Skip to comments.Obama: North Korea 'Recklessly Challenging' International Community
Posted on 05/25/2009 7:49:35 AM PDT by speelurker
North Korea's nuclear test is a "matter of grave concern," President Obama said Monday, as officials in Washington accused the rogue regime of blatantly defying the international community.
The communist country said it had carried out a powerful underground nuclear test, much larger than one conducted in 2006. The regime also test-fired three short-range, ground-to-air missiles later Monday from the same northeastern site where it launched a rocket last month, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed sources.
The twin moves were roundly condemned in Washington.
"These actions, while not a surprise given its statements and actions to date, are a matter of grave concern to all nations," Obama said in a written statement, calling them an apparent violation of international law. "North Korea's attempts to develop nuclear weapons, as well as its ballistic missile program, constitute a threat to international peace and security."
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Just like the so-called “Anti-War” Vietnam protesters weren’t anti-war, they just thought that we should have been fighting on the side of the Viet Cong.
I want everyone to note that North Korea’s does have weapons of mass destruction as noted by the Obambi White House.
Should any military action become necessary in 2013 when there’s a Republican in the WH please note that Democrats confirmed the presence of nuclear weapons in North Korea.
O’fagboy is a pussy. The last thing the USA needs is a fairy Commander in Chief.
Bombs away, eh Zero?
don’t forget to say “pretty please”
You know, I agree with you but I don’t say it much - but I fear that we are on a path to destruction from which we’ll never recover.
I believe that the anti-religious vacuum promoted by the liberals will be filled by those who beliefs are so strong they will die for them.
I wonder if the ACLU will enjoy being ruled from a mosque. it’s always seemed to me that if they and those like them get what they want they won’t be allowed to complain any longer and I’m not sure why they haven’t figured this out.
I want to hear the reaction to this test from someone who actually knows what the hell he is talking about: Paging John Bolton!!
I will loose the white house press corpse on you and ruin your reputation.
The “international community” is VERY VERY weak. What good is rounding up allies that don’t have any power? That’s why we’re in this situation:
Our so-called allies have withered away over the years leaving us as the only tiger with teeth. Iran, China, N. Korea and the rest of the bunch can clearly see this.
In the meantime, our resources are being sucked up by our parasitic “allies” while our enemies arm themselves to the teeth. And Obama can only beg for help that will never arrive. What a joke!
I thought “grave” meant “dire” and ready to go to war. However, Bush didn’t use it in the final warning to Saddam - he just said “serious”, so I don’t know what it means any more. At any rate, if we ever hope for military projection of power by this admin it will be like back when we hoped, we prayed, we wished, we cajoled that Clinton would do something more with Saddam than fire a cruise missle at a tent and hit a camel in the ass.
Also the fact that the chinese pw3n us.
If he was half the man Michelle is maybe they would listen
He will never be as manly as his manbeast wife.
That's it? After a year of criticizing President Bush's foreign policies... you really have NO IDEA what to do either... huh?
Was the teleprompter on when you wrote this Obama?
true, but in all fairness, DPRK was going to be able to do this regardless of who was in office. The bush-admin’s ‘6-party talks’ have been going on for quite a while, now....DPRK material was apparently found in the syrian site the israelis took out, so it isn’t like there were visible consequences for proliferating.
0bama didn't write this, Goebbels channeled it to TOTUS.
North Korea vs. the socialist New World Order. Yawn. I’ll sit this one out...
I’ve been saying to whomever will listen that the only thing that will fix our economy is the same thing that did last time—a world war that wrecks 50 percent of the world’s production base.
Who are our main competitors in the near future, economically? China & India.
What hornet’s nests will need to be poked to start a major war that destroys these country’s industrial bases? Pakistan and North Korea.
Thank you, drive through.
How much aid do we give North Korea? Food, medicine, etc. Anyone know?
This entirely our fault for not giving NK more nuclear technology. /sarc
Wow. Obama gave a speech. His courage leaves me breathless.
I agree. It’s not like I want it to happen, but I have a very hard time seeing how the world “turns the corner” without a massive war and 100 million casualties. Probably more than that.
Considering that WW2 had 3/4 of that number, I’d wager the over on that total.
Sometimes geopolitical situation(s) are so gridlocked the only thing you can do is blast them to smithereens. It’s happened over and over and won’t ever stop.
The crazy thing is if he decided to do something militarily, he is likely to get a whole lot more people killed just simply because he is a leftist who knows little to nothing about it.
“Since 1995, the United States has provided North Korea with over $1 billion in
assistance, about 60% of which has paid for food aid and 40% or so paying for energy assistance.” - per the article
How dumb can we get?
It’s who they are, Mr. President. It’s what they do.
john Bolton predicted the test last week.
Wow, now I feel much safer after Obama speaks.
Obama has a mean streak, a very mean streak. This Korean president may not be long for this world. IMHO.
Maybe that’s just it. He’s already had a stroke or two, knows his time is limited, and possibly he wants to take lots of people with him. That’s likely, given the temperment of his family.
"We'll give you nuclear power if you promise not to use it for weapons. Deal?"
CNN actually did 10 mins this morning on the tone of this letter and how Obama is now talking stronger...LMFAO....you just can’t make this stuff up.
The pundits all agreed on 3 things...
1. Obama wants to talk his way out of world problems and there will be nothing done in response but this letter
2. Obama is showing his chops as a skilled communicator and sticking to his word on no pre-emptive attacks.
3. That North Korea can most likely hit Hawaii now and the nations seeking nuclear weapons and technology have a source to go now...for sure.
Is “recklessly challenging” another way to call Kim Jon Il “ poopy pants “ ????
You’re bweaking my bawls, Hans, you’re bweaking my bawls....
So, Snobama, what the heck are you going to DO about it? I know you’re a good talker.
What are you going to DO?
kick kim’s ass
>>I can’t say that I blame Obama for the N. Korean mess<<
I can. Not so much Obama, but his party. Notice this test didn’t take place when Bush was in office. North Korea knows they have another Clinton type pacifist, weak kneed person in the WH.
Not reckless, smart. They know that under Bush such tests would have consequences. Under Obama, well, we will send them money to pay for more tests.
OMG no, Obama is going to get really mad and Write a Letter... better watch out Kim Jong Il you are making the Bama mad at you...
Like it matters sheesh, to the world we are a laughing stock
>Unfortunately that will be of little comfort to the millions that will die in the initial attack and the war that follows.<
But it will disclose what the dems are really all about and hopefully it will be the end of them.
>I wonder if the ACLU will enjoy being ruled from a mosque.<
The ACLU have been pushing for the establishment of sharia law anyway.
So if the “world community” cannot stop one tinpot dictator from developing and testing nuclear weapons behind a border, just minutes’ missile flight from a rich thriving metropolis - directly threatening two rather formidable US allies.
How exactly is it, the world is allegedly going to be rid of nuclear weapons? You know, the US unilateral disarmament thing??
How is that Kumbayah thing, supposed to work exactly?
NK: “We have nuke now, you do what we say or else!!”
Obama: “Kumbayah, my Lord, Kumbayah!!”