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The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea
cnn ^ | Saturday October 14, 2006 6:31 PM

Posted on 10/14/2006 10:54:16 AM PDT by maquiladora

The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its purported nuclear test.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonfailed; northkorea; sanctions; un
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1 posted on 10/14/2006 10:54:16 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora
Just breaking news banner on CNN so far.

North Korea clearly stated they would regard this as a "declaration of war". So lets see if they are as good as the promise here, as they were when they announced they planned a nuclear test.

2 posted on 10/14/2006 10:56:11 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora

I'll Drink To That

3 posted on 10/14/2006 10:57:32 AM PDT by blam
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To: maquiladora

BFD


4 posted on 10/14/2006 10:57:48 AM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: maquiladora

"The language is directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, who has a long, documented record of living a life of luxury while his people wasted away in famine."

This didn't work on Saddam, why would they think it will work on dear leader?


5 posted on 10/14/2006 10:57:56 AM PDT by Felis_irritable
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To: maquiladora
ruhroh.... Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
6 posted on 10/14/2006 10:57:58 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Islam is the Death Cult of Perpetual Outrage!)
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To: maquiladora
punish Pyongyang

There is no such thing. There are treaties and there is war. This is an act of war, but the UN is not sovereign, so it is the countries who allied in this act of war who are at war. If N Kor does not respond in a warlike manner, they are incapable of making war.

7 posted on 10/14/2006 10:58:06 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: maquiladora

Well, now we'll se what actual impact such sanctions have on NK. Will Russia and China actually participate? I'll be surprised if they do.


8 posted on 10/14/2006 10:58:11 AM PDT by toddst
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Pickin' noses is like passing gas...everyone does it. Some more obvious than others.


9 posted on 10/14/2006 10:59:47 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: maquiladora

I'm sure Kim is scared to death of the mighty UN.....


10 posted on 10/14/2006 11:00:00 AM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: maquiladora

It is an act of war. The 'punish' thing was added by a journalist who does not have the primary conceptions either of the nature of the state or of psychology in hand.


11 posted on 10/14/2006 11:00:27 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: maquiladora

If enforced, this will be the toughest resolution from the UN since Gulf War I.


12 posted on 10/14/2006 11:00:46 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: maquiladora

I wonder if this is meaningful at all. I can't believe there was any trade with N. Korea. This agreement probably lets humanitarian aid through (which the army will steal) and if Iran was giving them weapons or tech before, I can't believe it was on the up-and-up. Even still, China could be a conduit for anything Lil Kim wants.

What matters is if China really wants to enforce its vote here.


13 posted on 10/14/2006 11:00:52 AM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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Update on the details:

UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council on Saturday voted unanimously to impose sanctions against North Korea in response to the country's claimed nuclear test.

The vote was scheduled soon after negotiators agreed on the sticking point of cargo inspections, the language over which China had expressed some concerns earlier.

Rather than mandating stop and search operations, "the resolution will say to countries to inspect as necessary all goods going in and out of North Korea," CNN's Richard Roth reported.

14 posted on 10/14/2006 11:01:58 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: ohioWfan

I heard they typed the resolution in all caps! They're serious this time.


15 posted on 10/14/2006 11:02:10 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Felis_irritable

Dear Leader is a lot more crazy. He will probably respond.


16 posted on 10/14/2006 11:02:41 AM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: maquiladora

Thank You John Bolton!!

Despite the ranting from the Left, and Democrats in general, Bolton has pulled off the impossible; that is, getting China to agree to bring the matter before the Security Council in the first place. For the past 12 years, China has vetoed every attempt by the United States to bring North Korea before the Security Council. It took some persuading for that to change, and it is Bolton who deserves all of the credit for making that happen.

Maybe now we can persuade Senator Lincoln Chaffee, to lift his hold on Bolton's nomination to be permanent Ambassador to the United Nations. Now more than ever, it is vital to have someone with an even hand, and a persuasive voice in the UN. If that madman starts tossing warheads around, someone is going to have to respond. Best that we work with the UN to head things off before we get to that point...


17 posted on 10/14/2006 11:03:12 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: ohioWfan
It blocks him from being able to import or export any military equipment bigger than a rifle.

For a country with the fith largest army in the world, thats got to be a pain.

18 posted on 10/14/2006 11:03:50 AM PDT by maquiladora
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19 posted on 10/14/2006 11:05:29 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: maquiladora
the resolution will say to countries to inspect as necessary all goods going in and out of North Korea,"

However you word it, that means stop and inspect. North Korea will not like it.

Looks like Bolton did not do too badly. This is about the best I was expecting out of the UN. I was certainly not expecting any hint of "stop and inspect" to make it through. It looks like the Chinese and Russians saved face by changing "language".

I suspect the United States will find it necessary to stop and inspect quite a bit. We shall see how North Korea will react.
20 posted on 10/14/2006 11:05:44 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council voted on Saturday to impose financial and arms sanctions on North Korea to punish the reclusive Communist nation for its nuclear weapon test.

The vote was 15-0.

The U.S.-drafted resolution allows nations to stop cargo going to and from North Korea to check for weapons of mass destruction or related supplies. But the measure specifically excludes military force.

It requires all countries to prevent the sale or transfer of materials related to Pyongyang's unconventional weapons programs. And the resolution demands nations freezes funds overseas of people or businesses connected with North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

21 posted on 10/14/2006 11:06:18 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora
" North Korea clearly stated they would regard this as a "declaration of war".

North Korea is going to take on the whole world? Interesting. They have become proficient at eating bugs for dinner, so I guess finding food as legions of North Koreans march across china, Russia and into Europe. All they need to carry is a bottle of Crisco and a frying pan. They might even be helpful by eating up all the rats in their path.

22 posted on 10/14/2006 11:06:18 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary (Bukhari:V1B1N6 “Just issue orders to kill every Jew in the country.”)
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To: maquiladora
The U.N. Security Council votes unanimously to impose sanctions on North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its purported nuclear test.

After seeing Bolton's talk, I can anticipate the lib's in Congress to do everything in their power to prevent him from becoming permanent in his position as U.N. Ambassador.

After all, he was fabulous and very pragmatic toward the issues with the PRNK.

He is the best Ambassador we have had since Jean Kirkpatrick!

23 posted on 10/14/2006 11:06:24 AM PDT by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Arkinsaw

Toothless...absolutely toothless - means nothing and everyone knows it.


24 posted on 10/14/2006 11:06:30 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: tsmith130

does the res have any teeth??


25 posted on 10/14/2006 11:06:32 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: maquiladora

How soon until the sleeper cells in Japan are activated?

Anyway, this is a rather weak bunch of sanctions. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the best we could do with Russia and China being such pains in the rear.


26 posted on 10/14/2006 11:07:13 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: EGPWS

Name one thing that the U.N. has done and BACKED during the past x number of years. Nothing. This will be no different.


27 posted on 10/14/2006 11:07:41 AM PDT by silentknight
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To: silentknight
Toothless...absolutely toothless - means nothing and everyone knows it.

I don't think so, the wording gives the US the diplomatic cover to order North Korean and Iranian ships to "pull over to the side of the road and open the trunk". I suspect we will now do so.

I fully expect some North Koreans on ships to resist.
28 posted on 10/14/2006 11:08:01 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: maquiladora

Only if the UN bothers to enforce it.


29 posted on 10/14/2006 11:09:11 AM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: maquiladora

The RATS' likely response: This resolution is another Bush Administration failure. Bush should negotiate directly with NK.


30 posted on 10/14/2006 11:09:25 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: maquiladora
It blocks him from being able to import or export any military equipment bigger than a rifle.

So it's not just about luxury items. Glad to hear it.

31 posted on 10/14/2006 11:09:38 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Arkinsaw

You hit the nail on the head, forget about the banning of cognac and kim's beloved movies etc....this factor is where it will get interesting, and this is where a military flare up could very easily begin.


32 posted on 10/14/2006 11:09:42 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: cajungirl
does the res have any teeth??

It states that nations should inspect North Koreans imports "as necessary". I suspect that the US Navy will find a lot of "necessary". The resolution has no teeth, but it authorizes those who do have teeth to take measures on their own. If I am reading it right.
33 posted on 10/14/2006 11:10:01 AM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: maquiladora
The U.N. Security Council

Sheeple fear them!

34 posted on 10/14/2006 11:10:09 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: silentknight
Name one thing that the U.N. has done and BACKED during the past x number of years. Nothing. This will be no different.

OK, nothing.

So, let me guess YOUR solution is to get out of the UN?

35 posted on 10/14/2006 11:10:14 AM PDT by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Arkinsaw

John Bolton and the United States is the only hope for the UN.


36 posted on 10/14/2006 11:10:52 AM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: maquiladora

Now we will wait to see how the Rats and their MSM lapdogs spin this good news to be something bad they can blame on Bush.


37 posted on 10/14/2006 11:11:28 AM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: Nathan Zachary

They're not stupid enough to try and invade China, Russia, or Europe. They'll fight any war in their own neighborhood.

North Korea can do plenty of damage to Japan and South Korea before they're stopped by us or other world powers. They've got terrorist sleeper cells in Japan and hundreds of thousands of South Korean civilians (as well as some US troops) would likely die if they decided to invade.


38 posted on 10/14/2006 11:11:50 AM PDT by NinoFan
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To: silentknight
Name one thing that the U.N. has done and BACKED during the past x number of years. Nothing. This will be no different.

The Gulf War.

39 posted on 10/14/2006 11:13:13 AM PDT by maquiladora
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

lol


40 posted on 10/14/2006 11:13:24 AM PDT by zarf
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To: maquiladora

WOW! North Korea is screwed! UN Sanctions, aside from being the most damaging of all weapons, are always ruthlessly enforced. North Korea will soon be on its knees. With these UN Sanctions, North Korea will be hard pressed to do much more than fund its military and its people will struggle just to be fed - they soon will no doubt begin eating tree bark. Finally, we have shown the world that we are serious about stopping nuclear proliferation. From the standpoint of a rogue regime, UN Sanctions are even worse than military strikes. It almost makes me feel bad for Kim Jung Il.


41 posted on 10/14/2006 11:14:24 AM PDT by Axhandle
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To: EGPWS

Kirkpatrick was brilliant. She's the only woman that I would even have considered for President. Kinda reminded me of Thatcher.


42 posted on 10/14/2006 11:15:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: cajungirl

It's the UN and China and Russia signed off. Translation: no teeth to be found.


43 posted on 10/14/2006 11:16:59 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: maquiladora

Double-Secret Probation
44 posted on 10/14/2006 11:17:07 AM PDT by sono ("Islam’s borders are bloody and so are its innards." Samuel Huntington)
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To: Arkinsaw

I wonder how long it will be before suicide bombers take to the high seas to blow themselves up in the faces of the US Navy, much like they have done at US checkpoints in Iraq.


45 posted on 10/14/2006 11:17:40 AM PDT by Axhandle
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To: newzjunkey


What a lovely couple!


46 posted on 10/14/2006 11:21:28 AM PDT by oneolcop (Take off the gloves!)
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To: maquiladora

Let's just face it. There's nothing we can do to NK without affecting all the people who are unfortunate enough to live there. They are forced to live under that evil man in conditions, IMO, that are unbelievably cruel. Whatever sanctions we take would only hurt those people more. Any aid that goes to the country will go to Kim first and his army second. The only answer is to assassinate Kim and the rest of his regime.


47 posted on 10/14/2006 11:22:08 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD GET SHOT BY THOSE WHO DON*T!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Kirkpatrick was brilliant. She's the only woman that I would even have considered for President. Kinda reminded me of Thatcher.

Yep, although he is "just" a man, (snicker) Bolton is proving that with the proper leadership, we can be an effective influence at the UN.

Kudos to Ambassador Bolton for his fine work!

48 posted on 10/14/2006 11:22:13 AM PDT by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: newzjunkey

According to the DPRK, everything is Bush's fault!


49 posted on 10/14/2006 11:22:29 AM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Richard T. Blalock-DDG 61)
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To: RightWhale
There are treaties and there is war.

I don't understand this comment. There are an infinite number things besides treaties and war. Countries have varying levels of business with each other. This UN resolution simply imposes sanctions by countries which is not an act of war. So the term "punish" is a correct term for this.

50 posted on 10/14/2006 11:23:13 AM PDT by plain talk
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