Showdown Time, U.S. vs. North Korea

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. pspr


    What to do, what to do! Will Obama encourage this action by N.K. with another spineless statement? Or will he let the military stop this ship?

    The U.S. military is tracking a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned.

    The ship, Kang Nam, left a port in North Korea Wednesday and could be carrying weaponry, missile parts or nuclear materials. The U.S. military has been tracking it since its departure.

    "It is believed to be 'of interest,'" a senior U.S. official told FOX News.

    This is the first suspected "proliferator" that the U.S. and its allies have tracked from North Korea since the United Nations authorized the world's navies to enforce compliance with a variety of U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing North Korea for its recent nuclear test.

    North Korea, though, has said that any attempt to board its ships would be viewed as an act of war and promised "100- or 1,000-fold" retaliation if provoked.

    The Kang Nam is known to be a ship that has been involved in proliferation activities in the past -- it is "a repeat offender," according to one military source.
  2. TGregg


    Fine. Blow it up. :)
  3. That would certainly be a fascinating poker hand, and it would be interesting to see if lil' Kim is all bluff.
  4. Lucrum


    Kim Jong-il is just extorting the international community with all his tests and sword rattling.

    I hear he's a lady's man.

    I don't know why BO won't just send the first lady over there to give the guy a world class BJ. This whole situation would end overnight.
  5. Arnie


    Well, I doubt we will ever find out. Hollow Man will never go for that. :D
  6. BSAM


    Right on, bro. It ain't "showdown time". It's showtime!!
  7. Obama was paralyzed by four teenagers in a rubber boat. No way he does anything in this situation. He, and his media cheerleaders, will ignore it.
  8. Why is it the Navy has no qualms about boarding boats in international waters to search for drugs but, supposedly under UN sanctions, can only track a vessel suspected to be carrying illegal weapons? What good does that do?

    Other than of course excuse Obama's paralysis. North Korea has his number. He is weak and they know it.
  9. #10     Jun 18, 2009