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(LEAD) (Yonhap Interview) N. Korean nuclear test to trigger unprecedented response: Cohen
Yonhap News ^ | 05/29/09 | Sam Kim

Posted on 05/29/2009 8:57:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

(LEAD) (Yonhap Interview) N. Korean nuclear test to trigger unprecedented response: Cohen

By Sam Kim

SINGAPORE, May 29 (Yonhap) -- North Korea made a "big miscalculation" by going ahead with its second nuclear test and should expect an unprecedented response from the international community, a former U.S. defense minister said Friday.

North Korea set off an underground nuclear explosion in its northeastern region on Monday despite a slew of international warnings


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cohen; nkorea; nucleartest
It appears that China is indeed pissed off enough this time, as some media have reported.

If confirmed, that would be a new development.

1 posted on 05/29/2009 8:57:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/29/2009 8:57:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

An even more strongly worded letter.


3 posted on 05/29/2009 8:58:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

bttt


4 posted on 05/29/2009 8:58:31 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LOL! Yeah right. I have a bridge for sale...


5 posted on 05/29/2009 8:58:52 AM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces)
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To: BullDog108

6 posted on 05/29/2009 8:59:22 AM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: TigerLikesRooster

William Cohen comes out of the woodwork?
Curious.


7 posted on 05/29/2009 9:00:21 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If North Korea declared that it will no longer obey terms of the truce, then technically, we are still at war.

A President with a spine would bomb the sh!t out of them right now!

I know I would.


8 posted on 05/29/2009 9:00:38 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

IMHO, China is using the little shrimp mad-man to test the US, and Obama specifically. I do not for a minute believe that he would take this action without the Chinese clandestinely knowing about it.


9 posted on 05/29/2009 9:00:44 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Double secret probabtion
10 posted on 05/29/2009 9:02:17 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: TigerLikesRooster
North Korea made a "big miscalculation" by going ahead with its second nuclear test and should expect an unprecedented response from the international community

Perhaps Bambi is planning on releasing the panthers:


11 posted on 05/29/2009 9:02:44 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: icwhatudo
That may very well be the most honest picture in the history of photography.

If you look closely, I believe you can see classified documents protruding from Sandy's tidy-whities.

12 posted on 05/29/2009 9:02:50 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You guys better stop it or I’ll hold my breath til I pass out.

I’m getting scared.

President Obama makes the deficit spending racked up between 2000 and 2008 look like a drop in the bucket compared to his current and projected deficits.

I sure hope that he doesn’t do the same thing for American military deaths.


13 posted on 05/29/2009 9:04:34 AM PDT by montomike (Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I have never quite understood’s China’s role and interest in this, nor the MSM’s stated analysis.

- North Korea is already collapsed, and China does not fear N. Korean refugees. The border is closed now and if necessary, China can send half a million army and police to the border immediately to stop any further escapes. They will not hesitate to do so

- China will always border N. Korea. The chance of a Korean nuke being used, eventually, in China, is as high, or higher, than the chance it will be used on the USA.

- China is creating long-term ill will among Koreans, especially in the days when Kim is gone


14 posted on 05/29/2009 9:05:38 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Diplomats will write EXTENDED letters of “grave concern” on LEGAL-SIZED paper instead of letter-sized paper!


15 posted on 05/29/2009 9:06:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: silverleaf
William Cohen comes out of the woodwork? Curious.

That, sir, is an excellent observation. Wonder what's behind his sudden emergence?

16 posted on 05/29/2009 9:07:00 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: silverleaf
I have known Sec. Cohen since he started his Washington career. (in my parents living room) He knows something or he wouldn't be speaking out! We had better listen to what he is saying.
17 posted on 05/29/2009 9:08:02 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: jiggyboy
They will use black ink now, but later will use red ink if NK would not budge.:-)
18 posted on 05/29/2009 9:09:04 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: eCSMaster
Well, it should not be that difficult to wreck the NK nuclear program from the air.

With an adult as POTUS it would be extra special if the US turned an air base in Iraq over to the Israeli's for about 48 hours while the USAF took care of NK. Two members of the axis of evil taken care of in a couple of days. What would the rest of the world do? Nothing.

19 posted on 05/29/2009 9:14:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: WellyP
I have known Sec. Cohen since he started his Washington career.

He is the one who refused to let the Military protect the Rangers in Somalia.

You should really, really listen to him.

He is trying to get back on board the Dihimmi train.

20 posted on 05/29/2009 9:15:04 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Dan(9698)
He is the one who refused to let the Military protect the Rangers in Somalia.

That was Les Aspin.

Cohen didn't become SecDef until 1997.

21 posted on 05/29/2009 9:23:51 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: dfwgator
An even more strongly worded letter.

In bold type on the good stationery too!

22 posted on 05/29/2009 9:30:13 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Dan(9698)

Former Clinton defense secretary William Cohen criticized the Obama administration for cutting back on missile defense just as North Korea ramps up its nuclear testing. Not sure this helps Sec. Cohne with the Dems! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2260618/posts

Obama Missile Defense Cuts A Mistake http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/obama-missle-defense-cuts-a-mistake/

From ABC News’ Jake Tapper Writing the Washington Times, William Cohen, a Republican senator from Maine who served as President Bill Clinton’s defense secretary from 1997 through 2001, says that President Obama’s decision to reduce the funding commitment to the US missile-defense system by $1.4 billion “sends the signal that we do not take the threats of rogue regimes seriously, and are willing to take the risk that current technologies are sufficient to prevent devastating...


23 posted on 05/29/2009 9:39:31 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

This outrageous display calls for a dialogue. What shape should the table be?


24 posted on 05/29/2009 9:43:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It appears that China is indeed pissed off enough this time, as some media have reported.

LOL. I'm still of the opinion that NK is nothing but China's proxy and does whatever Beijing tells them to do. All this bluster by China is for US and European consumption.

The Chicoms are going to move on our allies in East Asia now that we have a weak pretender in office. The first task is to demonstrate to Taiwan, SK, and Japan how utterly weak and benighted the US is. Considering who's running the show in DC, it won't be difficult.
25 posted on 05/29/2009 9:43:48 AM PDT by Antoninus (Queer is boring.)
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To: Islander7

“An even more strongly worded letter.
In bold type on the good stationery too!”

ALL CAPS


26 posted on 05/29/2009 10:06:28 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

North Korea is in BIG trouble now!

Why, Obambi may even send them a sternly worded letter.


27 posted on 05/29/2009 10:09:58 AM PDT by kennedy (I'm a Kennedy with no experience or qualifications too! Where do I sign up for MY Senate seat?)
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To: traderrob6
Double secret probabtion

"Double secret probation, sir?"

"Yes.....it's a little known codicile in the Democrat constitution that gives Obama the power to issue a strongly worded statement in times of national emrgency."

28 posted on 05/29/2009 10:14:33 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Owl558

“An even more strongly worded letter.
In bold type on the good stationery too!”

ALL CAPS..........”

You are pushing too hard. Need to save the all caps option for the next outrage.


29 posted on 05/30/2009 7:15:09 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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