October 17, 2006

No. Korea: ''A Declaration of War''

Captain Poofy is starting to sound like a great proponent of regime change, primarily his own:

Blaming the United States for instigating U.N. Security Council sanctions against it, North Korea on Tuesday called the resolution approved over the weekend a "declaration of war."

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency that the country wants "peace but is not afraid of war."

The North "vehemently denounces the resolution, a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward (the North) and totally refutes it," the statement said, according to a report from The Associated Press.

North Korea's statement followed U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calling the U.N. resolution a "clear message" that Pyongyang must "make a new set of calculations" about its nuclear endeavors.

"North Korea cannot endanger the world and then expect other nations to conduct business as usual in arms or missile parts," Rice told reporters on Monday. "It cannot destabilize the international system and then expect to exploit elaborate financial networks built for peaceful commerce."

As some have mentioned previously, the nuclear gambit is North Korea's last straw. They have nothing else with which to threaten the world. Their nuclear threats fall short with missiles that won't fly and nuclear weapons that won't detonate, and their massive conventional army is decades obsolete. All the have left is their arms business, and the U.N. blockade is taking that away.

At the current rate of escalation, I would not be all that surprised to find North Korea may very well be considering a disasterous invasion of South Korea if a pending second nuke test fails. They had so little to begin with, that they have almost nothing else to lose.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 17, 2006 06:19 AM | TrackBack

I think we're missing the real heart of the issue, as stated here, with regards to Uncle Kim's love of Hennessey:

"He is the largest customer over the last 10 years, averaging between $650,000 and $720,000 a year in purchases -- while the average [North] Korean earns only about $900 a year."

Sanctions would probably put a dent in his boozing, unless he's been stockpiling it just in case.

Posted by: paully at October 17, 2006 08:41 AM

You just gotta hope that he doesn't now suffer DTs, flop around, see attacking American troops in his delirium, and push some apocalyptic buttons.

But seriously, I think it's time to tell the ChiComs in NO uncertain terms that America will have to nuclear arm Japan and Taiwan to stave off the articulated clear and present danger. China has thus far been getting a pass when they could have ended ill Kim's madness LONG ago were it not for their favoring all things anti-American.


Posted by: Rocketman ~()~ at October 18, 2006 09:09 AM