Norks launch missile, New York Times:

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea defied the United States, China and a series of United Nations resolutions by launching a rocket on Sunday that the country said was designed to propel a satellite into space, but that much of the world viewed as an effort to prove it is edging toward the capability to shoot a nuclear warhead on a longer-range missile.

The one issues a statement:

North Korea’s development and proliferation of ballistic missile technology pose a threat to the northeast Asian region and to international peace and security. The launch today of a Taepo-dong 2 missile was a clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, which expressly prohibits North Korea from conducting ballistic missile-related activities of any kind. With this provocative act, North Korea has ignored its international obligations, rejected unequivocal calls for restraint, and further isolated itself from the community of nations.

We will immediately consult with our allies in the region, including Japan and the Republic of Korea, and members of the U.N. Security Council to bring this matter before the Council. I urge North Korea to abide fully by the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council and to refrain from further provocative actions.

Preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery is a high priority for my administration. The United States is fully committed to maintaining security and stability in northeast Asia and we will continue working for the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through the Six-Party Talks. The Six-Party Talks provide the forum for achieving denuclearization, reducing tensions, and for resolving other issues of concern between North Korea, its four neighbors, and the United States. North Korea has a pathway to acceptance in the international community, but it will not find that acceptance unless it abandons its pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and abides by its international obligations and commitments.

Carl in Jerusalem, Israel Matzav:

Please note what’s not here. No call for sanctions. No call for action against North Korea. Just talk, talk, talk. As if North Korea will be moved any more than it already has been by the sanctions imposed by the ‘international community.’

Now imagine that instead of it being a North Korean test missile, it were an Iranian nuclear missile shot at Israel. Does anyone believe Obama’s reaction would be any more than talk?


Hey, Joe Biden said “gird your loins” for the testing of Barack Obama, didn’t he? Voila:

Note it wasn’t lack of capacity to shoot down the Nork missile.   It was Obama administration impotence, Evan Ramstad, Wall Street Journal:

Outside military and intelligence officials in mid-January first observed preparations at North Korea’s launch site via satellite photography. Since mid February, North Korea said it was preparing to launch a communications satellite and it later announced a launch plan for the April 4-8 period.

In contrast to the North’s previous launches of long-range missiles in 1998 and 2006, missile-defense systems in the U.S. and Japan have improved to the level where they could credibly respond by shooting down the North Korean rocket.

Is this the change for which you Obamabots voted.   Note the Obama administration is terrified of DC residents being able to own an automatic pistol, or even carry  a revolver outside their home, yet they care little if either North Korea or Iran gets nuclear weapons and the  means to deliver them.

Obams pines for a world free of nuclear weapons.    No sane Ameican wants to live in a world where the United States does not have nuclear weapons, but North Korea does.


Confirmed Barack Obama is too stupid to reprogram his teleprompter.    Even in the wake of the Nork’s missile launch, TOTUS still wants to disarm, Politico:

PRAGUE – Just hours after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, President Barack Obama called for “a world without nuclear weapons” and said the United States has a “moral responsibility” to lead the way, as the only nation ever to use them.

Obama’s speech was long planned as the centerpiece of his first presidential trip overseas, but it gained new urgency after North Korea sent a multi-part rocket soaring over the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning

 The Norks have no intention of disarming, but Obama does.  Pathetic.

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