Kim Jong Il is playing a sucker’s game


By Sinclere Lee

WASHINGTON (BNW) -
Stupid Bush was right to threatened “serious repercussions” for North Korea if their nuclear test was the real deal. What appeared a nuclear test last weekend gave these white people a shock! Plus, with the threat of nuclear weapons in the hands of Kim Jong Il, America saw a double shock. Bush said the United States remained committed to diplomacy and had no intention of attacking them.

Let me give you some advice Bush before you give that Kim Jong Il some money — that test with Kim Jong Il is a ‘sucker’s play’ for a sucker like you — he’s just trying to get paid. It ain’t real. He ain't even got a nuclear weapon; why he can't even feed his own people.

The whole thing is a fake for him to get money from you suckers because his government won't work. They messed that missile launch up last month and now this fake test. He couldn't get the shit off the ground last month. Give me a break? He ain't got nothing, trust me.

"This claim itself constitutes a threat to international peace and stability," Bush said at a news conference.

"In response to North Korea's actions we're working with our partners in the region and the United Nations Security Council to ensure there are serious repercussions for the regime in Pyongyang,” Bush said.

Tokyo halted food aid and imposed limited financial sanctions against North Korea after it test-fired seven missiles into waters between Japan and the Korean peninsula in July, including one said to be capable of reaching the United States.

Japan has reason to react sternly. It lies well within the range of North Korean missiles, though Pyongyang isn't believed capable yet of mounting one with a nuclear weapon. Tokyo has also been exasperated by Pyongyang's kidnappings of Japanese nationals in the 1970's and 80's, which the North only admitted to several years ago. But y’all Japs can’t be trusted with having nuclear weapon, too — because of how y’all acted in World War Two!

Some within the region have raised concerns that the North's brinkmanship could give Japan a pretext to go nuclear next, triggering countermoves by suspicious Asian neighbors. Abe, however, has insisted Tokyo will stick to its postwar no-nuclear weapons policy.

The North on Wednesday lashed out at the prospect of further economic sanctions.

"The enemy schemes to destroy us through economic lockout ... but that is merely a foolish illusion," said an editorial published by the state-run Rodong Sinmun, according to Radio Press.

Earlier, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hisayasu Shiozaki demanded that Pyongyang return immediately and unconditionally to the six-party nuclear talks, and honor promises to freeze its missile program and strengthen regional peace under a 2002 bilateral pact.

The North has boycotted the six-way talks on its nuclear program, which also involve the United States, China, South Korea and Russia, due to anger over separate financial sanctions imposed by Washington.

"It's vital that North Korea return to negotiations," Shiozaki said. "I urge North Korea to ... put our agreements in place one by one."

Bush is seeking a tough response from the U.N. Security Council in response to North Korea's announcement this week that it conducted a nuclear test. Which Bush said the United States was working to confirm.

The United States has no nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula and has "no intention of attacking North Korea," Bush said. But North Korea's actions have raised tensions in the region, he said.

Bush thanked China, South Korea, Japan and Russia for their "strong statements of condemnation" of North Korea's reported nuclear test.
Japan on Wednesday announced a total ban on North Korean imports and said ships from the impoverished nation were prohibited from entering Japanese ports as punishment for its apparent nuclear test.

North Korean nationals are also prohibited from entering Japan, with limited exceptions, the Cabinet Office said in a statement released after an emergency security meeting late Wednesday.

"Japan is in gravest danger, if we consider that North Korea has advanced both its missile and nuclear capabilities," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said following the meeting.

"We cannot tolerate North Korea's actions if we are to protect Japanese lives and property," he said. "These measures were taken to protect the peace."

Abe added the government will swiftly implement the measures, which were to be formally approved by the Cabinet on Friday.

A total ban on imports and ships would be a big blow for North Korea, whose produce like clams and mushroom earns precious foreign currency on the Japanese market. Ferries also serve as a major conduit of communication between the two countries, which have no diplomatic relations.

"The United States remains committed to diplomacy," Bush said. "The United States also reserves all options to defend our friends and our interests in the region against the threats from North Korea."

Bush said a U.N. Security Council resolution should specify measures to prevent North Korea from exporting nuclear or missile technologies and prevent financial transactions that would help North Korea develop nuclear missile capabilities.

North Korea's claims of a nuclear test establish Pyongyang as a "threat to international peace," President Bush. He said as he pledged to defend U.S. allies and interests in the region. That shit didn’t work!

"North Korea has once again chosen to reject the prospect for a better future ... instead it has opted to raise tensions in the region," Bush said at a White House news conference.

"The United States reserves all options to defend our friends," he said while reiterating that Washington plans no military response in the current crisis.

"We won't attack North Korea," Bush declared.

Bush said however that Washington will cooperate with allies on ballistic missile defense and controls on the export of nuclear technologies.
Bush urged North Korea to return to six-party talks -- including China, Russia, South Korea and Japan -- aimed at defusing nuclear tensions. The Bush administration has made clear it will not negotiate one-on-one as Pyongyang wishes.

"To solve this diplomatically requires more than just America's voice," Bush said.

As Bush spoke, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said President Hu Jintao is dispatching a special envoy to the United States and Russia to discuss the North Korea crisis, The Associated Press reported.

Bush pledged to continue pressure in the United Nations Security Council for "serious repercussions" for North Korea.
North Korea said Wednesday it will consider any increased pressure from the United States as "a declaration of a war," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said, according to South Korea's official news agency. (Watch Condoleezza Rice lay out U.S. position on North Korean threats -- 1:28)

The United States is leading the charge for limited U.N. sanctions against the reclusive communist country after it said it carried out a nuclear test Monday. The U.N. Security Council is considering the draft resolution.

North Korea's second in command, Kim Yong Nam, told Japan's Kyodo News Agency that sanctions would prevent Pyongyang from rejoining multilateral negotiations on its nuclear weapons program, which stalled last year.

"We cannot attend the six-party talks while financial sanctions and various sanctions are imposed on us," said Kim, according to a translation from The AP.

Kim earlier had threatened more nuclear tests if the United States continued its "hostile attitude" against Pyongyang, a news report said Wednesday.

South Korea's defense minister, Yoon Kwang-ung, later announced that Seoul will enlarge its conventional arsenal to deal with its potentially nuclear-armed neighbor.

South Korea's military joint chiefs of staff have told the defense minister that troops should check their readiness for nuclear war, according to that country's Yonhap news service, the AP reported.
Japan announces sanctions

Japan on Wednesday banned North Korean imports and said the North's ships were prohibited from entering Japanese ports, the AP reported.

North Korean nationals also are prohibited from entering Japan, with limited exceptions, the report said.

"Japan is in gravest danger, if we consider that North Korea has advanced both its missile and nuclear capabilities," the AP quoted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as saying.

"We cannot tolerate North Korea's actions if we are to protect Japanese lives and property. These measures were taken to protect the peace." A U.S. official said it is possible North Korea may attempt a second test but cautioned there's no evidence of any preparations at another site.

The concern over a second such test was demonstrated early Wednesday, when Japan nervously reported a tremor they initially believed to be an explosion but later was found to be an earthquake.

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