North Korea Gives Barry Another 3am Call

by William Teach | June 22, 2009 7:47 am

Will he answer? Or, is it time for another photo-op trip to get a burger with Joe, frozen custard with the kids, or maybe a round of golf? This is what North Korea had to say regarding the U.S. trailing a Nork ship that could possibly be carrying materials banned by a U.N. resolution passed after the last 3am nuclear detonation

On Monday, North Korea’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper[1] called it “nonsense” to say the country is a threat to the U.S. The paper also warned it is prepared to strike back if attacked.

“As long as our country has become a proud nuclear power, the U.S. should take a correct look at whom it is dealing with,” its said in commentary. “It would be a grave mistake for the U.S. to think it can remain unhurt if it ignites the fuse of war on the Korean peninsula.”

The Rodong Sinmun also denounced Obama’s recent pledge to defend and protect South Korea – even promising to keep Seoul “under the U.S. nuclear umbrella” – as an attempt to attack the North with atomic bombs.

Anything in the North Korean papers can be considered an official government policy. And Obama’s response?

But Obama said the U.S. is prepared for any North Korean provocation.

“This administration – and our military – is fully prepared for any contingencies,” Obama said Friday during an interview with CBS News’ “The Early Show” to be broadcast Monday.

“I don’t want to speculate on hypotheticals,” Obama said. “But I want … to give assurances to the American people that the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted in terms of what might happen.”

That should worry and scare the North Koreans, eh? Kumbaya policy at its finest. To paraphrase the Duke of Wellington[2], “I’m not sure what effect these policies will have on the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.”

Related, North Korea is accusing the U.S. of plotting nuclear war[3] against them (via Blue Star Chronicles[4])

Via Dry Bones Blog[5]

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