North Korea – Another Slap On The Wrist?

Posted: 05/26/2009 by that's Elbert in Barack Obama, war
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On Memorial Day we remember those that served our country. On Memorial Day 2009, we are reminded that the world isn’t all that safe, as North Korea test fires a nuclear weapon underground. Tuesday morning we awaken to news that North Korea has test fired more missiles. So, what will the US response be? In this story, it states that the US, along with Japan, will push for “strong action” against North Korea. What constitutes “strong action” in the eyes of this administration? Does that mean that  Kim Jong Il gets a slap on the wrist (sanctions) AND a personal phone call from Barack Obama himself?

“Now Kim, you’ve been bad. You’ve not been playing nice with all those big guns you’ve got over there. Why don’t you put those things away, and the UN won’t bother you anymore. You don’t want to get another phone call from me, do you?”

One has to wonder how much Scranton Joe knew when he spoke last fall:

“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it’s not going to be apparent initially; it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.”

Hopefully this administration responds better than a typical UN slap on the wrist.

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