The media is pretending that it isn't happening, whistling in the dark, so to speak, but how can anyone avoid noticing that since Obama's failed policies have been introduced, the evil forces of the world have been unleashed?
The North Koreans have increased the war rhetoric: North Korea Threatens to "wipe U.S. off the Globe". In a stunning capitulation to the left and the enemies at the State department, it was Bush who removed North Korea from the State sponsors of terror list. What more has to happen to show how terrible a policy appeasement is?
I know that the Pentagon snickered at the North Koreans' latest threats, but I do not find them a bit funny. It bodes ill, most ill for the US's preventative effect on the malevolent advancement of the axis of evil.
North Korea upped its rhetoric on Thursday, vowing to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warning of a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" in the event of a US attack.
The jingoist statements come as the regime marked the 1950 outbreak of the Korean War.
Meanwhile, the US Navy followed a North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons in violation of a UN resolution punishing Pyongyang's May 25 nuclear test, and as anticipation mounted that the North might test-fire short- or mid-range missiles in the coming days.
President Barack Obama extended US economic sanctions against North Korea for another year Wednesday, saying the North's possession of "weapons-usable fissile material" and its proliferation risk "continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States, according to the White House Web site.
According to the 2008 document outlining the restrictions, "all property and interests in property of North Korea or a North Korean national ... were blocked." The US measures are on top of UN sanctions that bar member states from buying weapons from or selling them to North Korea. They also ban the sale of luxury goods to the isolated country and prohibit the provision of weapons-related technical training and financial transactions.The North "will never give up its nuclear deterrent ... and will further strengthen it" as long as Washington remains hostile, Pyongyang's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
In a separate commentary, the paper blasted a recent US pledge to defend South Korea with its nuclear weapons, saying that amounted to "asking for the calamitous situation of having a fire shower of nuclear retaliation all over South Korea."
Historical evidence shows it was North Korea that started the Korean War by invading the South, but Pyongyang claims the U.S. was to blame. The totalitarian government apparently hopes to infuse North Koreans with fear of a fresh American attack to better control the hunger-stricken population.
The US fought alongside the South, leading UN forces, during the war. The conflict ended in 1953 with a truce, not a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided and in a state of war. The US has 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect against renewed hostilities.
The US has repeatedly said it has no intention of attacking the North.
The new UN resolution seeks to clamp down on North Korea's trading of banned arms and weapons-related material by requiring UN member states to request inspections of ships carrying suspicious cargo.
North Korea has said it would consider any interception of its ships a declaration of war.