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A day after North Korea has once again snubbed their nose at Obama and the international community, the world remains powerless. It appears that Kim Jong Ill has lit at least one nuke and launched an ICBM capable of reaching US territory. Under a six-party deal with the United States, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia in 2007, North Korea agreed to scrap its weapons-grade nuclear programs for energy aid. How many times are we going to give this piss-poor country energy in exchange for a worthless "agreement." I say it is time to take off the gloves and get serious with North Korea.
President Obama needs to put North Korea back on the state sponsor of terrorism list Tuesday morning and scrap all energy and food aid to the Korean peninsula immediately. Dictator Kim needs to know that any future launch of an ICBM will be knocked out of the air with our Aegis warships and any subsequent attack on South Korea will be met by an unrelenting counter air attack. Mr. Obama must know that the Iranians are watching our reaction to N. Korea and are taking notes. Keep in mind the cooperation between N. Korea and Iran and the data they share on nuclear matters.
Mr. Obama's weak comments on the subject will only encourage N. Korea and Iran in their pursuit of a fully operational nuclear arsenal. Israel is observing Obama and the international community response as well because their lives depend on a tough response.
The Obama Administration has put pressure on Israel to reign in any attack on Iran's nuclear complex in the hopes that Ahmadinjad will suddenly respond to reason. Iran will see the weak response from Obama and the UN as a green light to manufacture their nuclear tipped missiles with no consequence.
The North Korean situation will not only affect North East Asia but also the volatile Middle East region as well. Kim has already tried to spread his new found technology to Syria and is working with Iran to bolster their nuclear threat. It is time to take off the kid gloves in regards to N. Korea and allow Israel (with our assistance) a preemptive attack on Iran's nuclear complex.
Dictators and tyrants do not respect agreements-They only respect power. This is not a time for a paper tiger, Carter-esque foreign policy-It is a time for a "big stick" policy. Mr. Obama, this is your time to lead-The future is watching!
Monday, May 25, 2009
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