U.N. Security Council condemns North Korean nuclear test

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americanguy wrote:

“The United States is acting strongly on North Korea’s nuclear test. We will cut their free food from 3 billion tons, to 2.9999999 billion tons of food for their military. And American banks will now charge 1.1% interest instead of 1.09% interest on loans for weapons!”
Or something like that
What a joke.
The US has been joking about controlling North Korea since before I was born.
I really don’t care any more.
Had enough.
Sick of the lies and games.

Feb 12, 2013 7:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joe10082 wrote:

Sanctions have been tried before many times and all they really accomplish is to punish the many millions of already starving North Korean citizens. The leaders however continue to live in comfort and really could care less about the threat of more sanctions. The only real instrument that can effect the desired change is to get the Chinese to strong arm the North Korean leadership. That is the only peaceful way that the North Koreans will respond to and as a result change. Short of this nothing except war change the path the North Koreans leaders are on.

Feb 12, 2013 7:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jasonbrann wrote:

sanctions punish millions for the actions of a few who will remain untouched by sanctions.

Feb 12, 2013 9:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

It’s easy to think of many similarities in the marriage of China with North Korea, and that of the USA with Israel. Historical reasons for paranoia and conflicts with neighbors, demands for support, …
Divorce is not an option.

Feb 12, 2013 11:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

Damn hypocrites. Just be honest about what you are saying.

The only country that destroyed humans in bulk by dropping 2 nuclear bombs on civilians is in no position to condemn any country trying to build one tiny bomb.

Just say it like it is. We are the mostly nuclear armed country in the world and will squash and destroy any group trying to match our military might… with the exception of those countries already in the club. We encourage nuclear dis-arment, however don’t waste your spit trying to convince use to disarm. In our infinite wisdom, and military might we must police the world so policies favor us and our corporate citizens.

Feb 13, 2013 12:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

I don’t believe for a second that China is unhappy with North Korea. Their condemnation is an ostensible one. They wouldn’t defy China on this any more than Israel would defy the US regarding attacking Iran.

China’s primary interest is in reducing US influence on China’s side of the Pacific Rim. When it comes to issues like the energy beneath the South China Sea and US friends like Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, it is useful to have a unpredictable pitbull on a leash. That pitbull is a even more dangerous now than it was a couple days ago.

The US recently moved an aircraft into the region that is capable of carrying the new, jumbo size bunker buster. Perhaps we intend to intervene in North Korea. The country is weakened by starvation, thus its army is somewhat more vulnerable than it was when the cease fire began so many decades ago.

Feb 13, 2013 1:02am EST  --  Report as abuse
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