NKorean NUKE!!!

N Korea ‘nuclear test’ condemned

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s claim to have tested a nuclear weapon underground.
The council is also considering its next steps, including sanctions that could be enforceable by military means.
The US has proposed a draft resolution which included powers to inspect cargo and close air and sea ports to North Korean ships and planes.
President George W Bush said the US was working to confirm the test claim, branding it a “provocative” act.
He said he and regional leaders agreed North Korea’s actions were unacceptable and deserved an immediate UN response.
Current Security Council President Kenzo Oshima of Japan urged North Korea to refrain from further testing and return to six-party talks.
The session comes three days after the council agreed a formal statement urging North Korea to cancel any planned nuclear test.
The Americans have circulated a 13-point draft resolution seeking targeted sanctions.

They include:

  • Halting trade in material that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction

  • Inspections of cargo going in and out of North Korea

  • The ending of financial transactions used to support nuclear proliferation

  • A ban on the import of luxury goods

The US also wants to see the sanctions brought under Chapter Seven of the UN Charter, which means they would be mandatory and ultimately enforceable by military means.
UK Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett also said the UK would be “pushing for a robust response” under Chapter Seven.

However, the Russians and Chinese - who have trade links with North Korea - have been reluctant to go down that path, says the BBC’s Laura Trevelyan at the UN in New York.
US ambassador to the UN John Bolton said “even a claim of such a test clearly constitutes a threat to international peace and security”.
He told BBC News 24: "If the Security Council of the United Nations can’t deal with a threat like that then we have to ask what role it could have in dealing with weapons of mass destruction around the world.
“So, I think the mood here is pretty strong - to be sure the specifics have to be worked out - but in terms of the early reaction, I think it’s very favourable to a very strong council resolution.”
But North Korea’s ambassador, Pak Gil Yon, said the Security Council should congratulate Pyongyang instead of issuing “useless” resolutions.


In his first public statement, the US president said the North Korean claim “constitutes a threat to international peace and security.”
Mr Bush said he had telephoned Chinese, Japanese, Russian and South Korean leaders, who had all reaffirmed their commitment to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
“Once again, North Korea has defied the will of the international community, and the international community will respond,” he said.

“The North Korea regime remains one of the world’s leading proliferators of missile technology, including transfers to Iran and Syria.”
Mr Bush added that the development would not help North Korea’s “oppressed and impoverished” people, who deserved a better future.
Earlier Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - visiting Seoul - called the claimed test “unpardonable”.
He warned the region was “entering a new, dangerous nuclear age”.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun feared the move could “spark a nuclear arms build-up in other countries”.
In an unusually strong statement against its ally, China said the claimed test “defied the universal opposition of international society”.
Meanwhile, the head of the South’s intelligence service said it had detected more movement at another North Korean test site and he could not rule out further nuclear tests.

‘No radiation leak’

The size of the bomb is uncertain, with estimates varying from 550 tons of destructive power to as much as 15 kilotons. The 1945 Hiroshima bomb was 12.5-15 kilotons.
The French Atomic Energy Commission says the blast measured about one kiloton or less and could have been the result of a failed nuclear test.
Correspondents say the claimed test does not necessarily mean North Korea has a fully-fledged nuclear bomb or warhead that it can deliver to a target.
North Korea’s KCNA news agency described the test as an “historic event that brought happiness to our military and people”.
It said the test would maintain “peace and stability” in the region and was “a great leap forward in the building of a great prosperous, powerful socialist nation”. There was no radiation leak, it said.
Pyongyang pulled out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003 and has refused for a year to attend talks aimed at ending its nuclear ambitions.

If you will study the history of Korea, you will see that Korea never was an agressive country like Japan, Russia, Germany or USA.

It’s true but it seems that NKorea has never learned the lessons of history. Unlike Japan or Germany, which were primarily overly-aggressive countries, NKorea doesn’t seem to have the intention of joining the rest of the free world. Both Japan and Germany as well as their Axis allies have suffered greatly for their actions during the second world war. If NKorea plans on using its military might it just might suffer the same fate.

Neither did US.

Please explain. I think the current US administration might have something to do with this.

US never fought a war inside their territory for about two hundred years (except Pearl-Harbour) - this is a very big advantage, but I consider dirty keeping this advantage by provoking and running wars outside their borders.
US escaped unpunished for the genocide of Indians.
And they always had and still have very arrogant external politics.

Concerning this a quote comes to my mind: “Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

There is some truth to this statement but may I correct you that Pearl Harbor wasn’t a war, it was just an event or rather an incident which led the US to join the Second World War. The United States will do anything to avoid war inside its territories but they are very willing once outside. Consider Iraq and Afghanistan. The closest point in modern history for the US to have a war inside its territory was during the Bay of Pigs incident. But if you consider the war on terrorism, then the 9/11 attacks are the first inside US mainland.