LA Times: Tensions rise on Korean peninsula

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A day after North Korea's nuclear test, tensions on the Korean Peninsula rose further as Seoul announced that it would join a U.S.-led initiative to curb nuclear trade and the North reportedly test-launched two more short-range missiles.

North Korea said Monday that it had conducted a nuclear test followed by several short-range missile launches, drawing criticism from world capitals as well as a warning that Pyongyang had violated a United Nations Security Council resolution.

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Posted May 26, 2009 at 7:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. David+ wrote:

I have long since gotten tired of all the words spoken against North Korean and Iranian behavior.  Words without action are proving to be empty and encouraging those two countries to do as they please.  The only thing that will be effective at this point is to bomb the nuclear and rocket launch facilities.  Even at the risk of all out war.  Haven’t we learned anything from Europe’s actions in the mid l930’s to keep the peace - only to allow Hitler to build up his military strength to the point he almost won WW II?

May 26, 9:39 am | [comment link]
2. jkc1945 wrote:

David+, I wish we would listen to you.  But we will not.  Our new president seems to believe that we can obtain “peace in our time” if we talk long enough and loudly enough about enough subjects.  The result will likely be war anyway, but perhaps not on our terms.

May 26, 8:26 pm | [comment link]
3. Harvey wrote:

#2 “..peace in our time..”  Didn’t someone say that just before WWII started when they sold Czheckoslovokia down the river.  I hope history doesn’t repeat itself and WWIII starts.  Is Obama using Chamberlain as a good example ????

May 27, 5:24 pm | [comment link]
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