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North Korea Detonates New Nuke

As promised, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – a.k.a. North Korea – detonated a nuclear device this week as a “first response” to alleged American hostility, and promised “second and third measures of greater intensity” if the United States did not soften its stance toward the communist dictatorship. Anybody…

As promised, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – a.k.a. North Korea – detonated a nuclear device this week as a “first response” to alleged American hostility, and promised “second and third measures of greater intensity” if the United States did not soften its stance toward the communist dictatorship.

Anybody else a little worried about where this is heading?

North Korea’s detonation of a “miniaturized” device – coming on the heels of successful atomic tests in 2006 and 2009 – is likely to be accompanied by additional flexing of its nuclear muscle. In fact it is widely believe new missile tests are imminent, and observers of North Korea’s nuclear program believe the belligerent Asian nation is closing in on production of a weapon it could launch on the United States.

Why is that a scary scenario? Because the country’s leaders – led by 29-year-old hothead dictator Kim Jong-un – are clearly fantasizing about precisely such a strike.

U.S. President Barack Obama – poised to give his fifth “State of the Union” address – condemned the North Korean test and urged “further swift and credible action by the international community.” Of course the “international community” has done precisely jack squat to reign in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions up to this point.

And frankly, why should they?

North Korea has every right to pursue its nuclear destiny and leverage that power toward whatever end it seeks – whether it be intimidating a dying superpower (a.k.a. “us”) or forcibly reuniting with South Korea. Assuming there is credible evidence of an impending strike against America, then the United States’ military should preemptively strike with overpowering force.

Assuming South Korea is their objective, then with all due respect that’s South Korea’s problem …

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26 comments

Smirks February 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Can’t buy food for the starving populace, there’s more important things to do, like detonating nukes you have no feasible way to use in a non-suicidal way!

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Smirks February 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Can’t buy food for the starving populace, there’s more important things to do, like detonating nukes you have no feasible way to use in a non-suicidal way!

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Frank Pytel February 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I concure with most of the article, thought there are a bit to many inflamatory adjectives for my reading pleasure.
If they want to attack SK, I agree that’s their problem. If NK wants nukes, that’s their business. If, which will never fracking happen, they attack the US directly (not some little island with 20 people on it that we claim is sort of a thing but not quite a province or whatever) then we turn the whole fracking country into a glass parking lot and move on.
Frankly, I think the same reasoning should be applied to Admindinnijadi jihadi frack face as well. Let them bark. Barking isn’t biting. We might take a lick if they ever tried to attack the US directly. But hey, That’s why God invented silica. For making glass.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.
Frank Pytel

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2big2fall February 14, 2013 at 8:15 am

Yup, just start flinging around nuclear weapons with the abandon of a drunken Santa flinging candy from a cheesy, small-town Christmas float. Ya ever hear of fallout? Sure… you get your much ballyhooed “glass parking lots” but you also get millions of long term cancer deaths around the globe and huge sections of land which can’t grow crops for 10,000 plus years.

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Frank Pytel February 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I concure with most of the article, thought there are a bit to many inflamatory adjectives for my reading pleasure.
If they want to attack SK, I agree that’s their problem. If NK wants nukes, that’s their business. If, which will never fracking happen, they attack the US directly (not some little island with 20 people on it that we claim is sort of a thing but not quite a province or whatever) then we turn the whole fracking country into a glass parking lot and move on.
Frankly, I think the same reasoning should be applied to Admindinnijadi jihadi frack face as well. Let them bark. Barking isn’t biting. We might take a lick if they ever tried to attack the US directly. But hey, That’s why God invented silica. For making glass.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.
Frank Pytel

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2big2fall February 14, 2013 at 7:15 am

Yup, just start flinging around nuclear weapons with the abandon of a drunken Santa flinging candy from a cheesy, small-town Christmas float. Ya ever hear of fallout? Sure… you get your much ballyhooed “glass parking lots” but you also get millions of long term cancer deaths around the globe and huge sections of land which can’t grow crops for 10,000 plus years.

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Halfvast Conspirator February 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Outsourced by Iran

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Charlemagne, King of France February 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Iran is actually leading in diplomacy in this, calling for immediate nuclear disarmament, check reddit.com/r/worldnews

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Halfvast Conspirator February 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Outsourced by Iran

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Charlemagne, King of France February 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Iran is actually leading in diplomacy in this, calling for immediate nuclear disarmament, check reddit.com/r/worldnews

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Nölff February 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm

They’re begging for a fight. We may go further into debt just to show these fools who’s more badass.

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Smarty Pants February 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Go into debt?!?

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Nölff February 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

They’re begging for a fight. We may go further into debt just to show these fools who’s more badass.

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Smarty Pants February 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Go into debt?!?

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GreenvilleLwyr February 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Let’s quit fucking around and show them what real weapons can do…

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GreenvilleLwyr February 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Let’s quit fucking around and show them what real weapons can do…

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jimlewisowb February 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

As Commander In Chief Barack Hussein Obama II topped the hill overlooking the Yalu River Valley he turned to his trusty Kissmyassallthetime Lieutenants and uttered these infamous words,

Goddamn, that’s a lot of Fucking Koreans

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jimlewisowb February 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

As Commander In Chief Barack Hussein Obama II topped the hill overlooking the Yalu River Valley he turned to his trusty Kissmyassallthetime Lieutenants and uttered these infamous words,

Goddamn, that’s a lot of Fucking Koreans

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Reptilian World Order February 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

If Punk Kim attacks the ROK, it’s not just their problem, it’s ours too. We have thousands of military personnel in the ROK. Do you honestly believe they won’t become targets as well? We also have other military obligations vis-a-vis Korea’s government. Are we going to just abrogate them? (I wouldn’t doubt it. Look at all the other treaties and agreements we’ve wriggled out of over the years.) If we do nothing, Japan will likely begin developing nukes. Think of it: Japan with nukes…1937…1941…
Something other than lip service needs to be done, and done soon. A preemptive strike is something that now needs to be considered seriously. The problem is, if it’s made with conventional weapons, I doubt the message will be clear enough. We may have to use tactical nukes.

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Reptilian World Order February 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

If Punk Kim attacks the ROK, it’s not just their problem, it’s ours too. We have thousands of military personnel in the ROK. Do you honestly believe they won’t become targets as well? We also have other military obligations vis-a-vis Korea’s government. Are we going to just abrogate them? (I wouldn’t doubt it. Look at all the other treaties and agreements we’ve wriggled out of over the years.) If we do nothing, Japan will likely begin developing nukes. Think of it: Japan with nukes…1937…1941…
Something other than lip service needs to be done, and done soon. A preemptive strike is something that now needs to be considered seriously. The problem is, if it’s made with conventional weapons, I doubt the message will be clear enough. We may have to use tactical nukes.

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I'llBeYourHuckleberry February 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I would think this is China’s way of poking us with a stick, ya know, without actually having to pick up the stick. At least Susan Rice gave a clear message to NK about this…which was “wait, what?”.

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I'llBeYourHuckleberry February 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm

I would think this is China’s way of poking us with a stick, ya know, without actually having to pick up the stick. At least Susan Rice gave a clear message to NK about this…which was “wait, what?”.

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? February 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

It’s amazing to think that some cultures still think “goose stepping” makes them look badass.

I say hand them some clown shoes.

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? February 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

It’s amazing to think that some cultures still think “goose stepping” makes them look badass.

I say hand them some clown shoes.

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This just in . . . February 14, 2013 at 11:24 pm

A Letter from Kim Jong-un

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has issued the following letter to the citizens of the world:

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Dear World People:

For decades, North Korea was threatened by hostile foes with nuclear weapons. With our safety constantly at risk from violent intruders, we asked: How can we possibly defend ourselves? In the immortal words of my dad, the glorious Kim Jong-il: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”

I sleep safely at night knowing that a loaded nuclear silo is as close as the launch button on my nightstand. And now I understand what Dad, in his genius, instinctively knew: that the world will not be truly safe until every nation has nuclear weapons.

Perhaps because these weapons are so necessary to our defense, the U.S. government, with its lapdogs at the United Nations, is plotting to take them away from us. But as Dad used to say, “When they come for our nukes. . .”

That is why today I am founding the Nuclear Retaliation Association to defend the sovereign right of every nation on the planet to engulf that planet in a hellish inferno. If you join today, we will waive the initiation fee and send you this bumper sticker: “Nuclear weapons don’t kill people. People kill people who don’t have nuclear weapons.”

Peace out,

Kim Jong-un

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This just in . . . February 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

A Letter from Kim Jong-un

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has issued the following letter to the citizens of the world:

++++++++++

Dear World People:

For decades, North Korea was threatened by hostile foes with nuclear weapons. With our safety constantly at risk from violent intruders, we asked: How can we possibly defend ourselves? In the immortal words of my dad, the glorious Kim Jong-il: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”

I sleep safely at night knowing that a loaded nuclear silo is as close as the launch button on my nightstand. And now I understand what Dad, in his genius, instinctively knew: that the world will not be truly safe until every nation has nuclear weapons.

Perhaps because these weapons are so necessary to our defense, the U.S. government, with its lapdogs at the United Nations, is plotting to take them away from us. But as Dad used to say, “When they come for our nukes. . .”

That is why today I am founding the Nuclear Retaliation Association to defend the sovereign right of every nation on the planet to engulf that planet in a hellish inferno. If you join today, we will waive the initiation fee and send you this bumper sticker: “Nuclear weapons don’t kill people. People kill people who don’t have nuclear weapons.”

Peace out,

Kim Jong-un

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