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Gingersnap
07-23-2010, 08:05 PM
North Korea Warns of Nuclear Response to Naval Exercises
By Bomi Lim and Bill Varner - Jul 23, 2010

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Pak Ui Chun, North Korea's foreign minster, arrives at the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerialand related meetings at the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

North Korea said it would counter U.S. and South Korean joint naval exercises with “nuclear deterrence” after the Obama administration said the government in Pyongyang shouldn’t take any provocative steps.

North Korea will “legitimately counter with their powerful nuclear deterrence the largest-ever nuclear war exercises to be staged by the U.S. and the South Korean puppet forces,” the National Defense Commission said, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

The maneuvers, which involve 20 vessels and 200 aircraft from the U.S. and South Korea, pose a threat to the country’s sovereignty and security, Ri Tong Il, an official with North Korea’s delegation to the Asean Security Forum, told reporters in Hanoi yesterday.

Ri’s comments came after North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun sat in the same room with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Hanoi for a security meeting of Asia’s largest powers. Clinton condemned North Korea for being “on a campaign of provocative, dangerous behavior,” urging Kim Jong Il’s regime to change.

Still, the “door remains open for North Korea,” Clinton later told reporters. “We are willing to meet with them, willing to negotiate, to move toward normal relations” if North Korea commits itself to giving up its nuclear weapons program, she said.

U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said in Washington yesterday that North Korea “would be better served by reflecting on the current situation, not taking any further aggressive actions or provocative steps.”

USS George Washington

The U.S. said this week it will intensify sanctions against North Korea and conduct military exercises with South Korea in waters surrounding the peninsula. The USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered carrier, and three destroyers called into South Korean ports this week in a show of force.

“North Korea may very well go ahead with missile launches or even a third nuclear test to show it won’t bend to U.S. pressure,” said Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul. “North Korea must have sensed that the U.S. and South Korea are after its regime’s collapse.”

Ri said the George Washington’s presence threatened security on the peninsula, which has been divided for more than half a century. Pak maintained the need for a peace treaty to replace a cease-fire, signed in 1953, to guarantee the peninsula’s security, Ri said.

“It’s no longer the 19th century with gunboat diplomacy,” Ri said. “It is a new century and the Asian countries are in need of peace and development.”

Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-23/north-korea-claims-innocence-over-sinking-of-south-s-ship-won-t-apologize.html)

Hawkgirl
07-23-2010, 08:11 PM
They should stop crying wolf. One day, people are going to take them seriously and bomb the crap out of them.

Rockntractor
07-23-2010, 08:16 PM
We are a threat to them they need to destroy our government............please!:(

namvet
07-23-2010, 08:25 PM
more sanctions. lets see if the little midget bastard is still full a smoke and hot air. he also knows there's a boomer sub off his coast. somewhere

Molon Labe
07-23-2010, 10:17 PM
They should stop crying wolf. One day, people are going to take them seriously and bomb the crap out of them.

Kinda doubt it. See...the Norks have nukes.

Speedy
07-24-2010, 12:43 AM
They should stop crying wolf. One day, people are going to take them seriously and bomb the crap out of them.

It won't be this administration. Not with the pussy in charge right now and his even more pussified handlers.

djones520
07-24-2010, 10:06 AM
more sanctions. lets see if the little midget bastard is still full a smoke and hot air. he also knows there's a boomer sub off his coast. somewhere

Not exactly. A sunken ship at 47 dead sailors says so.

namvet
07-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Not exactly. A sunken ship at 47 dead sailors says so.

and trident nukes trumps that

namvet
07-24-2010, 10:17 AM
It won't be this administration. Not with the pussy in charge right now and his even more pussified handlers.

actually another attack on our country might be the only thing to saves his ass.

namvet
07-24-2010, 10:30 AM
http://i28.tinypic.com/4m134.jpg

i just fulla shit

NJCardFan
07-24-2010, 11:55 AM
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Herroooo!

namvet
07-24-2010, 11:56 AM
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Herroooo!


wonder if that comes in a bobble head version ????:D

CaughtintheMiddle1990
07-24-2010, 05:47 PM
We need to resurrect Harry Truman so he can ''Nuke 'em from Orbit" and get it over with.

Odysseus
07-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Okay, let me see if I understand this: We do a joint military maneuver with the South Koreans, which we've done pretty much annually, for decades, and the North decides that this is now so provocative that they need to respond with nukes? This is such overkill that I can't imagine that it's anything other than a bluff, to see if Obama will back down.

Sonnabend
07-24-2010, 10:33 PM
We need to resurrect Harry Truman so he can ''Nuke 'em from Orbit" and get it over with.

Just when I thought you couldnt get any more stupid....:rolleyes:

Big Guy
07-24-2010, 10:37 PM
Okay, let me see if I understand this: We do a joint military maneuver with the South Koreans, which we've done pretty much annually, for decades, and the North decides that this is now so provocative that they need to respond with nukes? This is such overkill that I can't imagine that it's anything other than a bluff, to see if Obama will back down.

If he does all is lost in Korea. The rest of the world will follow, Dominoes anyone?