U.S. to N.K.: Young man, if you do that one more time . . .

Have you ever heard the ineffectual parents in the mall, who repeatedly warn their kids not to do something (without consequences), and the kids repeatedly ignore their parents, getting bolder each time?

That's our North Korea policy (bipartisan, from Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama).

"North Korea defied international warnings and sent a rocket hurtling over the Pacific on Sunday, a launch President Barack Obama called an illicit test of the regime's long-range missile technology that threatened the security of nations "near and far."

Obama and European Union leaders meeting in Prague condemned the move and said North Korea's dangerous defiance demanded an international response. Diplomats at the United Nations scheduled an emergency Security Council session for later Sunday to discuss what Obama called a clear violation of U.N. resolutions."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090405/ap_o n_re_as/as_nkorea_missile

Another U.N. resolution condemning North Korean violation of prior U.N. resolutions is the equivalent of yelling across the aisle in Sears, "Young man, if you do that one more time, I swear, you're in big trouble!"

We either depose the current North Korean regime, and hand the North over to South Korean control (impossible, and with unimaginably scary international consequences), or we accept that North Korea will possess nuclear armed long range missiles. That's our choice. We can continue to issue ineffectual warnings, but that's not a real option. And, it just makes us look weak.


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Two diaries ago

you were talking about how horrible war is, now you want it.

Could you be anymore fucking transparent and predictable?

WAR! (unless Obama supports it, then no). Prediction: If President Obama authorizes an attack on North Korea, kosnomore writes a diary criticizing him.

by DTOzone 2009-04-05 09:24AM | 0 recs
Did you read before criticising?

I said the choice is war - impossible and unimaginable - or acceptance.  Read first, then criticize.

by kosnomore 2009-04-05 09:32AM | 0 recs
Yeah, not even close

by DTOzone 2009-04-05 09:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Two diaries ago

It's not clear what he wants.  Personally, I think we have a good shot at running out the clock on NK, since Kim Jong Il has to die at some point, and there's no orderly succession process.  But that will be a sad day -- with Turkmanbashi dead and Qadaffi and Kim aging, we're running out of crazy tinpot dictators.

by TexasDarling 2009-04-05 09:52AM | 0 recs
Looks like the State Dept

 has a bad driver at the wheel.

by QTG 2009-04-05 01:21PM | 0 recs


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