I feel like Phil Rizzuto calling the play by play on the road to Armageddon.
Can anyone tell me why South Korea, Japan, or any other free nation (Obama is increasingly sympathetic to brutal tyrants like Kim Jong Il - he will never take action) is not shooting this missile out of the sky and finally taking defensive action against the axis and the forces of great evil? North Korea has seen enough of BHO's gutlessness to know that they have nothing to fear.
We must stop our empty threats. It's one thing to do nothing. That's bad enough, but threatening an action and never taking any is worse than weak, it is craven. And it speaks volumes to a brutal dictator who tyrannizes over a gulag of 30 million prisoners.
North Korea appears to have launched a rocket, reports from Japan and South Korea say.
It came a day after Pyongyang said that its preparations for the launch of a communications satellite were complete.
North Korea, purveyor of nuclear weapons and host to a mullah delegation from Iran, is showcasing its the delivery phase of a complete nuclear weaponry system in launching this Taepodong-2 missile. The rocket has a range of 4,000 miles or more.
Liftoff was 10:30 pm Eastern time. It has splashed down in the Pacific.
Obama said this would be a"provocative" act. Now what, Obambi?
VAN SUSTEREN: Ambassador, are we certain that this is a test of a long-range missile? Is there any chance what the North Koreans say, that this is a harmless launch of a satellite, communications satellite is possible?
BOLTON: Well, it could be they're trying to launch a communications satellite, but the technology is exactly the same. John Kennedy was once asked, What's the difference between an American Atlas missile that puts John Glenn into orbit and the Atlas missiles targeted on the Soviet Union, and he said one word, "attitude." It's the same technology.
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Who are they sharing their technology with? Who are they getting it from and who are they giving it to? Because, you know, we've actually taken "On the Record" to North Korea, and there's not a lot of activity, commercial activity, going on there. And so they must be getting something from somebody.
"UN powers," our new masters. WE were our own masters. WE were the masters of our domain -- but now we serve the OIC.
UNITED NATIONS—The United States and other key nations privately discussed a possible resolution Friday dealing with North Korea's expected rocket launch that could tighten enforcement of existing sanctions on the communist nation, diplomats said Friday.
The U.N. was anticipating a weekend emergency session of the council if North Korea launches what it calls an experimental satellite but what many Western nations suspect is a long-range missile test.
Council diplomats said that a draft resolution had begun circulating that could essentially reaffirm and tighten enforcement of the demands and sanctions of the council's resolution 1718, passed in October 2006 five days after a North Korean nuclear test.
Concerns were widespread at the prospect of North Korea having both nuclear weapons and long-range missiles that could carry payloads as far as U.S. soil. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity, because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.
"This is essentially an act of defiance against the Security Council," said John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and ex-U.S. undersecretary of state in charge of the North Korean nuclear dossier.
Bolton, a longtime critic of what he sees as U.S. leniency with North Korea, said Friday he didn't expect anything more than a condemnation and no new economic sanctions again North Korea.
"A wrist slap by the Security Council won't mean anything and, in fact, I think the North Koreans will take that as a sign of weakness," he said. "It'll say they got away with the test."
The U.S., France, Britain and Japan privately discussed the possible resolution Friday. They argue that a launch would violate the two-year-old sanctions demanding that it suspend all actions related to its ballistic missile program.
New sanctions also appeared unlikely in the face of probable resistance from China, North Korea's closest ally, and Russia, the other two nations that have council veto power.
The U.S.-sponsored resolution 1718 demanded that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program, and ordered all countries to prevent North Korea from importing or exporting any material for weapons of mass destruction or ballistic missiles. It ordered nations to freeze assets of people or businesses connected to these programs, and banned the individuals from traveling.
They are not going to do anything about North Korea's egregious violation of UN sanctions. It's all one giant circle jerk......................