Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Why are we so surprised?

The media acts as if they didn't see this coming:

North Korea says will conduct nuclear test

"By Jonathan Thatcher Tue Oct 3, 9:10 AM ET

SEOUL (Reuters) - An increasingly isolated North Koreasaid on Tuesday it would conduct its first-ever nuclear test, blaming a U.S. "threat of nuclear war and sanctions" for forcing its hand.

The statement by North Korea's foreign ministry, carried on the official KCNA news agency, was condemned by neighboring Japan as "unacceptable" and caused South Korea to increase its security alert.

Britain said it would view any nuclear test as a highly provocative act."


highboy said...

Their all getting ballsy because they think we're bogged down in Iraq. N. Korea doesn't realize it would take us less than 24 hours to invade, conquer, and get back home.

merge said...

Hmmmm...interesting. It almost sounds like it wouldn't take much for Japan to flip from passive to active. North Korea sounds like it's a little bit nervous about them.

Fix4RSO said...

Heh, I laughed when I heard this while listening to Rush this morning. :)

Those crazy North Koreans! I'm knee-slapping my way to the bar as we speak!

Silly rabbits.

Highboy, too true! Too many "assets" are near North Korea right now. Kim Jong best watch himself ...

Hey Merge, speaking of Japan, does Korea actually REMEMBER the history the Japanese have when it comes to fighting, invasions, and prisoners? Yikes! If Japan goes active, maybe Kim-mee Boy better read up on Nanjing ... ???

Great post, Mr. Tastic!!