N. Korea Vows To Conduct Nuclear Test

N. Korea Vows To Conduct Nuclear Test

There are 385 comments on the cbs3.com story from Oct 3, 2006, titled N. Korea Vows To Conduct Nuclear Test. In it, cbs3.com reports that:

North Korea said Tuesday that it will conduct a nuclear test to bolster its self-defense capability amid what it calls increasing U.S. hostility toward the communist regime.

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joester

United States

#1 Oct 3, 2006
This little mfer just won't go away.
Hmmm, look for Halloween masks of this fella!
Tamara MN

Burnsville, MN

#2 Oct 3, 2006
A bullet right between his eyes would do the trick.
Pete NSW Australia

Australia

#3 Oct 3, 2006
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
aljafp

Singapore, Singapore

#4 Oct 3, 2006
North Korea's actions gives Japan justification to change it's pacifist constitution and expand its military.
Topper

AOL

#5 Oct 4, 2006
Pete NSW Australia wrote:
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
Pete, I've got to say, I agree with your comments! MANY years ago, Rumsfeld and Cheny, went to (I think) Pakistan, and SOLD the 'formula' of nuclear weapons. It was around the time, it became(semi) legal to sell the instructions. They represented a company that SOLD bomb-wares!! I can't blame communist countries for being afraid, and getting ready for a fight, with all those good Christian folks, who have never turned the other cheek, and have been picking fights all over the world? They SHOULD get ready!!
Topper

AOL

#6 Oct 4, 2006
"...to settle hostile relations...to remove the very source of...nuclear threats" There's a threat, if I ever heard one! The 'North" is coming RIGHT out, and says it will REMOVE the U.S. threat!! This is very serious! With all that is going with Chavez (Venezuela), Cuba, etc., the bullseye, being the U.S., is going to be an easy target. I feel we are doomed, beacause, as America has admitted, we are 50%, at best, in shooting down missles, aimed at us!
Kermit

Bracknell, UK

#7 Oct 4, 2006
Pete NSW Australia wrote:
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
Ideally, nobody would have them, but that's not really the issue here. Despite several flaws, the countries you mentioned are actually quite peaceful. Why shouldn't North Korea have nukes? Hmm, lets see...

1. Horrific human rights abuses (internal and external - for example, the kidnapping of foreigners)
2. Brainwashes its children with afalse version of history (i.e. that it didn't actually start the Korean War, as proven by Soviet records)
3. National (state controlled) media constantly makes hostile references to the US and Japan, and is very liberal with the truth (check out the KCNA news website)
4. It's plans for "reunifying" with the South assume that the South will adopt it's social system and stance on diplomacy with outsiders.
5. Many of it's missiles are pointed at Seoul (love the way they respect their brothers and sisters in the South). If it did start a fight with the US, it would probably begin an invasion fo the South (to "liberate" them from US dominance of course).

North Korea is a country very likely to use nukes without hesitation, and that's what sets them apart from the others on the list.

I could probably think of more examples, but my lunch break is almost over.
Forest Gump

United States

#8 Oct 4, 2006
Tamara MN wrote:
A bullet right between his eyes would do the trick.
Would be willing to do it or do you want someone else to murder for you.PEACE your friend ,Forest
clydecaddy

Lehigh Acres, FL

#9 Oct 4, 2006
Pete NSW Australia wrote:
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
Are you pro nuclear weapons and pro gun control ?
better idea

Wappingers Falls, NY

#10 Oct 4, 2006
Kermit, replace "the US" with north Korea for each of your points and you'd find a much more aggressive and dangerous situation.
ie..
1.(no need for any replacements. US tops this list)
2. brainwashing its own citizens? you should know well enough from uk that US for it's gdp & acclaimed high level of education is the most ignorant lot in this world.
3. funny...you don't think US media is state controlled???
4. US has only one policy for korean peninsula: maintenance of tension. every peace approach between the 2 koreas have been foiled by the US.
5. you don't think US & south korea has missiles (far more advanced) pointed at north?? how about aircraft carriers, nukes on a moments notice, etc, etc, etc...

US is the only state in the history of the world that dropped nukes on a civilian population and during a war. You can believe all you want what the US media spews day in day out about n korea threat, bullshit is still bullshit. Why can't people see through this stuff???
Kevin

United States

#11 Oct 4, 2006
aljafp wrote:
North Korea's actions gives Japan justification to change it's pacifist constitution and expand its military.
Aljapf...you are 100% correct...people continue to chastise the US for going after NK, but the thing that people conveinently forget it that we have very troops in SK...we are continuing to pull them out. The people that bear the brunt of this will be Japan (who hates NK and vice versa), SK, and China (who hate Japan and vice versa). If NK does start a war all hell will break out in Asia. Japan will go after NK, China will go after Japan...

Japan might have a pacifist constitution, but everyone needs to remember that Japan also has a pretty significant Army. It is supposedly for defensive purposes, but I am pretty sure that a bullet is a bullet and missile a missile..there are no such things as defensive weapons.

NK keeps lobbying missiles over Japan. Does anyone think Japan is going to tolerate a belligerent NK?
This goes well beyond Bush.
Kevin

United States

#12 Oct 4, 2006
Topper wrote:
"...to settle hostile relations...to remove the very source of...nuclear threats" There's a threat, if I ever heard one! The 'North" is coming RIGHT out, and says it will REMOVE the U.S. threat!! This is very serious! With all that is going with Chavez (Venezuela), Cuba, etc., the bullseye, being the U.S., is going to be an easy target. I feel we are doomed, beacause, as America has admitted, we are 50%, at best, in shooting down missles, aimed at us!
Topper...don't be fooled. We don't reveal out best technology. We only show our best weapons when we have something better that is already working. After 911 Bush began talking about a missle defense system. Trust me that system has been in place since reagan..all the little test we trott out are minor demonstrations to remind folks of capability without revealing the full spectrum of weapons.

Go on the internet and you will find that we can target a super sonic cannon shell and knock it out of the sky. We beat the hell of the iraqi's scuds in the second gulf war. The Army has developed microwave weapons that can track and knock shells out of the sky...Plus NK doesn't have a weapon capable of hitting the US.

We have been moving our ground troops out of SK for the last two years. If NK invades we will simply bomb them into submission and push them back over the DMZ.
Kevin

United States

#13 Oct 4, 2006
better idea wrote:
Kermit, replace "the US" with north Korea for each of your points and you'd find a much more aggressive and dangerous situation.
ie..
1.(no need for any replacements. US tops this list)
2. brainwashing its own citizens? you should know well enough from uk that US for it's gdp & acclaimed high level of education is the most ignorant lot in this world.
3. funny...you don't think US media is state controlled???
4. US has only one policy for korean peninsula: maintenance of tension. every peace approach between the 2 koreas have been foiled by the US.
5. you don't think US & south korea has missiles (far more advanced) pointed at north?? how about aircraft carriers, nukes on a moments notice, etc, etc, etc...
US is the only state in the history of the world that dropped nukes on a civilian population and during a war. You can believe all you want what the US media spews day in day out about n korea threat, bullshit is still bullshit. Why can't people see through this stuff???
That you think North Korea's leader in not a nut makes you a nut. The real fear (even the chinese have acknowledged this) is that NK sells a nuke to other nations. We are not worried about NK in and of itself. Altohugh, the more desperate they get (no food or economy for the people) the more likely they might be to start a war of necessity. If NK gave up the nuke ambition they would be find. We have made no attempt in 50 years to go running over the border...why now?

Further, Bush has ignored NK for the last 6 years. It is NK's continued boasts and rants about nuclear weapons that keep forcing the issue. If he just kept quiet on the nukes and stopped lobbying missiles at Japan no one would north Korea. So enough of the pity party for NK and its leader. Its starving people yes, its leader no.
Way It Is

Roseville, CA

#14 Oct 4, 2006
Bush Administration, " No Oil, no care if they get nukes".
bruce

UK

#15 Oct 4, 2006
Just to let you know South Africa do not have nuclear capabilities and no country has the right to have nuclear arsinal look at the dammage these things do. All nukes should be dismanteled and God help us if Iran or NK have them or use them. Peace to the West and its alies
Been there done that

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Oct 4, 2006
Well done Kevin finally someone that has a modicum of intellect.

If any of you all would like to read a fine piece on the current state and the future on North Korea and what a collapse of the regiem would do to Asia I highly recommend you pick up a copy of the current "Atlantic" monthly and read Robert Kaplans cover story.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/prem/200610/ka...

More than likely though this suggestion is like casting pearls among....well you know.

You're all probably more interested in slagging Bush or the USA in general. It doesn't help anyone it just makes you feel better
Redoran

Allentown, PA

#18 Oct 4, 2006
Pete NSW Australia wrote:
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
Agreed.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#19 Oct 4, 2006
Kermit wrote:
<quoted text>
Ideally, nobody would have them, but that's not really the issue here. Despite several flaws, the countries you mentioned are actually quite peaceful. Why shouldn't North Korea have nukes? Hmm, lets see...
1. Horrific human rights abuses (internal and external - for example, the kidnapping of foreigners)
2. Brainwashes its children with afalse version of history (i.e. that it didn't actually start the Korean War, as proven by Soviet records)
3. National (state controlled) media constantly makes hostile references to the US and Japan, and is very liberal with the truth (check out the KCNA news website)
4. It's plans for "reunifying" with the South assume that the South will adopt it's social system and stance on diplomacy with outsiders.
5. Many of it's missiles are pointed at Seoul (love the way they respect their brothers and sisters in the South). If it did start a fight with the US, it would probably begin an invasion fo the South (to "liberate" them from US dominance of course).
North Korea is a country very likely to use nukes without hesitation, and that's what sets them apart from the others on the list.
I could probably think of more examples, but my lunch break is almost over.
Sounds a lot like the bush Administration, doesn't it?!
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#20 Oct 4, 2006
Pete NSW Australia wrote:
Why can't North Korea have nuclear weapons?
It is alright for the US, UK, South Africa, Russia, France, India, Pakistan and others to have them. Anyway if North Korea launched one in anger US technology would make sure it wouldn't reach US or their allies soil. And then the US would blow North Korea off the map.
The US should worry about looking after their own citizens rather than playing the worlds sherrif.
Because we are, as they say, basically hyprocrites. Our country has a "do as I say, not as I do" policy.
Redoran

Allentown, PA

#21 Oct 4, 2006
Been there done that wrote:
Well done Kevin finally someone that has a modicum of intellect.
If any of you all would like to read a fine piece on the current state and the future on North Korea and what a collapse of the regiem would do to Asia I highly recommend you pick up a copy of the current "Atlantic" monthly and read Robert Kaplans cover story.
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/prem/200610/ka...
More than likely though this suggestion is like casting pearls among....well you know.
You're all probably more interested in slagging Bush or the USA in general. It doesn't help anyone it just makes you feel better
Be nice if we could say same for Bush.(your first sentence)

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