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North Korea Tests Its Nuclear Might

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Posted on May 25, 2009
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South Koreans burn a mock nuclear missile during a protest in Seoul on Monday against North Korea’s nuclear test.

North Korea carried out its second nuclear test on Monday and said it was “on a new higher level in terms of its explosive power and technology,” according to the official Korean Central News Agency. The test sparked international condemnation and protests in South Korea, while the U.N. Security Council called an emergency session to discuss the incident.

BBC News:

So, North Korea has carried out what it had been threatening to do for weeks, another atomic test.

The announcement broadcast on its state media said the detonation, which rattled the Korean peninsula with the magnitude of an earthquake measuring 4.5, was “in defence of the nation, the country and socialism.”

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By Reaganite Republican Resistance, May 26, 2009 at 9:17 am Link to this comment
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Somehow all the talk of how Kim is a crackpot eccentric, while Obama is portrayed as fatherly, all-knowing, and wise doesn’t quite square with reality when the “crackpot” is running circles around our flawless messiah.

This is the same Obama that was apparently busy with his puppy-vetting process or playing basketball while the Russians where nabbing our Afghan supply air-base in Kyrgizstan.

Obama is endangering our national security, a failure of his most primary duty as president… maybe we should draw a line here?

Living in a celebrity-driven/liberal/MSM fantasy world is not a right of Obama supporters to cling-to indefinitely, as it’s both the voters and the press’ duty to make informed, good-faith decisions… not waste power making a hollow fashion statement instead.

It’s rapidly getting to the point where this kind of willfully-ignorant “thinking” is not just irresponsible, but dangerous. Obamania’s sheeple are deeply delusional, and as Obama’s enablers, these fools are going to get us killed.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/

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By Celia, May 26, 2009 at 7:29 am Link to this comment
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The UN Security Council immediately gathers to discuss the situation?  Sounds remarkably like the People’s Front of Judea (or was it the Judean People’s Front) reacting to the imminent crucifixion of their brother Brian.

All talk.  No action.

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By Wombat Joey, May 25, 2009 at 9:12 pm Link to this comment
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Just wondering….does anyone have any idea how many countries North Korea has invaded in the past 50 years? And how many countries the U.S. has invaded in the same period of time?  How many U.S. bases are in South Korea?  How many foreign bases are in North Korea?  How many nuclear weapons are in the hands of the trigger-happy American gunslingers?  That’s all….just wondering.

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By P. T., May 25, 2009 at 8:11 pm Link to this comment

Like the U.S., North Korea reserves the right to act unilaterally in its own interest.

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By jr., May 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm Link to this comment

Post Script

And may you survive the wrath of the evil step-mother calling itself liberty of america and her bully friends.

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By jr., May 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment

Congrats to the north korean peoples.

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