Democrats and fool's errands...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Eight, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Eight


    Negotiating with North Korea is ridiculous, same with Yassar Araphat.. I liked Bush's take on Yassar Araphat; he simply refused to talk to the asshole. Araphat couldn't control what went on at all so why bother? Bill Clinton took billions in a suitcase and gave it to the leader of North Korea so he wouldn't develop nuclear weapons and the money was spent on.. hold your breath... drumroll.... it wasn't food... Nuclear weapons!!! I do love it that when N. Korea tested their very first rocket it seemed like somebody used the occasion to test a rocket defense.. Go Bush!! What did the current POTUS do? He issued a "shame on you, the other kids are not going to want to play with you" message! Shame? psychopath commie leader[the Korean, not the POTUS]? in the same sentence?

    Negotiating With Pyongyang a ‘Fool’s Errand,’ Republican Says After Abortive Rocket Launch
    By Patrick Goodenough
    April 12, 2012
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)

    ( – North Korea’s launch of a multi-stage rocket Friday was evidently a dismal failure, according to Japanese officials who said the projectile crashed into the sea just over a minute into its flight.

    “It appears that the object fell into the sea after flying for more than one minute,” Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka told a press briefing in Tokyo.

    South Korea’s defense ministry said the rocket – which Pyongyang claimed was designed to put a satellite into orbit – flew for about 70 miles before disintegrating, with parts falling into the Yellow Sea, the body of water between the Korean peninsula and China.

    By comparison, the carrier rocket used in North Korea’s previous attempted satellite launch, three years ago, flew around 2,000 miles before crashing into the Pacific, a flight lasting about 18 minutes, Japanese officials reported at the time.

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement the launch “reminds us that the regime has no interest in behaving as a responsible actor” and “illustrates once again that trying to negotiate with the regime is a fool’s errand.”

    “Rather than working towards the next doomed agreement with North Korea, or other rogue regimes, the United States must impose stronger penalties and pressure on those who threaten global security with their illegal nuclear, missile, and other unconventional weapons programs,” she said.

    Both the 2009 attempt and Friday’s one involved the use of what the regime calls a “Unha” rocket. Western security officials say it closely mirrors North Korea’s long-range Taepodong-2 ballistic missile.

    A 2009 U.N. Security Council resolution prohibits North Korea from conducting “any launch using ballistic missile technology,” and Pyongyang’s decision to go ahead was in defiance of numerous appeals from governments around the world.

    Just hours earlier, G8 foreign ministers meeting in Washington said in a statement that they “demand that the DPRK not conduct the launch.”

    They also urged North Korea “to abandon all of its nuclear weapons and existing nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.”

    Following the launch, the G8 ministers issued a brief statement condemning it.

    “Sharing the view that the launch undermines regional peace and stability, we call on the DPRK to abstain from further launches using ballistic missile technology or other actions which aggravate the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” it said.

    “We are ready to consider, with others, taking measures responding to all activities of the DPRK that violate U.N. Security Council Resolutions, and calling for appropriate response by the United Nations Security Council.”

    DPRK stands for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country’s official name.

    A South Korean soldier in Seoul watches a TV news report about North Korea’s long-range rocket on Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    The White House also condemned the launch.

    “North Korea is only further isolating itself by engaging in provocative acts, and is wasting its money on weapons and propaganda displays while the North Korean people go hungry,” press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

    “The President has been clear that he is prepared to engage constructively with North Korea. However, he has also insisted that North Korea live up to its own commitments, adhere to its international obligations and deal peacefully with its neighbors.”

    Friday’s action violates not only Security Council resolutions but also a bilateral agreement with Washington reached just six weeks ago. In that agreement, North Korea pledged to honor a moratorium on “long-range missile launches” and nuclear tests, and to suspend uranium enrichment and admit U.N. weapons inspectors in exchange for 240,000 metric tons of U.S. food aid.

    Shortly before the launch Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that if it went ahead the deal would be off.

    “It is regrettable because, as you know, we had worked through an agreement that would have benefited the North Korean people with the provision of food aid,” she said after the G8 ministers’ meeting. “ But in the current atmosphere, we would not be able to go forward with that, and other actions that other countries had been considering would also be on hold.”

    Pyongyang said the launch was timed to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the North Korean state and grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong-un.
  2. pspr


    Obama has been in over his head for almost 4 years now and it shows. His naivety is almost unfathomable.
  3. How does a country, North Korea, that can't even feed itself get the money to build and maintain one of the world's larger militaries? I understand they can conscript troops and pay them nothing, but all that hardware is expensive to buy, run and maintain. How do they do it? Wouldn't you think much of it is obsolete or nonfunctioning?

    I assume their missile program is underwritten by iran. You'd think the iranians could design and build their own missiles but apparently not.
  4. Lucrum


    Almost four years of on the job training and he's still no more qualified to be POTUS than the day he took his oath. And there are sheeple still willing to re-elect him.
  5. Eight


    Pure psychopathic domination. The leadership has their favored people clustered in one city and all the others elsewhere. The favored ones have to publicly WORSHIP the leadership or be sent to the parts of the country where starvation is the norm. I assume that the leadership is stealing everything they can get their monstrous hands on and selling it, getting money from idiot Liberals, Iran, trading guns and drugs, etc.. There is a great documentary on North Korea "National Geographic: Inside North Korea" that explains it all... It's on Netflix if nowhere else.

    Both parties in the US have been trampling the Constitution and edging us closer to the time when a psychopath could start ruling over us in the same manner.
  6. jem


    Both parties in the US have been trampling the Constitution and edging us closer to the time when a psychopath could start ruling over us in the same manner.

    1. Who cares if the Govt tells a church to provide drugs which kill babies, everyone wants birth control
    2. Who cares if I have a choice experimental radiation or let the govt agressively frisk my kids
    3 Who cares if others rights are gored... as long as I get my free ice cream.

    Apparently our schools have neutered our citizens brains into thinking big govt is good - with no warning attached.