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google.com — The United Nations swiftly condemned North Korea for its test of a powerful nuclear bomb, and South Korea announced Tuesday it would join a U.S.-led initiative to intercept ships suspected of spreading weapons of mass destruction.
Russian officials said the nuclear bomb that the North detonated underground Monday was comparable to those that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, raising fears that the communist country could spread such technology abroad.
The U.N. Security Council said the test was a "clear violation" of a 2006 resolution banning North Korea from conducting nuclear development, and that it would start work immediately on a new resolution that could result in even stronger measures.
South Korea, which previously stayed out of the U.S.-led Proliferation Security Initiative in order to pursue reconciliation efforts with North Korea, set aside its reservations and announced it would join the pact immediately. The program involves stopping and searching ships suspected of carrying nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, materials to make them, or missiles to deliver them.
North Korea previously has warned the South that its joining the program would be considered an act of war.

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What should the US do about North Korea?
Launch intense bi-lateral diplomacy to resolve issues
17%
Increase the pressure through Six-party talks
20%
Cut off all diplomacy and issue ultimatum
18%
Immediate military action to take out key targets
45%
Other (Enter Comments)
0%
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Posted 1984 days ago
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"What should US do about N.Korea?". Blow up their military bases tomorrow. I had compassion for their people but not anymore. They know what kind of person their 'dear leader' is. They see it in their childrens hungry eyes and crying pain. They are as bad as him, letting their children suffer.
Posted 1984 days ago
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This is spiraling out of hand. Obviously the Democrats don't know how to handle it. It looks like the entire world is going to become Nuclear capable under Obama. His policies are weak and infective.
Posted 1984 days ago
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Another example of weakness. Pres. Obama wake up, before it's all over.
Posted 1984 days ago
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Not Obama's fault..the man hasn't been President 6 months yet. The KOreans have been building for years. What did Bushie do about it? C'mon guys
rakey1764
Posted 1984 days ago
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Wow I am shocked at your comment Dsuckman! I say bomb them!
Posted 1984 days ago
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Answer the question rakey1764? What did Bush/Cheney do about N. Korea for the last 8 years? They engaged them through the 6-party talks. NOW, the conservatives are blaming Obama for not bombing them?
rakey1764
Posted 1984 days ago
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Yes Bush should have taken care of it when he was in, but he didn't. They (N. Korea)also weren't this "in your face and belligerent looking for attention". BO claims to be such a great leader, this is now his problem and he needs to deal with it correctly, and stop blaming Bush. He is not the president any longer. BO is!!!!!!!!!
Posted 1984 days ago
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I was responding to RogerDunn who already judged BO as weak and ineffective, after 8 years of Bushie not doing anything.

So, I agree with your comment (for a change). Yes, Obama is now the President, and therefore, this is HIS problem now. I agree that we can't blame Bush for what happens now. Question is: What's the best way to deal with it? I think we offer a carrot/stick combination: Carrot: engage in immediate bilateral talks (US concession) based on timetable for N. Korea to comply with certain demands. If those are not met, we bomb their reactors and facilities (stick). Thoughts?
rakey1764
Posted 1984 days ago
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I couldn't agree more. The only thing I would add is a very short time limit to comply. If they don't then "the party starts immediately"!!
rakey1764
Posted 1984 days ago
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I would also like to add that I agree with RogerDunn. BO is weak and his warm fuzzy mentality will get us nowhere!
Posted 1984 days ago
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You are both crazy. Seoul, the capital of our ally (South Korea) and home to millions of people is within North Korea's easy reach with conventional weapons. Seoul will be devastated if we attack N. Korea. Military confrontation won't solve this one; this is reckless.
Posted 1984 days ago
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hey, why don't you post any polls of your own?
Posted 1984 days ago
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falazmah, while I don't disagree with you in principal, the security of the whole region is at stake now, and if we don't act, Kim will bully Japan (2nd largest economy in the world) and by extension US.
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