Well North Korea just fired it’s missile last night. What a shock.
So I guess Joe was right, Obama is being tested. And if Biden‘s remarks remain true there’s a pretty good chance their response will not be correct.
This puppy has a range of 4,000 miles. Now I don’t think North Korea wants to go to war. Kim Jong-il loves to strut their might to the world and bluff for usually for further concessions.
But they also have been know to sell technology. Now who do you think would like to buy a missile with a 4,000 mile range. hmmm…
In response to that 4:00 AM phone call, as released by the White House this morning,
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.
This stratagy seems to work well with North Korea… let’s keep it up.
Oh and btw, did you see what Michelle was wearing when meeting Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
- Obama condemns North Korea rocket launch (cnn.com)
- North Korea Defiantly Launches Rocket Over Japan (mydd.com)