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North Korea Blackmailing the US

John on October 10, 2006 at 12:11 am

One day after testing a nuclear device, an unnamed North Korean official is issuing a threat:

“We hope the situation will be resolved before an unfortunate incident of us firing a nuclear missile comes,” the unnamed official said on Monday, according to a Yonhap report from Beijing. “That depends on how the US will act.”

The North Koreans are looking for another bail out of their pathetic third world economy. Under Clinton’s watch they bought such a bailout with lies, promising to abandon their nuclear ambitions. Now that they have the bomb threats replace promises. The article hints at what it is they’re looking for this time around:

“We have lost enough. Sanctions can never be a solution,” the official said. “We still have a willingness to give up nuclear weapons and return to six-party talks as well. It’s possible whenever the US takes corresponding measures.”

The official didn’t elaborate on what the corresponding measures would be. But one of them is believed to be a long-standing North Korean demand that Washington lift financial restrictions on the communist regime for its alleged counterfeiting and money laundering.

In other words, turn a blind eye to our counterfeiting of US $100 bills by the bushel or we might “accidentally” launch a nuclear missile. That’s blackmail, pure and simple. Hard to say what will happen next, but I think these guys are messing with the wrong President.

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