published Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Communist Korea rocket threat

Does it concern you that long-troublemaking North Korea tried to launch a new rocket?

It is believed, of course, that North Korea has, or is working on, nuclear weapons capability.

And it is known, of course, that North Korea has terrible conventional weapons, and has proved it is irresponsible, to say the least, in using them.

So are you impressed that the United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest rocket launch?

Do you believe North Korea is impressed over the U.N.’s displeasure?

Do you believe the U.N.’s condemnation will have any effect whatsoever in restraining North Korea?

The U.N. says it may impose new sanctions on North Korea, and is warning of further action against North Korea if it conducts another missile launch or another weapons test.

Do you believe that concerns North Korea in the least?

Unfortunately, it remains a serious concern for the United States and the rest of the Free World that North Korea still is a seriously threatening trouble-maker close to its neighbors — and also a concern to the United States and much of the rest of the world.

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No, because I'm not overcome by hysterical fear of rockets that barely work anyway. Even if they worked fine, so what?

If North Korea wanted to seriously damage America, they could do a better job with a few container units loaded onto freighters that would be brought into our harbors. What are you going to do about that, inspect every single cargo ship that comes into the country?

If you want to get yourself worked up over a backwards country run by a bunch of self-obsessed fanatics, go right ahead, but I think we have better things to do as a country than worry about one that likes throwing temper tantrums.

If you stopped paying attention to them, they'd stop acting out.

April 18, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Maybe North Korea should be restricted to no weaponry beyond that which the US has or employs. Imagine a country telling the US that we could not develope new weaponry. We must be nuts.

Why is the US in constant search for trouble where none exists?

April 18, 2012 at 12:55 a.m.
holdout said...

If the North Koreans develop a bomb that is reliable they would be far more like to deploy it through one of the many tunnels they have dug under the DMZ, some of which go south of Seoul.

April 18, 2012 at 8:14 a.m.
EaTn said...

This country has spent over a half century maintaining a conflict with North Korea and Cuba that would have been over decades ago it we let common sense rule over politics. Somehow we managed to get beyond the conflicts in Germany, Japan and Vietnam. Don't you think it's about time we did the same for Korea and Cuba?

April 18, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

The North Korean leaders paid no attention to space weather, which is where they were sending the rocket. There was a geomagnetic storm in progress when they launched. The rocket didn't have a chance. Since I knew that fact, but they didn't, I am not worried about them at all. Maybe it is rocket science after all.

April 18, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.
joneses said...

If North Korea was successful at launching a rocket towards America it would not cause as much damage as Obama is causing this country with his failed policies.

April 18, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.
nucanuck said...

joneses for president

April 18, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
EaTn said...

US to China....how about helping us turn this tiger's tail loose?

April 18, 2012 at 3:40 p.m.

Since this hypothetical Korean rocket would land in the Pacific Ocean and cause no more damage than say a freighter of rubber ducks, Obama accidentally spilling his water would do more damage to America.

April 18, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.
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