Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"Pre-emptive strike is not a monopoly of U.S."

Thank you, George.

North Korea Touts First-Strike Capability

By JAE-SOON CHANG, Associated Press Writer Tue Mar 21, 2:42 PM ET

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea suggested Tuesday it had the ability to launch a pre-emptive attack on the United States, according to the North's official news agency. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the North had built atomic weapons to counter the U.S. nuclear threat

"As we declared, our strong revolutionary might put in place all measures to counter possible U.S. pre-emptive strike," the spokesman said, according to the Korean Central News Agency. "Pre-emptive strike is not the monopoly of the United States."
The United States urged North Korea to return to international nuclear negotiations instead of making inflammatory statements. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States has no plans to invade or attack North Korea.

Last week, the communist country warned that it had the right to launch a pre-emptive strike, saying it would strengthen its war footing before joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises scheduled for this weekend.

The North's spokesman said it would be a "wise" step for the United States to cooperate on nuclear issues with North Korea in the same way it does with India.
Earlier this month, President Bush signed an accord in India that would open some of its atomic reactors to international inspections in exchange for U.S. nuclear know-how and atomic fuel.

The accord was reached even though New Delhi has not signed the international Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. North Korea has withdrawn from the treaty and condemned the United States for giving India "preferential" treatment.

"If the U.S. is truly interested in finding a realistic way of resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, it would be wise for it to come out on the path of nuclear cooperation with us," the North Korean spokesman said.

The North's announcement that it has a nuclear arsenal risked escalating tensions in the prolonged standoff over its program and threatened the prospect of resuming six-nation talks on the dispute.

"We have built nuclear weapons for no other purpose than to counter U.S. nuclear threats," the Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

It is rare for North Korea to mention its nuclear capabilities in such an explicit manner. The communist state usually refers to its "nuclear deterrent force."
North Korea first declared last year that it has nuclear weapons, although the claim could not be confirmed independently. Experts believe the North has extracted enough plutonium from its main nuclear reactor for at least a half-dozen weapons.

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When are the flag waving idots in America going to wake up? North Korea DOES have WMD that Iraq did not. The Bush administration KNEW IRAQ DID NOT. Now, since the Yahoos in the White House have insisted on using the threat of violence against all who do not fall in line, we now have other countries with CREDIBLE nuclear weapons announcing to the world that we are just as vulnerable to being bullied.

Let's hear it for self rightous war mongers using "God" as their excuse to invade, justify wars and killing based on fabricated stories, steal what we want, threaten and bully the world into submission.

Hey...it's the American way.

If anyone wants to comment...you are invited to do so. If you want to loose the same neocon, self rightous bullshit that put these criminals in charge of this coountry or you want to start spouting the same religious toxins that have created this fascist police state...SAVE IT.

Religion is man made, only faith is of any "God". "God' is not responsible for war mongering and prejudices that this administration or the right fringe has led this country to.

"God" was not of any political party...especially those who "find" Jesus when it will score them political points but CONVENIANTLY "lose" him when he is inconveniant.

Ladies and Gentlemen...I give you the Bush administration.


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