U.S. tells North Korea new missile launch would be "huge mistake"

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Munchma_Quchi wrote:

Yeah but how good are they at CATCHING them?

Apr 11, 2013 9:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
amos033 wrote:

We must take this threat serious. Wakeup America, it’s eerilly close to where we were in October 1962. Repent and return to the Lord Jesus.

Apr 11, 2013 9:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

I believe that the nk’s will test fire a few of their missals and end up with more sanctions, which will then aggravate them to make more rhetoric but with tougher motives each time they test a missile

Apr 11, 2013 9:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bc8220 wrote:

This isn’t like Iraq’s WMDs is it?… I’m not going to pretend to know what North Korea is doing, but it seems that if they fire a nuclear missile, it would be their end. The regime seems a bit too into itself for that. I don’t think we (the rest of the world) can risk it, but I hope we don’t have to spend billions of tax dollars and thousands of lives on this one. Don’t we have a good sniper in the ranks somewhere, or is that not allowed anymore?

Apr 11, 2013 9:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

It is interesting to note that NK seems to be an enemy of the world but no one has any real interest in NK. Like a lonely child with a bad disposition crying for attention. This “leader” seeks fame, glory and admiration. All could be achieved just by modernizing the nation and make it something no one need escape. Too difficult KIJ?

Apr 11, 2013 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
drummer185 wrote:

Just more rhetoric to finance the US military industrial complex.

Apr 11, 2013 10:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikecimerian wrote:

This shares nothing in common with 1962. Arsenals and delivery systems had the potential to attain MAD at that time. More importantly, both opposing parties didn’t want to take things to this level.

North Korea uses it’s nuclear “capability” as an attention grabbing symbol. A threat of massive nerve agent strike would be more devastating than three or four untested warheads.

Apr 11, 2013 10:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

If you’re a chess player, you know that the threat is much stronger than the execution… NK would gain NOTHING by actually starting shooting, but it gains a lot by merely threatening. So sit back and enjoy the geopolitical sideshow.

Apr 11, 2013 11:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@drummer185: Please substantiate your assertion if you want it to rise above the din.

Apr 11, 2013 11:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@kendrake11: multiple test firings. Hmmm… typically, when a device is tested, one is tested per test to detail and quantify the results. It would be dangerous to fire multiple weapons as a logical, split second conclusion would be that it is no test at all and react accordingly.
While a nerve agent would be more effective (presumably), the end result for NK would likely be the same. From a tactical standpoint, KIJ seems to be using his country as a human shield.

Apr 11, 2013 11:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@kendrake11: multiple test firings. Hmmm… typically, when a device is tested, one is tested per test to detail and quantify the results. It would be dangerous to fire multiple weapons as a logical, split second conclusion would be that it is no test at all and react accordingly.
While a nerve agent would be more effective (presumably), the end result for NK would likely be the same. From a tactical standpoint, KIJ seems to be using his country as a human shield.

Apr 11, 2013 11:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@kendrake11: multiple test firings. Hmmm… typically, when a device is tested, one is tested per test to detail and quantify the results. It would be dangerous to fire multiple weapons as a logical, split second conclusion would be that it is no test at all and react accordingly.
While a nerve agent would be more effective (presumably), the end result for NK would likely be the same. From a tactical standpoint, KIJ seems to be using his country as a human shield.

Apr 11, 2013 11:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

@kendrake11: multiple test firings. Hmmm… typically, when a device is tested, one is tested per test to detail and quantify the results. It would be dangerous to fire multiple weapons as a logical, split second conclusion would be that it is no test at all and react accordingly.
While a nerve agent would be more effective (presumably), the end result for NK would likely be the same. From a tactical standpoint, KIJ seems to be using his country as a human shield.

Apr 11, 2013 11:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

@amos033: No. Just no. This isn’t a serious threat to anyone but South Korea. Kim Jong Il did the exact same thing within a year of taking power from his father. It’s just internal propaganda. Un isn’t stupid enough to launch anything unless America does something incredibly stupid like launch an attack first.

It’s nothing but posturing and sabre-rattling. Anyone who takes this seriously is a pathetic sheep with no awareness of the world around them.

Apr 11, 2013 11:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
McBob08 wrote:

@BurnerJack: Kim Jong Il did the exact same thing within a year or two of taking power from his father. It’s all internal NK propaganda and posturing. If you even pretend to take it seriously, you’re giving that nutcase exactly what he wants. America should just pull out of South Korea for a bit and give NK their pointless symbolic victory. It will save a whole lot of melodrama and a whole lot of stress on the first line soldiers of both sides who will be obliged to be on full alert the whole time this soap opera plays out.

For the sake of the American soldiers, just ignore this, America. They gain nothing by “winning”, and America loses nothing.

Apr 11, 2013 11:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeorgeBrown wrote:

The DIA. Are these the same guys that told us that Saddam had WMDs? Fool me once, shame on me…

Apr 11, 2013 12:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Maxx_Velocity wrote:

We invaded Iraq over a lie, but we sit around like dolts when an enemy demonstrates and declares the ability and intent to commit mass murder? Why are we arguing about gun control when threats like this are literally on the horizon?

Apr 11, 2013 12:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
charm555 wrote:

As reported here, the report is sensationalized. The report stated that NK probably has the CAPABILITY to attach an unreliable and small nuclear device to a warhead. It did NOT say that had done so or that they’re certain it’s done so.

Apr 11, 2013 12:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

The yank government is making this up as they go along…just like Iraq…..and we all know what that led to….an illegal invasion, staggering corruption & the removal of a buffer in front of Iran!

Apr 11, 2013 12:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChangB wrote:

Almost right Reuters, but the headline should read North Korea has nuclear dipped missiles. They ran out of chocolate, blame sanctions.

Apr 11, 2013 12:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikecimerian wrote:

There is another factor which isn’t mentioned often. NK leadership face internal pressure. Just an opinion, but the young leader is kept on a tight leash. I have seen the same general on every photo op he did and everything was choreographed.

Qaddafi was a real rogue. Eccentric, powerful, obscure and dangerous. Now that is roguish. Kim is no rogue.

Imo the dear boy is set to fall. While I can’t remember my sources, half of North Koreans have a clearer view of the World at large than we give them credit for.

The place is ripe for the taking.
Sudden enlightenment, a soft coup, cancellation of the nuclear ambitions and promises of a more open state.
The parades will switch sides.

Apr 12, 2013 1:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mikecimerian wrote:

@randburg
This is China’s back yard.
Been so for millenniums.

There are many axis of play.
Convergences can be accidental.
And this is the surface story.

Face saving dance requires the most delicate steps.

Apr 12, 2013 1:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BradArnold wrote:

The South Korean Defense Ministry many not think North Korea has nuclear weapons launch capability, but it has said that it is likely North Korea possess common smallpox (which could be converted into “superpox” by simply adding the IL-4 gene, another capability North Korea certainly has). BTW, superpox is said to be over 95% deadly (common smallpox is something like 50% deadly), and would blow through any vaccine that currently exists. Read the book “The Demon in the Freezer.”

Apr 12, 2013 1:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

McBob08: Very astute observation… Who said it? What agency? Who is/are the source(s)?

Apr 12, 2013 2:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Read the whole article, morons, instead of just the first paragraph.

Apr 12, 2013 4:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

let Kerry alone to make the test and inform us

Apr 12, 2013 6:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

Yawn yawn yawn, tired of Reuters and their ilk of drama queens

Apr 12, 2013 6:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=%2F#/watch?v=OeHTziiFVx0

Apr 12, 2013 6:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
crashtest2000 wrote:

Maybe George W Bush’s people were behind this…you know, cause they were so sure Iraq had WMD’s at first….

Apr 12, 2013 6:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

We ” will not accept them as a nuclear power”. How many times has the Admintration said this? I doubt the Boy Leader is taking our words seriously because he continues to develop his nukes. Sooner or later we are going to have to back up these words. Hopefully before he can nuke California.

Apr 12, 2013 6:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

Randburg if it were not for the Yank government your native language would be German, actually twice!

Apr 12, 2013 7:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatnot wrote:

Mr. Kerry says it is unacceptable. That takes care of it. Mr. Kerry has seemed to have to take care of a lot of items since hrc left.

Apr 12, 2013 7:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Are you serious? We have incredulously endured North Korea’s ramp-up to war, but it’s becoming apparent that this is a charade to give John Kerry some JUICE as Secretary of State. You gotta be kidding me.

Apr 12, 2013 7:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unclepie wrote:

Washington will not “allow” North Korea to become a nuclear power? Aren’t they already a nuclear power?

Apr 12, 2013 7:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
stonehillady wrote:

This is a proxy war….remember folks we did not win this war before, as big & powerful as American is, we have never won any war since ww2. We are good bullies, but, not never changed any nation to a real democracy.
The Chinese leaders & Kim meet 3 times since he took over after his fathers death, the Chinese are behind him, this is no laughing matter, for if he does launch a nuclear war head & we strike it down in the air it will act as an EMP attack, so even America could be Blacked-out & it could be used as an American false flag to knock-out the banking system so don’t trust the Media, they are edging on this attack & is getting China very, very pissed off….

Apr 12, 2013 7:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pennpa wrote:

John Kerry has got to be one of the weakest representative we have. He is arrogant and ignorant. This is a dangerous combination for any government official and magnified when it affects foreign policy. I wonder if Hillary saw this coming and left Lurch holding the bag.

Apr 12, 2013 7:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
artvet2 wrote:

Hey folks – if you need another reason for not trusting your government, here is another one. Guess what? The North Koreans ALREADY have nuclear weapons, so what BS is Kerry trying to put out?

Apr 12, 2013 7:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Darwinrules wrote:

We fear that Un’s “youth and inexperience” may lead him to miscalculate? I think it is fear that he may miscalculate because he is as crazy as a betsy bug. But the history of all wars is old boobies miscalculating and sleek, devious weapon peddlers reaping their profits.

Apr 12, 2013 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse

“Washington would never accept the reclusive state becoming a nuclear power”. Too late…they already are a nuclear power…have been since at least the early 1980′s when I was stationed over in Tongduchon (Camp Casey) with the 2nd Infantry Division. Does Kerry not know anything? Yes…that was a rhetorical question…

Apr 12, 2013 7:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
politiconned wrote:

What is with these morons bowing to foreign leaders?
We have to get these a-holes out of office. Pathetic little people.

Apr 12, 2013 7:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gordo53 wrote:

North Korea is likely as not already a nuclear power. There is nothing we can or will or for that matter should do about it. Same is true for Iran. As others have said, all our rhetoric is nothing more than a tried and true strategy to keep money flowing into the Pentagon budget which is the number one source of illicit money flowing into the pockets of US politicians.

Apr 12, 2013 8:16am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlfredReaud wrote:

“…Washington would never accept the reclusive state becoming a nuclear power…”

Does that mean that the Obama Administration is in denial about the NK possession and exercise such power? Got news for the Honorable Mr. Kerry. Failure to accept reality doesn’t change it. Did our own intelligence NOT detect nuclear explosions in NK? Not up to the West’s technical standards, true, but nuclear explosions nonetheless.

NK has nuclear weapons, and hence NK is a nuclear power much as we hate to admit it. Not necessarily a sane nuclear power, but that’s another discussion. There is a new reality in the Korean Peninsula, and the West has to accept another “unacceptable”…

Apr 12, 2013 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cebva wrote:

Little late Johnny. Hillary and the boy King did nothing for the last 5 years and we now have a nuclear North Korea, soon to be joined by Iran. What are you going to do about it now? Will the Nobel-Peace-Prize President add North Korea to his growing war list?

These rogue states do not need a sophisticated missile system. They will smuggle the bombs across our porous borders and hide them in major cities. Then they light the fuses one at a time until they bring our cowering government to its knees.

Welcome to war, gangster style.

Apr 12, 2013 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ChadGore wrote:

Kerry is so awesome. I bet he brought over a bottle of Heinz Ketchup enchanted with a +5 to diplomatic skillz to get him thru the negotiations. He’ll probably whip up a spell of Tranquility and Roofies to get everyone on the same page. No one will be able to tell wtf happened afterward – which is good.

Apr 12, 2013 8:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
FlimFlamMan wrote:

North Korea is just the next state on the globalist’s list of tin-horned armed to the teeth dictators to remove from the world. Bush said as much (slip of the tongue) after 9/11. But people are too stupid to see what is really happening. I wouldnt be surprised if they hacked the launching systems and launched the f-ing thing themselves and take out Seoul just to trigger an international response. Wait and see…

Apr 12, 2013 8:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ALALAYIIIAAAA wrote:

Mr. KERRY youhououou these guys are not japanese.You know korea, tae kwon do ……

Apr 12, 2013 8:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jertho wrote:

@amos033 the world is constantly ending, the threat is always eminent, repent and return to the calmness.

Apr 12, 2013 8:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JMWinPR wrote:

If I were a NK citizen, and JFK lite were speaking about me, I know that I would be laughing in my rice bowl. Of all the people to send a coherent
condemnation, Secretary “I was for it before I was against it” would be the last one I would take seriously. Look at the RINO’s what voted for this fop. same ones who voted to disarm us.

Apr 12, 2013 9:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wonka wrote:

To set a better example, the USA should disarm and officially agree to stop dropping nukes on NKorea- so they at least look sincere (about not nuking).

Apr 12, 2013 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

Some of You folks are Very Naive.

Iraq Did have WMDs Lots of them.
They even used them to wipe out entire towns of Kurds.
Just because they were moved to Syria before We found them. Does not Mean all the Kurds that were gassed to Death came back to life.
They Died By weapons of mass destruction period.

You Naive but best intentioned do gooders need to Wake Up.

Apr 12, 2013 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
libertyville wrote:

Just a little too late ain’t it John.

Apr 12, 2013 9:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
337331770 wrote:

This whole thing would not be happening if America was not perceived as being led by weak and indecisive leadership. President Momjeans had to be forced to take out OBL, heck, he was called back to work from the Golf course when the mission went down. Our military gave the Green light and O was called and told, if you want any of the credit, come back to work. Benghazi, O was busy being briefed for an important fundraiser. in the morning. I miss GW Bush and Dick Cheney and if this gets out of hand, the whole world will as well.

Apr 12, 2013 9:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Shredder77 wrote:

I wish you libs would stop crying about Iraq. The entire world thought Saddam had wmds

http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/wmdquotes.asp

Apr 12, 2013 9:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
grizzmann wrote:

Neville Chamberlain, comes to mind?

Apr 12, 2013 9:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobezergailis wrote:

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has suggested that the South should talk directly with the North in a quest for mutual understanding of each other’s positions. That would likely be of some interest to the DPRK, but we might wonder if South Korea is looking for United States direction and approval before engaging in any course of diplomacy or action. That in fact weakening the position of South Korea. The DPRK clearly sees much of their grievances and contentions being with the United States, not the South Korean middle man in terms of 60 years of conflict ridden “dialogue” where neither the United States understands the DPRK nor does the DPRK really understand the United States. The DPRK long having held a belief that if there were no United States, the DPRK and South Korea would long ago have resolved their differences, one way or another, but preferably without having to resort to a military solution. I think we underestimate the degree of willingness within both Koreas, South and North, as to arriving at a more amiable solution, and ending the United States imposed siege of the North.

Apr 12, 2013 9:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kenzie wrote:

This is simply the N. Korean leadership folk dance, but it’s not a new dance. Don’t let it bother us. Kim Jung-Il is a new boy-leader in a country where the population is blindfolded to the outside world. He needs to earn the trust of his people, The steps are as follows:1. Tell the people of N.Korea that the US has prepared to attack them.
2. Put the country on a war footing, 3. Invite a senior statesman from the US to visit. 4. Set up a pop-rocket to look like it’s serious.4. Take photos of their leader with the US statesman. 5.Announce that the US has begged for peace on bended knee. 6.Show photos and videos with out audio. 7. Lower the pop-rocket. 8. Have big rallies praising their leader and the military that has once-again saved N. Korea.-end of dance-
His father created this dance before he was born, and danced it with Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton (among others). The worst thing we could do is ignore him. THAT might have disasterous results due to his immaturity, and lack of confidence.
Dick Hare

Apr 12, 2013 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
grizzmann wrote:

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Apr 12, 2013 10:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Hey Kerry – this will give all the ‘morons’ (as you called them) in the military something to do right?

Apr 12, 2013 10:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

I was observing the NK playing stupidly to get to know what the equipments US has to use in case NK goes in action or would require to confront US. I would cut the long story short to the effect that NK would do this type of exercise so that US starts to take it lightly and then it would be able to strike. but NK should know that US does not have use the armament strength to fight NK for a few seconds to bring NK to its knees, because of its superior equipments. more over it should worry about its very existence least to speak of fighting the world’s lone supper power.

Kerry Secretary of State had been very straight to advise the NK to take care of its welfare as any audacious act with any nuke trial would not be taken lightly and may well be liable to stiff punitive action by the world body.

I would add that when once a warning is given then next violation should be strongly support by practical action. And such should be applicable in case of all even if it is Israel if ask to disarm and not complying. It is time to push for disarming all countries with nuke with no exception.

Apr 12, 2013 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CecilJack wrote:

I find it amusing that the Viet Nam Rhinestone sailor is our negotiator. But, what makes this distraction or Amos & Andy episode, if you will, more interesting is the creature in the white house. Benghazi didn’t merit a few minutes of concern with him, why should this. If one gets tense about these things, consider NK sending sharply dressed skeletons on a head long suicide mission against our 38th Parallel patriots while firing off a missile for distraction.

Apr 12, 2013 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

GOP-ALL-THE-WAY

You are absolutely RIGHT, “Too late…they already are a nuclear power”, and so does iran. For the libs to make the statement, “never accept the reclusive state becoming a nuclear power” is clear evident these people (lib demos)are drinking way too much kool-aid and not in the real world and someone, a lot of someones, are going to get killed (all ready have)because of their inability to face up to reality. Those of us that have served (no Kerry did not “serve”)over there KNOW what these people are like “on the ground”. Perhaps when they see the mushroom cloud they will wake up…but somehow I doubt it because they will see the cloud and it will be someone else doing the dying.

Apr 12, 2013 10:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

The US has a 60 year history of letting North Korea push the US around and make a fool of the US. Nothing is going to change now as it is too late.
The US should accept the fact that it is a chicken bully and that one day tens of millions of Americans will die in a nuclear attack from North Korea because all American Presidents were afraid of the mighty and all powerful North Koreans who may someday rule the world.
The world sat back in the 30′s and said Germany could never win a war or capture Europe.
Hitler did not have ICBMS or nuclear weapons, North Korea does.

Apr 12, 2013 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

all the obama administration does is talk and everyone knows it, so please stop with the bluster already. now when reagan or bush said this than it got people’s attention because if anything they said what they meant and they meant what they said with actions behind it. that’s called accountability.

Apr 12, 2013 10:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MICHAELNOC wrote:

We go from Hillary Clinton, who couldn’t find NK if you gave her a map, to Kerry, the Viet Nam war protestor & traitor…

You telling me we don’t have ONE person in America who is more qualified to be Sec. of State than those two clowns!!!

Hey, NK, ask Japan what Hiroshima looked like after 8/1945…
How do you say, “B-2″ in Korean?

Apr 12, 2013 10:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

“fighting the world’s lone supper power”

Yep, the US has great suppers and that’s a fact.

Apr 12, 2013 10:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Globalman wrote:

More rhetoric from the USA without any concrete consequences. The Boy Leader does not see a downside to launching one and as long as China feeds his people, why not launch. We should shoot down any missile regardless of trajectory once it leaves North Korean territory. He would then understand the consequences i.e. Walk softly but carry a big stick per Teddy Roosevelt.

Apr 12, 2013 10:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

Either get it on with N. Korea or STFU… These leaders today are 100% sissified, spoiled and destroying our nation.

Apr 12, 2013 10:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidFeeney wrote:

Thank heavens Kerry is on the way. For a moment there I was beginning to worry. :)

Apr 12, 2013 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

MICHAELNOC

Yes we do. Huckabee. He would make an excellent SS. We just do not have a liberal democrat up to the job. It is totaly in conflict with their ideaology. You can NOT sit down and play nicey nicey with people threatening genocide.

Apr 12, 2013 10:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
H_Tuttle wrote:

Kerry, like Obama, probably thinks the west deserves to be destroyed. Just like he did during ‘nam.

Apr 12, 2013 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

One question comes to mind: Who exactly does Kim think wants to invade NK? The rest of the world has plenty of poverty already, so we don’t need his, right? As far as not winning the the Korean conflict goes, the regime was backed heavily by China. Not so sure that would happen again as China looks out for China and has realized the value of capitalism, albiet “managed” capitalism. If NK matured into a capitalist state like SK, it could aid China’s economy which I’m sure they have weighed. Bottom line is: China is more than likely viewing the situation as counterproductive. This is far different than 1953.

Apr 12, 2013 10:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OneWouldThink wrote:

EMF bomb…take out all electronics.
The US won’t missile strike preemptively but when a little bee is stinging your arm…it usually gets slapped.

Apr 12, 2013 10:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
splendid wrote:

Just let them have their nukes, than they can feel safe with mutually assured destruction.

Apr 12, 2013 11:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
aero2 wrote:

Looks like Kerry has been taking bowing lessons from Obama. And, how much “reliability” does one need with a nuclear-tipped missile to get this administration worried?

Apr 12, 2013 11:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
NowYouKnow wrote:

Strong letter to follow from John F. Kerry. He picked up the middle initial back when he was running for President (JFK, get it?). Kerry’s grade point average at Yale was less than that of George W. Bush. We learned that from Kerry’s military record that was finally released after he lost the Presidential election. You go ‘nuanced man’.

Apr 12, 2013 11:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
luvbach1 wrote:

Stop the bowing already!

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bobber1956 wrote:

Lemming

It is getting hard to tell who is winning the pissing contest isn’t it?

Hard to tell the difference in the contestants any longer. Both are posturing fools…Kerry is supposed to be the older, more experienced, distinguished statesman. Yeah, right. We cannot see a difference between him and….a 30 year old bully strutting around on the playground. The only way to stop a bully is to kick his a–. The last REAL Democratic president we had, “Speak softly but CARRY A BIG STICK [and don't be afraid to drop it]“.

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Scarface13 wrote:

Hey world….not to worry John (why the long face)Kerry is on the case and most assuredly he will find a way to blame either George Bush or the Catholics for this fine kettle of fish.

Apr 12, 2013 11:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Scarface13 wrote:

Hey world….not to worry John (why the long face)Kerry is on the case and most assuredly he will find a way to blame either George Bush or the Catholics for this fine kettle of fish.

Apr 12, 2013 11:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bootheads wrote:

John Kerry a loser——Stay in China with thief Gary Lockke

Apr 12, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Johnnnymac wrote:

Interesting story, might get way more intriguing….especially if North Korea launches a nuclear-tipped missile, but I have the feeling things will one again simmer down. Mister we could use a man like Curtis LeMay again….

Apr 12, 2013 11:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

bobber1956: I am tired of all these verbal threats from the United States and N. Korea. It’s apparent these politicians are completely without a backbone, integrity and will continue to work our citizens up into a frenzy to accomplish what? The only thing I see so far Obama a.k.a the Great Divider is simmering our mistrust, hate and will continue until all of us rip each other apart arguing over Democrat, Republican or G.O.P failures! Why can’t people see our government is completely out of control? I don’t like any political party whatsoever. Each of our politicians only care about power, money and re-election! Our government hasn’t worked for “we the people” since the inception of George Bush Jr. and most likely many years before his election. You’re 100% correct our government along with N. Korea are fools.

Apr 12, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

One more: A real leader would offer a carrot along with a warning of failure to accept the carrot… They would face the wrath of the man with the stick!

Apr 12, 2013 11:47am EDT  --  Report as abuse
whoopiedoo wrote:

“…..it will further isolate his country and further isolate his people, who frankly are desperate for food…..”
If you can read in between the lines — Kerry is offering food aid to N Korea, if they abandon their tests, et al. Too bad the starving poeople would never see the food, but that pudgy little dwarf would be eating well for months…….

Apr 12, 2013 11:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Nolanwhelan wrote:

Gosh he does look like a Kennedy!

Apr 12, 2013 12:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
wonderinghow wrote:

Under statement of the year by John Kerry Heinz. Who by-the-way served in Vietnam. An obvious qualification for sec. of state. Or whatever his latest job is.

Apr 12, 2013 12:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ranger01 wrote:

Secretary of State John Kerry – At least he had a guts to tell them the way it is going to be. Now lets see if this is lip service or has some clout behind it. 28,000 Military is really nothing when you have 1 million just across the border in NK. If War breaks out it cannot be conventional. What will make the difference is the weapons.

Apr 12, 2013 12:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BBoy705 wrote:

@ 337331770 and any others who seem to think President Obama dropped the ball on the North Korean issue and in particular those, such as 337331770, who wish for the return of Bush and Company. Under President Bill Clinton direction Jimmy Carter went to and negotiated what basically an agreement that NK would not pursue the development of nuclear weapons provided the US send them food. GW Bush came into power and tore up the agreement and labeled NK part of the axis of evil which set them on the path that has lead to today’s situation. So get your facts straight before wishing for the good old days of Bush and Company!

Apr 12, 2013 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BBoy705 wrote:

@ 337331770 and any others who seem to think President Obama dropped the ball on the North Korean issue and in particular those, such as 337331770, who wish for the return of Bush and Company. Under President Bill Clinton direction Jimmy Carter went to and negotiated what basically an agreement that NK would not pursue the development of nuclear weapons provided the US send them food. GW Bush came into power and tore up the agreement and labeled NK part of the axis of evil which set them on the path that has lead to today’s situation. So get your facts straight before wishing for the good old days of Bush and Company!

Apr 12, 2013 1:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TomMariner wrote:

We’re all paying attention to North Korea because we feel the leader is crazy and belligerent enough to actually do it. That’s the purpose of a standing army — if you go to war, you’ve lost, but if the other guys think you can and will, it will get them at least talking. Everybody including Iran and DPRK know we are all talk — do we really think everybody on the planet does not know the disdain and distrust our President has for the military? Strangely, that makes it more likely we will have to fight.

In preventing war, “crazy” goes a long way. Kim Jong Un knows the threat from Kerry is that we will file a protest at the UN if a missile lands someplace — the only thing that could actually get all of us tap dancing on their heads is if the missile warhead killed a lot of people.

Apr 12, 2013 1:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dpscll wrote:

Do you think ol Kerry can chissel that chin down a couple more inches?

Apr 12, 2013 1:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MJ1K wrote:

Good job underestimating the enemy!
And also on provoking them!
What do you think happens when you keep saying “you cant do it, you are not good enough, you don’t have the capability”?

Apr 12, 2013 1:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

Ranger01

You really bought his crap didn’t you? “If War breaks out it cannot be conventional.” We need to go conventional FIRST to keep it conventional. We can take the heat-world wide-for that but to allow N Korea to go unconventional if we have the ability to stop them conventionally is inexcusable and irresponsible. We need to serve a higher purpose than just pleasing the world. That is what the leader of the FREE WORLD has to do. Yeah, there was a time when this Country was that great-hopefully we can, and will be again.

Apr 12, 2013 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Just shoot any missile from the North out of the sky. Given the current rhetoric from the North, this would be a prudent response.

Apr 12, 2013 1:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

Clearly the USA will not wake up to the fact that the world has changed until we provoke some small nuclear power to use a nuclear weapon on a major US coastal city.

For some reason, Americans are incapable of learning that the world has changed until someone whacks us hard with an iron bar. Then, maybe, these “know nothings” will learn to moderate their willingness to kill and be killed over trivial matters the majority could not care less about. It is sad that the price will be one of our major cities and a large part of their population.

Who cares if we turn the perpetrator country to glass? Think our dead will?

Apr 12, 2013 1:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MICHAELNOC wrote:

THE CHICOMS NEED TO GET THEIR “DOG BACK ON THE PORCH!”

OR NOT ONE LOAD OF THEIR JUNK WILL BE OFF LOADED IN SAN PEDRO!

Apr 12, 2013 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

BBoy705 … Really …
Actually Bill Clinton Cut a deal with Ding Dong Dums Father.
We would supply Him With 10 billion in aid and 2 passive reactors if He would curb his weapons programs. He Agreed.
We lived Up to Our end of the deal, and Then He announced.
oh by the way thanks for the cash but We went ahead with Our weapons program anyway. Suckers.
That is Why Bush correctly withdrew continuing support from NK.

Apr 12, 2013 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
futureisbleak wrote:

Notice he didnt say what we going to do.

Apr 12, 2013 1:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

gregbrew56

Yes. There you go then. If it launches, no matter what it is, shoot it down. We can do that.

Apr 12, 2013 1:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
futureisbleak wrote:

Simple solution moment missile enters international space shoot it down and continue to shoot them down they launch we blow them up how hard is that

Apr 12, 2013 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Garys_opinion wrote:

Again, thank you Harry Truman.

Apr 12, 2013 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RickyBobbyII wrote:

I’m sure Kim Jung is quaking in his boots. How many times has the Obama administration said these exact same words over the last 4 1/2 years?

NK will test the missle and Obama/Kerry will do NOTHING

Apr 12, 2013 2:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ahochau wrote:

Launch a missile towards Japan and we’ll send you a strongly worded letter. Do it twice and not only will you get a SECOND strongly worded letter, we will say bad things about you to your friends. Do it a third time and expect to receive yet another strongly worded letter and food for the population you are starving to death, but only if you promise not to do that again.

I guess we’re hoping they get mortal paper cuts.

Apr 12, 2013 2:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
temple62 wrote:

Quick launch the missiles while Kerry is there, that way he cannot deny reality! Hillary would say, “What difference does it make?”

Apr 12, 2013 2:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
yates wrote:

This communist dictatorship is all blow and no go. Talk scary and get more free food from Obama to feed their army. It’s worked in the past and it will work again.

Apr 12, 2013 2:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

yates

it worked for the palestinians as well…a 500 million dollar injection and off they go again….

palestinians clash with Israeli troops after ALLEGED beating

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/12/us-israel-palestinians-clashes-idUSBRE93B0RP20130412?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&rpc=76

obama’s legacy of division, heated confrontations, and outright war continues. Are we really stupid enough to go for it here? Apparently.

Apr 12, 2013 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
batmanRox wrote:

If this little punk Jong was going to do something he would have done it. He’s all BS and no a55.

Apr 12, 2013 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
alumni234 wrote:

Think we should just get it over with and show fat boy we mean business by making NK a parking lot.

Apr 12, 2013 3:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
housep76 wrote:

The North Korean leader knows that this administration is a paper tiger when it comes to reacting to such provocation. The US has warned them not to test launch their missiles or else. As long as China backs NK, the US will do nothing and NK knows it.

Apr 12, 2013 3:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BBoy705 wrote:

@ KaosHiker – Yes, really! http://www.cartercenter.org/countries/north-korea-peace.html

Apr 12, 2013 3:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jim1648 wrote:

Unless we or Japan are going to shoot the missile down, it would be better for Kerry not to shoot off his mouth about it.

I am hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

Apr 12, 2013 3:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dennis6900 wrote:

Between 16 July 1945 and 23 September 1992 the United States of America conducted (by official count) 1054 nuclear tests, and two nuclear attacks. The number of actual nuclear devices (aka “bombs”) tested, and nuclear explosions is larger than this, but harder to establish precisely. Some devices that were tested failed to produce any noticeable explosion (some by design, some not), other “tests” (by official definition) were actually multiple device detonations. It is not clear whether all multiple device tests have yet been identified, and enumerated.

Apr 12, 2013 3:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Madmaxium wrote:

LOL, and do you really think anyone takes the weak leaders in Washington serious, come on look at Obama, LMAO please. America has the might but the will to use it to its fullest is not there and gets worse by the day. Nothing worse than a weak leader even if one of a super power.

Apr 12, 2013 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

Kerry gives me such confidence, NOT!!!!!

Apr 12, 2013 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EdUktr wrote:

Photo of Kerry on pro-Democrat Yahoo News shows him, palms together, formally greeting a South Korean official.

Johnny, although South Koreans too have narrow Asian eyes … they are NOT Thais.

Have your State Dept experts help you understand that !

Apr 12, 2013 4:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Battlecat2012 wrote:

Kim Jong Un must have been created by the makers of Team America, he’s hilarious! Sitting there at his little desk playing space invaders with America, and his ‘generals’ standing by with their little notepads, you couldn’t make it up!!!

Apr 12, 2013 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jambrytay wrote:

Anyone else notice that in the picture, the female NK soldiers patrolling the border are wearing high heels?

Apr 12, 2013 4:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

Skull&Bones is gonna start another war.

Apr 12, 2013 5:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

Skull&Bones is gonna start another war.

Apr 12, 2013 5:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jerryball wrote:

A pre-pubescent fool and his new-found toys will destroy his country. Time to dust up our nukes?

Apr 12, 2013 5:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Steve9936 wrote:

It seems that many people around the world have a negative view of the United States. Calling us “bullies” and “war mongers”. May I remind you that the United States did not “pull the first sword”. on many past military conflicts Including WWI and WWII. The U.S. is attempting to diffuse the Korean situation, not instigate it. This issue started with North Korea. The world, and not only the United States hear this childish rhetoric! The United States, South Korea, most of United Nations and somewhat even non -member countries are realizing what is going on there. Kim Jung Un is a dangerous irresponsible child. The United States is the country every country calls on for help… Then when when we help , when we have put our lives on the line for you, we are cast us aside and told “Get Lost American”. If you don’t appreciate what we try to do for you…DON’T CALL US FOR HELP! See who comes to your aid when the U.S. tells you “It’s your problem, deal with it!”

The United States needs to take care of our own people! I have a feeling Kim Jung Un AKA “the punk” may not be as much in charge as he thinks he is. It’s just my opinion, but I do think if this hot headed little boy tried to “push the button” North Korea’s military will reign him in. While the common people in North Korea may be brainwashed, I doubt the senior military staff are. I believe they are letting this child play his self indulgent game, but will not tolerate such a deadly tantrum as trying to “break the world”. This may be wishful thinking on my part, or, maybe not. You decide.

By the way. What point does partisan rhetoric play here? Who cares about your “politik”! What is, is, deal with it. Take your complaints to the polls next election!

Apr 12, 2013 5:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lolcoolj wrote:

Funny how the DOD last week said NK didn’t have potential for launching nukes and now they say they do. This combined with all the MSM “cyber threat” B.S., and I’d say we’re looking straight in the face of a false flag operation sometime soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of finance-related data gets conveniently wiped out in the process.

Apr 12, 2013 5:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Steve9936 wrote:

OneWouldThink wrote:

“EMF bomb…take out all electronics.
The US won’t missile strike preemptively but when a little bee is stinging your arm…it usually gets slapped.”

Yes OneWouldThink. Think about this. When a bee stings, it only stings once. Then it dies from the sting, not from the slap. It pulls it’s guts out when stinging. End of problem. Just a point to ponder and also a fact of nature.

Apr 12, 2013 5:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Battlecat2012 wrote:

WWIII INCOMING

Apr 12, 2013 6:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VonHell wrote:

If NK is pure rethoric the smart move would be stay quiet… saying “huge mistake” is like an invitation for a missile test…

Since US wont go any further to avoid a conflict … it is becoming to sound like pure rethoric with some anti missile missiles… hehe

Imagine if a conflict explodes with China and SK and affecting all SE asia…
Not taking in consideration the financial collapse and massive unemployment, unrest, hunger, etc nor the military destruction without precedent… In less than one month there would be shortage of smartphones, computers, all sort of eletronics, gadgets, clothing, shoes and everithing else of daily use with a made in china, made in Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan or with any part made there…
And in less than two months we would be signing for peace…
That is one of the few good things of globalization… it makes a conflict between the big shots much more difficult

Apr 12, 2013 6:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mec1 wrote:

Kewwy is wery wery upthet wif de North Koweans! He may fwow his militawwy medals at them.

Apr 12, 2013 6:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dennis6900 wrote:

An article retrieved from the internet shows how Between 16 July 1945 and 23 September 1992 the United States of America conducted (by official count) 1054 nuclear tests, and two nuclear attacks. The number of actual nuclear devices (aka “bombs”) tested, and nuclear explosions is larger than this, but harder to establish precisely. Some devices that were tested failed to produce any noticeable explosion (some by design, some not), other “tests” (by official definition) were actually multiple device detonations. It is not clear whether all multiple device tests have yet been identified, and enumerated. Hypocrisy at its best.

Apr 12, 2013 6:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usa.wi.vet.4q wrote:

It is not wise to poke a bully. Kym is playing our weak leaders. He should realize errors happen quickly from unknown variables.

Apr 12, 2013 6:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BurnerJack wrote:

To all of you would be button pushers, just remember that you are writing about annihilating millions of otherwise innocent people for the foolish words of an equally foolish, spoiled little boy.
Sometimes restraint is not cowardly, but wise and moral. The US has more than enough capability contained in one vessel to do the job.
With great and terrible power comes great and terrible responsibility.

Apr 12, 2013 7:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WildBillWB wrote:

Time lapse for every nuke since ’45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAnqRQg-W0k

Apr 12, 2013 8:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Yanninono wrote:

@ house76

dude u know nothing of history… when we entered the korean war we started off fighting NK. we got too close to the chinese border and macarthur wanted to nuke NK cities, and even hit china…. china then invaded NK to attack us. we fought the chinese and killed them in the thousands and thousands…. a fact u probably did not know.

in the vietnam conflict, we shot down russian pilots as well as chinese ones…. bet u didnt know that too. china has nto fought a war
since the korean war, and the only tactic they had was the human wave attack.

china fought india briefly…..

no one is afraid of the chinese military, least of not the usa.

we are decades ahead of any rival technologically speaking.

macarthur was crazy at the time, but im wondering if he were prohetic.
china can do nothing but complain about us. they have no back bone…the usa has been fighting almost constantly for 100 years… usually we are provoked. NK is provoking us. we live by” walk softly but carry a big stick”.

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