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Obama: North Korea 'Recklessly Challenging' International Community
Fox News ^ | Monday, May 25, 2009 | James Rosen and Greg Palkot and The Associated Press

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aidtonorthkorea; bho44; bhoasia; bhonukes; proliferation; urkelspeaks
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To: CIB-173RDABN

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.


51 posted on 05/25/2009 9:03:24 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

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.


52 posted on 05/25/2009 9:06:02 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: A message
Just toooo good of an image!!
53 posted on 05/25/2009 9:06:10 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: All

O’fagboy is a pussy. The last thing the USA needs is a fairy Commander in Chief.


54 posted on 05/25/2009 9:11:36 AM PDT by troy McClure
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To: speelurker
If he thinks that waterboarding to save American lives is unacceptable then he must think that retaliatory bombing is also unacceptable. I can see how Lil Kim and other assorted enemies would come to this conclusion.

Bombs away, eh Zero?

55 posted on 05/25/2009 9:15:09 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Lysandru
" I can't say that I blame Obama for the N. Korean mess-- this has been a bi-partisan goat rope from the get-go."

Well, if you want to get to root causes...


56 posted on 05/25/2009 9:15:40 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

don’t forget to say “pretty please”


57 posted on 05/25/2009 9:20:48 AM PDT by acsrp38 (The founders READ the Constitution BEFORE they signed it)
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To: bushfamfan

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.


58 posted on 05/25/2009 9:23:11 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: speelurker

I want to hear the reaction to this test from someone who actually knows what the hell he is talking about: Paging John Bolton!!


59 posted on 05/25/2009 9:23:20 AM PDT by Batman11 (Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
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To: hoosier hick

I will loose the white house press corpse on you and ruin your reputation.


60 posted on 05/25/2009 9:23:41 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: speelurker

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!


61 posted on 05/25/2009 9:25:41 AM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: Ancient Drive

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.


62 posted on 05/25/2009 9:29:37 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Jeff Head

Also the fact that the chinese pw3n us.


63 posted on 05/25/2009 9:30:16 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: italianquaker

If he was half the man Michelle is maybe they would listen
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He will never be as manly as his manbeast wife.


64 posted on 05/25/2009 9:45:12 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: acsrp38

pletty prease


65 posted on 05/25/2009 9:58:43 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: speelurker
North Korea's nuclear test is a "matter of grave concern

That's it? After a year of criticizing President Bush's foreign policies... you really have NO IDEA what to do either... huh?

66 posted on 05/25/2009 10:02:25 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: speelurker
These actions, while not a surprise given its statements and actions to date, are a matter of grave concern to all nations

Was the teleprompter on when you wrote this Obama?

67 posted on 05/25/2009 10:04:09 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: yldstrk

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.


68 posted on 05/25/2009 10:11:18 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: John123
These actions, while not a surprise given its our statements and actions to date, are a matter of grave concern to all nations

0bama didn't write this, Goebbels channeled it to TOTUS.

69 posted on 05/25/2009 10:16:24 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: speelurker

North Korea vs. the socialist New World Order. Yawn. I’ll sit this one out...


70 posted on 05/25/2009 10:33:08 AM PDT by Creek Injun
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To: speelurker

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.


71 posted on 05/25/2009 10:34:20 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: Creek Injun; All

How much aid do we give North Korea? Food, medicine, etc. Anyone know?


72 posted on 05/25/2009 10:38:42 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: speelurker

This entirely our fault for not giving NK more nuclear technology. /sarc


73 posted on 05/25/2009 10:49:33 AM PDT by gondramB
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To: speelurker

Wow. Obama gave a speech. His courage leaves me breathless.


74 posted on 05/25/2009 10:53:18 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: j-damn

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.


75 posted on 05/25/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.


76 posted on 05/25/2009 10:59:26 AM PDT by j-damn
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To: rvoitier

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.


77 posted on 05/25/2009 11:07:02 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: pleikumud

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21834.pdf

“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?


78 posted on 05/25/2009 11:12:58 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: speelurker

It’s who they are, Mr. President. It’s what they do.


79 posted on 05/25/2009 11:14:29 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: VRWCTexan

john Bolton predicted the test last week.


80 posted on 05/25/2009 11:18:04 AM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: speelurker

Wow, now I feel much safer after Obama speaks.


81 posted on 05/25/2009 11:20:44 AM PDT by Maryhere (Maryhere "HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: 353FMG
The Kenyan now has the opportunity to show what he is made of.


Don't step in it, smells bad enough as it is.

Obummer is too stupid to make the right moves. With this, we will have some kind of "problem" hit home under the messiah's (ahem)leadership. They know not to attack the white house....he's their saving grace.
82 posted on 05/25/2009 11:21:54 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Keep your change obummer, I STILL support Sarah!)
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To: speelurker

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.


83 posted on 05/25/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
In order for an action to be considered "reckless," doesn't there usually have to be some actual risk involved? It's been demonstrated time and time again that there's no risk involved in kicking sand in the face of the US.


"We'll give you nuclear power if you promise not to use it for weapons. Deal?"

84 posted on 05/25/2009 12:05:10 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Sudetenland

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.


85 posted on 05/25/2009 12:11:45 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: A message; jmranchman

F U Hans Brix!!
86 posted on 05/25/2009 12:23:36 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur - "While We Have Breath, We Will Defend")
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To: speelurker
No,Mr Osama....NK openly and brazenly challenged **YOU** because they knew that there wasn't a single thing in hell that you'd do about it other than issue a “strongly worded response”.
87 posted on 05/25/2009 12:25:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: speelurker

Is “recklessly challenging” another way to call Kim Jon Il “ poopy pants “ ????


88 posted on 05/25/2009 12:48:49 PM PDT by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: dfwgator

Hans Brix!


89 posted on 05/25/2009 12:52:21 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

You’re bweaking my bawls, Hans, you’re bweaking my bawls....


90 posted on 05/25/2009 12:53:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: yldstrk

91 posted on 05/25/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: hoosier hick

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?


92 posted on 05/25/2009 1:00:47 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: speelurker

kick kim’s ass


93 posted on 05/25/2009 1:01:43 PM PDT by Bevoter
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To: Lysandru

>>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.


94 posted on 05/25/2009 1:09:31 PM PDT by 1L
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To: speelurker

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.


95 posted on 05/25/2009 1:10:41 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: speelurker

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


96 posted on 05/25/2009 1:14:22 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama has never met a strawman he didn't like.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

>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.


97 posted on 05/25/2009 1:18:32 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Aria

>I wonder if the ACLU will enjoy being ruled from a mosque.<

The ACLU have been pushing for the establishment of sharia law anyway.


98 posted on 05/25/2009 1:23:04 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: speelurker

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?


99 posted on 05/25/2009 1:28:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: speelurker

NK: “We have nuke now, you do what we say or else!!”

Obama: “Kumbayah, my Lord, Kumbayah!!”

NK: “BOOM!”


100 posted on 05/25/2009 1:31:37 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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