Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Norks Celebrate 100 Days of Change by Threatening to Enrich Uranium

Kim Jong "Mentally" Il might by a psychopathic nutcase, but he can read Obama like Mao's Little Red Book. Last month when Barack Obama absurdly called for the end of nukes, the little freakazoid lobbed a long-range rocket. Today, on Obama's 100th day of fecklessness laughably called Smart Power, Dear Leader threatened to start up his uranium enrichment program again.

Ah, thank goodness the world loves us again.
North Korea said Wednesday that it would start an uranium enrichment program, declaring for the first time that it intended to pursue a second project unless the United Nations lifted sanctions.

Calling the Security Council “a tool for the U.S. highhanded and arbitrary practices,” North Korea also threatened to conduct nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

It would take North Korea months to prepare a nuclear or ballistic missile test, and some Western intelligence agencies suspect that North Korea has already been pursuing a covert uranium-based nuclear program in parallel to its known plutonium-based program. New nuclear tests would use up some of North Korea’s fissile material, but give it more information to improve its technology, as would new missile tests.

By making public threats, the North used a familiar tactic to raise the stakes in the standoff between itself and Washington. Analysts say the country needs outside aid to feed its own people and outside enemies to justify its harsh rule. Since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, when North Korea lost most of its trade partners and aid providers, the impoverished country has used threats as a survival tactic. (When the United States and South Korea provide the North with aid, the government internally tells its people that the “enemies come groveling with tributes.”).
I wonder if any of the slobbering media Obama deigns to call on tonight will mention this?

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