Saturday, October 07, 2006

North Korea and nuclear tests

I don't post this kind of stuff, but I couldn't help it. I was reading on Google News this headline:
U.N. asks North Korea to cancel nuclear test
Source: Seattle Times The reaction: Oh no! Not now!
Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the tests could come as early as this weekend. U.S. spy satellites have detected sustained activity at a suspected underground test site in the north. Abe will travel to Beijing on Sunday and Seoul, South Korea, on Monday to press for support in corralling North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
So, BigBrother is watching...
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a device would be detonated about 6,500 feet inside a mine near the border with China in the north of the country. North Korea has timed its military exercises to coincide with significant dates: it launched missiles July 4, despite international warnings. Monday is North Korea Workers' Party Day. [...] The Security Council statement said that a test would not bring Pyongyang closer to its goals. Rather it would "bring universal condemnation by the international community," the statement said. "The Security Council urges the DPRK not to undertake such a test and to refrain from any action that might aggravate tension," the statement added, using the acronym for the country's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Chief U.S. delegate John Bolton said that the council takes the threat seriously, and the United States is prepared to push for international economic sanctions. "If they do test it, it will be a very different world the day after," he said before the meeting. "There would be another nuclear power. This would be proof positive of North Korea having a weapon." [...] Russian diplomats said they were "very concerned" about the possibility of a test.
Ok, US will take actions, and use UN also for their goal... So, after Afganistan, I was expecting a move on Iran, and leave DPRK alone, for some time... but it seems they are acting on 2 fronts: Middle East
LONDON — The United States and five other major powers agreed Friday to take the next step toward imposing sanctions on Iran for failing to comply with a U.N. resolution to prevent it from subverting its nuclear energy program to develop a nuclear weapon, according to U.S. and European officials. Source:
and DPRK (above quotes) ... One wrong step from any of these countries and war is closer than ever. What is the really scary thing is that nuclear weapons are at stake. In Afganistan the situation was different, war for oil, US gets a better position on world oil market, and a place at OPEC table. And God help us when someone will push the trigger.