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Obama: N. Korea's nuclear program threat to world security
Published: 12.02.13, 15:30
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1. Lesson to Iran
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (02.12.13)
Iraq did not have nukes. Saddam hanged, his children and grandchildren shot dead by US special forces. Libya did not have nukes: Gaddafi and his children raped and killed, except for one son whose hand was amputated. North Korea has nukes. I wonder what Iran will learn from these facts?
2. obummah. . .do you have courage to blow NK up?
Moshe ,   Usa   (02.12.13)
3. Wonder what Russia, China and India thinking now
Tim ,   Brighton   (02.12.13)
Nuclear weapons in the hands of an unstable aggressive neighbour State? Did they honestly believe that 'quiet diplomacy' and 'laissez faire' and 'political gamesmanship' would make the problem go away? The North Korean Elite are ALREADY using goading language against the Chinese and Russians..whos to say they are any safer? These people are totally unpredictable And the same could be repeated with Iran The sooner the world unites responsibly to create fullproof sanctions against Iran and N Korea and the world speaks with one voice rather than use the issue for political point scoring we might just be able to safeguard the planet for our childrens future
4. I wonder where North Korea
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (02.12.13)
got the funding to undertake this nuclear weapons test? It will be interesting to see if any Iranians were present at the test. Because if they were, one can safely asssume that although Iran hasn't yet tested a nuke in Iran, they will certainly have the technical knowhow if not a nuclear weapon themselves to the same design tested last night. Iran last night achieved parity with Israel, on Netanyahu's watch
5. iran and useless dangerous talksaustin
austin ,   canada   (02.12.13)
What good are al these condemnations. Iran ad Nth Korea have found the perfect answer. Iran and Nth Korea have found the perfect means of getting a pradtical solution for all thr condemnations against iran and North Korea. iThey don't change it's mind about anything. it seems that Irans the answer is that iran and useess talksthey ignore it all carry on as usual..
6. Obama treats North Korea LIKE Iran !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (02.12.13)
He would be JUST FINE, if the mad mullahs would go nuclear...
7. condeming it will work
bunga ,   usa   (02.12.13)
If only the UN can get together after weeks and find a way to condemn nk. That will certainly do the trick. It's what's needed to stop nk in their increase of nukes. Once the nk's find out they've been condemned in doing this, they'll dismantle anything they have with regards to nukes! Idiots! And not nk.
8. Test case for Obama
John ,   Israel   (02.12.13)
North Korea is a real threat to the USA. Iran to Israel. Obama's answer to N. Korea testing atom weapens is a test case for his promises to protect Israel from Iran's atomic bomb.
9. nuclear weapons bluff
ky   (02.12.13)
Its time for Israel to come clean and admit that it does not possess any nuclear weapons and the whole thing was a bluff. The reality is that only those who test them have them. When was the last time Israel had a nuclear test.? Nobody can use nuclear weapons without destroying the world so it would be a springboard to abolish nuclear weapons in the middle east and completely isolate NK from its closest ally China.
10. Mr. Obama, the appeaser, should take a note of how much...
Jehudah Ben-Israel   (02.12.13)
... respect - or lack there of - countries such as North Korea and Iran have for the UN, the US, Canada and the rest of the liberal democratic world; and, act accordingly..!!
11. Won't someone PLEASE protect us!
ZionistBill ,   Israel   (02.12.13)
Wow, the above posters sound like a bunch of whiners begging and pleading for Obama to protect them. I once thought we were a strong, intelligent people. Now I realise how truly weak we are. A correct response would be condemning North Korea. A correct response would be condemning China for enabling North Korea. But what do the Israelis here do? They make this all about Obama (who has done more to punish Iran than any other leader on the planet!) Sometimes I despair when I think about our future. There is simply no way we're going to make it very long with the kind of people we have.
12. Appears Netanyahu's eye has been taken off the ball
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (02.12.13)
by the behaviour of our securtiy services......again
13. Obama: N. Korea's nuclear program threat to world security
George Weiss ,   Teaneck, USA   (02.12.13)
Obama is just playing a delaying game by leaving it to the UN which can accomplish nothing to stop N.K. The same thing happened with India and Pakistan. They now have nuclear weapons and have suffered no consequences. N.K. has obviously learned this lesson. Israel--Are you paying attention? Obama is not to be trusted.
14. Only china can do something
geroge   (02.12.13)
china and russia wanted an armed buffer between them and the west. Now they have a multinuclear armed rogue state that they cannot control. Only china has the muscle and culture to impress north korea. The US has nothing, zero much as it doesnot have against iran. Russian, back to guns and oil, with no rule of law in that rotten corrupt country, will see many western businesses leave and russia turn inwards into a paranoid military state like before. And their sellling weapons to the rogues will have their own chechyns with nukes soon enough and russia will be blackmailed and taken over by its moslems iin the next number of years. Putin will not leave office unless he is dragged off as he a litany of litvinenkos behind him.
15. Why doesn't Israel do something about this????
M Mir ,   Houston TX   (02.12.13)
Just fly a squadron over there and bomb their nuclear facilities. Send in teams on the ground and take everything out. After all Israel is a superpower isn't it??
16. This was a combined Iranian North Korean nuclear test
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.12.13)
the fact that the north korean test used a miniaturised device points toward iranian colloboration. there is absolutely no time left before destroying the shia terror entity and its psychopathic regime.
17. 14
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.12.13)
actually, russia and china will have at least two rogue terror states on their doorsteps, iran and north korea. they also better pray that pakistan does not experience some manufactured nuclear spring.
18. I bet Ban Ki Moon ...
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.12.13)
... is really grateful for Israel's Irone Dome now .... it just may save South Korea. North Korea cannot send ICBMs to the South -- they'd overfly. Short range missiles are all they can use; precisely the type of missiles that Iron Dome is designed to protect against. Be nice to hear a word of thanks.
19. #8 John
DavidR ,   USA   (02.12.13)
John, Who needs NK as a test case? Iran is its own test case and Obama has already failed the test. Of course, he had no intention of passing it. He didn't even pay attention. He offered up Israel in the fire to Molech.
20. Those who rule in North Korea should keep in mind
Stephen in New York   (02.12.13)
North Korea was the source of the nuclear reactor the IDF destroyed in September 2007. North Korea assists Iran with missile development. Those who rule in North Korea should keep in mind that nuclear weapons can fly in both directions. Nobody in Pyongyang -or anywhere else in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea- is immune.
21. a warning on iran
N Korea is an object lesson for the US EU and israel on Iran as to what happens when the UN security council doesn't take decisive action on weapons testing and development. More N Korea has a small warhead and the missiles deliver it. The difference is that Iran has repeatedly stated its desire to destroy Israel. Hawaii as far as a know hasn't similarly been threatened
22. #20 Stephen
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (02.12.13)
The government of North Korea are presiding over a country where cannabilism is rife. Do you really think a government who lets it's civilians eat each other is going to be bothered by your empty threats? The only country that matter is China Meanwhile in Israeli prisons prisoners who have no recourse to law and whose country has not been informed of their detention are killing themselves. Reminiscent of North Korea in so many levels
23. "Sarah" 22
Stephen in New York   (02.12.13)
I'd respond, but I don't believe you're who you say you are.
24. 22 Sarah, London
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.12.13)
you are right, strangely, that north korea cannot be intimidated for the reasons that you state. however, spare us the nonsense about the alleged suicide of one prisoner in israel is in any way comparable to the totalitarian regime of north korea. prisoners, as well as others, commit suicide regularly. maybe the man developed remorse for his acts of treason.
25. Shame, because I
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (02.12.13)
responded to your post on the basis that your name is Stephen although I have no prove that it is
26. 25-choice of words 22 confounds me
Stephen in New York   (02.12.13)
"Reminiscent of North Korea in so many levels" doesn't sound like Sarah
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