North Korea Conducts Third Controversial Nuke Test
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. North Korea said the atomic test was merely its "first response" to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified "second and third measures of greater intensity" if Washington maintains its hostility. It claimed the device was smaller than in previous tests; South Korea said it likely produced a bigger explosion.
The underground test, which set off powerful seismic waves, drew immediate condemnation from Washington, the U.N. and others. Even its only major ally, China, summoned the North's ambassador for a dressing-down.
President Barack Obama, who was scheduled to give a State of the Union address later Tuesday, said nuclear tests "do not make North Korea more secure." Instead, North Korea has "increasingly isolated and impoverished its people through its ill-advised pursuit of weapons of mass destruction," he said in a statement.
Let's be perfectly clear: North Korean leaders are insane thugs capable of all sorts of dangerous and provocative acts and actions: (1) tunnels under the DMZ, (2) assassination attempts at the Blue House in Seoul, (3) bombing in Rangoon, Burma, (4) sea encounters with free shipping, (5) firing into the South across the DMZ, and (6) peddling arms and counterfeit money around globe while up to no good.
They are bullies who always seek attention in the most violent ways. They are to be taken serious for their unpredictability, while keeping in mind that they are incapable of adjusting to or in rational dialogue with the free world. They are isolated and treat their people worse than a dog, yet blame others for their mountain of woes.
Their new young leader has a chance to make the country into a civilized nation to work and help reunite all of Korea . He would be truly a "great" and world leader outside of the old traditional North Korean hard nosed, hard liner mold we all know exists there, if the old military guard would stop pushing and controlling him from behind.
But, they must be taken seriously at the same time and this third nuke test proves that point. They are a danger.