Skip to comments.W.H. 'would not be surprised' if North Korea launches missile
Posted on 04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT by Nachum
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration wouldn't be surprised if North Korea followed through on threats to launch a missle.
"We've obviously seen the reports that North Korea may be making preparations to launch a missile. We're monitoring this situation cclosely, and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said during a press briefing.
"We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the Norths obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions, and it would fit their current pattern of bellicose, unhelpful and unconstructive rhetoric and actions."
North Korea reportedly has moved missile and launch equipment to its east coast, and the regime asked foreign governments Friday to pull their ambassadors from the country, saying it could not guarantee their safety as of April 10, Reuters reports. The North Korean government signaled war is inevitable because of the "increasing threat from the United States" and cited the joint military exercises the United States is conducting with South Korea, according to the Reuters report.
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At this juncture, if that happens, I would be very surprised if this administration fights to win.
It does smell a bit like we’re doing something to poke the mad dog enough to get him to bite.
Obamatollah needs a distraction.
Announced today: 90 Million Americans NOT in workforce.
Lowest level since 1979.
It bothers me just a bit that one of the targets is Austin, TX.
That’s about 20 miles as the crow flies from my house.
Who knows what the Norks smuggled into Texas across the border. It’s not as if its being enforced.
I know what would be happening right now if Ike, JFK, Nixon or Reagan were president, and it wouldnt be the US sitting around waiting for an attack.
That “employment problem” isn’t Baraq’s fault.
The MSM has already deemed it due to sequestration.
And of course we all know that’s caused by Republicans.
This is the WH telling Un it’s okay to launch a missile.
Not surprised? Did our enemies in D.C. give it to them?
Maybe the White House should issue a preemptive apology.
Jay, the I don’t no nothing guy, weighs in on this the day after reports that the WH is toning down it’s rhetoric on NK? The king wants and needs this war to remain in power in the US and distract from the lousy economy and high unemployment which has become the new norm.
Don't worry, the President thinks you can absorb a strike.
Supposedly, that was an old map of targets from W’s time.
0dunga wants our destruction.
POS hates this country.
But our citizens are more concerned with what color name Target uses for dresses.
When reality intrudes, all that will be swept away in the blink of an eye.
Exactly right! First they send bombers over to antagonize and poke at the crazy person to try and make Obama look strong and then when they get the obvious reaction they want to back off to deescalate the situation. This is just more proof of how inept this administration is.
Thanks Slick Willie!
Sort of like “The Mouse That Roared”
What a weird response.
No, not surprised at all. They need a war.
so what did Denice Rodman deliver to young un from Obama ?
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration has done everything it could to precipitate war including leaving doors unlocked, positions unmanned, slashing budgets to weaken the military, everything short of sending a singing telegram begging ‘please attack today’!
Oooooooooo! Not the dreaded United Nations Security Council! A condemnation???? Well THAT has certainly proven effective.
You should be in view of a "CEP" of 20 miles.
Exactly. He invites it. The New World Disorder [vdh]
Nah...that dog could care less...he’s simply staying with the traditional play book....scare everybody...get worldwide attention....force backchannel consessions...and come out the victor.
He’s on the fence, not too many options left but to fire...has to save face among his own...no choice but to go forward now...he got out on that limb all by himself.
Based on what I’m seeing, it looks like the Norks are the ones poking the dog. Kim Jong Un is just taking his father’s place at the chess board imo. He wants something and this posturing gets it. perhaps it’s respect from his military leaders. Perhaps he’s just sparring with Obama to see what kind of opponent he is. Perhaps he just wants to intimidate Obama or test the measure of his resolve. Perhaps he wants to go to war and have us turn his palace and his country into rubble with 1,000 lb bombs but I doubt it.
“Which begs the question ... is there a reason that this administration wants to wag the dog right now? “
International gun control?
All of you are making me feel a whole lot better-—not!
Wonder if we can finish our bomb shelter in time?/sarc
He’s going to fire something....though I understand China has back channeling in the works now...and expected.
Depending if he hits something or not is the situation he is in currently...either or he has to save face.
What does Valerie Jarrett think about all of this?
Everyone knows the real target is South Korea, this is just a test of Obama and America. Even the Norks know they don’t have a snowballs chance in hell against America. Against South Korea and a limited US response, because of the weak President, they might just be fancying their chances. Nobody thinks for a minute it would have gone this far under Bush, or even Clinton. (Bill that is!)
Benghazi-gate. Wasn’t it last week or before it resurfaced with a “report” suggesting a large number of possible witnesses? CIA?
Does anyone besides me, think it strange that all this heated up after that jerk rodman went over there?
Take attention off of scandals:
Fast & furious
All have had or will have info coming out
Exactly, although that assumes a CinC qualified to hold the title.
Americans have a right to expect the phrase "wouldn't be surprised" means we have equipped our ally, South Korea, with the means to destroy any armed missle while it is yet over NK.
Given the state of technical capabilities, any action that does not destroy such a threat while yet in NK airspace is a profound and alarming failure.
Y’know, for a black racist, he looks awfully white.