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Not such a shock is it?
North Korea today said it would use nuclear weapons in a “merciless offensive” if provoked â€” its latest bellicose rhetoric apparently aimed at deterring any international punishment for its recent atomic test blast.
The tensions emanating from Pyongyang are beginning to hit nascent business ties with the South: a Seoul-based fur manufacturer became the first South Korean company to announce Monday it was pulling out of an industrial complex in the North’s border town of Kaesong.
The complex, which opened in 2004, is a key symbol of rapprochement between the two Koreas but the goodwill is evaporating quickly in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test on May 25 and subsequent missile tests.
Pyongyang raised tensions a notch by reviving its rhetoric in a commentary in the state-run Minju Joson newspaper today.
“Our nuclear deterrent will be a strong defensive means…as well as a merciless offensive means to deal a just retaliatory strike to those who touch the country’s dignity and sovereignty even a bit,” said the commentary, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
It appeared to be the first time that North Korea referred to its nuclear arsenal as “offensive” in nature. Pyongyang has long claimed that its nuclear weapons program is a deterrent and only for self-defense against what it calls US attempts to invade it.
The tough talk came as South Korea and the US lead an effort at the UN Security Council to have the North punished for its nuclear test with tough sanctions.
The Obama Administration has botched the North Korean situation while they fire off a nuclear test and various missiles, including an ICBM tht could potentially hit the United States.
American “weakness” in foreign policy breeds aggression by foreign nations that have evil intent.
President Bush at least had North Korea stymied and negotiating while dismantliung programs.
Under Obama, North Korea has stepped up its missile program and re-initiated manufacture of nuclear weapons.
The Obama foreign policy has been a collosal failure. And, what are they talking about now?
Sending New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to North Korea to negotiate. WOW! Kim Jong-Il must be quaking in his boots.
Get ready for another test of a Taepadong-2, ICBM missile at any time.
A Unha-2 rocket (Taepadong-2), supposedly carrying an experimental communication satellite Kwangmyongsong-2, as it is launched from Hwadae-gun in North Korea on April 5.
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Barack Obama, Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton
What a shock! President-Elect Barack Obama’s campaign and the Democrat Party have accepted
massive political contributions from a New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson “Pay to Play” Sugar Daddy.
President-elect Barack Obama took big money from a man at the center of a federal probe that has forced one of Obama’s top Cabinet picks to withdraw.
Financial records show the Obama campaign got more than $30,000 from California financier David Rubin, the target of an investigation into donations and possible “pay-to-play” deals involving New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Obama’s pick for commerce secretary.
Richardson removed himself from consideration for the post Sunday, saying the ongoing grand jury investigation threatened to hold up his confirmation. Richardson and Rubin have both denied any wrongdoing in the matter, which involved contributions and state business in 2003 and 2004.
Read all of the details about the Hollywood based fundraiser here.
Ed Morrissey has MORE analysis of the Democrat Party’s Culture of Corruption.
Now, Flap REALLY looks forward to the confirmation hearings of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State and the financial scrutiny of Bill and his foreign interests.
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Posted by Flap in Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Caroline Kennedy, Day By Day, Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris, tags: Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Caroline Kennedy, Rod Blagojevich, Roland Burris
Day By Day by Chris Muir
As Barack Obama spiritual advisor Jeremiah Wright said, “The chickens are coming home to roost.”
First, it was Hot Rod Blagojevich and his corrupt appointment of Roland Burris to Obama’s U.S. Senate seat along with the interference by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Second, the NEPOTISM of a possible Caroline Kennedy appointment to Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate Seat.
Third, the apparent win of Al Franken, who is an incompetent a pol as Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
And, now, there is the withdrawal of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson from his Obama appointment to become Secretary of Commerce because of corruption charges.
But, what do you expect from a MSM who did not properly VETT the Democrat Party or Obama during the last election cycle.
Chickens coming home to roost, indeed.
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Bill Richardson and former President Bill Clinton watching the 2008 Super Bowl
Commerce Secretary designee and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has some campaign debt problems just like Hillary Clinton.
Bill Richardson would do a lot of global jet-setting as commerce secretary, but heâ€™s still on the hook for more than $150,000 in domestic airfare footed by influential home state allies.
During his failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Richardson, the governor of New Mexico, crisscrossed the country partly on corporate jets controlled by influential New Mexicans with deep pockets â€” including one just elected to Congress.
The airfare debt creates uncomfortable optics for Richardson, since his ties to some of his aero-benefactors have been controversial. But Richardson also is statutorily obligated to repay them for the trips, lest they be considered illegal, over-the-limit corporate contributions.
And, now Bubba is constrained in his ability to help out and hit up all of those oil-rich Middle Eastern types as per his agreement with Obama.
Guess Mark Penn will have to cancel his new vacation house. As for Richardson, Bill and Hillary would not be too helpful anyway.
Richardson will be on his own.
Good luck with that.
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