned out of their own bodies, inefficient and difficult to control as possible.

North Korea is a monument to insider “incest” and nepotism.

But minds are fragile things to break.

Jan 24, 2013 11:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
Chrigid wrote:

Who is renumeratedfrog? What are all these people responding to?

Jan 24, 2013 1:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
txguy2112 wrote:

An EMP burst over the US could be a major issue but at this time North Korea does not have a missle with the range to actually get this far. From what I have read, they have only been able to create low yield (much smaller than what we used on Hiroshima) nukes so the threat at this time is minimal to virtually non existant

Jan 24, 2013 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Strange how that kid running, oops having his strings pulled by the psychotic military, NKR is always tubby yet the majority of the country is verging on the point of starvation….

Jan 24, 2013 1:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jimmymae wrote:

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Miss-Handling of the Spy Ship USS Pueblo incident, let those N.Korea Bandits get away with murder and it’s been down hill ever since, with them.

Jan 24, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MikeBarnett wrote:

The US often forgets things like wars that it has fought but has never finished. Sadly, incomplete wars have a nasty habit of reemerging at inconvenient times. The US and South Korea remain in legal states of war with North Korea. China and Russia allowed “volunteers” to assist the North Korean forces, so they are not in a legal state of war with the US and South Korea. The UN may still have a mandate among its mass of paperwork, but few think of international organizations as nations with serious war-making powers.

The solution is for the worthless morons from America to sit down with the worthless morons from North Korea to negotiate the end of North Korea’s war with the US. The worthless morons from South Korea should meet with another batch of worthless morons from North Korea to negotiate an end to North Korea’s war with South Korea. The US is not the same country as South Korea, and we have different foreign policy objectives despite our alliance born during a war.

Recently, the US has chosen to put some pressure in unwise places, and some extremely unpleasant potential consequences will confront the US in the near future. Dealing with these consequences may take decades of diplomatic maneuvering more difficult than the “Cold War” and with stakes that may be much higher. Massive damage, not massive death and destruction, is the goal; it is easier to bury mountains of corpses than to treat tens of millions of cases of radiation sickness; it is easier to bury destroyed cities than to decontaminate 120 cities in which the central core of the infrastructure has been destroyed, and the homes, schools, clinics, and businesses are contaminated with fallout and blast exposure. The US may get the thrill of destroying a tiny country, but it will spend decades digging itself out of the grinding poverty, disease, and misery of the war. Finally, the reemergence of the US into the realms of humans will confront Americans with the shock that China has become, and likely will remain, earth’s dominant super power for the indefinite future.

The US should negotiate an end to its war with North Korea and urge South Korea to negotiate an end to its war with North Korea.

Jan 24, 2013 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:

The U.S. needs to start using some of our spare nukes, of which we have plenty. All you’d need is one targeted on the North Korean capital, because all of the bully cowards in Iran, Venezuela, and their pals would cower in their caves and surrender.

Jan 24, 2013 2:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nocap wrote:

San Fran?, Pelosi? please tell me im not dreaming. If we continue to follow our current foreign policy nothing will happen to north korea and “pop goes the Weasel” he he

Jan 24, 2013 3:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
krimsonpage wrote:

Uh huh, yeah…..right. These little buggers must be running out of food again. The world will be a safer place once this little country is flushed down history’s toilet.

Jan 24, 2013 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

“Watch out U.S., someone else wants to take over as world bully.”

That was my quote earlier but it was deleted. What’s wrong, Reuters, can’t handle the truth?

Jan 24, 2013 5:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
S.Korean wrote:

Please help us.. they are uncontrolable..

Jan 24, 2013 5:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mils54 wrote:

How do you attack the North with nukes without affecting the South and China?, The answer is You can’t, and it’s insane to even contemplate such a move. China is the country who needs to move on North Korea and take it over with the blessing of the South and the U.S, Change the leadership, Feed the people and get the economy on the path to prosperity, After all it’s all about money!.

Jan 24, 2013 6:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USinfidel wrote:

How much food and medical aid has the United States given to N.K. over the years? Paid for by the U.S. taxpayer while the short pudges with the funny haircuts that run N.K. play a game of nuclear marbles. The U.S. needs to stop all aid and let them feed their own people. It’s lunacy to give aid to the countries that want to kill us.

Jan 24, 2013 7:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bdkennedy1 wrote:

Now that it’s out there in the open, Hilary Clinton can’t say she didn’t know anything about it.

Jan 24, 2013 7:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

So much of what the government in Washington D.C. does, seems to be odd, if you spend any time thinking about it. North Korea appears to be a much more credible and more much advanced threat than Iran. But the folks in Washington plan to spend billions of dollars on a missile shield for America’s East Coast. Isn’t North Korea over on that part of the planet where they would be more likely to hit America’s West Coast? Silicon Valley, places like that are over on the West Coast.

Jan 24, 2013 8:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@ jjparkerjim

You are a drama queen. …”On top of all that you want to take our guns?”

Your exaggerate. Obama only wants to limit those weapons, such as semi/automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, that can kill very many in just a minute. You will still have plenty of guns to chose from.

Please share the blame with the Republicans, particularly GW Bush and Administration who fueled the fire and put America on the top of the most-hated list.

Jan 24, 2013 11:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Invictuss wrote:

Thats the way to go good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 25, 2013 2:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
EyeTweaks wrote:

Feed your people idiot

Jan 25, 2013 9:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The left coast will do their best to protect the North Korean’s right to destroy California. I applaud the liberals.

Jan 25, 2013 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
Marla wrote:

Fear not, it’s just sabor rattling! Of course they’re making noise about their nuclear capabilities, because the ONLY nations immune from a US invasion are those with nuclear capabilities. North Korea just wants to be darn sure we know they’ve got them.

Jan 25, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

@Invictuss

Would you like us to send you sympathy notes via post mail “in C/O Dear Leader II ?”

or are you holidaying with Ahmadinejad?

Jan 25, 2013 7:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MSHAGAN wrote:

Some day North Korea will stop “crying WOLF”…
Since I live in Hawaii, I tend to listen when some crazy fool starts threatening to use nuclear weapons — they only have to get it right once! Desperate times call for desperate measures, and North Korea is getting more desperate by the day.

Jan 30, 2013 8:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MSHAGAN wrote:

Interesting study (about US aid to North Korea): http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40095.pdf

Stuff that Americans forget too quickly about:

This is from April 2012, With all our economic woes, we were planning on providing aid to North Korea, then they spit in our eyes.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/04/17/north-korea-rocket-reaction.html

Then, only a couple months later, the UN is saying they think they will get us to shake loose some funds to help them.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-korea-north-aid-idUSBRE85B0D220120612
Note: This article makes another point that I thought was powerful:
“One child in two is stunted … These kinds of numbers can be compared with certain parts of Bangladesh or Central Africa,” Sauvage said. “You’re talking about a generation of people being malnourished and that eventually gets transmitted generation to generation. It is a slowly unfolding disaster.”
Critics accuse the North’s one-party leadership of siphoning off aid to feed its million-strong army or stockpiling in the event of further, tightened sanctions over its nuclear program.

Jan 30, 2013 9:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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