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It's Almost 3 AM and North Korea's Calling
American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 04/03/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT by jazusamo

President Obama has a situation on his hands where charisma and media support do him no good. He is dealing with a nuclear-armed regime with a history of military attacks, provocations as a means of extortion, and brutality. Now they have announced they are restarting a reactor that produces enough plutonium to make a bomb a year -- a reactor that had been shut down before as part of a previous deal in which the North Koreans got things of value in exchange for shuttering it.

Worse yet, the dictatorship is now in the midst of a possible power struggle. Kim Jong Un is a man barely thirty, if that (we don't really know for sure), advised by his aunt Kim Kyong Hui and her husband, Jang Song Thaek, reportedly taking power from military factions and giving lucrative sources of income, including drugs and counterfeiting, to party factions. Gordon Chang writes:

Every year, Pyongyang makes bombastic threats before the U.S.-South Korea military exercises. Then, the North Koreans go quiet when the drills begin. This year, however, the tantrum has continued and the words have become increasingly dire. This month, for instance, Pyongyang abrogated the armistice ending the Korean War and threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes on the United States. The one-a-day rhetorical blasts suggest something is terribly wrong inside the North Korean regime.

Chang explains what he believes is happening inside the power circles of Pyongyang:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3am; bho44; bhoasia; kimjongun; nationalsecurity; nknukes; nkwar; northkorea; nuclearnk; obama

1 posted on 04/03/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Sorry, king hussein is too busy trying to disarm law abiding victims to worry about some brat with nuclear weapons.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 9:19:02 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: jazusamo

“What difference does it make?”


3 posted on 04/03/2013 9:21:43 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (H-O-L-D F-A-S-T)
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To: jazusamo

“Kim Jong Un, his aunt and uncle, and the entire leadership of North Korea know that the biggest object in their capital city is but a shiny façade over an empty and possibly hopeless interior. Imagine what they know about other problems in their country, and in their military.”

Kim’s got to hold onto power...without Him the whole thing folds....humpty dumpty type of thing...it all falls down.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 9:23:53 AM PDT by caww
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To: jazusamo

Eventually the Chinese will get tired of their contumacious step-child.......


5 posted on 04/03/2013 9:24:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: TonyInOhio

Yep, I can picture that idiot saying it.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 9:24:40 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
I fear that some minor incident will trigger a large scale conflict on the Korean peninsula and Obama will bungle a US response or worse still will try to “negotiate” a peace.
7 posted on 04/03/2013 9:25:17 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: jazusamo

When Dennis Rodman is the one to answer the phone, you know you’re in trouble...


8 posted on 04/03/2013 9:26:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jazusamo

You can’t really expect The Won to do anything, when he is so busy vacationing—Michelle in one vacation spot, the girls in another, and Obama in a third, as usual. Or if he’s back, he has golf and basketball and campaigning to worry about, not to mention posing for cover photographs. Plus Reggie Love.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jazusamo

10 posted on 04/03/2013 9:32:14 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo

“I’m sorry. The office is closed at this time but your message is important to us. Please leave a message at the beep and we will consider returning your call when we are not vacationing, attacking achievers, campaigning, golfing, shooting baskets, attending NCAA playoffs, destroying the nation, trashing the Constitution, blaming others for our failures, spending borrowed money, or hiding our numerous scandals.”


11 posted on 04/03/2013 9:32:23 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Cicero

You covered it pretty well but neglected to mention the tremendous confidence The Won has in his new SoS Lurch. **Shaking head**


12 posted on 04/03/2013 9:32:27 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

If I were black, then I could say “N-word, please”....

This crap is all Kabuki theatre. Who in the hell thinks NK would do squat about their threats? No one in their right mind.

Regardless, little Kim or whoever he is seems to be more than a match to our Oresident and the imbeciles he has surrounding him when he ain’t golving.. It is almost funny.

Move some F-22s, move a couple B-2s, move an Aegis Cruiser (not a battleship like the news says), move some Ghurkas - hell I don’t care...it is all BS theatre to keep our minds off the gungrabbing bullshit this country is going through right now.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Red Badger

We need to walk quietly and have a chat with Peking. Dumb displays of B-2s, F-35/22 and cruisers only provoke the punk. Let China tame their paper tiger or suffer the fallout.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 9:35:30 AM PDT by Tugo (Stand firm in the Faith.. HE LIVES!!)
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15 posted on 04/03/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Tugo

They will yank his chain, soon.........


16 posted on 04/03/2013 9:43:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: jazusamo

Obama is too busy installing his own communist/fascist regime in the US to get back to you, kim. Maybe he’ll get back to you after he finishes slaughtering 25 million or so Americans. Installing a communist dictorship takes a lot of work you know. Buying off or intimidating politicians, extorting business interests, subverting the rule of law, and recruiting willing fellow fascists takes a lot of work you know. Have to keep up with the maos, stalins, and hitlers in between vacations. Oh, and obama’s buddy ayers says we should murder 25 million or so people to get our point across, after we take away their guns. Wouldn’t want the revolutionary solders in the DHS to get hurt, now would we.


17 posted on 04/03/2013 9:47:40 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Red Badger

I think the Chinese are looking at NK with pride.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 9:50:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wouldn’t if I were them. Look at what the NK have done with their actions, brought in US destroyers, long range bombers, ultra-modern fighter bombers and satellite scrutiny to the nth degree to the region, right off Chinese territorial waters and border..........


19 posted on 04/03/2013 9:59:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Gaffer
This crap is all Kabuki theatre. Who in the hell thinks NK would do squat about their threats? No one in their right mind.

Correct.

The Norks don't have a nuclear weapon, they've exploded some devices, probably about the size of two semis. That's damn far from having a warhead.

Shooting a ding-dong 2 missile into the Sea of Japan and "hitting just the wave you were planning on" isn't that impressive either when every top scientist is working around the clock for a month in hopes that it doesn't explode on the launcher.

They could unleash a terribly destructive artillery barrage on Seoul, but this is all theater for NK domestic consumption making Kim Jong Un look like a powerful, adept leader.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 9:59:30 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yes they are . As the article states profoundly , - the Chinese are pleased that NK ties down a considerable amount of US military assets.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 10:28:46 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: South Hawthorne

Well said..


22 posted on 04/03/2013 10:31:17 AM PDT by Tugo (Stand firm in the Faith.. HE LIVES!!)
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To: Tugo

Even so, N.Korea does have chemical weapons....pushed to the wall you don’t know what they could unleash....problem is anybody could get restless with this standoff and do something to ignite the entire powderkeg.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 10:33:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: jazusamo

good thing the White House phones have call forwarding to the country club.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 10:50:43 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: caww

This is the last thing China wants. NK attacks, Seoul is destroyed in the opening salvo. Retaliation from the south destroys Pyongyang and the hunt for Kim and his generals is on.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 10:58:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I like this take.....

...“The problem with this guy is he is so young and quite impulsive. He may walk up to the edge and stumble over it,” says Victor Cha of the Center for Strategic International Studies.... “Maybe the U.S. is saying to him, ‘We will show you the edge if you don’t know where it is.’ ”


26 posted on 04/03/2013 11:08:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: jazusamo

We’re in luck: Obama doesn’t have a campaign fund raiser in Vegas tomorrow....

:^\


27 posted on 04/03/2013 11:33:09 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Are you sure? It’s a miracle! :-)


28 posted on 04/03/2013 11:38:08 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Are you sure?

No. It's probably just as well. He'd just vote "present."

29 posted on 04/03/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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