Archive for the 'Korea' Category

Oops! Our bad…

If we’re going to say that a country is part of the Axis of Evil, suspend relations, and wax belligerent, then it stands to reason that we outta be really really sure we know what we’re talking about. Right? The Bush administration is backing away from its long-held assertions that North Korea has an active [...]

McCain and North Korea

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain posted as a guest on Ed Morrisey’s blog, Captain’s Quarters. In it, he says that he’s pleased about the initial reactions to NK’s nuclear “test” (in quotes since nobody’s sure what really blew up…), and that it’s time for the Security Council to walk the walk: I am encouraged by the [...]

North Korea finally gets our attention (updated)

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I can think of any number of things I’d rather have read this morning (CNN): SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea claimed it conducted a successful underground nuclear test Monday, according to the country’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). [snip] CNN’s Dan Rivers, speaking from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, [...]

North Korea’s very public humiliation

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Yesterday, while the US launched its space shuttle, oohed and aahed at fireworks (where it wasn’t raining…), and turned the country red, white, and blue, N. Korea launched the missile about which everyone was worried. Sort of. Actually, they’ve apparently launched as many as seven of their expensive toys, but The Big One — the [...]

N Korea needs to wait in line like everybody else

Jeesum. Just look at this mess (CNN): South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that North Korea had put its long-range Taepodong-2 missile on a launching pad, but it was unclear if the missile was fully fueled. Meanwhile, Pyongyang said it would not be bound by a 2002 treaty prohibiting launches of ballistic [...]