Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

North Korea test "provocative," "unprovoked": WHouse

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:08 AM
Original message
North Korea test "provocative," "unprovoked": WHouse
A North Korean nuclear test would constitute a "provocative act" and Washington expects the U.N. Security Council to take immediate actions, the White House said early on Monday.

"U.S. and South Korean intelligence detected a seismic event Sunday at a suspected nuclear test site in North Korea," White House spokesman Tony Snow said in a statement.

"North Korea has claimed it conducted an underground nuclear test. A North Korean nuclear test would constitute a provocative act, in defiance of the will of the international community and of our call to refrain from actions that would aggravate tensions in northeast Asia," said Snow.

"We expect the Security Council to take immediate actions to respond to this unprovoked act," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/korea_north_bush_dc
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Blackthorn Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:11 AM
Response to Original message
1. And do what exactly?
Aren't sanctions in place? At any rate, Saddam was under sanctions for 10 years and that didn't work (well it did, but not by their reasoning). Invasion isn't on the cards.

I'm reminded of Hans Blix in Team America.

"Mr Il, if you do not allow inspectors in we will be very angry; and we will write you a letter telling you how angry we are."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taoschick Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:21 AM
Response to Reply #1
8. It's hard
To get popular appeal behind economic sanctions when Pyongyang will gladly let the citizenry starve and broadcast pictures of emaciated children eating weeds worldwide.

There really isn't very much we can do but sit back and wait for the next move.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:12 AM
Response to Original message
2. So When Will Snowjob Find Time to Address NK While Campaigning....
...with Republicans for the upcoming elections.

I guess we can expect official White House responses in between campaign stops as Tony works the campaign circuit for Republican candidates.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:14 AM
Response to Original message
3. People, People - Bush Called Kim And Begged For The Test
It was the only way to get PageGate off the headlines and out of the news.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:16 AM
Response to Original message
4. So how does a country perform an unprovoked attack on their own
sovereign soil? On who? I understand Kim is bonkers, but the act was done on their soil. Oh yeah, that don't matter. Silly me. Please RW morans, don't say anything stupid and make it worse. Things are already bad enough now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:16 AM
Response to Original message
5. Hmmm... "the will of the international community" eh?
Since when has this administration ever cared about that? We wouldn't be in Iraq if they sincerely cared about the will of the international community.

We are so F*cked. If Murkins know what's best for them, they will vote as many Rethugs out of office as they can this November.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:17 AM
Response to Original message
6. Pot, Kettle, Black.
Including them in the "Axis of Evil" certainly isn't provocative. :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:19 AM
Response to Original message
7. Oct 5, Hadley and Undersecretary Burns Japanese National Security
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 01:19 AM by rumpel
Advisor met- what did this administration do in the last 4 days?

Japan, U.S. united on N. Korea
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/20061005TDY01002.htm
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:23 AM
Response to Original message
9. The U.S. has tested more than 1200 nuclear devices
From 1945 through much of 1991, the United States detonated more than 1,200 nuclear devices with yields from a few pounds to about 15 megatons.

http://www.fas.org/nuke/intro/nuke/test.htm
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
filer Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:47 AM
Response to Original message
10. And I bet they killed Kenny, too.
Go back to bed, Tony.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:05 AM
Response to Original message
11. Not only that, it was "sassy"
Not to fear, however. We have our highly qualified Leadership team on the case.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:19 AM
Response to Original message
12. Such lilly-livered talk. Where's the fire-breathing now???
Sounds like Neville Chamberlain, launching diplomatic missives. Will the neocons demand Bush nuke north Korea?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 31st 2014, 11:40 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC