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North Korea says it needs weaponry to defend against US nuclear threat
The Telegraph ^ | 12 July 2012 | Aaron Clements-Hunt

Posted on 07/12/2012 12:00:33 PM PDT by moonshot925

North Korea has claimed that it needs atomic weaponry to defend itself from a constant threat of US nuclear attack and that Pyongyang would never give up its right to a "peaceful space programme".

Pak Ui-Chun, North Korea's foreign minister, told a crowd at the ASEAN forum that it was Washington's aim to "eliminate the political ideology and system our people have opted for".

Mr Pak said North Korea would use its "peaceful space programme" to "explore and utilise the outer space to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes".

Mr Pak justified his claims by describing a US and South Korean military live fire exercise in which a North Korean flag is said to have been used as a target. He called this a "clear demonstration of hostile intent".

These alarming announcements came on the same day that US, Japanese and South Korean officials held a meeting in which they discussed the state of relations with North Korea and China.

Following the statements from Mr Pak, the three nations warned that "any provocation by North Korea will be met with a resolute and coordinated response from the international community".

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; north; nuclear; weapons
I would be afraid of our nuclear arsenal if I was an enemy of the United States.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 12:00:47 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

0bama will probably give them something.


2 posted on 07/12/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: moonshot925

Not with our current President. What’s there to be afraid of?


3 posted on 07/12/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: moonshot925

” North Korea says it needs weaponry to defend against US nuclear threat”

Yes, they do...


4 posted on 07/12/2012 12:11:20 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: moonshot925

> I would be afraid of our nuclear arsenal if I was an enemy
> of the United States.

Indeed, but unless you have a VAST land mass, which NoKo does NOT, you could not have enough nuclear weapons to avoid complete annihilation.

Face it.

The best way to avoid confrontation with the United States is to do business with it. The more business you do, the better off everybody is.

Unfortunately, totalitarian collectivists don’t get it. The only possible exception is China, and I believe that they are seeing things more and more our way. I’ve met Chinese folks at trade shows, and they are becoming quite Western in their dress, manners, conversation, and even aspirations.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: moonshot925
West Germany,one of the fiscally strongest nations on earth,had all she could do to absorb East Germany,a country that was light years ahead of what North Korea is today..financially and culturally....when the Berlin Wall collapsed.

I'll bet every single South Korean secretly hopes NK never collapses.

6 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: moonshot925

Eric Holder Line One, Red Phone.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 12:13:41 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: moonshot925

Eliminate their system?

Hell, Obama is trying to copy it.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 12:17:43 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: moonshot925

Eliminate their system?

Hell, Obama is trying to copy it.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: justice14
What’s there to be afraid of

Our Ohio class SSBNs and Trident D5 SLBMs.

10 posted on 07/12/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

And who is going to order our unmatched military to use them? Not Obama, thats for sure.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: moonshot925

Why would the US waste even one Mirv on the Norkies?


12 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: moonshot925

Screw the Norks! I put about as much trust in them as I do our Socialist government, which is to say ZERO.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Westbrook; moonshot925
Face it.

The best way to avoid confrontation with the United States is to do business with it. The more business you do, the better off everybody is.

Unfortunately, totalitarian collectivists don’t get it. The only possible exception is China, and I believe that they are seeing things more and more our way.

Face it.

The best way to avoid confrontation with China is to do business with it. The more business you do, the better off everybody is.

Unfortunately, union isolationists don’t get it. The only possible exception is California, and I believe that they are seeing things more and more our way.

14 posted on 07/12/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: moonshot925; a fool in paradise

First they stole our nuke secrets, then they stole our Mickey Mouse! Enough!


15 posted on 07/12/2012 12:31:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: justice14

I’m not talking about using them. But they can be used as a diplomatic tool to make the norks think twice about their nuclear program.

Another tool we can use is food. We should make it clear to the norks that we will cut off their food aid if they continue to seek nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 12:45:03 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Stalinist collectivism does far more damage to land and people than a score of nuclear devices.


17 posted on 07/12/2012 12:45:44 PM PDT by lurk
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To: moonshot925

Definitely. But I’m just saying, I don’t think our current President will.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: moonshot925

Nah, they’re just throwing a geopolitical tantrum to get attention because their grand poobah is so ronery.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 12:54:15 PM PDT by Capn Freedom
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To: Capn Freedom

They are just pissed that the foreign aid hasn’t sent a barber to give their new leader a John Edwards haircut.


20 posted on 07/12/2012 1:35:04 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: moonshot925
please, all their building of a nuclear arsenal will do is MAKE them a target!!! feh...
21 posted on 07/12/2012 3:07:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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