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    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket
    WASHINGTON (AP) - As North Korea fueled a multistage rocket Thursday for its threatened satellite launch, President Barack Obama promised a "stern" response and Japan vowed to press for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council.

    State Department spokesman Robert Wood would not address the U.S. intelligence reports. But he repeated earlier warnings for the North Koreans not to take any "provocative" actions.

    Japan's ambassador to the U.N. said his nation will request an emergency session of the Security Council if North Korea proceeds with the launch. Yukio Takasu said he raised the possibility during closed-door council talks Thursday.

    Takasu and other council diplomats say they anticipate a possible emergency session as early as this weekend.

    Some U.S. lawmakers are urging Obama to shoot down the rocket if it endangers the United States or its allies. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said during a weekend TV interview that the U.S. had no plans to intercept the rocket—though it might consider the move if an "aberrant missile" were headed to Hawaii "or something like that."
    I'm SURE that North Korea has seen this response, and has decided to immediately de-fuel their bird and pull it off the pad.


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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket



    I'm SURE that North Korea has seen this response, and has decided to immediately de-fuel their bird and pull it off the pad.

    They're insistent that it's being used to launch a satellite and given that's it's North Korea it's entirely possible the whole thing will blow up before getting anywhere.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket



    I'm SURE that North Korea has seen this response, and has decided to immediately de-fuel their bird and pull it off the pad.

    "You better not launch that rocket, cause I'll get really really mad!"

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Japan's ambassador to the U.N. said his nation will request an emergency session of the Security Council if North Korea proceeds with the launch. Yukio Takasu said he raised the possibility during closed-door council talks Thursday.
    Translation:

    Order Chinese take-out, bring in strippers, embezzle funds, then grandstand and release a worthless press statement condemning N Korea.

    The real news here is that the Obama adiministration actually used the word "rocket". I'm sure he has a team working on new terminology that doesn't project such a negative connotation as he embraces N Korea and tries to find a way to blame Bush for this crisis.
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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    Translation:

    Order Chinese take-out, bring in strippers, embezzle funds, then grandstand and release a worthless press statement condemning N Korea.

    The real news here is that the Obama adiministration actually used the word "rocket". I'm sure he has a team working on new terminology that doesn't project such a negative connotation as he embraces N Korea and tries to find a way to blame Bush for this crisis.
    Rocket was the romanticized semantic used in lieu of missile.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket



    I'm SURE that North Korea has seen this response, and has decided to immediately de-fuel their bird and pull it off the pad.


    I'm sure we have war ships surrounding N. Korea right now at the CIC's orders.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    wouldn't be amazed if it was Russia or China who was aiding them.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    wouldn't be amazed if it was Russia or China who was aiding them.
    Are you still living in the Cold War? China is justifiably worried about its insane and dangerous neighbor, and Russia has absolutely no reason whatsoever to get involved.

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Are you still living in the Cold War? China is justifiably worried about its insane and dangerous neighbor, and Russia has absolutely no reason whatsoever to get involved.
    Then why is China blocking security council resolutions against North Korea?

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    Re: Obama issues warning as North Korea readies rocket

    Then why is China blocking security council resolutions against North Korea?
    Because they don't want anyone else getting involved with their neighbor. China doesn't support U.S. aims in Korea, but that doesn't make it a friend of North Korea. The enemy of your enemy is not always your friend. There is a big difference between blocking a security council resolution and actively giving missile technology that might be turned on its provider.

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